Born today, you are competitive, driven, inspirational, high-spirited and often easy to anger -- but this last trait is simply the combination of roiling passions and a tendency to find fault in those around you. You feel compelled to try your best at everything, and you will push yourself to the limit to explore just how far you can go, physically, emotionally and psychologically, to ensure that you reach your goals. You can be tireless, but you are also more than willing to take a break when circumstances allow. When you do, you will often play even harder than you work! You want to win at any cost -- even if it means bending or, on rare occasions, breaking the rules. Take care, however, for if caught, you will be punished -- just like anyone else!
You can sometimes retreat into a shell of self-importance and self-doubt. This may seem to be contradictory, but in fact it is quite common with individuals who, like you, are both bold and sensitive. While you can judge others harshly, you tend to judge yourself even more harshly still.
Also born on this date are: C. Thomas Howell, actor; Larry Bird, basketball player; Tom Waits, singer-songwriter; Johnny Bench, baseball player; Ellen Burstyn, actress; Ted Knight, actor; Eli Wallach, actor; Louis Prima, musician and singer; Shiri Appleby, 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.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Give yourself more elbow room. You don't want to feel cramped or restricted in any way. Passions may be running high.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You will want to review certain developments to determine how you could have avoided a certain difficult situation now in play.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You know how to say things in such a way that those around you understand every possible underlying message you may be sending.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- News you receive from someone who is working far from home tells you that all is as it should be -- for now. Keep checking in now and then.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your ability to size others up quickly will serve you well, yet you won't have all the information you need. Patience is a virtue!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be suffering the ill effects of exhaustion -- or perhaps you are simply stretched to the limit. A change must be made, surely.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can do what you've been called upon to do, but you may not do it the way others expect you to. This can create some lasting tension.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Others may claim that you are not playing by the rules, when in fact it's your rules that are actually making things work out to their liking.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You will probably want to let things calm down just a bit more before you begin thinking about making any permanent changes.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A half-baked idea may well be fully cooked before the day is out, and you'll surely want to set it in motion if that is the case.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can proceed, but you must do so with caution. There are certain homemade dangers that you will want to avoid.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A side trip may turn into the main event before you know it. Others will understand when you explain what is going on.