Born today, you possess a strong will and the ability to outlast almost any rival in head-to-head competition -- provided, of course, that you take good care of yourself and do not assume that you can function well on little sleep and poor nutrition. Despite your abilities, you tend to tire quickly, and your body responds quickly to the food and drink you consume -- so you'll know almost immediately if you've eaten or drunk something you shouldn't have!
Though you are quite positive in your outlook, there are times when you may suddenly sink into a deep depression -- and the cause may be unknown. At such times it is important for you to remain in touch with those closest to you; to avoid contact is a serious mistake, for doing so almost always prolongs the sadness that has enveloped you.
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 activist; Lindsey Buckingham, musician and singer.
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.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The short term and the long run are far more closely linked today than you could possibly imagine. Still, you can avoid current dangers.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- What you do in support of another's cause today can actually help you more as you try to decide which direction to go in at this time.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll receive a helping hand today -- just in time. When the time comes to give thanks for the assistance, don't hold back.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- It's not enough just to share your opinions today; you must back them up with evidence. Not everyone will buy what you're selling.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may not be able to take in all that comes your way today, but you'll get the gist and will have enough to begin formulating a game plan.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- In criticizing someone's efforts, you may be guilty of the very thing you are speaking out against. Be fair to others -- and yourself.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You'll have a hard time trying to sort out all that you are presented with today, but it's essential that you prioritize in some fashion.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be breaking the rules without even knowing it today. If asked to explain yourself, you must make no attempt at deceit!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may not be getting what you want from your teammates at this time. Today is a good day to restate your expectations clearly.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll get more than you ask for today, that's almost certain. What you do with it makes all the difference -- and you mustn't overreact.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Doing too much may prove just as damaging to your cause today as not doing enough. You will want to be sure that you have all current information.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll hit upon a new approach to an old problem today, and someone you know is likely to confuse you with unexpected behavior.