Born today, you have so much going on inside your head that you may sometimes find it impossible to sort through it all. The resulting "log jam" of thoughts, feelings and ideas can be quite difficult for you to endure. You will always recover your usual bright and capable outlook, however, and continue to strive tirelessly to make of the world what you think it truly can be. You are both idealistic and somewhat cynical, and this conflict within you may actually result in surprising creativity at times. What you make is likely to be memorable and lasting -- provided, of course, that it comes from the heart and is not merely an attempt to imitate someone else's work. You must always strike original chords!
You have a view of the future that compels you to reach forward -- and take others with you whenever you can. Like most Sagittarians, you are perfectly capable of doing things on your own or as a member of a team -- but when working with a team, you want to have a controlling influence over what is done, and why.
Also born on this date are: Ludwig Van Beethoven, composer; Jane Austen, author; Billy Gibbons, guitarist; Benjamin Bratt, actor; Benny Andersson, singer; Wassily Kandinsky, painter; Margaret Mead, anthropologist; Arthur C. Clarke, author; Lesley Stahl, journalist; Krysten Ritter, actress; Noel Coward, playwright and actor; Steven Bochco, TV producer; Theo James, actor; Ben Cross, actor.
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.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Remember that it's not as crucial to do things quickly as it is to do them correctly. Accuracy must not be sacrificed for any reason.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Your ability to get to the point quickly and clearly will come in handy all day long. Others are eager to know what you know.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You must take time at various points throughout the day to check in with a loved one. Also be sure to give yourself the rest you need.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your stores of energy and creativity are nearly bottomless, but you are still mortal and must take care of your mind and body!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Someone who knows you better than you think will present some options that you didn't know existed. This is now an easy choice!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- The gravity of a certain situation may not be as evident to you as it is to someone who loves you. He or she must not be overlooked.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are in need of a little encouragement, which will come to you by way of someone who was in your very situation not long ago.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're looking for a permanent solution to a problem that may not require one. Sometimes the process counts more than the results.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are keenly interested in much that happened long ago -- and even more interested in how it affects you and others today.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're nearing the end of a phase marked by heightened emotions and involvement in another's personal affairs. There is much to remember.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You will want to consolidate your efforts, especially when it comes to travel and errands. Conserve resources in any way you can.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Others may not understand what you are trying to do or say, but that's not going to stop you. You know what's most important.