Born today, you are not always certain that you are on the right path, doing the right things or pursuing the right goals -- but this doesn't stop you. In fact, it often encourages you to explore all options available to you both personally and professionally. There may be some who think that you simply drift with the tide, going where fate leads you and doing only what your circumstances dictate. While there is a certain element of truth to this, what your critics don't realize is that you have an unequaled knack for making the best out of seemingly random or accidental developments, for turning a chance encounter or event into something monumental and memorable -- and, ultimately, quite rewarding. Indeed, some of your greatest successes are likely to be the result of a random decision on your part.
Your romantic life will almost surely be shaped in large part by chance encounters. You are not overly demonstrative in love, however, and it will take a stubborn and driven partner to stick with you long enough to discover that you may be the one. You could learn to express yourself a little more freely in this regard!
Also born on this date are: Alicia Silverstone, actress; Susan Sarandon, actress; Charlton Heston, actor; Rutherford B. Hayes, U.S. president; Liev Schreiber, actor; Christoph Waltz, actor; Buster Keaton, actor and comic; Abraham Benrubi, actor; Jackie Collins, actor; Tony La Russa, baseball manager; Anne Rice, 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.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Time is on your side during the first part of the day; whether that remains true later on depends upon your own definition of "efficiency."
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Others will be talking about something you did some time ago, and this may inspire you to revisit a past success and give it another go.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- What you're dealing with today isn't likely to be lessened when you share it with a friend. Indeed, it may get more complicated.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You will want to get to the bottom of something that happens without your knowledge. The fact that this got away from you tells you a lot.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll be aware of your limitations as the day begins, but later on you can work to reduce them -- at least to levels you can work with.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll hear from someone who is at odds with you over your ideological stance, but there is nothing you can do about it.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The signals you receive today may not tell you where to go, but you have a sense that you'll know the answer to that when the time comes.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may not want to share certain pieces of information with others today, but the rules require you to do so, whether you like it or not!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- What you most fear is likely to come to pass in some form today, but you'll discover that it wasn't really anything to be afraid of.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may not be able to assemble enough of the "big picture" from the details currently available to you. Be patient; more will come.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The feedback you receive has you altering your basic approach -- but the reasons for your current efforts remain unchanged.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll realize what you must do long before anyone else gives you that information directly. Your ability to anticipate events wins the day.