July 12 Birthday Personality: The Subtle Initiator

The Subtle Initiator

Your greatest challenge is…

accepting you may be wrong

The way forward is…

to understand that truly great leaders are truly great because they have learned to adjust their opinions if life gives them reason to do so.

You’re drawn to people born on…

October 24 to November 22

You are both sensitive and intense, and this can be a deep and intimate relationship.

Luck maker

Think like a mirror

A mirror doesn’t judge or give advice. It reflects. Sometimes people just need to be heard, and mirroring their words back to them makes them feel that they are understood.

Those born on July 12 are characterized by their dualistic nature. On the one hand, they are profoundly empathetic and gentle creatures keenly sensitive to the emotions of those around them; on the other, they possess a compelling urge to initiate and direct the actions of others. Although these two aspects seem to conflict, they both stem from their intense altruism.

It’s a mistake to dismiss these people as a pushover, because they hold profound convictions and refuse to redefine them. Their loyalty isn’t limited to their convictions; they are a steadfast and generous friend, although their tendency to try and orchestrate the lives of others can become annoying. Sometimes they plant their suggestions in such a subtle way that other people will believe that they themselves have originated them. As a result they often have a powerful influence over others; the key to their success is whether they decide to exert this influence in a positive way that encourages others to grow independently, or in a negative way that fosters dependence.

They are such insightful and capable individuals that they will often step in without giving others a chance to get involved; this can earn them a reputation for being controlling, difficult and stubborn. However, if they can learn occasionally to take a step back and give others a turn they will find that their chances of success and happiness increase. This isn’t to say they should hide their talents. It’s just that they are such strong-willed individuals that there’s a tendency for others to be guided rather than inspired by them.

Until the age of forty there will be many opportunities for them to demonstrate their creativity and strong convictions. After the age of forty-one they may become more pragmatic and discerning. As long as they ensure that they nurture others without smothering them this is the period when these empathetic but progressive individuals will do what they do best: initiate action that ensures the welfare of others and by so doing make their own special mark.

On the dark side

Stubborn, controlling, difficult

At your best

Persuasive, capable, disciplined

Love Who takes the lead?

Romantic partners who let people born on July 12 take the lead will appeal at first, but for a relationship to be successful in the long term it would be far more exciting and better for them to find someone who is their equal. Staying spontaneous and independent is the key to developing their inner power while still enjoying loving relationships.

Health Personal organizer

One of the best things people born on this day can do for their health is to organize their lives so that there is enough time for regular health check-ups, a daily exercise routine, and buying, cooking and preparing healthy fresh food. This is because they tend to lose themselves in their work and projects, and their health suffers as a result. They would also benefit from regular periods of peace and solitude where they can get in touch with their own feelings instead of constantly focusing on the feelings and concerns of others. An ideal way for them to relax would be to soak up the scent in an aromatherapy bath. One drop of juniper oil should do the trick. Wearing the color orange will also attract more positive people and influences into their lives.

Career Born advisors

These people don’t like to follow the herd so they may prefer to work alone. Apart from national and civil politics or social work, other career choices might include writing, counseling, education, and all forms of advice-giving, such as sales, negotiation and promotion. Their excellent communication skills and sharp mind indicate tremendous potential to achieve, although they do need to avoid scattering their energies in self-doubt.

Destiny To lead, guide, advise, and inspire others

The life path of people born on this day is to learn to trust and let go as far as their relationships with others are concerned. Once they are able to manage their urge to take control, their destiny is to lead, guide, advise, and inspire others.

Power Thought

“I am relaxed, self-confident and serene”

July 12

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Cancer

Ruling planet: Moon, the intuitive

Symbol: The Crab

Birth date ruler: Jupiter, the philosopher

Tarot card: The Hanged Man (reflection)

Favorable numbers: 1, 3

Lucky days: Monday and Thursday, especially when these days fall on 1 and 3 of the month

Lucky colors: White, purple, blue

Birthstone: Pearl