May 17 Zodiac Birthday Signs – Your high idealism, determination, and gregarious personality suggest that you can excel in almost anything. When positive, you project charisma, strong enthusiasm, and belief in your own ideas. Your birthday also points to a natural talent for dealing with people on a personal level and an ability to enjoy yourself.
Even though you will never be without money, there will be times when you may have a groundless fear of not having enough. Luckily, being resolute and persistent, you are not likely to sit around and wait for things to come to you. Strong ambition and a desire for prestige and the luxuries of life are liable to motivate you into action.
With the added influence of your Sun in the Capricorn decanate, you work better with a goal, becoming very focused on the task in hand. You possess excellent ideas, good strategic skills, and an ability to provide for yourself materially. Your capacity to be tough with yourself and others when committed to working on a set plan can be most impressive. A contrasting side to your nature is sensitive and idealistic and may find an outlet in helping your family and friends or compassionate causes.
A thirty-year cycle begins at the-age of four, when your progressed Sun moves into Gemini. This points to an emphasis on communication and learning in all forms. This continues until the age of thirty-four, when your progressed Sun enters Cancer. As a turning point, this highlights the growing importance of emotional intimacy and security. In your mid-sixties, when your progressed Sun moves into Leo, there is another change of emphasis, as you may start to change from being family-oriented to being more outward-oriented, sociable, and authoritative.
DEGREE: 25°-26°30’ TAURUS
Star’s name: Algol, also called Caput Medusae
Degree position: 25° 13-26°21’ Taurus between the years 1930 and 2000
Constellation: Beta Perseus
Applicable days: May 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Star qualities: Saturn/Jupiter
Description: a white binary and variable star located in the Medusa’s head held in the hand of Perseus
PRIMARY STAR’S INFLUENCE
This star carries a double meaning: on one hand, it endows high spiritual values, and on the other; it suggests misfortune and lack of satisfaction or spirituality. When positive, you have the potential to become a leader through achievement and outstanding character, or to be of benefit to the community. This star suggests that bereavement may have a strong impact on a person’s life and is often prominent for individuals who counsel the bereaved.
Linked to your Sun’s degree, Algol bestows victory after struggle or victory over others in conflict and dispute. Yet it also carries a warning about scattering your energy and becoming confused. This star suggests the importance of maintaining correct conduct, thus avoiding legal entanglements and unsuitable company, which may lead to involvement in vendettas, family feuds, or physical conflicts.
• Positive: high spiritual values, correct conduct
• Negative: misfortune, impatience, misconduct, keeping bad company
Your Secret Self
Even when your outer life is full of plans and action, deep down you seek an inner peace and harmony. This may stimulate you to develop a musical, artistic, or creative skill or, alternatively, be a healing force for those around you. An innate awareness that you accomplish in life only through what you put in ensures that you do not take things for granted. Pride and a strong need for recognition are often your motivating forces and suggest that you will not tolerate being unappreciated for too long.
Increasing social prestige can bring security and financial rewards as you progress through life. You are quite willing to share these with those you love, but may have to be careful of developing a patronizing attitude or of becoming jealous. Getting in touch with your inner spiritual needs may help you develop a balance between your quest for pleasure and the more meaningful aspects of life.
Work & Vocation
Although you like to be in charge or work for yourself, you also realize the importance of working cooperatively with others. This may stimulate you to become involved in working partnerships or projects involving teamwork. You may also be particularly good at selling or promoting an idea or product. With your relationship skills and ability to make contacts, careers involving people are ideal, such as public relations, liaison workers, and agents. Your shrewd business sense and organizational skills also ensure your success in careers such as financial advisor, negotiator, or banker, or in any work concerning property. Alternatively, education, science, and music are career areas that may prove especially meaningful for you.
Famous people who share your birthday include singer Enya, actor Dennis Hopper, pioneering vaccine researcher Edward Jenner, musician Taj Mahal, and boxer Sugar Ray Leonard.
With a number 17 birthday, you are often shrewd, with a reserved nature and good rationality. Since you usually utilize your knowledge in a specific way, you can develop your expertise and achieve 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. Capable of long periods of concentration and endurance, you can learn best through experience. Nevertheless, the less skeptical you are, the quicker you learn. The subinfluence of the number 5 month indicates that you are practical and intelligent and like to rely on facts and figures. A natural business sense and analytical approach suggest that you can become a specialist in your field. Gaining knowledge and broadening your horizon help your self-confidence. Develop your sense of responsibility to others or be of service to your community.
• Positive: thoughtfulness, specialist ability, good planning, good business sense, ability to attract money, individual thinker, painstaking nature, accuracy, skill at research, scientific ability
• Negative: detachment, stubbornness, carelessness, moodiness, narrowmindedness, criticism, worry, suspicion
Love & Relationships
Usually you have a full social life and are popular. All your relationships are very important to you, and although you are a loyal friend, you prefer powerful people with strong opinions and intelligent minds. Be careful, however, not to become involved in power conflicts with partners, as they may cause you unnecessary stress and anxiety. When you feel secure in relationships, you can be very supportive and generous with the people you love. Trust is a prerequisite in close relationships, and mental stimulation often brings out the best in you.
YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE
For security, mental stimulation, and love, you might want to begin looking for those born among the following dates.
Love & friendship: Jan. 3, 23, 27, Feb. 11, 21, Mar. 9, 19, 28, 31, Apr. 7, 17, 21, 26, 29, May 5, 15, 24, 27, 29, 31, June 3, 13, 22, 25, 27, 29, July 1, 11, 20, 23, 25, 27, 29, Aug. 9, 18, 21, 23, 25, 27, Sept. 7, 11, 16, 19, 21, 23, 25, Oct. 5, 14, 17, 19, 21, 23, Nov. 3, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21, Dec. 1, 10, 13, 15, 17, 19
Beneficial: Jan. 3, 4, 10, 21, Feb. 1, 2, 8, 19, Mar. 6, 17, 30, Apr. 4, 15, 28, May 2, 13, 26, June 11, 24, July 9, 22, Aug. 7, 20, Sept. 5, 18, Oct. 3, 16, 31, Nov. 1, 14, 29, Dec. 12, 27
Fatal attractions: Jan. 22, 28, Feb. 20, 26, Mar. 18, 24, Apr. 16, 22, May 14, 20, June 12, 18, July 10, 16, Aug. 8, 14, Sept. 6, 12, Oct. 4, 10, Nov. 2, 8, 18, 19, 20, Dec. 6
Challenging: Jan. 11, 20, Feb. 9, 18, Mar. 7, 16, Apr. 5, 14, May 3, 12, 30, June 1, 10, 28, July 8, 26, 31, Aug. 6, 24, 29, Sept. 4, 22, 27, Oct. 2, 20, 25, Nov. 18, 23, Dec. 16, 21
Soul mates: Jan. 26, Feb. 24, Mar. 22, 30, Apr. 20, 28, May 18, 26, June 16, 24, July 14, 22, Aug. 12, 20, Sept. 10, 18, Oct. 8, 16, Nov. 6, 14, Dec. 4, 12