Born today, you are one of the most serious-minded individuals born under your sign, and yet you know how to enjoy yourself as well, even when you are working hard and doing all you can to have a positive influence over the lives of those around you. You are not one to live your life in a vacuum, and the relationships you build on a daily basis are always your greatest source of pride -- and they provide you with all the inspiration you ever need in order to excel at whatever endeavors you may commit to, whether personal or professional.
When it comes to playtime, you can be quite the mischief-maker, and you love nothing more than to bend or stretch the rules in order to increase the odds in your favor or take others by surprise. Your enjoyment of all manner of games is certainly contagious, and others always look forward to engaging you in any kind of fun -- especially if it involves friendly competition.
Also born on this date are: Elie Wiesel, writer; Truman Capote, novelist; Deborah Kerr, actress; Johnny Mathis, singer; Jenna Elfman, actress; Lacey Chabert, 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.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Things take longer today -- probably because you are eager for them to take as little time as possible. It's all a matter of perspective.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can gather clues rather swiftly today, but that doesn't mean the solution to a mystery will reveal itself just yet. More work remains.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Those who come to you in the name of "assistance" may actually be making things harder for you today. You might have to insist on going it alone.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A personal endeavor takes on greater meaning today when you realize just what it is you're doing in the grand scheme of things. Keep it up!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can work wonders with little today -- except that you're going to have to make a certain expenditure before things get started in earnest.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- It's quality, not quantity, that matters today. You're going to have to change the way you see things in order to have your efforts measure up.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- It will take more than goodwill to make things happen today. You must be willing to roll up your sleeves and show others what it means to work.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may not be able to be in two places at once, but if you play your cards right, your work can have the same effect. Time to multitask!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can spend time today doing activities that impress others; those actions fulfill you in more ways than one. A loved one takes part.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be growing impatient about something you cannot affect, no matter how you try. Input comes to you from many sources.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- It may be difficult to solve a certain mystery today, but the effort you put into this will surely be worth it. Surprises wait for you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A swift reorganization is likely to better the odds today, but take care that you don't overlook something that is virtually unchangeable.