Born today, you have been endowed with a love of involvement, hard work, adventure and risk -- and your risk-taking is likely to manifest in the form of activity that allows you to reach remarkable heights, provided you do all you can to discipline yourself and minimize dangers as much as possible. You are no daredevil, you see, and you want to survive a dangerous endeavor or encounter as much as anyone else -- but because you are willing to incur greater risk than most others, you're able to gain the advantage over others you might face in a one-on-one contest.
Though you are quite suited to working as a member of a well-organized and focused team, you are always at your best when working alone. You are drawn to those activities that promote individuality, creativity and solo accomplishment -- and when there is no work to be done, you will make some for yourself, to keep yourself busy, engaged and striving for a bright and prosperous tomorrow.
Also born on this date are: Cesar Milstein, Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist; Chevy Chase, actor and comic; R.L. Stine, writer; Karyn Parsons, actress; Bruno Mars, singer.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can deliver the goods today -- but you'll want to be sure that you will be fairly compensated for your efforts. Do your homework.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You should be able to connect with as many people as you wish without having to learn something new. Technology is your friend today!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll want to share all new information today just as quickly as it comes to you, so you must be prepared ahead of time to communicate clearly.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A message comes to you today that has you wondering about its source. Investigation leads you down a strange and winding path.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- What you offer will almost certainly be accepted today, but there may be strings attached -- and you must be ready to negotiate openly.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- What you try to accomplish in collaboration with others today may not have the impact you had hoped for, but a solo effort is most effective.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may have questions about some new steps to take toward your desired goal. Be sure you have all up-to-date information before inquiring.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have trouble accessing a space that you wish to work in today. A clever arrangement can give you more than you had anticipated.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Before putting a new plan into motion, you'll want to stage a dress rehearsal of sorts so you are aware of all possibilities.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can include many more in your endeavors today than the few who have already signed on. You'll want to pick and choose, of course!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll be able to complete something important just in time today -- and others will almost certainly follow your lead.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- The first few hours of the day are almost certain to be the most important, and something later on proves much easier than expected.