Born today, you are continually addressing your own life, the lives of others and the world in which you live in terms of quality, not quantity. You will work tirelessly to see that you and those around you have only the best of what is available. You will neither compromise needlessly nor give up on an endeavor until you have done all you can to make a success of it -- and only then will you accept failure, if a failure it is to be. You always seem to have the big picture squarely in mind; you are able to see the overriding significance of events and developments, and shift your thinking accordingly without sacrificing your own beliefs or ideals. You approach everything with a rare kind of energy, and you inspire others through your unwavering commitment to excellence.
There are certain aspects of your life that you prefer to keep to yourself. Even though you wouldn't say you are secretive, you can certainly acknowledge that what goes on behind closed doors is your business -- and yours alone. You are not the kind to advertise your personal affairs to the world at large, nor do you wear your heart on your sleeve.
Also born on this date are: Luke Perry, actor; Eleanor Roosevelt, U.S. first lady; Steve Young, football player; Daryl Hall, singer; Jane Krakowski, actress; Dottie West, singer; Jerome Robbins, choreographer; Elmore Leonard, 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 12
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can do much to make sure that others are comfortable with what you have asked them to do. Someone may not understand all instructions.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may rub someone the wrong way without knowing it -- but you'll surely know something has happened when tensions rise inexplicably.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You must be careful that someone else isn't allowed to brush past you and cross the finish line first. This is a victory you've long sought!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be adding strain to a new relationship by trying to hide something that would be much better shared. No one must become suspicious!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're likely to fall into a trap of your own making today, but fortunately a loved one is able to free you in the nick of time.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Things may become quite dramatic today as you attempt to do the impossible with others looking over your shoulder. Suspense mounts!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Anything you do behind someone's back is likely to come back to haunt you later -- and possibly as soon as tomorrow. Play it straight!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You've been working on a plan that has proved quite stubborn, but today there are likely to be signs that it's starting to come together.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You must be willing to share if you don't want to find yourself overrun with those who can take from you what you most want to keep.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Security is a major concern today -- at home and at the workplace. Intellectual property is what you most want to protect right now.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- What you're after may elude you for much of the day, but this may be only fun and games on someone else's part. Later it lands in your lap.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You've been taking things just a bit too seriously lately; lighten up and laugh -- at yourself, especially. A smile goes a long way.