November 17 Birthday Personality: The Facilitator

The Facilitator

Your greatest challenge is…

setting yourself clear goals

The way forward is…

to remember that going with the flow or following the herd can sometimes lead you over the cliff.

You’re drawn to people born on…

December 22 to January 19

You are both adventurous and sensual, with much to learn about balancing spontaneity with a clear sense of direction.

Luck maker

Find your purpose

Don’t just think about what you want, think about why you want it. You need to know why you want something before you can start to make it happen.

People born on November 17 are extremely intuitive and sensitive, with a powerful orientation toward others. Many times in their lives they will find themselves in the important role of integrator or facilitator.

One of the reasons these people are so good at encouraging others to work better together or ensuring that everyone gets on and things run smoothly is that they have a real understanding of the importance of compromise. Perhaps in their own lives they have had to learn the hard way that in the real world everyone can’t get exactly what they want and that there is always a certain amount of trade-off. For example, they may have given up their dreams of performing to teach instead, or have scaled down their career to devote more time to their family. Whatever the nature of the compromise, they have convinced themselves that greater satisfaction can be found by placing the interests of others above their own.

This rightfully earns them great respect from others, but the downside is that they can become overly dependent on the satisfaction they get from helping others. They may also have a tendency to over-identify with the concerns of others, neglecting their own interests and psychological growth in the process. Until the age of thirty-four these people are more likely to take chances but after the age of thirty-five they reach a turning point when they start to become more progressive, determined and serious in their approach to life. After the age of sixty-five they begin to place more emphasis on friendship and independence.

Whatever age they are, it is crucial that they don’t shut down emotionally and over-identify with the role of facilitator. As valuable and important as that role is, nothing is more valuable and important for their psychological growth—and for their ability to unlock the outstanding potential for success and happiness associated with this birthday—than their acknowledgment of and willingness to express their own dynamic creativity, independence and sense of purpose.

On the dark side

Unfocused, self-sacrificing, aloof

At your best

Helpful, inspiring, charming

Love Don’t be a pushover

People born on November 17 are charming, romantic, intelligent, and compassionate, and it is no surprise that they will often be surrounded by admirers. They are strongly advised to take their time and exercise their good judgment rather than being a pushover or giving more than they take in a relationship. The right partner for them will be someone who has a big heart but who is detached enough to give them the freedom they need to be themselves.

Health Me time

People born on this day tend to be so involved in the lives of others and so needed by them that they don’t have a lot of time for themselves. Their spirits will suffer, however, if they don’t give themselves plenty of time to pursue their own interests and indulge their latent creativity. If they don’t allow themselves this space and freedom they will be prone to unexplained bouts of depression and insomnia. As far as their physical health is concerned, they need to pay attention to their posture as back pain could be an issue. They also need to make sure they don’t ignore warning signs of poor health and schedule regular check-ups with their doctor. When it comes to food, digestive disorders may occur, and increasing their intake of fiber and drinking plenty of water as well as a glass of lemon juice first thing every morning are advised, as is regular mild exercise. Carrying a tiger’s eye crystal will promote confidence and courage.

Career Born interviewers

These people tend to do well in careers that involve plenty of teamwork and cooperation, but they can also do well in media, sales, business, journalism, or lecturing. The dramatic side of their multi-talented character may find fulfillment in politics, design, fashion, retail, theater, or show business.

Destiny To follow their hearts and to inspire others to do the same

The life path of people born on this day is to learn that it is okay to be themselves and to express their creativity and originality. Once they have found a healthy balance between their own needs and those of others, their destiny is to progress in a positive direction and empower others to do the same.

Power Thought

“Today I will express my creativity in ways that fulfill me”

November 17

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Scorpio

Ruling planet: Mars, the warrior

Symbol: The Scorpion

Birth date ruler: Saturn, the teacher

Tarot card: The Star (hope)

Favorable numbers: 1,8

Lucky days: Tuesday and Saturday, especially when these days fall on 1 and 8 of the month

Lucky colors: Deep red, burgundy, brown

Birthstone: Topaz


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