Born today, you are destined to make your mark, and when you were very young, you set your sights high and have spent the years since working toward that one goal that will, if achieved, set you apart from the rest. You are highly competitive, and you will do whatever it takes to win -- though you are not in any way a sore loser. It is likely, in fact, that you will have learned to be a gracious loser in your youth by trying to do things you are not altogether ready for.
Once you have decided upon a career path, success is all but inevitable -- but the same cannot be said of your personal affairs. Indeed, that is the one area in which hard work may not always pay off -- and you will surely become frustrated and sour when your best efforts in the personal arena do not get you what you want.
Also born on this date are: LeBron James, basketball player; Tyrese Gibson, singer; Davy Jones, singer and actor; Meredith Vieira, TV host; Rudyard Kipling, author and poet; Bo Diddley, musician; Patti Smith, singer.
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 31
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're sure to reach your destination today, but not necessarily in the manner you've anticipated. Your journey may involve twists and turns.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're expecting results today, but they're not likely to be reported to you in an efficient manner. You may have to investigate on your own.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can avoid major obstacles today, but one or two that are hidden from view are almost certain to slow you down, at least for a while.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can minimize risks today even while trying something new. Someone is willing to let you go ahead if you'll remember the kindness later.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- This is the perfect day to make long-awaited changes to your immediate environment -- whether at home or at the workplace. This can be fun!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- The more you push back against influences you do not like, the slower your progress -- but now is the time to mount such defenses, surely.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may not be able to see things as clearly as you had hoped today, but with the help of one who understands your situation, you can move forward.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be reacting to a false alarm today, and when you realize it, you'll want to do all you can to avoid repeating this unusual mistake.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can capitalize on one or two of your recent mistakes today -- but you mustn't make a habit of making them in the first place.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You've been making clear your boundaries -- or so you think, but certain others are not respecting them. You may have to be more direct today.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Stick your neck out too far today and you're sure to regret it -- but you can still step up and be counted if you do it the right way.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're going to have to talk about something rather unpleasant before the day is out, so why not dispense with this duty as soon as you can?