Born today, you may not have to wait long before you enjoy your first taste of success, for your copious talents are likely to be on display at an early age. Someone is sure to open doors for you -- though you must expect that he or she will certainly want something in return. You must always weigh very carefully the cost of such reciprocal arrangements. There will come a time, surely, when you'll want to prove to yourself and others that you can make a go of it on your own -- and so you will, if you have taken the time and trouble to develop your talents to the fullest.
You must prefer to work for your desired rewards rather than have them bestowed upon you. This is true in love and romance as well; you enjoy the chase, and the more someone in your sights resists you, the more your desire will grow. Ultimately, it's the "getting" rather than the "having" that is most enjoyable to you.
Also born on this date are: Savannah Guthrie, reporter and morning TV co-anchor; Louis Pasteur, scientist; John Amos, actor; Sydney Greenstreet, actor; Eva LaRue, actress; Johannes Kepler, astronomer; Marlene Dietrich, actress; Gerard Depardieu, actor; Cokie Roberts, journalist and author; Oscar Levant, pianist, composer and 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.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A change of schedule has you wondering what's next. You can increase your own personal stability by focusing on what gives you comfort.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The first part of the day may be something of a scramble, but things slow down and assume a more manageable progression very soon.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Someone is not willing to grant you what you want unless you are willing, in return, to help him or her do something only you know how to do.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You've been looking forward to this day for quite some time. Once things get started, you can let them progress automatically -- almost.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Despite plans to make an early start, you may be delayed for a time during morning hours. You can make up for lost time once an obstacle is overcome.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may not know quite how to go about doing what is required of you today. There's nothing that says you cannot ask for explicit instructions.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- To get from where you are to where you want to be you must follow a route that exposes you to certain dangers. You're fully prepared.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Stop trying to resist that which is, according to the experts, all but inevitable. You can work effectively with what comes your way.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can increase your chances of success today simply by following one or two of your own simple rules. Now's no time to experiment.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A nice surprise comes your way today, but you may wonder just what's really going on. Something unusual makes you suspicious.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Your immediate prospects are improving, but things may not be lining up quite to your liking. You can do much to further your agenda.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're in no mood to be told that you are unable to do something; rather than argue, simply demonstrate that you are perfectly capable.