Born today, you are far more creative than most other people born under your sign, and also far less attached to the idea of doing things in a conventional way. Sure, there are other unconventional Libra natives out there, and you're sure to run into many of them, but the fact is that your penchant for the unusual or unconventional way often leads you to go to extremes, and you will risk much to prove that you are not afraid of risking anything at all! You were born to succeed, surely -- but also to do so entirely on your own terms.
You can soar to tremendous heights, and plummet quickly from them into the depths of frustration and discontent -- and when you are struggling in one of your low periods, you aren't likely to welcome the attentions of others.
Also born on this date are: Arthur Miller, playwright; Mae Jemison, astronaut; Evel Knievel, daredevil; Rita Hayworth, actress; Cameron Mackintosh, musical theater producer; Jimmy Breslin, journalist and writer; Jean Arthur, actress; Margot Kidder, actress; Ziggy Marley, musician.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Are you pulling more than your own weight? Today is a good day to examine the situation and insist that things become more equitable.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Consistency can work wonders for you today, though some may criticize you for not being more creative. You're making some hard decisions.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- The success you enjoy today is due, in part, to what someone has recently given you. It's time to pay that debt in your unique manner.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You must say "no" today in order to pave the way for a resounding "yes" later on. Some may not understand, but you get the support you need.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're eager to know what is going on behind closed doors today -- but is that really your business? You do have skin in the game, surely.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- The odds will seem to be in your favor for a time today, and you must act within a very small window of opportunity or lose that advantage.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The surprises in store for you may be many or few, but in either case you'll surely find a way to make very quick progress as a result.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have to go to an untried source for the information you require today. Let someone do the scouting for you and offer a report.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You understand much about what's been going on around you, and today you'll have the chance to take action that can make a difference.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be put to the test today by someone who isn't satisfied that your actions are supported by the status quo. This gets complicated.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can give a friend what he or she needs -- and just at the right moment. When you have the time to tend to your own business, you must be efficient.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Mind the clock today, and know that when the time comes for you to stop what you're doing and move on, there is little you can do about it.