April 18 Zodiac Birthday Signs – Earnest and serious, yet original and versatile, you often seek ways to express yourself. As an Aries, you are both determined and creative, with charm and an easygoing personality. The subinfluence of your decanate ruler, Sagittarius, encourages you to travel and explore or to seek different experiences and have many interests. This influence, however, also warns against scattering your energies and wasting time.
Although you often rely on your common sense and have the ability to see the numerous sides of every situation, at times you can be indecisive. Nevertheless, you are a natural-born strategist, with strong intuition, and when faced with a problem you can often find a quick yet inventive answer.
Industrious, methodical, and thorough, you like to come straight to the point of a matter. Reliability, shrewdness, and intellectual flexibility often suggest that others are likely to admire your integrity and creative mind. In your enthusiasm to take on life’s challenges, beware of a tendency to become overly idealistic or to take reckless chances by believing that new beginnings will solve all your problems.
Since your Sun moves into Taurus at the early age of two, your childhood is likely to have a strong influence of stability, with an emphasis on material security. There is a turning point for you around the age of thirty-two, when your progressed Sun enters Gemini. From this time you may develop a desire to be more knowledgeable and communicative in all areas of your life. Around the age of 62 your Sun moves into the sign of Cancer, bringing a shift that accentuates your emotional needs, home, and family.
DEGREE: 27°30’-28°30’ ARIES
Mirach, also called Andromeda’s girdle; Al Perg, also called Kullat Nuti or Piscium; Vertex, also called Great Nebuli
Star’s name: Mirach, also called Andomeda’s girdle
Degree position: 29°17’ Aries-0°24’ Taurus between the years 1930 and 2000
Orb: 2° 10’
Constellation: Beta Andromedae
Applicable days: April 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Star qualities: Neptune and Venus
Description: a reddish yellow star located in the side of the girdle of Andromeda
PRIMARY STAR’S INFLUENCE
Mirach bestows sensitivity, a dreamy and idealistic nature, and a refined sense of beauty. Frequently you have a gregarious and cheerful outlook, personal charm, a desire for happiness, and a love of company. The positive influence that this star carries endows you with imaginative power, inspiration, and ideas based on artistic creation. Often you possess mediumistic tendencies and a love of daydreaming. Although adventurous, you can also be devoted and visionary. You have a stimulating influence on others and can make friends easily. Often you are helped in life by others.
Linked to your Sun’s degree, this star bestows a talent for composing or playing music. Your goal may be to create the real out of the ideal. This star also implies that eccentricity might be linked to a lack of self-confidence.
• Positive: altruism, brilliant mind, inclination to mysticism, idealism, good taste, artistic talents, wide range of interests
• Negative: secret bad habits, romantic preoccupation, excessive idealism, delusion
See Appendix for additional fixed star readings.
your Secret Self
An important part of your makeup may be a constant need for security and affection. This may manifest itself in different ways. For example, when your leadership is challenged you may be prone to prolong situations until you feel safe. Alternatively, when your loved ones seem down, you will want to uplift them with all your devotion.
You are liable to feel anxious or nervous if life seems to become too routine and does not move as fast as you would like. However, it is always only a matter of time before your extremely capable and determined nature moves into action. These temporary static periods may be a prerequisite for finding peace of mind, so utilize these times to stop and reflect in order to recoup your energies and start over.
Work & Vocation
Your excellent mind and communication skills point to a tremendous capacity to achieve. You may just have to guard against taking ort too much or a tendency to doubt yourself. When positive, you have a highly creative approach to life, which can manifest in any field of endeavor. If in the arts, you will want to share your original and gifted ideas. Being naturally sociable as well as having shrewd business acumen points you to careers that may incorporate both of these characteristics, such as banking, sales, or real estate. A philosophical or humanitarian leaning may be satisfied through occupations such as the clergy, charity work, or philanthropy. Travel is particularly helpful in opening avenues for expansion.
Famous people born on your birthday include actress Hayley Mills, conductor Leopold Stokowski, philanthropist Huntington Hartford, Queen Frederika of Greece, and T.V. host Conan O’Brien.
Determination, assertiveness, and ambition are some of the attributes associated with a number 18 birthday. Active, with a need for challenges, you like to keep busy and are frequently involved in some enterprise. Capable, hardworking, and responsible, you rise to positions of authority. Alternatively, your strong business sense and organizational skills may lead you to the world of commerce. Since you may suffer from overwork, learn how to relax or slow down from time to time. As a number 18 personality, you may use your power to heal others, give sound advice, or solve other people’s problems. The subinfluence of the number 4 month indicates that you are efficient, compliant, and imaginative. When in doubt, apply faith and trust your instincts. If at times you become emotionally intense, do not lose your temper or act selfishly; show tolerance and understanding. You are outspoken, so think before you act and avoid being judgmental. When you find yourself in a position of authority, it is important to be truthful, just, and fair.
• Positive: progressive attitude, assertiveness, intuition, courage, resoluteness, healing ability, efficiency, advisory skills
• Negative: uncontrolled emotions, laziness, lack of order, selfishness, failure to complete work or projects, deceit
Love & Relationships
Versatile and creative, you are likely to have many friends and acquaintances. Your agreeable charm ensures your success in all people-related activities, but particularly those concerning self-expression. If you stay positive in matters of romance, you can be very loving and spontaneous, but if too preoccupied with your own affairs, you may appear cold or indifferent. It is vital that you put aside time for yourself to reflect and listen to your inner, intuitive sensitivity, as this connects you to your high ideals. This is likely to strengthen your faith and help you avoid anxiety in your relationships due to possible worry about financial insecurity.
YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE
You are likely to increase your chances of love and romance with those born on one of the following dates.
Love & friendship: Jan. 8, 22, 26, Feb. 6, 20, 21, 24, Mar. 4, 18, 22, Apr. 2, 16, 20, 30, May 14, 18, 28, 30, June 12, 16, 26, 28, July 10, 14, 24, 26, Aug. 8, 9, 12, 22, 24, Sept. 6, 10, 20, 22, 30, Oct. 4, 8, 18, 20, 28, Nov. 2, 6, 16, 18, 26, Dec. 4, 14, 16, 24
Beneficial: Jan. 9, 20, Feb. 7, 18, Mar. 5, 16, 29, Apr. 3, 14, 27, May 1, 12, 25, June 10, 23, July 8, 21, Aug. 6, 19, Sept. 4, 17, Oct. 2, 15, 30, Nov. 13, 28, Dec. 11, 26, 30
Fatal attractions: Jan. 27, Feb. 25, Mar. 23, Apr. 21, May 19, June 17, July 15, Aug. 13, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, 21, 22, 23, Nov. 7, Dec. 5
Challenging: Jan. 2, 10, 19, Feb. 8, 17, Mar. 6, 15, Apr. 4, 13, May 2, 11, June 9, July 7, 30, Aug. 5, 28, Sept. 3, 26, Oct. 1, 24, Nov. 22, Dec. 20, 30
Soul mates: Jan. 15, Feb. 13, Mar. 11, Apr. 9, May 7, June 5, July 3, Aug. 1, Oct. 29, Nov. 27, Dec. 25