Born today, you are often able to do yourself what those around you are, for whatever reason, unable or unwilling to do. You seem to know what fears and insecurities haunt other people, and you strive at all times to avoid them -- or, if necessary, relieve yourself of them when they descend upon you. Though you are not by nature a loner, you can do a great deal on your own, without so much as advice, guidance or instruction from others.
You are fond of all manner of exploration and training; you love to learn new things -- and if that involves active pursuits, all the better! You love to jump in and "have a go," getting your hands dirty as you struggle to learn all you need to know to prevail at whatever endeavor has attracted you.
Also born on this date are: Katherine Heigl, actress; William F. Buckley Jr., writer, columnist, TV host; Scott Joplin, ragtime composer; Colin Hanks, actor; Zachary Taylor, U.S. president.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Something begins today just as something else comes to an end, and your emotions about each will almost surely conflict with each other.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Justification of past actions isn't the best use of your time today. You are better to focus on the reasons for what you'll do tomorrow.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your attempts to deceive someone will end very quickly today as soon as you hear the truth from a third party. You have one decision to make.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be tempted by someone to do that which you've avoided in the past. What today makes you think that now is the time to do it?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You are going to have to choose sides today, whether or not you like it. When the time comes to ask a favor, ask it. You've no time to waste!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You aren't likely to let anyone stand between you and a personal goal today. Someone who knows you well is ready to lend you a hand.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- There's nothing more important today than proper manners -- though you must avoid any sort of artificiality in your speech or behavior.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You've been working on a plan in secret, but today you're tempted to reveal at least part of it to friends. Their reactions surprise you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- There's no such thing as a stupid question, so be sure to ask today -- no matter how rudimentary it may seem. Information comes in stages.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A mistake made yesterday comes back to haunt you today -- even though you may have reversed it as soon as you were aware of it. Be ready.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Listen to those voices inside your head that tell you that you're on the verge of something big. There are no limits to what can be done!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're growing tired of limiting yourself because of what others are doing, and today you may discover a way out of a current "trap."