May 5 Zodiac Birthday Signs – Willpower and determination are suggested by your birthdate. A need for diversity and action is also indicated but implies that you may have to overcome an inner restlessness. Being mentally sharp, you pick up on situations immediately and are likely to be happiest when working hard on a project or cause about which you feel deeply.
The added influence of your Sun in the Virgo decanate of Taurus adds critical ability to your practicality and emphasizes the importance of doing a job well. It can also indicate analytical skills, a desire to be methodical, or possibly the ability to be technical in some way. Being stubborn or self-willed may prove to be one of the major blocks to the use of the tremendous possibilities inherent in this birthdate.
Besides the need for material security, you also have a desire to get to a deeper level, whether of a person or perhaps of life itself. This may lead you to investigate and probe beneath the surface and not take everything at face value. Developing this more intuitive side is likely to help you overcome any possible tendency to self-interest, moodiness or depression, and it will act as a great help to access the enormous power potential available to those born on this date.
Possessing initiative, charm, and the need to keep busy, you have the necessary ingredients to take up positions of leadership. With the ability to think visually as well as practically, your ideal would be to live within a secure structure yet still have new or stimulating experiences.
Around the age of sixteen, when your progressed Sun moves into Gemini, you may diversify and find many more interests. At this time study and communication in all forms may become more important to you. There is another turning point after the age of forty-six, when your progressed Sun moves into Cancer. This is liable to increase your sensitivity, your awareness of family connections, and the importance of a strong home base. From the age of seventy-six, when your progressed Sun moves into Leo, you become stronger and more confident.
DEGREE: 13°30’-15° TAURUS
Alamak, also called Almach; Menkar
Star’s name: Alamak, also called Almach
Degree position: 13° 15’-14°20’ Taurus between the years 1930 and 2000
Orb: 2° 10’
Constellation: Gamma Andromedae
Applicable days: May 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Star qualities: Venus
Description: a binary star; orange, emerald, and blue, located on the left foot of Andromeda
PRIMARY STAR’S INFLUENCE
Alamak bestows artistic and musical talent, a good voice, and social popularity. This star also imparts good fortune and success, and you can achieve honors or receive unexpected gains. If you are industrious and patient, success can be attained, as can love, romance, and happiness in domestic affairs.
Linked to your Sun’s degree, this star grants honors through writing and creative pursuits, success in dealing with the public at large, and achievements in public affairs, particularly in affairs connected to the law and legal professions. Alamak also indicates that you can often gain fame and prestige.
• Positive: creative talents, loving nature, ability to attract material success
• Negative: selfishness, indulgence, extravagance
See Appendix for additional fixed star readings.
Your Secret Self
A highly idealistic individual may be hidden beneath your practical exterior. This can lead to involvement in relationships that may not be able to fulfill your high expectations. It may be important to use your unusual sense of humor to stop yourself from becoming overly serious. This enables you to stay balanced and respond to your astute first impressions of others. By trusting this instinctive reaction and even going as far as challenging people in a friendly way, you can push the boundaries of your own power and stop yourself from becoming emotionally disappointed withdrawn, or cold. This instant trust in your own sense of power gives you tremendous self-confidence and spontaneity.
Contained within you are strong forces that give you the ability to cope with any situation. This enables you to present new ideas to others in a careful and logical way that will impress them with your unique perception.
Work & Vocation
Your ability to grasp original concepts and situations is likely to be recognized and appreciated by your employers or superiors. Adaptability and knowing how to stay calm in a crisis suggest that you can overcome challenging situations. These qualities, combined with the willingness to work hard, often help you develop leadership ability. In fact, as you like to be in control and not subservient to others, you do better working for yourself or as a manager or director. You can excel at problem solving and when necessary be tough and authoritarian. This is particularly applicable to bringing in new reforms and making changes. If drawn to the theater or film, you can be a good actor, producer, or director. With your good sense of form and style, you may be drawn to the image-making industries or work as a designer. Another avenue for your talents may be government service or politics, in which you can utilize your natural authority.
Famous people who share your birthday include philosopher Karl Marx, political leader Ho Chi Minh, singer Tammy Wynette, philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, and comedian Michael Palin.
Strong instincts, an adventurous nature, and a desire for freedom are all indicated by the number 5 birthday. Travel and many opportunities for change, some unexpected, may lead you to undergo a real transformation of views and beliefs. Often, having a number 5 birthdate means that you lead an active life and need to learn about patience and attention to detail; you can achieve success by avoiding premature or speculative actions. The natural talent of a number 5 individual is knowing how to go with the flow and staying detached. The subinfluence of the number 5 month indicates that you are ambitious and determined but at times can be overconfident. In your attempt to reach your destination quickly, you may miss some of the spectacular scenery. Strong-willed and shrewd, you do not like any form of restriction. Dissatisfaction with yourself or others and confining circumstances urge you to make changes and start anew. Self-discipline is a must if you want to achieve success.
• Positive: versatility, adaptability, progressive attitudes, strong instincts, magnetism, luck, daring, love of freedom, quickness and wit, curiosity, mysticism, sociability
• Negative: unreliability, changeability, procrastination, inconsistency, lustfulness, over-confidence
Love & Relationships
Although you need love and affection and can be caring and giving, your need for independence and natural spontaneity suggest that you also love freedom. Due to changing circumstances, you may possibly experience a conflict between love and work or between duty and personal wishes. You need deep intimacy, but at times you can be inhibited in expressing your powerful emotions. Nevertheless, you can be devoted and a stable influence on your partner. You may just have to be careful of becoming too preoccupied with self-interest, which can separate you from others. Often you are more suited to someone who shares your high ideals and aspirations.
YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE
If you are looking for a relationship, you might find a faithful lover or partner among those born on the following dates.
Love & friendship: Jan. 11, 15, 20, 25, 27, 29, Feb. 9, 18, 23, 25, 27, Mar. 7, 16, 21, 23, 25, Apr. 5, 14, 19, 21, 23, May 3, 12, 17, 19, 21, June 1, 10, 15, 17, 19, July 8, 13, 15, 17, Aug. 1, 6, 11, 13, 15, Sept. 4, 9, 11, 13, Oct. 2, 7, 9, 11, Nov. 5, 7, 9, Dec. 3, 5, 7
Beneficial: Jan. 9, 26, Feb. 7, 24, Mar. 5, 22, Apr. 3, 20, May 1, 18, 29, June 16, 27, July 14, 25, 29, 30, Aug. 12, 23, 27, 28, 31, Sept. 10, 21, 25, 26, 29, Oct. 8, 19, 23, 24, 27, Nov. 6, 17, 21, 22, 25, Dec. 4, 15, 19, 20, 23
Fatal attractions: Jan. 16, Feb. 14, Mar. 12, Apr. 10, May 8, June 6, July 4, Aug. 2, Nov. 6, 7, 8
Challenging: Jan. 8, 29, 31, Feb. 6, 27, 29, Mar. 4, 25, 27, 28, Apr. 2, 23, 25, 26, May 21, 23, 24, June 19, 21, 22, July 17, 19, 20, Aug. 15, 17, 18, Sept. 13, 15, 16, Oct. 11, 13, 14, 30, Nov. 9, 11, 12, 28, Dec. 7, 9, 10, 26
Soul mates: May 30, June 28, July 26, Aug. 24, Sept. 22, 30, Oct. 20, 28, Nov. 18, 26, Dec. 16, 24