Born today, you are destined for a long and lucrative career in the field of your choice -- provided, of course, that you identify that field early enough to begin developing your talents before they are actually required! You will want to have a certain amount of expertise already when you choose to dedicate yourself to the line of work that strikes your fancy -- and that will require a kind of discipline when you are young that is actually quite rare.
You seem to be immune to the kinds of negative emotions that others fall prey to in their personal and professional lives -- including, above all, jealousy. There is hardly a jealous bone in your body, and you consider it to be the most useless and wasteful of emotions.
Also born on this date are: Ludwig van Beethoven, composer; Chase Utley, baseball player; Laurie Holden, actress; Pope Francis, leader of the Catholic church; Eugene Levy, actor; Chris Matthews, political commentator and speechwriter.
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.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll recognize that old stubbornness influencing your behavior today. Take care that you don't leave a friend out in the cold.
TAURUS (April 2-May 20) -- You can take a stronger position on a certain issue today than you have in the past. You'll be applauded for your unusually clear vision.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You should be able to avoid a difficult and potential dangerous situation today -- but just barely. You're going to want to reward a friend.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can fulfill almost all your responsibilities on time today -- if not earlier than required. One, however, proves a tough nut to crack.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You've been running around trying to determine the reason for things, but to no avail. Try standing still today; the answers should come to you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- What you do merely for shock value today is likely to come back to haunt you when an old friend decides to fight back in kind.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Reliving a past glory will either inspire you or put you in a funk because the past is gone for good. Today you can choose which one it'll be.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have a devil of a time with some of the simplest endeavors today. Perhaps you're being taught a lesson after yesterday's error.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- It may be more difficult than usual for you to navigate certain terrain today. Perhaps you've been taking something for granted?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can have things ready to go earlier than expected today -- but you may not make an early start, as others are likely to make you wait.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The assumptions you've made to get where you are right now may no longer be valid. It's time to study the lay of the land more carefully.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- After dealing with many doubts -- including some of your own and some expressed by others -- you'll be able to progress without delay today.