February 26 Birthday Personality: The Wise Soul

The Wise Soul

Your greatest challenge is…

to take yourself a little less seriously

The way forward is…

to understand that humor, when used positively, can be a powerful force for good.

You’re drawn to people born on…

September 24 to October 23

You are both tough on the outside but warm on the inside; this can create a close and tender bond.

Luck maker

Show the world your teeth

Open your mouth wide when you smile. Being a wise soul you should know better than anyone that the old saying, “Smile and the world smiles with you,” really does make sense.

People born on February 26 may often be described by others as old souls because they seem comfortable in their own skin. They often have great insight into how the world works and what the motivations of other people are.

When the great insight of these people is combined with their somewhat impersonal and detached persona, this can make others stand back in awe. In fact, they have quite a hypnotic power over others; people tend to do what they say or follow their example. It is important for them that they don’t abuse this power—fortunately they rarely do as they also have a powerful sense of integrity and social justice. They like to find something to like in everybody and in every situation, and their unfailing optimism is truly enlightening.

One danger for people born on this day is a tendency to preach and rant, or be rigid or harsh in their opinions. They will often be unaware when they are showing this side of their personality, which is emphasized between the ages of twenty-four to fifty-four. During these years they should surround themselves with close friends or loved ones who can warn them when they are heading off track. Fortunately, they respond extremely well to constructive criticism, possessing the ability to change their ways. If someone reaches out to them emotionally and opens their heart, they will more often than not transform themselves into a more fully rounded human being.

Often blessed with great wisdom, their ability to arouse and inspire others will help them achieve worldly success. Although they do enjoy social recognition, part of them feels more comfortable as an outsider looking in. They will sometimes feel an urge to be alone with their thoughts or to sacrifice themselves to a higher cause. Being wise souls, however, they will have also learned the importance of emotional connection with others, so when they do feel the need to withdraw it will not be to isolate themselves but simply to recharge before they take the next step forward.

On the dark side

Dogmatic, moody, harsh

At your best

Insightful, hypnotic, honest

Love Throw caution to the wind

People born on February 26 tend to see love as a threat either to their enormous self-discipline or to their work, and as a result they may not allow others to get too close. This is a mistake, as they have a huge heart with so much love to give and they need to allow that love to express itself fully. Once they are able to open up, they make loyal, passionate and supportive partners.

Health Food is not the answer

The optimism of these people tends to keep them in good health but if their need for love and closeness is denied they may find themselves seeking it in food, drugs or other addictions. Diet can be a real problem for them and they need to make sure they watch the amount of fat, sugar, cream, and refined foods they eat, otherwise their blood-sugar levels could go sky high, setting themselves up for future problems with their weight and with their heart, not to mention diabetes. It is also important for them to take plenty of gentle to moderate exercise, especially later in life, when there is a tendency for them to slow down. Wearing, meditating on or surrounding themselves with the color orange will help them feel warmer and more secure. It might also lift their love life.

Career Born judges

These people have the wisdom and determination to be great judges or lawyers. They may also be drawn toward careers in teaching, lecturing, politics, counseling, consultancy, or social reform, where they can speak on behalf of others. Their need for artistic expression may be satisfied through art, design, music, writing, poetry, or drama.

Destiny To follow their conscience and right social wrongs

The life path of people born on this day is to learn that their need for love is not a weakness but a great strength. Once they are able to both give and receive love, their destiny is to follow their conscience and right social wrongs.

Power Thought

“Today I will try to laugh at everything, myself included”

February 26

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Pisces

Ruling planet: Neptune, the speculator

Symbol: Two Fishes

Birth date ruler: Saturn, the teacher

Tarot card: Strength (passion)

Favorable numbers: 1, 8

Lucky days: Thursday and Saturday, especially when those days fall on 1 and 8 of the month

Lucky colors: Turquoise, brown, violet

Birthstone: Aquamarine

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