Born today, you do things your way, and that's the truth. You are never one to subscribe to methods or ideologies provided by others; you formulate your own ways of thinking and doing, and your own purpose for almost everything in life. To say you are an original is an understatement; to say that you are a rebel is simply a fact. You will fight against any attempt to rein you in or limit you, no matter the reason. You are intelligent, witty and often quite caustic with others, but that is all in fun. You would never hurt anyone with a word or a look on purpose, and when it does happen by accident, you are always quick to apologize and make it right. You know your place in the world, and you know how to navigate troubles with grace and style.
You are destined to be a leader, but be warned! You may actually find that there are more rules and regulations to follow when you are in charge than when you are an underling! Even so, there is also the opportunity to remake the rules -- and to make a real difference in the process.
Also born on this date are: Snoop Dogg, rapper and actor; Viggo Mortensen, actor; Danny Boyle, filmmaker; Tom Petty, singer-songwriter; Jerry Orbach, actor; John Krasinski, actor; Thomas Newman, composer; Mickey Mantle, baseball player; Art Buchwald, humorist; Bela Lugosi, actor; Christopher Wren, architect.
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.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You aren't likely to get what you want unless you are willing to share your desires with someone who can help you satisfy them.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can provide for someone in need, but it may be in a fashion that is quite different from everyone's expectations.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll want to share as much hands-on knowledge as you can, especially with those who will be in your shoes before they know it.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You should be able to shake things up a bit and reap all the benefits without having to weather any serious pitfalls. Give it a try!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can afford to be more generous than usual, especially with someone who, you realize, has been instrumental in helping you move forward.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be tempted to say no to any suggestion that has you moving out of your comfort zone -- but it could be quite good for you!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're going to want to make the rules as clear as possible so that everyone can adjust his or her expectations accordingly.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- If you're going to tiptoe around a sensitive issue, others may get the wrong idea. A straightforward, upfront approach is advised.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- The timing of a certain decision may not be perfect, but you can do much to set things in motion in time to maximize your potential.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Gravitating toward someone who fascinates you may seem like the natural thing to do, but it may also be fraught with peril.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Give yourself a chance to catch up to someone who seems to take to certain things more naturally than you do. You'll hit your stride soon.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have trouble explaining your position to someone who is stubbornly set in his or her ways -- and wants you to be, as well!