May 18 Birthday Personality: The Brave Stance

The Brave Stance

Your greatest challenge is…

knowing when to back down

The way forward is…

to understand that backing down from your position if life gives you a reason to do so is a sign of strength not weakness.

You’re drawn to people born on…

October 24 to November 22

You share a passion for your mark on the world and this can create a fulfilling and loving union.

Luck maker

Believe something better lies ahead

Sometimes lucky people have to acknowledge that life isn’t going according to their plans, but instead of letting this demotivate them they get curious about what the future might hold.

People born on May 18 care deeply about the world they live in. Their greatest desire is often to alleviate the suffering of others and improve social systems. When convinced of their moral position, they will not flinch from taking a brave stance until their views have been heard or the challenge has been overcome.

As well as being progressive in their thought, compassionate in their desire to right wrongs and unwavering in their defense of what they believe to be right, they are also extremely practical. Presenting a logical, rational approach to situations, they are much-sought-after business allies or co-workers, although their black-and-white approach to life and inability to back down can at times make them seem stern and insensitive. They are the bosses who forget that trainees have a lot to learn or the parents who unintentionally stifle their child’s creativity with relentless rationalism. They should learn that not everyone is as practical or capable as they are and that humility, mystery and wonder have their special place in life.

These people often have a passion of some kind; this can take any form, from charity work to archeology. They also tend to mix with people who share their passion and would benefit from meeting people from other walks of life, as they may give too much of themselves to their passion. Until the age of thirty-three they may focus on learning, communication and study but are still unsure of themselves and the direction in which they want to head. Typically, by the age of thirty-four they have settled on their chosen course as they see a need for more security and stability. At this stage they need to be on their guard against their tendency to become over-zealous or fanatical when promoting their chosen cause.

Above all, whatever path in life they choose, these people are energetic campaigners for human progress. They have tremendous courage, vigor and steadfastness, and these, combined with their considerable compassion, sets them apart as the true movers and shakers of this world.

On the dark side

Driven, stern, self-sacrificing

At your best

Progressive, energetic, principled

Love Put your heart first

People born on May 18 are often drawn to people who share their passions and interests, but they thrive best with those who can offer them love and commitment but also a fresh perspective on life. Although love may not be their highest priority, when in a relationship these people are at their happiest and their best as it offers a great mental release for them.

Health More than meets the eye

People born on this day need to make sure that they allow themselves to get in touch with their feelings and express their sensual, loving side. If they don’t, they are likely to fall victim to stress, anxiety and sudden bursts of anger. Spending time with loved ones is extremely important as it will offer them a way to release pent-up tension. Regular massages are also recommended to indulge their sensual side and help them relax and unwind. As far as diet is concerned, there could be problems with meat and dairy products so they need to increase their intake of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, finding other sources of protein from legumes, nuts, seeds, or oily fish. Exercise, preferably outdoors so they can get all the mood-boosting benefits of sunshine, is also recommended. Wearing, meditating on or surrounding themselves with the color purple will help them think of higher things.

Career Born martial artist

These people enjoy initiating projects and taking the lead, so careers in law and order or government may appeal. Since they are good at promoting their cause, careers in sales, promotion, marketing, negotiation, charity work, fund raising, or working with products of the land would also be appropriate. Alternatively, they may express their creativity in the arts, music or dance and their extraordinary focus will help them excel as dancers, coaches or martial arts teachers.

Destiny To inspire others with their direct action

The life path of people born on this day is to learn to recognize the merit of conflicting viewpoints. When they are able to be more tolerant, their destiny is to inspire others with their ability to take direct action.

Power Thought

“I can easily adapt to all that life throws at me”

May 18

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Taurus

Ruling planet: Venus, the lover

Symbol: The Bull

Birth date ruler: Mars, the warrior

Tarot card: The Moon (imagination)

Favorable numbers: 5,9

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

Lucky colors: Lilac, red, rose