BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Nolan North was born in New Haven, Conn., on this day in 1970. This birthday guy primarily works as a voice actor, lending his voice talents to animated TV series such as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Transformers Prime" and "Dragons: Riders of Berk." He played the recurring role of Peter Hastings on the series "Pretty Little Liars" and appeared as Chris Ramsey on the long-running soap "General Hospital" from 1997-2003.

ARIES (Mar 21-Apr. 19): The arrival of Halloween doesn't mean you need to build a house of horrors. Don't be oversensitive to what others say, as they may simply be trying to get a reaction. Win the game by avoiding confrontation.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): There's plenty of candy to go around. Don't get down in the dumps because someone does a bit better than you. You've got too many good things going for you to worry about everyone else.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you can't beat them, join them. A situation may not sit well with you, but since you don't have the power to change it, accept it and move on. Be conscientious about meeting deadlines or keeping appointments.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): The sky's the limit. Keep on climbing until you reach the top. A beneficial situation may have given a boost to your standing, but that's no reason not to keep working your way even higher.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don't let it go to your head. You may have received some well-deserved pats on the back, but that doesn't mean you can slack off now. You've set a high standard for yourself and it's up to you to maintain it.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): There's no trick to treating yourself. You may be too old to go door to door in costume, but there's no reason you shouldn't indulge in life's little pleasures.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22.): Spending your money foolishly could come back to haunt you. There's no item or bauble that you can't live without. A friend standing at a crossroads may need a gentle nudge in the right direction.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Masks can't hide what's going on inside. Heightened perception allows you to see who's really on your side and who's out for themselves. Consider the source when processing the information you receive.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Punctuality is appreciated. Being on time and dependable will be what gains you the most respect today. Those who've achieved the greatest success didn't get to the top by being late.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Be as good as your word. Make a point of honoring commitments and promises, just as would expect others to do. Focus on long-term goals and eliminate things that derail you from making progress.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Never betray a trust. Earning someone's confidence is an honor that should not be taken lightly. Take seriously an obligation to be in someone's corner when they need you. Hold friendships in high regard.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Know of what you speak. You may talk a good game, but there's no substitute for having the facts to back up your words. Research whatever subject catches your fancy and display your newfound knowledge.

IF OCTOBER 31 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Don't become carried away by suspicions, superstitions or fantasies just because you get a chance to dress up and play "let's pretend" tonight. During the next four to six weeks you may be overly gullible or fall prey to wishful thinking. There's safety in numbers, so stick with your peer group or circle of friends. After the first of the year, you can safely take a vacation without ruffling anyone's feathers or drawing criticism. January or early February are good times to make key changes or crucial financial or romantic decisions.