Born today, you are an energetic, motivated, highly competitive individual, yet the one person with whom you are likely to compete most often throughout your life is yourself! Indeed, you are not so much caught up in a race to be better than others as you want to improve yourself, better your personal performance and increase your rewards by being all that you can be. It is likely that you will attract a good deal of attention when you are just starting out, for no matter what career you choose, you are sure to demonstrate remarkable raw talent. It will only take time and experience to ripen that talent into something that enables you to score big whenever you put it to the test. Just remember -- you are your own worst critic!
You may sometimes find yourself wondering why you pursue the goals you do, but this needn't be any reason to doubt yourself. On the contrary, it is a perfect opportunity to strengthen your resolve. The better you understand your motives, the better your work will be as you apply yourself to any tasks you undertake.
Also born on this date are: Hugh Jackman, actor; Kirk Cameron, actor; Luciano Pavarotti, operatic tenor; Bode Miller, Olympic skier; Aleister Crowley, occultist; Susan Anton, actress; Ralph Vaughan Williams, composer; Josh Hutcherson, actor; Chris Botti, musician.
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.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may actually be able to do the impossible before the day is out -- but only because someone special is watching you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Focus on what is going on in and around the home, and you'll come to understand what you've been neglecting. It's not too late!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You don't want to do things the way others do them simply because that's the way they're done. Defy expectations and change the rules.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may not be as connected as you would like to be, but -- as a friend is likely to point out -- it's entirely your own fault.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You mustn't leave the most important tasks until the end, as you may be unable to reserve enough energy to perform those tasks well.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Something you thought was a no-brainer is likely to be anything but. You'll learn once more that the "sure thing" is just a myth.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may find yourself in the middle of something you can't completely understand, but it's up to you to defuse the situation by nightfall!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- The span between yes and no may actually be smaller than you think. The minutest adjustment can make all the difference.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be focusing on business matters when a loved one is imploring you to look instead at matters of the heart.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You've let something get out of control lately, and this may be your only chance to rein it in safely. Others are depending on you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can enjoy the fruits of your labor only after you've made sure that those under your care are safe and sound. Be responsible!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll want to be ready to swing into action when the opportunity arises, so much of the day will be spent preparing for any eventuality.