Born today, you always seem ready for something new to tackle, and you are at your best only when you are addressing some personal challenge or another. When things are routine and expected, you become quickly bored and frustrated -- and will sometimes go so far as to make trouble for yourself just to avoid sinking into a rut! The kinds of difficulties that most others try to avoid seem just right to you; you enjoy digging deep and working hard to overcome them -- and you appreciate the lessons you learn in the process. You never stop evolving; you are always eager to learn how to do something new -- or think about things in a new way.
Some people might call you selfish, but this is only because you seem to be motivated by a desire to accomplish things that are tangible, measurable and valued highly. You are certainly interested in personal rewards, but they are not the be-all or end-all to you.
Also born on this date are: Chase Utley, baseball player; Milla Jovovich, actress; Bill Pullman, actor; Eugene Levy, actor and comedian; Bob Guccione, publisher; William Safire, columnist; Arthur Fiedler, conductor.
To see what is in store for you tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your reaction to someone else's surprise behavior may not be in line with the reaction of others. Proportion isn't everything.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Your perspective may not be allowing you the truest look at the way things are -- or the way things could be. It's time for an adjustment.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You've heard of much, but you haven't heard of everything -- and today you may be introduced to something that takes you by surprise.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be going against the grain at this time, and not everyone is going to take your behavior sitting down. Be ready for a fight.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- It's important for you to acknowledge your origins -- genetically and geographically. Location has a strong influence.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your expectations may be shattered by someone who isn't playing by the rules. His or her new way of doing things fascinates you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can combine the best of what has gone before with what is new -- and yet there is still something unique that you can offer.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll want to say "enough is enough" today, but even you may not be able to resist a certain something that gives you unusual pleasure.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are feeling your oats today, but take care that you don't let things get out of hand simply because you cannot control yourself.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- It's time to do a little something special for you -- but before all is done you'll find yourself doing things for others as well.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You have a few choices open to you, but you have a few responsibilities to fulfill before you are able to enjoy any recreation.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- The effects of hard work on you may actually take you by surprise. When all is said and done, you'll be ready to take on even more.