May 16 Birthday Personality: Bright Color

Bright Color

Your greatest challenge is…

adopting a more considered approach to yourself and others

The way forward is…

to spend more quiet time alone, as this will give you greater insight into the best way of achieving your ambitions.

You’re drawn to people born on…

February 20 to March 20

You share a passion for variety and challenge, and this can create a dynamic and creative union.

Luck maker

Keep your cool

Lucky people seem to keep their cool when bad luck strikes. When you keep your cool you show others your inner strength, inspiring them to offer you opportunities.

People born on May 16 are blessed with a wild energy that manifests itself in diverse, hidden or outrageous ways. Early in life they may have recognized in themselves a need to fly in the face of convention or rebel in their own distinctive and often flamboyant way. They are colorful and expressive, and life may be unpredictable when they are around but it is never boring.

Some of these people are less extrovert and perhaps quieter in their approach to life, but this tendency toward flamboyance will still express itself when their passions are aroused or their interests are threatened. In fact, whether introvert or extrovert, they can be extremely volatile and others soon learn to tread carefully around them. If they can’t learn to control their wildness, they run the risk of wasting their energy and their potential on dramatic but ultimately futile displays of temper. If, however, they learn to harness their energy and passion, their potential, especially for creative ventures, is limitless.

Life for these people is often one of extremes. It is important for them to take charge of their emotions, learning to be less reactive so that when the bad times come they have better coping mechanisms to rise above them. Until the age of thirty-five there is an emphasis in their lives on learning and education; this would be the ideal time for them to learn to manage their emotions better as they are then at their most receptive to new ways of thinking and doing things. After the age of thirty-six they will focus on emotional security home, and family life; for their professional and personal lives to be a success during this time, self-discipline again must be a priority.

Although self-mastery is the key to their success, this should never be at the expense of their colorful and expressive personality. It is through their dynamic style of expression and passionately held convictions that they are able to impress others. By so doing, they add a touch of the colorful or exotic to the world around them.

On the dark side

Moody, unstable, volatile

At your best

Expressive, colorful, sensual

Love Rapidly changing moods

People born on May 16 are warm and affectionate, and are never short of admirers because they are exciting and sensual partners; their rapidly changing moods, however, can strain even the closest of relationships. They need to learn to balance their volatility by making their relationship and their home as secure and as stable as possible.

Health Stability is key

People born on this day are prone to mood swings; these can put a strain on their relationships and their health. They need to find ways to keep their lives more in balance. One way to do this is to ensure they eat a healthy diet full of fresh, natural foods rather than foods rich in sugar, salt, saturated fats, additives, and preservatives; these are known to affect brain function negatively and dampen mood. Regular exercise is a must; it will help them feel more in control of their bodies and their weight, and will also be a healthy way for them to release pent-up tension. Dressing in shades of green and blue will encourage them to feel calmer and more in control, inspiring harmony in themselves and others.

Career Born performers

These people have a flair for the dramatic and can excel in careers in the theater, entertainment, music, dance, and the arts. They are also likely to be successful in sporting careers or careers such as negotiation, banking, property speculation, interior design, or management. A humanitarian leaning may draw them toward charity work or philanthropy.


The life path of people born on this day is to learn to control their emotions. Once they are able to find a sense of balance and objectivity, their destiny is to direct their prodigious energy to influencing, inspiring and entertaining others.

Power Thought

“Today I will be cool, calm and collected”

May 16

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Taurus

Ruling planet: Venus, the lover

Symbol: The Bull

Birth date ruler: Neptune, the speculator

Tarot card: The Tower (breakthrough)

Favorable numbers: 3, 7

Lucky days: Friday and Monday, especially when these days fall on 3 and 7 of the month

Lucky colors: Lilac, sea green, pale blue

Birthstone: Emerald