Born today, you are not the kind to charge headlong into any kind of conflict, and yet at the same time -- and perhaps paradoxically to some -- neither are you one to avoid a fight when it comes your way. The secret to this careful balance is the confidence you have in yourself and your beliefs, and your ability to apply careful thought to almost any situation, no matter how incendiary. You are also able to use a wide range of "weapons" to combat any sort of challenge or affront -- and none of these requires any sort of physical violence at all. Your two primary tools are behavior and words; with these, you are able to control almost any situation in a way that gives you the advantage. You understand, too, that words can cut to the quick, and wound far more permanently than any physical act.
Also born on this date are: Mahatma Gandhi, Indian leader; Sting, singer; Kelly Ripa, actress and TV host; Avery Brooks, actor; Richard III, King of England; Groucho Marx, actor and comic; Bud Abbott, actor and comic; Annie Leibovitz, photographer; Don McLean, singer and songwriter; Donna Karan, designer; Lorraine Bracco, actress; Chris LeDoux, singer.
There is a danger at times that you may become too adept at talking your way into a difficult situation while intending to do just the opposite. Knowing you cannot do everything on your own, you must always surround yourself with people who can extricate you from dangerous situations in which you find yourself.
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 3
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Someone close to you may offer encouragement in a way that takes you somewhat by surprise -- but it certainly works the way it should!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can follow a new trail very far today, trusting that you will get where you are going in a manner that is both speedy and productive.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're nearing a destination that promises more than you had anticipated -- but can you really trust what you are hearing? Investigate further.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You are not alone in your current endeavor, though you may not be able to identify those who are actually helping -- directly or indirectly.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're not interested in conventional methods at this time; you are more keen on a new approach that will perhaps make others uncomfortable.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You will have to stop and think about what is actually driving you right now, as someone else casts doubt on your acknowledged motives.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Only the tip of the iceberg has been visible to you so far, but today you're likely to see the whole thing for what it really is.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be thinking in realistic terms throughout much of the day, but one key interaction will require you to see things symbolically.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can give a top-notch effort today, even though you are not in a controlling position -- nor do you have all the tools available.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You have to observe certain rules and limits today, at least in what you do -- but you can be much more free in the way you think.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Circumstances may not favor your efforts today, but that doesn't give you a reason to stop doing what you're doing!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You mustn't let criticism dampen your enthusiasm for a certain endeavor today. Despite what others may say, you're onto something!