Born today, you are not one whom others often think of as "championship" material, but anyone who underestimates you in this way is in for a surprise. You have what it takes to rise to the top of whatever profession you choose, and to shine long and brightly in virtually any endeavor. You have been endowed with remarkable talents, but what is most important is that you combine both superhuman tenacity and a rare kind of creativity. You will never give up, and you can approach any sort of problem from a fresh angle that allows you to prevail where others have fallen flat. You are not boastful, however; despite your likely success, you remain realistic, humble and hard-working. You keep your feet firmly on the ground.
You may have a few secrets that you will strive to keep under wraps no matter what -- not because anyone else would have a problem with you if those things were known, but because you believe that you are made unnecessarily vulnerable if you are too transparent. You therefore reveal only parts of yourself to most others.
Also born on this date are: John Lithgow, actor; Peter Max, artist; Jack Anderson, columnist; Jon Favreau, actor and filmmaker; Robert Reed, actor; Evander Holyfield, boxer; Gillian Jacobs, actress; Trey Parker, animator, writer and producer.
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 20
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A friend may make an offer that you find very hard to resist, though a loved one may have a completely different attitude.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Once you get a good idea of where you're headed, you can choose the best possible way to get there. Before then, you'll only be guessing.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be waiting on someone to offer you a golden opportunity, but you'll likely find that you have to make one for yourself.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- What goes around, comes around. You'll want to be ready for the inevitable consequences, as it's your turn to pay the piper.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Someone you know and love may soon be much closer to home, though still not close enough to satisfy you completely. Employ continued patience.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- The view from where you are sitting may not give you all the visual cues you require. Is it you, or is it your environment?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're going to have to pick up the pace if you want to clear your docket for a long-anticipated arrival. You must be ready!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be confused as to the true purpose of a certain endeavor. If you go along for the ride, you'll understand it more clearly.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You'll want to take care of things in a logical order. This will keep confusion at bay and allow you to apply new lessons as you go.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Someone you haven't known for long may make an assumption about you that you're going to have to set straight before the day is out.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- To do the right thing for yourself, you're going to have to do the right thing for someone else first. It's time to lift restrictions.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You want to stop short at imposition, even if you want to participate in something started by someone else. Go through proper channels.