Born today, you know how to play it safe when you have to, in order to protect yourself and those in your care. You much prefer, however, to go after things in a more aggressive, proactive manner, risking more in the hopes of gaining more. That is much more your style, and the style that wins you success after success. You almost always know what is expected of you, and you are almost always willing and able to do more than that as you are driven to achieve more with each passing day. You're not the kind to rest on your laurels, by any means; you are much more likely to set your laurels aside, so that they don't get damaged as you strive for ever-greater personal success and achievement.
You are more than willing to listen to, and follow, the advice of others, but you also know how to go about things entirely on your own if no advice or guidance is to be expected. You know how to learn by doing, and you will always derive valuable lessons from those endeavors that don't pay off exactly as expected.
Also born on this date are: Jonah Hill, actor; Peter Criss, musician; George Roy Hill, filmmaker; Dick Wolf, TV producer; Harvey Firestone, tire mogul; Irene Dunne, actress; Jenny Agutter, actress; Branch Rickey, baseball manager and activist; Uri Geller, magician; John Hillerman, actor; John Spencer, actor; Aubrey Huff, baseball player.
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.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Putting yourself in another's shoes will give you a valuable new perspective -- but not one you'll want to adopt as your own.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The encouragement you receive from someone who has "been there and done that" will prove invaluable, and you can improve on his work.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're waiting for others to join you in your efforts. Before that happens, you must be willing to share your motives as well as your methods.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll benefit from an unusual and unexpected position. Where you find yourself will allow you to see things in a new way.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're eager to show someone what you're made of. In the process, you are likely to surprise a loved one who has gotten used to your patterns.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be nowhere near your intended destination, but you have a feeling that things are looking up in a dramatic new way.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Travel proves difficult to arrange, but in the midst of certain confusion, you should be able to keep very real hazards to a minimum.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're moving forward at a surprising pace. Others are eager to know what it is that inspires you, and they'll want you share it with them!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You'll have to work faster than usual to get things done according to the schedule you set for yourself. Use past work creatively.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You certainly don't want to be doing the same thing over and over. Free your mind and consider unusual options!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll want someone to check your facts; you know how to put forth your ideas creatively, but you're not always realistic.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- The help you're seeking may not be available to you, so you'll probably have to charge ahead on your own -- at least temporarily.