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The Secret Language of Birthdays


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I have this book in my library it was written by Gary Goldschneider and Joost Elffers it references just how special people are born on any day of the calender year. Many people have long suspected, as astrologers believe, that the day you were born affects your personality. While no one knows exactly how or why, birthdays do tend to be uncannily accurate predictors of psychological tendencies. I'll use my brother Michael, he's long passed away, so he won't mind me using him for an example. His birthday was August 17th.

 

August 17th : The day of Explosive Power

 

Those born on August 17 are powerful and explosive individuals. They have the high voltage of those born on the previous day, with whom they have much in common, but unlike the latter are very taken up with running the show. Their drive to rule has the underpinnings of a well-established earthiness which grounds their dynamic energies. Most August 17 people,men and women, are dominating authoritarians at heart, who do not brook any challenge to their right to rule whether acting as parents, teachers, military people or even friends. Indeed, those born on this day often run into trouble when their controlling nature become too hard for others to handle.

 

Paradoxically, August 17 people can display a very quiet and even solitary temperament and a strong deisire to protect their private life. Ouside of their work or social involvements they would prefer to be left alone. Though very outgoing at times perhaps " the life of the party, " they are hardly wanton exhibitionists, preferring not to waste their energies in grand displays. Those born on this day carry a certain refinement and charm with them, but can also be forbidding enough to keep admirers at arms length.

 

One of the greatest challenges to August 17 people is to control their argumentative side, along with a tendency to be alternately antagonistic or defensive. If allowed free reign, such urges can create serous difficulties for them, not only making enemies but also alienating friends and family. Those who love and understand August 17 people will try to cope with this untamed energy and readily forgive explosive words and actions. But there reaches a point where those born on this day may push the tolerance of others too far.

 

Psychologically, many August 17 people exhibit such behavior beacuse of hidden insecurities and repressed inferiority feelings carried over from childhood. Typically, they have experienced serious problems with one of their parents (often of the same sex) whom they alternately hated and adored. In addition, they may not have taken the pains to really know themselves, and thus when encountering misfortune may brood or grow frusterated rather than learn from the experiance. Perhaps Psychological couselling can help those born on this day to understand themselves better.

 

Because of their deep natures and their sophfisticated thought paterns, these versatile people have a great deal to offer in many areas if they can get a handle on their energies. Though August 17 people vary rarely act with malicious intent, they can be driven by forces beyond thier control, forces often kept bottled up inside. Various forms of mental discipline can help them manage these "hurricane" energies. i.e. learning to monitor early warning signs and calm the winds before a storm develops.

 

Number and Planets

 

Those born on the 17th day of the month are ruled by the number 8, and by the planet Saturn, Saturn carries a serious aspect, which tends to make August 17 people severe with themselves and others. The combined influence of the Sun (ruler of Leo) and Saturn may indicate an ultra-responsible personality, but one also prone to discouragement. The number 8 carries a conflict between the material and spiritual worlds, those ruled by the number 8 are often lonely, and tend to indulge themselves.

 

Tarot

 

The 17th card of the Major Arcana is The Star, which shows a beautiful naked girl unther the stars pouring refreshing water on the parched earth with one pitcher and reviving the stagnant water of a pond with another. She represents the glories on the earthly life, but also material enslavement to it. The stars above her are an eternal reminder of the presence of the spiritual world. Thus, August 17 people are reminded never to forget about the higher goals of life.

 

Health

 

The greatest health danger for August 17 people is illness brought on by suppressed aggression. If those born on this day allow problems to eat away at them and express such worries only in fits of temper, they will be at risk for ulcerative stomach and intestinal conditions, hypertension and malignancies of all kinds. Encouraging their social nature, working and live in an energetic, free-flowing fashion will do wonders for their health. All endeavors which open them up to the world are recommended, group exercise, meals and social activities of all sorts. All forms of depression ( which is often anger driven inside ) should be attended to as quickly as possible.

 

Advice

 

Moderate your intensity when appropriate. Use downtime to examine your motivations; get to know yourself better. Observe yourself in daily life and learn to recognize the early warning signals of destructive temper. Try to keep things light.

 

Meditation

 

Touching the nose means no

 

Strengths and Weakness : Versatile, Forceful, Earthy Tempestuous, Antagonistic, Aloof

 

And theres more it goes into depth regarding the August 17 people !

 

This is true of my brothers personality.

 

Regards,

Gypsy

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Hello Gypsy,

 

I've got this book too! Certainly what's written on my children's birthdays seems to fit their personalities. I'm not so keen on mine though : (

 

 

I have this book in my library it was written by Gary Goldschneider and Joost Elffers it references just how special people are born on any day of the calender year. Many people have long suspected, as astrologers believe, that the day you were born affects your personality. While no one knows exactly how or why, birthdays do tend to be uncannily accurate predictors of psychological tendencies. I'll use my brother Michael, he's long passed away, so he won't mind me using him for an example. His birthday was August 17th.

 

August 17th : The day of Explosive Power

 

Those born on August 17 are powerful and explosive individuals. They have the high voltage of those born on the previous day, with whom they have much in common, but unlike the latter are very taken up with running the show. Their drive to rule has the underpinnings of a well-established earthiness which grounds their dynamic energies. Most August 17 people,men and women, are dominating authoritarians at heart, who do not brook any challenge to their right to rule whether acting as parents, teachers, military people or even friends. Indeed, those born on this day often run into trouble when their controlling nature become too hard for others to handle.

 

Paradoxically, August 17 people can display a very quiet and even solitary temperament and a strong deisire to protect their private life. Ouside of their work or social involvements they would prefer to be left alone. Though very outgoing at times perhaps " the life of the party, " they are hardly wanton exhibitionists, preferring not to waste their energies in grand displays. Those born on this day carry a certain refinement and charm with them, but can also be forbidding enough to keep admirers at arms length.

 

One of the greatest challenges to August 17 people is to control their argumentative side, along with a tendency to be alternately antagonistic or defensive. If allowed free reign, such urges can create serous difficulties for them, not only making enemies but also alienating friends and family. Those who love and understand August 17 people will try to cope with this untamed energy and readily forgive explosive words and actions. But there reaches a point where those born on this day may push the tolerance of others too far.

 

Psychologically, many August 17 people exhibit such behavior beacuse of hidden insecurities and repressed inferiority feelings carried over from childhood. Typically, they have experienced serious problems with one of their parents (often of the same sex) whom they alternately hated and adored. In addition, they may not have taken the pains to really know themselves, and thus when encountering misfortune may brood or grow frusterated rather than learn from the experiance. Perhaps Psychological couselling can help those born on this day to understand themselves better.

 

Because of their deep natures and their sophfisticated thought paterns, these versatile people have a great deal to offer in many areas if they can get a handle on their energies. Though August 17 people vary rarely act with malicious intent, they can be driven by forces beyond thier control, forces often kept bottled up inside. Various forms of mental discipline can help them manage these "hurricane" energies. i.e. learning to monitor early warning signs and calm the winds before a storm develops.

 

Number and Planets

 

Those born on the 17th day of the month are ruled by the number 8, and by the planet Saturn, Saturn carries a serious aspect, which tends to make August 17 people severe with themselves and others. The combined influence of the Sun (ruler of Leo) and Saturn may indicate an ultra-responsible personality, but one also prone to discouragement. The number 8 carries a conflict between the material and spiritual worlds, those ruled by the number 8 are often lonely, and tend to indulge themselves.

 

Tarot

 

The 17th card of the Major Arcana is The Star, which shows a beautiful naked girl unther the stars pouring refreshing water on the parched earth with one pitcher and reviving the stagnant water of a pond with another. She represents the glories on the earthly life, but also material enslavement to it. The stars above her are an eternal reminder of the presence of the spiritual world. Thus, August 17 people are reminded never to forget about the higher goals of life.

 

Health

 

The greatest health danger for August 17 people is illness brought on by suppressed aggression. If those born on this day allow problems to eat away at them and express such worries only in fits of temper, they will be at risk for ulcerative stomach and intestinal conditions, hypertension and malignancies of all kinds. Encouraging their social nature, working and live in an energetic, free-flowing fashion will do wonders for their health. All endeavors which open them up to the world are recommended, group exercise, meals and social activities of all sorts. All forms of depression ( which is often anger driven inside ) should be attended to as quickly as possible.

 

Advice

 

Moderate your intensity when appropriate. Use downtime to examine your motivations; get to know yourself better. Observe yourself in daily life and learn to recognize the early warning signals of destructive temper. Try to keep things light.

 

Meditation

 

Touching the nose means no

 

Strengths and Weakness : Versatile, Forceful, Earthy Tempestuous, Antagonistic, Aloof

 

And theres more it goes into depth regarding the August 17 people !

 

This is true of my brothers personality.

 

Regards,

Gypsy

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How does it work for some one born earlier than originally intended? I was 8 weeks premi so I was meant to be a May baby not a March baby but I would love to know what my birthday says about me - I tend to find that most of the positive Aries 'traits' don't really fit me at all. Seriously, reading it - not me. Negatives one....hmmm slightly more accurate.:grin_witch:

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This looks like a good one!! Thanks Celtic Gypsy! :)

 

Sidenote: I have "The Element Encyclopedia of Birthdays" by Theresa Cheung and "What Your Birthday Reveals about You" by Phyllis Vega.

 

These two are not quite as thorough as yours <does not include numbers/planets/tarot/> but good ones...I found them to be pretty accurate in their descriptions of myself and of people I know.

 

~Ruby

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  • 4 weeks later...

Just got my copy of this book FedExed in today, really enjoying it. Usually things I read about my sign and birthdate frustrate me because they're so typical and half off, but the information here is different. For me anyway.

 

Glad you brought this topic up CG!

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Just wanted to mention I had ordered this one too...it is a really good book, more thorough than my other books on this subject.

 

~Anara

 

 

Glad to hear you find it useful. It's such a HUGE book, gads! One could use it to exercise one's arms, if one was so inclined ! LoL ! It's a book that anybody would find interesting, imho. I can't imagine if it ever when into BIG PRINT, how big it would be. One would need a wheel barrel just to tote the damn thing around.:rolleyes_witch:

 

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Gypsy

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Glad to hear you find it useful. It's such a HUGE book, gads! One could use it to exercise one's arms, if one was so inclined ! LoL ! It's a book that anybody would find interesting, imho. I can't imagine if it ever when into BIG PRINT, how big it would be. One would need a wheel barrel just to tote the damn thing around.:rolleyes_witch:

 

Regards,

Gypsy

 

 

LOL! It is a heavy book....but, yep, jam packed with good info.

 

Thanks again for the recommendation!

 

 

Have a good one,

~Anara

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Glad to hear you find it useful. It's such a HUGE book, gads! One could use it to exercise one's arms, if one was so inclined ! LoL ! It's a book that anybody would find interesting, imho. I can't imagine if it ever when into BIG PRINT, how big it would be. One would need a wheel barrel just to tote the damn thing around.:rolleyes_witch:

 

Regards,

Gypsy

 

LOL it's funny that you just wrote that because as I was reading the OP I was thinking..........damn, that's a LOT of information on just one day, this book must be HUGE!! roflhard.gif

 

I never really "got" the whole astrology thing, but this book looks very interesting!!

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I really enjoy this book. I had received a gift card to borders books years ago, and decided to spend it on this book. I find it to be a very good book to get a nice look at people's personalities. I usually pull it out when I meet someone new just to see what it says about their personality, and if I will ultimately get along with them or not.

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