Born today, you are always striving to be working at the cutting edge of whatever endeavor has earned your steadfast commitment -- and you're not one to back down from a fight if you feel you are being challenged in some way. You can be aggressive to a fault, in fact, finding conflict where there actually is none, but if you control the urge to best your perceived competition at every turn, you can actually be quite mellow about what goes on around you.
When it comes to your work, you are quite adept at turning a disadvantage into an advantage, and an advantage into a win. It is not so much the same with your personal affairs; you are far too often willing to let circumstances get the better of you -- and even, when it comes to affairs of the heart, to let your significant other take the lead in almost all things.
Also born on this date are: Elizabeth Perkins, actress; Owen Wilson, actor; Linda Evans, actress; Brenda Vaccaro, actress; Alan Shepard Jr., first American in space; Johnny Mercer, composer and songwriter; Imogene Coca, comedienne; Eugene Ormandy, violinist and conductor.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- It's time for you to prove that you are not someone to be trifled with. Everyone knows this message is meant for someone in particular.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A problem resurfaces today that demands that you address one or two personal issues in a manner that you would normally avoid. This is different!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may feel as though someone has set you on a dangerous precipice, when in fact, you are precisely where you hoped you'd be right about now.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You are determined to do the right thing today, even though you are not sure it will be noticed by others. Recognition is surely not the issue.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can be the picture of grace under pressure today if you play your cards just right. No one needs to know that you're on the edge!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Now is no time to fight about matters that will resolve themselves of their own accord. Pay attention to the things that really count!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Just when you think you're running out of time, someone is likely to grant you an extension -- and you can surely make the most of it today.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- That which was done yesterday may have to be undone today -- if only so you can do it again tomorrow, only better. It's a process.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- What you hear through the grapevine today needn't be accepted as incontrovertible truth. There will surely be some room for interpretation.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll find new value in something that you had already begun to discount quite some time ago. It all seems new and different in a fresh light.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You have the opportunity to shower friends and loved ones with all that they need from you today -- and who wouldn't want to do that?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may feel as though you've lost your edge, but though there are fewer signs of progress, you are still moving forward at a healthy pace.