Born today, you are, like so many born around this time, a quietly confident and capable individual, the kind who doesn't blow his or her own horn, but who relies on actions to speak more loudly and clearly than any words. You go about your business in a straightforward manner, harmonizing with others -- even those who disagree with you on principle or motives -- and doing your best to keep the waters smooth and the navigation as routine as possible. You don't like trouble, and you'll rarely be found at the center of any controversy. Some may call this cowardice, but you consider it prudent and necessary, for if you want to get important things done, you cannot afford to be distracted by upsets of any kind.
You're capable of laughing, but you are generally rather serious-minded. There are some matters that you simply don't consider funny! You aren't the kind to be offended by someone else's brand of humor, however; you are tolerant and quick to adopt a "live and let live" attitude toward anyone who is different from yourself.
Also born on this date are: Jordin Sparks, singer; Ralph Fiennes, actor; Maurice and Robin Gibb, singers; Diane Sawyer, news anchor; Barbara Billingsley, actress; Hector Elizondo, actor; Gene Rayburn, game show host; Meghan Trainor, singer; Anthony Jeselnik, comedian; Giacomo Puccini, composer; Connie Mack, baseball manager.
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.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're waiting for a certain development to change everything, but is that really likely to happen? Try to be more realistic.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Those in your care are ready for something new and more challenging, but are you? This will require some soul-searching.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A loved one may hesitate, giving you pause in turn. Any difficulty is likely a result of miscommunication, so keep talking about things!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The events of the day will require some careful analysis and a willingness to discuss some difficult issues. Don't shrink from the truth!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You are facing some fine prospects, but your confidence may be unusually low. Address this problem, and all will be well.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You have what someone else wants, but you're not about to let it go without a fight. Is this really something you want to get into?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're in the process of figuring out a complex personal puzzle, and someone you love holds the last piece. Negotiation ensues.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- The journey you are on may lead you to an expected destination. Indeed, it is likely to surprise you and everyone you know.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are dealing with forces that you cannot fully control, but that doesn't mean you should give up on an important personal goal.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- If you're seeking a place to call your own, you may actually be much closer than you think. Much progress can be made.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Your way of measuring certain things is different from anyone else's -- and this actually gives you an edge. It's also quite fair!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Someone is shadowing you, and you may be wondering what his or her motives might be. By day's end, you'll know there's nothing to worry about.