Born today, you are likely to get an early start to a long and lucrative career, but there will surely be bumps in the road. You will experience at least one turning point at which you consider taking another path entirely, despite the previous success you already enjoyed. This is because you are always thinking about the track of your life and the rich and varied journey you are on. You assess your progress, learn from your failures and always keep an eye on your environment and consider how it might affect you. While young, you likely displayed far greater maturity than most others of your age; when older, the child in you will still be there, keeping things bright, optimistic and forward-thinking.
You have what it takes to make a fine parent, and the children you raise will surely be recognized as yours. They will no doubt carry into the future all that you stand for and all that you teach them. Indeed, how you affect future generations will be your real legacy -- and something inside you knows the monumental truth of this.
Also born on this date are: Bridgit Mendler, actress; Brad Pitt, actor; Christina Aguilera, singer; Steven Spielberg, filmmaker; Joseph Stalin, Soviet leader; Katie Holmes, actress; Keith Richards, guitarist; Ray Liotta, actor; Ossie Davis, actor; Betty Grable, actress; Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Hungary; Casper Van Dien, actor; Paul Klee, painter; Leonard Maltin, film critic.
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.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may have to call on someone whose job it is to deal with the very issues you are facing. You don't have to do it all yourself.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You have accepted a certain responsibility, and now you must fulfill it -- provided, of course, you are completely prepared.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Original thinking can put you in a good position to call the shots, as others will surely listen to any new ideas you put forward.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Travel is in the picture, but you may not be able to take advantage of conventional means of transport. Do you have time to spare?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may not be able to complete all tasks according to plan, but a simple adjustment to your schedule avoids any serious problems.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You receive a promise that you've been long awaiting, but the terms may be different from those you expected.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Someone is still waiting for you to do something you promised some time ago. What's keeping you from tending to this obligation?
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may choose to put yourself in some sort of danger in order to protect someone in your care. Keep your eyes and ears open!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- A late arrival gives you pause, but you needn't stop what you are doing simply because your timeline has been disrupted in some way.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You've been putting off a certain domestic task for quite some time. You may soon realize that procrastination is no longer possible.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may be feeling rather self-conscious over an issue that is not under your control. Others may come to your rescue, eventually.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may take delivery of something that promises to solve all of your current problems -- but you don't really believe it can, do you?