December 22 - Happy Birthday, Capricorn! You were born on the cusp of Sagittarius and Capricorn and exhibit traits of both signs. Although you may be a pathfinder or record setter, you have a tendency to fall into patterns that could limit your expression, flexibility and happiness. You may rationalize this sort of pattern as being prudent, but it's important to not artificially stunt your own potential by avoiding change. Accept change with open arms - even sweeping, extreme change. Your desire for safety and security can be so powerful that it imprisons you, and this may have physical and emotional repercussions. You need to feel in control of your life, work and relationships. This urge to personally oversee all aspects of your life creates inordinate pressure and emphasizes your sky-high standards and perfectionism. You don't feel comfortable accepting another's word that things are okay. You need to see, hear, touch, taste and smell for yourself. It's as if you were born a very old person in a baby's body. As a child, you tried harder and were more likely to conform to a parent or system than most of your peers. You see beyond your immediate needs and focus on the big picture and what's best for everyone. This comes in very handy when you're an adult, but you put this theory into play while you were still a child. Who determined what the big picture was? A number of you may feel that your childhood was cut short because of necessity, responsibility, duty and others' expectations. You're less likely to complain than most people, even when you're bitterly disappointed. You have the belief that either no one is interested in helping you or that you can somehow manage, no matter how bad things get. You wouldn't dream of putting others through the pressures you've experienced, and have a tendency to overcompensate throughout life. Periodically, you explode in anger and resentment. When you finally allow yourself to release anger, you can be pretty scary. You may choose to be alone, focused on your work or special interests, and avoid social gatherings. You probably don't feel comfortable in most party situations. You prefer meeting others in a more structured environment. The casual, uncontrolled atmosphere of some social activities feels both dull and threatening to you. Gossip and trivia hold no fascination. You're results-oriented. You're probably interested in your heritage and may explore history and your family tree. Born today are Anne-Marie Bozic, Diane Sawyer, Ralph Fiennes, Vanessa Paradis, Peggy Ashcroft, Chris Carmack, Heather Donahue, Hector Elizondo, Steve Garvey, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Lady Bird Johnson, Giacomo Puccini, Barry Jenkins, Rick Nielsen, Estella Warren, John Crome, James E. Oglethorpe, Luther Campbell, Kenneth Rexroth and Aline Bernstein.