February 16 Birthday Personality: The Alchemist

The Alchemist

Your greatest challenge is…

to resist being a know-all

The way forward is…

to understand that just as you have learned from your mistakes, sometimes other people need to learn from theirs.

You’re drawn to people born on…

February 20 to March 20

This relationship is powerful and passionate because you both have an intuitive understanding of what the other needs.

Luck maker

Send your inner critic on holiday

Every time you hear your inner critic, visualize it resting in a deckchair on a sunny beach. The more you send your inner critic on holiday, the more you start to love and value yourself.

People born on February 16 have the ability to transform even the most difficult of experiences into something positive. There is a touch of the alchemist about them in their ability to see the bigger picture, bring together all the relevant information and cut right to the essence or truth of a situation.

It is likely that people born on this day have at some point in their lives experienced some form of upheaval, trauma or setback. Whatever the nature of this was, they have taken it in their stride, learned from it and grown stronger. The positive side is that it has given them great confidence; even if they sometimes appear quiet on the outside, underneath one can sense an inner strength and brightness. They also have an astute understanding of others and how the world works; rarely, if ever, do they miss a trick. The downside is that they can sometimes appear cold and detached, and their bluntness or impatience with the weaknesses of others may come across as arrogance. Others may at times resent the imperious manner that these people possess, but more often than not people end up admiring their cleverness and ability to know exactly what to say, what to do and how to do it.

If they can learn to control their bossiness, their tremendous capacity to be realistic and intuitive, both in their assessment of others and their own abilities, makes them potentially great leaders. Around the age of thirty-four there is a turning point when their ambition and focus take center stage. It is particularly important at this point in their life that they become more conscious of their emotions, rather than masking them with a bossy or imperious manner or, in some cases, with emotional reserve and detachment.

When people born on this day are able to strike a balance between their inner and outer life, they really are capable of striking gold both personally and professionally, which is after all every true alchemist’s dream.

On the dark side

Arrogance, blunt, detached

At your best

Realistic, intuitive, confidence

Love Let past hurts go

People born on February 16 need to move on from past hurts, disappointments or experiences that may have made them wary of falling in love. They need to learn to trust their hearts more, because in their hearts they still do believe in the possibility of love even if their heads don’t. They also need to start believing that they deserve to be loved, because they certainly do.

Health One tough cookie

People born on this day are mentally and physically tough but they can sometimes push themselves too hard and this can lead to stress-related conditions such as headaches and insomnia. It is important for them to make sure they have regular health reviews. It is also important for them to eat an energy-boosting diet with plenty of nutritious meals and snacks, and make sure they keep fairly active during the day as they thrive best when they are on the go. Lazing about doesn’t suit them, although they do need to make sure they get plenty of rest and relaxation. They would benefit considerably from meditation and breathing exercises to help them strike that important balance between their inner and outer life.

Career Born reviewers

These people have a fantastic eye for detail and an ability to see the bigger picture; this makes them fantastic editors, journalists, reviewers, film critics, lecturers, or teachers. Alternatively, they may be drawn toward a career in business, banking and the stock market or careers in which they can express their intuitive creativity such as art, entertainment, charity work, and social reform.

Destiny To help others see the positive in life

The life path of people born on this day is to learn to accept that they deserve all the love and goodness the world can give them. Once they have worked on their self-esteem, their destiny is to help others focus on the positives in a situation or experience.

Power Thought

“Today I will seek to praise rather than criticize”

February 16

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Aquarius

Ruling planet: Uranus, the visionary

Symbol: The Water Carrier

Birth date ruler: Neptune, the speculator

Tarot card: The Tower (breakthrough)

Favorable numbers: 7, 8

Lucky days: Saturday and Monday, especially when these days fall on 7 and 8 of the month

Lucky colors: All shades of blue, lavender

Birthstone: Amethyst

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