January 03 Birthday Personality: Determination


Your greatest challenge is…

resisting boredom

The way forward is…

to experiment with different concepts, make your own decisions and, instead of waiting for others to catch up, to strike out alone.

You’re drawn to people born on…

November 23 to December 21

The childlike non-conformist qualities of people born between those dates will be an excellent counterbalance to your more serious tendencies.

Luck maker

Trust your gut

Tune into your intuition while you are day-dreaming or just “hanging around.” Just a few minutes of quiet time a day can help you make the right decisions for yourself.

Failure is never an option for people born on January 3. They often have a wild, impulsive energy but they are not quitters. It is not in their nature to pass along responsibilities, and their persistence and sense of duty mean that they can overcome incredible odds. Sometimes, however, their stubbornness to see things through to the bitter end, combined with their inability to admit defeat, can make them appear inflexible and intolerant.

Stubborn by nature, January 3 people can impose unbearable pressure not just on themselves but also on others, and when pushed into a corner they can resort to using their charm to help them get what they want. This isn’t to say they are dishonest—dishonesty isn’t in their nature—but they are capable of using their seductive powers if they think it will help them achieve their goals.

The rock-solid determination of people born on January 3 can stretch the patience of those around them; in fact opposition and barriers just tend to strengthen their resolve even further and they are at their most inventive when challenged or confronted. It really is hard to throw them off course, and even if it looks like they have lost or need to reconsider they will secretly be planning their comeback or, in some cases, their revenge. The only chink in their armor is that appearance matters a bit too much too them. Nothing pleases them more than a compliment. They have a strong eye for beauty and style but their intolerance for imperfection can, if left unchecked, exasperate and occasionally alienate others.

With their survival instinct and natural understanding that determination is power, people born on January 3 possess the potential for outstanding success, and they can and do overcome impossible odds. Typically, in their forties, sometimes sooner, they tend to realize that they are at their happiest and best when they connect with their intuition; this enables them to find ways to develop their unique talents and leave their personal stamp on the world.

On the dark side

Stubborn, erratic, controlling

At your best

Charming, controlled, determined

Love Protective of loved ones

People born on January 3 are capable of unconditional love and are drawn to the security, comfort and happiness that family life can bring. Their determination applies to their relationships as well, and they want these to work. They love the routine of family life and are extremely protective of loved ones, sometimes overly protective. The only danger is that they are vulnerable to flattery; if they aren’t getting admiration and respect from their loved ones, they may well try to seek it elsewhere.

Health Set a goal of eating one new fruit and vegetable a week!

An early-to-bed and early-to-rise routine, combined with a healthy, balanced diet rich in a wide variety of fruit and vegetables, and forms of competitive exercise such as swimming or athletics, will keep people born on this day running smoothly. Concerns and anxieties about appearance and/or aging should be managed not by quick fixes such as cosmetic surgery but by regular health check-ups, attention to diet and lifestyle, and a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement. A few drops of the following essential oils on a handkerchief to breathe in will help produce inner security and self-acceptance when anxiety about aging threatens to overwhelm: frankincense, jasmine, sandalwood, and bergamot.

Career Born self-starters

These people have good financial know-how and tend to be able to accumulate plenty of money. They often function better in small rather than large businesses, or when they are self-employed. Music, drama, comedy and media hold their appeal but they are also very good at fighting for humanitarian issues or pushing forward social reforms, so they can also excel in politics, charity work, career counseling and education; perhaps even running for office one day.

Destiny To show others that the impossible can be possible

Once people born on this day have discovered that they can be committed to a cause without losing their identity, their personality is so powerful that they have no trouble influencing others and winning against all the odds. Their destiny is to show others that the impossible is possible and that determination can yield remarkable results.

Power Thought

“The darkest hour is before the dawn and I will come shining through”

January 3

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Capricorn

Ruling planet: Saturn, the teacher

Symbol: The Horned Goat

Birth date ruler: Jupiter, the philosopher

Tarot card: The Empress (creativity)

Favorable numbers: 3, 4

Lucky days: Saturday and Thursday, especially when these days fall on 3 and 4 of the month

Lucky colors: Dark gray, purple and pale brown

Birthstone: Garnet