Your greatest challenge is…
learning to give to yourself
The way forward is…
to understand that until you have met your own physical and emotional needs, you can’t muster sufficient resources for helping others.
You’re drawn to people born on…
August 24 to September 23
You share a passion for self-improvement and original thought, and this can create a stimulating and rewarding union.
Feel good about yourself
Find ways to feel good about yourself and your life. If you don’t feel good about yourself, how can you expect others to feel good about you and offer you opportunities to improve your luck?
People born on April 8 have a passionate sense of right and wrong, with a strong focus on humanitarian concerns. Their intentions are extremely noble, being motivated by a deep passion for the underdog or those who haven’t been given a chance to develop their potential. The admiration or respect of others is not their main concern; what matters to them is the well-being of others.
Despite their compassion, there is a tendency for these people to see things in black and white; as a result they run the risk of becoming intolerant or dismissive. They passionately believe that everyone is equal, and if they see any form of injustice they can become extremely critical. In the process, they can gain more enemies than friends. It is therefore important for them to learn to control their impulses and find more effective ways of getting their point across.
Since they often find it hard to express their emotions freely they can appear somewhat detached or reserved. When there is a crisis, however, they are a tower of strength. Despite their apparent steadiness they may also alternate between being warm and responsible, and cold and indifferent.
Beneath their self-confidence lie fears of inadequacy that can manifest in self-sacrificing behavior; but if they can overcome these fears, their enormous determination, combined with their incisive and methodical mind, can help them achieve almost anything. Before the age of forty-two there is an emphasis on establishing security and stability, but after that age their focus is on new interests and on communication. These are the years when their self-confidence tends to flower and they really come into their own.
As well as being noble in their intentions, they are independent and daring, keen to express themselves with originality. Their drive to succeed is great but not usually selfish, as they prefer to express their uniqueness through humanitarian deeds that benefit many people. This is what gives these enigmatic but lovely people the potential to bring harmony to the world.
On the dark side
Self-doubting, detached, intolerant
At your best
Compassionate, intense, responsible
Love Avoid power games
People born April 8 have a tendency to become jealous and insecure when it comes to relationships, and they need to learn to let those they love fly free as this will strengthen rather than weaken their relationship. Fortunately, their charm, generosity and people-skills ensure that they are never without friends or admirers. They are attracted to partners who are intelligent and altruistic, but who also have the potential for success.
Health Put your health and well-being first
People born on this day tend to be more worried about the health of others than their own, and it is important for them to make sure they put their health and well-being first; otherwise they will be prone to stress and depression. As far as diet is concerned, they need to make sure they avoid going for long periods without eating and should eat four to six small meals and snacks during the day. Red meat and foods high in saturated fat, sugar, salt, and additives should be avoided. Exercise is a must as they enjoy energetic pursuits, and solitary pursuits such as walking, jogging, and cycling suit their need for time alone or time out. Wearing, meditating on or surrounding themselves with the color pink will encourage them to take better care of themselves.
Career Born reformers
The ideals those born on this day promote make them well suited to careers in law, the military, politics, humanitarian activity, and social reform, but because they also enjoy physical activity, sporting careers may also appeal. Being natural psychologists, they may also be interested in counseling or healing, and they may choose to express themselves through journalism, writing, drama, music, and art.
Destiny To become a righter of wrongs
The life path of people born on this day is to learn to become neither too self-sacrificing nor intolerant of others. Once they have developed these skills, they have the potential to turn their noble intentions into reality and become a righter of wrongs.
“I am thankful for all that I am”
Signs & symbols
Sun sign: Aries
Ruling planet: Mars, the warrior
Symbol: The Ram
Birth date ruler: Saturn, the teacher
Tarot card: Strength (passion)
Favorable numbers: 3, 8
Lucky days: Tuesday and Saturday, especially when these days fall on 3 and 8 of the month
Lucky colors: Scarlet, dark blue, blood red