October 13 Birthday Personality: The Polished Diamond

The Polished Diamond

Your greatest challenge is…

learning to relax

The way forward is…

to understand that regular time out gives you the sense of perspective you need to make better judgments.

You’re drawn to people born on…

May 21 to June 20

You both love your freedom and have excellent communication skills, and this can be a powerful combination.

Luck maker

Unleash your sense of humor

Research shows that people with a sense of humor tend to be happier than those who are more serious; shaking yourself out of your routine with laughter increases your productivity, creativity, happiness, and luck.

As natural leaders, people born October 13 take their jobs and their lives very seriously indeed. Their total focus on their goals, their always polished performance and uncompromising strength inspire either devotion and awe, or hostility, sometimes fear, in others.

Those born on this day aren’t people to fool around with, and their vigor and determination can shock almost everyone out of their lethargy. When they set their minds on something, nothing, including their own emotional and physical health, will stand in their way. Blessed with a sharp mind that cannot help but uncover and expose the weaknesses or failings of others, they are able to come up with ingenious solutions designed to inspire or benefit others. Not surprisingly, they are perfectionists; the tough and nearimpossible expectations they place on themselves and others can make it very hard for them—and anyone who lives or works with them—to relax.

Until the age of forty, these people will experience a growing emphasis on issues concerning power, change and transformation of their personal motivation. These are the years when they are most likely to be harsh and unrelenting in the pursuit of their goals. Although this means they will succeed in whatever career they choose, personal happiness may be elusive unless they learn to ease up on themselves a little and open up to those they trust. They need to remind themselves that they are human and have emotions just like everyone else. After the age of forty-one there is a massive turning point, indicating a more optimistic and freedom-loving perspective. They may expand their mind through study, travel or new interests.

If they can learn to be less critical of themselves and others, allowing themselves to be directed by their inner voice rather than by pressure to perform, these are the years when they can really come into their own. Their driving urge to assist progress will not only bring about progressive and significant benefits to others, but also earn them their natural place in the spotlight.

On the dark side

Stressed, cold, critical

At your best

Focused, courageous, powerful

Love Don’t take loved ones for granted

It’s all too easy for people born October 13 to neglect their family and loved ones in favor of their professional aspirations. They are romantic, passionate and, once committed, loyal and supportive; but they can also find it hard to express their feelings and their personal life would greatly improve if they could display their affection more openly.

Health Don’t cut back on quality sleep

People born on this day have workaholic tendencies and may as a result turn to recreational drugs, alcohol or caffeine, or similar addictive substances to keep going. It is important for their physical and emotional health that they learn to relax and take time out. Regular vacations are essential, as is a good night’s sleep. They may be tempted to cut back on sleep to increase their productivity, but lack of quality sleep will have the opposite effect, making them more prone to stress and loss of concentration. Turning the lights low in the evening and clearing out electrical appliances in their bedroom at night will help them if their minds are in overdrive and they find it hard to get to sleep. As far as diet and exercise are concerned, they need to avoid fad diets to lose weight fast and excessive amounts of exercise. Balance and moderation are crucial. Counseling and therapy, as well as mind-body techniques such as yoga and meditation, will help them become more self-aware. Wearing the color orange will encourage them to be warmer and more spontaneous.

Career Born orators

These people have the vision and the determination to excel in the political arena but they also make great lawyers, psychologists, social workers, orators, and teachers. Whatever career they choose, they will typically end up in leadership positions. Other work options that might appeal include advertising, marketing, business, journalism, and research.

Destiny To inspire others with their clarity and determination

The life path of people born on this day is to understand that mistakes are essential to learn and grow. Once they have become less critical of themselves and more tolerant of others, their destiny is to inspire with their courage, clarity and determination in pursuit of their convictions.

Power Thought

“I measure progress by how much I love, not how much I can achieve”

October 13

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Libra

Ruling planet: Venus, the lover

Symbol: The Scales

Birth date ruler: Uranus, the visionary

Tarot card: Death (change)

Favorable numbers: 4, 5

Lucky days: Friday and Sunday, especially when these days fall on 4 and 5 of the month

Lucky colors: Pink, turquoise, yellow

Birthstone: Opal


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