May 08 Birthday Personality: The Irresistible Messenger

The Irresistible Messenger

Your greatest challenge is…

listening to alternative viewpoints

The way forward is…

to understand that by listening to what people have to say, you earn their trust and respect.

You’re drawn to people born on…

December 22 to January 20

You both desire loyalty, commitment and trust, and this can create a happy and fulfilling union.

Luck maker

Walk in someone else’s shoes

Take a look at the world from the point of view of someone different. Lucky people understand that, however much you know, there is always more to learn.

People born on May 8 are strong-willed individuals who rarely back down. They are totally dedicated to their ideals, often stepping forward as spokesperson for a group. Their extraordinary self-belief is so irresistible that others find it impossible not to be moved or inspired by their message.

They will typically possess powerful convictions, striving to promote these as persuasively as possible. When they are particularly impassioned, they may sometimes come across as too forceful, judgmental and harsh. Diplomacy isn’t one of their strengths but they have the potential to be excellent communicators. Once they have learned the art of getting their message over using gentle persuasion, they instinctively understand and successfully exploit the value of converting rather than alienating others.

Although their conviction earns them the admiration of others, it can also make people slightly afraid of them. But underneath their tough exterior lies a gentle, caring and generous side which—as they tend to regard any kind of vulnerability as a weakness—they will only reveal to their nearest and dearest. It is important for them to understand that strength and power can be found in gentleness. They can sometimes be too strong willed and serious, and often need to be more flexible and take a lighter approach. Between the ages of thirteen and forty-three there will be many opportunities for them to discover their playful side as there is an emphasis on communication and diversification. After the age of forty-three they will focus on emotional connections with others, and again, if they can learn to lighten up, happiness and fulfillment are within easy reach.

With an innate appreciation of beauty, they will often feel a strong connection with the natural world or their immediate man-made surroundings. They may therefore devote themselves to environmental concerns, to preserving historical buildings or simply to improving their homes or local neighborhood. Wherever they decide to devote their energies, the art of diplomacy will make it easier for them to realize their ambitions.

On the dark side

Judgmental, harsh, tough

At your best

Outspoken, caring, persuasive

Love Faithful and true

People born on May 8 tend to be very faithful partners. Love is a serious business for them, but to keep the flame of passion alive they need to learn that love should also be a laughing matter. They need to be careful that they don’t end up with someone who is weaker than them because they are at their happiest and best when they are in a committed relationship with someone who is their equal.

Health Go green

People born on this day tend to have strong views about health and wellbeing, and will often challenge the wisdom of conventional medicine, preferring to self-medicate with supplements and herbs. Although this approach can work wonders for them, they need to remain open to the possibility of seeking advice from their doctor if they do fall seriously ill, as independence and will-power are not miracle cures. As far as diet is concerned, they need to make sure they eat at least five or six meals and snacks a day instead of three larger meals, as this will keep their energy levels constant and their minds alert. Regular exercise is also a must, as long as they don’t punish themselves with grueling regimes, keeping the emphasis on recreation and fun. Listening to music and wearing the color green will be extremely therapeutic for them.

Career Born conservationists

These people possess the charisma and persuasive skills to excel in careers in promotion, negotiation and sales. They may also be drawn to sales, publishing, advertising, law, politics, real estate, farming, and conservation work. Their strong leadership qualities also suit them to management, and their creativity may well draw them to music, writing, radio, and movies, as well as design and architecture.

Destiny To be the spokesperson for their cause

The life path of people born on this day is to learn to be more diplomatic in the expression of their ideas. Once they have learned to be gentle in their approach to others, their destiny is to be the spokesperson for their cause, neighborhood or generation.

Power Thought

“Love and understanding can answer all my questions”

May 8

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Taurus

Ruling planet: Venus, the lover

Symbol: The Bull

Birth date ruler: Saturn, the teacher

Tarot card: Strength (passion)

Favorable numbers: 4,8

Lucky days: Friday and Saturday, especially when these days fall on 4 and 8 of the month

Lucky colors: Lavender, claret, green

Birthstone: Emerald