Born today, you can be rather stiff around other people, as a result of a native shyness that you are not likely to shake even as you get older. You don't like casual interaction as a rule; you prefer to talk with those whom you know well, and then only about things that really matter. You live a great deal in your head, and you have a vivid imagination with which you are able to spawn all manner of ideas and dreams. You have many talents, but you're not always motivated to explore them to the fullest; rather, you are likely to be truly interested in only one or two endeavors. You are tenacious and committed; you don't give up on things prematurely.
While you appreciate those who are able to see and appreciate the "big picture," you are very quick to immerse yourself in the details. You can be stubbornly dutiful when it comes to your chosen profession.
Also born on this date are: Shuhada' Davitt (formerly known as Sinead O'Connor), singer; Teri Hatcher, actress; Kim Basinger, actress; John Rubinstein, actor; Jim Morrison, singer; James Galway, flautist; David Carradine, actor.
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 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are eager to please, but unaware of what is truly required of you at this time. Open a dialogue and talk about what's most important.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A chance encounter mustn't be allowed to shape your entire day. You can maintain control, even when circumstances conspire against you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can combine business and pleasure in a way that serves as a model to others who are eager to milk more enjoyment out of things at this time.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The legitimate and the illegitimate compete for your favor today. You can attract much praise for how you handle a difficult situation.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- How you interpret certain "signs" makes all the difference today. Don't let anyone tell you that you don't have what it takes to win!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Others may be able to enjoy a little more downtime than you today -- but under the circumstances you wouldn't want it any other way.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You will fulfill certain basic needs today, even though there are those who would stand in your way. You can maneuver with ease and grace.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You are spending too much energy resisting something that could be, in fact, quite good for you -- if you would only give it a chance.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You understand what is at stake right now, but you're not willing to make a sacrifice that's being asked of you. Can you compromise?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be much busier today than you had expected to be; someone's inability to "get with the program" puts much more on your plate.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can get almost everything done ahead of schedule today, leaving you a little more time to do the thing you least want to do.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Success today depends upon your willingness to "talk turkey" when the time comes. You mustn't shy away from the opportunity when it arises.