Born today, you enjoy an adventure as much as anyone, and yet you always insist on doing more homework, engaging in more preparation, and weighing the pros and cons of a given proposition far more than anyone else. Because of that, you are likely to enjoy more success than most others as well. It's not so much that you are more careful; on the contrary, you sometimes take far greater risks than you have to in order to enjoy an opportunity to the fullest. Rather, you are ultimately more capable of doing what you are required to do in a given situation because you have studied both the risks and the possibilities and improved yourself in order to meet the challenge. You like to be the best that you can be.
Whether you are scoring a first or not, you will always choose to share what you are doing with those who are most central to your daily life. You derive great satisfaction -- and much inspiration -- from family and friends, and you will never sacrifice them to the hungry jaws of opportunity. You know what is most important to you.
Also born on this date are: Shirley Chisholm, politician; Virginia Mayo, actress; June Pointer, singer; Sir Winston Churchill, British prime minister; Mark Twain, author; Dick Clark, TV and music host; Robert Guillaume, actor; Ridley Scott, filmmaker.
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 1
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Anyone who is expecting you to roll over at the slightest hint of trouble doesn't know you well. You're ready to put up a fight!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Practice doesn't always make perfect, as you well know -- but that doesn't mean that it can't make things better, and that's worth a lot today!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Something that snuck up on you recently can be set aside today -- perhaps permanently -- but you have to break through certain barriers.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A loved one may prove too hot to handle for a while today -- but later on, you should be able to get what you want after only a little effort.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- An error made long ago is perhaps catching up with you at this time, causing you to see things from an unstable point of view. Plant those feet!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're in no mood to be told what to do, but you're also not likely to come up with a plan yourself. How can you resolve this?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are waiting to hear from someone who will need your help later in the day, but he or she isn't operating according to your timeline.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Changing circumstances have you considering an option that never seemed attractive to you until now. There are more surprises in store.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are fully aware of tradition and heritage, but you are much more interested in breaking with that right now and experimenting.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll be pitted against no one but yourself today, as you are put in a position to face a certain fear. You can come out on top, surely.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You have a secret weapon that is ready for use at any time -- but are you sure now is the time? You may want to take a softer approach.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are seeking something to make things easier for you overall, but are you perhaps overreaching? Such a find may not be possible right now.