Born today, you enjoy taking risks, but you are never foolhardy in your approach; indeed, you strive to be as prepared as possible before undergoing any kind of personal trial, and you want to know that there is the potential for reward at the end of the line. It's not that you are only after personal gain -- though there is certainly a place for such prizes in your life -- but that you respond well to motivation of any kind, and personal gain can prove a powerful motivator! There are others, of course, that work for you -- including doing good for those around you, and providing for friends and family.
You have a great many skills, and yet you may be most interested in developing those that are rarer than others. Like a great many born under your sign, you are not the kind to let a single triumph or failure steer your course, for you know that both are in the cards for you at some point.
Also born on this date are: Jordin Sparks, singer; Maurice Gibb, musician and singer; Steve Garvey, baseball player; Diane Sawyer, TV anchor.
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.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your own accomplishments may be the subject of scrutiny, as others try to determine just how you are able to do what you do.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A change of behavior may send a signal to others that you do not really intend; make it clear that nothing permanent is going on.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll have the chance to secure for yourself and for your family something that is quite valuable -- and lasting.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll come in contact with those who seem to know better than you do what is required and how to achieve it. Watch, listen and learn!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Hard work is in store today, particularly if you don't make an early start and secure a lead for yourself. Catching up may be very hard to do.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Take care that you do not risk everything merely by saying a little too much too soon. There will come a time to share your ideas.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You will learn a great deal today from someone under your care; whether he or she is young or old, the outlook being shared is what matters.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll receive information from another that has you wondering if you have been on the right track. Some things simply sound strange.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may find yourself basking in the appreciation that others have for your past efforts -- but don't let it all go to your head!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Your intentions must be very clear today, or those who are working with you may not present your ideas with enough vision or clarity.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may be feeling your oats today, willing to engage is some mischief merely because of the fun and danger that it involves.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be able to reach further than usual to try and achieve something that hasn't be done before. Others are watching you.