January 10 Birthday Personality: The Realist

The Realist

Your greatest challenge is…

showing your true feelings

The way forward is…

to tell yourself that vulnerability is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength.

You’re drawn to people born on…

July 24 to August 23

You share a passion for directness and a love of the unconventional; this can create a stimulating and intense bond.

Luck maker

Pay others compliments more often

The more you can make others feel good about themselves, the more impressed they are likely to be by you.

People born on January 10 are a force to be reckoned with. They feel an irresistible urge to speak their mind at all times. As a result they are highly valued by others for their honesty and for their realistic assessment of a situation. They are never afraid to support an unconventional viewpoint and to champion the underdog.

Those born on this day tell it like it is, and this quality can bring them success and admiration, taking them to the very top. On the downside, their inability to sugarcoat or dress up the truth can on occasion upset people around them, stopping them advancing as fast in life as their more diplomatic peers. The trouble with the straight-shooting approach is that it doesn’t take into account the possibility of hope, and so January 10 people can sometimes come across as grumpy. This isn’t, however, a fair reflection of their personality. They are neither negative people nor are they unhappy; they just see things the way they are, warts and all. Typically around the age of forty-one, often sooner, they become more emotionally sensitive to the needs of others.

Although the no-nonsense approach of people born on this day can shock others on first contact, in the long term people often find their clear-sighted approach very refreshing; in times of crisis or uncertainty people will seek advice from people born on this day. Although more than happy to take on this role—as the respect of others is important for them—the very same qualities that earned them respect from others can also create distance as they may find it hard to empathize with people less able to cope with change and the ups and downs of life. Once they begin to understand that not everyone is as clear-sighted as they are, and that a gentle approach can help them achieve their objectives more effectively, people born on this day discover that not only can they earn the lasting loyalty of others, they also have the ability to make a powerful impact on the world around them.

On the dark side

Tactless, jealous, distant

At your best

Honest, direct, accepting

Love Not a closed book

There is a tendency for those born on January 10 to come across as a bit of a closed book. Lack of trust in others can make them act in a controlling, jealous and sometimes unfaithful manner. Material considerations can also become too important a factor in close relationships. However, when they find a lover who sees the generosity and vulnerability behind their pride and their rough and ready exterior, they can be sensual and passionate lovers.

Health Stay flexible

The tough, hardy exterior of people born on this day can manifest in health problems associated with rigidity, such as backache, arthritis, poor circulation and so on. They need to find an energetic physical outlet such as squash, aerobics or rock climbing; yoga or stretching for flexibility can help temper their strength with calmness. A healthy diet and plenty of fresh air and sunshine are also recommended, as these will help keep them feeling physically and emotionally light. If they find themselves feeling sad for no apparent reason, a bergamot-scented candle can help lift their mood. Wearing, meditating on and surrounding themselves with the color orange will encourage them to be more spontaneous.

Career Born troubleshooters

Careers in which they can solve problems for others or troubleshoot have great appeal for these people; for example, building, construction or computer programming. If attracted to the arts, financial rewards will be important; they will go for big-business ideas rather than specialist niches and they are also likely to excel in careers that offer good financial return, such as management, advertising and promotion. Their unconventional flair may lead them to explore the unknown; space tourist travel may have particular appeal.

Destiny To bring others closer to the truth

The life path of people born on this day is to bring others closer to the truth with their honest and realistic assessment of situations. Their destiny is to make an impact on others and the world they live in with their spirited determination and no-fuss approach to problem solving.

Power Thought

“Today, I will see something positive in all situations”

January 10

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Capricorn

Ruling planet: Saturn, the teacher

Symbol: The Horned Goat

Birth date ruler: Sun, the individual

Tarot card: The Wheel of Fortune (change)

Favorable numbers: 1, 2

Lucky days: Saturday and Sunday, especially when these days fall on 1 and 2 of the month

Lucky colors: Black, Bombay brown, orange

Birthstone: Garnet