Born today, you are more than willing, most of the time, to try things that have been left untried by others -- things that are too unusual, too controversial or simply too dangerous to do. You are compelled to challenge yourself in one way or another at all times, and whether it be a mental or a physical challenge -- or some combination of both -- you are almost certain to make a name for yourself when you tackle it head-on, no matter if you are successful.
Those who work alongside you are always dear to you -- and you treat them every bit as well as you treat family members and other loved ones. Indeed, it can often be said that your co-workers -- your "team" -- are more important to you than anyone else in your life, and so it may seem when you are in the thick of things. Still, you do cherish your relationships with friends and family.
Also born on this date are: Nostradamus, poet and prophet; Patty Duke, actress; Spike Jones, bandleader; Charlie Rich, singer and songwriter; Shirley Jackson, author; Tycho Brahe, pioneer astronomer; James H. Doolittle, aviator and war hero.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A meeting you've long looked forward to may not be able to take place as planned, but that doesn't mean you should give up on it altogether.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may be harboring a grudge against someone who doesn't even know that he or she has done anything to offend you. This requires honest talk.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A temptation proves difficult to resist today -- but if you cast your mind back, you'll remember a time that offers immediate inspiration.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may have to spend more than you have today -- which is never ideal. You can find a way to borrow without putting yourself any further behind.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be drifting from one thing to another at this time without knowing just where you should apply yourself. Today an answer presents itself.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You know better than anyone else what you need today -- and you can have it if you will deal directly with someone who has recently threatened you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- A message sent to you today arrives looking very different from its original form. Still, you are able to interpret what it says accurately.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You receive a warning of sorts that you are unable, at first, to take very seriously. Subsequent events help change your mind.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Your No. 1 job today is to derive joy out of unexpected situations. This you can do with the help of a friend.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Hardship mustn't be allowed to get you down today. It's all a matter of perspective. Can you see difficulties as opportunities?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll be able to enjoy things more today if you face the good and the bad in the same direct fashion. Avoid beating around the bush!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Sincerity matters today more than almost anything else -- and you can demonstrate to others just what rewards await those who are most sincere.