Born today, you are something of a powerhouse, a force of nature and someone to be reckoned with in all aspects of daily life. You are wise, insightful, thoughtful and quick to seize on the central point of a prevailing issue. You aren't one to be easily dissuaded from your opinion, and you will work tirelessly to see that your point of view is adopted by as many others as possible. You have a grand sense of yourself and your place in the world! Fortunately, your abilities and endeavors are such that others are likely to adopt these viewpoints -- be they positive or negative. Like so many Libra natives, you're likely to find yourself where the action is, but whether you play a central role is solely up to you.
You aren't the kind to live according to anyone else's rules, and this can get you into hot water again and again throughout your lifetime. It's not that you're determined to break rules, but rather to rewrite them. You understand the need for laws and morality, but you don't necessarily subscribe to those that have been adopted by the majority.
Also born on this date are: Kellie Martin, actress; Angela Lansbury, actress; Suzanne Somers, actress; Tim Robbins, actor and filmmaker; Eugene O'Neill, playwright; Oscar Wilde, playwright and humorist; Noah Webster, lexicographer; John Mayer, singer.
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 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're taking something personally that wasn't meant that way at all. It's a good day to learn about reacting proportionately.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You'll require some specialized tools in order to do what you have planned. Some you'll have to rustle up from elsewhere.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may have to split your focus between a personal situation and a work-related matter. You can trust a friend to watch your back.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may not gain access to where you most want to go, but a small change in your plans can grant you a little more freedom.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- It's going to take more than luck to get certain things done. You will require some specialized expertise and a lot of teamwork.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Accompany a friend on a brief journey, and you'll likely experience something that you'll want to remember for quite some time.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're involved in something that has you thinking about your rights. You may want to talk to someone who has experience in such matters.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be stumped by something very simple that doesn't add up. No matter how you manipulate the figures, you're still coming up short.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be in a position to shed a little light on a mystery. Others will follow you, but you must demonstrate a certain acumen.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may disagree about the methods to employ, but you and a loved one can still work together to do something for a needy third party.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may be so focused on a personal situation that you aren't listening to someone who has been begging you for assistance.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Now is the time to make a promise to someone who's been waiting for you to say just the right thing -- and you know what that is!