Born today, you are always going to do the things you want to do, regardless of whether it is appropriate or expected -- or whether you will be properly rewarded for your efforts. You never do a thing because you will get something in return; rather, you do it simply because you want to -- and if the pleasure in that is all the reward you get, so be it! You are quite adept at working with other people, despite your preference for doing the "big" things on your own.
You can be surprisingly sensitive -- this, despite your reputation for being, at times, rather hard. The truth is that your thin skin allows you to feel what others feel, and that gives you a tremendous advantage over many in things both personal and professional.
Also born on this date are: Snoop Dogg, rapper; Viggo Mortensen, actor; Danny Boyle, filmmaker; Tom Petty, rocker; Jerry Orbach, actor; Mickey Mantle, baseball player; Art Buchwald, humorist; Bela Lugosi, 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.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 21
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can expect a certain encounter to knock you off balance for a time, but you may be able to put a conflict behind you for good.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Others are eager to know what you're doing -- and why. You needn't explain yourself; let your actions speak for you. A mystery is solved.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You mustn't let your own mood get in the way of a productive collaboration today. Keep things light and positive, no matter what happens.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Some may find you very persuasive today -- and so you can be. There are those who are immune to your charms, no matter what you say or do.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You are eager to free yourself from a certain highly restrictive situation today, but it may not be in your control. You'll have to wait your turn.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may want to hang back and let others go on ahead, as you've been considering changing course -- and that needn't involve everyone.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Some may not react as expected to your accomplishments today, but those closest to you know just how much you've done.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may feel increased pressure at this time, but you're not sure where it's coming from -- or what you're being driven to do.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Your motives are pure, but that's not enough to see you through a difficult situation if you're not willing to do your homework.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You are willing to do more for someone else than he or she is willing to do for you -- but eventually today things will be even Steven.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're trying to keep things moving, but your own enthusiasm may not be what it was. What is it that is dampening your spirits?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have extra time on your hands today -- but will you be ready to take advantage of it as you should? You don't want to fritter it away!