Born today, you are almost always aware of what is going on around you, what it means to you and what you must do about it in order to make things turn out well for you and everyone concerned. You have a knack for understanding what makes people tick, and you are always compelled to know as much as possible about the subtle truths of people and situations. You are never content with an overview of something; you want to understand the fine points! You can be quick to make up your mind about something, but that doesn't mean you can't change it.
You can be quite idealistic, but you never let go of your pragmatic side; you maintain a healthy balance between an understanding of what could be and what is -- and working between those two notions you are able to make the best of most situations.
Also born on this date are: Tracey Ullman, actress and comedian; Patti Smith, rocker; Rudyard Kipling, author; Jack Lord, actor; Bert Parks, pageant host; Michael Nesmith, musician and songwriter.
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.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 31
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your interests and the interests of a loved one may be somewhat divergent at this time; with effort, you can bring them back together.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The behavior of someone you thought you understood may defy understanding today. You will want to look back at some telltale signs.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may have trouble following someone else's rules today, and yet you understand that progress right now depends upon it.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're in no mood to play games with a loved one who seems to think that everything is a game. Your current situation is quite serious.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're facing a few choices today that have you in a quandary: Do you do what is best for you, or do you serve the status quo?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- An experiment today may result in a realization that has you making sweeping changes in the way you go about your daily affairs.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may have your doubts about living up to another's expectations -- but today your energy and creativity are reaching new peaks.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- It's time to ask a few pointed questions in order to get the answers you really need from someone who has been reluctant.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can make use of any extra time you have today to determine if you are, and have been, on the right track. You have your critics.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You've made a promise that you simply must not break, but arranging things so that you're able to keep it may prove tricky.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may be approaching a precipice of sorts at this time; you are best to slow down and take a careful look at your current situation.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're about to receive a break of sorts today, but first you must give someone else a chance to shine. Your turn will come very soon.