October 16 Birthday Personality: The Breakthrough

The Breakthrough

Your greatest challenge is…

being consistent

The way forward is…

to understand that, although your spontaneity is one of your greatest strengths, to earn the respect of others you have to prove that you are worthy.

You’re drawn to people born on…

June 21 to July 22

You are both difficult and unpredictable, but this can simply strengthen the bond of passion between you.

Luck maker

Press fast forward

Imagine you are ninety years old. Looking back, what do you wish you had taken advantage of in your life? By focusing on the joys rather than the stresses of your current situation, you increase your luck-making potential.

People born on October 16 are often blessed with a sharp mind and highly developed critical faculties. They love to observe and analyze everything and everyone they encounter, and human behavior provides them with an endless supply of material. Although they are perceptive and intelligent, their greatest talent is their ability to break through layers of confusion to expose failings and weaknesses with objective and brutal honesty.

They enjoy the company of others but their wit, independence and tendency to direct their criticism of others from a distance, for example in writing or in social campaigning, sets them apart from others. They are motivated by a desire to enlighten or inform, but the uncomfortable accuracy of their observations and the frank way in which they can express them may offend and alienate those they seek to educate. They place a high value on justice, striving for honesty and equality in all their dealings. When they get their own way—which they frequently do—they are models of charm, poise and magnanimity; but when their voice is ignored they can become defensive and moody, and will often refuse to accept failure or compromise.

Until the age of thirty-seven there will be an emphasis on issues concerning emotional sensitivity and power; these are the years when they are most likely to be stubborn and trying in the face of opposition. After the age of thirty-eight there is a significant turning point when they are likely to widen their perspective on life and may wish to expand their horizons through travel, study and finding adventure. They should take advantage of opportunities to work cooperatively with others and form partnerships during these years, as this will attract considerable success and good fortune their way, both personally and professionally.

Whatever age they are, however, their brilliant and unconventional minds and ability to cut to the core of any subject will eventually lead them toward self-analysis, and this is when they will make the most important and empowering breakthrough of all.

On the dark side

Judgmental, defensive, trying

At your best

Intelligent, insightful, fair

Love Stimulating company

People born on October 16 can be a little demanding and trying in relationships. They can be unpredictable and impulsive one moment and silent and sulky the next, but their wit and intelligence make them fascinating people to spend time with. Although they can be trying, they possess a strong need for love and affection, and are willing to give much of themselves to those they love.

Health Aches and pains

Despite their considerable intelligence and insight, people born on this day don’t always extend this common-sense awareness to their physical health. They can have addictive tendencies, and a love of alcohol is especially dangerous to their well-being. They can also push themselves too hard when it comes to work, and can be prone to stress-related disorders such as fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and headaches. It is important for them to take time out to recharge their batteries. As far as diet is concerned, they need to go for structure and balance, aiming for regular meal and snack times. The same goes for their exercise routine—which should be at least 20 to 30 minutes daily, preferably in the outdoors—and their sleeping routine. They are advised to go to bed before midnight and wake up at approximately the same time each morning. If aches and pains are an issue, warm herb baths, in particular lavender and rosemary, may help. Wearing the shock-absorbing color orange will encourage them to be more sensitive to others.

Career Born lecturers

These people may be drawn to the academic world, in which they can be excellent teachers or lecturers. Other career choices that might appeal include writing, commerce, advertising, TV, publishing, community or charity work, as well as humanitarian or political reform.

Destiny To expose the truth to others and instigate improvement

The life path of people born on this day is to find ways to enlighten others without frightening or antagonizing them. Once they are able to speak their minds without breaking hearts, their destiny is to expose the truth to others and by so doing to instigate reform.

Power Thought

“I choose to be supportive rather than critical”

October 16

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Libra

Ruling planet: Venus, the lover

Symbol: The Scales

Birth date ruler: Neptune, the visionary

Tarot card: The Tower (breakthrough)

Favorable numbers: 7, 8

Lucky days: Friday and Monday, especially when these days fall on 7 and 8 of the month

Lucky colors: Pink, lavender, sea green

Birthstone: Opal


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