Born today, you are often the one who other people rely on in times of trouble, as you never shy away from any sort of difficulty. You are a born strategist, and you are continually coming up with plans that you can put to good use later on when they are required; you seem to have an endless store of tactics at the ready, should you need them to overcome some kind of obstacle that suddenly appears in your path. You can be fiercely combative, but for the most part you are rather soft-spoken and reflective; you prefer to sit and think rather than take to the warpath -- though you are known to put up quite a fight when you have to.
You can be rather old-fashioned in your thinking at times -- but you can quickly learn to do things in new ways. Indeed, your ability to combine the old and the new is likely to give you a tremendous advantage in life, both personally and professionally. You have a kind of tenacity that is widely admired.
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, guitarist 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.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- There are several things you can do more than once today that will allow you to develop much more quickly than usual. Start now!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You have a meeting with a friend or partner coming soon, but you mustn't arrive without having prepared. Use the time to your advantage.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You are eager to find a way out of a current situation that doesn't harm anyone else and allows you to save face. It will be clear very soon.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Taking a casual approach may be the best bet today, even though someone else is dealing with you in an official, even "formal," manner.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You've been working on a certain project for quite some time, but you may learn today that not everything is coming together as expected.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may feel shackled by a lack of experience today, but you can remedy the situation by paying attention to what someone close to you is doing.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're eager to start something new with an old friend, but he or she may object when you reveal just how fast things will be progressing.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You've got a healthy grasp of the big picture, but the details need to be filled in. Trust in a clue someone close to you provides.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- What begins as something casual is likely to become something much more serious very quickly -- thanks to a surprise turn of events.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- It'll be up to you to take the high road today when all around you others are willing to cater to their lowest instincts.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- It's time for you to acknowledge the connection between what you do and what happens afterward. No man is, after all, an island!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are far more capable than a rival would admit, and you can prove it today in a one-on-one encounter that he or she is eager to avoid.