Born today, you are destined to score perhaps more "firsts" than any other individual born under your sign -- but those firsts may be interpreted in different ways by different people so that the credit you receive will likewise be different depending on who is giving it to you. This is of no real consequence to you; what others think about you is far less important to you than anyone might suspect. Indeed, you are far more interested in the well-being of others than in your own standing -- and perhaps this is a product of your confidence and capabilities.
You tend to go about your business in a quiet and unassuming manner, keeping your opinions to yourself for the most part. But that you have opinions, and strong ones, must never be doubted or questioned -- for then you can become quite aggressive in the promotion of your ideas. You won't have other people doubting you -- period!
Also born on this date are: "Weird Al" Yankovic, singer and satirist; Pele, soccer player; Michael Crichton, writer; Johnny Carson, TV talk-show host; Ryan Reynolds, actor; Ang Lee, filmmaker; Lincoln Peirce, cartoonist.
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.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You've been giving a certain issue only so much time and effort, but today you're going to have to do a lot more. Others are waiting.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can be far more creative today than anyone else, and in the process, you're likely to discover that you have a hidden talent.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your recognition of a certain key situation will make all the difference to those who have hitched their wagon to yours. Get the job done.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You have the feeling you're being watched, and instead of becoming defensive you might try putting on a show. This approach can win the day!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You've been getting up to some mischief recently, and you know just how far you can go before you have to pull back. The time, of course, is now.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll have the chance to let someone off the hook today -- so why not take advantage of it and let bygones be bygones? You can do it!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- An issue raised by a loved one has you off balance for a time today until you realize you'll be able to make everything come out right.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- When it comes to saying and doing the right thing, you're usually a superstar -- but today a friend confesses disappointment. Find out why!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- The answers you want may not be available to you today, but that doesn't mean you can't intuit the appropriate course of action.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Be sure you are not neglecting a situation that could soon blow up in your face. You don't want anything hanging over you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're expecting a certain situation to unfold in an unsurprising way -- but you're likely to be surprised when all is said and done.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can step in and keep others from making a bad situation worse today -- and, in the process, prevent it from ever being repeated.