April 18 Birthday Personality: Dignity


Your greatest challenge is…

learning to let down your guard

The way forward is…

to understand that being yourself is the best and only way to earn the respect of others, even if that means appearing ungainly or vulnerable.

You’re drawn to people born on…

March 21 to April 20

You are both strong-willed and highly romantic individuals, and this can create a passionate and stimulating union.

Luck maker

Age doesn’t matter

Don’t let anyone convince you that age is a handicap. You are never too old or too young to get lucky—unless you think you are.

People born on April 18 are powerful, strong, dependable and influential. They stand firm in their beliefs, possessing boundless energy and conviction. Often taking the lead in conversations or projects, they like to think of themselves as confident and dignified; this is exactly how they come across to others.

In some ways similar to a comic-book superhero, they are bold, hardworking and dignified, and also like to defend the underdog. Sometimes, though, their views are so lofty and their standards so high that they set themselves up for frustration and disappointment. This can manifest itself in sudden and unexpected outbursts of temper or, even worse, disdain.

The respect of others is extremely important for them and they take great care how they present themselves to others. They are particularly vulnerable to attacks on their dignity or performance but, because they are so well prepared, these rarely occur. Generally, they have an extremely positive effect on others, their main problem being recognition of their own and others’ limits. They need to be careful that they don’t become extreme or fanatical, especially before the age of thirty-two. During this period, the influence of either their mother or father over their choice of career may be strong. After the age of thirty-three they may develop a desire to become more knowledgeable and communicative, and therefore more flexible and independent. Around the age of sixty-two there is another important shift, which accentuates their emotional needs, home and friends.

Despite the seriousness of their ideals, most people born on this day understand the importance of relaxation, and this can help them avoid becoming obsessive. They may even have a slightly mischievous streak and they should never seek to repress that positive energy. This is because when they are able to become more spontaneous in their words and deeds, they have the potential to earn both the respect of others, and their loyalty, admiration and affection.

On the dark side

Proud, unrealistic, uncontrolled

At your best

Loyal, dignified, influential

Love Hearts, flowers and violins

In love, all the toughness that defines people born on April 18 completely disappears when they find a suitably challenging partner. They need someone who is an individual but also highly romantic, as they love to indulge the softer side of their personality. They also enjoy the thrill of the chase and are not excited by people who make things too easy for them.

Health Structure is key

People born on this day are at their happiest and healthiest when their life is structured and ordered. They need to make sure their lifestyle routines are regular and that their time is used constructively. Sleep is important for them as they are so mentally active, and they should go to bed and wake up at roughly the same time, even at the weekends. As far as diet is concerned, they should make sure that they eat healthily, avoiding saturated fat and ensuring that their main meal is before 8 p.m.; otherwise the quality of their sleep may be compromised. Daily exercise should be scheduled into their routine, even if it gets them sweaty and a little disheveled. Mental stimulation is vital and they get great satisfaction from studying, in particular from learning new languages. Wearing, meditating on or surrounding themselves with the color green will restore their energies, inspiring harmony in themselves and others.

Career Born philanthropists

These people will thrive in careers where they can affect tangible benefits or improvements from their concerns: politics, for example, or the military, the judiciary, public services, or the healing or caring professions. They may also choose to share their original and gifted ideas in the arts. A philosophical leaning may draw them toward humanitarian causes and philanthropy.

Destiny To achieve their humanitarian and personal ambitions

The life path of people born on this day is to learn to recognize their own limits and not to take on too much. Once they have learned not to become obsessive about their ideals, their destiny is to achieve their humanitarian and personal ambitions.

Power Thought

“I can change my life by changing how I think about it”

April 18

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Aries

Ruling planet: Mars, the warrior

Symbol: The Ram

Birth date ruler: Mars, the warrior

Tarot card: The Moon (imagination)

Favorable numbers: 4, 9

Lucky day: Tuesday, especially when it falls on 4 and 9 of the month

Lucky colors: Scarlet, crimson, orange

Birthstone: Diamond