Born today, you are not at all what one might expect upon meeting you for the first time. Your first impression is one that highlights manners and courtesy; indeed, when you first meet someone, you instantly make him or her feel like the most important person in the room. All of this, however, belies what lurks beneath the surface, for you are, in reality, quite self-absorbed, dramatic in your views of the world and your willingness to be at the center of things. Your behavior in most situations -- save that of a first encounter -- always results in you being the center of attention, and when in the spotlight you make very good use of it indeed.
Despite this, you can be quite friendly and generous with your time and energy. Although you are not the kind to patronize those who you feel are "less" than you in some way, that perceived truth nevertheless influences everything you do and say in such situations. The truth is that, for this reason, not everyone likes you.
Also born on this date are: Shirley Chisholm, politician; Virginia Mayo, actress; June Pointer, singer; Winston Churchill, English prime minister; Mark Twain, author; Dick Clark, TV host; Robert Guillaume, actor; Ridley Scott, filmmaker.
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 1
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your self-image is healthy right now, but it may undergo a change as you encounter an insidious situation that challenges you in hidden ways.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- One promise is kept while another is broken today -- and you'll find yourself at the center of both situations, whether intentionally or not.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You are confident that you are the best person for a job that has to be done posthaste. Your speed and efficiency count for much today.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can reach new heights as you answer a challenge offered by a friendly rival. You can both acquit yourselves well if you keep it friendly!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may clash with someone in a position of authority today -- but you are likely to have the advantage as the situation favors your current stance.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be subject to all manner of influences today, but you can pick and choose which will have the greatest and most lasting impact.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can afford to let your guard down just a bit early in the day -- but be prepared to mount a strong defense later on, especially after dark.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be confused about what others are expecting of you at this time. Ask questions and get up-to-date information; don't guess!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- A matter of security cannot be ignored. What a loved one brings to you is also worth your immediate attention -- if you can give it.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- The shorter the message, the more important it is -- in most cases. This doesn't mean you can tune out when a longer one comes your way.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can wrest the advantage from a rival -- but take care that you don't do anything that could be considered "unfair" by others.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- If you are willing to admit a prior mistake, you can surely get past it quickly and with little fallout. Avoid stubborn denial!