January 16 Birthday Personality: Satisfaction


Your greatest challenge is…

learning to feel that you are good enough

The way forward is…

to be grateful for what you have achieved so far and to focus on what is good about your life right now.

You’re drawn to people born on…

February 20 to March 20

You share worldly ambition and a need for debate and this can create a stimulating and creative union.

Luck maker

Be your own hero

By improving the picture you have of yourself in your mind you can dramatically change your luck for the better.

Those born on January 16 love the idea of successfully completing projects to the best of their ability. They have great organizational skills and it gives them enormous satisfaction and fulfillment to see a job well done. Although satisfactory completion is their goal, it is important for them not to become overly critical or negative about themselves or others when results are not as good as expected.

January 16 people prefer structure, routine and certainty to variation and uncertainty, as they believe it will increase their chances of accomplishing tasks or projects. Paradoxically, though, when their lives become too structured they can become restless and prone to risk-taking or attempting impossible challenges or goals.

Even though they are often highly valued and admired, when things don’t go according to plan they can become over-anxious about their future direction, or prone to the belief that they can never live up to their own expectations. It’s possible that in childhood great things were expected of them by their parents and this created a tendency toward introspection and living in the future; if allowed to develop to its extreme, this can lead to feelings of inferiority and despair. They need to understand that they are destined for success, but driving themselves and others into the ground in the process is not necessarily the right approach. Once they have learned to value what they do have, they will discover that the satisfaction they crave comes not just from a job well done but from within and from close personal relationships.

Typically around the age of thirty-five, often sooner, they reach a turningpoint that emphasizes the importance of being more in touch with their emotions and the present moment. Above all, they must not settle for fear and uncertainty about what may happen in the future because within them is the strength they need to deal with setbacks; once they can view their mistakes not as failures but as opportunities to learn and grow, they have the potential for an extraordinary life.

On the dark side

Irresponsible, dissatisfied, anxious

At your best

Responsible, insightful, thorough

Love Actions speak louder than words

Those born on January 16 can have trouble admitting to their feelings. They prefer to show their love to partners, family and friends by doing things, helping out, encouraging or buying small gifts every so often. There is also a side to them which longs for freedom and is prone to irresponsible behavior. They need to find a partner to whom they feel comfortable opening up and who can give them both the security and the freedom they need to be the caring, loyal and generous lover they can be.

Health Kick-start

People born on this day can become lazy or complacent about their health, and their energy levels may slump as a result. They need to eat regular meals and snacks to keep them going at full speed ahead. Energetic forms of exercise are recommended, as is a diet low in sugar, processed and refined food, and full of energy-boosting nutrient-rich vegetables and whole grains. They also need to make sure they have around eight hours’ sleep a night; any more than this will have the opposite effect and make them feel lethargic. Drinking green tea (instead of black tea, tea with milk, or coffee) will give them an instant energy boost.

Career Born managers

In the world of business, these people make excellent managers or troubleshooters and their systematic approach to life also makes them great organizers, accountants and administrators. Publishing and law are also careers that appeal to them, as well as careers that involve dealing with the public, such as sales, personal relations or teaching. They may also find outlets for their emotional expression in music or the arts.

Destiny To help others do things the right way

The life path of people born on this day is to communicate to others the importance of doing things the right way and the satisfaction that can be gained from seeing tasks through to the end. Their destiny is to leave the world not just a tidier but a happier place.

Power Thought

“Happiness is available to me now”

January 16

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Capricorn

Ruling planet: Saturn, the teacher

Symbol: The Horned Goat

Birth date ruler: Neptune, the speculator

Tarot card: The Tower (breakthrough)

Favorable numbers: 7, 8

Lucky days: Saturday and Monday, especially when these days fall on 7 and 8 of the month

Lucky colors: Brown, blue

Birthstone: Garnet