Born today, you can be quite well-mannered. But at the drop of a hat, you can let your manners fly and engage someone in the most boorish, aggressive and often unwarranted way. When your passions are ignited, you pay no mind to propriety; you behave as you will, whether appropriate or not, regardless of how others may react to you. You will have to learn, of course, to control this impulse at times -- particularly when you are engaged in professional contests that fire you up, for letting your passions out, unbridled, can be hazardous to you more than to anyone else. When you are under control, you are the kind of person who other people want to deal with on a daily basis -- and the kind of person who many people want to be like.
You thrive on having a good time, and you will drop any activity that doesn't satisfy this desire. When young, you could not abide chores of any kind -- and this is not likely to change as you mature, though the definition of "chore" may itself change. You want to have fun, there's no question about it.
Also born on this date are: C. Thomas Howell, actor; Larry Bird, basketball player; Tom Waits, singer, actor; Johnny Bench, baseball player; Ellen Burstyn, actress; Ted Knight, actor; Eli Wallach, actor; Louis Prima, musician and singer.
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 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- News you receive today can either pull you down or propel you skyward -- and your immediate reaction needn't be the determining factor.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're having trouble shaking a recent experience that rubbed you the wrong way. Trust a friend to tell you what you need to hear.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- It's time for you to get out and see what you can do to improve a stagnating situation. Others are willing to join forces with you before too long.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You know what's most important to you today, but you may have trouble determining how to acquire it quickly. Ask a friend.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Are you willing to tell someone else what is really bothering you at this time? You may be opening Pandora's box, so be ready!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are presented with a choice about your approach to a certain problem: quick and temporary, or slow and permanent? You know which to make.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may not be able to make out just what someone else is trying to accomplish until you realize that he or she is walking in your footsteps.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Take care today that in your eagerness you don't accidentally show anyone else up -- especially one who is in a superior position.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are likely to find yourself in exactly the right position for perhaps securing a promotion of sorts for yourself.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Don't be tempted to keep too many balls in the air at any one time. Drop one, and it could be a catastrophe for you and a loved one.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Do you know what's really possible today? It may be time for you to explore some options you've not been willing to acknowledge in the past.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're eager to show someone just what you have brewing, but take care that you don't reveal too much before things are ready.