Born today, you have been endowed with a competitive streak that is at least a mile wide, if not wider, and you can make a contest out of virtually anything that you or others have to do -- whether it is a rare and exceptional task or something utterly familiar and routine. To suggest that you always have to win, however, would be to misinterpret this central aspect of your personality; what's important to you is taking part, pitting yourself and your skills against worthy adversaries and letting the chips fall where they may.
Your emotions are very near the surface at times, and others must learn when your tears demand attention and when they are simply an expression of heightened emotion -- for you can be quite a crier at times! It's not so much that you take things personally, but rather that you feel things deeply and often quite suddenly.
Also born on this date are: Oksana Baiul, Olympic figure skater; Lisa Bonet, actress; Martha Plimpton, actress; Burgess Meredith, actor; Missi Pyle, actress; Kimberly J. Brown, actress; Marg Helgenberger, actress.
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, NOVEMBER 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You fear being at a disadvantage today when faced with a certain challenge, but you'll acquit yourself well if you trust your instincts.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- There's always a way to get around certain obstacles, and all you have to do today is visualize the solution in order to make it all work out.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You keep telling someone to give him- or herself a break, when in fact it's you who could use a little time off. Take your own advice!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll have every reason to say yes to a friend or family member today, even though a rival will do his or her best to convince you otherwise.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Take stock of all that you have going for you today and you'll realize that you're in a very strong position. You can come through for a friend.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- What you do may not attract a great deal of attention today -- but you're likely to say something that turns many heads. This is a good thing!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may refuse someone's unusual request at first, but later on today you're likely to change your mind. A new bond is quickly forged.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You've been trying to keep a secret for quite a long time, but the fact is that almost everyone close to you knows already -- or thinks so.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- As the Bard wrote long ago, "the readiness is all" -- and today, what happens to you will prove it. You'll have others following your lead.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Beginnings and endings will prove all-important today -- but that doesn't mean you can neglect what goes on in the middle! Be thorough.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Your choices may be limited at this time, but you can make the most of what you finally decide on simply by doing what comes naturally.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Don't neglect those around you who need your assistance with little things. Routine affairs take on greater importance throughout the day.