Born today, you are likely to be quite accomplished when you are still quite young. While this can certainly be a positive aspect of your evolution, the truth is it also has a negative side: You may be compelled far too often to repeat yourself, to rest on your laurels or otherwise squander what you've done and what you've learned rather than continue the journey and raise the bar with the tools you've been given by genetics and the stars.
There is something of the poet about you, and while you possess remarkable discipline and look at things realistically and through a clear and untarnished lens, you also respond to life's ups and downs with a kind of dreamlike perception that marries reality with fantasy and allows you to imagine the world very much as you would like it to be -- and work to see it become reality.
Also born on this date are: Denis Diderot, French philosopher; Chester A. Arthur, U.S. president; Louis Lumiere, chemist, inventor and pioneer filmmaker; Kate Winslet, 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.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're eager to be entertained today, but it's likely that you will find yourself entertaining others, which is much more rewarding.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're in for more excitement than expected today, especially if you continue down your current path where something lies in wait.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Don't be so focused on immediate gains today that you turn away from a clear opportunity to benefit in new ways over the long term.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Productivity is linked to your ability to see things for what they really are. Deceive yourself today and you'll experience a setback.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Another's expectations may be somewhat confusing to you today, as they do not clearly reflect what needs to be done. Investigate on your own.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your emotions are likely to be fully engaged today as you work your way through something that is much more immersive than you expected.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Things may seem to be out of balance at home, where an outside influence is exerting unusual pressure. Action you take pays off.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- A problem presents itself today that is familiar yet rather baffling. You will have to look at it from another person's perspective.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- What goes on around you affects you in a way for which you are not altogether prepared. Physical hazards must be avoided at all times.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You are seeing things more clearly now than you were only yesterday. You should gain the advantage and can take several steps forward.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The approach you take will make all the difference today, as it will determine whether those around you want to help you or hinder you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can come up with a fine plan today, but it's a friend's input that really elevates things to a new level. Listen to more ideas.