Born today, you want nothing more than to distinguish yourself in some way, to prove that you are, if not better than, then surely different from those around you -- and so you are! You do not crave attention -- or, rather, you do not actively seek it -- but you certainly enjoy it when it comes your way, and you love to bask in praise. When appreciation is lacking, you can lose yourself and sink into depths of depression, feeling dejected and purposeless.
You believe in yourself, surely, but you always feel best about yourself when you are in love -- or, rather, when you are confident that someone is in love with you. This is a tricky issue for you, in fact. Is love itself what you are after, or is it the feeling of being loved by another? They are not the same -- and you know it!
Also born on this date are: Sinead O'Connor, singer; Teri Hatcher, actress; Kim Basinger, actress; John Rubinstein, actor; Jim Morrison, singer; James Galway, flutist; David Carradine, 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.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You needn't hide from those who choose to express themselves openly and honestly today; rather, follow their lead and let it out!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The odds have been against you up to this point, but you sense that it's all about to change -- provided you are ready to recognize the unlikely.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You mustn't be hasty today as you make a decision that will affect both you and those who have allied themselves with you. It's a team effort!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your respect for others becomes crystal clear today as you do a certain thing that is "right" before doing something else that's profitable.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may wish you could take a shortcut today, but you recognize that the dangers involved in that route are avoided by going the long way around.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- How you express yourself today is far more important than choosing to do so in the first place. Choose your words very carefully at this time!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- As you introduce a friend or loved one to something new, you'll come to realize just how important they are to you -- and why. This is big!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be asked to jump into something all the way today before engaging in adequate preparation. Is it really worth the risk?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may choose to take more precautions today than usual, and others will understand. You'll have to alter your schedule accordingly.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Money matters come to the fore today, but whether you are able to give them adequate attention depends on forces beyond your control.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can save both time and money today by aligning yourself with someone whose methods usually don't jibe with yours. Today is different!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Disagreement, if handled properly, can actually result in the coming together of several forces necessary to achieve something big today.