Born today, you know how to make quite a splash, whether on the social scene or in a professional environment, for you are quite adept at putting your strengths on display and keeping your weaknesses and vulnerabilities very carefully under wraps. It is not that these aspects of your personality would turn others away, but you do have a streak of insecurity running beneath the surface. Focusing on positives and turning your back on negatives enables you to maintain a level of confidence that is so necessary to your comfort and success. You don't always seek the kinds of rewards that are attractive to others; indeed, your whole definition of "success" is very much your own -- perhaps not shared by anyone else.
Building castles in air is certainly not your way; you keep your feet on the ground as you allow your creative mind to soar. You prefer to deal in reality rather than fantasy, and the practical is far more interesting to you than the theoretical.
Also born on this date are: Alicia Silverstone, actress; Susan Sarandon, actress; Bill Fagerbakke, actor; Armand Assante, actor; Charlton Heston, actor; Rutherford B. Hayes, U.S. president; Liev Schreiber, actor; Christoph Waltz, actor; Buster Keaton, actor and comedian; Abraham Benrubi, actor; Jackie Collins, actress; Tony La Russa, baseball manager; Anne Rice, 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.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're not likely to comprehend all the messages that are sent your way, but a member of the opposite sex can straighten you out.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Someone close to you wants to be even closer, perhaps. Don't let yourself be fooled into thinking that any related changes will be easy.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may have to explain yourself to someone who is not open to variations in the plan, but he or she is likely to come around.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You and a loved one can begin making plans, but know that it will be a while before you are able to set them in motion effectively.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Quality control may be a key issue throughout the day. You can give someone a chance to call the shots, but you must be there to offer suggestions.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may have to be out of touch for a while. When you are next available, things are likely to heat up very quickly -- in a good way!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're going to have to give multitasking a try. It's not something you're always good at, but much depends on it right now.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You will learn a great deal about yourself from listening to what others have to say -- about you, and about what you've been up to.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You've given it a try, and you may realize that it is clearly not for you. On the other hand, you may want to keep it up a while longer.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You cannot trust technology to get you out of the tight spot you've gotten yourself into. Only clever thinking will do the trick!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You are precisely where you need to be to take advantage of an opportunity that is quickly coming your way. You're ready for anything.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may not understand what someone else is up to, but you recognize that he or she is as devoted as you would like to be.