October 2 Zodiac Birthday Signs – Sociable, charming, and hardworking, you are a persuasive humanitarian who appreciates beauty and the arts. Although you are an idealist, you have a shrewd practical awareness that gives you the ability to turn your inspired dreams into tangible reality.
With the added influence of your decanate ruler, Libra, you possess natural diplomatic skills and an ability to make everyone feel at ease. People are attracted to your courteous and refined manner as well as to your skill in working cooperatively with others. You can be a loyal friend, an excellent parent, and very protective of your family members.
Appreciating beauty and possessing good taste, you are aware of your image and usually like to create a good impression. With a heightened awareness of color and sound, your innate artistic or creative talents can be developed to find expression in singing, music, art, or drama. Because you are sensitive to your environment, your home is liable to be warm and attractive.
Your idealism and romanticism may attract you to meaningful causes where you are likely to give generously of your time or money. Material security is also important to you, and generally you like to make long-term plans. Very determined when you have a goal in mind, you are usually willing to work hard for material achievement. A challenge, however, may be to keep the balance between your work and responsibility and your desire for love and pleasure.
Before the age of twenty, you are likely to be involved in social activity concerned with business or personal relations. At the age of twenty-one, when your progressed Sun moves into Scorpio, you reach a turning point that highlights a growing need for emotional change and intensity in your life. This may cause you to become more decisive and committed. Another turning point occurs at the age of fifty-one, when your progressed Sun moves into Sagittarius, indicating that you are likely to become daring or adventurous, possibly desiring to travel or seek more inspiration in your life through philosophical study.
DEGREE: 8°30’-9°30’ LIBRA
Vindemiatrix, also called Vindemiator or the Grapes Gatherer; Caphir, also called Porrima
Star’s name: Vindemiatrix, also known as Vindemiator or the Grapes Gatherer
Degree position: 8°57’-9°57’ Libra between the years 1930 and 2000
Orb: 1 °40’
Constellation: Epsilon Virgo
Applicable days: October 1, 2, 3, 4
Star qualities: varied interpretations: Mercury/Saturn and Saturn/Venus/Mercury
Description: a bright yellow star located on the right wing of Virgo
Your Secret Self
Your inner sensitivity may not be immediately obvious from your outer personality. You are sympathetic, and with your strong feelings, you can identify with others’ problems and reveal your potential for deep compassion and universal love. When you are able to view people and situations from this larger perspective, you can be very giving and detached, trusting that life will spontaneously fall into place in its own time. This awareness helps you avoid the need to control everything and becoming too serious, rigid, or frustrated.
Although friendly and caring, you can also be a person of extremes. When inspired, you are amusing, loving, and spontaneous, with a childlike sense of fun. You take life as it comes and have faith in the moment. If you allow yourself to become negative, however, you are in danger of becoming too self-sacrificing or sliding into self-pity and overindulgence. By finding a healthy balance between the material and the spiritual, you can find a wealth of inner love to help you overcome obstacles and make your wishes come true.
PRIMARY STAR’S INFLUENCE
Vindemiatrix’s influence indicates that although you possess a quick mind, at times you are impulsive or indiscreet. This star bestows concentration, logical thinking, and the ability to come straight to the point. You tend to approach problems methodically and persist until you resolve them. Vindemiatrix, however, also suggests that you can be obstinate or unyielding.
Linked to your Sun’s degree, this star imparts leadership ability, pride, and a drive to accomplish and be recognized. You often conceal your cleverness and have a tendency to make insubstantial statements. This star also indicates that success comes mainly after effort and it implies a tendency to worry over money and failure even when there is no need to.
• Positive: reserved, clever consistency, patience, methodical
• Negative: depression, worry, losses if not careful with monetary matters
See Appendix for additional fixed star readings.
Work & Vocation
Creative and ambitious, you are highly intuitive, with a charming personality. You enjoy working with others and can succeed in occupations dealing with the public. You may be drawn to the world of media or public relations, or work as a social worker or negotiator. Intellectual and idealistic, you may be interested in a career as a teacher, psychologist, or counselor. Being artistic, with original ideas, you may be inspired to follow a career as an artist or a designer. If not artistically inclined, you may decide to use your charm and easygoing personality by joining the diplomatic corps and mix socializing, work, and travel. An ability to work with different people suggests that you can work in sales and promotion or fight for just causes as a mediator or arbitrator.
Famous people who share your birthday include Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, comedians Groucho Marx and Bud Abbott, designer Donna Karan, writers Graham Greene and Wallace Stevens, and singer/songwriter Sting.
Sensitivity and a strong need to be part of a group are suggested by a number 2 birthday. Adaptable and understanding, you enjoy cooperative activities where you can experience interaction with others. In your attempt to please those you like, however, you may run the risk of becoming overdependent. Nevertheless, by developing confidence, you can overcome the tendency to get easily hurt by the action and criticism of others. The subinfluence of the number 10 month indicates that you are idealistic and original, with strong convictions and a charismatic character. If you are inspired by an idea or a cause, you have the power to influence others to join your campaign. If insecure, however, you can become worried and indecisive about your personal needs and desires and lose your direction. Receptive and easily influenced by your environment, you need to express yourself through some creative pursuit and are often willing to work with others in order to achieve your goals.
• Positive: good partnerships, gentle, tactful, receptive, intuitive, agile, considerate, harmonious, agreeable, ambassador of goodwill
• Negative: suspicious, lack of confidence, subservient, oversensitive, emotional, selfish, easily hurt
Love & Relationships
Gregarious and friendly, you should find it easy to make friends and gain admirers. Because you are romantic, the expression of love, whether personal or universal, is likely to be very important to you. You are often willing to make great sacrifices for love; nevertheless, guard against doing things strictly out of duty, as this may cause you to feel unappreciated. As you may need the steadying influence of a stable partner, it is necessary to be very discriminating before you finally settle down in a long-term relationship. You are particularly drawn to intelligent and creative people.
YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE
You might find a partner who will understand your sensitivity and need for love among those born on the following dates.
Love & friendship: Jan. 4, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 23, Feb. 2, 6, 16, 17, 21, Mar. 4, 14, 15, 19, 28, 30, Apr. 2, 12, 13, 17, 26, 28, 30, May 1, 10, 11, 15, 24, 26, 28, June 7, 8, 9, 13, 22, 24, 26, July 6, 7, 11, 20, 22, 24, 30, Aug. 4, 5, 9, 18, 20, 22, 28, Sept. 2, 3, 7, 16, 18, 20, 26, Oct. 1, 5, 14, 16, 18, 24, Nov. 3, 12, 14, 16, 22, Dec. 1, 10, 12, 14, 20
Beneficial: Jan. 5, 16, 27, Feb. 3, 14, 25, Mar. 1, 12, 23, Apr. 10, 21, May 8, 19, June 6, 17, July 4, 15, Aug. 2, 13, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, 30, Nov. 7, 28, Dec. 5, 26, 30
Fatal attractions: Jan. 17, Feb. 15, Mar. 13, 28, 29, 30, 31, Apr. 11, May 9, June 7, July 5, Aug. 3, Sept. 1
Challenging: Jan. 1, 10, 15, Feb. 8, 13, Mar. 6, 11, Apr. 4, 9, May 2, 7, June 5, July 3, 29, Aug. 1, 27, Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 21, Dec. 19, 29
Soul mates: Aug. 30, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 24, Dec. 22