May 4 Zodiac Birthday Signs – An interesting mixture of practicality, charm, and emotional sensitivity marks people with your birthday. Sharing at work and on a personal level is the key to your success. Ambitious and hardworking, you are responsible and conscientious.
The added influence of your Sun in the Virgo decanate of Taurus suggests that you aim toward high standards in your work and enjoy being of service to others. This also indicates that you possess very practical and down-to-earth qualities and that you seek order and organization so as to feel really secure.
Although you are very independent and do not like to be restricted, you are excellent at relating to others on a one-to-one basis. This may be partially due to your innate understanding of human nature and your good powers of perception. Although you are initially interested in material considerations, your need to gain a deeper insight may lead you later in life to an interest in subjects of a more metaphysical or spiritual nature. Nevertheless, there will be times when you can display an almost egocentric stubbornness or be prone to periods of self-doubt. You may have to guard against tendencies to escapism and self-indulgence as a means to compensate for these feelings. Fortuitously, you have the ability to dispel any possible negative moods by using your powerful imagination to create in your mind the vision of the perfect ideal.
After the age of seventeen, when your progressed Sun moves into Gemini, the pace of your life increases and there is more of an emphasis on writing, speech, and communication in general. This continues until the age of forty-seven, when your progressed Sun enters Cancer. This is a turning point that will highlight the growing importance of emotional intimacy, security, and home ties.
DEGREE: 12°30’-14° 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
Your leadership ability is naturally displayed when you take over a job you see being done badly or inefficiently. Occasionally this can manifest itself as being bossy, but generally you have a good sense of working cooperatively with others. Your mental powers and ability to grasp information often suggest that you like to be knowledgeable and make up your own mind. By developing your natural intuitive sense as to which of your excellent ideas should be put into tangible form, you can gain enormous advantages.
Your strong sense of responsibility is likely to be recognized by others and helps you succeed. However, you may have to guard against occasionally becoming moody, anxious, or tense, as this can affect the balance of your relationships with others. You need to be in an environment conducive to harmony. Your home, therefore, is likely to be of particular importance and serve as a place of safety and security.
Work & Vocation
You are likely to possess a natural talent for buying and selling, banking, and commerce as well as being an excellent agent or negotiator. Alternatively, you may desire activities that benefit others and be drawn to charity work, counseling, or working with the disadvantaged. If attracted to public life, you may do well in a career in politics, government service, diplomacy, or public relations. Creative talents may particularly manifest in the area of music, photography, and drama. Some people of this birthday may be drawn to sporting activities. Whatever you choose, you have the ability to work hard, and this will bring its own rewards.
Famous people who share your birthday include actress Audrey Hepburn, Egyptian statesman Hosni Mubarak, country singer Randy Travis, and musician Maynard Ferguson.
The solid structure and orderly power suggested by the number 4 birthday indicate that often you need stability and like to establish order. With this birthdate, you are sensitive to form and composition. Security-conscious, you like to build a strong foundation for yourself and your family. Your pragmatic approach to life confers a good business sense and an ability to achieve material success in life. Faithful though undemonstrative, you are usually honest, frank, and fair. Nevertheless, you may have to learn how to express your feelings. The challenges for a number 4 individual may include overcoming periods of instability. The subinfluence of the number 5 month indicates that you are enthusiastic yet emotionally sensitive. You need to be motivated by finding an inspired idea or project. Intuitive, you need to learn to trust your instincts and put them to some practical use. Although you want to be a free agent, you recognize the need for self-discipline and stability.
• Positive: organization, self-discipline, steadiness, hard work, craftsmanship, manual ability, pragmatism, trust, exactitude
• Negative: destructive behavior, uncommunicativeness, repression, laziness, lack of feeling, procrastination, penny-pinching, bossiness, hidden affections, resentment
Love & Relationships
Marriage, a settled relationship, and a secure home seem particularly important to you. A love for knowledge and a need to communicate suggest that you enjoy exploring new ideas and being mentally creative. If bored, you may have to be careful not to allow things to fall into a rut or become monotonous. Sharing creative pursuits with your partner will help both of you to go out and experiment or have fun. Going out, socializing, or entertaining your friends at home always brings pleasure into your life.
YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE
You might find stimulating company and the perfect partner among those born on the following dates.
Love & friendship: Jan. 10, 11, 14, 26, 28, Feb. 8, 24, 26, Mar. 6, 22, 24, 30, Apr. 4, 20, 22, 28, May 2, 18, 20, 26, 29, June 16, 18, 24, 27, July 14, 16, 22, 25, Aug. 12, 14, 20, 23, 30, Sept. 10, 12, 18, 21, 28, Oct. 8, 10, 16, 19, 26, Nov. 6, 8, 14, 17, 24, Dec. 4, 6, 12, 15, 22
Beneficial: Jan. 8, Feb. 6, Mar. 4, 28, Apr. 2, 26, May 24, June 22, 30, July 20, 28, 29, Aug. 18, 26, 27, 30, Sept. 16, 24, 25, 28, Oct. 14, 22, 23, 26, 29, Nov. 12, 20, 21, 24, 27, Dec. 10, 18, 19, 22, 25
Fatal attractions: Jan. 15, Feb. 13, Mar. 11, Apr. 9, May 7, June 5, July 3, Aug. 1, Nov. 5, 6, 7
Challenging: Jan. 7, 9, 30, Feb. 5, 7, 28, Mar. 3, 5, 26, Apr. 1, 3, 24, May 1, 22, June 20, July 18, Aug. 16, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, 29, Nov. 10, 27, Dec. 8, 25, 30
Soul mates: Jan. 8, 27, Feb. 6, 25, Mar. 4, 23, Apr. 2, 21, May 19, June 17, July 15, Aug. 13, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 7, Dec. 5