Born today, you are something of the "strong, silent type," and yet there are times when even you realize that you must step forward and make your feelings known in no uncertain terms. Just because you usually prefer to keep your mouth closed and your eyes and ears open doesn't mean that you don't know how to say what you think -- and do so to great effect! Indeed, when you do speak up, you are sure to attract quite an audience, for you have the element of surprise working for you: Very few ever expect you to speak up in the first place, so when you do they are bound to lend you their ears. There may be some who accuse you of adopting too much of a laissez-faire attitude, of turning a blind eye to injustice and wrong in the world. You would remind them, of course, that you always find it best to step in only when absolutely necessary -- and this is, to a large degree, how you approach the outside world.
In your private life, though it may seem quiet and uneventful to others, you are actually quite emotional, and the likelihood is that you will fall in love again and again. You are not always after something permanent, though you will always invest fully in a relationship for as long as it lasts.
Also born on this date are: Gwen Stefani, singer; Neve Campbell, actress; Stevie Ray Vaughan, musician; Lena Headey, actress; Clive Owen, actor; Al Sharpton, civil rights leader; Lindsey Buckingham, musician and singer; Gore Vidal, author; Dave Winfield, baseball player.
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 4
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You cannot get everything done all at once today; you must prioritize, and start your day by addressing the most pressing issues one at a time.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may not be able to take the next step in a series of calculated actions until you hear from someone who is reviewing your progress.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity -- if not today, then in short order, certainly. Are you ready for the changes that will result?
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Others will want to get closer to you than usual today because of what you bring into the room. It's more than energy or attitude.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Getting yourself in better shape, physically and emotionally, will involve a kind of honest self-assessment you may be afraid of.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're being perhaps a bit too relaxed about a certain developing situation. Others are criticizing you for your cavalier attitude.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Your reasoning certainly makes sense to you, as it should, but you may have to work harder than usual to explain yourself to a loved one.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may not be facing a busy day, but that's no reason to let up. Work on honing your skills and keeping yourself prepared in every way.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You want to get in touch with someone who can help you out of a difficult spot, but you may not know how. Study this situation.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You must bring your A-game today, as the competition is likely to be fierce -- and someone may actually be gunning for you right now!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can say what you want, but you must know that not everything you say can be backed up with action. Try to be more realistic.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Changes lie ahead, and you may feel that time is short. Indeed, there is much for you to do today to prepare for what is fast approaching.