February 17 Birthday Personality: Self Discipline

Self Discipline

Your greatest challenge is…

to learn to let others in

The way forward is…

to understand that success may earn the admiration of others but it will not necessarily win their love.

You’re drawn to people born on…

September 24 to October 23

Both of you appreciate those who are disciplined and hardworking, and this can create a vibrant and rewarding union.

Luck maker

Move out of the corner

When you have the flexibility to learn other ways of doing things, you can make luck from a vast playing field of opportunities rather than a narrow corner of one room.

People born on February 17 often figure out early in their life that the key to success in life is discipline. They are determined, ambitious people with a clear idea of where they want to go and what they need to do to get there. These qualities, combined with their remarkable self-discipline, can give them the appearance of invincibility.

Although they may appear superhuman and extraordinary, others generally warm instantly to them, respecting their honesty and ability to be true to themselves and their beliefs. Underneath their tough exterior they really are sensitive souls who can be profoundly hurt by the careless words or actions of others. In fact, neglect or criticism may have been a feature of their early life, leading them to the realization that if they are to survive in the world they need to develop a tough exterior. Occasionally, they can make their defenses so strong that others find it impossible to break through. When this happens, they run the risk of becoming emotionally detached and inflexible in their approach to others.

People born on this day have a tunnel-vision approach to their goals and objectives, giving them the potential to rise to the top. They are the athletes who train relentlessly, the entrepreneurs who sacrifice everything for their shot at success, the artists or scientists who devote their lives to their art or research. The downside, however, is that anything that hinders their quest for fulfillment will be ignored; all too often this is personal relationships. They should make sure that their emotional happiness does not take a backseat to their professional, especially after the age of thirty-three when they often become even more determined and aggressive in their approach to life.

The incredible endurance, intelligence and stamina of people born on this day mean they are able to achieve a level of self-mastery and resulting satisfaction to which others can only aspire. Once they figure out what they are best at, there is nothing that can stop them achieving remarkable things with their life.

On the dark side

Isolated, inflexible, suspicious

At your best

Disciplined, determined, appealing

Love Cool and controlled

People born on February 17 can be distant and inflexible in close personal relationships. If they are to have a chance of success and happiness in relationships they need to address this. Although they have no problem attracting admirers, they do find it hard to open up to others. But once they find a partner who can encourage them to give as well as take, they are loyal, caring and endlessly fascinating partners.

Health Athletes

People born on this day push themselves hard in all areas of their life and the physical is no exception. Whether or not they are sportsmen or women, they tend to regard themselves as athletes in training and will often take great care of their physical health through attention to diet and exercise. Some people born on this day are sometimes guilty of pushing themselves so hard that their body can’t take the strain. Others may be neglectful of their health when there are deadlines to consider, so moderation is just as important as self-discipline. They would benefit from a healthy diet low in saturated fats and sugar to reduce the risk of circulatory problems, and an exercise routine in which they can clearly monitor their improvement, such as weight-training. Wearing, meditating on or surrounding themselves with shades of green will help remind them of the importance of balance in their personal and professional lives.

Career Born detectives

These people love to unravel a mystery and can be drawn to careers in law or the police. They also have a talent for writing and self-expression and may be drawn to careers in journalism, writing or education. They also make great athletes, artists and scientists and, because they generally thrive in careers which demand great self-discipline and self-motivation, they may also be attracted to management, charity work, social reform, or self-employment.

Destiny To inspire others with their vitality

The life path of people born on this day is to learn to place as much importance on their personal happiness as the pursuit of their goals. Once they have learned a sense of balance, their destiny is to influence and inspire others with their considerable vitality and self-discipline.

Power Thought

“Today I will look at life in a different way”

February 17

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Aquarius

Ruling planet: Uranus, the visionary

Symbol: The Water Carrier

Birth date ruler: Saturn, the teacher

Tarot card: The Star (hope)

Favorable numbers: 1, 8

Lucky day: Saturday, especially when it falls on 1 or 8 of the month

Lucky colors: Sky blue, maroon,

Birthstone: Amethyst

Dig Deeper