I am working on my presentation for Women’s Studies right now which led me to believe that perhaps the casual web surfer would be interested in what The Secret Language of Birthdays has to say about my birthday!
The Day of the Defensive Developer
Those born on June 27 believe that the most effective offense is supported by a good defense. Extremely protective of their personal kingdom (be it family or business), they venture out into the world cautiously and only after their home base is secure from external threats. Once their guidance system is locked on, however, they proceed inexorably to their target, rarely straying off course. Thus, June 27 people are unbelievably determined once they set their sights on something and tend to get it, no matter what.
There is usually a rock-solid set of moral convictions behind the drive and determination of June 27 people. Because of these convictions, those born on this day feel one hundred percent that their actions are just and correct, and they are rarely given to questioning themselves. The goals of most June 27 people are, generally speaking, highly personal rather than worldly, buy they also have a strong competitive streak which urges them to overcome those they regard as competitors or rivals. In doing so, however, they can make very powerful enemies who later obstruct their progress, or in rare cases destroy or defeat them. (!! I’d like to apologize to anyone that I’ve ever harmed or angered.)
At least in their philosophy and attitude, June 27 people have little capacity for admitting defeat. (C’mon, really?) The benefits of such steadfastness are obvious, but may also result in an inflexible personality which is unwilling to accept unpleasant truths, and exhibits a kind of tunnel vision. When people are repelled by such a stance, or worse yet attack a June 27 person verbally, those born on this day may get bewildered, close down and withdraw into a kind of well-armored shell. (My other self is a turtle.)
An intense desire to protect not only themselves but also their family, friends or social group is of course one of the prime characteristics of June 27 people (hence the moat around my house). They may, however, appear overly aggressive toward others; indeed they are masterful at alternating quickly between attack and defense (thank you to my fencing instructor).
Because they are so firm in their convictions, June 27 people can make fine salespeople (my dream of working at Nordstrom can come true!). They could sell ice to Eskimos or pasta to Italians (nailed it). Particularly once they have formed their ideological goals, firmed up their belief systems and sorted out their principles, they develop an overwhelming urge not only to share their values with others but to persuade, educate and convince.
Due to their marked empathatic abilities, June 27 people pick up quickly on feelings of others. But because of their somewhat antagaonistic manner, they will often provoke less than sympathetic reactions from those with whom they live and work. Indeed, others may perceive them as so strong and invulnerable that they are somehow less deserving of compassion or kindness.
The spiritual path of those born on June 27 is long and hard. Perhaps only after they have battled and achieved some measure of success can they allow time to first examine and then remake themselves. Hopefully, they will still be free to change and grow.
Convincing, Determined, Protective
Rigid, Closed, Isolationist
Ok, procrastination over. Presentation time. Ugh.