Born today, you may find yourself balanced somewhat precariously between light and dark, and all you do in life will reflect which extreme you are currently experiencing at any given time. Trouble can come from either end of the scale, of course, and you will learn that when you are flying high you can be in just as much personal danger as you are when you are suffering through one of your low periods. The trick, of course, is to achieve a kind of balance that can be maintained for long periods -- and ideally without conscious effort.
Despite these difficulties, you are capable of doing a great deal -- and indeed, you may find yourself at the top of your chosen profession, at least for a time. You can be quite competitive, but you can also recognize -- and accept -- when you have been beaten by a worthy opponent. But that doesn't mean you'll be down and out for long, surely!
Also born on this date are: Sylvia Plath, writer and poet; Nanette Fabray, singer; Roy Lichtenstein, artist; Simon Le Bon, singer; John Cleese, actor and comedian; Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. president; Dylan Thomas, poet.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You have work to do, though you don't quite know where to start. Someone you know well provides an example of what you want to be.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may hear from someone who is delivering nothing but bad news right now -- and your reaction is likely to set the tone for everyone around you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Seek and ye shall find -- if not today, then in the days to come. You're not after immediate results but, rather, results that will last.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can take action today that puts others to shame -- but is this really what you want? Try instead to work in a collaborative capacity.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You unearth a piece of information that has been unacknowledged by others for far too long. It's time to give it the promotion it deserves.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You receive more than hints from those who are eager for you to win. Take care, however: You don't want anyone to think you're cheating!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can enjoy far more solace today than expected once you realize a current stumbling block has really only existed in your mind.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- How you feel and what you think may have to take a back seat today to the feelings and thoughts of one who has greater immediate authority.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Just because your contribution isn't acknowledged outright doesn't mean it has no value. Indeed, yours holds all others together.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Don't listen to those who say that communication is overrated; today, communication is everything! Get that message delivered!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You are struggling against restraints that you neither expected nor understand. Take the time to trace their history.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- What you know comes into play today as others shirk their responsibilities. You'll find yourself doing more than expected right now.