Born today, you have been endowed with a great deal of self-knowledge, and yet it is not likely to make the road ahead of you easier at any given time or place because you are so complex that even the mere fact of knowing who you are is something that others may find hard to understand, appreciate or accept. One might ask how it is possible to "know" someone as infuriatingly mercurial and changeable as you -- but you're not one to argue the point.
Also born on this date are: Tracy Nelson, actress; Anne Tyler, writer; Helen Reddy, singer; Minnie Pearl, comedienne; Marion Ross, actress; Pablo Picasso, artist; Richard E. Byrd, polar explorer; Leo G. Carroll, actor; Georges Bizet, composer.
You are not always what you seem to be, and this is especially true in your personal affairs. You willingly let others think this, that or the other thing about you while, in fact, you behave in ways that challenge the validity of those assumptions. When things are going well, you are even-tempered and sociable; when they are not you can be quite difficult in your interactions.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 26
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're likely to experience something like a reversal today, but there should be few negative results. See where this leads!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Your spirits are likely to be lifted today by someone who shows a genuine interest in how you are doing. You have much to show off, when asked.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're tired of working in someone's shadow, but today isn't likely the day to make a change. You can, however, make an exciting plan.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The information you receive today can be trusted, but you'll want to be sure that others are not using what they hear in the wrong ways.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're likely to be told a secret today, and you may be made immediately uncomfortable because you don't know what to do with the information.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are confident that what you have planned will go over as expected. Much depends on how receptive others are when things are just beginning.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may have to make a major concession today, but you have something up your sleeve that will allow you to win once more tomorrow.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can help someone in need today and also do something for yourself that no one has been willing to do for you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Recent events may have dented your usually positive outlook, but today you should be able to recover some of your optimism. Don't hang back.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- If someone shows an interest in what you are doing, your best course is to encourage their involvement. Don't hide away, certainly!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- What you do for someone today is likely to be more than anyone else has done in quite some time. Your involvement makes a difference.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- If it's compensation you're expecting today, you're likely to be disappointed. You will, however, get some well-deserved recognition.