October 17 Zodiac Birthday Signs – Versatile and sociable, you have an attraction for people and change that stimulates variety and excitement in your life. The influence of your birthday indicates that you are mentally quick and alert and are usually seeking new intellectual horizons to keep your inquisitive mind active. With a magnetic charm and fast wit, you can be very entertaining, although a tendency toward uncertainty or impatience can detract from your sense of purpose.
With the added influence of your decanate ruler, Gemini, you can be logical, articulate, and good at problem solving. The ability to be diplomatic yet go straight to the heart of a matter provides you with excellent communication skills. It would be wise, however, not to spoil your charms by being obstinate, calculating, or secretive. A feel for the arts may find expression through music, painting, or drama as well as a desire to surround yourself with beauty, style, and luxury.
Expressive and adaptable, you may need to develop your great mental potential through concentration and thoroughness. Being very instinctive and having a spirit of enterprise, you may work better when you think big and act upon your intuition rather than dwell in pessimism or indecision. Your desire for activity and good fortune can even extend to travel and opportunities to work abroad. With a love of luxury and the good life, you would be wise to guard against escapism or immoderation in any form.
After you reach the age of six, your progressed Sun moves into Scorpio, emphasizing over the next thirty years issues concerning your emotional power and transformation. A turning point occurs at the age of thirty-six, when your progressed Sun moves into Sagittarius, stimulating you to be more adventurous and freedom-loving or to widen your horizons. After the age of sixty-six, when your progressed Sun enters Capricorn, you become more practical, mindful, and prudent.
DEGREE: 23°30’-24°30’ LIBRA
Arcturus, also called the Bear Watcher, Alchameth, or Al Simak; Spica, also called Ishtar or Arista; Foramen
Star’s name: Arcturus, also called the Bear Watcher; Alchameth, or Al Simak
Degree position: 23° 15’-24°2’ Libra between the years 1930 and 2000
Constellation: Alpha Bootes
Applicable days: October 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Star qualities: Mars/Jupiter and Venus/Jupiter
Description: a golden orange and yellow star located on the left knee of Bootes
Your Secret Self
One side of your nature can be emotionally impulsive and restless, yet another side of you is cautious, with a desire to build for long-term security. With expensive tastes, you may need to keep yourself constructively occupied in order to fulfill your extravagant dreams. By staying positive and developing patience and tolerance, you are able to combine dynamic insight with the perseverance to achieve success.
Sensitive and intuitive, you respect those who possess knowledge or wisdom. A hidden desire for truth and integrity stimulates you to form your own philosophy in life. By being honest with yourself and avoiding hidden agendas, you gain the respect that you are seeking. An idealistic search for love and an inner need for self-expression may inspire you to write or constructively use your emotional energies for the benefit of others.
PRIMARY STAR’S INFLUENCE
Arcturus imparts artistic talent and success in the world of fine arts. This star can bestow riches, honors, and acclaim, and bring prosperity. Arcturus may also bring success in foreign lands and through long journeys. This star warns against restlessness and anxious moments, which create instability in your life.
Linked to your Sun’s degree, Arcturus imparts wealth and a good reputation. This star brings success after early setbacks and grants intuitive, psychic, or healing abilities. An inclination toward the legal profession or public office may bring success. Alternatively you may find an interest in writing on philosophical, spiritual, or religious subjects. This star suggests guarding against becoming too apprehensive and discontented by learning to accept calmly the ups and downs of life and staying detached.
• Positive: religious contacts, good judgment, long voyages, glamorous
• Negative: overindulgence, overly enthusiastic, laziness, negligence
See Appendix for additional fixed star readings.
Work & Vocation
A need for variety and mental stimulation implies that you fare better in a job that offers change and advancement. Travel or working for export-import companies will enable you to visit other continents. As an intelligent individual with strong views, you can do whatever you put your mind to, as long as you are interested and consistent. An ability to learn things quickly implies that you have to be careful not to become bored. An excellent communicator, you may enjoy working for the news media. Alternatively, you may be interested in research and academic studies or lecturing and training. Being sociable, you may become involved in public office or social services and work in the community. Having common sense and an ability to solve problems suggests that you may take up psychology or work as an advisor or counselor.
Famous people who share your birthday include actress Rita Hayworth, playwright Arthur Miller, daredevil Evel Knievel, journalist Jimmy Breslin, writer Nathanael West, and actor Montgomery Clift.
With a number 17 birthday, you are shrewd, with a reserved nature and good analytical abilities. An independent thinker, you benefit from being well educated or skillful. Usually you utilize your knowledge in a specific way in order to develop your expertise, and you can achieve success or a prominent position as a specialist or researcher. Private, introspective, and detached, with a strong interest in facts and figures, you frequently present a serious and thoughtful demeanor and like to take your time. By developing your communication skills, you discover much more about yourself from others. The subinfluence of the number 10 month indicates that you are ambitious, with an idealistic and charismatic personality. Intelligent, with strong instincts and an eye for detail, you intuitively understand the problems you are facing. Although you possess common sense and are usually confident in your judgment, a tendency to be impatient or overenthusiastic suggests that you need to take your time and not act in haste.
• Positive: thoughtful, specialist, good planner, good business sense, attracts money, individual thinker, accurate, skilled researcher, scientific
• Negative: detached, stubborn, carelessness, moody, sensitive, narrow-minded, critical, worry
YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE
To get both stability and excitement out of a relationship, you might like to look for those born on the following dates.
Love & friendship: Jan. 4, 13, 19, 23, 24, Feb. 11, 17, 21, Mar. 9, 15, 19, 28, 29, 30, Apr. 7, 13, 17, 26, 27, May 5, 11, 15, 24; 25, 26, 27, June 3, 9, 13, 22, 23, 24, July 1, 7, 11, 20, 21, 22, Aug. 5, 9, 18, 19, 20, Sept. 3, 7, 16, 17, 18, Oct. 1, 5, 14, 15, 16, 29, 31, Nov. 3, 12, 13, 14, 27, 29, Dec. 1, 10, 11, 12, 25, 27, 29
Beneficial: Jan. 7, 15, 20, 31, Feb. 5, 13, 18, 29, Mar. 3, 11, 16, 27, Apr. 1, 9, 14, 25, May 7, 12, 23, June 5, 10, 21, July 3, 8, 19, Aug. 1, 6, 17, 30, Sept. 4, 15, 28, Oct. 2, 13, 26, Nov. 11, 24, Dec. 9, 22
Fatal attractions: Apr. 13, 14, 15, 16
Challenging: Jan. 6, 14, 30, Feb. 4, 12, 28, Mar. 2, 10, 26, Apr. 8, 24, May 6, 22, June 4, 20, July 2, 18, Aug. 16, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 10, Dec. 8
Soul mates: Apr. 30, May 28, June 26, July 24, Aug. 22, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, 30, Nov. 16, 28, Dec. 14, 26
Love & Relationships
Your need for variety and change is likely to spill over into your social life. Often drawn to strong people with initiative or insight, you are likely to have many opportunities for relationships. There is a danger of being secretive with your partners, so it is advisable to be as honest as possible to avoid repercussions later. Ruled by your feelings, you can, on one hand, look for stability and security, but on the other, you can also change mood and become restless, needing stimulating emotional experiences.