Happy birthday: for Thursday, Oct. 27. This year you will be especially verbal about what you want. You also will enjoy batting around ideas with someone who has the same drive as you. If you are single, use care with people you meet. You could meet someone who poses as some other type of person. Be a bit cynical before you decide to date. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from taking time away from the daily grind. By putting yourselves in a new environment, you will continue to grow and understand each other even more. LIBRA is a wonderful healer for you. Aries (March 21-April 19): ★★★★ Read between the lines, though you are likely to hear the complete story later in the day anyway. You’ll have enough morsels to work with that you can decide what to do. You might choose to let someone else run with the ball. Tonight: Go along with the program. Taurus (April 20-May 20): ★★★ Recognize that you are just one person with a limited amount of energy. You can’t always challenge others, even if you disagree with them. Your sense of humor comes through in several discussions today. Allow someone else to call the shots. Tonight: Full of fun and laughter. Gemini (May 21-June 20): ★★★★★ You have a way of drawing others toward you. Your sense of humor allows you to play with a serious idea that has long-term implications. By lightening up the discussion, you’ll allow someone else to express his or her ideas. Tonight: Consider starting the weekend early. Cancer (June 21-July 22): ★★★★ Listen to others’ feelings about a personal matter. You’ll have a challenge merging together different views and coming to an agreement. But it can happen, with your energy and ideas. A child or new love interest could occupy your thoughts. Tonight: At a favorite spot. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): ★★★★ You have a lot to share, but for some reason you can’t seem to drive your points home. Recognize the futility of continuing as you have been. Frustration could set in. Let go of this issue for now. Your timing might be off. Tonight: Put your feet up and relax. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): ★★★★ Defer to others if you can’t handle a loved one’s demands. You might try to initiate a discussion. Find a place where you both can be happy. Try to keep the conversation open, and don’t corner this person into a certain position. Tonight: Run errands on the way home. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): ★★★★ You can see what is going on, and you understand the symbolism of what is happening. Trying to explain your perspective to someone else could be futile at best. Listening might be the only way past the problem. Try to see where this person is coming from. Tonight: Spring free. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): ★★★ You might want to share more openly with someone who can identify with where you are coming from. You also might want to make sure that this person can keep a secret. You’ll see that there are more ways around a hassle than you had originally thought. Tonight: Do for you. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): ★★★ Zero in on a key statement in a discussion; realize that these words carry a lot of weight. Understand what is happening with a friend. This person’s words will enlighten you to his or her issues. Be more open, and he or she will feel safer with you. Tonight: Think ‘’weekend.’’ Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): ★★★★ A conversation carries more power than you’d thought. Be open to a changing situation. You might not want to adjust any more than you need to. Touch base with various individuals in your life. You could opt to bring them together in the near future. Tonight: A must appearance.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): ★★★★ Listen, but also note what is not being said. A lot is going on behind the scenes. It could be difficult to reverse direction at this point in time. You might feel as if you can’t make headway with someone who rigidly holds a particular view. Tonight: Count on going till the wee hours. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): ★★★★ You could be looking at a situation from a new perspective. A discussion will inspire you to take on a more empathetic view. Detach in order to understand where others are coming from. Express your caring. Reassess a recent decision you made. Tonight: A close encounter. Born today: Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt (1858), poet Dylan Thomas (1914), actor John Cleese (1939)