Born today, you are no stranger to difficulty, and this will serve to strengthen your resolve in virtually all things, and also give you an outlook that is not what might be expected: You are far more positive, optimistic and lighthearted overall than others who have been destined to endure trials and tribulations on a regular basis. You work hard, you play hard, you recognize that life is a challenge, and you embrace that challenge -- but you are never sour, dour or otherwise unpleasant to be around. In fact, you are unusually bright and sociable and often quite inspiring. Many who know you are likely to remark upon your ability to smile in the face of adversity -- but then, as far as you are concerned, what else is there to do? Perhaps that is your great secret: the eternal smile.
You may, again and again, be stopped in your tracks not long after you have set out on a journey -- but this will teach you how to get started again very quickly, without losing too much ground. You know how to rely on yourself above all others -- and yet you can surely interact cooperatively with another when the opportunity arises.
Also born on this date are: Lauren Tewes, actress; Mahalia Jackson, singer; Jaclyn Smith, actress and model; Cary Elwes, actor; Pat Sajak, game show host; Bob Hoskins, actor; Jackie Coogan, actor.
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.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- What you do today to keep your emotions in check can be a learning situation for someone in your care -- but it mustn't go on too long!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Are you ready to take advantage of a situation someone else has created for you? You'll be unprepared only if you haven't paid attention.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You've come a long way, but there is still a long way for you to go. Take a close look at the path previously taken by someone you admire.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You mustn't let a minor misunderstanding develop into a major crisis at home. It's up to you to keep voices down and humor engaged.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're progressing faster than you had expected, but in a way that may raise the eyebrows of those who are nominally in charge. You are unique!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Helping someone else is the same as helping yourself today. You may be tempted to step into a possibly dangerous situation after hours.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- What bubbles to the surface today is nothing to be concerned about -- provided you have prepared yourself to face certain key emotional issues.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Make sure that anything that engages you for more time than expected is something of your choosing. Don't let yourself be distracted.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- The difference between the genuine and the artificial will appear to you in stark relief today as you face a troubling situation.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- What you have to offer is worth more -- and to more people -- than what someone else has relied on for quite some time. A new age is dawning.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll want to have certain issues illuminated in new ways today -- and you must lead the way. Others will follow if you carry the light.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- How many ways can you make the simplest statement mean different things? Today, what you say will enjoy a variety of different interpretations.