July 22 Birthday Personality: Brave Compulsion

Brave Compulsion

Your greatest challenge is…

learning from your mistakes

The way forward is…

to understand that making mistakes is an essential ingredient for success, helping you learn, grow and fine-tune your approach.

You’re drawn to people born on…

January 21 to February 19

You approach life differently but if you learn from each other this can be an extremely compatible relationship.

Luck maker

Pay attention to the details

Although lucky people never lose sight of the bigger picture, they also understand the importance of the details. It is these that often make the difference between something average and something of outstanding quality.

People born on July 22 are action orientated. They want to see progress, not talk about it. Although this compulsion to act can lead them into difficulties, it can also make them remarkable inovators.

In addition to their sharp intellect and prodigious physical and emotional energy, these people possess great sensitivity and creativity, although they sometimes take action without having fully thought through the potential consequences. However, when disaster strikes they are masters at coping with the often messy and complicated results. This is because from an early age they have realized the importance of self-sufficiency and have become extremely resilient as a result. Because they are impulse driven and action orientated, their lives will often fluctuate between periods of great success and periods of great disappointment, but so powerful are their self-belief and desire to win through that they never consider giving up.

One big problem for them is their refusal to acknowledge their own shortcomings. While their belief in the indestructibility of the human spirit is commendable, they don’t take into account their vulnerabilities and the warning signs of potential problems. They may also have problems handling their anger and frustration, and this can manifest in controlling, dictatorial behavior or in repression with dangerous outbursts of rage. Until the age of twenty-nine there is an emphasis on creativity and sociability; during these years they need to make sure that they learn from both their failures and their successes. After the age of thirty there are opportunities for them to become more analytical, methodical and orderly. It is important for their psychological growth that they take advantage of these opportunities because attention to the details is the key to their success.

Above all, these people are natural optimists and, even though their actions can sometimes wear others out, their brave compulsion to re-energize and challenge themselves marks them out as inspirational leaders and survivors in their chosen fields.

On the dark side

Reckless, moody, inflexible

At your best

Bold, exciting, visionary

Love Spot the warning signs

People born on July 22 can be incredibly charming and as a result they are rarely short of friends and admirers. Settling into a long-term relationship may initially be difficult as there is an emphasis on emotional fluctuations and love affairs, but once they do find someone they want to commit to they can be loyal and caring. Their ideal partner will be someone who can recognize the warning signs when they are pushing themselves too hard and can encourage them to unwind.

Health Self-awareness is key

It is important for people born on this day to get in touch with their emotions because lack of self-knowledge or self-awareness is a potential problem that could make them push themselves too hard or devote themselves to causes and people they are not suited to. Counseling or therapy may be helpful but they would also benefit from regular periods of rest, quiet and relaxation. As far as diet is concerned they should avoid drinking too much coffee and should experiment with herbal teas instead, such as chamomile which can ease stress and promote relaxation. Moderate to mild exercise is recommended, as are a no-working-at-weekends rule and regular holidays. Wearing, meditating on and surrounding themselves with the color yellow will boost their confidence and self-awareness.

Career Born chefs

Their varied gifts give these people the potential to succeed in a variety of careers, but their creativity makes them particularly suited to artistic or technical pursuits in which they can take a leadership position. Other careers that might appeal include sales, diplomacy politics, education, art, theater, writing, fashion, interior design, music, catering, cookery engineering, counseling, and childcare.

Destiny To combine patience and discipline with courage and vision

The life path of people born on this day is to learn from their mistakes and turn their weaknesses into strengths. Once they are more careful in their approach, their destiny is to show others that great things can be achieved when patience and discipline are combined with courage and vision.

Power Thought

“I draw strength, wisdom and inspiration from the stillness within me”

July 22

Signs & symbols

Sun signs: Cancer/Leo

Ruling planets: Moon, the intuitive/Sun, the individual

Symbols: The Crab/The Lion

Birth date ruler: Uranus, the visionary

Tarot card: The Fool (freedom)

Favorable numbers: 2, 4

Lucky days: Monday and Sunday, especially when these days fall on 2 and 4 of the month

Lucky colors: Gold, purple, cream

Birthstone: Pearl