Born today, you are a brave, even daring individual, but while you seem fearless, the truth is that you do, indeed, have many fears -- but rather than shrink from that which inspires fear, you are willing to face it directly. You're not one to charge ahead and tempt fate, however. You will do all you can to learn about your fears in order to address them with intelligence and care. You're certainly not one to jump out of an airplane without a parachute; you insist on being responsible for your own safety, and you will always do everything you can to ensure a positive outcome when tackling something that could be dangerous.
Friends and family will always be important to you, and yet there is a part of you that likes to remain on the periphery, free to do and say what you will without being accountable to anyone.
Also born on this date are: Margot Kidder, actress; Rita Hayworth, actress; Jean Arthur, actress; Ziggy Marley, singer; 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.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your instincts and your intellect may be in conflict today, but the situation you are facing requires that you engage both simultaneously.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- What you are sharing with a friend or loved one is highly valued by both of you -- but one may have to give up such self-indulgence very soon.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may take a "direct hit" of sorts from a rival today. You'll be knocked off your plate for a time, surely, but you'll learn a key lesson.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Someone close to you has been providing you with something you dearly need for quite some time -- but that source may actually dry up today.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You receive emotional support from someone who is highly sympathetic -- but he or she mustn't be allowed to solve your current problem for you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- It's time to share more information with someone who, in the past, wasn't entirely trustworthy. All that has changed; you can work together.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can get your hands on a lot of things today, but not all of them will prove useful to you in a current endeavor. Pick and choose!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're never going to move beyond your current position if you remain in the same mindset. It's time to adjust your attitude and outlook.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be trying to get ahead of someone who has, in the past, proved to be a formidable adversary. Today you can gain the advantage.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're eager to redefine yourself in some way, and you can do it very soon -- after you tend to certain key issues that arise today.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may sense that things are about to change for the better, but you don't want to jinx it! Be patient, and let things evolve organically.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Others may be reacting to you in unusual ways, and you likely have no idea why. Ask around; someone is sure to tell you what you need to know.