Born today, you tend to let life dictate the path you will take, rather than taking a controlling interest in your own journey. This works well for you, as you are quite adept at reacting to things as they happen and letting your instincts kick in and shape your decisions and direct your behavior. While not for everyone, of course, you very much enjoy not knowing what you're going to do with yourself when you wake up in the morning -- and for this reason you're probably better prepared than most to take full advantage of opportunities as they arise.
You may at times stumble into difficult personal situations, and when this happens, you must never pretend that it has not! It's essential for you always to address what has happened to you directly, and to do your best to extricate yourself from tricky situations in a thoughtful way. You must always consider the feelings of others!
Also born on this date are: John Lithgow, actor; Peter Max, artist; Jack Anderson, columnist; Robert Reed, actor; Evander Holyfield, boxer.
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.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll find yourself faced with a great many more contradictions today than usual -- but you can help others sort things out in your usual way.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Your care and concern may have been misplaced recently, and today you'll realize just where your loyalties really lie. Someone is grateful.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You and a rival have been racing against each other for quite some time. Today, you may want to slow down a bit and let him take the lead.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You need a little more space than usual today -- but not for the reason you think. It's time to set your mind to a central personal issue.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be asked to do something for someone else today that doesn't come at all naturally to you -- but you'll benefit in the end, surely.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may not be projecting the right image at this time. Take an honest look at yourself and others, and note the clear comparison.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You'll want to work as closely as you can with a partner today -- but not just anyone will do. You know whom you want on your team.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Your ability to follow the rules without losing touch with your own center will impress those working with you today. Share what you know.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- If you're looking at things in an ordinary, routine way, then the secrets they hold are sure to elude you. Look through a different lens.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- The harder you try to make things turn out "just right" today, the more likely they will be to disappoint you. Use a lighter touch.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may want to adjust your expectations somewhat today, as you have evidence that not everything is as it seems to be. Stand at the ready.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have to burn the candle at both ends if you're going to get everything done -- but perhaps not everything has to get done today!