July 16 Zodiac Birthday Signs – Receptive and intelligent, with common sense and intuitive abilities, you are often a self-assured Cancerian. Since you are able to learn new skills quickly, you are practical and decisive, able to combine your inner wisdom with good judgment. If you feel secure in your own knowledge, you can use your leadership abilities to rise to positions of authority or enjoy taking a leading stand, especially in family affairs.
The subinfluence of your decanate ruler, Pisces, implies that you have a strong sixth sense. Since you are receptive and sensitive to sound and vibration, you may find music to be a calming influence. Naturally gifted, you have many talents and can pick and choose the career you like.
Friendly and caring, you like to entertain or socialize. Although you have a warm heart, at times you will not accept interference from others, and your stubborn streak can cause you to act impatiently and appear intolerant.
A need for expansion and the ability to survey the whole suggests that you set high standards for yourself. Success can come through education and higher learning or through social, moral, or religious aspirations. All is possible if you can master self-discipline and overcome emotional insecurities.
After the age of six, when your progressed Sun moves into Leo, you become less shy or security-conscious. The Leo influence aids you to positively gain in confidence and performance capacity in your chosen field over the next thirty years. From the age of thirty-six onward, when your progressed Sun moves into Virgo, you probably will have a more practical and discriminating attitude, with service to others becoming a more important part of your life. At the age of sixty-six you experience another turning point as your progressed Sun moves into Libra, emphasizing harmony, relationships, and a need to expand your social circle.
DEGREE: 23°-24° CANCER
Pollux, also known as the Boxing Twin or Hercules; Procyon
Star’s name: Pollux, also known as the Boxing Twin or Hercules
Degree position: 22°15-23°11’ Cancer between the years 1930 and 2000
Constellation: Beta Gemini
Applicable days: July 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Star qualities: varied influences: Mars/Moon/Uranus
Description: a bright orange star located on the head of the southern Twin
PRIMARY STAR’S INFLUENCE
Pollux’s influence suggests a subtle yet self-reliant, spirited, and brave nature. This star imparts a love of competitive sports. Pollux’s negative influence is in hastiness and oversensitivity, which may create frustration and quarrels, resulting in unpleasant situations.
Linked to your Sun’s degree, this star indicates love of adventure and a talent for sport. You are likely to go it alone or attempt to achieve success by your own effort. Pollux also imparts psychic abilities and the courage to pursue personal ideals and goals. Prominence in higher education and interests in philosophy are also indicated by the influence of this star.
• Positive: competitive yet subtle and sensitive, the power of attainment
• Negative: crafty, rash nature, aggressive or selfish with a cruel streak, moodiness
See Appendix for additional fixed star readings.
Your Secret Self
Inside your sensitive heart are both a need for creativity and a strong drive for material success. Since at times you can be generous to a fault, your desire for money includes giving to others as well as protection for both yourself and your loved ones. You may have to be careful of losing energy to emotional worry or indecision, particularly involving close relationships.
With developed social skills and a desire to be of service to others, you may find your drive for material success is best channeled into areas that use your enormous potential. This includes creating positive opportunities to use the wealth of information that you possess. If you keep yourself mentally and creatively occupied, you will not have the time or the opportunity to dwell on events and worry unnecessarily.
Work & Vocation
As you possess strong leadership qualities, your greatest achievement is most likely to be at the forefront of your chosen profession. A caring or humanitarian side of your nature could provide you with the impetus to excel as a teacher, counselor, or social worker, or in a job that requires speaking up for others. This may include involvement in unions or politics. Other careers may include law or occupations of a philosophical or religious nature. However, the more practical side of your nature may also be attracted to business or banking. Alternatively, your creativity and quick way with words may lead you to writing, music, or drama.
Famous people who share your birthday include actress/dancer Ginger Rogers, Christian Science founder Mary Baker Eddy, actress Barbara Stanwyck, and writer Anita Brookner.
A number 16 birthdate suggests that you are ambitious and emotional, caring and friendly. You often judge life according to how you feel, and you have a good insight into people. As a number 16 personality, you can experience inner tension when facing friction between a need for self-expression and responsibility to others. The creative ones among you have a talent for writing, with sudden flashes of inspiration. Although many of you come from a close family, you often choose to live alone or travel extensively. The subinfluence of the number 7 month indicates that you are rational and mentally quick. As you have strong instincts, you can anticipate what people may say or do and use it to your advantage. You enjoy learning new skills and like to be informed. You are blessed with a retentive memory and are bright and alert, though at times you may feel misunderstood or have difficulty expressing your feelings.
• Positive: higher education, responsibilities to home and family, integrity, intuitive, social, cooperative, insightful
• Negative: worry, never satisfied, irresponsible, opinionated, skeptical, selfish, irritable, fussy
Love & Relationships
Sensitive, highly intuitive, and intelligent, you seek the company of clever and interesting people who can offer you variety and fun. Your caring and sympathetic nature often suggests that others will come to you for advice and support in time of need. Often concerned with reforms and social issues, you can be an asset to your community and find yourself before the public. A tendency to become bored and restless implies that in personal relationships you need reassurance and affection, as well as a common interest.
YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE
You are more likely to find people who will keep you curious and mentally active among those born on the following dates.
Love & friendship: Jan. 12, 16, 25, Feb. 10, 14, 23, 24, Mar. 8, 12, 22, 31, Apr. 6, 10, 20, 29, May 4, 8, 18, 27, June 2, 6, 16, 25, 30, July 4, 14, 23, 28, Aug. 2, 12, 21, 26, 30, Sept. 10, 19, 24, 28, Oct. 8, 17, 22, 26, Nov. 6, 15, 20, 24, 30, Dec. 4, 13, 18, 22, 28
Beneficial: Jan. 2, 13, 22, 24, Feb. 11, 17, 20, 22, Mar. 9, 15, 18, 20, 28, Apr. 7, 13, 16, 18, 26, May 5, 11, 16, 18, 26, June 3, 9, 12, 14, 22, July 1, 7, 10, 12, 20, Aug. 5, 8, 10, 18, Sept. 3, 6, 8, 16, Oct. 1, 4, 6, 14, Nov. 2, 4, 12, Dec. 2, 10
Fatal attractions: Jan. 13, 14, 15, 16, 25, Feb. 23, Mar. 21, Apr. 19, May 17, June 15, July 13, Aug. 11, Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 5, Dec. 3
Challenging: Jan. 7, 23, Feb. 5, 21, Mar. 3, 19, 29, Apr. 1, 17, 27, May 15, 25, June 13, 23, July 11, 21, 31, Aug. 9, 19, 29, Sept. 7, 17, 27, 30, Nov. 3, 13, 23, 26, Dec. 1, 11, 21, 24
Soul mates: Jan. 17, Feb. 15, Mar. 13, Apr. 11, May 9, June 7, July 5, Aug. 3, Sept. 1, Nov. 30, Dec. 28