Born today, you know the difference between right and wrong, and you will always apply this knowledge to your endeavors -- whether in your personal life or the professional arena. You may struggle, now and then, with certain opportunities that appear to offer tremendous rewards while demanding that you compromise your rather rigid standards, but it is quite likely that your standards will win out almost every time. Though you're perfectly willing to take the easy road when it doesn't conflict with your morals or beliefs, you are not one to ignore your scruples simply for the sake of expedience.
You don't define success in a way that is most common; you view it as something much more internal than external. You believe that it grows from within rather than being bestowed upon you from without. This doesn't mean that it's not something you can pursue; on the contrary -- inner success can result from outward accomplishments.
Also born on this date are: Milla Jovovich, model and actress; Chase Utley, baseball player; Laurie Holden, actress; Pope Francis, pontiff; Eugene Levy, actor; Chris Matthews, journalist; Bill Pullman, actor; Bernard Hill, actor; Giovanni Ribisi, actor; Arthur Fiedler, orchestra conductor; Barry Livingston, actor.
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 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- What appears at first to affect you and only you will spill over to others, so be prepared to do what you can for those around you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may find yourself weighing the odds as you consider doing what others have not been able to do. What makes you so different?
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can expect a run-in with a governing body. The issue is one that you may not have supposed would become volatile in this way.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're likely to receive many hints about something that is fast approaching, but you've already been preparing yourself.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Someone with whom you have been assigned to work may not understand or appreciate your peculiar point of view. Make adjustments accordingly.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You have more to do than you had first thought, but you can still get it all done if you keep your priorities in order.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The time has come, perhaps, for a change in location -- of your work, your residence or a secret undertaking you've been plotting.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Not everything will be as clear as crystal, but you can connect the dots and come to conclusions that make sense to you, nonetheless.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're striving for something that others can only dream about, and today you may find yourself closer to your goal than ever before.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Chipping away at a certain job will win you the favor of one who is on the lookout for a partner. You may soon be part of a team.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Give yourself a little more free rein than usual, and you'll discover a few things about yourself that will soon prove very rewarding.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have something of a puzzle to solve when you try to schedule your time productively. Someone is not cooperating!