Born today, you enjoy being at the cutting edge of any new development, for you were not born to follow but to lead. You may do so in any one of a great many endeavors, but whatever you do will likely affect a great number of other individuals, and what may have begun as a personal mission may well become a universal cause espoused by a great many -- even, perhaps, around the world. There are those who think they can size you up, and sum you up, quickly and even dismissively -- but they are only fooling themselves.
You're not one to change your mind very often, but when you do, it is because you have thought a thing through very carefully, weighed all aspects of it and decided that the way you had been thinking is erroneous somehow.
Also born on this date are: Chuck Berry, musician; Freida Pinto, actress; George C. Scott, actor; Melina Mercouri, actress; Joe Morton, actor; Wendy Wasserstein, playwright; Lotte Lenya, singer and actress; Joy Bryant, actress.
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 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can escape a current pattern of behavior by turning right instead of turning left -- or vice versa. A new road requires new attention.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It's a good day to consider removing yourself from a situation that is not panning out as you had expected. No one will fault you for it, surely!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're facing a complex situation that cannot be fixed simply by throwing money at the central problem. Weigh your options with great care.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You receive an offer that is simply too good to pass up -- or so it seems. Take a moment to consider the pros and cons; don't be hasty!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Someone has been breaking the rules lately, and it may be up to you today to see that his or her behavior is corrected -- as efficiently as possible.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your silence can speak volumes today. When asked to share your opinion of a certain key situation, you know what you have to do.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can do anything you are determined to do today -- but know that you may have to overcome one particular obstacle before moving forward.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- It's time for you to set the stage for something that you know will win a favorable reaction from a great many people. You must be thorough!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are curious about the person who seems to be influencing certain things from behind the scenes -- but is this something you want to know?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can make a good deal of headway today even without knowing just how you will reach the finish line. That mystery will be solved later.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The more assumptions you make today, the further you will drift from the truth. You will be better off waiting until reliable information is available.
PISCES (Feb. 19 -- March 20) -- You are aware of being pushed from behind -- but by whom? It's time to set aside other concerns and focus on this one central mystery.