Born today, you are a strong and vibrant individual, the kind who knows how to get things done, surely -- but, more importantly, you are one who knows, more often than not, what has to be done in the first place. This gives you a tremendous advantage over your rivals, as you are able to move forward swiftly, getting a strong start whenever you begin something new while others are still trying to determine the best course of action.
You can be quite dignified and reserved, and this can be misinterpreted as being "superior" in some way -- but nothing could be further from the truth. No matter how high you may climb in your professional life, and no matter how much you may garner from your successes, you will always consider yourself "normal" and even "ordinary."
Also born on this date are: Simon Cowell, entrepreneur and producer; Toni Braxton, singer; Holland Roden, actress; Yo-Yo Ma, cellist; John Mellencamp, singer; June Allyson, actress; Bishop Desmond Tutu, humanitarian leader.
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.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may want to weigh two completely different strategies today as you consider how best to deal with a problem that has only now surfaced.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Make no assumptions and don't jump to conclusions today. Wait until you receive all pertinent information before deciding on a course of action.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You know what message you must send, but you're not sure of the best way to get it to its intended destination. Think fast; time is running out!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The errors you've made in the recent past have helped to strengthen your resolve and improve your accuracy. Today you can do no wrong!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can afford to be a little more aggressive today as you pursue those things you've had your eyes on for quite a while. A friend has a suggestion.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You will have to choose between guessing and knowing today. Do what you can to improve communication in order to get accurate information.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Try not to get into a boxing match over style today; it's substance that really requires your attention -- and conflict may be unavoidable.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may think that someone else's attitude is not right for a current job, but in fact it's yours that requires some adjustment -- right now!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can put on a brave front today and deal with a situation you would rather never have to. You may have to face your nemesis.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be frustrated at the current pace, but it gives you more time to assess your performance every step of the way. Don't speed up yet.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can raise the stakes today, and some of your competitors may choose to take their efforts elsewhere. You're a formidable opponent!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Something you've been asked to do several times must be done today, or you're not likely to find another chance. Take the bull by the horns!