Born today, you never follow the rules, preferring to do things according to your timeline, even when it means delaying progress and putting yourself through much more difficulty than you otherwise would. You are vibrant, imaginative and quite often far too inconsistent and controversial for your own good -- or anyone’s, for that matter! You have a way of making the best out of a situation that could actually prove the worst if anyone else were sitting in the driver’s seat. You love complication, you thrive on criticism, and you are more than willing to charge forward into something you know little about, confident that you’ll find out what you need in time to make the most out of the endeavor.
You are very much the center of your own world, and if you cannot rely on others to give you what you want, you will provide it for yourself. You have been known to throw birthday parties for yourself -- and even if you haven’t, it’s certainly something you might do!
Also born on this date are: Margot Kidder, actress; Rita Hayworth, actress; Jean Arthur, actress; Eminem, rapper; Alan Jackson, singer; Evel Knievel, daredevil; Montgomery Clift, actor.
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 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You need some alone time in order to work out a personal problem that has been plaguing you for far too long. It can be solved today!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Others are likely to see through you today if you continue to do what a loved one has told you is unwise. Listen to his or her warning!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A conflict can be resolved today, but you may feel somehow dissatisfied. Perhaps you didn’t ask for enough in compensation.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your opinion may not be sought after, but you’ll nevertheless have several opportunities to share it with a rather large audience.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A rival knows what you’re up to and just what you’re capable of -- but you know exactly the same about him or her. This contest may be a draw.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are facing one or two very attractive temptations today, but neither is good for you in the long run. Self-control is your best friend!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are trying to bring several people together in support of an idea whose time has come. They may not share your confidence, however.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You’re going to have to lay down the law at some point -- so why not today? The odds are in your favor, and you have much to gain.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- A decision is made in your absence that affects you directly. You may be able to get someone to change his or her mind, perhaps.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You are likely to hear things through the grapevine today that may have you changing your mind about a very important endeavor.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- A portion of your winnings may have to go to someone else today, as late payment for something done for you quite some time ago.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You mustn’t feel that you are settling for less than you deserve today if you say “yes” to someone’s last-minute proposal. It works for you!