December 17 Zodiac Birthday Signs – Inquisitive and ambitious, you are a Sagittarian with a dynamic personality and a compelling desire for knowledge. Optimistic and creative, you possess a wonderful imagination and are willing to take chances and be innovative. Though you are ambitious, with strong desires, beware of being bossy and projecting your will onto others. Your quick comprehension and creative mind imply that to keep yourself intellectually stimulated, you need to constantly search for new and exciting ideas.
The subinfluence of your decanate ruler, Leo, adds vitality and self-confidence to your independent outlook. Strong-willed and enterprising, with excellent practical skills, you can turn your lofty ideas into tangible products. Whether in the forefront or behind the scenes, your contribution can make a great deal of difference.
Although you are discriminating and methodical, your ability to see the whole and to think progressively suggests that you like to refine and improve on existing systems. You may need, however, to avoid being too critical or worrying about small or insignificant issues. An interest in higher learning may lead you to philosophy and spirituality, and since you can communicate your ideas in a precise and decisive way, you may be drawn to academic investigation. A love of words or language may also endow you with a talent for writing.
Between the ages of five and thirty-four, as your progressed Sun moves through Capricorn, you focus on practical issues and a need for order and structure in your life. A turning point occurs at the age of thirty-five, when your progressed Sun moves into Aquarius. This highlights a growing desire for more independence, group awareness, and progressive ideas. You may want freedom or feel more experimental. Another turning point occurs at age sixty-five, when your progressed Sun moves into Pisces. This is likely to make you more receptive, emotionally sensitive, sympathetic, and imaginative. This is a time when artistic, creative, or spiritual talents are accentuated.
DEGREE: 24°30’-25°30’ SAGITTARIUS
Lesuth, also called the Sting; Aculeus
Star’s name: Lesuth, also called the Sting
Degree position: 23°2’-24°0’ Sagittarius between the years 1930 and 2000
Orb: 1 °40’
Constellation: Nu Scorpio
Applicable days: December 15, 16, 17, 18
Star qualities: Mercury/Mars
Description: a small quadruple-star system surrounded by a nebula, located on the stinger of the Scorpion
Your Secret Self
Being charming, you can be friendly and stimulating company and possess a natural gift for dealing with people. Your good communication skills, agreeable manner, and social grace allow you to play the refined diplomat. Aware of image, you can make yourself attractive to others, but you may have to be careful of a streak of vanity or conceit.
Even though you are affectionate and caring and need people, it is vital that you stay independent in your personal relationships with others. By keeping a healthy balance, you avoid hidden fears or becoming moody. With your high ideals and active imagination, you are a creative thinker and a practical visionary. You may use these abilities to advance in a material sense; alternatively, you may be drawn to the development of your innate creative and spiritual talents. Although you have a shrewd awareness regarding money, you are also able to promote an idea or cause and are usually willing to work hard to achieve your objectives.
PRIMARY STAR’S INFLUENCE
Lesuth imparts a quick and keen mind, assertiveness, and self-motivation. You are probably ambitious, with sound judgment and a sociable nature. This star bestows creativity, inventiveness, and opportunities to work on new discoveries or enjoy unexpected benefits and good fortune.
Linked to your Sun’s degree, Lesuth indicates success in public affairs, a flair for writing, or an inclination toward education and higher learning. You are probably inventive and inquisitive and contribute to society through your discoveries. You make a good detective or investigator because of your quick and active mind. You are outspoken, hardworking,’ and full of vitality, with swift actions. Nevertheless, you must learn to channel all your energy into worthwhile projects and avoid activities that could bring danger or legal entanglements.
• Positive: shrewd, creative, determination, common sense
• Negative: tendency to exaggeration, turbulence
See Appendix for additional fixed star readings.
Work & Vocation
With your quick mental perception, ability to take the lead, and love of knowledge, you may be drawn to teaching, whether in the classroom or as a trainer in management. Equally, you can succeed in writing, science, or research, where you can utilize your keen mentality. Having excellent people skills also ensures your success in business, sales, public relations, or promotion. Although independent, you may see particularly beneficial results from working in partnerships or as part of a team. If using the more artistic side of your personality, you may achieve fulfillment through musical and creative pursuits.
Famous people who share your birthday include writer Erskine Caldwell, physician/alchemist Philippus Paracelsus, scientist Humphry Davy, physicist loseph Henry, poet John Greenleaf Whittier, journalist William Safire, and writer Ford Madox Ford.
With a number 17 birthday, you are shrewd, with a reserved nature and good analytical abilities. As an independent thinker, you benefit from being well educated or skillful. Usually you utilize your knowledge in a specific way in order to develop your expertise and can achieve material success or a prominent position as a specialist or researcher. Private, introspective, and detached, with a strong interest in facts and figures, you frequently present a serious and thoughtful demeanor and like to take your time. By developing your communication skills, you can discover much more about yourself from others. The subinfluence of the number 12 month indicates that you are intuitive and multitalented. When inspired, you are motivated and dynamic, with a need to express yourself. Usually you are direct and outspoken, with strong opinions, but prone to impatience and restlessness. If indecisive or worried, you can vacillate emotionally and financially. By developing perseverance and learning to be diplomatic and trusting in your dealings with others, you can benefit from collaborations and partnerships.
• Positive: thoughtful, specialist, good planner, business sense, attracts money, individual thinker, painstaking, accurate, skilled researcher, scientific
• Negative: detached, stubborn, moody, sensitive, narrow-minded, critical, worry, suspicion
YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE
You are likely to be more fortunate with someone born on one of the following dates.
Love & friendship: Jan. 1, 4, 20, 27, 29, Feb. 2, 25, 27, Mar. 23, 25, Apr. 4, 21, 23, May 19, 21, 29, June 17, 19, 27, July 15, 17, 25, Aug. 6, 13, 15, 23, Sept. 11, 13, 21, Oct. 9, 11, 19, Nov. 7, 9, 17, Dec. 5, 7, 15
Beneficial: Jan. 3, 10, 15, 18, Feb. 1, 8, 13, 16, Mar. 6, 11, 14, 29, 31, Apr. 4, 9, 12, 27, 29, May 2, 7, 10, 25, 27, June 5, 8, 23, 25, July 3, 6, 21, 23, Aug. 1, 4, 19, 21, Sept. 2, 17, 19, Oct. 15, 17, Nov. 13, 15, Dec. 11, 13
Fatal attractions: Apr. 30, May 28, June 15, 16, 17, 18, 26, July 24, Aug. 22, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 16, Dec. 14
Challenging: Jan. 9, 14, 16, 25, Feb. 7, 12, 14, 23, Mar. 5, 10, 12, 21, 28, 30, Apr. 3, 8, 10, 19, 26, 28, May 1, 6, 8, 17, 24, 26, June 4, 6, 15, 22, 24, July 2, 4, 13, 20, 22, Aug. 2, 11, 18, 20, Sept. 9, 16, 18, Oct. 7, 14, 16, Nov. 5, 12, 14, Dec. 3, 10, 12
Soul mates: Dec. 29
Love & Relationships
Inquisitive and mentally restless, you like to be in the company of intelligent people who are creative and enterprising and who succeed as a result of their ingenuity and hard work. As you often think of yourself as part of a group and have an attractive personality, you have no difficulty finding friends and partners. Although mentally independent, at times you can become emotionally insecure, especially if you do not receive reassurance from your partner. Usually you believe in long-term relationships and seek someone reliable whom you can trust and settle down with.