The extremely sensitive individuals born on February 17 develop a tough armor around themselves early in life and go out to do battle with the world. Their backgrounds are rarely conducive to their particular form of expression, so they must fight for themselves from the word go. Some February 17 people are privileged, others disadvantaged, but from whatever strata they come they are convinced of their ability to overcome obstacles in order to emerge as individuals in their own right. However, before they can battle with the world, those born on this day must battle with themselves, to shape and mold themselves in a desired form.
Strengths: INDOMITABLE - SPIRITUAL - SENSITIVE
Weaknesses: ARMORED - ISOLATED - STUCK
Advice:Keep yourself open to the outside world. At least let others look in, even if entrance is denied. Use your sensitivity to teach you the way to the spiritual life. Beware of being too secretive or suspicious.
BORN ON THIS DAY: Marian Anderson, Jim Brown, Michael Jordan, Huey Newton, Hal Holbrook, Red Barber, Margaret Truman. Source: The Secret Language of Birthdays Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers.
MEDITATION: That which offers no resistance can be harder to push.
Diamonds - Values - Security – Dharma
8 of Diamonds - Money as Power
Karma for the 8 of Diamonds - Material Control
EIGHT of Diamonds: The Sun Card; As the sun card, the Eight of Diamonds has the opportunity to rise to great heights in this life. Regardless of whether they make the move for great fame, they are always respected and looked up to in their work. They love to "shine". These people are powerful and can be dominating. Their Eight power and position in the Crown Line gives them an independent and sometimes "pushy" nature. In any case, they know what everything is worth and can drive a hard bargain. They can achieve anything through hard work and the application of their inherent intuition. When they learn to re-direct their power inward to themselves and stop trying to change the world, they can attain the lasting peace of inner power and self-mastery, the keywords of their Queen of Spades Karma Card. In love they tend towards fickleness. The Eight of Diamonds independent, changeable nature may resist marriage. They must learn to give others freedom of expression without trying to change them. They also need to learn to accept themselves as they are.
Your Karma Cards are the: QUEEN of Spades - You owe something to this person and they reflect you in some way. SEVEN of Clubs- This person owes you and you are their mirror in some way.
EIGHT of Diamonds BIRTHDAYS: January 19 (Capricorn), February 17 (Aquarius-Pisces Cusp), March 15 (Pisces), April 13 (Aries), May 11 (Taurus), June 9 (Gemini,) July 7 (Cancer), August 5 (Leo), September 3 (Virgo,) October 1 (Libra);
FAMOUS EIGHT of Diamonds: "Jim" Brown is an American former professional football player and actor. He is best known for his exceptional and record-setting nine-year career as a fullback for the Cleveland Browns ... February 17, 1936 (age 79), St. Simons, GA.
FAMOUS EIGHT of Diamonds:Dolly Parton, Edgar Allan Poe, Paris Hilton, Denise Richards, Sly Stone, Al Green, Thomas Jefferson, Salvador Dali, Jim Brown, Martha Graham, Johnny Depp, Ringo Starr, John Huston, Charlie Sheen, Randy Quaid, Jimmy Carter, Christopher Hitchens, Source: Robert Camp's Love Cards www.7thunders.com
AQUARIUS-PISCES CUSP - The Cusp of Sensitivity February 16-22:Those born on the Cusp of Sensitivity are often success-oriented individuals who give top priority to their career. They are usually fighters, an attitude sometimes based on underlying insecurity and the need to prove themselves. A chip-on-the-shoulder attitude in many Aquarius-Pisces makes them aggressive toward others and belligerent when attacked. A real personal challenge for Aquarius-Pisces, then, is to rediscover and acknowledge their inner makeup and to break down some of the barriers they have built up. The tough, even aggressive exterior of many born on the Aquarius-Pisces Cusp belies the sensitive personality inside. Extremely vulnerable as children, Aquarius-Pisces react to criticism or abuse from others by building a wall around themselves. Carried with them into adulthood, this armor may give the impression of an inner self far different from the reality.
Strengths: Success-Oriented, Concerned, Caring
Weaknesses: Insecure, Pessimistic Isolated
ADVICE:Don't give up on the world or retreat behind fences. If necessary tear obstructions down to rediscover your sensitive self. Learning to trust may mean ceasing to fear. Without denying your need to explore the depths and the heights, take the middle road more often.
AQUARIUS-PISCES CUSP NOTABLE: Ansel Adamswas an American photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, and books. February 20, 1902, Western Addition, San Francisco, CA.
AQUARIUS-PISCES CUSP NOTABLES: Frederic Chopin, John Travolta, Michael Jordan, Toni Morrison, Yoko Ono, Ansel Adams, Sidney Potier, Charles Barkley, Julius Irving, Sonny Bono, John McEnroe, Edward Kennedy, Barbara Jordan, Marian Anderson. Source: The Secret Language of Relationships Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers.
The February 17th EIGHT of Diamonds"The Sun Card,"earns their title, the Day of theBATTLERfor three good support cards. 1) The FIVE of Clubs Ego Card,"The Quest for Truth."2)The +karma SEVEN of Clubs"The Faith Card"aka"The Spiritual Knowledge Card"says that whatever they believe in, they believe in it, from head to toe. 3) The -karma QUEEN of Spades"The Self-Mastery Card"gives them a very important leg-up in every battle because they know who they are and are masters of their craft. In other words they don't have to waste any time in Self-Awareness, Mindfulness or Soul Searching before getting down to business.
Our famous, and accomplished February 17th Battlers Jim BrownFebruary 17, 1936, Michael Jordan February 17, 1963, and Huey P. NewtonFebruary 17, 1942,highlight the EIGHT of Diamonds Karmic Quest for Material Control.
"there can only be one player who stands alone at the top of the mountain as the very best player in the 95-year history of the NFL: Jim Brown."
"As of April 2017, his current net worth is estimated at $1.31 billion by Forbes. Michael Jordanis the third-richest African-American as of 2017, behind Oprah and Robert F. Smith."
"The revolution has always been in the hands of the young. The young always inherit the revolution."
"Black Power is giving power to people who have not had power to determine their destiny."
"My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning."
"There's no reason for the establishment to fear me. But it has every right to fear the people collectively - I am one with the people." - Huey P. Newton