Your greatest challenge is…
not becoming worn down serving others
The way forward is…
to understand that the best way to help others become self-sufficient is to be an example of someone who can support themselves.
You’re drawn to people born on…
January 21 to February 19
This is a meeting of minds and hearts, and is in many ways a perfect match.
Lucky people understand that before you can take care of others, you need to take care of and strengthen yourself. Sacrificing yourself on the altar of altruism sets a poor example, and drains your energy and optimism.
Even though their manners are often gentle and reserved, those born on May 4 often have an easy charm and hypnotic sparkle that draws those to them who are seeking guidance, direction or support. Whatever situation they are in, they frequently end up in the position of teacher and guide, and rightly so; others have much to learn from them.
These people are acutely perceptive but not judgmental. Though they are affectionate and quick to perceive goodness in everyone, they possess a strong will-power and inner strength. These can sometimes translate into stubbornness, especially when their opinions or ideals are called into question. Because they appear calm and stable, people who need practical and emotional guidance will seek them out. It is therefore important for them not to become too self-denying.
Many of these people do find themselves giving a lot of themselves to others, particularly friends and family. This should not stop them following their own dreams, which could leave them resentful of their responsibility toward others. Their home life is likely to be very important to them but again they need to make sure that they don’t allow those closest to them to take over their lives completely.
They prefer to encourage or help others through deeds, and the example of dependability and compassion they set, rather than through words or theories. Their calm and common-sense approach to life earns them many fans but surprisingly there is a deep need within them to take more risks. They should not repress this need but confront it; when the time comes for them to make big changes—typically between the ages of seventeen and forty-seven, during which there is an emphasis on new directions—they need to make them. This will not damage their sense of responsibility or their sparkling reputation, it will enhance it, because to feel truly fulfilled, these perceptive, nurturing and inspiring individuals need to do more than dream about their hopes and ideals; they need to live them.
On the dark side
Unfulfilled, stubborn, self-sacrificing
At your best
Giving, supportive, warm
Love Inside out
What people think and feel matters more to people born on May 4 than what they look like, and their choice of partner may often surprise those closest to them. Though they are affectionate and loyal, they need to be careful not to analyze a relationship too much as it can make others feel uncomfortable.
Health Brisk walking
People born on this day are likely to devote a lot of time to nurturing or supporting others, especially if they have children. It is important for them to make sure that their own needs do not get neglected as it will lead to poor health and resentment. They also have a love of food and, if they don’t make sure that their diet is healthy and their lifestyle is active, they are prone to mild weight gain. Brisk walking and cycling are excellent ways for them to get in shape; they also need to make sure they get enough sleep, as lack of quality sleep can trigger not just weight gain but mood swings. Wearing, meditating on and surrounding themselves with the colors pink and green will restore their energies and attract some well-deserved tender loving care from others.
Career Born counselors
Whether they make a career in counseling or not, these people will often find that their advice or guidance is sought regardless of the profession they choose. They may be drawn to charity work or working with the disadvantaged, and, if attracted to public life, could do well in careers in politics, sport or public relations. Those who yearn to develop their creativity may be attracted to music, singing, acting, and photography.
Destiny To reach for their dreams
The life path of people born on this day is to learn to pay just as much attention to their own dreams and goals as they do to the goals of others. Once they are able to do that, their destiny is to reach for their dreams and by so doing inspire others by their steadiness, empathy and optimism.
“I am learning to love and take care of myself”
Signs & symbols
Sun sign: Taurus
Ruling planet: Venus, the lover
Symbol: The Bull
Birth date ruler: Uranus, the visionary
Tarot card: The Emperor (authority)
Favorable numbers: 4, 9
Lucky days: Friday and Sunday, especially when these days fall on 4 and 9 of the month
Lucky colors: Lilac, copper, green