Born today, you do not put a great deal of stock in being "understood" in the common sense of the word, and you care very little about the opinion of those outside your immediate sphere of experience. What is important to you, however, is that you are allowed to go about your business in a free, unrestricted manner; you will brook no effort to pigeonhole you or otherwise harness your energies or personality. You are a strong-willed, high-spirited, eager individual with a great deal of confidence and ambition; you are so self-possessed that even something completely unexpected isn't likely to shake you up, and you keep your feet on the ground at all times, even when your head is in the clouds and you are dreaming of things as yet unrealized. You are destined for success -- but of a kind that may not be appreciated by everyone.
Despite your fierce independence, you are not always sure that independence itself is good for others; indeed, you tend to think you know what is good for other people, just as you know what is best for yourself. You may, at times, spark resistance and resentment as a result of your efforts to "meddle" in the lives of those around you.
Also born on this date are: Samuel L. Jackson, actor; Kiefer Sutherland, actor; Jane Fonda, actress; Frank Zappa, musician, songwriter, composer; Florence Griffith Joyner, Olympic track star; Chris Evert, tennis player; Benjamin Disraeli, British prime minister; Walter Hagen, golfer; Julie Delpy, actress.
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 22
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You will surely benefit today from an open and heartfelt talk with someone who has been avoiding you recently. Make amends anywhere you can.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Take the time to do something for yourself today, even though you will surely find yourself busy with the remains of someone else's work.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be accused of doing something merely for your gain, but your track record will back you up as you claim to be working for others.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A memory has you rethinking a current plan. What is it that stops you from moving ahead on schedule? Hidden fears are nearing the surface.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Though you may be trying to keep your distance today, you'll likely find that it is impossible to remain uninvolved in someone else's affairs.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll have to take it on the chin today, recover quickly, and get back in the ring to settle a score. You'll know when it's time to move on.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The simpler things remain, the more likely you will be to progress beyond expectations. Avoid complicating your day!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- A straightforward approach is not likely to be misunderstood today, so be sure to say exactly what you mean when given the opportunity.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Your attention is likely to shift to things that are not of this world. Today, something attracts you like nothing before.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- What occurs in your imagination can happen in the real world, as long as you dedicate yourself to making it transpire in a positive manner.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The time has come for you to express yourself in a new and exciting way -- despite the fact that some may doubt your sincerity. Prove them wrong.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may not have heard the news from afar, but once it comes your way today you'll want to make adjustments accordingly. Do not delay.