May 18 Zodiac Birthday Signs – Your friendliness, leadership skills, and strong-willed determination mark you out as a person who was born to succeed. Pragmatic, with a good understanding of values, you appreciate beauty and the good things of life. Quick to see opportunities, you manage to combine materialism with a strong sense of idealism.
The added influence of your Sun in the Capricorn decanate suggests that hard work and responsibility are part of your daily routine and that material concerns and status are important to you. Needing the respect of your peers, you can be a loyal and untiring worker when committed to a project or cause and are likely to give it your all.
Your idealism and need for spirituality or self-awareness may manifest as a strong humanitarian streak. This interest in people can help you develop compassion and give you an understanding of other people’s needs. Your sensitivity and active imagination may also find outlets through art, music, or drama. Possessing a strong desire for knowledge, you enjoy debates, are a good organizer, and have a quick grasp of any situation. You may, however, have to beware of a tendency to become obstinately opposed to others just for the sake of it. Luckily, you may compensate for this by unselfish gestures of generosity.
Around the age of three, when your progressed Sun moves into Gemini, you will begin a thirty-year cycle emphasizing the importance of brothers or sisters, learning new skills, or study. At the age of thirty-three, when your progressed Sun moves into Cancer, you experience a turning point that highlights the significance of family and a home base. After your early sixties, when your progressed Sun moves into Leo, the accent in your life may change from your home situation to creativity and greater self-expression.
DEGREE: 26°-27°30’ TAURUS
Star’s name: Algol; also called Caput Medusae
Degree position: 25° 13’-26°21’ Taurus between the years of 1930 and 2000
Constellation: Beta Perseus
Applicable days: May 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Star qualities: Saturn/Jupiter
Description: a white binary and variable star located in the Medusa’s head held in the hand of Perseus
PRIMARY STAR’S INFLUENCE
This star carries a double meaning: on one hand, it endows high spiritual values, and on the other it suggests misfortune and lack of satisfaction or spirituality When positive, you have the potential to become a leader through achievement and outstanding character, or to be of benefit to the community. This star suggests that bereavement may have a strong impact on your life, and it is often prominent for individuals who counsel the bereaved.
Linked to your Sun’s degree, Algol bestows victory after struggle or victory over others in conflict and dispute. Yet it also carries a warning about scattering your energy and becoming confused. This star suggests the importance of maintaining correct conduct, thus avoiding legal entanglements and unsuitable company which may lead to involvement in vendettas, family feuds, or physical conflicts.
• Positive: high spiritual values, correct conduct
• Negative: misfortune, impatience, misconduct, keeping bad company
Your Secret Self
Since your strong will enables you to turn your ideas into concrete reality, it is especially important that you be clear about your motives and desires. By connecting to your inner power of love, you become a force in helping others as well as uniting the extremes within your personality. These may manifest as being either overly sensitive or too domineering. You can eliminate these problems by staying independent yet applying your natural skills in the art of cooperation and diplomacy. Being a practical visionary, you need to be constantly looking to the future and challenging yourself in order to manifest your big plans. This helps you overcome an innate restlessness or impatience, which could drain your resources.
Work & Vocation
Driven by ambition and idealism, you are willing to work hard to achieve your objectives. With your determination and ability to naturally take the lead, you enjoy initiating new projects and are inclined toward careers in law and order or government. Since you are extremely good at promoting people or selling ideas, you may decide to make a career in an area such as marketing, being an agent, or negotiation. With your endurance, commitment, and administrative abilities, you may also pursue a career in commerce, such as financial advisor, manager, stockbroker, or entrepreneur. Travel may prove especially helpful in the achievement of your goals. Your appreciation of beauty may lead you to occupations dealing in luxury goods, antiques, or design. You may also possess a skill for charity fund-raising or working with products of the land. Alternatively, your strong individuality may find expression in the creative world.
Famous people who share your birthday include ballet star Margot Fonteyn, Pope John Paul II, and singers Perry Como and Toyah Willcox.
Determination, assertiveness, and ambition are some of the attributes associated with the number 18 birthday. Dynamic and active, you frequently desire power and need constant challenge. At times you may be critical, hard to please, or inclined toward controversial issues. As a number 18 personality, you may use your power to help others, give sound advice, or solve other people’s problems. Alternatively, your strong business sense and organizational skills lead you to the world of commerce. The subinfluence of the number 5 month indicates that you are energetic and decisive, with practical sense. By reflecting and analyzing, you can pay attention to small details and clear up any misunderstanding. Being in too much of a hurry or leaving projects half done may cause delays later on. At times you can be too demanding, and a tendency to change your feelings toward other people suggests inner discontent. If unsure, you can be reserved and uncommunicative or give in to moodiness.
• Positive: progressive attitudes, assertiveness, intuition, courage, resoluteness, healing ability, efficiency, advisory skills
• Negative: uncontrolled emotions, laziness, lack of order, selfishness, callousness, failure to complete work or projects, deceit
Love & Relationships
Although many interests capture your heart, you are often searching for a soul mate with whom you can share some of your ideals. This restlessness also indicates that you are sometimes caught between your duties and personal wishes. Ambitious and security-conscious, you may be tempted to marry for reasons other than love. You admire loyalty and faithfulness; but if in doubt, you can become dissatisfied and experience fluctuating moods. On one hand, you can be very warm and generous; on the other, cold and overly serious. Nevertheless, through honesty and learning patience and perseverance you may find happiness, emotional balance, or stability.
YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE
You might just find the inspiring partner you are looking for among those born on the following dates.
Love & friendship: Jan. 14, 24, 28, 31, Feb. 12, 22, 26, 29, Mar. 10, 20, 24, 27, Apr. 8, 18, 25, May 6, 16, 23, 30, June 4, 14, 21, 28, 30, July 2, 12, 19, 26, 28, 30, Aug. 10, 17, 24, 26, 28, Sept. 8, 12, 15, 22, 24, 26, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 22, 24, 30, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 20, 22, 28, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 18, 20, 26, 29
Beneficial: Jan. 5, 22, 30, Feb. 3, 20, 28, Mar. 1, 18, 26, Apr. 16, 24, May 14, 22, June 12, 20, July 10, 18, 29, Aug. 8, 16, 27, 31, Sept. 6, 14, 25, 29, Oct. 4, 12, 23, 27, Nov. 2, 10, 21, 25, Dec. 9, 19, 23
Fatal attractions: Jan. 12, Feb. 10, Mar. 8, Apr. 6, May 4, June 2, Nov. 19, 20, 21
Challenging: Jan. 16, 21, Feb. 14, 19, Mar. 12, 17, 30, Apr. 10, 15, 28, May 8, 13, 26, June 6, 11, 24, July 4, 9, 22, Aug. 2, 7, 20, Sept. 5, 18, Oct. 3, 16, Nov. 1, 14, Dec. 12
Soul mates: Jan. 25, Feb. 23, Mar. 21, Apr. 19, May 17, June 15, July 13, Aug. 11, Sept, 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, 30