May 09 Birthday Personality: The Activist

The Activist

Your greatest challenge is…

dealing with your anger

The way forward is…

to understand what triggers your anger and have a plan ready to counteract it.

You’re drawn to people born on…

October 24 to November 22

You are both brave and true individuals with a positive disposition, and this can create a supportive and passionate relationship.

Luck maker

Turn regret into resolve

Your luck-making potential is strongest when you are compelled by guilt, and a need to pay back and set things right. So resolve any guilt you have by making a positive difference.

People born on May 9 may appear calm and steady on the surface, but to those who know them well they radiate energy and drive. They possess a clear-cut sense of morality and fair play, and are compelled to place themselves in the role of reformer, protester or activist if they witness any kind of injustice or abuse.

Above all, their desire is to be a support to those who are less fortunate or to play a part in highlighting their cause or reversing their fortunes. Occasionally, they have such a strong sense of honor that they seem to belong to a more civilized age. When responding to a humanitarian cause or championing the rights of the oppressed, they draw on their powers of compassion, steadfastness and courage which may have developed as a result of hardships or difficulties they have struggled to overcome in their past, perhaps in their childhood or teenage years. Until the age of forty-two there is an emphasis on sudden changes of direction and this may involve learning through struggle and setback; but after the age of forty-three life tends to get easier for them and they can concentrate on security, both emotional and financial.

Because people born on this day are so committed to their progressive visions, they can find it hard to forgive the failings of others, expecting them to live up to their own lofty standards. When they do experience disappointment or disillusionment at home or at work, they can astonish with their sudden flashes of temper. It is important for them to learn to manage their anger, because all the support and respect their charisma, focus and persuasive power may have gathered can vanish in an instant when their temperamental tendencies surge to the fore.

Once they learn to be more flexible and to respond in more constructive ways when they see something that upsets them, their success, and more important to them the success of the ideals they believe in, are virtually guaranteed.

On the dark side

Temperamental, unforgiving, naïve

At your best

Ethical, honorable, fair

Love For life

The charismatic individuals with strong convictions born on May 9 are never short of admirers. When they fall in love, however, it is for life, even if the relationship runs its course. They are fiercely protective of their partner and extremely generous and tactile but they need to make sure they take into account their partner’s feelings and don’t become too domineering.

Health Self-control

People born on this day have temperamental tendencies and they need to make sure that this does not cause them to suffer injuries or stress-induced disorders such as fatigue and headaches. Self-control and learning to be more tolerant of the weaknesses and vulnerabilities of others will enhance all areas of their health. As far as diet is concerned, they should monitor their intake of sugar and alcohol, ensuring that they eat little and often to avoid bloodsugar imbalances and mood swings. Moderate to mild exercise is recommended, in particular non-competitive activities such as walking or dancing. They would also benefit greatly from mind-body therapies such as yoga, meditation and tai chi. Wearing, meditating on or surrounding themselves with the color blue will encourage them to be more objective and to stay cool, calm and in control.

Career Born politicians

These people have all the qualities they need to excel in careers in politics, law, acting, and the caring professions. Their undoubted charm could draw them toward people-orientated careers, such as promotions and sales and marketing, and their natural business sense and leadership could draw them toward management or to working for themselves.

Destiny To inspire others with their passion and commitment

The life path of people born on this day is to learn to manage their emotions successfully. Once they are able to distance themselves emotionally from situations that provoke their anger, their destiny is to lead or inspire others with their passion and commitment.

Power Thought

“I am ready to release myself from the habit of criticism”

May 9

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Taurus

Ruling planet: Venus, the lover

Symbol: The Bull

Birth date ruler: Mars, the warrior

Tarot card: The Hermit (inner strength)

Favorable numbers: 5,9

Lucky days: Friday and Tuesday, especially when these days fall on 5 and 9 of the month

Lucky colors: Lavender, red, green

Birthstone: Emerald