Born today, you are one of those rare individuals able to see everything in life in a positive light and to live life to the fullest even under the most routine or mundane of circumstances. You have been endowed with such a positive outlook that you will face even the most difficult or challenging situations with confidence in the future. Your sense that things always work out for the best will not necessarily get you far on its own, but it will surely enable you to avoid many of the emotional and psychological pitfalls that threaten those who view things more pessimistically. You are able to take the good and make it better, but you are perhaps at your best when you take the bad and make it good! You have a kind of Midas touch in this regard, and you employ it freely.
You are not blind to the harsh realities of the world or to the injustices that plague those around you. On the contrary, you see them for what they are -- symptoms rather than causes. You prefer to address those root causes in order to devise a long-term or permanent solution to the big problems in life.
Also born on this date are: Mahatma Gandhi, Indian leader; Sting, singer; Kelly Ripa, actress and television host; Avery Brooks, actor; King Richard III of England; Groucho Marx, actor and comedian; Bud Abbott, actor and comedian; Annie Leibovitz, photographer; Don McLean, singer-songwriter; Donna Karan, designer; Lorraine Bracco, actress; Chris LeDoux, singer; Vernor Vinge, novelist.
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 3
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll receive only snippets of information that you will need to assemble yourself in order to proceed according to plan.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You've been playing it safe for quite a while, but you may have the opportunity to put it all on the line -- with minimal risk, in fact!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're nearing a crisis point, but that is nothing to fear. You are ready to be seemingly forced into making a clear decision.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A personal situation is likely to come to the fore as you are asked to consider doing something that could change everything.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may not be able to rely on a logical study of what is going on. Instead, let your instincts tell you what is right and what is wrong.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're dealing with issues that are broader in scope than expected. The decisions you make are likely to affect you well into the future.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may have to stop what you're doing -- not once, but at least twice -- in order to accommodate the wishes of a family member.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may think you've entered into a fair bargain, but the truth is that someone involved is trying to take advantage of you. Be careful!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're not in the mood for the kinds of things others want to do, so you may simply have to go it alone for a while.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're next in line for consideration by someone in charge, but you don't know when that will be. Continue along your current path.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You must remain flexible and fluid throughout the day; don't let yourself get bogged down by one style or a single purpose. Diversify!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are sitting pretty, but you don't want to make the mistake of thinking that no one could overtake you. Protect yourself!