October 18 Birthday Personality: Vulnerable Expectation

Vulnerable Expectation

Your greatest challenge is…

believing in yourself

The way forward is…

to understand that from the moment of conception you were already a winner. Look at any baby; self-belief is your birth right.

You’re drawn to people born on…

March 21 to April 19

You have much to learn and love from each other, and a great deal more in common than you think.

Luck maker

Balance yourself

Balance is crucial if you want to deal more effectively with life. So if you aren’t feeling at your best, ask yourself whether you have taken care of yourself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

People born on October 18 often have a regal, dignified air about them; from their early years expectations will have been high for them to achieve great success. As the years go by, more often than not they do fulfill those expectations by rising to the top; but although they long to make their mark on the world, another part of them longs to run away and hide.

With all the imagination, intellect and talent to blaze exciting trails in life, their need for the approval of others can crush their self-esteem and stop them developing to their full potential. Perhaps in childhood they were criticized or neglected too much; lasting feelings of inadequacy and insecurity continue to haunt them, however successful they are. It is therefore vital for their psychological growth that they work on rebuilding their vulnerable self-esteem. If they don’t, they will be like reeds blown in the wind, flying high when others applaud them but falling down when the praise or support isn’t there.

From the age of five until the age of thirty-five there is a growing emphasis for people born on this day on emotional change, power and transformation, and opportunities will be presented to them to take control of their lives. They must take advantage of these by becoming more proactive and saying “no” to others who seek to take advantage of them. Once they get a handle on their insecurities and realize their own worth, there is nothing they cannot achieve. When they approach their forties and beyond, there is another turning point when life will call upon them to be more adventurous, and it is more important than ever for them to leave self-doubt aside.

This is because once they see what everybody else sees and realize what creative, courageous and inspirational individuals they really are, they have the potential not just to promote the happiness of themselves and others but to be an inspirational force for the common good.

On the dark side

Self-sacrificing, stressed, approval-seeking

At your best

Dignified, inspirational, giving

Love Don’t give too much

There is a danger for people born on October 18 of giving more than they receive in relationships, and it is important for them to have the courage to stand up for themselves and to walk away from relationships that are damaging to their self-worth. Although charming and friendly they, may be reserved when it comes to attracting partners. But once they do find someone who can love and support them and make them feel good about themselves, they can be affectionate, loyal and expressive lovers.

Health Tiger’s eye

Lots of physical activity is essential for people born on this day, not just because they have a lot of energy but also because it will help boost their selfesteem. All forms of exercise are recommended, in particular swimming and dancing. A regular stretching routine is also advised, especially if they are prone to aches and pains. As far as diet is concerned, portion control is advised as they tend to have a larger-than-life appetite, possibly setting themselves up for weight and health problems. It is important for them to avoid too much stress and not to overburden themselves with responsibilities and commitments to others; “no” is a word they need to practice saying more often. Meditation and visualization techniques will help build their self-confidence. Carrying a tiger’s eye crystal will also help boost their confidence, as will wearing the color orange.

Career Born translators

These people will often be drawn to creative means of expression such as art, writing, acting, and music, but they may also put their imaginative talents to good use in education, sales, promotion, advertising, and social reform. A gift for communication and language may draw them to careers in translation or work in foreign countries.

Destiny To inspire and benefit others with their discoveries

The life path of people born on this day is to believe more in themselves, their creativity and their inner strength. Once they understand the importance of building their self-esteem, their destiny is to further their quest for knowledge, and inspire and benefit others with their discoveries.

Power Thought

“I am talented and creative; the only approval I really need is my own”

October 18

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Libra

Ruling planet: Venus, the lover

Symbol: The Scales

Birth date ruler: Mars, the warrior

Tarot card: Moon (imagination)

Favorable numbers: 1, 9

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

Lucky colors: Pink, lavender, red

Birthstone: Opal


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