Born today, you are likely to get an unusually early head-start in life, particularly when it comes to career matters. This may be either because you simply stumble into something blindly, or because someone spots potential in you and provides you with a roadmap to success. Once you do decide how to spend your life, you will do so in a dedicated and faithful manner; you're not the kind to change your mind often, if at all, and you are willing to put yourself through hardship in order to maximize your own potential and reap the greatest possible benefits from any situation.
You have tremendous staying power -- at least when it comes to your work. When it comes to love, however, you may not enjoy the same kind of longevity or success. Is it because you are the kind to stray? Perhaps -- but more likely it is because your focus is elsewhere and matters of the heart take a back seat in your mind.
Also born on this date are: Brad Pitt, actor; Christina Aguilera, singer; Steven Spielberg, filmmaker; Joseph Stalin, Soviet dictator; Katie Holmes, actress; Keith Richards, guitarist; Ray Liotta, actor; Ossie Davis, actor; Betty Grable, actress; Franz Ferdinand, Austrian archduke; Paul Klee, painter; Leonard Maltin, film critic.
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.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll be impressed and inspired by someone who does things his or her own way. You can follow suit, but take all necessary precautions.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're likely to find that forgiveness is much easier to get from someone in charge today than permission. You must secure one or the other.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can play an important role in the affairs of someone you've only recently met. Something is developing, but its true nature eludes you.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll want to take time out on more than one occasion today in order to assess your progress -- or lack thereof. Be honest with yourself!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- What you do today is likely to be long remembered by those who have been following your progress -- and indeed, you can do something remarkable.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may sense that something big is just around the corner. Are you ready for it, however? That's a question only you can answer.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may have to check in with someone more than once today in order to be sure that you're getting the very latest updates. Be diligent.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll realize that getting a certain something done won't require the about-face that you assumed it would. You can stay the course.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You mustn't be distracted when racing against the clock today. You can get someone to run interference for you, perhaps.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Those who know you best have a warning for you, but they don't know how you are going to take it. You can put them at ease very quickly.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You must be willing to analyze situations on a deeper level than usual today -- especially those that involve personal interactions.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- The difference between "no" and "yes" may seem clear to you early on, but by day's end you'll see just how close they really are.