Born today, you have been endowed with the confidence you need to pursue almost any goal, so long as that goal comes from you; you're certainly not one to follow another's wishes or desires to professional success or personal contentment. When it comes to navigating your life, you are your own best pilot, and while this means that occasionally you're going to hit the shore or the rocks or fall prey to some other obstacle, you will learn how to respond quickly and accurately to such mishaps and turn disaster into potential -- and, eventually, success. Just remember, hitting the rocks needn't be the end of the journey.
You may, at times, espouse views and beliefs that are not mainstream or popular, and you can expect to encounter pushback now and then. Still, this needn't be a reason to sever ties with anyone; you know how to disagree with someone and still hold them in high regard.
Also born on this date are: Buster Keaton, silent film star; Alicia Silverstone, actress; Susan Sarandon, actress; Charlton Heston, actor; Rutherford B. Hayes, U.S. president; Anne Rice, novelist; Rachael Leigh Cook, 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.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may have the opportunity today to turn a hobby into a moneymaking activity -- but you can't expect to be paid right away.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may be balanced rather precariously between what works and what doesn't, but an outside influence will help you work this out successfully.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be presented with a situation that seems to require you to compromise in some way -- but you can get through it with your honor intact.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You will have to act fast today in order to cut off someone before a collision of sorts takes place. Be vigilant and don't compromise.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Criticism comes your way today -- again -- because of something you do that those around you don't understand. That's no reason to stop.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- An honest self-assessment yields a few surprising discoveries today, and you'll likely choose to make some very basic changes as a result.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You'll be saved in some way today by a creative endeavor that prevents you from sinking into an emotional quagmire. This has potential.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Others are sure to enjoy your exploits today even if they don't get personally involved. Much that you do can prove quite entertaining.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're not about to change your mind today without being presented with a host of evidence to support someone's opposing view.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You will have the opportunity today to show off your rather eclectic taste. You may even be able to win over a few diehard critics.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Others may try to guess what you'll do next, but they'll likely fail, as you're keeping any and all information very close to the vest.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Two seemingly unrelated activities come together today in a way that increases both your involvement and your potential rewards. Go for it.