Star (not so) Shmar

So, Syllable was an absolute angel and mailed me my personalogy from the “Language of Birthdays”.

My Birth Date is 09 April and this is actually so spot-on…it’s almost scary.

April Ninth

The Day of Excess

April 9 people are certainly one of a kind. They are often the extreme embodiment of unusual trends in society, their talents conveyed in excess. Any compromise, restriction or tempering of their abilities is out of the question. Usually they leave no doubt as to their views on any subject they are outspoken, direct, sometimes even harsh. But talking about what they do is not really their specialty; they just prefer doing it, which usually means doing a lot.

April 9 people have a particular genius for translating ideas into action, giving rein to their fantasies in the most practical ways. They can even make a good living do so. Fortunately, their ideas are usually of a social nature and thus enrich the lives of others. April 9 people have strange thought processes, often quite humorous, but are not idle dreamers. On the contrary, they have a strong realistic streak and the uncanny ability to know when an idea`s time has come.

Not overly social people, those born on this day may find their ideas the principle link between themselves and their associates, family and friends. More often than not, the world of the April 9 person is a highly individualized and somewhat lonely one. There is a great desire to share discoveries with intimates, but this is not always possible. The greatest gift an April 9 person can give is to reveal herself at a deep level to another; too often, however, this gift is never given.

The strong influence April 9 people have on others is not always for the best. Their families or followers should beware of adopting their more strongly biased and excessive ideas literally. To do this could have shattering results. Above all, those born on this day set an example for freedom of action, for discipline in work, for a kind of uncompromising behaviour that most people cannot emulate. When the aim of April 9 people is to radically change the thought of others by way of example, they usually succeed. But because April 9 people usually have a strong amoral streak, those around them may even see them as unprincipled or selfish. Those born on this day would do well to periodically evaluate and study their own ideas, critically assess their own lifestyle and change it for the better, if possible.

The physical orientation of this day is marked. The tangible concerns and bodily limitations of the human condition interest April 9 people greatly, and the constantly strive to transcend these limitations. Often this striving begins with earthly matters and proceeds toward the spiritual. The danger is that less highly evolved April 9 people will get stuck in the physical plane and proceed not further. They should generally seek to expand their horizons and to view all of life from a more philosophical point of view.

Numbers and Planets.

Those born on the 9th of the month are ruled by the number 9 and by the planet Mars. Since Mars is also the ruler of Aries, April 9 people feel a doubly strong Mars influence. Extreme forms of aggression may manifest along with impulsiveness and anger. The success of those born on this day will be measured by their ability to control these impulses and harness this excess Martian energy in a constructive, non-indulgent fashion. The number 9 is a master number, powerful in its effects on other numbers (any number added to nine yields that number: e.g., 5+9=14, 4+1=5; any number multiplied by 9 yields a 9: (9×5=45, 4+5=9). This underlines the influential nature of April 9 people.


The 9th card of the Major Arcana is The Hermit, who walks carrying a lantern and a stick; he represents meditation, isolation and silence. The card signifies crystallized wisdom and ultimate discipline. The Hermit is a taskmaster who uses conscience to keep others on their path. The positive side of the card is stic-to-it-iveness, purpose, profundity and concentration; negative meanings include dogmatism, intolerance, mistrust and discouragement. This card may serve as a reminder of the importance of self-control to an April 9 person.


April 9 people must be very careful of literally destroying themselves and others with their energy. Self-inflicted injuries of all kinds are a danger. Mars influences are so strong in April 9 persons that they may also attract antagonism, even violence, from others who do not like their outspoken views and direct forms of expression. In many people, strenuous exercise is to be encouraged, but in April 9 people the physical aspects of life need to be tempered. As far as eating is concerned, there is a tendency for April 9 people to swing from fasting to overindulgence. For this reason they do far better when they allow themselves a well-rounded diet (i.e., balanced nutrition, reasonable fat).


You must learn to compromise. Beware of selfishness; giving and receiving love is important for everyone. Don`t get stuck in the physical; always reach for the stars. Temper your wildest urges and learn the lessons of balance.


There is always someone better









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