Born today, you are not always one to look out for yourself, to make the right decisions, or to steer clear of obstacles and dangers. Indeed, there may be times in which you do quite the opposite, and expose yourself to otherwise unnecessary dangers. What's the reason for this? You are compelled to push yourself, to experience as much of life as you can. That means, at times, doing things that others might consider unwise and that even you would consider risky or hazardous. Fortunately, you are likely to build up quite a track record of success. Yet you do not consider yourself lucky, but rather skilled and capable. You know how to use timing to your advantage better than most, and you are always ready to spring into action.
You don't always have to win first prize to be satisfied with your performance; rather, you simply must be certain that you have done your best, and have demonstrated marked improvement over your last outing. Like so many Scorpios, you are more concerned with your own evolution than with any tangible rewards.
Also born on this date are: Oksana Baiul, Olympic figure skater; Lisa Bonet, actress; Martha Plimpton, actress; Burgess Meredith, 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.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You've been teaching important lessons of late, but today you're likely to learn one of your own -- and be quite thankful for it, too.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Patience is the key that can unlock many doors today. Any show of force is likely to prove an error you cannot easily unmake.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your thinking is sound, but you may not be considering options that are more unusual or rare. It's time to give one of them a try, certainly.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Avoid threats of any kind today and you'll almost surely get what you want. The more you work with others rather than against them, the better.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- What you do today is likely to surprise many -- including yourself. What you do afterward may put you in a whole new category of accomplishment.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Someone who doesn't know you at all is trying to "sum you up," so it may be time for you to step in and set the record straight.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- A radical idea is put forward today, and whether or not it is yours, you're going to want to see just how far it can take you -- and how fast.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- That which has to be done today is something you mostly want to avoid -- or have in the past. Build up your courage!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- All's well that ends well -- but you don't know that things are ready for their conclusion, do you? You must keep looking ahead.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be facing some stiff competition very soon, so be sure to take the time to prepare -- and to acquire any and all tools you may need.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You've been second-guessing yourself lately, and that has to stop. You have quite a challenge to overcome, and you must be confident.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can give yourself a much-needed boost today, and help a friend at the same time. Such multitasking may be required more and more.