April 17 Birthday Personality: Will-power


Your greatest challenge is…

telling others how you really feel

The way forward is…

to understand that everyone, even those with incredible self-control, has times when they feel low or vulnerable.

You’re drawn to people born on…

August 24 to September 23

You are both determined individuals; if you can learn to compromise, this can be a passionate and rewarding union.

Luck maker

Replace judgment with acceptance

The next time you find you’re judging yourself, stop and forgive yourself. Be willing to replace self-judgment with self-acceptance. You’ll feel a lot happier and, as a result, more likely to attract luck your way.

People born on April 17 are confident, ambitious and opportunistic individuals. When knocked down, they have the will-power and resilience to bounce right back. They know their own mind, having a clear idea of where they are going and how to get there. Determined to succeed, they also have a talent for spotting opportunities, not just for themselves, but for others.

Despite often being quietly spoken, the impression these people make on others is often strong because they promote their ideals with absolute conviction. They expect others to agree with them and, because of their intense will-power, others often do. They also have the ability to translate their ideals into action and may find themselves leading those who are less determined. Although it can seem as if they were born to be successful, they do have to work hard to get to the top. This isn’t a problem for them, though, as they do whatever it takes to make their mark. They thrive on challenge and love a good battle and, in the process, make either loyal friends or resentful enemies.

These people are prone to mood swings and like to spend time alone when dark moments are upon them. Although this can be beneficial in their professional relationships, in their personal relationships it can be detrimental; refusing to share their ups and downs limits the depth of close bonds. Their tendency is to divide everything into positive and negative; just as it’s important for them to appreciate the complexity of their emotional life, they also need to acknowledge the complexities in the world around them. Until the age of thirty-three they strive for security and certainty, but after the age of thirty-four they may move toward a more flexible world view.

It is important for them to ensure that their amazing will-power does not make them too judgmental or serious. Once they inject a little light-heartedness into their lives, they will discover that their authority isn’t weakened but strengthened, and that wherever their dreams take them, others will gladly follow.

On the dark side

Moody, judgmental, harsh

At your best

Purposeful, opportunistic, resilient

Love Take a risk

People born on March 17 can be passionate and loyal lovers but it can take a while for them to open up in relationships and be truly themselves. They like to feel in control and, when another person makes them feel vulnerable or needy, their response is often to withdraw or to flirt with other admirers. It is important for their psychological growth to take a risk and share their feelings with loved ones.

Health Go dancing

People born on this day can sometimes feel lonely and misunderstood, and it is important for them not to try and seek comfort in food, drugs, alcohol, and sex. The best therapy for them when they feel low is to spend time with close family and friends. They would also benefit from regular exercise, in particular walking or dancing, which will encourage them to be more sociable and spontaneous. As far as diet is concerned, they should avoid as much as possible foods that are refined, processed or high in saturated fat, salt, sugar, and additives. Mind-body therapies such as meditation and yoga would appeal to their interest in thought control. Carrying a rose quartz crystal or placing one around their house or office will help them release pent-up stress and tension, providing a calming space for emotional wounds to heal.

Career Born politicians

These people have a highly developed sense of justice and so careers in humanitarian-related fields such as politics, law and the military will appeal, although they may also put their organizational skills to good use in careers in business, banking or accountancy. Alternatively, they may work as self-employed people in their own right or express their ideals in music or the arts.

Destiny To become a great leader

The life path of people born on this day is to learn to be less judgmental of themselves and others. Once they are able to do that their destiny is to become a great leader.

Power Thought

“Today I am prepared to look at myself and the world differently”

April 17

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Aries

Ruling planet: Mars, the warrior

Symbol: The Ram

Birth date ruler: Saturn, the teacher

Tarot card: The Star (hope)

Favorable numbers: 3, 8

Lucky days: Tuesday and Saturday, especially when these days fall on 3 and 8 of the month

Lucky colors: Scarlet, green, red

Birthstone: Diamond