January 11 Birthday Personality: The Expert Assessor

The Expert Assessor

Your greatest challenge is…

coping with feeling powerless to change things

The way forward is…

to understand that you can only change the things that you can. When a situation can’t be changed, you need to have faith and learn to let go.

You’re drawn to people born on…

June 22 to July 23

You share a passion for helping others and for social justice, and this creates an enduring bond.

Luck maker

Give others the benefit of the doubt

If you think the best of others they are more likely to fulfill that expectation.

Those born on January 11 have a natural talent for assessing every situation and measuring everyone they meet. They find little difficulty in discarding what isn’t needed and see to the heart of people and situations, judging them according to their own very high standards. When the formidable powers of perception of people born on this day are combined with their great intelligence, this results in individuals who are outstanding decision makers.

Underlying this talent for assessment is a strong sense of justice that always strives to be fair. They feel compelled to do the right thing in life and to pass judgment but sometimes they can have problems distinguishing what the right thing or judgment is for them and what the right thing is for others. As a result they can easily convince themselves into thinking that they need to take responsibility for everyone and everything; this is when problems can start, as it can lead to domineering or controlling behavior and the belief that their word really is the law.

It is important for people born on this day to learn to pronounce their opinions less forcibly so that they do not offend those who do not share their point of view. This won’t always be easy, but alongside their inflexibility there is also a very caring and compassionate nature. If they can tap more into that, they will begin to understand that it is not just their right, but everybody’s right, to have a difference of opinion. Typically around the age of forty, often sooner, their emotional sensitivity becomes stronger and they develop a more powerful inner life.

Those born on this day place high standards on others but they place even higher standards upon themselves. Because they have the courage and determination to live up to these standards, they often do find themselves in the very position they crave: that of the judgment maker. Others will seek them out for advice, judgment and, when they learn to be a little less inflexible, inspiration.

On the dark side

Dominating, stubborn, superior

At your best

Balanced, objective, fair

Love Loyal and devoted

Once people born on January 11 find a partner who can stimulate their mind or inspire them creatively, they are extremely loyal and devoted. Although relating comes naturally to them, they can at times be reluctant to open up emotionally. There is also a danger that they can take on too much responsibility for the relationship; they need to learn sometimes to stand back, open their heart and let their partner take the lead.

Health Take care of their own needs

These people need to be extremely careful that they don’t suffer from compassion overload, by wearing themselves out caring for others or fighting for their rights. They need to learn to let go every now and again and to care for their own needs, both physical and emotional. When it comes to diet, they need to avoid anything restrictive or excessive and enjoy a balanced and varied diet; perhaps with a multi-vitamin and mineral to guard against nutritional deficiencies. They should also make sure they get regular, gentle exercise. Burning candles scented with cypress, clary sage, jasmine, coriander, cloves or sandalwood and wearing, meditating or surrounding themselves with the color silver should help them feel more secure and at peace.

Career Born helpers

People born on this day are drawn toward careers where they can help others. Their compassion means that they excel in education, teaching or careers working with children or students, counseling or psychology. They may also be drawn to careers in research in which they can use their sharp, incisive mind, or careers in which they can fight injustice, such as politics, social work, law or even the clergy. They also make fine alternative therapists and astrologers, and their skill in communication suggests a knack for writing, music and the arts.

Destiny To help others turn dreams into reality

Once they have learned to develop compassion and sensitivity toward the weaknesses of others, the life path of people born on this day is to fight injustice in the world and right wrongs. By so doing they will discover their destiny, which is to help others turn hopes and dreams into practical reality.

Power Thought

“Today I will take it easy on myself and everyone else”

January 11

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Capricorn

Ruling planet: Saturn, the teacher

Symbol: The Horned Goat

Birth date ruler: Moon, the intuitive

Tarot card: Justice (discernment)

Favorable numbers: 2, 3

Lucky days: Saturday and Monday, especially when these days fall on 2 and 3 of the month

Lucky colors: Black, doe brown, silvery white

Birthstone: Garnet