Born today, you can be quite inspiring to others without even trying, for when you go about your business you are sure to attract a great deal of attention, and those around you can learn a great deal from what you do and how you do it. You don't like to be considered an "expert," because you feel that will dampen your desire to excel; still, the truth is that when you apply yourself to an endeavor, you are likely to do it quite well -- and perhaps may become one of the best. You have a positive outlook, and you are always willing to share yourself, your desires and your abilities with others.
You tend to be subject to dramatic mood swings, and you must always guard against making firm, lasting decisions when at either end of your emotional arc. Your behavior can be quite unpredictable when you are in the grip of any sort of emotional upheaval.
Also born on this date are: Adam Brody, actor; Don Johnson, actor; Tim Conway, actor and comedian; Dave Clark, drummer; Gustave Eiffel, engineer, designer of the Eiffel Tower; Helen Slater, actress; J. Paul Getty, oil tycoon and philanthropist.
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.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 16
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A certain hazard can be avoided today, but you're going to have to give up something in order to gain a bit more in the way of safety.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Others may be misinterpreting you right now and assuming you'll be on their side when in fact you're trying to stay neutral.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your turn is likely to come around again today, and you know just what to do with it. You're in no mood for the same old routine activities.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can call the shots today, sure, but wouldn't it be better to get everyone involved? Others are likely to have some fine ideas!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You must consider carefully all possible developments today and base your thinking squarely on what you know happened yesterday -- and why.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- After quite a long time trying, you're likely to win someone over to your way of thinking today. This may prove to be a mixed blessing.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can have a great deal of fun today if you don't try to recapture a past glory, but instead keep your eyes on the future. It's calling to you!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You and someone you know only slightly can get much closer today -- but take care that you don't lose track of what each of you really wants.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're likely to be tapped into something today that others are sure to miss -- and this gives you an advantage when things heat up.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're waiting for an explanation from someone who was out of line yesterday or the day before. Don't count on being fully satisfied.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may think that something new is going to last a long time, but it's likely only your initial excitement. The fun may not last.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be coming off one of your occasional "highs" today -- but you can keep yourself from sinking too low by joining a group effort.