Ambitious, reliable, and with an unshakeable love of freedom, the individuals born during the month of December have a wrought-iron will to turn their ideals into reality. You build a solid foundation for yourself and use that to create an empire for all of your enterprising pursuits.
If born a fiery Sagittarius, you have an insatiable enthusiasm for life and spontaneity that is visible to everyone you meet. You see the world as your oyster; not only for you, but for everyone else as well. The pearls awaiting are big, bold, and brilliant—just the way you like them! Opportunity knocks at your door so often you might as well install a peephole and stand by to keep watch. Not only do you create your own good fortune, but you also possess an earnest faith in life that continually replenishes your spirit.
If you were born a Capricorn, you are renowned for your discipline, determination, and dedication in all you do. Said to be the sign of the professional, Capricorns are also focused on reputation and public standing. Once you set about to tackle a project, you will have an unwavering sense of commitment and drive to get things done. Dependable to say the least, people look to you for your leadership qualities.
Your birthstone, turquoise, is an ancient gem whose name comes from French and means “Turkish stone,” as it was believed to be commonly traded in Turkish bazaars before making its way to Europe. Considered “the gemstone of the people,” this blue-and-green stone is said to have protective properties and can benefit one’s health, wealth, and prosperity. Ancient Egyptians used it to decorate graves, and Persians wore it on the wrists and around the neck to preserve their good health. Nowadays, it is used in making fine, ornate jewelry.
The Narcissus, December’s birth flower,
comes from the Latin form of the Greek Narkissos. Hailing from Greek mythology, he was known as the figure so captivated by his own reflection, he eventually died and became the renowned flower. Representing faithfulness and modesty, Narcissus is also said to be given to the person you value as “the Only One.”
Celebrate your birthday this month with these famous figures: Steve Allen, Kirk Douglas, Ira Gershwin, Howard Hughes, Rudyard Kipling, Bette Midler, Jim Morrison, Sir Isaac Newton, Steven Spielberg, Donna Summer
December holidays: Advent (begins 12/2/12), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/7/12—12/16/12), Christmas Eve (12/24), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (12/26—1/1), Boxing Day (12/26), New Year’s Eve Day (12/31)