January 05 Birthday Personality: Resilience


Your greatest challenge is…

understanding what you want from life

The way forward is…

to try new things to find out what gets you really excited.

You’re drawn to people born on…

August 24 to September 23

You share a love of communication and your mutual understanding can create an unbreakable bond of trust and loyalty.

Luck maker

Set the right level of positivity

For enthusiasm to be effective, sometimes it has to be low key; people need to feel motivated by you, not cornered or smothered.

Those born on January 5 have a great deal of emotional resilience, possessing the ability to recover quickly from setbacks and difficult situations. They can do this because, unlike other less resilient souls, they have the remarkable ability to leave the past where it belongs—in the past. They also have an understanding that loss and disappointment are part of life’s journey, and this understanding means they are often wise beyond their years.

Their leadership qualities are strong and they are capable of great dedication and personal sacrifice. They are the resourceful, centered person to whom people turn in a crisis and they thrive on this kind of dynamic. The only danger is that January 5 people can get easily bored when there is no crisis.

Although people born on this day can bounce back from disaster, this doesn’t mean to say they are thick skinned. They can appear emotionally aloof at times but more often than not this hides a deeply sensitive and empathetic nature that is simply afraid to reveal or give of itself unconditionally. If they do open up it is only to the most trusted and valued of friends and loved ones.

Their resilient approach to life wins people born on this day many admirers, but taken to extremes it can also make them unrealistically optimistic. They need to avoid becoming so upbeat in their approach that they ignore the motives and minimize the concerns of people around them.

Although they should keep their options open and stay flexible, people born on this day are at their best when they have a plan of action. They have a tendency to avoid responsibility and commitment in their teens and twenties, but until they choose a path, they will never feel truly fulfilled. By their early forties, often somewhat sooner, they have usually learned to rein in their curiosity and their love of adventure and travel, choosing a path or a purpose that allows them to concentrate on and express their extraordinary potential for bringing out the best in other people.

On the dark side

Over-confident, superficial, unreliable

At your best

Powerful, expressive, spiritual

Love Head first

People born on January 5 are attracted by intelligence and they find verbal banter extremely seductive. Understanding and communication in a relationship are of crucial importance to them. If they feel they can’t be completely open or understood they are unlikely to commit to a relationship. This isn’t to say, however, that they don’t appreciate the physical side of relationships as they have a healthy sexual appetite; it is simply that for them love, like sex, starts in the head.

Health Athletes should take good care of themselves.

Because of their emotional resilience, people born on this day recover well from injuries, illnesses and accidents. They should not, however, take their physical and emotional strength for granted; like everyone else, they need to make sure they eat well and get plenty of exercise. They need to pay particular attention to their health in midlife and beyond, when they are most likely to run the risk of neglecting their personal needs for a relationship, work or cause. To help themselves stay vibrant, and full of life, burning grapefruit, lemon-, orange- and rose-scented candles may well do the trick.

Career Born mediators

These people need to work in a harmonious environment and they thrive in positions in which they can be a mediator or communicator or where they are needed to put a positive spin on things. Advertising, politics and law could appeal but they may also find great satisfaction in careers that involve service or sharing feelings and experiences with others such as teaching, medicine, entertainment, counseling and psychology.

Destiny To be the rock when others are floundering

Once they have learned balance and the ability to listen sensitively to others, the life path of those born on this day is to inspire and motivate others with their resilient approach to life. Their destiny is to be the person to whom people turn in a crisis, the rock when others are floundering.

Power Thought

“It is OK to find ou t who I am and explore who other people are too”

January 5

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Capricorn

Ruling planet: Saturn, the teacher

Symbol: The Horned Goat

Birth date ruler: Mercury, the communicator

Tarot card: The Hierophant (guidance)

Favorable numbers: 5, 6

Lucky days: Saturday and Wednesday, especially when these days fall on 5 and 6 of the month

Lucky colors: Gray, blue, green, pale rose

Birthstone: Garnet