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December 2000

by Tarq

Happy Birthday to our December babies:


Astrological Insights


Dates: November 23 through December 21
Symbol: The Archer
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Gem: Topaz
Colors: Dark Blue, Purple
Flowers: Carnations, Dandelions
Herbs: Garlic, Sage, Borage
Metal: Tin
Animal: Horse

Sagittarian Personality Profile:

Sagittarians are positive people. They have a bright outlook on life, are enterprising, full of energy and vitality, versatile, adventurous, and eager to expand their range beyond the comfortable and familiar. They enjoy travel and exploring, and their minds are continually searching for new experiences. They are ambitious, optimistic folk, and nothing seems to get them down. They are idealists, and this seems to keep them going even when life disappointments crop up and smash their plans. "To keep on keepin' on" is a Sagittarian way of life. They have a tendency to get over zealous when they are interested in something. They are believers, and therefore are willing to fight for what they believe in. They are both loyal and independent at the same time. They manage to balance both traits.

Sagittarians are usually modest and often spiritual, with strong values. They like rituals, and sometimes can get caught up in form, rather than substance. They are profound thinkers, and are gifted with foresight and good judgment. Witty conversationalists and story tellers, they do have the gift of gab. They are avid learners, love to initiate new projects and make great researchers. They are quick studies, with keen minds. They have an expectant attitude and a penchant for new experiences, which may account for the fact that Sagittarians are noted for their longevity. They are often intuitive and original thinkers. Better at adapting than inventing, they work well in collaboration with others. A strong-will and good organization ability combined with their other talents usually bring any project they undertake to a successful conclusion. They are generous by nature, but are quite resourceful in caring for and balancing their resources.

Sagittarians are ardent, sincere and straightforward in relationships. They are generally conventional and in control of their sexual natures. Because of their independent nature, they prefer a solid home base, but as a place to return to when they have completed a particular travel venture. They have a compelling need to feel free, and sometimes make this choice at the expense of a 9 to 5 career, or even a family. In friendship they are reliable, and can be counted on. They are quick to forgive an affront and extremely dependable to a friend or family member who needs looking after.

Sagittarians are versatile people and can be found in a number of professions. They are by nature teachers and philosophers. Nothing is better play to a Sagittarian than expounding on the moral principles, laws and ideas that explain the universe. Through these traits they serve well as theologians or scientists. They are also suited to the law, politics, public service or social administration. Being natural communicators, they do well in public relations or advertising. Inquisitive and restless, they suffer if their opportunities are limited, but they thrive within their natural field of travel and exploration. Many Sagittarians will be found in jobs that allow them to exercise their natural desire to see the world. If it can be said that there is one true Sagittarian vocation, it is to guide and educate.


Famous people born on December 24th:

Kit (Christopher) Carson (1809) Frontiersman: subject of adventure novels; fur trapper, guide, American Indian agent and brevet Union general

Howard Hughes (1905)
American Billionaire Industrialist: Hughes Aircraft; pilot: the 'Spruce Goose'; Hollywood producer: Jean Harlow's career, The Front Page, Scarface, The Outlaw; eccentric recluse; long fingernails

Ava Gardner (1922)
Actress: The Barefoot Contessa, Earthquake, The Long Hot Summer, The Night of the Iguana; wife of Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw, Frank Sinatra

'Mean' Joe Green (1946)
Football: Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle: Super Bowls IX, X, XIII, XIV; Miami Dolphins defensive coach

Holidays on December 24th:

Christmas Eve
Fourth Sunday of Advent
[Mexico and South America]

Chart Toppers on December 24th:

Telstar - The Tornadoes
Limbo Rock - Chubby Checker
Go Away Little Girl - Steve Lawrence
I've Been Everywhere - Hank Snow

The Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
One Less Bell to Answer - The 5th Dimension
Coal Miner's Daughter - Loretta Lynn

Le Freak - Chic
Too Much Heaven - Bee Gees
My Life - Billy Joel
The Gambler - Kenny Rogers

Walk Like an Egyptian - Bangles
Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang Chung
Notorious - Duran Duran
Too Much is Not Enough - Bellamy Brothers


Famous people born on December 26th:

Henry Miller (1891)
American Author; 'Tropic of Capricorn'

Mao Tse-tung (1893)
Premier of People's Republic of China

Steve Allen (1921)
Comedian, author, musician, composer, TV host: The Tonight Show, The Steve Allen Show; films: The Benny Goodman Story, cameo with wife, Jayne Meadows: Casino

Chris Chambliss (1948)
Baseball: Cleveland Indians first baseman: American League Rookie of the Year [1971]

Holidays on December 26th:

Boxing Day
[Australia, Scotland, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Canada]
Proclamation Day (SA) [Australia]
St.Stephen'sDay [Ireland]
Kwanzaa Begins [USA]
S. Stefano [Italy]
Annandag jul [Sweden]
St-…tienne [Luxembourg]
Le Lendemain de NoŽl [Quebec]
Juledag [Norway]
Anden juledag [Denmark]
Tweede Kerstdag [Netherlands]

Chart Toppers on December 26th:

Are You Lonesome To-night? - Elvis Presley
Wonderland by Night - Bert Kaempfert
A Thousand Stars - Kathy Young with The Innocents
Wings of a Dove - Ferlin Husky

I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Abraham, Martin and John - Dion
Stormy - Classics IV featuring Dennis Yost
Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell

Tonight's the Night (Gonna be Alright) - Rod Stewart
You Don't Have to be a Star (To be in My Show) - Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.
You Make Me Feel like Dancing - Leo Sayer
Sweet Dreams - Emmylou Harris

Like a Virgin - Madonna
Sea of Love - The Honeydrippers
Cool It Now - New Edition
Why Not Me - The Judds