January 09 Birthday Personality: The Striver

The Striver

Your greatest challenge is…

learning not to lose your temper

The way forward is…

to take a break. Go for a walk. A nap can clear things out; so can chatting with friends or putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. If you���re going to lose it, keep your cool until you can blow off some steam somewhere safe.

You’re drawn to people born on…

March 21 to April 20

You share a mutual energy and an adventurous approach to life and to love, making this a hot and passionate union.

Luck maker

Don’t burn your bridges

One of the most effective ways to avoid bad luck is to have as few enemies as possible.

People born on January 9 tend to be fast-acting, thinking and feeling. They want to rise to the top and will do what it takes to get them there. In both their work and their home life they strive for nothing but the best. They demand high standards from both themselves and others, and they detest mediocrity with a passion. Yet because January 9 people place a high value on initiative and their personal freedom, they often prefer to work or forge ahead alone rather than in a group.

So focused are January 9 people on striving that they rarely take time to savor their achievements or even the present moment; they find it particularly hard to relax or switch off. It is of great importance for them to have a partner, friend or even a pet to help them unwind and take themselves and their goals a little less seriously. Typically around the age of forty-two, sometimes sooner, their sensitivity toward others and their inner life becomes more prominent.

January 9 people are amazingly good at overcoming obstacles and difficulties, and can bounce back from almost anything. However in the process of recovery they can also manifest a ruthless side. If knocked down they will claw their way back by whatever means are available, even if that means upsetting trusted friends along the way and making enemies. They need to learn that one of the secrets of success is not to have enemies. Anger, sometimes violent anger, is often their first response, but if they can remain a little more detached and learn some objectivity they will discover that there are always other ways of dealing with a frustrating situation.

Totally fearless, those born on this day have an abundance of admirable qualities. If they can learn to listen to their conscience and strive to maintain balance as hard as they strive to attain success, there is nothing to stop them enjoying the liberating benefits of a purposeful life that sparkles with happiness and excitement.

On the dark side

Ruthless, mistrustful, reckless

At your best

Ambitious, forceful, resilient

Love Ardent lovers

People born on January 9 are passionate and ardent lovers. They are forceful and energetic, and need a partner who can understand and keep up with their physical energy. They are also extremely idealistic about relationships and believe in having a soul mate. Family is also extremely important for people born on this day and they are capable of making enormous sacrifice for those they love.

Health Take more time out

Because they tend to drive themselves so hard, those born on this day are prone to stress, fatigue and a lowered immune system. In other words, if they don’t take care of themselves they can lose a lot of time to poor health and infection. It is essential that they take regular time out and eat a healthy and balanced diet to ensure they are getting all the nutrients they need to stay strong and healthy. As far as exercise is concerned, gentle exercise is recommended as they can be fatally attracted to extreme and dangerous sports. They may be reluctant to take a gentle daily workout or even go on holiday, but both are essential for them to help restore balance in their lives. A cup of lemon balm herbal tea will help promote digestion and induce calm.

Career Born experimenters

The need to progress means that these people need jobs that promise advancement, variety or excitement. If they are drawn to business, they may be interested in marketing or advertising. Other careers that can attract them include politics, the media, the arts or any job that involves plenty of travel and challenge. Astronomy and computer programming may hold particular appeal. They may well experiment with a variety of careers until they settle in and excel in their chosen vocation.

Destiny To break through barriers

Ambitious and driven, people born on this day lead by example, showing others that going that extra mile really can make a difference. Once they have learned to focus more on the present moment than the future reward, their destiny is to break through outmoded ways of behavior and in the process strive to make the world a better place.

Power Thought

“ I have a peaceful and calming heart and soul”

January 9

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Capricorn

Ruling planet: Saturn, the teacher

Symbol: The Horned Goat

Birth date ruler: Mars, the warrior

Tarot card: The Hermit (inner strength)

Favorable numbers: 1, 9

Lucky days: Saturday and Tuesday, especially when these days fall on 1 and 9 of the month

Lucky colors: Black, gray, bright red

Birthstone: Garnet