December 16 Zodiac Birthday Signs – As a sociable networker with idealistic notions, you are an ambitious and cosmopolitan Sagittarian who enjoys social encounters. Proud and charismatic, you can win approval with your charm and friendly personality. As a humanitarian, you can show love and affection as a way to express your powerful emotions, but if you are self-seeking, you can be boastful.
The subinfluence of your decanate ruler, Leo, adds to your self-confidence; with the spirit of hope and optimism, you often have noble and lofty ideas. Although you can show great generosity and kindness, emotional conflict between duty and your desire for freedom implies that you can sometimes be unsure of where your loyalties lie. When emotionally dissatisfied, you can be extravagant in an attempt to impress others. Nevertheless, your sensitivity shows that you have a compassionate heart. By developing a more philosophical view, you can balance these extremes of your nature.
Intelligent and with a penetrating intellect, you have excellent communication skills and enjoy learning, debating, and discussions. Since you are also witty, with a sense of humor, you have a way with people and can be engaging and amusing. When overly confident or moody, however, avoid being cynical or using your sharp tongue to create tension and disputes.
Between the ages of six and thirty-five, as your progressed Sun moves through Capricorn, you feel a need for a practical and realistic approach to achieving your goals in life. A turning point occurs at the age of thirty-six, when your progressed Sun moves into Aquarius. This highlights a desire to be more free from responsibilities, more independent, and to express your individuality. You may become involved with issues of universal spirituality, group awareness, or humanitarian ideals. Another turning point occurs at age sixty-six, when your progressed Sun moves into Pisces. This is likely to highlight your emotional inner world, sensitivity, and imagination.
DEGREE: 23°30’-24°30’ SAGITTARIUS
Rasalhague, also called the Serpent Charmer; Lesuth, also called the Sting
Star’s name: Rasalhague, also called the Serpent Charmer
Degree position: 21°28’-22°26’ Sagittarius between the years 1930 and 2000
Orb: 2° 10’
Constellation: Alpha Ophiuchi
Applicable days: December 13, 14, 15, 16
Star qualities: Saturn/Venus
Description: a bright white and blue sapphire star located on the head of Ophiuchus
Your Secret Self
Strong-willed, gregarious, and fun-loving, you can also be a diplomat when it is in your own interests. When these traits are coupled with your natural sense of the dramatic, people are drawn to the confident and assured image you display. Your emotional power endows you with a strong personality and shows you to be a charismatic and generous individual with natural leadership ability. If inspired, you may need to express yourself in a creative way and seek recognition through the worlds of theater, art, music, or writing. Although you are hardworking, a busy social life can also figure high on your list of priorities. Just ensure that it does not override the need for self-discipline required to make the most of your many marvelous talents.
With your sharp mind and ability to go straight to the heart of a matter, you are excellent at problem solving or may particularly enjoy initiating new projects. By developing your sensitivity, you can come to understand yourself and life at a deeper level and so avoid possible periods of frustration or depression. An ability to see the paradoxes and ridiculousness of life can help keep you humorous and mentally balanced. It is important to keep yourself busy working or creatively occupied in order to utilize your potential for outstanding achievement.
PRIMARY STAR’S INFLUENCE
Rasalhague imparts a desire for knowledge and education, humanitarianism, and a broad-minded or liberal perspective. You may also be interested in philosophy and religion and have a gift for visualization.
Linked to your Sun’s degree, Rasalhague suggests a reserved yet thoughtful nature. This star may indicate success in business through the ability to concentrate on large projects or think in worldly terms. Often this star suggests great individual achievement or that you will be ahead of your time. Rasalhague can also make you suspicious and implies that learning to trust others may bring popularity and widen your circle of friends.
• Positive: connected with large enterprises, involvement in sports, good income
• Negative: suspicious, scattered energies, overly serious
See Appendix for additional fixed star readings.
Work & Vocation
Your sharp and quick mentality can be your most valuable asset and can prove especially helpful in a career as a writer, lecturer, or politician. You have a spirit of enterprise, determination, and a willingness to work hard when committed to a project, and these can help you achieve in any area of your career. Your leadership qualities, organizational skills, and capacity for strategic planning are ideal for business, where you are likely to enjoy the challenge of large projects. Enjoying freedom, you need to be allowed to work in your own way or may decide to work for yourself. Alternatively, your need for self-expression and a love for the dramatic may draw you to music, art, or acting. As a natural psychologist, you may also enjoy a career that utilizes an understanding of human nature.
Famous people who share your birthday include writer Jane Austen, anthropologist Margaret Mead, composer Ludwig van Beethoven, playwright/composer Noel Coward, and writers Arthur C. Clarke and Philip K. Dick.
A number 16 birthday suggests that you are thoughtful, sensitive, and friendly. Although analytical, you often judge life and people according to how you feel. As a number 16 personality, however, you can experience inner tensions when facing friction between a need for self-expression and responsibility to others. You may be interested in world affairs and may join international corporations or the media world. The creative ones among you have a talent for writing with sudden flashes of inspiration. With a number 16 birthday, you may need to learn how to balance between being overly confident and being insecure. The subinfluence of the number 12 month indicates that you are optimistic and daring, with a need to expand and grow. Intuitive and analytical, you are a shrewd psychologist, with good insight into people and what motivates them. Able to offer the right incentives, you can mix business and pleasure, and you enjoy putting on a show. Although you are kind and friendly, beware of being arrogant, selfish, or self-promoting.
• Positive: knowledgeable, responsibilities to home and family, integrity, intuitive, social, cooperative, insightful
• Negative: worry, never satisfied, irresponsible, opinionated, skeptical, fussy, irritable, unsympathetic
YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE
For security, mental stimulation, and love, you might want to begin looking for those born on the following dates.
Love & friendship: Jan. 6, 16, 18, 22, 26, Feb. 4, 14, 20, 24, Mar. 2, 12, 18, 22, Apr. 10, 12, 16, 20, 30, May 8, 14, 18, 28, June 6, 12, 16, 26, July 4, 10, 14, 24, 26, 31, Aug. 2, 4, 8, 12, 22, 29, Sept. 6, 10, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 8, 18, 25, Nov. 2, 6, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 4, 14, 21, 28, 30
Beneficial: Jan. 6, 17, 23, 31, Feb. 4, 15, 21, 29, Mar. 2, 13, 19, 27, 30, Apr. 11, 17, 25, 28, May 9, 15, 23, 26, June 7, 13, 21, 24, July 5, 11, 19, 22, Aug. 3, 9, 17, 20, Sept. 1, 7, 15, 18, 30, Oct. 5, 13, 16, 28, Nov. 3, 11, 14, 26, Dec. 1, 9, 12, 24
Fatal attractions: June 14, 15, 16, 17
Challenging: Jan. 24, Feb. 22, Mar. 20, 29, Apr. 18, 27, 29, May 6, 16, 25, 27, 30, June 14, 22, 25, 28, July 12, 21, 23, 26, Aug. 10, 19, 21, 24, Sept. 8, 17, 19, 22, Oct. 6, 15, 17, 20, Nov. 4, 13, 15, 18, Dec. 2, 11, 13, 16
Soul mates: Jan. 13, Feb. 11, Mar. 9, Apr. 7, May 5, June 3, 30, July 1, 28, Aug. 26, Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 20, Dec. 18
Love & Relationships
Knowing people from different backgrounds implies that you like mixing in various circles. Friendly and easygoing, with a good sense of humor, you enjoy being sociable and having fun. Young at heart and passionate, you want to experience different types of relationships and need to avoid settling down too early in life. Usually you are attracted to those who are artistically talented or creative in business. Self-conscious, you like to present a smart image and impress others, often making spontaneous and magnanimous gestures of kindness. You are hospitable, enjoy having friends over, and can be very entertaining.