Born today, you are not only to be found where the action is, but you can also be counted on to be thinking about the whys and wherefores of what you are doing -- and what all those around you are doing as well. You combine perfectly the intellectual and the physical in all that you do, though you do try to keep emotion out of the picture as much as possible, for you do not believe that aspect of your personality really helps you in either your personal life or your professional affairs.
You are eager to earn the respect of those who have gone before, and you are never more satisfied than when a major player in the business of your choice points to you as an example of one who knows how to get things done. Recognition is always quite important to you, and you want to earn it by doing good work -- not by being an eccentric character!
Also born on this date are: Alyssa Milano, actress; Jake Gyllenhaal, actor; Criss Angel, illusionist; Jennifer Beals, actress; Cicely Tyson, actress; Tim Reid, actor; Edith Piaf, French singer; Robert Urich, actor; Sir Ralph Richardson, actor.
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.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may not realize just how much you are influencing the decisions of others today. Once the results become clear, you'll know the truth.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can arrange to have things very much as you would like them to be, despite an early difficulty that costs you both time and money.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You are committed to a certain project, come what may. Today you'll want others to know just how much you have at stake -- and why.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You are far more motivated today than yesterday, and yet the reason may be unclear. Later, you'll understand more of what has been going on.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You should be able to give someone an opportunity to excel today, even as you take advantage of one yourself. It's a good partnership!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You've reached a point in a current project where you are better off slowing down -- or stopping entirely -- to take stock of how much more there is to do.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're likely to be assigned something that doesn't sit well with you at first -- until you realize that seeming dangers are illusory.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You must keep your motives squarely in mind today as you do things that don't seem to be justified. The truth becomes apparent later on.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You must get used to recent changes more quickly than expected. Today you'll have little room to maneuver once you get things rolling.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll want to dispense with any and all disguises or deceptions today. Open, honest talk is your only road toward solving a key problem.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll have a better chance of getting a certain thing done if you do it without anyone knowing. You must keep distractions to a minimum.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- The more straightforward you are throughout the day, the more likely you will be to get where you're going in time to make a difference.