Born today, you are no stranger to controversy. In fact, throughout your lifetime you will have to learn to navigate all manner of difficult situations that are the product of argument, dissent and the unwillingness of some to accept the truth when they are faced with it. You may find yourself, time and again, drawn into situations not of your making, but that require you to behave in ways that do not necessarily come naturally to you. You must, therefore, be ready for anything, far more so than most others born under your sign -- or any sign, for that matter. Your life is likely to be complicated not because of anything that you do, but rather because of the influence others have over it.
You do not always believe what others believe, but you do not feel compelled to explain yourself -- or to convert others to your point of view. As long as you derive inspiration and strength from your beliefs, you are content to live by rules that are meant for you alone. You may, indeed, belong to a church of one!
Also born on this date are: Eddie Vedder, musician and singer; Corey Haim, actor; Jim Harbaugh, football player and coach; Susan Lucci, actress; Joseph Smith, author and founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Anthony Phillips, musician; James Stockdale, admiral and Medal of Honor recipient; Cody Ross, baseball player; Robert Bly, poet and author; Jose Greco, flamenco dancer.
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 24
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You've been under the radar for a while, doing a certain thing in a way that is all yours. Soon you'll have to satisfy the "experts."
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- That which seems to be insignificant at first is likely to have a major impact on your day in the long run. Be ready to make adjustments.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your efforts have been noticed, but they haven't been winning you the results you are after. Perhaps it's time to alter your strategy a bit.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The more conservative your reach, the less you will be challenging authority, but the likelihood that you will be rewarded is diminished as well.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You've been doing the same thing again and again for quite some time -- so why is it only now that someone else is complaining about it?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- The more you empower others, the less you will have to do yourself -- but you will still have to oversee everyone's efforts, surely!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Someone else is trying to make a contribution to a group effort that challenges one you've been trying to make. Deal with this head-on!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Once you get started along a certain path today you'll find that it's virtually impossible to change course. Are you ready for that?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are being led in a direction fraught with danger -- but perhaps you already know that and have an ulterior motive in play.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- The position you find yourself in today is of your making, surely. The solution you find to get out of it is someone else's.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You must think long and hard today not just about what it is you really want to do, but whether it is actually possible.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have to do something in quite an unusual way today, and it's not going to escape the notice of the etiquette police either!