Born today, you are in many ways a force of nature -- one of those whose inner strength and vitality are such that virtually nothing can prevent you from accomplishing what you have your heart set on doing. Because you feel things so deeply, you can be both a best friend and a worst enemy -- often with the same individual! Just as you are quick to anger, however, you are also quick to recover and re-establish amicable relations with others. Still, there are those who are not able to adjust to your shifts in mood with such alacrity. You can be impulsive and must take care that you do not endanger others by doing something without thinking.
Once you have started down a given path, you are not likely to stop until you have reached your destination. You are almost surely to face a good deal of hardship in your life, but it is nothing compared to what you would feel if you did not do what you are compelled to do.
Also born on this date are: Ludwig van Beethoven, composer; Jane Austen, author; Billy Gibbons, guitarist; Benjamin Bratt, actor; Benny Andersson, singer; Wassily Kandinsky, painter; Margaret Mead, anthropologist; Arthur C. Clarke, author; Lesley Stahl, news correspondent; Noel Coward, playwright; Steven Bochco, TV producer; Ben Cross, 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.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Try to address one problem at a time today, and you'll be able to solve each in the appropriate way -- and perhaps permanently.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The advice you are getting from friends in similar situations is good, but your unique situation may prevent you from heeding it just now.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Someone close to you may be feeling overwhelmed at this time; you can provide assistance while tending to your own immediate needs.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You and a rival may come face to face today; the result of this encounter is sure to surprise you both, as you each make a key discovery.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You mustn't just sit back and react to things that happen to you today; get out there and exert influence and you can make things happen instead!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- There's an opportunity for you out there somewhere, and it's very close, in fact. There is much you can do today to prepare for it.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The way a loved one reacts to your efforts today makes you wonder if you're really doing the right things. Talk about this openly.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can make simplicity work for you in such a way that it seems, to others, to be unusually complex. You needn't reveal your secrets!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Progress is made today in very small increments -- but you shouldn't underestimate where small steps can take you. Personal power increases.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A situation arises today that pits you against someone who is more prepared than you are. Start slowly and build a head of steam.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Despite the fact that the path you are on is taking you uphill, you can still make considerable progress. Pace yourself as you climb.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- The light you see at the end of the tunnel will pull you through several obstacles today. You are able to overcome what has stopped others.