October 08 Birthday Personality: The Free Spirit

The Free Spirit

Your greatest challenge is…

keeping your feet on the ground

The way forward is…

to understand that when your soaring visions don’t take reality into account, they can isolate you from the very people you seek to inspire.

You’re drawn to people born on…

April 20 to May 20

You are both lovers of beauty with high ideals, and this can be a passionate and intense union.

Luck maker

Learn to focus

Research has shown that a tendency to be disciplined, committed and patient has a positive effect on happiness. Lucky people understand that the ability to concentrate has magical, luck-making powers.

From an early age, people born on October 8 may have felt a need to fly beyond the realms of existing knowledge. Their imagination is so creative that others may have regarded them as either highly original or slightly weird. But even those who find it hard to relate to or understand their wild creativity will be forced to admit that they are secretly envious of their ability to somehow disengage from the routine aspects of daily life.

These people may appear flighty and inconsistent because they are easily distracted and don’t always show much common sense, but they have a powerful intellect and incredible insight into what motivates others. Unfortunately, that insight somehow doesn’t always include an understanding of themselves and, because they have such an experimental approach to life, they can hop from one person or experience to another forever searching for excitement, freedom and inspiration. Although this makes them rather interesting and magnetic people, until they are able to understand why they find it hard to commit or face the realities of life they will feel restless and unsatisfied.

Before the age of forty-five these people will be presented with opportunities to discover more about themselves and what it is they actually want from life. Key to their personal and professional success during this period will be their ability to inject a heavy dose of discipline into their lives. After the age of forty-six there is a turning point which puts the emphasis on freedom and a desire to expand their horizons and take more risks. It is very important in the years that follow that they discover within themselves the adventure and excitement they crave, rather than relying on constant change to keep themselves from becoming bored.

With their active imagination, excellent communication skills and love of life they will often find themselves at the forefront of new ideas and trends. But only when they are able to unite their powerful emotions with a degree of will-power can they fulfill their destiny as a dynamic force for progress.

On the dark side

Easily distracted, lightweight, eccentric

At your best

Imaginative, exciting, visionary

Love Social butterflies

People born on October 8 are often friendly, charming and gregarious individuals with an active social life. They tend to be drawn to unusual and creative people and should be careful that they don’t attract needy, manipulative types. Commitment could be a big problem, especially before the age of forty, but when they do find someone special to join them on their journey through life they can be incredibly loyal and supportive.

Health Keep your feet on the ground

People born on this day generally tend to be blessed with good health and, because their minds are so creative, they tend to cope well with the minor stresses of daily life by escaping to an imaginary world. However, they are not so well equipped to cope with the major stresses of life—such as the death of a loved one. Because they tend to run away from rather than confront their feelings, counseling can be beneficial at any stage in their lives, as can a course in basic meditation techniques. As far as diet is concerned, they should remember to eat regularly, as they have a tendency to get so absorbed in an experience that they lose all sense of time. Regular exercise is also highly recommended to help them get in touch with their bodies. Wearing, meditating on and surrounding themselves with the color green will encourage them to keep both feet on the ground.

Career Born novelists

These people are highly creative and multi-talented, and could make their mark in many varied careers, such as business, science, sport, or technology. They may also want to put their creativity to good use in artistic careers or writing. Politics and social reform may also appeal, and a love of beauty could draw them to work in art galleries or antiques.

Destiny To inspire others with their idealism

The life path of people born on this day is to gain more insight into their own personality so that they can help themselves as well as others. Once they have learned to concentrate on and commit to a worthy cause, their destiny is to inspire others with their idealism and ability to transcend adverse circumstances.

Power Thought

“Every time I look within, I move closer to who I really am”

October 8

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Libra

Ruling planet: Venus, the lover

Symbol: The Scales

Birth date ruler: Saturn, the teacher

Tarot card: Strength (passion)

Favorable numbers: 8, 9

Lucky days: Friday and Saturday, especially when these days fall on 8 and 9 of the month

Lucky colors: Lavender, olive green, brown

Birthstone: Opal


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