April THIRTEENTH (8d) the Day of the ICONOCLAST:
The Jack of Clubs Club
“I am the world’s worst salesman, therefore, I must make it easy for people to buy.” - Frank W. Woolworth
Those born on April 13 attempt to solve their conflicts with the world through their work. Exceptional individuals born on this day are often forced to be true pioneers, blazing new ground in an attempt to find a place in society with which they are basically at odds. But even those who operate within a more mundane social context generally manifest a desire to rewrite the rules of their field.
Powerful in their expression, April 13 people are capable of working alone and perhaps unappreciated for years. Finally if they are successful, they force others not only to recognize the validity of their often radical approach but perhaps to adopt it for themselves. If unsuccessful, they can naturally suffer from feelings of rejection or inferiority, but most likely will continue along their chosen path no matter what the world thinks of them. Less highly evolved individuals born on this day may attempt to deny their inborn talent for individual, innovative actions by adopting a repressive, reactionary stance or assuming a powerful social position.
Diamonds - Values - Security – Dharma
8 of Diamonds - Money as Power
Karma for the 8 of Diamonds - Material Control
EIGHT of Diamonds BIRTHDAYS: January 19 (Capricorn), February 17 (Aquarius), March 15 (Pisces), April 13 (Aries III), May 11 (Taurus), June 9 (Gemini,) July 7 (Cancer), August 5 (Leo), September 3 (Virgo,) October 1 (Libra);
FAMOUS EIGHT of Diamonds: Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and later served as the third President of the United States from 1801 to 1809. April 13, 1743, Shadwell, VA.
ARIES III NOTABLE Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, was an English comic actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent film era. April 16, 1889, Walworth, UK.
ADVICE: Tune into what people are really saying. Beware of those who wish to monopolize your time and energy. Ideals and ideas can be worthy of devotion, but also destructive. Make sure that others want to be helped or led before you offer. Try to keep in touch with the actual state of things. Beware of being carried away by your own enthusiasm.
January 19 Capricorn- Aquarius Cusp, February 17 Aquarius-Pisces Cusp, March 15 Pisces III, April 13 Aries III, May 11 Taurus III, June 9 Gemini II, July 7 Cancer II, August 5 Leo II, September 3 Virgo II, October 1 Libra I.
Right out of the box, all EIGHT of Diamonds "The Sun Card" are a force to be reckoned with because their Birth Card. like the Sun it represents, is a source of Power and Energy. The + Karma SEVEN of Clubs "Spiritual Knowledge" keeps them on the Path of Honesty, Trust. Integrity, and Goodness. Lastly their - Karma Card, their hidden talent, the QUEEN of Spades "Self Mastery," comes standard at birth, no need to spend countless hours learning what they can do well.
So, what could go wrong? No HEART card, is included or embedded in their otherwise right thinking, Who They Are, Soul, Self. To compensate, they fear, that they must maintain - Material Control. 8 of Diamonds see Money as Power and don't want to lose their money and thus their power.
When you add the person's birth sign and accompanying Ego Card, life and fear of our shadow (Psychological Projection), gets a whole lot more complicated.
April 13 the EIGHT of Diamonds Day of the ICONOCLAST: Introduces the ACE of Clubs "Desire for Knowledge" Card splits the persona into two contenders for April 13 Aries III's consciousness, plus another karmic fear or challenge; Karma for the ACE of Clubs - Emotional Stability. Now, wouldn't you know it, here April 13 is born without a heart card and inherits an Ego that's worried about Emotional Stability.
How is all this information about me and my shadow supposed to help me with the curse of Psychological Projection? Never fear, the predictive nature of Astrology has written the script for the Day of the ICONOCLAST, somewhere before the beginning of time and all you have to do, is play your part in the Dharma Drama.
You can study those Born On This Day: Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Beckett, Garry Kasparov 40 Seduction, Frank W. Woolworth, Madalyn O'Hair, Tony Dow 39 Originality, Christopher Hitchens 28 Discovery for comparison. Then read the biography of those who tread the same karmic path (Dharma) as your birth year. If you are knowingly going where you chose to go in the first place, Psychological Projection of Criticism, Anger, Resentment, and Guilt towards yourself and others would be unthinkable.
Christopher Hitchens, the quintessential April 13 the Day of the Iconoclast.