Born today, you are one of the most naturally gregarious individuals born under your sign; you are friendly, easygoing and always willing to lend a hand to someone in need, whether it be a long-deliberated act or one performed on the spur of the moment. You enjoy learning things about other people, and you put that knowledge to good use day after day. Indeed, your unique brand of social interaction feeds itself, and the more you interact with others, the more successful that interaction becomes -- and so on. You are never one to hold a grudge, and you are almost always quick to forgive another's trespass.
When it comes to the rigorous requirements of daily life in the modern world, you may sometimes feel a bit out to sea, for you do not have the kind of brain or personality that puts a premium on the kind of organization and business acumen that is so prized by others.
Also born on this date are: Marlene Dietrich, actress; Cokie Roberts, journalist; Gerard Depardieu, actor; John Amos, actor; Louis Pasteur, microbiologist; Oscar Levant, actor and musician.
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.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Once you get started, you're not going to want to stop, even for those routine pleasures you look forward to. Focus your energies.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- What you do trying to help another may actually work against him or her in the long run. You will both want to come up with another way.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll find yourself playing the waiting game -- and the person with whom you are competing is used to lying in wait, so be ready!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The same old thing isn't likely to do it for you today, no matter who suggests it to you. You're in the mood, rather, to reinvent yourself.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're getting all the expected signals from someone with whom you're negotiating, but the outcome isn't likely to be what is anticipated.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're at the end of something while someone close to you is just beginning. It's a good day to meet in the middle.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Don't worry about the distances you have to travel; what's important is that you plan your trip so that you reach your destination.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be unclear about another's motives, while he or she may be in doubt about your methods. Explanations are due all around.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- It's a good day to mount a fact-finding expedition of sorts today. What you have to find out will surely affect everyone involved.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- What lies beneath the surface is surely worth investigating, but certain aspects of it are likely to remain hidden long after today.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're far more focused on quality than quantity at this time, but you mustn't overlook the possibility that you could run out.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may experience something of a scare as the day begins, but you mustn't let this spook you while you settle down to work.