Born today, you are never one to listen to the naysayers. Indeed, when you were very young, you no doubt developed a habit of doing precisely the very thing that older, "wiser" individuals told you not to do. Is it any wonder that you have a reputation as a rebel? Indeed, this is both a liability and a strength, for you will have to work against it and with it throughout your lifetime. When you are first introduced to someone who might eventually be an ally or partner, it is likely that you will have to work hard to overcome the prejudices he or she may have against you based on your reputation -- but once you do, the very trait that he or she may have been warned against is the one that can win you both remarkable success. So, in a sense, your very nature is a double-edged sword, and one that you will have to learn to wield with skill and care.
You may, at times, think of yourself as invulnerable, but you are likely to learn, through one or two very serious episodes, that this is not the case. As a result, you will learn to cherish your own mortality, and try to live each day to the fullest, without taking anything for granted.
Also born on this date are: Simon Cowell, entrepreneur and producer; Toni Braxton, singer; Vladimir Putin, Russian leader; Yo-Yo Ma, cellist; Diego Costa, soccer player; Taylor Hicks, singer; John Mellencamp, singer; June Allyson, actress; Bishop Desmond Tutu, humanitarian leader; Niels Bohr, scientist; Joy Behar, TV host; Jayne Torvill, Olympic ice dancer.
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.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- What you do more than once you're going to have to do again and again long after the first few tries. It's a cycle you can break eventually.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Keep your eyes on anything that moves out there in front of you; if anything starts to turn on you in any way, you'll have to act fast!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Someone younger than yourself is likely to display a kind of wisdom from which you can benefit directly -- if you'll only listen.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can find success today where others fell short, and your secret is in the way you look at things from different, unusual angles.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can rise above much that is happening all around you -- but you mustn't ignore those who come to you for assistance. Make yourself available.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can do much to make things easier and clearer to those who are tangled in webs of their own making. Still, you can't do everything!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may want to disguise yourself in some way today so that your overt efforts aren't immediately identified. What do you have to hide?
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- What you want right now may not be available to you until tomorrow or the next day. How are you going to pass the time until then?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- What you become involved in today may prove more difficult than you may have expected -- but you're not yet in over your head.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll want to lay out certain plans before the day is out. Your goals are clear-cut, but the way to reach them may still be rather fuzzy.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Your unique point of view allows you to make a decision that others have avoided for quite some time. You can unite them all under your banner.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have a hard time justifying your behavior to someone who has been watching over you lately. Don't invite threats or danger.