July 17 Zodiac Birthday Signs – Idealistic and enthusiastic, with an optimistic view, you are bright, with a keen mind and a thirst for knowledge. As a Cancerian, you are sensitive and shy, yet independent, with a strong need to succeed and accomplish. Your natural charm and spontaneous zeal imply that you possess grace and individuality as well as a youthful quality.
The subinfluence of your decanate ruler, Pisces, suggests that you are impressionable and imaginative, with strong intuition. Idealistic and receptive, you are able to put yourself in the position of others. Frequently well informed and multitalented, you can be very persuasive if you are positive and full of conviction.
Intelligent and confident, you are able to make quick decisions. At times you might be overly confident or headstrong and therefore act on impulse or appear irresponsible. Guard against a tendency to get emotionally excitable, as it shows more of your eccentricity than your individuality.
The urge to live an active life combined with your spirit of enterprise often suggests that your dreams can come true through perseverance and patience. The need to develop a more mature attitude often suggests that education is an essential component in your rise to success.
From the age of five through thirty-four, your progressed Sun moves through Leo, bringing a gradual increase in your confidence and social skills. There is a turning point in your life at age thirty-five as your progressed Sun enters Virgo, bringing more practical issues to prominence and making you more methodical and orderly. At the age of sixty-five, your progressed Sun enters Libra, placing an emphasis on social affairs, relationships, or developing an appreciation for art and beauty.
DEGREE: 24°-25° 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
As you are very intelligent and hold strong opinions, it is especially important for you to find opportunities to air your views. When these views are connected to an idealistic cause, then your fighting spirit is awakened by a sense of purpose. You possess a big heart with compassion for others, but you may have to balance this with your own need for self-expression and happiness.
Charismatic, you possess an attraction that draws people toward you. Having an androgynous quality, you can be very independent as well as sensitive. A material streak usually marks the importance of security in your life. Just be careful that you do not compromise your ideals for financial self-preservation.
Work & Vocation
As you are multitalented, you are able to get your ideas across in a creative and entertaining way. Your outstanding potential for acquiring knowledge may place you among the erudite or could serve you equally well in law or management. Your natural talents with the spoken and written word may be expressed through training, teaching, or writing. You may also show abilities for sales, lecturing, or promotion. With your strong principles and leadership skills, you can also be an excellent spokesperson, politician, or fighter for a cause. Alternatively, with your dramatic flair, you are likely to be able to earn your living through art, music, or drama. With your fine mind and potential for working hard for objectives, you have the capabilities to achieve in a major way.
Famous people who share your birthday include actors David Hasselhoff, Jimmy Cagney, and Donald Sutherland, and singers Diahann Carroll and Phoebe Snow.
With a number 17 birthday, you are shrewd, with a reserved nature and good analytical abilities. Private, introspective, and independent, you rely on personal experience. With a strong interest in facts and figures, you frequently present a serious and thoughtful demeanor and like to take your time. Capable of long periods of concentration and endurance, you learn best through experience. Nevertheless, the less skeptical you are, the quicker you learn. The subin-fluence of the number 7 month indicates that although you keep your opinions to yourself, you like to know what others are thinking. Since you can utilize your knowledge in a specific way, you develop your expertise and achieve success. By taking responsibility for your own actions, you can minimize worry and discontent. You may be more sensitive than you are willing to admit and at times find it difficult to express your feelings. Learn to differentiate between accepting advice and thinking that others are only interfering or criticizing.
• Positive: thoughtful, specialist, good planner, business sense, individual thinker, painstaking, accurate, skilled researcher, scientific
• Negative: stubborn, careless, moody, dogmatic, critical, worry, suspicious
Love & Relationships
Sensitive and thoughtful, you are usually an independent thinker who prefers to work out your problems without the help of others. You can be warm and intense on one hand, or aloof, on the other. You may need a very special link with your partner, as your ideal of love and devotion is so high. Although you are friendly and sociable, if you are insecure you may need to overcome a fear of being lonely or abandoned. When you find a long-term partner you can be loyal, caring, and very protective.
YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE
To find true happiness, you might look fora partner who is born on one of the following dates.
Love & friendship: Jan. 7, 10, 17, 27, Feb. 5, 8, 15, 25, Mar. 3, 6, 13, 23, Apr. 1, 4, 11, 21, May 2, 9, 19, June 7, 17, July 5, 15, 29, 31, Aug. 3, 13, 27, 29, 31, Sept. 1, 11, 25, 27, 29, Oct. 9, 23, 25, 27, Nov. 7, 21, 23, 25, Dec. 5, 19, 21, 23
Beneficial: Jan. 3, 5, 20, 25, 27, Feb. 1, 3, 18, 23, 25, Mar. 1, 16, 21, 23, Apr. 14, 19, 21, May 12, 17, 19, June 10, 15, 17, July 8, 13, 15, Aug. 6, 11, 13,Sept. 4, 9, 11, Oct. 2, 7, 9, Nov. 5, 7, Dec. 3, 5
Fatal attractions: Jan. 14, 15, 16, 17, Feb. 11, Mar. 9, Apr. 7, May 5, June 3, July 1
Challenging: Jan. 16, 24, Feb. 14, 22, Mar. 12, 20, Apr. 10, 18, May 8, 16, 31, June 6, 14, 29, July 4, 12, 27, Aug. 2, 10, 25, Sept. 8, 23, Oct. 6, 21, Nov. 4, 19, Dec. 2, 17
Soul mates: Jan. 16, Feb. 14, Mar. 12, Apr. 10, May 8, June 6, July 4, 31, Aug. 2, 29, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 23, Dec. 21