Born today, you are a patient, thoughtful individual, but you may ultimately be remembered for one or two moments of impulsive activity that win the day for yourself and others. Indeed, it is this balance between thought and action that makes you so effective -- in your personal life, your professional endeavors and everything you do. And what is most remarkable is that it doesn't take all that much work on your part to maintain a healthy balance between mind and muscle; it comes naturally to you, and you are able to apply it to almost all of life's issues and endeavors. It is also significant that you have an instinct for identifying the things that are most important in life.
Your generosity is seemingly limitless; there is almost nothing you won't do for another. Of course, this is not entirely selfless; you know that what you do for others is ultimately going to come back around to you, so you will benefit as well -- in ways that may not always be understood by others.
Also born on this date are: Ruth Gordon, actress; Grace Slick, musician and singer; Henry Winkler, actor; Harry Hamlin, actor; Ezra Pound, poet; John Adams, U.S. president; Nia Long, actress; Larry Wilmore, comedian.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're eager to fulfill your destiny, but take care not to bite off more than you can chew. Moderation is key.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You know what is going on in the next room, but you don't want to intrude in any way. Still, there comes a time when enough is enough.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Others may express surprise when you step forward to claim what is yours. They have no leg to stand on, however; you're in the right.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- While others insist that a certain situation is far more complicated than it seems, you know that it really is as simple as can be.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Now is not the time for you to lay into someone with criticism; rather, a calm, supportive approach is likely to get the intended results.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Travel is in the picture, but you're not likely to go where you expect. Be ready for anything -- and pack light!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're waiting for news from the home front -- hoping for the best and fearing the worst. Whatever you hear, you can make it work for you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be tempted to do something that you know you're not supposed to do -- at least not under certain circumstances.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- The situation you are currently facing may not seem like all that much to someone else, but you know just what it demands -- and why.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You are eager to get a certain task behind you, but you mustn't attempt it without first doing all you can to prepare.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Now is the time for you to push someone a little harder than before to see if he or she has what it takes to do a certain thing independently.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may lose your temper after a long period of control and stability. The cause? It's likely to be something almost trivial!