Born today, you are never so content as you are at home with the things that give you the greatest personal comfort. Familiarity is important to you; you tend not to trust things that are new or different, or that are not an immediate good fit for you. If something promotes a sense of well-being and allows you to be yourself no matter what comes your way, it is surely for you -- from an old piece of clothing to a favorite meal or book to an activity that reminds you that, despite all evidence to the contrary, things are very much the way they should be. Others born under your sign may call you a fuddy-duddy -- but the fact is that you are concerned only with what suits you; you are not all that interested in pleasing others.
You enjoy conversation with friends, but you are not a fan of small talk, and you steer clear of strangers who might not understand or agree with your point of view. You know how to listen and absorb information quite well, and you don't always have to be the center of attention. You can get a great deal done by working diligently behind the scenes.
Also born on this date are: Jonah Hill, actor; Peter Criss, drummer; George Roy Hill, filmmaker; Dick Wolf, TV producer; Harvey Firestone, tire mogul; Irene Dunne, actress; Jenny Agutter, actress; Branch Rickey, baseball manager and civil rights pioneer; Uri Geller, psychic; John Hillerman, actor; Oronce Fine, mathematician; Aubrey Huff, baseball player.
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.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You have some fun to look forward to today -- but first you must tend to certain responsibilities that stand between you and the prize.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You'll be inspired by someone who, you now realize, has been by your side all along. It's a good day to express your gratitude.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Don't listen to anyone who tells you that "you cannot" or "you should not" today. Do precisely what your instincts tell you to do!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Keep your feet on the ground today, even as you get your head in the clouds about an idea that seems just too good to be true.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be asked for a full report on a recent adventure, but you may only have time to share highlights. That should be enough to inspire others.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You mustn't believe everything you hear today; there are those who thrive on spreading false information to those hungry for it.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You know the difference between what is true and what is not, and today you'll have the chance to demonstrate the strength of your position.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Doing something by the book may not be as much fun as some other methods, but it can certainly keep you out of trouble today.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're enjoying an opportunity that someone you know enjoyed only a short time ago. It may be valuable to share stories with each other.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You are far more enthusiastic about certain planned activities today than anyone else might have guessed -- but you have a secret!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Use as few words as possible today, especially when passing on the most important messages. Too many words are a distraction.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You mustn't rely on anyone else to clean up after you today -- literally or figuratively. Be responsible for yourself at all times.