May 1 Zodiac Birthday Signs – Your birthday reveals you to be an astute, practical, and creative individual who needs people. You thrive on variety and change, and these may provide you with the excitement you need. Having magnetic charm and being very sociable, you need the approval of others and are generally popular. You have a strong attraction for beauty and the arts, which can be a valuable form of expression for your emotional sensitivity. With an inclination for art, music, or drama, you are likely to use your work as a form of creative self-expression.
The added influence of your Virgo decanate suggests that you have mental agility, discrimination, and enhanced communication skills. Together with your creative abilities, this may manifest as a talent for writing. It also shows an ability to work hard and a desire to be of service, as well as an inclination toward detailed work or research. Since this influence also emphasizes an ability to gain money and material resources, it can help you to realize your ideals.
Having the added advantage of being both practical and analytical as well as emotional and sensitive, you have a wide range to your personality and are therefore in a better position than most to achieve on a grand scale. You may just have to be careful of becoming discouraged or distracting yourself from your high objectives through overindulgence and too great a desire for the good life.
In youth you are sensitive, versatile, and sociable. After the age of twenty, when your progressed Sun moves into Gemini, there is an increased desire to express your ideas and interrelate more with your immediate environment. This may encourage you to study or mentally diversify in some way. In your middle years, after numerous changes, you are likely to find probable gains through partnerships and cooperative relationships. Around the age of fifty, there is another turning point when your progressed Sun enters Cancer. This will highlight the growing importance of needing emotional stability and the security of home.
DEGREE: 9°30’-11° TAURUS
Although your Sun’s degree is not linked to a fixed star, some of your other planets’ degrees certainly will be. By having an astrological chart calculated, you can find the exact position of the planets on your date of birth. This will tell you which of the fixed stars listed in this book are relevant to you.
Your Secret Self
You possess powerful emotions and an ability to give and receive love. It is therefore important to find a form of expression for your feelings rather than seeking fulfillment in financial interests. If drifting, you may find yourself getting caught up in other people’s emotional dramas as a way of acting out your own sensitivity. A desire for order and method is generally helpful to you, although a definite life plan is a prerequisite for making good use of all your tremendous potential.
By having a strong sense of values, you can build something worthwhile for the future. Through being diligent, you will be able to convert your excellent vision into a practical reality, and you will find that work opportunities will be offered to you just when you need them. Perseverance is therefore a powerful key to your success, and by being steady you will be able to curb an impatient side to your nature that wants instant gratification.
Work & Vocation
Those of you with creative and musical talents may be drawn toward writing or singing. You are likely to be blessed with a fine voice and a good ear. Travel or work involving change and variety is also liable to interest you. Intuitive and sensitive, you often have an interest in metaphysics, philosophy, or spirituality. Careerwise, you may be a good salesperson with an ability to promote ideas, people, or products. Other suitable professions include banking, real estate, garden centers, dealing in products of the land, or creative cooking and catering. You may also be drawn to the entertainment world, and you have the potential to succeed in any creative pursuit.
Famous people who share your birthday include singers Judy Collins and Rita Coolidge, actor Glenn Ford, astrologer William Lilly, and writers Terry Southern and Joseph Heller.
The great desire to be first and autonomous is suggested by your birthdate. As a number 1, you are inclined to be individual, innovative, and courageous, with plenty of energy. The pioneering spirit indicated here encourages you to make your own decisions or strike out alone. Full of enthusiasm and original ideas, you often show others the way forward. With a number 1 birthday, you may also need to learn that the world does not revolve around you. The subinfluence of the number 5 month indicates that you need a steady pace and a purpose. Self-discipline allows you to take control over your life. Since you are versatile and a practical strategist, busy turning your thoughts into deeds, having a routine or a specialty is advantageous. You benefit from being aware of others’ needs, and being responsible brings freedom from worry. Strong instincts can guide and inspire you; uplifted, you see new possibilities and a brighter future. Be patient and work within what is possible.
• Positive: leadership, creativity, progressive attitudes, forcefulness, optimism, strong convictions, competitiveness, independence, gregariousness
• Negative: overbearingness, jealousy, egotism, antagonism, lack of restraint, selfishness, weakness, instability, impatience
Love & Relationships
Romantic and idealistic about relationships, you are likely to take your time finding your true partner. You may sometimes choose platonic friendships, as it is hard to find a relationship that measures up to your high ideals. It is better to pick a partner who is clever and enthusiastic, with a strong humanitarian side. When you fall in love, you love deeply and remain loyal even through periods of difficulty. By developing flexibility and detachment, you can avoid emotional frustration and make your relationships smoother, happier, and more rewarding.
YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE
You may be lucky in love with a person born on one of the following dates.
Love & friendship: Jan. 1, 7, 8, 21, 23, 31, Feb. 5, 19, 21, 29, Mar. 3, 4, 17, 19, 27, Apr. 1, 15, 17, 25, May 13, 15, 23, June 11, 13, 21, July 9, 11, 19, Aug. 7, 9, 17, Sept. 5, 7, 15, Oct. 3, 5, 13, Nov. 1, 3, 11, Dec. 1, 9
Beneficial: Jan. 5, 16, 18, Feb. 3, 14, 16, Mar. 1, 12, 14, 29, Apr. 10, 12, 27, May 8, 10, 25, 29, June 6, 8, 23, 27, July 4, 6, 21, 25, Aug. 2, 4, 19, 23, Sept. 2, 17, 21, Oct. 15, 19, Nov. 13, 17, Dec. 11, 15, 29
Fatal attractions: Jan. 6, 30, Feb. 4, 28, Mar. 2, 26, Apr. 24, May 22, June 20, July 18, Aug. 16, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 2, 3, 4, 10, Dec. 8
Challenging: Jan. 4, Feb. 2, May 29, 31, June 27, 29, 30, July 25, 27, 28, Aug. 23, 25, 26, 30, Sept. 21, 23, 24, 28, Oct. 19, 21, 22, 26, Nov. 17, 19, 20, 24, Dec. 15, 17, 18, 22
Soul mates: Jan. 23, Feb. 21, Mar. 19, Apr. 17, May 15, June 13, July 11, 31, Aug. 9, 29, Sept. 7, 27, Oct. 5, 25, Nov. 3, 23, Dec. 1, 21