Born today, you are both a dreamer and a doer. This combination gives rise to all manner of surprises in character, behavior and accomplishment. You're not likely to fulfill the expectations of anyone but yourself; you approach life according to your own rules, and you are beholden to no one but yourself. True, you are quick to learn from others, but you consider this an unavoidable benefit of living in the world, and you don't feel that you owe others for the lessons you learn from them. You are an idealist, always dreaming of ways to make the world a better place, yet you understand how to operate within the set of realistic expectations formed by your honest view of the world.
You have many talents, but you are likely to develop only one or two into lucrative skills. When you are working, you must not be interrupted; you must always be open and available to the inspiration you rely on for ideas and eventual success. You won't be distracted, and all who deal with you must accept this.
Also born on this date are: John Lithgow, actor; Peter Max, illustrator; Jack Anderson, columnist; Robert Reed, actor; Evander Holyfield, boxer; Jon Favreau, actor and filmmaker; Ty Pennington, television personality; Trey Parker, animator, filmmaker and playwright; Chris Kattan, actor and comedian.
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.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The meaning of certain events may not immediately be clear, but given time, you'll surely wrap your head around most of it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Something you wanted to save for later is likely to demand attention right away, before you feel ready to deal with it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be feeling somewhat detached, but you surely don't want to ignore a friend in need. You may be facing a test of sorts.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You've been taking things a bit too seriously. Lighten up and be as willing to laugh at yourself as others are!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You know just where you stand, and you know why that isn't the right place for you in the long run. Begin making plans.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be doing something others do not wholly approve of, but you have every reason to keep on doing it, don't you?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're approaching things in a logical way, but not everything will proceed according to plan. You must be more flexible.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can arrange things at the last minute and still have what you want, but it's best, perhaps, to plan as much as possible ahead of time.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You think you know what is required of you, but the fact is that expectations are likely to go beyond your own awareness.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Keep your ear to the ground, and you'll be able to tell when something is coming that you must address head-on.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Someone who knows you well may do things in a way that causes you some discomfort, the reason for which will be unclear.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may not be able to trust someone completely, even though you are working together toward a common goal. You're on edge.