Born today, you are never satisfied doing something the easy way. Whenever you are given the choice, you will follow a path that takes you on a winding journey that may, at times, be fraught with danger. This is something you actually enjoy, for you are able to prove yourself when the going gets tough. You are clever, witty and sometimes quite perplexing -- for you are a bundle of seeming contradictions, especially when it comes to the social scene. You can embrace social graces just as much as anyone else, and yet you more often than not eschew those graces for behavior that rubs people the wrong way -- simply because you prefer to get a reaction out of them!
Your private life is very much your own, and you will do all you can to protect those who share it with you -- often to the extent of subjecting yourself to discomfort and humiliation. You would rather see yourself hurt than allow it to happen to anyone in your inner circle.
Also born on this date are: Bob Weir, musician; Angela Lansbury, actress; Suzanne Somers, actress; Tim Robbins, actor and director; Eugene O’Neill, playwright; Oscar Wilde, playwright and humorist; Noah Webster, dictionary editor.
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 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can get much more work done today than you had planned simply by making use of extra time that you didn’t know you would have.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may not understand what someone else is trying to tell you, because he or she is beating around the bush. Ask for something more direct.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You mustn’t jump to conclusions today, nor must you leap at the first attractive opportunity. Take a more measured approach.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can get the better of someone who thinks he or she has the advantage over you. The day’s events are all likely to favor your cause.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can show someone just what you’re made of today, without risking any negative response. Just do what comes naturally!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can move ahead of the pack today and get a clear view of where you’re going. Once you do that, you’ll understand what you have to gain.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- That which began casually only a short time ago is likely to have become quite serious by now -- and you may not know what to do about it.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can treat a certain someone with a little more kindness, and you’ll surely get more out of the shared dynamic than you have been.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Seeking a way out of a difficult situation may not be the answer today. Instead, why not try to deal with it aggressively?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You’re likely to learn an important lesson today, and your teacher is one who takes you by surprise as he or she takes the reins.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- There is much wisdom in the littlest of actions today, and you can prove you know just what is required when called upon to act decisively.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You’re after a certain answer today, and a simple “yes” or “no” may not suffice. Make clear what is at stake, and what you have to lose.