People born on April 17 are confident, ambitious and opportunistic individuals. When knocked down, they have the will-power and resilience to bounce right back. They know their own mind, having a clear idea of where they are going and how to get there. Determined to succeed, they also have a talent for spotting opportunities, not just for themselves but for others.
Despite often being quietly spoken, the impression these people make on others is often strong because they promote their ideals with absolute conviction. They expect others to agree with them, and because of their intense will-power, others often do. They also have the ability to translate their ideals into action and may find themselves leading those who are less determined. Although it seems as if they were born to be successful, they do have to work hard to get to the top. This isn’t a problem for them, as they do whatever it takes to make their mark. They thrive on challenge and love a good battle and in the process, make either loyal friends or resentful enemies.
These people are prone to mood swings and like to spend time alone when dark moments are upon them. Although this can be beneficial in their professional relationships, in their personal relationships it can be detrimental; refusing to share their ups and downs limits the depth of close bonds. Their tendency is to divide everything into positive and negative; just as it’s important for them to appreciate the complexity of their emotional life, they also need to acknowledge the complexities in the world around them. Until their early-thirties they strive for security and certainty, but in their mid-thirties they move toward a more flexible world view.
It is important for them to ensure their amazing will-power does not make them too judgmental or serious. Once they inject a little light-heartedness into their lives, they will discover that their authority isn’t weakened but strengthened, and that wherever their dreams take them, others will gladly follow.
People born on April 16 love to talk about the meaning of life, being fascinated by life’s mysteries. At the same time they are seductive, charming, and very amusing. They know how to make other people smile, and friends, loved ones and colleagues will often regard these humorous and dreamy individuals with great affection.
Although they have the ability to see the humor in almost any situation, they are not superficial individuals. Quite the opposite; they have a deep awareness of life’s tragedies, which gives them the insight to understand that humor is one of the best and most cathartic responses. Despite being wise and insightful, they can be generous to the point of stupidity; others often take advantage of their willingness to share. They also tend to over-indulge in everything they enjoy, easily slipping into irresponsible behavior.
In general, strong emotions make these people feel uncomfortable and they like to lighten intense moments with humor. This can make their contribution invaluable during times of stress, as it teaches others how to deal effectively with setbacks. It can however, also work against them; instead of facing situations that need to be resolved, they avoid them. It is important for them to resist the temptation to sidestep conflict, as this can lead to hidden resentments in the future.
These people can appear as if they are living in a world of dreams. While it is true that they are visionaries, they are able to translate their dreams into realities. Until their middle thirties they focus on building a secure foundation for their dreams. Then, after the age of thirty-five, they have greater interest in interpersonal relationships and communication skills. This is a positive development for them, as becoming more aware of their dreams and ideals of others aid their psychological growth. Once they strike a healthy balance between their inner and outer selves, others will admire them not only for their humor and gentle presence, but also for their inspirational strength of purpose.
The charismatic individuals born on April 15 are sensitive and charming, yet ambitious and powerful. The key to their complex and seemingly contradictory personality is their intellectual incisiveness which enables them to formulate well-structured strategies in response to almost any challenge.
The powerful intellect they are blessed with can make them extraordinarily sensitive to what is going on around them. Sometimes they can take their skills of observation to the extreme; this can become a source of friction with loved ones, who want to be seen for who they actually are, not for what they could be. It can also contribute to feelings of anxiety and insecurity, as people born on this may hear or observe something out of context and draw the incorrect conclusions. Their passion for detailed observation and analysis may make them take themselves and everyone else a little too seriously, so they forget the importance of relaxing and simply having fun. On the plus side and it’s a big plus, their acute intellect and powers of observation enable them to detect a vital piece of information or the missing link needed to remedy or explain a situation. The compassionate, wise side of their nature also means that others often turn to them for support, encouragement and advice.
Their ability to see life in broad rather than specific terms may be regarded by others as unrealistic or impossible and it may be that the world is not yet ready for their sweeping and imaginative ideas. Until the age of thirty-five the emphasis in their life is on practical considerations, but after the age of thirty-six they are likely to place more significance on knowledge, communication and mental exploration, and these are the years when people born on this day really come into their own.
These people long to make their mark on the world and if they can learn to channel their rare combination of great imagination, brilliant organization and tenacity into a direction that others find acceptable, they have the potential to be truly inspirational.
People born on April 14 often have outstanding communication skills and a wonderful way with people. Their obvious leadership skills earn them the admiration of others. Whatever situation or line of work they find themselves in, others tend to listen to and respect them.
The respect of others matters greatly to these people, as they themselves have great respect for the past and a strong desire to follow in the footsteps of others. Creating new systems or methods doesn’t interest them as much as reaching the heights others have already scaled. This doesn’t mean they’re stuck in the past; quite the opposite, as they will always put a unique stamp on their work. It just means they have a powerful sense of tradition and great respect for the work of others. As a result, conservative methods will often be preferred to more radical ones.
These people are at their happiest and best when their home and work lives are stable, giving them the feeling of security they need to excel in their chosen field. It is therefore important for them not to take the love and support of those closest to them for granted. Until their middle thirties they concentrate on material security, building a solid foundation. In their later thirties they enter a period of new ideas and increased productivity during which they may use their excellent communication skills to become a mouthpiece for an organization or group.
These people like to be in control, both at work and at home, but despite this autocratic tendency they are also intuitive, often quick to realize when they have crossed the line, adjusting their behavior accordingly. Their respectful attitude toward others serves them well, their success rarely being resented. Even though they do suffer from bouts of anxiety and uncertainty-manifested in their obsession with details- it is important that they put their talents to good use because all form of communication invigorate their lives, so they not only follow in the footsteps of the great, but become great themselves.
People born on April 13 are born reformers, willing to work tirelessly to make changes they consider crucial. They are an endless source of new ideas and, although some of these might be considered eccentric, people appreciate their unusual approach to problem solving.
These highly intelligent people can often handle tasks that most others find exacting. They excel at resolving problems and coming up with a better way of doing things. Mental stimulation is essential to them and if they don’t feel challenged they can easily bored and restless, with a tendency to fidget. They don’t like sitting still and try to inject as much activity as they can into every moment. Their propensity to seek out new challenges is particularly highlighted after the age of thirty, when their focus changes from that of material stability to intellectual curiosity.
These people don’t actively seek out the company of others because they are essentially private, preferring to connect with the world and make their mark through their work. Their greatest satisfaction comes from moving humanity forward on from employing their considerable talents in projects that benefits others. They derive great satisfaction from the comfort and support of a few close friends and family, preferably those who validate their vision and provide them with support when their ideas are criticized. Although skeptical of convention and compelled to seek out alternative solutions, they are nonetheless deeply sensitive to the opinions of others; even if these opinions hurt, they are rarely deflected from their chosen course.
Because people born on this day value their solitude, often feeling the need to withdraw from security, especially when working on a project, they can often be criticized for being remote, distant or in extreme cases weird. But the truth is that they are highly sensitive individuals with a need for privacy. But when the time feels right they can overcome any fear or hesitation they might have and, like the true pioneers they are, can step out with boldness, often breaking new ground in the process.
People born on April 12 are often surrounded by a fascinated group of listeners. They are well-liked for their ability to get others to open up to them, possessing the knack of making people laugh at their own insecurities, offering others an opportunity thereby to rise above themselves.
Stimulating, witty and fun, they are interested in everyone and everything. Their inquisitive minds are forever on the alert, looking out for the latest news or research to inform or entertain. Curiously, they find it hard to share their feelings, being more comfortable in the role of interviewer, entertainer or informer than of confidant. This elusiveness can cause tension both at home and at work; it is important for them to learn to open up about their own feelings.
These people don’t like to miss a thing and they may therefore spend a great deal of their twenties and thirties wandering from job to job or even country to country in search of a satisfying profession. While this would prove disastrous for most, for them it can work because every experience they have, even the ones that disappoint and frustrate, is regarded as a learning opportunity. Then, some time in their forties, through this process of trial and error, they find a goal or purpose which can make use of the vast store of knowledge and experience they have thus far accumulated.
Keen observers of the human condition, people born on this day prize knowledge above all else and love to share what they have learned with others. There is a danger that they can become judgmental in the process or heavily influenced by the opinions of others; it is important for them to stay curious and open-minded, and not become dogmatic. Getting to know who they are and what they, not others, think about things is central to their success. This is because when they get in touch with their own feelings, as well as those of others, they can not only entertain and inform, but inspires as well.
The assertive but warm-hearted individuals born on April 11 have the ability to see problems in both emotional and a practical way, making them excellent problem solvers and mediators. They are capable of bringing even the most divergent of opinions into harmony with great charm and tact.
If there is a good cause to promote, these people are often the first to volunteer to help. They are eternally optimistic, with the ability to devote their energy and interpersonal skills to a plan of action, then promoting it with tenacity. They are also realistic enough to know that the support of others will benefit them; so they set out to charm and convert any opposition to their cause by means of skilled diplomacy.
Although they often find themselves the center of attention, these people do not purposely seek the limelight, preferring to be a part rather than a focus of the action. In their professional life, they are more concerned with ideas than image, working tirelessly to find common ground for agreement.
Unfortunately, they aren’t always as diplomatic in their private lives and at times they can be unresponsive to the needs of those closest to them. They often have plenty of admirers, loving nothing better than planning get-togethers where large numbers of people can mingle; but to their nearest and dearest they can be cool. Fortunately, around the age of forty they are likely to focus their energies less on financial security and popularity, and more on close friends and loved ones.
They are also great communicators, working particularly well when given charge of a team with the opportunity to inspire and encourage others. They run the risk that in knowing what is best for the common good they refuse to consider alternative viewpoints, so it is important for their psychological growth to keep their minds open to other, perhaps better, ways of doing things. Once they have learned greater flexibility, they can use their powers of persuasion, tenacity and clear-sightedness to champion justice, creating a more nurturing and peaceful world.
People born on April 10 have a dazzling personality that likes to do courageous and daring things. Their life tends to be a roller-coaster but, although they do take considerable risks both professionally and personally, they are neither foolish nor reckless. Without a doubt they are action heroes and heroines, but shrewd ones.
While those who do not know them well may be taken aback by their daring or radical approach, these people are in fact confident of success, secure in the knowledge that they have carefully evaluated the risks. They may appear impulsive but behind the scenes there is always a soundly considered plan of action to realize their ambitions. This combination of pragmatism and adventure, combined with their undoubted intelligence and enormous energy, augers well for success.
It can sometimes be difficult for them to slow down, even with their closest friends. Restless and action orientated, they have a tendency to race through life as if they are afraid of missing out on something. It is important for them to learn new skills; it is important that they learn to slow down and reflect on their progress.
Curiously the private lives of these bold people may be marked by a certain degree of detachment from others, as well as by attacks of anxiety or even phobias. These private fears might indicate a fear of failure or rejection; these can be resolved once they learn to connect with their feelings, experiencing the joys of sharing and intimacy with others.
Since people born on this day find it easier to compete than to cooperate, they are excellent self-starters with real leadership potential. Naturally charming, their non-conformist perspective often attracts many admirers. Once they are able to balance their restlessness with sensitivity and patience, there is no doubt that these warriors, with their ability to plan and complete a project, will go far.
People born on April 9 have fantastic stamina. They live and love like a whirlwind, possessing an insatiable appetite for all the pleasures of life. Although they love to have a good time, they can also work very hard. Blessed with prodigious energy, originality and single-mindedness, they have great potential to achieve their ambitious.
These people have a strong personality and don’t like to be in subservient position. In their professional life, their understanding of what people need can make them accurate predictors of social trends. They have the ability to turn their ideas into reality, and by so doing they not only enrich the lives of others, they can also profit themselves.
Others are often seduced by their charm, although some find their outspokenness somewhat excessive. They have to win every argument, often somewhat bluntly, and they also don’t take kindly to criticism, regarding any such comment as a form of betrayal. Their fondness for pushing the limits by indulging in physical pleasures can alarm others, especially when their lavish lifestyle attracts those who do not have their best interest at heart.
Until the age of forty they may concentrate on material stability; it is important during this time that they base their life around positive rather than negative values. During their mid-forties they may broaden their horizons, becoming more interested in furthering their own spiritual and psychological growth. It is during these years that their generosity, openness and warmth are most likely to be offset by their lack of reliability.
Although people born on this day can be erratic and extreme, their drive and strength of purpose can sweep others off their feet, carrying them along in the whirlwind of enthusiasm. There’s little time for quiet reflection along the way but there will be plenty of excitement. This is because life rarely stands still for these people; it’s an action-packed adventure with many surprises and opportunities. If they can put these opportunities to good use, they can become energetic campaigners for greater self-expression and for progress.
People born on April 8 have a passionate sense of right and wrong, with a strong focus on humanitarian concerns. Their intentions are extremely noble, being motivated by a deep passion for the underdog or those who haven’t been given a chance to develop their potential. The admiration or respect of others is not their main concern; what matters to them is the well-being of others.
Despite their compassion, there is a tendency for these people to see things in black and white; as a result they run the risk of becoming intolerant or dismissive. They passionately believe that everyone is equal, and if they see any form of injustice they can become extremely critical. In the process, they can gain more enemies than friends. It is therefore important for them to control their impulses and find more effective ways of getting their point across.
Since they often find it hard to express their emotions freely they can appear somewhat detached or reserved. When there is a crisis however, they are a tower of strength. Despite their apparent steadiness they may also alternate between being warm and responsible, and cold and indifferent.
Beneath their self-confidence lie fears of inadequacy that can manifest in self-sacrificing behavior; but if they can overcome these fears, their enormous determination, combined with their incisive and methodical mind, can help them achieve almost anything. Before the age of forty-two there is an emphasis on establishing security and stability, but after that age their focus is on new interests and on communication. These are the years when their self-confidence tends to flower and they really come into their own.
As well as being noble in their intentions, they are independent and daring, keen to express themselves with originality. Their drive to succeed is great but not unusually selfish, as they prefer to express their uniqueness through humanitarian deeds that benefit many people. This is what gives these enigmatic but lovely people the potential to bring harmony to the world.