Born today, you are not destined to be a background player. Though your professional life may start in just such a fashion, your natural talents will shine so brightly that you are sure to be given your shot at stardom before you know it. You had better be prepared, for if you are unable to step up and fill the role in an exciting way, then future opportunities are likely to go to others, not you. The lesson? You must always be ready to strike while the iron is hot, for in the kind of life you choose to lead, you aren't likely to get many second chances!
Also born on this date are: Bridgit Mendler, actress; Brad Pitt, actor; Christina Aguilera, singer; Steven Spielberg, filmmaker; Joseph Stalin, Soviet leader; Katie Holmes, actress; Keith Richards, guitarist; Ray Liotta, actor; Ossie Davis, actor; Betty Grable, actress; Franz Ferdinand, Austrian Archduke; Paul Klee, painter; Leonard Maltin, film critic.
Despite being professionally ambitious, you also cherish the kinds of relationships that you can only maintain outside of the career mainstream. For this reason, you should be able to balance professional success and personal contentment better than most -- provided, of course, you never let yourself abandon your private side.
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 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Today you may find yourself covering up not one, not two, but three misdeeds; however, none of these should really be considered serious.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- That which affects you directly may not be significant, but that which affects you in a roundabout way can prove quite significant, indeed!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You are after something permanent, but not everyone is willing to go the distance with you. You may have to compromise.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may not understand why someone is reluctant to join forces with you, but you must not fight that decision in any way.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll be delighted with the work that someone else has done, as it will affect your own endeavors in the best possible ways.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- It's a good day for exploring a matter you've avoided in the past. What you discover may take you by surprise -- and inspire you, too.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're going to want to care for yourself as much as you instinctively care for others. Don't turn your back on yourself!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You are ready to unveil something you've been working on for quite some time. Some of it may not be what others are expecting at all.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- An opportunity arises as if out of the blue. You'll know just what it means and what you must do to take advantage of it.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may not be able to tell the future with any degree of accuracy, but you certainly know what to look at in the past!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may find yourself engaged in a game of wits with someone who is trying to challenge you in a way that is not altogether fair.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can loosen your grip just a bit and find that others are far more willing to work with you and give you what you want.