Born today, you have one of the most powerful and memorable personalities born under your sign. This doesn't mean that you are aggressive, defensive or combative in any way, however; on the contrary, you balance your vibrant character with an easygoing manner and a willingness to let bygones be bygones whenever possible. You are closely tied to tradition and heritage, but you are also eager to push the envelope and see if you can do things in a way that brings innovation into your life and the lives of those by your side.
You are hardworking and capable, but you are also lucky -- and this is likely to be most evident whenever you are called upon to do something that is not in your comfort zone. By trusting in the stars -- and your own natural abilities -- you are able to make the best of situations that require you to do what you wouldn't normally do.
Also born on this date are: Eddie Vedder, musician and singer; Corey Haim, actor; Jim Harbaugh, football player and coach; Susan Lucci, actress; Joseph Smith, author and founder of the Church of Mormon; Anthony Phillips, musician.
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.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Others may consider a certain issue important enough to examine at length today, but you feel that your focus, anyway, should be elsewhere.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The more you review certain facts today, the more likely you will be to arrive at the same conclusion you reached originally. What's changed?
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're tempted to skip the preliminaries and get right to the heart of the matter, but this would be a mistake today. Start at the beginning!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Someone far from home is trying to get in touch with you. This has you wondering what else you may be missing by keeping your distance.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A friend is eager to reestablish some kind of meaningful interaction with you after a long period spent apart. Is it really worth it?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be contacted by those who are eager for you to take the blame for something that was unavoidable -- but you mustn't take the bait.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may stumble upon something that makes sense of a long-standing mystery. Now that you've figured it out, you can set it aside for good!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Now is not the time to join forces with someone who simply wishes to upset the status quo. This would be a waste of time and energy!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can enjoy a real sense of accomplishment today by following your instincts where they lead you and doing that which you cannot resist.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be tempted to do something today that you know you should not -- but you have determined that certain rare gains will result.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- What you see and hear today may become confused as you try to reconstruct some key events that someone will surely ask you to remember.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A question of taste may arise today after you share certain preferences with others. This is a difference you needn't try to sort out.