Born today, you have a nose for trouble, and while you are likely to get into a lot of it in your long and storied life, you are fortunately also quite adept at getting out of it, so it's not likely you will ever stumble into something permanent. That said, you must always guard against the kind of trouble that pulls other people into the quagmire; you may get used to dealing with the consequences of your actions, but you don't want others to suffer for your errors, missteps and misjudgments. On the plus side, the traits that tend to find you in hot water again and again are also the very same that give you an edge in both personal and professional affairs.
You like things to be hot and heavy, and you can become very quickly bored and disenchanted when things calm down and quiet reigns. While others find comfort in routine, you would much rather deal with the unexpected and uncommon, for you believe in your heart that such things bring the greatest possible rewards in the end.
Also born on this date are: Cicely Tyson, actress; Brad Pitt, actor; Christina Aguilera, singer; Steven Spielberg, filmmaker; Joseph Stalin, Soviet dictator; Katie Holmes, actor; Keith Richards, guitarist; Ray Liotta, actor; Ossie Davis, actor; Betty Grable, actress; Franz Ferdinand, Austrian archduke; Paul Klee, painter; Leonard Maltin, film critic.
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.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A certain indulgence is likely to leave you in a vulnerable place when all is said and done. Take precautions; know whom you can trust.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A troubling issue is coming to a head, and you must be ready to deal with any peripheral issues before attacking it head-on.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your natural ability may not be enough to see you through today; you must also be willing to study up on current trends and practices.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll receive a message from a superior today that has you wondering if it's not time for a change -- but this may be an overreaction.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You are prepared to go to the mat for someone who has put his or her trust in you, but that may not yet be necessary today. Remain vigilant.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are more willing to deal with a certain uncomfortable issue today than others in your circle. You can lead many people out of trouble.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You have been charged with doing two different things at the same time today -- but is that even possible? Be creative!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- When the time comes, you will know it. When the answer is in your head, you will likewise know it. You have the advantage; use it!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're going to have to pick up the pace today if you want to reach a certain goal in the time you've given yourself -- but take no shortcuts.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- The people you know from work are likely to impact you in ways you had not anticipated today. Keep yourself from reacting in kind.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You have a way of announcing yourself that others don't always appreciate -- but today that's not likely to be the case.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're going to have to sort through certain key messages today in order to decide which must be followed to the letter, and which need not.