October 09 Birthday Personality: The Psychologist

The Psychologist

Your greatest challenge is…

tempering your eagerness to please

The way forward is…

to understand that people will respect you more not less if you develop your self-esteem.

You’re drawn to people born on…

March 21 to April 19

You are very different but this creates an “opposites attract” scenario in which you can learn from each other.

Luck maker

Trust your hunches

Your intuition is a gift that can bring you luck, success and happiness. You owe it to yourself to pay attention to it.

Very little escapes the attention of people born on October 9. Acutely observant, they are fascinated by all aspects of human behavior and interaction. In addition, they are extremely perceptive individuals with the ability to spot weaknesses or failings in others; but because they are also extremely sensitive, their insights and imaginative solutions will not offend but inspire others.

As natural psychologists, these people are extremely inquisitive individuals. They are fascinated by everyone they meet and every new situation they are in; when this open-mindedness is combined with their intelligence and energetic style, it is small wonder they are often very popular. They have many talents and will probably experiment with several different professions before they settle into the kind of work which can utilize them all. Although it may take a while—and there may be lots of stops and starts professionally—they do tend to find their feet eventually. Their personal life may be quite a different story. This is because the perception and insight that are the trademarks of these people somehow do not translate into self-awareness.

Until the age of forty-four there is an emphasis on issues concerning change and the transformation of their personal motivation. These are the years when they are most likely to look outside of themselves for a sense of purpose and identity, perhaps in their career or in their relationships with others. These are also the years when their eagerness to please can overshadow their will-power; it is vital for them to listen to and trust their intuition, which more often that not has been right all along. After the age of forty-five there is a turning point where they are likely to become more adventurous and freedom loving, and their genuine enjoyment of life will shine through clearly.

If they have learned to stand up for themselves and their dreams, this is the period during which these intelligent, intuitive and highly imaginative dreamers will finally be able to turn their visions of progress and improvement into a reality.

On the dark side

Passive, needy, jealous

At your best

Imaginative, insightful, popular

Love An open book

People born on October 9 tend to wear their heart on their sleeve when they fall in love and they will give their body and soul to their partner. Although this means they can be supportive, romantic and passionate, it can also mean that they become jealous and controlling, or that they become too accommodating. Developing their identity outside their relationship—and allowing their partner to do the same—are therefore crucial.

Health Let go of grudges

Being able to forgive and let go of angry or negative thoughts promotes not just emotional but physical health. It is important for these people to avoid holding grudges because they are prone to bouts of jealousy, anger and insecurity. Listening to their intuition when things don’t go as planned will help them take the right action. It will also help them stand up for themselves when others try to take advantage of their giving nature. Positive thinking or assertiveness programs, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, will be extremely beneficial, as will yoga and meditation. As far as diet is concerned, they need to find out what kinds of food and drink suit them rather than allowing friends or partners to impose their diet regime. The same goes for exercise. Recreational drugs, alcohol and smoking should all be avoided, as there are addictive tendencies on this birthday. Wearing the color red will encourage them to be more assertive and have more self-belief.

Career Born mentors

These people may choose to direct their energy toward helping others in mentoring roles such as teaching, psychiatry, social work, or even religious work, but whatever career they choose they will feel an urge to inform and inspire others. Other careers that might appeal include research, medicine, writing, music, art, sport, design, theater, and the performing arts.

Destiny To enlighten those around them

The life path of people born on this day is to learn to examine themselves with the same accuracy and insight with which they examine others. Once they have greater self-awareness, their destiny is to help and enlighten those around them.

Power Thought

“I see myself as talented and unique. I am proud of me”

October 9

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Libra

Ruling planet: Venus, the lover

Symbol: The Scales

Birth date ruler: Mars, the warrior

Tarot card: The Hermit (inner wisdom)

Favorable numbers: 1, 9

Lucky days: Friday and Tuesday, especially when these days fall on 1 and 9 of the month

Lucky colors: Lavender, scarlet, pink

Birthstone: Opal


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