Born today, you are not to be found hammering away at something that is simply not going anywhere. You will only dedicate your time and energy to tasks and projects that promise progress -- and that can offer great potential for personal growth and discovery. You are never content to rest on your laurels. You always want to be pushing boundaries and forging into unknown territory, but if you ever find that there is little likelihood for success, you will turn your attention elsewhere and let someone else have a shot. You're not one to waste your time on a lost cause or any endeavor that seems futile! You understand how to get to the core of a situation very quickly, and you can read other people very well indeed.
While you may cultivate a public persona that is open, convivial and well-liked, in private you can be rather closed-off, choosing the company of only one or two other individuals around whom you can always be yourself -- and that "self" is not to be confused with the public you!
Also born on this date are: Elisabeth Shue, actress; Ioan Gruffudd, actor; Carole Lombard, actress; David Brin, author; George Westinghouse, inventor; Britt Ekland, actress; Jeremy Sisto, actor; Janet Gaynor, actress; Thor Heyerdahl, explorer.
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 7
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may want to change tactics for a time as you deal with a problem that promises to test more than your patience.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may have trouble focusing on a single objective. However, a minor crisis is easily solved during evening hours.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may have to summon an unusual amount of patience as you deal with a certain family matter. A loved one will give you a piece of advice.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Nothing you do can be entirely risk-free, but you know how to reduce the incidence of certain recurring hazards.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- How you present an idea is just as important as its substance. You'll want to be sure that your planning and preparation are complete.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may become emotional over a situation that affords you a rare opportunity. You'll have reason to celebrate with family and friends.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be expecting some bad news, but what comes to you is likely to be quite a pleasant surprise. Give someone a chance.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may not be able to pursue a certain objective with the same enthusiasm as you have in the past. You must determine what has changed.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're not quite ready for what someone has in store, but you can counteract any ill effects with your own creative measures.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Redundancy can save the day as you deal with a situation that requires you to be in two places at once.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Your ability to see through someone's attempts at deception can work wonders for a third party who is very close to you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll have little reason to criticize another, but he or she may not feel the same about you. You can weather any such attacks.