Born today, you are one of those gifted individuals for whom so much in life seems to be easy, and indeed there will be times when you breeze through the weeks and months as if the world was designed as your very own playground, so capable and accomplished -- and happy -- will you be. There are times, however, in which the realities of everyday life -- those ugly, unfortunate realities that you cannot control -- will catch up with you, and it is then that your true character will reveal itself. For there is no one born under your sign, or any other for that matter, who is better able to weather the hard times and bounce back than you. You are sure to attract the attention of others as you make your way through life: Some will praise you, and some will criticize -- but the critics are only revealing that they are jealous of you.
You aren't one to enjoy sharing your private affairs with anyone but those who are directly involved, and you will shut the door -- nay, slam it! -- on anyone who tries to intrude, regardless of his or her reasons. You can certainly cope with your professional life being in the spotlight, but you cherish your privacy, and will protect it at all costs.
Also born on this date are: Julie Andrews, actress and singer; Zach Galifianakis, actor and comedian; Jimmy Carter, U.S. president; Richard Harris, actor; Tom Bosley, actor; Walter Matthau, actor; Matt Cain, baseball player; Stella Stevens, actress; George Peppard, actor; Rod Carew, baseball player; Vladimir Horowitz, pianist; Tim O'Brien, author.
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 2
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Someone contacts you with a very important question, but it may prove to be an error: He or she was actually looking for someone else.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're likely to face the same kinds of difficulties that plagued you in the past. What have you done to be revisited in this way?
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- An early start is supposed to give you the advantage, but today it may do just the opposite. Follow your instincts in all things!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your expectations are likely to be dashed -- but soon you'll realize that you are in a much better position as a result.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Bad is good and good is bad today -- and, in many other ways, what you expect is likely to be turned upside down. Be ready for anything.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are facing a situation that will demand much of you in the way of self-awareness. You must employ many social graces, too.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be taking one shot in the dark after another, until someone gives you that essential piece of information that changes everything.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You will always have to take educated guesses now and then, but today there should be no reason for that, as information is all around you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You'll want to keep comments to yourself in order to maintain harmony; there's no need to share every thought at every moment!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may find yourself dealing with someone who gives very little away in the course of conversation; you must read between the lines.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll receive mixed messages from someone who is only trying to help. You must convince him or her to stay out of the way for now.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are attracted to people and situations that seem somewhat mysterious; you like not knowing just what you're getting into!