Born today, you are likely to enjoy something of a fast track to success. You have not only been endowed with the talents anyone needs to make something of him- or herself, but you have also a great many other gifts which make you a prime candidate for the top spot in any career you may choose. One of these, and perhaps the most important of all, is your bright and positive spirit. You are rarely if ever negative, even about those things that others would consider disastrous. You have a way of finding the silver lining in the darkest of clouds, and of inspiring others to do the same. This will surely open many doors for you.
Also born on this date are: Bridgit Mendler, actress; Brad Pitt, actor; Christina Aguilera, singer; Steven Spielberg, filmmaker; Joseph Stalin, Soviet dictator; Katie Holmes, actor; Keith Richards, guitarist; Ray Liotta, actor; Ossie Davis, actor; Betty Grable, actress; Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria; Paul Klee, painter; Leonard Maltin, film critic.
You have a knack for communicating openly and honestly about the most difficult of subjects, and of getting to the heart of the most complex of issues. As you grow older, you will retain a youthful outlook and optimism, and this will serve you well as the years go by.
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.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can implement certain plans in a way that wins you the advantage over those who would try to get the better of you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Focus on that which gives you a sense of calm. Know that there is a lot going on that may work against this, however.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may not feel comfortable with what you are asked to do, but you may not have a choice. Concentrate on methods rather than motives.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You know how to capture the attention of those around you. Once you do, you'll have some important information to provide.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your skill at sizing up people and situations is likely to come in handy when you find yourself in unfamiliar surroundings.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may feel somewhat topsy-turvy, but a friend or loved one helps you recover your sense of equilibrium before it's too late.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- A new sensation has you exploring options you may not have considered before. This is something you want to continue, isn't it?
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Your ability to adjust and keep your balance on shifting sands will serve you well. Others around you may not be so lucky.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Your personal involvement in a family member's activities will be greatly appreciated, but you must know when to back away.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Accuracy is the key to success. Do your best to get real-time updates and information that is not misleading.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20—Feb. 18) -- You'll be tempted to carry on as if nothing has happened, but you'll certainly be influenced by certain recent events.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're going to have to learn quickly in order to keep up with a rival who has been proceeding at an unusually fast pace.