Born today, you don’t always do things in conventional ways. Indeed, you thrive on challenging common notions of propriety, and you defy expectations again and again. You are certainly one of the most independent individuals born under your sign, and you can be quite aggressive in the protection of your autonomy. When your independence is threatened in any way you will fight back tooth and nail until the threat has been eliminated. You are colorful and mercurial, and your ability to laugh is perhaps the one thing that prevents you from being seen as an “outsider” -- though you are very much one. Your ability to laugh at yourself is quite disarming.
Unusually experimental, you will try new things in new ways whenever you have the opportunity. You believe that life should be spent in search of that one thing that is more valuable than anything else -- and your definition of that value is different from anyone else’s. You are likely to travel far and wide throughout much of your lifetime.
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, polar 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.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You’ll want to do some comparison shopping today before settling on the one thing you think you really want. Avoid impulse purchases.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Don’t let yourself get too emotional about a situation beyond your control. Engage your mind; come at it from an intellectual point of view.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You’ll be dealing with things in your own way today, surely, but you must also pay attention to the way someone else functions as well.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You’re trying to put the last few pieces of a puzzle into place but won’t see what’s missing until you look at it from another angle.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may have to put your own needs on the back burner today as you tend to the desires of one you are trying to impress. This will pay off later.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Remember, manners aren’t just for other people; you will want to put your best foot forward today in order to please those around you whenever you can.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Someone may be trying to catch up to you, but you can make a game out of staying just out of reach. Ultimately, you’ll want to give in.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You’ll want to follow the rules to the letter today, but soon you may realize that occasionally you can profit by bending them just so.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- A collaboration begins today -- and another ends. You mustn’t think that anything that happens today is permanent; it’s just a phase.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You’re looking forward to a little peace and quiet -- but it won’t be yours just yet. You must quell a certain riot close to home.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Pay attention to subtle rhythms that are actually controlling much that you do -- and the choices that you make. Don’t buck the system.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- The earlier you start today, the earlier you may finish -- but that’s not guaranteed. There may be some loose ends to tie up.