Born today, you are at your best when you are free to pursue interests that are yours alone. You are not the kind to engage in an activity merely because you are supposed to, because it is expected of you or because it is what others have done before. Rather, you pursue your goals in your own way. Everything you do is important to you, whether or not it is to anyone else, and you never feel that you have to apologize for that or explain yourself in any way. You are dedicated, hardworking and something of a visionary. You imagine that which has never been and apply yourself to the task of making it real. More often than not, you succeed!
You do not spend a great deal of time worrying about personal or domestic issues; you trust that those will work themselves out if you are true to yourself and always follow your instincts and desires. There are times when the road before you is fraught with hazards, but you always try to take them in stride.
Also born on this date are: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York; Penny Marshall, actress and filmmaker; Linda Lavin, actress; Emeril Lagasse, celebrity chef; Lee Iacocca, automaker; Mario Puzo, author.
To see what is in store for you tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Take care that you do not forget the rules and do something that you -- or someone close to you -- may regret.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're nearing an important junction. What is coming together may not be what you expect, however -- though it is surely inevitable.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're likely to get the hang of something that others have long tried to do; the odds are much more in your favor at this time.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A little good luck goes a long way -- or is it really luck? You've been getting ready for a certain meeting for quite some time.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You must give yourself more time to accomplish a certain task. You are ready, but circumstances favor just a bit more patience.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll receive information that you can put to good use almost immediately -- and your own observations will complete the picture.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Your view of things may not be as balanced as usual. You will have to work harder to keep up with the one who has set the pace.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll be grateful for the past efforts of someone who has contributed much to your recent success. You're not likely to forget!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can take an important step, but you may not be able to take it alone. Keep a close eye on one who is following you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be tempted to give up one thing in order to get your hands on another, but it may be possible -- today only -- to have both.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may not be able to keep up completely with the rapid changes that are taking place, but you can make the best of even that!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are ready to get started on something that others are eagerly awaiting, though you must move at your own pace, not theirs.