Born today, you tend to see things in terms of black and white, and you have little use for those who entertain the notion that life comes in shades of gray. You are unequivocal in all things -- to a fault, surely, for there are times when you would do better to acknowledge that not everything is as certain as you insist it is. Fortunately, you rarely feel the need to order others about; you are perfectly content to do things on your own while letting others do what they will in the manner that they choose. While you insist on being allowed to explore and express your autonomy at all times, you never insist that others do things as you would -- or be like you in any way.
Also born on this date are: Alyssa Milano, actress; Jake Gyllenhaal, actor; Criss Angel, illusionist; Jennifer Beals, actress; Tyson Beckford, model; Tim Reid, actor; Edith Piaf, singer; Robert Urich, actor; Sir Ralph Richardson, actor; Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet leader.
You believe that hard work is its own reward, and that if you remain true to yourself, you will surely enjoy much personal contentment -- not to mention the praise and admiration of others! This usually pans out exactly as you have supposed; when it does not, you chalk it up to the mysteries of life.
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 20
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may actually be the hero that you and others are seeking. All it takes is being in the right place at the right time.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can't do everything on your own, but it is likewise inappropriate to do certain things with others. You must pick and choose with care.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can get a lot done before others have even started. This doesn't mean you should knock off early, however!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your knowledge of a certain topic will propel you into the limelight. You'll have the chance to instruct others in a lucrative fashion.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- If it's a getaway you want, you can have it, but first you must be sure that everything is securely in place at work.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can do very quickly something that took quite a long time only yesterday. It's more than experience that makes the difference.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may have trouble with someone who is spouting the "official" word about a current situation. You know the whole truth.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can move quickly through known obstacles, but when you reach one that is entirely new, you'll have to slow down.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You don't have to make all the calls or be at the forefront of all the activity to maximize the returns on your investment.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're trying to turn fantasy into reality, but you're likely to realize that some fantasies are better left unrealized.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You know how things work, and you know how to make them work more efficiently -- but someone close to you is fighting you for some reason.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be put to some kind of test, but you're ready. Someone close to you expresses concern about a recent misstep.