July 17 Birthday Personality: The Master

The Master

Your greatest challenge is…

to stop procrastinating

The way forward is…

to understand that not moving forward with your life is the same as moving backward.

You’re drawn to people born on…

December 22 to January 20

You share a passion for knowledge and a desire for stability, and this can create an intense and fulfilling union.

Luck maker

Think big

Lucky people are realistic, using their common sense when setting goals, but they are never satisfied with just getting by. So break your limitations by thinking big and believing you can achieve big things.

People born on July 17 strive to rise to the very top in their chosen field and to have others acknowledge their mastery. Their independence, confidence and discipline make them extremely capable workers in whatever task they undertake, and they often greatly impress others with their focus, tenacity and professionalism.

Tending to present a serious, sometimes harsh face to the world, within their chosen sphere they are, however, passionate and creative; to those who know them well they have a wacky sense of humor. With a tendency to focus their energies on money and material concerns, they may end up in careers or situations that waste their talents. It is important, therefore, that they pay great attention to their choice of career as they will not find true fulfillment until they devote themselves to something that inspires them or speaks to their principles. They may also be guilty of procrastination. Although they are extremely good at working their way patiently up to the top, sometimes their rate of progress is so slow that it is detrimental to their creativity. They need to find the courage to speak up for themselves so that their talents can be exposed and given the recognition they deserve.

Until the age of thirty-six they are likely to win the respect of their associates and acquaintances with their confident, cool efficiency. After the age of thirty-seven, sometimes sooner, when there are opportunities for them to become more practical and discriminating, it is important that they direct their efforts toward gaining recognition for their creativity as well, so that well-deserved promotion does not pass them by.

If they make sure that their self-sufficiency does not make them seem unapproachable, they will be well on track to attain the targets they set for themselves without forfeiting the goodwill of others. They may also find that although their wish to have others acknowledge their mastery is granted, they find greater happiness and pleasure from their ability to bring cheer and inspiration to others with their generosity and creativity.

On the dark side

Serious, isolated, procrastinating

At your best

Self-sufficient, ambitious, capable

Love A special, close link

People born on July 17 tend to be quite traditional when it comes to affairs of the heart but they may also be tempted to have secret love affairs. They need a very special, close link with their partners and are attracted to independent, intelligent and creative thinkers like themselves. Although they can be warm and loving, they need to be careful that the image they present is not so self-sufficient that others feel they won’t be needed.

Health Don’t crawl into your shell

People born on this day give the appearance of great self-sufficiency and they are likely to take care of their physical health by eating well and getting enough exercise. They do, however, need to pay greater attention to their emotional and psychological health. If they don’t get to know themselves better they may find that their so-called independence shatters when they encounter setbacks, challenges and disappointments in life, and that instead of being resilient and upbeat they crawl into a shell of negativity and anxiety. It is therefore extremely important for them to devote more time to self-development, challenging negative thinking and building their self-esteem. Meditation, yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy and counseling are all recommended, as is spending more time relaxing with friends and loved ones. Wearing, meditating on and surrounding themselves with the color orange will increase feelings of warmth, security and enjoyment.

Career Born newscasters

These people are multi-talented with outstanding potential to acquire knowledge in whatever career they choose; they may be drawn to careers in management, law, sales, promotion, and politics. Alternatively they may choose to develop their creative side and talent with the spoken or written word in drama, education, writing, journalism, lecturing, or the media.

Destiny To inform, entertain or inspire others

The life path of people born on this day is to put more effort into their own creativity. Once they stop trying so hard to win people’s respect, their destiny is to inform, entertain or inspire others.

Power Thought

“I trust life to be wonderful. There are wonderful things ahead of me”

July 17

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Cancer

Ruling planet: Moon, the intuitive

Symbol: The Crab

Birth date ruler: Saturn, the teacher

Tarot card: The Star (hope)

Favorable numbers: 6, 8

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

Lucky colors: Cream, maroon, brown

Birthstone: Pearl