Born today, you are not the kind to enjoy being at the epicenter of things, but rather you prefer to drift on the periphery, observing what is going on and learning from it so that you can, when the time comes, secure your place in the scheme of things. You love words, and you know how to express yourself quite well. You attract a large and attentive audience, and command their attention until you have said what you must. You are eager to understand what makes people tick, and with what you learn over time about human motivations, you may learn to anticipate the actions of those around you. You must always guard against being too much of an influence over things, however; you cannot change history, and you must always let things play out as they will.
You are able to mix and mingle with all manner of individuals. You especially enjoy talking -- and arguing -- with those who do not agree with you on the big issues of the day. Though your work may take you far from familiar surroundings again and again at times, you are always eager to return home once again -- and let your hair down.
Also born on this date are: Milla Jovovich, model and actress; Chase Utley, baseball player; Laurie Holden, actress; Pope Francis, leader of the Catholic Church; Eugene Levy, actor; Chris Matthews, political commentator and speechwriter; Bill Pullman, actor; Bernard Hill, actor; Giovanni Ribisi, actor; Arthur Fiedler, orchestra conductor.
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.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are in an enviable position right now, and yet you may not know it. Trust the word of another when he or she tells you how things are.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Do you have the time to solicit advice and then act on it? If so, fine -- but if not, at least get the input that someone else offers.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You are more familiar with the way things should be today than anyone else in your circle, so it's up to you to steer things that way.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be curious about a family member's behavior after a formerly hidden piece of information comes to light. What is amiss?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You are after more than just practical information today. It would serve you well to get close to someone who is in the know.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- How you put together a new plan will make all the difference. Do what you can to keep things organized -- and tie up any loose ends.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are trusted by others, and that trust may be put to the test before the day is out. You can acquit yourself well in a tricky situation.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Don't let another's behavior upset you; you have more to concern yourself with than the unexpected. Focus squarely on personal goals.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may not be able to anticipate how someone else will react to the day's events, but that reaction will surely influence you directly.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may have to give up something today in order to get something else that you value even more highly. More trade-offs are in store.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You aren't going to enjoy what was expected today, but you can certainly experience something new and exciting that takes you by surprise.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- The difference between what you want and what you need will become evident as the day progresses, and you'll know which is most valuable.