Born today, you are a rather speedy individual, not one to ponder issues or decisions for a long time before taking action, and not the kind to regret what has been done, regardless of the consequences. This seeming disregard for the "seriousness" of life isn't really that at all -- in fact, it's quite the opposite: You choose to pass over moments of extreme stress, danger or importance as quickly as possible because you know that you will otherwise get bogged down in the minutiae, trying to get everything "just right." You may seem to throw caution to the wind, but the fact is that you do recognize dangers and threats when they come your way -- you're just not about to be cowed by them! You are a strong and able individual, and you trust your abilities to see you through.
When it comes to love, you will do or say whatever is necessary to win the object of your heart's desire. There are some who might suggest that your words or actions are, at times, inappropriate or even unconscionable, but you firmly believe in the adage: "All is fair in love and war."
Also born on this date are: Margot Kidder, actress; Rita Hayworth, actress; Lawrence Bender, film producer; Jean Arthur, actress; Eminem, rapper; Alan Jackson, singer; Evel Knievel, daredevil; Montgomery Clift, actor.
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.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You must work closely with your team in order to get things moving in the right direction once more. Empower those with the most skills.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're likely to get a rise out of people when you share your opinion in an open and honest fashion. You must be ready for a conflict.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may wake to find yourself facing a situation that is more complicated than you thought it would be. You can avoid a serious problem!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Things have gotten to a point where there is more at stake than you can afford to risk. Is it time to cut your losses?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can take advantage of a chance encounter. By day's end, you'll be able to pick up the pace, looking forward to a brighter tomorrow.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Reuniting with an old friend can revive your spirits, even though you may be doing nothing together but taking care of routine affairs.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be asking yourself what you did to get things so out of whack, but in fact someone else is responsible -- and you know who.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're ready to throw all of your resources into one last effort, but you do have options that you haven't yet recognized.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are trying to pinpoint a single fault, but you're really dealing with a combination of things that are affecting you adversely.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You are looking for something a little more upscale than what you're used to -- and you know just where to go. Can you afford it?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Others may be looking to you to solve a long-standing problem, but you may be stuck between two influences that are cramping your style.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You know perfectly well what you have to do to remove yourself from a certain rut, but the first step may be more uncomfortable than expected.