Born today, you are perhaps the classic Virgo native, for you are disciplined, hardworking, circumspect and always interested in issues of parity and fairness. Indeed, you believe everyone on the planet deserves the same fair treatment and respect, as well as the same opportunity to excel, and you will work tirelessly during your lifetime to see that this is so. Because you follow your bliss in ways that few ever do, you are likely to enjoy a very long and fruitful life full of opportunity and accomplishment that is widely recognized and admired.
Despite your ability to shrug off criticism, you can take things quite personally, and you feel things very deeply -- especially the sting of disappointment, which you will have to experience now and then in order to remain realistic and balanced, especially in the assessment of your own talents. You must never believe you can do more than you can do.
Also born on this date are: Jimmy Carter, U.S. president; Vladimir Horowitz, pianist; Julie Andrews, singer and actress; Walter Matthau, actor; Jurnee Smollett-Bell, actress; Randy Quaid, actor; Zach Galifianakis, comedian and actor.
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.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're headed toward a rendezvous with someone who will challenge you in ways you had not anticipated. Be ready to stand up for yourself.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're going to have to trust someone to do at least the bare minimum today in order to lay the groundwork for your subsequent tasks.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can combine learning and instinct to excellent effect today and keep those who would criticize you at bay. Things heat up very soon.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're eager to enjoy a little more freedom than usual today -- but that's almost entirely up to you. Loosen the reins on your own desires.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Energy and ambition are on the rise at this time, and there is little you feel you cannot do. Use caution when moving forward.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You must be willing to look more closely at what you either fear or do not understand. It's time to knock down such barriers.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Make sure the fine print confirms what you think about what has been promised to you, and keep your expectations in check. Be realistic.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You have an appointment today that you must not break, so you may have to reschedule something that comes up at the last minute.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are not yet fully prepared to do what will be required of you when you accept a challenge that comes your way, but your time will come.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're very eager to get results, and there's little you won't do -- but you must not be tempted to throw away the rulebook.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may have some difficulty today dealing with someone whose behavior falls well outside the boundaries you consider normal.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can get everything done today that you said you'd do and still make things interesting for yourself by choosing a radical approach.