BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Hiroyuki Sanada was born in Tokyo, Japan, on this date in 1960. This birthday guy has appeared in such films as "The Wolverine," "Rush Hour 3" and "The Last Samurai." He also has worked in TV, playing recurring roles on "Revenge" and "Lost." With a massive resume of films in his native Japan, Sanada starred in the original Japanese version of the horror hit "Ring."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): When you accidentally go overboard, you find that the water is fine. You may be drowning in a sea of ideas, but a special someone is nearby to throw you a life jacket. A sense of humor is useful this weekend.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Feeding your fantasies feels good. People may perceive you as better than you really are, so this might be a good weekend to go to the mall and get glamour shots, visit a local carnival, or meet new connections.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You may get a nibble but can't get a byte. Your mind tends to prefer logic, so when people dangle invitations or assurances in your direction you want to take them at their word. Casual promises may not pan out.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): "Happy as a clam" is an odd expression. You may not be sure if anyone has ever done a study on why clams are so happy, but you really don't care. You may find life very exciting and satisfying, with or without a study.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Following well-meant advice might land you in a pickle. Work and career matters could come to a culmination point and you may be forced to follow through on off-hand promises.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A creative roadblock may fall away and you're likely to be optimistic about the future. Get necessary paperwork done and take care of all details. A friend might exaggerate an ability to assist you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): It's called a fling because it isn't likely to happen again. You throw your heart into something, but never actually let go and can reel it back if necessary. Have a romantic weekend without consequences.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You can exercise good judgment without being judgmental. You may discover that others are frittering away resources or not following through on promises. Put the brakes on spending without putting a lid on fun.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Act on the cue cards from "Gone with the Wind" and think about it tomorrow. Your optimism might be grounded in reality, but you can have a great time living out a fantasy for a few hours.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Social niceties and good manners win respect and extra appreciation, even when you must fly by the seat of your pants. The tendency to be businesslike keeps personal boundaries posted with new people.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Once day, your fantasies will come true. A break from routines could be great fun and offer an exciting escape from reality. Just remember that passing pleasant experiences are not permanent.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Use broad strokes instead of tiny ones and you won't paint yourself into a corner. This isn't the best time to go over minor details with partners or a significant others. Maintain an optimistic, helpful attitude.
IF OCTOBER 12 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You may be poised to enjoy a peaceful period of bountiful opportunities and can settle into a comfortable groove during the next several weeks. You're enthusiastic, fearless and unlikely to experience any surprises, so you can concentrate on achieving your deepest ambitions in December. December is a focal month when you'll have the vision, as well as the expertise, to make sound business or financial decisions. End-of-the-year tax strategies can make a world of difference. However, if the opportunity for an amorous escapade arrives in December or February, don't pass it up.
Omarr's daily astrological forecast
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