Born today, you are quite simply the most intense individual born under your sign, and only if you give full expression to your passions will you succeed and live up to the great potential granted to you by the stars. Fortunately, from an early age you have learned to listen to those voices inside that express so powerfully what you are feeling at any given moment; as you mature, you will never try to dam the current that runs beneath the surface, but instead simply try to navigate it in such a way that you turn feeling into accomplishment through talent and, occasionally, sheer stubbornness. Not everyone sees things the way you do -- and you would have it no other way.
You now and then get a certain look in your eye that telegraphs a coming storm of some kind -- and at such times you are best left alone to create freely, following your instincts and passions where they lead. Could you be more self-disciplined? Certainly -- but then you would not be you!
Also born on this date are: Ludwig van Beethoven, composer; Jane Austen, author; Billy Gibbons, guitarist; Benjamin Bratt, actor; Benny Andersson, singer; Wassily Kandinsky, painter; Margaret Mead, anthropologist; Arthur C. Clarke, author; Lesley Stahl, news correspondent; Noel Coward, playwright and actor; Steven Bochco, TV producer; Ben Cross, 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.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may find yourself at the bottom of a long list of "eligibles," but you may be able to work your way to the top very quickly today.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It's a good day for giving and taking advice -- but all parties must be sure that everyone is on the same page, working from the same info.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Cooperative efforts are favored today. See if you can't get someone to sign on, even after he or she expresses doubts or reluctance.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You have a clear sense of what's coming, but you won't be able to make any firm decisions until certain signs are clear to others as well.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Something may come up today that requires you to be more secretive about certain things than usual. Who, exactly, are you protecting?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are challenged by someone younger today -- and if it's someone of the opposite sex, that dynamic is sure to be even more complicated.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You know that others are depending on you today, but you're not sure what is expected in a practical sense. Why not ask?
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You have enough knowledge and experience to serve you very well in a tricky situation that is not likely to be avoided as the day progresses.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may have reason to mistrust someone else's word on a given subject. Late in the day new information comes to light.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Someone close to you may change his or her tune after realizing that you are in control of a key situation. Be up-front about everything.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- As long as you and a friend are working toward the same goal, all will be well. If that changes, you may find tensions rising suddenly.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are eager to see a certain situation get resolved as quickly as possible so that you don't have to keep mum about it any longer.