May 22 Birthday Personality: The Inventor

The Inventor

Your greatest challenge is…

avoiding obsessive or controlling behavior

The way forward is…

to understand that the more you try to control people or situations, the more they want to break free.

You’re drawn to people born on…

January 21 to February 19

You are both intelligent and curious free spirits; with ample breathing space, this can create an exciting and rewarding union.

Luck maker

Focus on what you want

Lucky people have goals they want to achieve. It sounds morbid but if you aren’t sure what your goals are, writing your obituary can help you organize your thoughts about what you want from life.

People born on May 22 have exceptionally inquisitive and productive minds. Not only can they concentrate on one area in minute detail; they also abhor intellectual stagnation. This is an unusual and unique combination that gives them the potential to invent or discover something unique.

There is no doubt that people born on this day are creative and original thinkers; their biggest challenge is often deciding what it is that they want to create. It can sometimes take years for them to make up their minds; their twenties and much of their thirties are likely to be spent in intellectual exploration and experimentation. When they are involved in a specific project it will often take over their lives and, if their concentration is interrupted, they can become extremely irritable or unsettled, which may lead others to accuse them of being obsessive. It is extremely important that others give them the space to experiment and explore, and refrain from criticism, because before the age of thirty total devotion to one project is essential for their psychological and intellectual growth.

Typically by the age of thirty these people will have calmed down and learned to be less touchy when their concentration is disturbed. The late thirties and beyond are also the years when they are most likely to decide on what they want to contribute to the world and back it up with action. Once they have decided on a course of action, their single-mindedness will give them the drive, resilience and focus needed to realize their ambitions.

With a tendency to overreach themselves, they should never tone down their vision or ambition, but for their own happiness and fulfillment they should devote as much energy to finding ways to play to their strengths and minimize their weaknesses. This is because once they understand themselves better and are able to be more realistic in their quest for illumination and success, they have the potential to pioneer new and potentially life-changing, but also soundly researched, ideas.

On the dark side

Obsessive, touchy, manipulative

At your best

Inventive, productive, tenacious

Love Born free

People born on May 22 are likely to be attracted to people who are as unique, independent and insatiable in their search for knowledge as themselves. Once in a relationship, it is important for them to avoid becoming controlling or smothering; they should remember that what attracted them in the first place was their partner’s freedom and independence.

Health Make fitness a priority

People born on this day have a tendency to become obsessive or compulsive in their professional and personal lives, and they need to watch that they don’t drive themselves too hard and become stressed or ill as a result. As long as they don’t go overboard, a positive way for them to channel their energy would be to make physical fitness a priority as they have the will-power to eat healthily and tone their body into fine, athletic shape with regular exercise. If they do find themselves feeling constantly exhausted, making sure they get enough quality sleep and short naps is recommended. They may also benefit from mind-body therapies such as meditation, yoga and tai chi; these can help them direct their focus positively. Wearing, meditating on or surrounding themselves with the color green will encourage their bodies, hearts and minds to feel more in balance.

Career Born inventors

These people have the potential to be great innovators, explorers or inventors in whatever field they choose to work. In addition to artistic, research and scientific fields, they may find satisfaction in such arts-related business activities as journalism and advertising, as well as politics. Their quick mind also points to success in business as an analyst or troubleshooter.

Destiny To pioneer new ideas and methods

The life path of people born on this day is to get to know themselves better. Once they know how to play to their strengths, their destiny is to pioneer new ideas and methods in a leadership or mentoring role.

Power Thought

“I have control over my mind and the power to think wonderful things”

May 22

Signs & symbols

Sun signs: Gemini/Taurus

Ruling planets: Mercury, the communicator/Venus, the lover

Symbols: The Twins/The Bull

Birth date ruler: Uranus, the visionary

Tarot card: The Fool (freedom)

Favorable numbers: 4, 9

Lucky days: Wednesday and Sunday, especially when these days fall on 4 and 9 of the month

Lucky colors: Yellow, silver, orange

Birthstone: Agate