Born today, you are able to see the world in terms of black and white, regardless of any shades of gray that might confuse, confound or stymie those around you. As far as you are concerned, there is "good" and "bad" and "right" and "wrong" -- and everything falls into one of these basic, inviolate categories. While this outlook works very well for you, there are those who would accuse you of living in a fantasy world of your own making -- but the truth is that while you see things in the simplest and most straightforward of terms, you never insist that others do the same, and, in fact, you expect them to do quite the opposite more often than not.
Despite having high principles, you are perfectly happy with your feet on the ground, dealing with people in a down-to-earth manner.
Also born on this date are: Frank Sinatra, singer and actor; Bob Barker, game show host; Jennifer Connelly, actress; Bill Nighy, actor; Connie Francis, singer; Cathy Rigby, gymnast and actress; Edvard Munch, painter.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- In order to give yourself something you've long gone without, you may have to give up something that has been valuable to you for just as long.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may not be willing to make the trade another has offered you, but before the day is out, you can come up with an acceptable alternative.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Listen to what others are saying about you today and you'll learn a great deal about how you affect things even when going it alone.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Just because someone is likely to clean up your mess doesn't mean it's a good idea to make it in the first place. Think of others!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may find yourself engaged in a war of words with someone who is just as much of an "expert" as you are. To the victor go the spoils!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're eager to share your opinion about a certain development -- but it will be more important for you to listen to what others have to say.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Think about how the pieces come together today, and you'll be able to see the big picture while dealing with many of the smaller details.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Listen to what others have to say today, and offer your input only when asked to do so. It's important to follow established protocol.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are wise to stay out of another's business today -- but you must be ready to react appropriately to whatever actions he or she takes.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A cautious approach is advised, at least during the first part of the day in which you are still getting the lay of the land.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Do you want to hit the road today, or stay close to home? The choice is yours, and each option provides you with a welcome opportunity.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- As you go about your business today, you must be aware of what others are doing as they go about theirs. All things are intertwined today.