April 23 Birthday Personality: The Elusive Guide

The Elusive Guide

Your greatest challenge is…

not getting stuck in your ways

The way forward is…

to understand that change is essential to your psychological growth. Without it, you won’t learn, grow or reach your full potential.

You’re drawn to people born on…

October 24 to November 22

You share a passion for romance and communication, and this can create an exciting and rewarding relationship.

Luck maker

Keep innovating

To get what you want in life you must keep moving, generating action and new opportunities.

There’s an elusive quality about people born on April 23 and they tend to be known only to their most intimate friends. This is because, although they are non-conformist, they like to make others feel comfortable and so others can form a false image of them. Being misread, however, is unlikely to bother them, as they have enough self-awareness to allow others to think of them what they will.

Although they have the confidence to be accommodating, this doesn’t mean they are always compliant. Quite the opposite; from an early age they are likely to have had a strong desire to establish their individuality and make their mark on the world. They would prefer to act as a guide to others rather than follow in someone else’s footsteps. As innovators, they are often able to sense future trends, but their visionary talents never cut them off from practical reality.

Their progressive outlook puts them ahead of their contemporaries but they do have an odd tendency to become set in their ways, favoring routine and control over spontaneity. There is also a possessive and anxious streak to their nature. They should try to overcome reservations, especially regarding close relationships, because they tend to be at their happiest and best in the security of one loving union. Until the age of twenty-seven they may cling to the safety of routine and be set in their ways; after the age of twenty-eight they are more receptive to new ideas, ways of thinking and doing things. This process continues until the end of their fifties, when there is a positive shift toward their emotional needs, especially those concerning home and family.

Compassionate and popular on the one hand, blessed with great insight, originality and tenacity on the other, they can achieve great things. Once they can free themselves from routine and allow themselves to become the inno vators that they really are, they can not only make their mark on the world but also act as a guide and source of hope to others.

On the dark side

Detached, misleading, anxious

At your best

Insightful, innovative, popular

Love Old-fashioned and romantic

People born on April 23 are often old-fashioned and romantic when it comes to relationships; they enjoy the process of courtship and seduction, sometimes more than the relationship itself. Although popular and never short of admirers, they do have a tendency to set their sights on someone unattainable. Once in a relationship they need to be careful that they don’t become too possessive or controlling.

Health Don’t get stuck in your ways

It’s easy for people born on this day to settle into a routine when it comes to their health and to get stuck in their ways. They need to understand that what worked in their twenties may not necessarily work in their forties, and they should constantly adapt and modify to increase their chances of good health. For example, if they have always eaten three meals a day they may find that later in life changing to five or six small meals and snacks works better for them. They also need to make sure that they don’t do the same workout year in year out, and that they experiment with cross-training. Arthritis or back problems could be a big concern, so it is important for them to eat healthily and keep flexible with regular stretching and/or yoga. Wearing, meditating on or surrounding themselves with the color orange will encourage them to be more spontaneous.

Career Born writers

These people thrive best in careers in which they can express their talent for innovation and interpersonal communication, such as drama, music, art, writing, choreography, movie-making, and photography. Their charm and communication skills could also be put to good use in mediation, management, business, sales, promotion, negotiation, real estate, public relations, law, and politics.

Destiny To make an uncontroversial mark on the world

The life path of people born on this day is to learn to be as spontaneous in their emotional life as they can be in their professional life. Once they are able to do that, their destiny is to make a mark on the world without incurring the envy, anger or disappointment of others.

Power Thought

I am always moving forward in the direction of my goals

April 23

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Taurus/Aries

Ruling planet: Venus, the lover/Mars, the warrior

Symbol: The Bull/The Ram

Birth date ruler: Mercury, the communicator

Tarot card: The Hierophant (guidance)

Favorable numbers: 5,9

Lucky days: Friday and Wednesday, especially when these days fall on 5 and 9 of the month

Lucky colors: All shades of blue

Birthstone: Emerald