Born today, you know how to go it alone or work productively with others. In this way, you are a classic Sagittarian, able to meet your own needs while helping to meet the needs of those around you. What sets you apart, however, is your ability to step up and lead in a way that is new, different and inspiring. When your turn comes to step to the head of the line, you will always do so with style, grace, imagination and an uncompromising desire to see things done right -- and your definition of "right" is one that most others can subscribe to as well. You are idealistic but also realistic; you strive for the best in every situation, knowing full well that there will be times when you fall short. You call such failures "learning"!
Also born on this date are: Milla Jovovich, model and actress; Chase Utley, baseball player; Laurie Holden, actress; Pope Francis, Catholic pontiff; Eugene Levy, actor; Chris Matthews, journalist; Bill Pullman, actor; Bernard Hill, actor; Giovanni Ribisi, actor; Arthur Fiedler, conductor; Rian Johnson, filmmaker; Sarah Paulson, actress; Peter Farrelly, filmmaker; Wes Studi, actor.
You have a distinctly spiritual side, but you never feel compelled to share it with others in any way that might influence them against their own ideals or beliefs. As far as you are concerned, there is room for all kinds in the world -- and the more, the merrier! You take a keen interest in those whose beliefs differ from your own.
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 18
ARIES (March 21-May 20) -- The more you insist on doing something you know is bad for you, the more you risk your own health -- and the well-being of those around you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may not be able to see the forest for the trees, so try to find a vantage point from which you will have an unobstructed view.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Those who have gone before you are certainly aware of the hazards that await; see if you can find one to talk to openly and honestly.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may think something is a certainty when it's really something of a crapshoot. The question is: Do you feel lucky?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- When you're out and about, you may want to keep the needs of a friend or loved one squarely in mind. He or she is counting on you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may not be as enthusiastic about what lies ahead as someone who has more on the line than you do. Go along for the ride anyway!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You mustn't take things too personally. Focus on the business aspects of certain dealings. You can surely avoid common pitfalls.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may fall prey to the old switcheroo. How much are you willing to sacrifice in order to get yourself back in the game?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- It's a good day to give yourself more of something you both need and enjoy. The risk of overindulgence is almost nonexistent.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- The rules are there to be followed, and you mustn't attempt to get around any of them -- even those that seem mostly unnecessary.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You've gotten through a great many things on your list; all that remains is an item that you may not be able to tend to just yet.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be in need of more rest than you had supposed. See if you can arrange for some downtime in the middle of this rather hectic day.