May 8 Zodiac Birthday Signs – Friendly and spontaneous, those born on this day tend to be mentally sharp individuals with personal charm. Sometimes displaying an interesting blend of idealism and materialism, you need people and are warm and sociable. A youthful quality is likely to stay with you throughout your life; this shows a side of you that is guaranteed to keep others enchanted. Since you are also likely to be ambitious, your people skills can certainly help you in your climb to the top.
With the added influence of the Sun in the Virgo decanate of Taurus, an enhancement of your ability to be articulate and mentally agile is shown, as well as increased communication skills. This can also bring an ability for critical analysis and a desire for service as well as a natural aptitude for business. This endows you with the knowledge to gain material resources.
Image-conscious, you are usually aware of how you project yourself to others and generally want to express a strong sense of individuality and style. A wish to transcend the mundane may manifest as a desire for mystical experience or, at the other extreme, confusion, escapism, or impossible dreams. Invariably, though, you like to be honest and direct, and you have a strong urge for freedom. When combined with your practicality, this can enable you to fulfill the potential for success promised by your birthday.
After the age of thirteen, when your progressed Sun moves into Gemini, there is an increased desire to express your ideas and interrelate more with others in your immediate surroundings. This may encourage you to study or mentally diversify in some way. This continues until around the age of forty-three, when your progressed Sun enters Cancer. As a turning point, this highlights the importance of needing to feel more in touch with your emotions as well as emphasizing your home and family. From the age of seventy-three, when your progressed Sun enters Leo, you become more confident and stronger.
DEGREE: 16°30’-18° 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
Since the bright, personable qualities associated with your birthday suggest that you can be versatile, it may be necessary for you to have very clear aims and objectives. By having precise plans, you can avoid some of the indecision or worry to which you may be prone. A desire for money or life’s luxuries may lure you away from some of your ideals, so in order to demonstrate your outstanding talents, you may have to decide where your responsibilities truly lie. Fortunately, as you are likely to be blessed with a good mind and an ability to learn quickly, you will always have material protection.
There is also a strong possibility that education and writing may come to play a part in your advancement, perhaps after you have completed a career or later in life. Either way, it would prove an excellent outlet for your creativity and expertise with communication.
Work & Vocation
An ability to make money, combined with your charisma, indicates that you possess the potential to reach the top in your chosen field. The possibility for success is particularly likely in sales, negotiation, and promotion. Likewise, you may be drawn toward the world of publishing, advertising, and the media, or become involved in law and politics or banking. Your leadership qualities and ambition may place you in executive and managerial roles. The need for self-expression may inspire you to be creative and may position you among the writers, poets, and actors. Alternatively, your artistic talents may draw you to the world of music, entertainment, and the arts. There could also be success in dealing or working with the land, such as real estate, building, or farming.
Famous people who share your birthday include U.S. president Harry S. Truman, mystic Krishnamurti, writer Thomas Pynchon, channeler and writer Jane Roberts, and boxer Sonny Liston.
The strength or power suggested by the number 8 birthday shows a character with strong values and sound judgment. The number 8 often indicates that you aspire to great accomplishment and possess an ambitious nature. A desire for dominance, security, and material success is also implied by this birthday. As a number 8 person, you have a natural business sense and will benefit greatly from developing organizational and executive skills. You may have to learn how to administer or delegate your authority in a fair and just way. A strong need to feel secure or established urges you to make long-term plans and investments. The subinfluence of the number 5 month indicates that you are enthusiastic and restless, with strong willpower. Carefree, you benefit from expressing your feelings and learning to communicate exactly how you feel. With self-discipline and a positive outlook, you can make the right impression and gain control. A strong need to feel secure or established urges you to make long-term plans and investments.
• Positive: leadership, thoroughness, hard work, tradition, authority, protection, power to heal, good judge of values
• Negative: impatience, wastefulness, intolerance, miserliness, restlessness, overwork, domineering, easily discouraged, lack of planning, abusiveness, controlling behavior
Love & Relationships
Your need for stability, security, and the funds to support a certain lifestyle suggest that you are interested in financially helpful people and often get assistance from friends. Idealistic yet practical, you are friendly and sociable and need the security of loyal companions. Affectionate and loving, you can be romantic with those you love, but in order to be happy, make sure you achieve long-term financial stability. Take your time in choosing your relationships carefully; otherwise you can suffer from disillusionment if people do not live up to your high expectations.
YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE
To find long-lasting happiness, security, and a loving partner, you might begin by looking for someone born on one of the following days.
Love & friendship: Jan. 6, 8, 14, 18, 23, 26, 28, Feb. 4, 10, 12, 21, 24, 26, Mar. 2, 10, 12, 14, 19, 22, 24, Apr. 8, 14, 17, 20, 22, May 6, 15, 16, 18, 20, June 4, 13, 16, 18, July 2, 11, 14, 16, 20, Aug. 9, 12, 14, 22, Sept. 2, 7, 10, 12, 24, Oct. 5, 8, 10, 26, Nov. 3, 6, 8, 28, Dec. 1, 4, 6, 30
Beneficial: Jan. 9, 12, Feb. 7, 10, Mar. 5, 8, Apr. 3, 6, May 1, 4, June 2, 30, July 28, Aug. 26, 30, 31, Sept. 24, 28, 29, Oct. 22, 26, 27, Nov. 20, 24, 25, Dec. 18, 22, 23, 29
Fatal attractions: Nov. 9, 10, 11, 12
Challenging: Jan. 11, 13, 29, Feb. 9, 11, Mar. 7, 9, 30, Apr. 5, 7, 28, May 3, 5, 26, 31, June 1, 3, 24, 29, July 1, 22, 27, Aug. 20, 25, Sept. 18, 23, 30, Oct. 16, 21, 28, Nov. 14, 19, 26, Dec. 12, 17, 24
Soul mates: Jan. 12, 29, Feb. 10, 27, Mar. 8, 25, Apr. 6, 23, May 4, 21, June 2, 19, July 17, Aug. 15, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 9, Dec. 7