October 23 Birthday Personality: The Maelstrom

The Maelstrom

Your greatest challenge is…

loving unconditionally

The way forward is…

to understand that there is no greater power on earth than the power of unconditional love.

You’re drawn to people born on…

August 23 to September 22

This is an extremely complementary match both intellectually and sexually.

Luck maker

Walk away from win-lose situations

Lucky people understand that life isn’t about competitions or getting ahead at the expense of someone else’s happiness. They never think win-lose but winwin, because win-win situations attract both luck and happiness.

People born on October 23 run on high-octane energy. Life is exciting when they are around because they seem to create a maelstrom around whatever situation they are in. Others admire their lively charm, intelligence and courage, but may sometimes wonder why they seem to want to make life so difficult for themselves.

These people have a low boredom threshold and they find themselves drawn to conflict, excitement and tension as ways to challenge themselves. Others may find this need to stir things up inexplicable but to these people it is simply the way they love to live. For them, life on the sidelines or life that has settled into an easy routine, no matter how successful or enjoyable, isn’t a life worth living. Their compulsive zest for stimulation and ambition for improvement forces them to make groundbreaking advances or—if that’s not possible—to experience or learn something new.

Above all, they need to be active, and even the calmer people born on this day will find that during times of crisis they really come into their own. Before the age of thirty they are likely to be concerned with issues of personal power; because there is a tendency for them to cling possessively to power when they feel they have earned it, they need to make sure power and control do not go to their head. After the age of thirty there is a turning point when they are likely to become even more adventurous, and they will have a strong desire to expand the horizons of their life. It is important in the years that follow that they find a balance between their need to test and challenge themselves, and their need to seek stability and harmony.

Whatever path in life they choose, change and instability will always be a feature. Once they understand, however, that they don’t necessarily need a crisis to feel alive, their ability to respond instantly to stimulating opportunities for growth and improvement makes them among the most independent, progressive and compassionate individuals of the year.

On the dark side

Confused, temperamental, restless

At your best

Exciting, charismatic, inspiring

Love A little less conversation

When it comes to affairs of the heart, people born on October 23 surprisingly make love quite a low priority. This is perhaps because so much of their energy is taken up by other areas of their life and they tend to talk about rather than experience love. However, their seductive powers ensure they have plenty of admirers and, when they finally find someone they can open up to, they are loyal, passionate and exciting partners.

Health Focus on what really matters

People born on this day tend to lead very active lives both intellectually and physically and need to make sure they keep their energy levels high with regular meals and snacks. Unless they choose to become artists or athletes, they may find that a great part of their lives is taken up with conversations on their mobile phone and, although the health hazards have yet to be confirmed, they need to be aware that holding a handset to their head for long periods may have negative long-term effects on their health. Regular exercise, in particular jogging, dancing and gardening, is recommended, as are mind-body therapies such as yoga and meditation. Music may also have a therapeutic effect. Wearing, meditating on and surrounding themselves with the color blue or purple will encourage them to think more clearly, learn from their mistakes and focus more on what really matters.

Career Born entrepreneurs

These people have the energy and determination to excel in many careers and there may well be a lot of changes of direction in their lives. They may be draw to artistic or sporting careers, but they may also make excellent entrepreneurs and social campaigners. Other career choices that might appeal include law, education, business, IT, entertainment, medicine, healing, advertising, and film-making.

Destiny To make groundbreaking advances

The life path of people born on this day is to learn to seek excitement within themselves instead of outside themselves. Once they are able to relax their need to control every aspect of their lives, their destiny is to make groundbreaking advances that can assist or inspire others.

Power Thought

“I only desire that which is for my highest good”

October 23

Signs & symbols

Sun signs: Scorpio/Libra

Ruling planets: Mars, the Warrior/Venus, the lover

Symbols: The Scorpion/The Scales

Birth date ruler: Mercury, the communicator

Tarot card: The Hierophant (guidance)

Favorable numbers: 5, 6

Lucky days: Tuesday and Wednesday, especially when these days fall on 5 and 6 of the month

Lucky colors: Red, maroon, green

Birthstone: Topaz


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