Born today, you have certain ways of doing things, and you're not likely to change -- at least not very often. There are those who say you do things in an old-fashioned way, and those who say that your approach to life is quite modern and adventurous; both are, in fact, true! You do have quite an affinity for old-fashioned manners, old-fashioned motives, old-fashioned mores and old-fashioned style; indeed, there are times when it may seem that you've stepped out of a different decade -- or century, even -- altogether. However, you're never one to shy away from a new way of doing something.
You can be rather standoffish, especially with those you don't know well. But this is a product of your particular "style" -- for you are not one to assume any kind of familiarity or intimacy with those you do not know well, so you will maintain an almost "cold" demeanor when interacting with strangers.
Also born on this date are: "Weird Al" Yankovic, singer and satirist; Pele, soccer player; Michael Crichton, writer; Johnny Carson, TV talk-show host; Ryan Reynolds, actor; Ang Lee, filmmaker; Lincoln Peirce, cartoonist.
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 24
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may not want to respond in kind when someone reaches out to you today; there are elements at play that require a different touch.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You are capable of wielding some serious force today, but you must take care that you're not doing anything out of proportion.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- What you say and do in response to some surprising queries are likely to impress the powers-that-be today. An offer may be forthcoming.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- It may be more difficult than usual today to prepare for something that you thought was merely routine. A few surprises wait for you, surely.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- What you know will prove valuable to you and to those around you today -- but what you don't know may be more important in a stranger sense.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be on the verge of something that can grow very quickly once you've begun in earnest. Don't hesitate to ask questions of the experts.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be required to navigate some unusual ground today; the footing may be stable, but the geography presents a number of surprises.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may get more than you bargain for today when you ask questions of those who are on the periphery. They've been paying attention, clearly!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may have to travel farther than expected today in order to gather what you need to make things happen back home. Schedule wisely!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're in the midst of preparing for something that is as yet unclear. Answers to questions lead to more questions, but they'll be answered.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You don't have a lot of time to spare today -- nor are you overflowing with resources. You must be economical on both counts.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll have the chance to show someone what you're capable of doing, and you're likely to shine under pressure. You attract new fans.