October 18 Zodiac Birthday Signs – Active and constructive, you are a creative individual with enterprising ideas. Willing to work hard when you are interested in a project, you need mental pursuits to stop you from becoming bored. A good planner with a pragmatic approach, you enjoy expanding your knowledge and putting it to good use.
With the added influence of your decanate ruler, Gemini, you are adaptable and versatile as well as verbally expressive. Although you like to be direct and honest with others, you are usually skillful at diplomacy and making contacts. A talent for problem solving and an instinct for people’s needs can make you a good negotiator and advisor. The ability to communicate your ideas and philosophy of life can involve you in debates on subjects that interest you. Although idealistic, you may need to develop patience and tolerance, particularly when dealing with people less astute than yourself.
Innate artistic or creative talents may find expression through music, painting, writing, and drama. With your quick intelligence and intuition, you can be clever and amusing, with an inherent business sense. Being naturally persuasive yourself and enjoying some sharp wit, you are usually drawn to people who are clever or successful in their own right. Potentially a positive thinker, when enthusiastic and focused you have the ability to manifest your ideas into tangible reality. It would be wise, however, not to impair your wonderful potential by being too critical, rebellious, or obstinate.
From the time you reach the age of five onward, your progressed Sun moves into Scorpio and there is a growing emphasis on emotional change, power, and transformation. A turning point occurs at the age of thirty-five, when your progressed Sun moves into Sagittarius, stimulating you to be more adventurous and freedom-loving or to widen your horizons. Education may become a focal point, whether self-study or formal higher learning. After the age of sixty-five, when your progressed Sun enters Capricorn, you become more pragmatic, cautious, and mindful.
DEGREE: 24°30’-25°30’ LIBRA
Arcturus, also called the Bear Watcher, Alchameth, or Al Simak; Spica, also called Ishtar or Arista
Star’s name: Arcturus, also called the Bear Watcher Alchameth, or Al Simak
Degree position: 23°15’-24°2’ Libra between the years 1930 and 2000
Constellation: Alpha Bootes
Applicable days: October 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Star qualities: Mars/Jupiter and Venus/Jupiter
Description: a golden orange and yellow star located on the left knee of Bootes
Your Secret Self
With an appreciation of color and sound, you may prefer to be surrounded with beauty, style, and luxury. You may, however, have to avoid overindulgence in any form of pleasure. By channeling the more restless side of your nature into being more focused, well informed, or positively adventurous, you manage to keep your enthusiasm very much alive. Possessing both an inner desire for peace of mind and a need to be constantly learning and exploring, you may be pulled in different directions until you learn to slow down. This involves simplifying your life and listening to your intuition.
Being very sensitive, you are aware of your responsibilities to others, particularly concerning family members and home. Kind and considerate, you can be an excellent advisor. Although at times you seem to know best, your good intentions may be understood by others as interference; by learning when not to take charge of situations, you can be supportive, yet detached.
PRIMARY STAR’S INFLUENCE
Arcturus impart’s artistic talent and success in the world of fine arts. This star can bestow riches, honors, and acclaim’ and bring prosperity. Arcturus may also bring success in foreign lands and through long journeys. This star warns against restlessness and anxious moments, which create instability in your life.
Linked to your Sun’s degree, Arcturus imparts wealth and a good reputation. This star brings success after early setbacks, and grants intuitive, psychic, or healing abilities. An inclination toward the legal profession or public office may bring success. Alternatively, you may find an interest in writing on philosophical, spiritual, or religious subjects. This star suggests guarding against becoming too apprehensive and discontented by learning to accept calmly the ups and downs of life and staying detached.
• Positive: religious contacts, good judgment, long voyages, glamorous
• Negative: overindulgence, overly enthusiastic, laziness, negligence
See Appendix for additional fixed star readings.
Work & Vocation
Highly intuitive and imaginative, you are full of ideas that can make you money. With your organizational skills and determination, you are a good planner who thinks on a grand scale. Usually you want to take charge of situations and lead, or be your own boss. Friendly and sociable, you have a charismatic personality. If you believe in something, including yourself, you can be very persuasive and successful as an agent, salesperson, or promoter. Gifted and ambitious, you need to express yourself creatively and shine as an individual. As an intelligent person with common sense and practical abilities, you are often interested in social reforms and education.
Famous people who share your birthday include actor Jean-Claude van Damme, actress Melina Mercouri, tennis champion Martina Navratilova, singer/songwriter Chuck Berry, actor George C. Scott, singer/actress Lotte Lenya, philosopher Henri Bergson, and playwright Wendy Wasserstein.
Determination, assertiveness, and ambition are some of the attributes associated with the number 18 birthday. Active, with a need for challenges, you like to keep busy and are frequently involved in some enterprise. Capable, hardworking, and responsible, you rise to positions of authority. Alternatively, your strong business sense and organizational skills lead you to the world of commerce. Since you may suffer from overwork, learn how to relax or slow down from time to time. As a number 18 personality, you can use your power to heal others, give sound advice, or solve other people’s problems. The subinfluence of the number 10 month indicates that you want to accomplish and achieve. Although you are friendly and sociable, you have the courage to stand by your own beliefs even when they differ from others’. Being a forceful character with a keen intellect, you can influence others with your persuasive speech and charming manner, but you should guard against selfishness and being dictatorial.
• Positive: progressive, assertive, intuitive, courageous, resolute, healing ability, efficient, advisory skills
• Negative: uncontrolled emotions, lazy, lack of order, selfishness, callousness, failure to complete work or projects, deceitful
YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE
For security and love, you might want to begin looking for those born on the following dates.
Love & friendship: Jan. 4, 14, 20, 24, 25, Feb. 2, 12, 15, 18, 22, 23, Mar. 10, 16, 20, 29, 30, Apr. 8, 14, 18, 27, 28, May 6, 12, 16, 25, 26, 31, June 4, 7, 10, 14, 23, 24, 29, July 2, 8, 12, 21, 22, 27, Aug. 6, 10, 19, 20, 25, Sept. 4, 8, 17, 18, 23, Oct. 2, 6, 15, 16, 21, 30, Nov. 4, 13, 14, 19, 28, 30, Dec. 2, 11, 12, 17, 26, 28, 30
Beneficial: Jan. 4, 8, 21, Feb. 2, 6, 19, Mar. 4, 17, 28, Apr. 2, 15, 16, May 13, 24, June 11, 22, July 9, 20, Aug. 7, 18, 31, Sept. 5, 16, 29, Oct. 3, 14, 27, Nov. 1, 12, 25, Dec. 10, 23
Fatal attractions: Jan. 3, Feb. 1, Apr. 13, 14, 15, 16, May 31, June 29, July 27, Aug. 25, Sept. 23, Oct. 21, Nov. 19, Dec. 17
Challenging: Jan. 7, 10, 15, 31, Feb. 5, 8, 13, 29, Mar. 3, 6, 11, 27, Apr. 1, 4, 9, 25, May 2, 7, 23, June 5, 21, July 3, 19, Aug. 1, 17, Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 11, Dec. 9
Soul mates: Mar. 31, Apr. 29, May 27, June 25, July 23, Aug. 21, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, 29, Nov. 15, 27, Dec. 13, 25
Love & Relationships
Relationships are very important to you even if you do not always demonstrate your feelings or affection. Nevertheless, you can be protective of those you care for. Often drawn to people who work hard, are unusual, or are from foreign lands, you need mental excitement or intellectual rapport. Charming and friendly, you usually enjoy socializing and can be witty and entertaining. Once you do decide to settle down, you can be a loyal and supportive partner.