Born today, you seem to have a clear idea of who you are, where you have been, where you are going and how you will get there -- and all of this without letting the world get the better of you or letting your ego grow out of control. Indeed, though you seem to have a handle on so much, you maintain a down-to-earth attitude about yourself and your place in the world. Even your most remarkable successes don't go to your head; while you are certainly confident, you are never overconfident, and that is the secret to your success. You may sometimes have to present yourself in the best possible light, but you never believe your own propaganda.
You have been blessed not only with talent, but the ability to chart a course for yourself that allows you to develop that talent to the fullest -- and it is no one's fault but your own if you do not do so. You have a great deal of tenacity and staying power, so you'll very likely be around for a long, long time.
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, political commentator and journalist; Bill Pullman, actor; Bernard Hill, actor; Giovanni Ribisi, actor; Arthur Fiedler, orchestra conductor.
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 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You know what is in store for you in the coming days, but today may be something of a mystery -- so why not just ride it out as best you can?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You needn't try to plan for every possible contingency. Some things are best encountered without any anticipation or preparation.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You should be able to do several things at once if you are willing and able to stay agile and not get locked in to one narrow endeavor.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- What you're waiting for is getting closer, but it may not seem so to you right now. Resist the temptation to force things into place.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're looking for bargains, but you may be looking in all the wrong places. Things are not as they were yesterday.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be sending mixed messages to one who is depending on you for up-to-date information and timely counsel. You must get organized!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may want to take a time-out of sorts in order to review what you have done and assess the viability of future plans.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're on your way, but take care that you don't let the road get the better of you. Remain in control and proceed at your own pace.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're trying to get something done without attracting attention to yourself, but that may prove quite impossible.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may need to take more chances in order to increase the odds in your favor. A calculated risk can certainly pay off.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Even minor gains can make a big difference as you adjust your game plan every step of the way. Soon you'll see that victory is possible.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have trouble deciding just who is the best person for a certain job that must be completed on time and under budget.