THE DAY OF WORLDLY CHALLENGE
SIGN: 29º Aries - 1º Taurus STRENGTHS: Powerful, Inspirational, Exciting WEAKNESSES: Illusion-Prone, Overly Emotional, Power-Fixated
Those born on April 20th have highly developed leadership abilities. Dynamic individuals, their inner drives invariably point them in upward directions, inevitably toward accomplishment, success and power. In addition, those born on this day are rarely content to simply advance their own cause but also they must feel that they are able to put their families, their businesses, or their social groups on the right course. Group values always remain high priorities for them.
Yet, not uncommonly, those born on this day are also extremely sensitive and highly private individuals. They have a strongly developed fantasy life, which can be invaluable to their career but only if put to constructive use. Their sensitivity may lead them to be touchy and high-strung, but can also lend their character a mesmerizing quality which makes them fascinating to others. It is incumbent on them, however, to remain in touch with and in control of their feelings since those born on this day tend to stir the emotions of others so strongly, particularly those of loved ones and friends.
No matter what walk of life these socially committee individuals find themselves in, it is the challenges of the world which spur them on. For the most part they do not avoid problems or conflicts but welcome them. That they do not seem cut out for easy, relaxed lives at all is apparent, and such can indeed seem an impassible barrier to their ever achieving happiness or rest. Yet, curiously, they find refuge in intense excitement and concentrated problem solving, much like a bird or plane that seeks safe haven in the eye of the hurricane. Their whirlwind energies may wear others down, however, and eventually take their toll on themselves as well.
April 20th people are highly intuitive, often preferring to fly by the seat of their pants than follow a map. But at the same time they are intensely physical, needing the satisfaction offered by food, sensuous human contact and stable family lives. Although the earthy aspects of their personalities can serve to ground their imaginative sides, conflicts may also arise, particularly when the gulf between dreams and reality becomes impassible.
Those born on this day must be careful not to allow themselves to suffer frustration for very long, but rather scale back their goals to more attainable levels when necessary. Learning to objectively assess their capabilities, to regularly monitor themselves, and to remain flexible enough to revise their daily approaches to life when needed will be important to keeping them on their path.
ADVICE: Don’t go off the deep end; ground yourself. Try to be more accepting are less touchy. A quiet confidence lessens your need to prove yourself. MEDITATION: The highest form of control is knowing when to let go.
There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.
April 8th people manifest strong feelings for their fellow human beings, often displaying well-marked humanitarian and altruistic tendencies. For April 8th people it is not enough to be admired or at the center of what is going on (although they often are), but to express the concerns of their associates, their friends, their families, or their countrymen. The welfare of others is of the highest importance to them, in extreme cases even greater than their own. It is possible, however, that they may be highly intolerant as well, valuing one social group (of which they are usually a member) over another.
Curiously enough, although possessing star quality, April 8th people often carry an inherent shyness about them. While they are performing at their role(s) on life’s stage, they seem to be in their own private world and it is this unusual admixture of public intimacy that they give to group meetings in which they are involved. Cool under pressure and in crises, April 8th people can be counted on for their calmness and unwavering support during difficult periods. At times, they exhibit an almost saintly quality.
The values of most people born on April 8th espouse the cause of the disadvantaged. It is not that they are necessarily social reformers, but they do believe that everyone should be given an equal chance. Because most April 8th people favor the underdogs and the downtrodden, those with public or political careers generally do whatever they can to ameliorate unfavorable social conditions. Regardless of their station in life, April 8th people are extremely critical and outspoken when they see those with power over others (whether it be personal or economic) indulging in excesses or injustices. When responding to such injustices, their incisive barbs can really pack a punch. Though forceful individuals, April 8th people seem to experience ups and downs in their social standings largely determined by events or accidents beyond their control.
People born on April 8th may be hard for others to touch emotionally. They often seem to be quietly suffering from private hurts which no one else will ever understand. Most do not want to be reached in this area or “understood”, since their primary energy is directed outward on the world. This may be difficult for those who want to help to have close personal relationships with April 8th people (who place more worth on giving than on receiving). It may be in fact difficult for April 8th people to accept anything from anyone, particularly psychological help or what they see as charity.
April 8th people are stars who shine alone in the firmament – solitary and a bit melancholy, with a strange beauty. They do not need the adoration of others, yet they seek to promote their values at the highest level possible. Their drives to succeed may be great, but they is rarely motivated by egotism; when they seek power in their work or family lives, it is usually to further the common good as they see it. In this, they are unselfish.
HEALTH: April 8th people must beware of giving too much of their energy to others: either individuals, causes, or religions. Like other Aries, April 8th people are outwardly directed, but due to their strong social consciousness they may neglect personal considerations, hence not paying enough attention to their health. For the most part, just an ordinary interest in their personal well-being will serve to keep those born on this day healthy. Regular vacations to the woods, mountains, or seaside grant a much needed respite from the burdens or cares of the world. Those born on April 8th will enjoy eating, but not if those around them are deprived of food. Thus, sharing meals with others is particularly satisfying to them.
ADVICE: Be as tolerant as you can and beware of condescension. Open up. Attend to your personal needs; don’t be too sacrificing and come to resent it later. Put aside time for reflection.
MEDITATION: I am a human being from the planet Earth.
“I made you take time to look at what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower, you hung all your associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see—and I don't.”
― Georgia O'Keeffe
SIGN: 28º Scorpio - 0º Sagittarius STRENGTHS: Imaginative, Tasteful, Sexual WEAKNESSES: Emotionally Labile, Self-Destructive, Closed Off
Those born on November 21st have a feeling for natural grace and elegance, whether it be expressed in their bearing and body language or through the production of appreciation of highly polished ideas and products. Those born on this day are extremely interested in what is most up-to-date in the society around them, and have little time old-fashioned thinking. Yet they are quick to sense the value in forgotten techniques and ideas which can be revived and given a distinctly modern twist. Thus, November 21st people often find themselves on the cutting edge of a deeply established tradition. Indeed, they may experience great conflicts with the preceding generation (most often their parents) who cannot see the sense in what they are doing. If it takes a lifetime, November 21st people have to prove to their detractors, and indeed to the world, that their personal vision was correct.
Early in life, November 21st people often make damaging mistakes of judgment. Particularly in their first 28 years, they may display self-destructive rebelliousness, lack of direction, and general uncertainty of purpose (compared to friends and colleagues, they see around them). Yet they carry a strong sense of pride and identity within them, and they always learn from their mistakes. One danger, however, is that those born on this day can become hardened through the knocks they receive from life. A physically elegant November 21st person can grow cooler and sleeker on the outside, and virtually impenetrable emotionally, while a mentally elegant type may become increasingly mercenary, concerned only with those ideas that work in a practical sense. Both types tend to eradicate any weaknesses in either appearance or method which can lead to defeat or failure. The problem is that such November 21st people may lose some of their sportiveness, creative flair, and sense or childlike play as they learn more about how to not be hurt. They must therefore beware of closing themselves off to chance happenings and to fun in the quests for perfection and success – that is, forgetting a simpler past.
November 21st people are intimately involved with the working of the world, and so may neglect the real study of themselves at a deep level. It is important that by their early 40s (mid-life period) they know what their relationship to this world is. That involves developing transparence – freeing themselves of fears and rigid poses. If, over the years, they have painstakingly built up a perfect outer fortress – physically or mentally – they may have to learn again to be childlike and vulnerable. Only in this way will they be able to bring their inner being in tune with the world around them, which is their best hope for lasting success and happiness.
HEALTH: November 21st people are sensitive to their environments and may therefore suffer from allergies. In addition, they are emotionally labile, and have a low threshold of irritation. Family and friends may at times be concerned about their mental health, since those born this day can become depressed, self-hurtful, and frustrated when they do not get the attention they need. Exercise of a more social and public nature, from Sunday walks to swimming and team sport will do them good in the long run. Sexual satisfaction is extremely important to those born on this day (on a regular basis) but, particularly for those without a regular partner, care should be taken where sexually transmissible diseases are concerned. November 21st women should have regular gynecological examinations and November 21st men are well-advised to have their prostates checked periodically with advancing age.
ADVICE: Reveal yourself; there are few lasting virtues in being cool. Serve what is best and most creative in yourself. Self-pity is poison.
MEDITATION: The body is a prism that may be used for inward and outward projection.
a little less conversation, a little more action please
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DECEMBER 21ST – THE DAY OF THE GREAT ENIGMA SIGN: 28º Sagittarius - 0º Capricorn STRENGTHS: Strong-Willed, Physical, Intuitive WEAKNESSES: Self-Involved, Controlling
The powerful individuals born on December 21st know something about using silence to their advantage. Whether verbal or not, they primarily use their body, presence, or psyche to get their ideas across in irresistible fashion. It is very difficult to oppose them, so directed are they toward achieving their purpose.
Indeed, December 21st people are able to squeeze every ounce of energy they have in a determined drive to make the issue at hand a one-way street going in their direction only. Once they force another individual to do something their way, they can better control the outcome.
As mentioned earlier, December 21st people can use silence with devastating effect. By refusing to speak at crucial junctures in conversation or negotiation, they can upset or intimidate others far more than if they spoke or even shouted at length. One gets the idea sometimes that behind the silence is a wicked temper that can break loose at almost any instant, and therefore others often treat those born on this day with great care, lest the volcano explode. This feeling of walking on eggs can eventually take its toll on their mates and the resulting stresses can unfortunately lead to a breakup. Consequently, December 21st people may have difficulty sustaining their interpersonal relationships over the years, perhaps leaving at trail of broken hearts behind them.
Those born on this day do not particularly like answering questions about themselves. Highly secretive about their inner fantasy lives, they are nonetheless powerful in projecting these fantasies out on the world and shaping their environments. Both their desires and their capacity to control others are great. Many people treat them in just the way they wish to be treated themselves, in order to keep them in a good mood, since they know the alternative only too well. Yet, December 21st people can also be charming, sensual, and warm with those whom they love.
Both men and women born on this day are physically powerful through their mastery of movement and stillness. In addition, they usually have an abiding love for small children and/or for animals – a love which can at times eclipse their interest in adult peers. In such relationships, their strong intuitive gifts and non-verbal abilities find a full range of expression.
“He who is not with me is against me” is too often the watchword of December 21st people. They must learn to be more forgiving and not just be able to like people who like them. Reducing fear of rejection, easing doubts and insecurities, and cooling intense desires to be admired are all helpful in furthering their spiritual growth. HEALTH: Those born on December 21st have to beware of depressions when their desires are frustrated. Repressed anger and resentment can result in controlling and occasionally violent behavior. Sexual expression and satisfaction are usually very important to December 21st people. Toward these ends, they require a loving mate who can provide them not only with warmth and affection but also satisfy them physically. December 21st people must keep their craving for sweets under control, as well as their tendencies to eat too much animal and dairy fat. The use of all addictive substances, particularly alcohol and anti-depressants, should be carefully monitored. Vigorous physical exercise ranging from aerobics to horseback riding are recommended. ADVICE: Learn to be more open and less secretive; trust and share. Don’t build up inner resentments. Your projected fantasies can be dangerous. Beware of putting claims on others. MEDITATION: The first step in being honest is leveling with oneself.
Sounds about right. I've also read my birth chart. That was very accurate.
Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou
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