Born today, you are a self-assured individual and quite self-reliant too; you don't need the encouragement of others to help you tackle any obstacles. You can be quite sociable, but you mostly prefer your own company and the company of only one or two close friends. The idea that you may have to pass some test or other in order to progress in life is abhorrent to you; you want to be acknowledged and rewarded for who you are, not for who you might be if you were to satisfy someone else's expectations. Honesty is, as far as you are concerned, the best policy.
Also born on this date are: Simon Helberg, actor; McKayla Maroney, Olympic gymnast; Tre Cool, drummer; Judi Dench, actress; Kirk Douglas, actor; Donny Osmond, entertainer; Redd Foxx, comedian; Margaret Hamilton, actress; John Malkovich, actor; Beau Bridges, actor; John Milton, poet; Deacon Jones, football player; Dalton Trumbo, writer.
When faced with criticism, you become either withdrawn or aggressive. You do not like to listen to what others have to say about you, for you are never sure that it is an honest, unbiased assessment. You don't understand the adage about sticks and stones, for you can be deeply hurt by any kind of name-calling.
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.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are eager to make a new friend, but what is even more important is that you are able to work together toward a common goal.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- There is only so much you can get away with today before you must acknowledge those who have helped you along the way. Don't be resistant!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You must be willing to put another's needs before your own. What you have to offer wins you praise from some -- but causes concern for others.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- There seems to be nothing to stop you today, and yet you may be reluctant to take that first step in a new direction. Get new information.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You must not take any shortcuts today, no matter how attractive they may seem as you assess your options. Play according to the rules.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- A message you receive may confuse you today, but a friend steps in just in time and interprets it more clearly. You can take it from there.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- When you are faced with a certain obstacle today you may have no recourse but to break one of your rules. Most people will understand.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Keep the lines of communication open today -- and don't make the all-too-common mistake of thinking that words are your only option!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- What you give to others may come back around to you before the day is out. This is someone's way of making up for lost time.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be tired of the routine, but you are certainly not tired of the rewards it offers. Now is no time to quit; stay the course!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You will benefit in a few surprising ways today by someone else's inability to see what is directly ahead. Others flock to you for guidance.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- That one thing that sets you apart from others is likely to be on full display today. You can use it in a new and surprising way.