Born today, you are always altruistic and work tirelessly to better the lives of those around you -- and at the same time, you never truly lose sight of your needs. You get results not only to satisfy others, but also to enrich yourself. You know how to balance a genuine care for others -- and the selflessness that requires -- with just enough care for yourself that you usually don't have to make the kind of sacrifices that other philanthropic types often make as they work for others.
Also born on this date are: Jimmy Carter, U.S. president; Vladimir Horowitz, pianist; Julie Andrews, singer and actress; Walter Matthau, actor; Jurnee Smollett-Bell, actress; Randy Quaid, actor; Zach Galifianakis, actor.
You are nimble in thought and quite adept at assessing new situations and solving new problems. You often invite loved ones and family members to join you in your professional efforts, and you enjoy nothing so much as turning your work into a family affair.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Once may well prove to be enough today, and you cannot afford more than that -- financially or emotionally. Play it safe in the evening.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You'll have the chance to do for a friend today the very thing you hope he or she will do for you in turn. You'll set a fine example.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may require more support today than you had originally anticipated. This will not be a problem if you alert your helpers in a timely manner.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The time has come for you to drop what you're doing and help someone in need. This can be a fun project for both of you if you let it be.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A brief objection to someone's plans could throw a wrench into the works. All you have to do is explain clearly and move along at a good pace.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- What you do today will speak volumes about you -- and let a rival know that he or she has a lot of work to do in order to keep up with you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Your observation of natural phenomena today will allow you to reflect on something that has given you trouble for some time. You make a discovery.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll want to be sure that you're doing things in precisely the right ways today. Check the instructions -- and double-check them if need be!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are pleased with the prospects you are facing today, but that's not going to be enough. You must be willing to get to work -- now!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A neat and tidy approach is no problem for you, but you don't want this to become a compulsion. Do just what is required, no more and no less.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may have to make more than one concession to please someone in charge. This is not something you'll have to make a habit of, however.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- The shock value of what you do quite by accident today inspires you to repeat yourself on another occasion -- but don't get carried away!