May 3 Zodiac Birthday Signs – Your birthday shows you to be a person of remarkable intellectual and creative potential. You may only have to watch that worry or indecision does not distract you from achieving your goals. Friendly and sociable, you can project an alluring charm that draws people toward you and guarantees you success in people-related activities.
The influence of your Sun in the Virgo decanate of Taurus points to a practical nature and the knowledge of how to access material resources. Demonstrating an agile mind that grasps knowledge and ideas quickly, you may also have an ability for analysis, detailed work, or communication. Your appreciation of beauty and the arts, combined with your natural sensuality, is likely to be expressed through some form of art, music, or drama. Developing your innate talents can also have a healing effect if you become oversensitive or frustrated.
You have the potential to inspire others and find joy in the efforts you put into projects. When positive, you are hardworking, and your faith in the eventual outcome of your labors will ensure victory. By being detached and learning to work with constructive criticism, you can easily overcome any tendency to be stubborn or dissatisfied. Although pragmatic, you also possess a natural mystical potential that, if developed, could greatly aid you in your understanding of yourself and your environment.
In youth, you are sociable, imaginative, and versatile, with a love for the outdoor life. After the age of eighteen, when your progressed Sun moves into Gemini for thirty years, there is an increased need to communicate and exchange ideas. This can be a time when you stretch yourself mentally, and you may take up a course of study. At the age of forty-eight, when your progressed Sun enters Cancer, there is a turning point in your life that will bring into prominence the emotional need for a strong base or foundation to work from. This places extra emphasis on having a secure home as well as the importance of family ties.
DEGREE: 11°30’-13° TAURUS
Alamak, also called Almach; Menkar
Star’s name: Alamak, also called Almach
Degree position: 13°15’-14°20’ Taurus between the years 1930 and 2000
Orb: 2° 10’
Constellation: Gamma Andromedae
Applicable days: May 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Star qualities: Venus
Description: a binary star, orange, emerald, and blue, located on the left foot of Andromeda
PRIMARY STAR’S INFLUENCE
Alamak bestows artistic and musical talent, a good voice, and social popularity. This star also imparts good fortune and success, and you can achieve honors or receive unexpected gains. If you are industrious and patient, success can be attained, as can love, romance, and happiness in domestic affairs.
Linked to your Sun’s degree, this star grants honors through writing and creative pursuits, success in dealing with the public at large, and achievements in public affairs, particularly in affairs connected to the law and legal professions. Alamak also indicates that you can often gain fame and prestige.
• Positive: creative talents, loving nature, ability to attract material success
• Negative: selfishness, indulgence, extravagance
See Appendix for additional fixed star readings.
Your Secret Self
With your fine business sense and willingness to work, you are likely to accumulate material possessions slowly but surely. However, your major soul growth may come through learning the lesson of detachment. You crave harmony on an inner level and may be willing to make sacrifices in order to achieve it. For this reason a safe and secure home base becomes an essential part of your life plan.
You will always have a strong, inner-child energy, which can be expressed through creativity and playfulness or through feeling sorry for yourself. There may be times when you may become disappointed by your expectations of others and may have to be careful of escaping into excess to compensate. By accepting the responsibility of your more difficult challenges, you will find that life will more than reward you.
Work & Vocation
Self-expression and mental stimulation should be the foundation to your career. Women may play an important part in your career advancement. Your natural business sense may attract you to professions such as commerce, Banking, and real estate. Your inclination for hard work together with a fine mind, could also lead you to a career in scientific research or law. Alternatively, you may be drawn to creative pursuits that could include writing, interior designing, decorating, or dealing in antiques and objets d’art. Since you are idealistic, when inspired you are able to work unstintingly for a cause. Alternatively, your affinity with nature may lead you to choose careers in agriculture or horticulture. You can also do well in careers dealing with the public.
Famous people who share your birthday include former Israeli prime minister Golda Meir, actresses Mary Astor and Samantha Eggar, singer Pete Seeger, and boxer Sugar Ray Robinson.
Often fun-loving and a good companion, you enjoy friendly social activities. You possess a strong need for self-expression and when positive can radiate the joy of life. An inclination to get bored easily, however, may cause you to become indecisive or spread yourself thin. Nevertheless, you are usually artistic and charming, with a good sense of humor. A talent with words may manifest through speaking, writing, or singing. Since you may need to develop self-esteem, guard against tendencies such as worry and other emotional insecurities. The subinfluence of the number 5 month indicates that you need to learn how to utilize the abundance of your creative power. Since you are both versatile and restless, developing a pragmatic outlook can bring stability. Making a real effort and working hard show your determination to succeed. Learning to endure in spite of challenges and delays allows you to take control.
• Positive: humor, happiness, friendliness, productivity, creativity, artistic talent, power to wish, love of freedom, talent with words
• Negative: overimagination, exaggeration, tendency to be easily bored, vanity, tendency to be unloving, boastfulness, extravagance, self-indulgence, laziness, hypocrisy
Love & Relationships
Although sociable, you can encounter periods when you wish to withdraw and be alone. You may need this time to reflect and gather your thoughts in a peaceful environment or in nature. Attracted by people of intelligence, you prefer someone with whom you can share intellectual activities or leisure pursuits. As charm is one of your primary attributes, you have no problem attracting friends and lovers, but your true victory comes from overcoming challenges in your long-term relationships.
YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE
You might find stability in relationships by looking for someone born on one of the following days.
Love & friendship: Jan. 9, 11, 13, 23, 25, 27, Feb. 7, 21, 23, 25, Mar. 5, 19, 21, 23, 29, Apr: 3, 17, 19, 21, 27, 30, May 1, 15, 17, 19, 25, 28, June 13, 15, 17, 23, 26, July 11, 13, 15, 21, 24, Aug. 9, 11, 13, 19, 22, Sept. 7, 9, 11, 17, 20, Oct. 5, 7, 9, 15, 18, Nov. 3, 5, 7, 13, 16, Dec. 1, 3, 5, 11, 14
Beneficial: Jan. 2, 4, 7, Feb. 2, 5, Mar. 3, Apr. 1, May 31, June 29, July 27, 31, Aug. 25, 29, Sept. 23, 27, Oct. 21, 25, Nov. 19, 23, Dec. 17, 21
Fatal attractions: Jan. 8, 14, Feb. 6, 12, Mar. 4, 10, Apr. 2, 8, May 6, June 4, July 2, Nov. 4, 5, 6
Challenging: Jan. 6, 19, 29, Feb. 4, 17, 27, Mar. 2, 15, 25, Apr. 13, 23, May 11, 21, June 9, 19, July 7, 17, Aug. 5, 15, Sept. 3, 13, 30, Oct. 1, 11, 28, Nov. 9, 26, Dec. 7, 24, 29
Soul mates: Jan. 16, 21, Feb. 14, 19, Mar. 12, 17, Apr. 10, 15, May 8, 13, June 6, 11, July 4, 9, Aug. 2, 7, Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 1