May 12 Birthday Personality: Lucidity


Your greatest challenge is…

to be tactful when expressing your opinions

The way forward is…

to understand that people generally respond better to you when you make them feel good about themselves.

You’re drawn to people born on…

November 23 to December 21

You share a passion for information and adventure, and this can create a playful and intense union.

Luck maker

Be generous with your compliments

Lucky people know how to pay compliments. Compliments that are sincere make other people feel good; when people feel good they are more likely to want to help you.

People born on May 12 may appear steady and sensible on first acquaintance but past the small-talk stage a witty and engaging person emerges. In fact, their wealth of intelligent perspectives often takes other people by surprise.

They have tremendous energy and will-power and although they do not necessarily seek leadership, they often find themselves promoted to that position because of their hard work and dedication. Independent and self-assured but also easy to approach, they inspire confidence in the people they live and work with. They are also extremely observant and their well-honed critical faculties can work to their advantage. Although they use humor and the element of surprise to question and challenge conventional thinking, this can degenerate into criticism and sarcasm. They do need to learn to curb their biting observations and avoid alienating those close to them.

Until the age of thirty-nine there is an emphasis on study and developing their communication skills; during this time they should learn to soften their sharp tongue with humor. After the age of forty they perceive the importance of home and the need to care emotionally for themselves, as well as others. During these years they need to show their generous side by highlighting the strengths of others as well as their weaknesses, and by praising as much as they criticize. Once they understand that the more they give, the more they get back, there is nothing to stop them reaching for their dreams.

When it comes to their own ideas and dreams, however, there is a tendency for these people to be reticent. As a result, others may sense something in them that always remains distant and a mystery. There is nothing wrong with keeping a part of themselves private; the only danger is that by not revealing what they think and criticizing what others think, others may accuse them of only finding problems and not solutions. This, however, is unjust as they have a unique perspective on the world that has tremendous potential to motivate and inspire others with its expansive optimism.

On the dark side

Sarcastic, difficult, distant

At your best

Observant, ironic, analytical

Love Feelings are worth sharing

People born on this day can put their partners in a relationship under scrutiny but, once they learn to back down, they can become their lover’s greatest supporter. They are passionate and energetic lovers although there will always be a tendency for them to hold back emotionally when it comes to their own feelings. They need to understand that their feelings, however insignificant or trivial they may seem, are worth sharing.

Health Just say Om!

The highly energetic people born on this day often have a fast metabolism that keeps them in good shape. If they do struggle with their weight this may be because they have confused their metabolism with yo-yo dieting, unhealthy eating and lack of exercise. They can get things back on track by making sure they always eat breakfast, by eating little and often (five or six small meals and snacks instead of three large meals a day) and by taking moderate to mild exercise for at least 30 minutes, preferably on a daily basis. Meditation is recommended to help them be more objective in a situation and focus an equal amount of attention on the positive as well as the negative. Wearing, meditating on or surrounding themselves with the color yellow will encourage them to express themselves more optimistically.

Career Born movie critics

With their love of observation and ability to get to the point quickly, these people thrive in careers which allow them to analyze and dissect situations, such as movie or theater critics, or consultants or advisors of any sort. The caring side of their nature may surface with an interest in education, counseling, charity work, or healing. The side of them that wishes to express their creativity may also draw them toward careers in design, music and the arts.

Destiny To offer the world their fresh perspective

The life path of people born on this day is to learn that the more you give in life, the more you get. Once they are able to look for the positives as well as the negatives in a situation, their destiny is to offer the world their fresh, optimistic and innovative perspective.

Power Thought

“Today I will make compassion the heart of my life”

May 12

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Taurus

Ruling planet: Venus, the lover

Symbol: The Bull

Birth date ruler: Jupiter, the philosopher

Tarot card: The Hanged Man (reflection)

Favorable numbers: 3, 8

Lucky days: Friday and Thursday, especially when these days fall on 3 and 8 of the month

Lucky colors: Lilac, green

Birthstone: Emerald