Born today, you are something of a perfectionist. You will never quit a project until you are sure you have done everything possible to achieve the level of accomplishment to which you aspire -- usually, that is nothing short of "perfect." You may often find yourself going it alone in life, simply because others are not capable of keeping up with you and maintaining your remarkably high standards; too often, they find themselves lagging behind, which results in frustration for them and disappointment for you. It is therefore best for you to be a solo act as often as possible. You will put in long hours to achieve your goals, often at the expense of diet, rest and recreation.
You are driven to be your best, even if you harm yourself in the pursuit of perfection -- and this is true in your personal relationships, as well. When someone complains that you want everything to be perfect, you can answer with simple honesty, "Yes, I do." He or she who understands this is meant for you -- and no one else.
Also born on this date are: Oksana Baiul, Olympic figure skater; Lisa Bonet, actress; Martha Plimpton, actress; Burgess Meredith, actor; Maggie Gyllenhaal, actress.
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.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can profit in unusual ways, but you mustn't be tempted to hoard this windfall. You'll want to share your good fortune, surely.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- What you do with a friend or loved one proves quite important as you envision the coming days and weeks. The range of options is surprising.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You want to speak freely, but you may encounter an obstacle that prevents you from doing so, at least temporarily.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You've been walking in another's footsteps for quite some time, whether you know it or not. You can choose to break free and go it alone.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- An adventure can be enjoyed, provided you address routine concerns early on. A stranger won't be a stranger much longer.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're likely to become more concerned about someone's well being when you don't hear from him or her as expected.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The usual outlets may not be enough for your expanding creativity. A new opportunity comes your way late in the day, however; don't miss it!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may find yourself arguing with a friend over a matter of taste, but there's no winning where personal preferences are concerned.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can get far by imitating someone you admire, but the time will come when you have to trust your own sense of style.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may have a tough choice to make, but the one who usually helps you at such times is not available. Be careful!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Your misunderstanding of a central issue is likely to send things off in a strange direction, but all should normalize by day's end.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- It may be time for you to consider making a career change or, at the very least, a change within your present career that maximizes options.