6th JanuaryThe birthday of the philosopher
On The Dark Side
Naïve, unrealistic, unreasonable
On The Light Side
Idealistic, philosophical, understanding
Your greatest challenge is...
to avoid feeling burdened down with responsibilities at work
The way forward is…
to devote as much time to your personal life as to achieving your ideological objectives.
Listen first, talk second
Everyone wants to be understood and the key to understanding is to listen. To get people on your side, listen to other points of view before giving your own.
The birthday of the philosopherPeople born on January 6 are forever looking beneath the surface for meaning and significance in events. They always try to see the spark of goodness in others but this spiritual, philosophical approach to life can mean that other people often dismiss them as childlike or naïive, in the process underestimating their tremendous energy and intelligence.
Although philosophical in their thinking, January 6 people are extremely ambitious and goal orientated, tending eventually to get what they want in life. Willing to work hard and dedicate themselves to their goals, those born on this day can overcome their natural shyness, introspection and gentleness when they are called to defend their convictions and their ideals. However, because they trust their instincts so much and believe that everything that happens to them has significance, there is a danger of them always rejecting alternative viewpoints and being labeled unrealistic, unreasonable and stubborn at times. The tendency to expect others to think like them can prove too challenging for those who are not as philosophically minded.
Despite their stubborn streak and outspokenness, January 6 people also have a tender side to them that can be easily hurt when their input isn’t valued or people don’t take them seriously. They may deal with their hurt by rebelling against authority or indulging in irresponsible behavior, but later in life, around the age of forty-five, they learn that, although cathartic, constant rebellion can never be the whole answer. It is important for them to find a place to express their wild side, but sport or work or study is often their savior because it provides the boundaries and calls upon the discipline they need to help them handle their emotions and channel their energies.
At the end of the day, even when criticized or rejected, the idealism and honesty of people born on January 6 never fails to shine through. Once they find what they should devote their life to, their determination and ability to impart their ideals in an inspirational way will attract both admirers and considerable success their way.
In love with love
Relationships have a powerful, overwhelming effect on people born on January 6 and they run the risk of getting lost in them. Sometimes they can give the impression that they are more in love with the idea of love than with the person themselves; it is important for them to learn to take in a relationship as well as give. Having a wide circle of intelligent friends can stop them becoming overly dependent on a partner.
Ease up on yourself
Those born on this day need to make sure that their passion for ideals and for others does not make them neglect their own health and well-being. They need to eat healthily and get plenty of sleep so that they can tackle life’s challenges with their irresistible energy. At some point in their life they might suffer from some kind of skin problem, but this usually clears up when attention is paid to diet and lifestyle. There is a danger that they can get caught up by overly strict or demanding diet or lifestyle changes recommended by charismatic gurus, such as diets that eliminate food groups or overdose on protein. They need to remember that the key to a healthy diet, as well as to a healthy life, is balance. Sociable forms of exercise such as dancing and aerobics are recommended, and a few drops of lemon essential oil on their pillow or bedclothes at night will help them go to sleep and wake up refreshed.
In work, as in life, these people have a vision; if they can’t communicate it effectively in their profession, they may decide to go it alone, either by setting up their own business or by becoming self-employed. They make ideal therapists, doctors, counselors, engineers, architects, property developers, computer programmers, psychologists or alternative health practitioners. They may also be drawn toward religion or spirituality.
Help others learn about themselves
The life task of people born on this day is to spread the message that it is possible to unite opposites, the positive and the negative, the idealistic with the practical, the spiritual and the mundane. Their destiny is to help others deal with their fears and uncertainties, and discover their own truth.
“I help others by listening to them”
Signs & Symbols
|Ruling Planet||Saturn; The Teacher|
|Symbol||The Horned Goat|
|Birth Date Ruler||Moon; The Intuitive|
|Lucky Days||Saturday and
Monday, especially when these days fall on 2 and 3 of the month
|Lightsabre Colours||Dark Blue Silver