(Excerpt from “The Secret Language of Birthdays“)
Those born on April 7th infuse everything they do with an enthusiastic and energetic commitment. However, if they are unfortunate enough to have experienced an uphappy childhood, either due to parents or environment, they will carry a certain lifelong sadness with them. April 7 people often display great enthusiasm and creativity in their younger years only to settle down into am ore predictable or comfortable groove. On the other hand, as children born on this day may waste much of their energy on rebelliousness. And despite the fact that many April 7 people grow increasingly wise with the passing years (and less reckless), anger can still be a problem for them.
It is not uncommon for April 7 people toreach a point in their lives where they can spirtually progress no fruther and have to make a very big change – this can happen at their first Saturn return (around age 28) or around the age of 42 (when both Saturn and Uranus are opposite their natal positions). If April 7 people pass through this crossroads well, they are capable of even greater success in their new life. They may feel iess impelled to throw themselves at the world, and instead let the world come to them.
Even if April 7 people themeselves are going through a quiet period they are sensititve to the positive energy of others and respond to it. The more advanced individuals born on this day have the ability to channel and direct such positive energy toward social and religious goals. The spirtual life of April 7 people is of great importance to them and will often manifest it in a religious attitude toward the world, whether they actively practice within a sect or not. In this regard however, april 7 people must beware of turning others off with an unvarying optimisim that is not always shared. It is thus vitally important that they perserve a critical and objective capacity.
Less highly evolved April 7 people will give the impression of dependability, but often prove unreliable when called upon in times of need. The reality factor in April 7 people is low and their anger factor high, so that others who come to depend on them may be in fora nasty surprise. More highly evolved April 7 people will be as reliable as their enthuasism promises, but may find it unmanageable to have to many people depending on them. When this happens these April 7 people generally seek solitude, sometimes for extended periods of time.
In relationships April 7 people often bolster feelings of self-worth in their partner, and are very supportive in general. The danger is that the partner may come to depend on the enthusiasm and be shattered if and when it is one day withdrawn.
April 7 people do well in public positions in which they can inspire others to higher achievement through their own example. They should continually look for work toward being realistic in their view of everyday life, and must not be carried away by illusions. They should avoid reacting in an angry fashion if their expections are not met by others.
Numbers and Planets
Those born on the 7th day of the month are ruled by the number 7 and by the planet neptune. Because this watery planet rules visions and dreams, those ruled by the number 7 do not always carry through their ideas and tend to be unrealistic. In addition the influence of Mars can serve to push those born on April 7 over the edge, provoking irritation or anger in themselves and others. Those ruled by the number 7 are characristically restless lovers of change and travel. Since they so often pay little regard to the material side of life, April 7 people must beware of risking finanical embarrassment or leaving dependents and family members destitute.
The 7th card of the Major Arcana is The Chariot, which shows a triumphant figure moving through the world, manifesting his physical present ina dynamic way. The card may be interpreted to mean that no matter how narrow or precarious the correct path, one must continue on. The good side of this card posits success, talent and efficiency; the bad side suggests a dictatorial attitude and a poor sense of direction.
Not everyone is as enthusiastic as you are, so give people a chance to react naturally. Don’t overwelm them with your energy and expectations, Also beware of denying others their personal right to choose.