Born today, you know how to capitalize on chance events and other unexpected developments better than almost anyone else born under your sign -- or any other, for that matter. You always keep your ear to the ground, alert to the approach of anything that you can use to further your agenda or promote your cause. When the time comes, you are quick to take action, for you have been careful to prepare for any situation you foresee and are ready to act when it arises. You are not one to keep thinking about things until the moment to act has passed; on the contrary, you are far more likely to take premature action than to miss out on the opportunity to act altogether! You can be rather daring in your approach to life, especially when it comes to professional development.
You do not always embrace the majority opinion; indeed, your views may often be considered controversial for being either too old-fashioned or too modern and progressive. You are never enamored with the status quo; you usually want things to be different from the way they are at any given time.
Also born on this date are: Pam Dawber, actress; Melina Mercouri, actress; Jean-Claude Van Damme, actor and martial artist; George C. Scott, actor; Jesse Helms, U.S. senator; Chuck Berry, singer-songwriter and musician; Peter Boyle, actor; Mike Ditka, football coach and sportscaster.
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.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're likely to hear something that has you wondering if you've misjudged those around you, especially some in your inner circle.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can make vast improvements that will set you up for success in a way you have rarely enjoyed. Things are looking up!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You've been spending a lot of money on something that hasn't been yielding much in the way of returns. It's time to come up with a new approach.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- No matter how hard you listen, you're likely to miss the things you most want to hear unless you put yourself in the middle of the action.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can put a modern spin on something traditional and win the praise of someone who has been nothing but critical in the past.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may feel that things are taking a turn for the better, but it won't happen by accident. You've got to play a central, active role.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You need help from someone who is intimately acquainted with your particular circumstances. You're going to have to "tell all."
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll need to pick others up and try to revive their flagging spirits before you can set them on the right course again.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may have some suggestions that can influence a new project in a positive fashion, but you must make them in the right way.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You must wait for the most up-to-date information before you can set a new idea in motion. A friend is waiting to lend you a hand.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may have to fill the void by stepping in and taking charge where no one else will. You have some ideas that can really take off.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Your current situation requires a certain amount of toughness, but that doesn't mean you cannot be supportive and enthusiastic.