Born today, you like to surround yourself with anything that brings you comfort, for you are more than usually aware of how threatening the world around you can be. This awareness is the result of a gift with which you were endowed at birth, a kind of preternatural knowledge that allows you to see and understand things as they are -- without necessarily being threatened or frightened by them. You enjoy other people immensely, perhaps because you have also been endowed with a sense of time and mortality -- the knowledge that life is short, and that it is best when shared with the people around you, whether at work, rest or play. You don't let this get you down; in fact, you are actually inspired by it.
You are quick to make professional decisions, as you are always eager to take advantage of the opportunities you uncover. You don't worry that haste will result in error; instead, you believe that a fast pace can lead to greater success, and that any errors you make can be life lessons that lead, in turn, to greater learning and success.
Also born on this date are: Pam Dawber, actress; Melina Mercouri, actress; Jean-Claude Van Damme, actor and martial artist; George C. Scott, actor; Jesse Helms, U.S. senator; Chuck Berry, rocker; Peter Boyle, actor.
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.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're onto something, and you will want to begin acting in ways that will allow you to explore it more freely in coming days.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Routine is nothing to be feared; it can provide you with a level of stability that you will find comforting -- at least for a time.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Someone knows that you're waiting for just the right moment, but he or she may not be willing to help in the right way when the time comes.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your enthusiasm may be unusually low for a time, until someone close to you reminds you of something that seems to throw a switch.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Consider the consequences before doing something out of character. What someone else doesn't say is what matters most to you right now.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll want to be sure that you know and follow the rules so that you don't attract the wrong kind of attention.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're ready to give something new a try. Lean on a friend when you need to steady yourself. Take the liberal view.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're likely to receive advice that you simply cannot accept -- yet. You know it's good, but your hands are tied for now.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- An accidental encounter is likely to have wide-reaching repercussions. Take care that you don't let the ripples get to you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Others may not think that you're ready for what is fast approaching, but the truth is, you know what it will take better than they do!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- You'll find yourself trying to be more like a certain friend -- but the reason, though quite valid, may be unknown to you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Don't beat around the bush when asking for what you want. You will only be truly satisfied if you are direct!