Born today, you are an upright, forthright and, as far as you are concerned, mostly right individual who never shrinks from a crisis and who is always ready to jump into a situation in defense of someone who needs help -- whether or not it has been asked for. Your beliefs are marrow-deep, and you're not one to alter them without the presentation of absolute proof that an alternative is, in fact, the correct way of thinking about a given issue.
You are quite creative, and you are eager to promote creativity in others. You approach every project from an original perspective -- especially when you are improving on what others have done before. In such cases you will always strive to adopt an approach that is unique to you -- so that the results, in the end, are likewise unique. You want to be remembered for making a difference of some kind.
Also born on this date are: Eleanor Roosevelt, U.S. first lady and U.N. delegate; Joan Cusack, actress; Jerome Robbins, choreographer and director; Lester Bowie, jazz trumpeter.
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.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- There's no reason for you to hide who you are today, or act any differently in front of others than you ordinarily do. Be as honest as you can!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may simply have to pound out a piece of work as quickly as possible today without giving too much thought to the finer points.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be caught off guard today by someone who is willing to tell you far more than you think you have to know. You may want to reciprocate.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Give yourself a little more time today, if at all possible, to complete a task that usually doesn't even require much thought or preparation.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll be impressed by the way someone approaches their work today, and you can borrow an observed technique as you start a new project.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may suspect that someone is trying to get the best of you by doing that which is unacceptable or even illicit. Keep your guard up.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- If it comes to you once today, it's likely to come to you twice or three times -- provided you are able to recognize it at first sight.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're ready to reveal something to a friend or loved one that you've been sitting on for quite some time. Openness can only do you good!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You have a surprise in store for someone today that is sure to get everyone's blood pumping -- and you can't wait to unveil it.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You must do what you have to today to lock in certain details that you cannot afford to forget in the hours -- and days -- to come.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may not be doing things exactly according to schedule today, but your methods may soon be adopted by others because they are so effective.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have to put your needs aside for the time being today in order to help someone whose situation is much more urgent than your own.