For Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004. Those with birthdays today: You often feel that you need to pitch in and help a partner or loved one. This person might be changing and is uncomfortable in his or her skin. Be careful with finances, and handle funds yourself. Investments take some wild swings. Anger could become an issue. Learn how to express it so someone can hear you. Pent-up anger could cause you a problem, physically or emotionally. If you are single, you will want, and nearly crave, the closeness of an intense relationship. You might tumble into a bond, but do not count on it being long-term until you have gone through a year together. If you are attached, talk about your feelings. Don't hold them in. Ultimately, you will empower your commitment.
The Stars Show the Kind of Day You'll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
Aries (March 21-April 19)
- **** You like another's idea, though plans will change. Don't get into last-minute hassles or power plays. Others energize you. A get-together becomes quite animated and fun. Tonight: Catch up on phone calls.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
- ** You and a partner have very different ideas about how to spend your money. If holding a joint account, you might want to get separate accounts. Be practical. Tonight: Order in; enjoy all the trick-or-treaters.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
- *** The only way to win a power struggle is not to play. Don't get triggered. Your humor and playfulness carry you past any rough spots. Give a child more attention. Tonight: Let your imagination rock 'n' roll.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
- ** You might not feel like doing much. A family member, or even you, might want to rearrange a room or two. You don't have to go out of your way. Tonight: Turn off the front-porch lights when you have had enough.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
- **** You might drop in on a friend's party or a get-together. At some point in the day, you might wish you could clone yourself, as both a loved one and a child want your attention now. Tonight: Bob for apples.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
- * Pressure builds. You have a must appearance. You will also need to spend more than you anticipated. Drop in on an older relative or friend midday, bringing this person a thoughtful gift. Tonight: Early to bed.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
- **** Your efforts make all the difference to someone at a distance. You might be planning a trip together. A phone call could draw the two of you closer. You perk up others. Tonight: Follow the music.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
- *** Understand what might be going on with a partner. Avoid all risk-taking that could impact your finances, no matter how enticing the possibilities are. Spend time with individuals. Tonight: Share a problem.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
- ** You are naturally independent and suddenly find yourself in a power play. You could be stubborn and not want to do what others plan -- so don't. Go off and do your own thing. Tonight: At a party.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
- ** You might be grumbling about a project. Just think how good you will feel when you are done. Stop finding excuses -- just do it. Decide to reward yourself once you are done. Tonight: Think "tomorrow."
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
- **** You're in the mood for Halloween, even if you are an adult. Where are your vampire teeth? Relish the moment. Friends might want to do something different. Tonight: Carry on as if you were 6 years old.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
- ** Did you decide to have a Halloween party? Let a partner pitch in and make the happening easier on you. You might be amazed at how easy life can be with some help. Tonight: Calm down.