Born today, you are the kind of individual who goes about things in a manner that can actually attract very little attention or a lot, depending upon your mood at any given time and your willingness to be in the spotlight. Choose to be overlooked and you will be; choose to be the focus of people’s attention and you will be -- but in the latter case you must come to terms with the fact that with attention will come criticism of all kinds, and there’s nothing you can do about that!
You like to put on a devil-may-care sort of demeanor that fools others into thinking that you are far more carefree than you really are -- but this enables you to protect yourself when you are consumed by issues that are, in fact, deeply important to you. You really don’t like others to know everything that’s going on in your life!
Also born on this date are: C. Thomas Howell, actor; Larry Bird, basketball player; Tom Waits, singer, actor; Johnny Bench, baseball player; Ellen Burstyn, actress; Ted Knight, actor; Eli Wallach, actor; Louis Prima, musician and 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.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- It’s a good day for you to tell others what you’re all about, but be sure you’re not overstating your case. You avoid a case of nerves.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A soft-spoken approach can serve you and others quite well today, though you’re ready to speak up loud and clear when the necessity arises.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- What you most need today is likely to be just out of reach for hours on end. This can be frustrating, but you can use the time to your advantage.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- All you know comes to the fore today as you address a situation that encompasses more than anyone may have expected. You’ll want to take charge.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You should be able to attract a great deal of support for your current cause even though it’s not unanimous. Don’t listen too much to criticism.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You’re facing something that may threaten to get out of hand if you don’t act quickly today -- but what exactly are you supposed to do?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- It may be much more difficult today to put your knowledge on display -- but someone in charge already knows just how much you know.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may find yourself immersed in a competition with a formidable opponent almost by accident today. You must acknowledge all options.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may require a little more downtime today than expected, and you know precisely who should step in for you when you take it.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Self-protection becomes an issue today after you encounter someone who seems not to respect your boundaries. A strong statement must be made.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can find your way through threatening territory today with only a modicum of trouble. Others will soon be following in your footsteps.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- The praise you seek is not likely to come your way today -- but if you’re patient, you should get enough encouragement to see you through.