Born today, you know how to work your way through any sort of obstacle course -- unless it is one of your making. In that case, you may find the way difficult and the egress virtually impossible to find, for any maze that you create for yourself -- consciously or unconsciously, literally or figuratively -- is sure to be one that pushes all your buttons, brings your fears to the surface and prevents you from moving forward with confidence. Why is this? The answer, of course, is that you are often your worst enemy -- the one person in the world who can second-guess you and make you work at cross-purposes with yourself, causing you to forget what is best for you and to indulge in that which is quite detrimental. You can control this, however, but it's never likely to be easy; it requires a rare kind of honest self-assessment.
There is within you something of the rebel; when told that you must do a thing, you will do all you can to avoid it outright, without so much as a word of apology or explanation. You simply will not be pinned down by others. You like to make up the rules as you go along -- even when they backfire on you as they sometimes do.
Also born on this date are: Tracy Nelson, actress; Anne Tyler, writer; Helen Reddy, singer; Minnie Pearl, comedian; Marion Ross, actress; Pablo Picasso, artist; Richard E. Byrd, Arctic explorer; Leo G. Carroll, actor; Georges Bizet, composer.
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 26
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your attitude may not be in sync with the expectations others have of you. What adjustment can you make without any negative results?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- How you say things will matter more today than it did yesterday, and less than it will tomorrow. You'll suspect a trend in the making.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can accomplish much today without exceeding your stress limit by too much. After hours, you'll discover a new way to let off steam.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can expect others to talk about you today -- but what they are saying may take you by surprise. Your reputation is safe.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may suspect someone close to you of doing something to sabotage your current efforts, but that's only a misinterpretation of certain coincidences.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can expect to get along with most people today -- but some may challenge you in a way that requires you to keep your distance.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Something you did long ago is being remembered by those who were only innocent bystanders then. You're not out of the woods just yet!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You don't want to misrepresent the truth in any way today. Focus on that which is clear and demonstrable; get expert advice.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Make a note of those things that affect you beneath the surface somehow. This will require a little more self-awareness than usual.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Someone else's odd mood may change yours today without any sort of warning. You must be ready to adjust activities accordingly.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're focused on all the right things, but you still may not feel any nearer to a primary goal. Is something "real" holding you up?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may not understand all the ins and outs of a deal struck without your knowledge, but you can enjoy a profitable day nonetheless.