Born today, you always seem to have a plan in the works, and you can never keep yourself out of a situation that may pay off for you in some way. Indeed, you are always looking for that new opportunity that will allow you to satisfy your thirst for involvement and your hunger for notoriety and recognition. You are likely to develop very quickly, honing many skills and instincts that can put you at the top of your chosen profession -- provided, of course, that you accept the help of those who have trodden your path before, and who know the pitfalls that you must try to avoid. Such instruction and warnings will always be vitally important, so you must never turn your back on those who would assist you.
There is a secret side to your personality and much about you that you choose to conceal from the world. It is not so much that anyone would object to those particular aspects of your character, but that they reflect a certain insecurity that you try to fight against or even ignore.
Also born on this date are: Simon Cowell, producer and television personality; Toni Braxton, singer; Vladimir Putin, Russian leader; Yo-Yo Ma, cellist; Diego Costa, soccer player; Taylor Hicks, singer; John Mellencamp, singer; June Allyson, actress; Desmond Tutu, religious and humanitarian leader; Niels Bohr, scientist; Aaron and Shawn Ashmore, actors; Joy Behar, television host; Jayne Torvill, Olympic figure skater.
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.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Communication is the key to success. You can't expect others to give you what you want or need without telling them outright.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're waiting for your chance, but you mustn't just sit back and hope that things work out in your favor. Surely you can influence events!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Avoid anything that you think might be unnecessary. You may have to tell a friend that his or her idea is not right for you.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can afford to be a little more permissive, especially where young people are concerned. There are lessons to be learned.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can certainly perform well under pressure, but at the end of it all, you'll be in the mood for some rest and relaxation with a friend.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can be sure that someone will get the message if you convey it in a manner that is unique to you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may require more than luck in order to get everything done according to plan. A piece of bad news isn't as bad as you think.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- A complex situation is made just a bit more comprehensible because you are able to cut through most distractions.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can help a friend choose between two options that would each make a big difference for a long time. One is irresistible, however.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may require more than encouragement from a friend or family member. He or she can't read your mind, so make your needs known!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may not be seeing things quite as clearly as usual, but that doesn't have to be a negative factor. Trust someone to help you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may want to isolate yourself for a time as you think about what is the best thing for you to do in the days and weeks to come.