Born today, you are quieter than many others born under your sign, for you will have discovered at an early age that, to get what you want, it is better to walk and speak softly than to stamp and bellow. You are an expert at negotiation, suggestion and persuasion, and you know how to make the most of the simplest words and expressions. They say that timing is everything, and for you that's likely the case; you know exactly when to say or do something in order for it to have the greatest possible impact. Often, other people don't even know when they have been bested by you, so subtle is your overall strategy.
Though you often keep your emotions carefully under control, you know how to use the feelings of others to get your way -- and you are likely to become a master manipulator. Take care, however, for if you misuse this skill you are likely to undo yourself, rather than anyone else!
Also born on this date are: Jordin Sparks, singer; Ralph Fiennes, actor; Robin Gibb, singer; Maurice Gibb, singer; Diane Sawyer, television journalist; Barbara Billingsley, actress; Hector Elizondo, actor; Gene Rayburn, game show host; Giacomo Puccini, composer; Connie Mack, baseball manager.
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 23
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You will have to make adjustments on the fly today, without the benefit of the usual kind of planning that you usually enjoy.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You feel somewhat relaxed and less confused about certain issues today than you were yesterday and the day before. The clouds are lifting.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Any difficulty you encounter today can be overcome if you are willing to recognize your immediate limitations and share them with those around you.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A meeting of the minds results in something that can be a big success when everyone gets on board -- but that might take some doing.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You needn't try to do anything out of the ordinary today; your routine efforts should address all key issues and allow you to progress.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be able to gain the advantage today over a rather fierce competitor -- but the race isn't won yet. This one will come down to the wire.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You know how to address the central issues affecting yourself and those around you today; you mustn't think your methods are inappropriate.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- If you are not careful, a simple error may turn into something that takes quite a long time to correct. Nip this in the bud today!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Your natural grace will be appreciated today by those who know a good thing when they see one. You win praise from a new admirer.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A simple plan gives you what you want today. When you know just what won you such success, you'll be able to share it with others.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Not every idea is the best one, but any idea will propel you forward at least a little bit -- and that's just what you need today.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have to make an earlier start today than usual. You'll build quite a head of steam as you tackle the first challenges of the day.