Being a Libra born on October 17th, your loyalty, intellect and social nature may be your most defining characteristics. You are dedicated to those you hold dear and you put great effort into being trustworthy and dependable. This may stem from the fact that you are most comfortable and engaged in a social setting. You never pass on the chance to express your unique point of view in an intelligent and clever way.

The Libra's paired element is air and in fact, of all the zodiac signs, you are the only to have a cardinal connection to the element. It is no wonder that curiosity stirs within you as if it is stimulated by a strong wind. This same influence is felt as you pursue your latest intellectual pursuit, which explains why you take so much satisfaction from acquiring knowledge. If you continue to embrace air's positive influences, you will maintain your position as an active self-starter. Take care to avoid the negative influences of still air, which include an unemotional and aloof state.

Your sign's planetary ruler is Venus, but as you were born in the third Decan, or part, of the sign, Mercury also shares its planetary influence with you. Venus is the planet of harmony, which explains for your natural appreciation for beauty and social nature. Likewise, Mercury's powers lie in communication, which connects to your profound mental agility and communication skills. This unique combination of planetary influences makes you far more analytical and intellectually driven than other Libra Decans. At times, you seem to derive the most purpose in life from attempting to understand the meaning of things. This trait gives you the potential to be very successful in life, but do not allow it to overshadow your social needs. You will find the greatest fulfillment in life in a giving, committed relationship, where loyalty is a foundation.

As a natural communicator with an analytical mind, you have the potential to be successful in a variety of career paths. Careers in media or journalism may pair well with your curiosity. Likewise, you may find an academic career rewarding, in careers like science, research or higher education. Your clever mind may be well-suited for a career in the arts, especially as a lyricist, similar to the path of Eminem, who was also born on October 17th. In whichever career you choose, realize that you natural determination may allow you to be a pioneer in your field, much like Mae Carol Jemison, another of your celebrity birthday twins.

The Sabian Symbol for your birthday is a pilgrim having a sudden revelation of the mystery of life and death after seeing an autumn leaf. There are worthwhile lessons to be found in every day occurrences, but you must look within to discover this meaning. As you take a unique look at the world, you can develop new levels of wisdom.

Here are a few Libra celebrities born on October 17th and their romantic connections and associated sign:

Eminem (Libra) and Kimberley Anne Scott (Capricorn)
Alan Jackson (Libra) and Denise Jackson (Aries)
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October 17 is associated with Birthday Number 9
October 17 is associated with Tarot Card 4 of Wands

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