July 08 Birthday Personality: Mysterious Pragmatism

Mysterious Pragmatism

Your greatest challenge is…

learning to switch off or relax

The way forward is…

to understand that regular down time is an essential ingredient for success, as it allows you to recharge your batteries and come back refreshed and re-energized.

You’re drawn to people born on…

April 21 to May 21

You are both sensual, passionate individuals who need security and honesty, and this can be a stunning match.

Luck maker

Take a natural break

When you feel pressured and tense, you block your chances of luck. A good way to calm your mind is to take a walk in the park or escape the city for a few hours.

People tend to admire those born on July 8 for their impressive pragmatism, fixity of purpose and dynamic energy but the admiration they earn tends to be more of the respectful, awed variety rather than that born of affection. Such is their strength of will and uncompromising determination that they will stop at nothing to achieve their progressive aims.

They are often strong willed and motivated by the desire to make their mark on the world, tending to devote themselves to one single purpose and stick with it through thick and thin. Sometimes this one-track approach backfires, but more often than not they invest their time and energy wisely, bringing them considerable financial success. This sense of purpose can be so strong that it overrides their sense of right and wrong, so it is crucial for them to decide what their principles are and stick to them.

Despite their steadiness and fixity of purpose they are anything but an open book. Quite the opposite; they will often remain a mystery even to those closest to them. Of the many reasons for this one may be that they may have grown up never feeling quite good enough; because of this they may have grown emotionally defensive and doubly determined to achieve success in their career and relationships. This determination may lead to controlling or domineering behavior whenever they feel threatened or vulnerable. It is therefore important for their psychological growth that they get in touch with their emotions.

After the age of fifteen there are opportunities for them to use their talents and skills in a more confident way but they should ensure their driving interests don’t alienate those closest to them. After the age of forty-four practical considerations become more important and these are the years when they are capable of achieving great things professionally and personally. If they can become more aware of the forceful influence they have on others they can earn not just the respect but also the loyalty and affection of those they live and work with.

On the dark side

Defensive, dark, smothering

At your best

Steady, responsible, driven

Love Sincere concern

People born on July 8 often have a wide circle of friends. In relationships they make devoted partners willing to make great sacrifices for those they love. Though others may appreciate their sincere concern there may also be times when they resent their interference. It is important for them not to treat their partners as children because it will block passion and spontaneity in the relationship.

Health Get up and move

People born on this day have controlling tendencies and may prefer to sit on the sidelines guiding and directing others rather than getting their hands dirty. As a result they may neglect physical exercise, so they should ensure that they get up and move about more in their daily lives, not sitting for long periods at their desk or in their favorite armchair. In addition to becoming more active in their daily lives, they should sign up for three or more vigorous exercise sessions every week to work off some of their pent-up energy. As far as diet is concerned, they should take a more active interest in buying, cooking and preparing food rather than just expecting it to be served. Wearing, meditating on and surrounding themselves with the colors pink or green will restore natural healing and balance, and inspire harmony in others.

Career Born scientists

These people have the imagination and tenacity to excel in scientific or commercial careers, as well as in artistic careers that require detailed preparation and research. They may also be drawn to business management, teaching and counseling, or to work that is of benefit to the community. Alternatively, they may prefer to be self-employed.

Destiny To influence and improve the lives of others

The life path of people born on this day is to understand that their priorities may not always be the same as everyone else’s. Once they have learned to place equal value on their own interests and the concerns of those close to them, their destiny is to implement their progressive aims and improve the lives of others in the process.

Power Thought

“I am a human being, not a human doing”

July 8

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Cancer

Ruling planet: Moon, the intuitive

Symbol: The Crab

Birth date ruler: Saturn, the teacher

Tarot card: Strength (passion)

Favorable numbers: 6, 8

Lucky days: Monday and Saturday, especially when these days fall on 6 and 8 of the month

Lucky colors: Cream, chocolate brown, white

Birthstone: Pearl