December 17 Birthday Personality: The Practical Realist

The Practical Realist

Your greatest challenge is…

seeing the funny side

The way forward is…

to understand that one of the quickest ways to improve life satisfaction is to take everything and everyone, including yourself, a little less seriously.

You’re drawn to people born on…

August 23 to September 22

You are both sensual and practical people, and this can be a passionate and fulfilling relationship.

Luck maker

Carry a good-luck charm

What matters here is not whether the charm works but the luck-attracting sense of wonder and positive expectation of good fortune it can inspire in you.

People born on December 17 tend to say exactly what they mean, and they expect others to do the same. Success to them is something that can be measured in concrete terms and, as a practical realist, they garner a good deal of responsibility and a reputation for honesty and hard work.

With the courage and vitality to achieve almost any goal they set for themselves, these people are doers rather than thinkers. What interests them is facts, results and actions, not dreams, debates or theories. Everything is focused on what can be achieved or produced right now; this ability to concentrate only on what is before their eyes means they can achieve spectacular results.

Although the friends and family of these people value their sincerity and steady temperament, social involvement with others can be an area of confusion and difficulty for them. Their organizational skills mean that they are excellent at keeping in touch with old friends, but somehow true intimacy may prove elusive. This is largely because they simply don’t understand how important small talk and a sense of humor are for breaking down barriers between people. It’s important for them to learn to be a little less serious and to recognize that emotions sometimes can’t be explained or categorized.

Until the age of thirty-four there is an emphasis on practical issues, and a need for order and structure in their lives. Since they already have a tendency to be pragmatic and realistic, it is important during these years that they don’t become too materialistic. After the age of thirty-five there is a turning point when they may want freedom or to be more experimental in their approach to life. Although this is disorientating at first, they will ultimately find this change of emphasis liberating. Above all the key to their success and happiness will be their ability to introduce a spiritual dimension into their lives, because this will give them the sense of certainty, truth, order, and wonder that they have always been seeking.

On the dark side

Prosaic, tactless, uninvolved

At your best

Honest, structured, steady

Love For keeps

People born on December 17 are sensual individuals who thrive in the company of intelligent, enterprising people like themselves, and they will not be short of friends . They believe in long-term relationships and seek someone whom they can trust and settle down with. To ensure success in their relationships, as in life, they need to inject some spontaneity and romance.

Health Stand tall

People born on this day tend to have a sedentary lifestyle and this could have a negative impact on their physical and emotional health, triggering weight problems and bouts of fatigue or despondency. Bloating could also be an issue, and to avoid that they need to cut down on salt, alcohol and caffeine, drink lots of water and get plenty of fresh air and vigorous exercise. Cutting down on meat, saturated fats, and processed and refined foods, and eating fresh, wholesome food such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains will also help keep bloating and weight gain at bay. Paying attention to their posture and gently pulling in their stomach with their back straight and their head held high will not only help them feel slimmer, but make them feel more upbeat in their approach. They also need plenty of quality sleep but should aim for no more than eight hours a night; long hours in bed will simply make them feel more tired. Wearing, meditating on and surrounding themselves with the color orange will encourage them to be more spontaneous, and carrying a turquoise crystal will help them be more expressive and communicative.

Career Born managers

These people may be attracted to careers that offer management opportunities. They may be drawn to business, retail, commerce, administration, and sales, but may also excel in education, writing, science, or research. The artistic side of their personality may eventually pull them toward music or other creative pursuits.

Destiny To pioneer creative plans of action

The life path of people born on this day is to learn to be more creative in their approach to life. Once they are more in touch with their emotions and those of others, their destiny is to devise pioneering and creative plans of action.

Power Thought

“Life for me is a joyful dance”

December 17

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Sagittarius

Ruling planet: Jupiter, the philosopher

Symbol: The Archer

Birth date ruler: Saturn, the teacher

Tarot card: The Star (hope)

Favorable numbers: 2, 8

Lucky days: Thursday and Saturday, especially when these days fall on 2 and 8 of the month

Lucky colors: Brown, maroon, blue

Birthstone: Turquoise


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