May 16 Zodiac Birthday Signs – A bright, sociable, and creative you is revealed by your birthdate. Appearing light and congenial, you also have a more serious side that can often involve the study of philosophical subjects.
Usually hardworking and intellectually discerning, you can be rational and practical yet open to new, unusual, and inventive ideas. This suggests that you may be ahead of your time or have a quick, dry wit that is very entertaining. When necessary, you have the ability to cut straight through hypocrisy or things left unsaid to suggest alternatives. Since you are independent, freedom is important to you, but avoid becoming too self-willed or contrary, which may spoil your natural charm.
The added influence of your Sun in the decanate of Capricorn gives an ability to be mentally concentrated and methodical as well as a desire to do a job well. It bestows a shrewd business sense and strong sense of ambition, which are likely to take you to the top of your profession. This influence may also indicate that you are likely to be quite economical or good at obtaining a bargain.
You have an interest in people and a natural humanitarian quality, which suggest that you can mix easily in any social circle, but it is through your excellent mind or creative abilities that you are capable of achieving tremendous results.
From around the age of five, when your progressed Sun moves into Gemini, you start a thirty-year period that emphasizes the importance of study, learning new skills, and communication. There is another turning point after thirty-five, when your progressed Sun moves into Cancer, making you likely to become more sensitive and home- and family-oriented. After the age of sixty-five, when your Sun moves into Leo, there is more of an emphasis on leadership, public life, or having fun.
DECANATE: CAPRICORN/ SATURN
DEGREE: 24°-25°30’ TAURUS
Zanrak; Algol, also called Caput Medusae
Star’s name: Zanrak
Degree position: 22°33’-23°32’ Taurus between the years 1930 and 2000
Constellation: Gamma Eridani
Applicable days: May 13, 14, 15, 16
Star qualities: Saturn
Description: a red star located in the river Eridanus
PRIMARY STAR’S INFLUENCE
Zanrak imparts seriousness and a pragmatic outlook, together with a tendency to take life too seriously. This star’s influence also suggests oversensitivity to other people’s opinions and a pessimistic outlook.
Linked to your Sun’s degree, this star can impart a preference for writing, business, and dealing with the public. Zanrak also warns that you can become isolated or encounter obstacles. There are also indications that you are strongly influenced by your immediate environment and need support from other family members.
• Positive: pragmatism, serious and responsible behavior, sensitivity
• Negative: overly serious or somber demeanor
See Appendix for additional fixed star readings.
Your Secret Self
As a perfectionist, you are usually willing to make big sacrifices in order to achieve your objectives or for the people you love. You have a strong sense of responsibility and awareness of the work that you need to put in to achieve results. When these are combined with your inner dramatic sense and quickness at evaluating people and situations, you usually find yourself naturally taking the leadership position. However, you may have to be careful of playing it too safe for the sake of security and not taking the risks necessary to fulfill your potential.
Giving yourself some time alone allows you to reconnect to a deeper, more contemplative, if not mystical, side of your nature. Having a harmonious home base therefore becomes more significant to you in your quest for inner peace. A tendency to worry or be indecisive about material concerns can be overcome through faith or creative self-expression. When happy and content, you are able to project a wonderful inner joy that can inspire others.
Work & Vocation
Creativity, sharp intelligence, and a capacity for hard work indicate that you have the possibility of rising to the top of your chosen profession. However, you may have to guard against scattering your energies. Your inquisitive mind wants to understand things down to the last detail and can be quite analytical or technical. With your charm and communication skills, you are likely to be successful in any career involving the general public. Your strong business sense suggests that careers such as negotiating, banking, or property speculation are also strong possibilities. A philosophical or humanitarian leaning may be satisfied through occupations such as the clergy, charity work, or philanthropy. Alternatively, your desire for self-expression and love of beauty and form may manifest through a career in music, writing, or the arts.
Famous people who share your birthday include singer Janet Jackson, jazz drummer Billy Cobham, guitarist Robert Fripp, gymnast Olga Korbut, designer Christian Lacroix, tennis player Gabriela Sabatini, and actresses Tori Spelling and Debra Winger.
A number 16 birthday suggests that you are ambitious yet sensitive. Usually outgoing and sociable, you are friendly and thoughtful. You often judge life according to how you feel, and you have good insight and a caring nature. With a number 16 birthday, you may be interested in world affairs and may join international corporations. The creative ones among you have a talent for writing, with sudden flashes of inspiration. Having a number 16 birthday, you may need to learn how to balance between being overconfident and doubtful and insecure. The subinfluerice of the number 5 month indicates that you are intuitive and receptive. Socially inclined and versatile, you have many contacts and interests. A need to be creative suggests that you can combine your original ideas with your practical skills and be inventive. You like to make a good impression and pay attention to your appearance. Learn to trust your inner feelings and overcome your tendency to be indecisive or worried.
• Positive: higher education, responsibilities to home and family, integrity, intuition, sociability, cooperation, insight
• Negative: worry, inability to be satisfied, irresponsibility, self-promotion, opinionated attitude, skepticism, fussiness, selfishness, lack of sympathy
Love & Relationships
Usually you are highly idealistic in your approach to relationships. Occasionally you may need time on your own to reflect, making you appear withdrawn or indifferent. You can be spontaneous, loyal, and giving, but you need to guard against going to extremes by martyring yourself. By staying positive and having faith you can avoid inclinations to be suspicious, jealous, or preoccupied with your own thoughts.
YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE
To find long-lasting happiness, security, and love, you might begin by looking for someone born on the following days.
Love & friendship: Jan. 8, 13, 22, 26, Feb. 6, 20, 24, Mar. 4, 18, 22, Apr. 2, 16, 20, 30, May 5, 14, 18, 28, 30, June 12, 16, 26, 28, July 10, 14, 24, 26, Aug. 8, 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, Nov. 7, 17, 18, 19, 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