Born today, you are not always the first in the room to stand up and be counted, but neither are you the last -- and when the chips are down, you can be counted on to bear whatever burden is required in order to see progress made. Yes, you are protective of yourself and your well-being, but there is nothing to criticize in that, surely! You simply don't want to find yourself in situations that require more of you than you are willing or able to give. What's essential, then, is that you establish clear limits and boundaries so that others as well as yourself are aware of them. It is also necessary for you to be ready to do more than you might normally do, should the need arise -- for you don't want to be caught unawares or incapable if you are called upon in an emergency of some kind.
You have a creative mind, but you understand that creativity must go hand-in-hand with pragmatism if anything of import is to come of the creative urge. You are far more capable of seeing things in their true light than many other creative individuals, regardless of what sign they were born under. You are not one to flinch from the truth.
Also born on this date are: Pablo Casals, cellist; Jude Law, actor; Mary Tyler Moore, actress and producer; Ted Danson, actor; Danny McBride, actor and comedian; Andrew Johnson, U.S. president; Mekhi Phifer, actor; Patricia Clarkson, actress; Billy Mitchell, U.S. military leader and father of the Air Force; Gelsey Kirkland, ballerina; Tsarina Elizabeth of Russia.
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.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- It may be time to alert someone else of an injustice that you cannot correct yourself. Working together you can restore balance.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Focus on something new, and you'll enjoy a transformation of sorts as you let it affect you both intellectually and emotionally.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- It shouldn't take long for you to pass the baton to another today, provided you are both prepared for the changes that will result.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're ready and willing to try something that you've not tried before -- but take care that you're not just being reckless. Consider the odds!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- It's a good day for making memories with a loved one. If you journey away from home, make sure to take some of your favorite things with you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You must try to find a way to block out noise and other distractions today as you tend to something that requires every bit of your attention.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Your energy and enthusiasm are likely to be contagious today -- so don't hesitate to share your unfettered self with everyone you encounter.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can guide someone you love back to the light today, restoring his or her self-worth and providing other necessary encouragement.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may find yourself giving the same instructions again and again today. Are others not listening, or are you not being clear?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You've got one thing on your mind today, but that may have to give way to something more mundane that must be done before anything else.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- A loved one is eager to see you shine, and knows just how to push you in the right direction to be sure that your impact is a lasting one.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are likely to be surrounded by those who challenge you to be better than you are right now. You can see just where you want to go.