February 29 Birthday Personality: Wistful Vivacity

Wistful Vivacity

Your greatest challenge is…

to believe in yourself

The way forward is…

to stop comparing yourself with other people and to remind yourself that you are a special and unique person.

You’re drawn to people born on…

June 22 to July 23

Home and security are extremely important in this partnership, creating a nurturing and sensitive bond.

Luck maker

Adjust your self-image

Your self-image guides your life, so notice how you are thinking of yourself and replace any negative thoughts with positive ones.

In their early years people born on this day may find it hard to be taken seriously. They may also sense something different about themselves, since they only celebrate a real birthday every four years.

Those born on this unusual day are likable and diplomatic, the latter skill perhaps learned early in life when they had to compromise over the date of their birthday. They have great social skills and the ability to relate to just about anyone. In addition, they have an ethereal quality that makes them appear less resilient than they really are. Although others may dismiss them as dreamers or social butterflies, they are in fact surprisingly tough and ambitious.

They may feel driven to aggressively validate their self-perceived differences by working harder to achieve their goals—a strategy that they may take to self-destructive extremes, especially between the ages of twenty-one and fifty-one, during which there is an emphasis on being assertive and ambitious. They should understand that over-promoting themselves is more likely to alienate than impress others.

People born on this day often have great insight into what makes people tick but others are unlikely to understand what motivates them, although their motivation is simple. They simply want to fit in, to feel needed and—above all—to feel no different from everyone else. Thus they tend to be very caring and nurturing toward the problems of others and sincere in their desire to help in times of crisis. However, being rather sensitive, if their efforts do not receive the response or gratitude they expect, they can withdraw into immature or indulgent behavior.

They do have a tendency to over-compensate for their feelings of difference and they should try to avoid extremes of behavior. Once they realize their powerful intuition and youthful vivacity are strengths not weaknesses, these special individuals will find that others not only accept but highly value their unique qualities.

On the dark side

Immature, unfocused, moody

At your best

Youthful, intuitive, offbeat

Love Put the focus on want, not need

People born on February 29 want a loyal and affectionate partner who is always there for them, but they do need to beware of becoming too dependent on their partner. Being insecure or needy in a relationship can destroy the security they desperately want. They need to cultivate an independent perspective and keep some part of their life separate from their relationship.

Health Forever young

The natural tendency of people born on this day is to indulge their hedonistic impulses, so it is important that they stay level-headed when it comes to their health and don’t take any unnecessary risks. They have great physical and mental energy, and in their mature years others will admire their vigor and their children will hope to inherit it. They may even take up a youthful sport like skateboarding, parachuting, disco dancing, or rock climbing in their middle age, but they do need to be careful of injuries to the lower part of their body. Because they often love cooking, they tend to eat healthily although they do need to make sure they don’t overindulge. Wearing, meditating on or surrounding themselves with shades of blue will be good for them when they want to appear cool or do some logical thinking.

Career Born competitors

People born on this curious day thrive in careers which allow them to indulge their competitive spirit and where they can harness their instincts and prove their worth. They may be drawn to careers in sport, business, and the stock exchange, or to the world of art, design, poetry, writing, and music. Their natural sympathy for others may also draw them toward humanitarian work or politics.

Destiny To talk directly to the souls of others

The life path of people born on this day is to learn to value rather than regret their uniqueness. Once they are able to develop enough self-confidence, their destiny is to find outlets for their optimism and creativity and, by so doing, talk directly to the souls of others.

Power Thought

“I am perfect just as I am”

February 29

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Pisces

Ruling planet: Neptune, the speculator

Symbol: Two Fishes

Birth date ruler: Moon, the intuitive

Tarot card: The High Priestess (intuition)

Favorable numbers: 2, 4

Lucky days: Thursday and Monday, especially when those days fall on 2 and 4 of the month

Lucky colors: Turquoise, silver, ash blue

Birthstone: Aquamarine

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