October 17 Birthday Horoscope
If Today is Your Birthday: October 17
The Year Ahead
Forecast for October 2009 to October 2010
If You Were Born Today, October 17: You have strong opinions and possess much determination. Your insight into human nature makes up part of your appeal to others. Your tendency to bang your head against the wall and to become frustrated easily is something that you outgrow and/or temper over the years. Your strong ideals and emotions, if channeled constructively, can bring you much success in your chosen profession. Communication is important to you, although your own communication style is moody. You are highly intelligent and possess the ability to ‘hit the nail on the head”. Although you can be blunt at times, you generally come across well to others, simply because they can sense your good intentions. Famous people born today: Pope John Paul I, Evel Knievel, Arthur Miller, Eminem, Ziggy Marley, Rita Hayworth, Montgomery Clift, George Wendt, Margot Kidder.
Your Birthday Year Forecast: The Moon is in its Balsamic phase in your Solar Return chart, marking this year the end of an important cycle, or stage of growth, in your life. You take more “down time” than normal, and this is natural, and even good for you. This is a year in which you are likely closing important projects or “chapters” in your life. You may be itching to do something new, but you are perhaps unsure about what that “something” is! The year, in a general sense, is best used as a meditative time for inner searching. It is a time for letting go of the past in order to prepare for the new. Although the new is still totally unrecognizable, it is important to allow the necessary surrender to the unknown.
The Sun is trine Chiron and Neptune near the time of your birthday, suggesting that you are likely to be recognized for your more unique qualities. Your personal magnetism runs quite high. You have the chance to improve your relationships with othersand with yourself! A humbly confident approach to life earns you the most respect. You tend to be looked upon favorably by others, and especially those in authority. You have the chance to shine, largely because you are projecting yourself with self-respect and modesty at once. You are especially appealing and charming just by being yourself. Opportunitiesboth personal and professionalare likely to present themselves as a result. You are not looking for credit for what you do, which frees you up to get it anyhow! Teaching others may be part of the picture, informally or formally. A more sensitiveeven mysteriouspersona is projected this year, and this can attract pleasantly unusual circumstances (and people) into your life. You will want to reserve time aloneaway from the hectic pace of lifefor reflection and meditation.
Venus is conjunct Saturn in your Solar Return chart, which brings the need to “get real” in your personal relationships this year. Changes may be in store, and decisions might need to be made whether to leave a friendship behind or renew its unspoken vows on some level–to reinvent it, in other words. A sextile to Mars suggests a good level of harmony and magnetic appeal, so the outcome is likely to be strong. A square to Pluto suggests intensity of feelings, perhaps a sense that something needs to be left behind in order to begin anew, and some level of inner drama. There may also be a need to buckle down with finances, perhaps a large purchase or financial obligation that requires changes in your spending habits (towards the conservative!).
Mars sextiles Saturn in your Solar Return chart, and work takes on definite shape this year, and you can see results from your efforts, or at least foresee success down the road. This gives you a sense of responsibility and a feeling of directedness and purposefulness. Refining and improving techniques are favored this year.
Mars conjunct the South Node of the Moon suggests strong passions but that are sometimes expressed at the wrong times, and essentially working against you. Learning to express anger appropriately will be important this year.
Refining your skills, organizing your life, and meeting responsibilities are in focus this year. A humbly confident approach and realistic optimism are your avenues to success. Attunement to your intuition and sensitivity helps you to further your career and wins you respect from others. Changes need to be made in order to improve your close personal relationships, which can be challenging at times.
2009 is a Number Two year for you. Ruled by the Moon. This is a year of potential companionship. It is a quiet, gentle, and mostly harmonious year that is less active than other years. Instead, you are more responsive to the needs of others. If you are patient and open yourself up in a gentle manner, you will attract both things and people. This is an excellent year in which to build and develop for the future. Advice – be patient, be receptive, enjoy the peace, collect.
2010 will be a Number Three year for you. Ruled by Jupiter. This is a year of sociability. It is a friendly time, when it is easy to enjoy life and other people. Focus is on personal freedom, reaching out to others, making new friends, and exploration. You are more enthusiastic and ready for adventure. It is likely to be a rather lighthearted year, when opportunities for “play” time are greater than usual. It’s also a good year for expressing your creativity. Advice – reach out, but avoid scattering your energies.
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These interpretations are partially based on the Solar Return chart in astrology. Of course, the Solar Return chart is most accurate, personalized, and descriptive, when the birth time and place (in addition to the birth date) are known.
The individual birthday forecast above is written by Annie Heese and is copyright CafeAstrology.com.