Born today, you are never afraid to face the difficult issues or make the tough decisions that everyone at some point must deal with in his or her life -- and you have a way of inspiring confidence in others to face problems. You believe that forward motion is the best way to address difficulty, and you consider stasis to be rather dangerous, as it precludes exploration, discovering and learning. Experience, to you, is the greatest teacher, though you are sure to enjoy book learning, and you're likely to have a great deal of knowledge about many topics.
Energetic and creative, you are always willing to try something if you feel there is any potential for success, and you are able to make something new your own quickly and confidently.
Also born on this date are: Denis Diderot, French philosopher; Chester A. Arthur, U.S. president; Louis Lumiere, chemist, inventor and pioneer filmmaker; Kate Winslet, actress.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6
ARIES (March 21-April 19 -- You may finally have had enough of someone's shenanigans today -- but remember it was you who got such things started way back when!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You'll have the chance to try something that may soon become a favorite of yours. At first, however, you may balk for no good reason.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You must speak nothing but the truth today and resist any and all temptations to fabricate, elaborate or make things up out of whole cloth.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're determined to have a good and memorable day. Things start off favorably, but later on you'll have an obstacle to overcome.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may object to someone's methods, but you cannot fault his or her intentions -- which are, in fact, very similar to your own right now.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may begin to suspect that your feelings about a certain something are actually leading you astray. Get in touch with the real you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can do what you've planned today, but you may have to do it in an unusual way. A little study will catch you up and make success possible.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- What you see and hear today may send you in a new direction for a time -- but someone you know well will call you back before day's end.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- When it comes to "too much" or "too little," you know exactly which you prefer. Does this mean you know what's best for you? Possibly!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll have the chance to give something new a try today -- and whether or not you like it will depend on your state of mind.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll want to avoid anyone who promotes insult as a way to interact. You can remain clear of all such toxic environments now and later.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You've made someone wait long enough, and today you must fulfill a certain responsibility and strive to meet his or her expectations.