October 17 Birthday Personality: The Lucky Escape

The Lucky Escape

Your greatest challenge is…

to overcome a tendency to embellish

The way forward is…

to understand that embellishing the truth doesn’t make you appear more exciting or interesting; it just makes you appear attention-seeking.

You’re drawn to people born on…

December 22 to January 19

You are both natural partnership formers but you need to recognize and work through emotional problems.

Luck maker

Don’t try to be someone you are not

Lucky people understand that the most fundamental rule of luck making is to be true to yourself; ignore that rule, and you will attract nothing but unhappiness and misfortune.

Acentral theme for people born on October 17 is the ability to pick themselves up when things don’t work out and start again without complaint. Although they know how to be responsible, taking chances is a way of life to them and their life appears to others to be a delicate balancing act where lucky escapes, gambling or risk-taking are the order of the day.

The fearlessness of people born on this day inspires the respect and admiration of others, although their example may not perhaps be the best one to copy. This is because these people are perhaps the only individuals of the year with enough self-assurance, resilience and stamina to cope with the demands, disappointments, successes, and highs and lows of such a lifestyle. They are also not above embellishing the truth if they feel it will get them the attention they deserve. Although this never fails to entertain others, it can be dangerous for their emotional well-being, especially when they risk losing touch with what is fact and what is fantasy in their lives. Self-deception can be a big problem.

In their late twenties and early thirties they may experience an intense longing to find deeper meaning in their lives. This can send them either in the direction of greater risk-taking or more positively in the direction of greater self-awareness and a realization that what really needs to be balanced in their lives is their emotional life. Once they are able to step out from behind the image they have created for themselves to reveal their true self to others, they will find that their life takes on a whole new and positive meaning and direction.

Typically in their late thirties and forties they do finally find a balance between their impulsive and cautious natures, and as long as they stay positive, developing patience and tolerance, they will be able to combine their dynamic courage with the perseverance they need to achieve the clear potential for success and happiness associated with this birthday.

On the dark side

Reckless, imageconscious, dishonest

At your best

Adventurous, courageous, resilient

Love Charming and stylish

Ruled by their feelings but also in need of love and security, people born on October 17 thrive on change and variety. Things are no different when it comes to their personal life where they are likely to have many romantic opportunities; there is a real possibility that they may carry on several relationships at the same time. It is important that they are as honest as possible with others to avoid conflicts and tension later on.

Health The great outdoors

People born on this day don’t tend to suffer from depression although they may be vulnerable to infections and stress-related fatigue. Fortunately, they are often body aware and tend to pay attention to their body’s cries for help; if they don’t it can lead to burnout. Taking time out to relax is therefore crucial and spending time in the countryside is the perfect way for them to do this. The greatest risk to their health is not surprisingly their attraction to risk-taking and apparent lack of fear. The wise counsel of friends and loved ones could be essential to making sure they don’t head too far off track. As far as diet is concerned, moderation is the order of the day. When it comes to exercise, moderate to mild activity, in particular walking, is highly recommended. They would also benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy and meditation techniques, as these will help them feel more in control of their impulses. Wearing, meditating on and surrounding themselves with the color blue will encourage them to be more prudent, cautious and controlled.

Career Born educators

These people often feel compelled to further human knowledge in some way and may be drawn to careers in education, as well as scientific or technical research. Other choices might include translation, the media, writing, acting, publishing, lecturing, community work, psychology, and counseling.

Destiny To further the advancement of humanity

The life path of people born on this day is to be true and honest to themselves and others. Once they have learned that image isn’t everything, their destiny is to anchor their adventurousness firmly within society and by so doing further the advancement of humanity.

Power Thought

“The truth isn’t out there, it’s within me”

October 17

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Libra

Ruling planet: Venus, the lover

Symbol: The Scales

Birth date ruler: Saturn, the teacher

Tarot card: The Star (hope)

Favorable numbers: 8, 9

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

Lucky colors: Pink, lavender, burgundy

Birthstone: Opal


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