The Week of
The Originator

The Week of
The Originator

Dec 03 - Dec 10

Those people born during the Week of the Originator are different and are not afraid to show it. Among the more unusual people of the year, even the most apparently normal of them may come to seem a tad peculiar once you get to know them better. They rarely consider doing anything in any way but their own. It would be one thing if they were content with being different, but they usually expect others to understand them somehow. In consequence, they commonly encounter rejection, which they must learn to handle without becoming frustrated or bitter. They usually become dependent on one or two close friends or family members for acceptance and emotional support.

These people need to realize that by taking the path of least resistance they will arouse the least opposition. Unusual occupations or co-workers will allow them to work in a way more suited to their idiosyncrasies. Many who are success-oriented will push to get ahead and rise to the top at any cost; this may be a result of their tremendous need to be accepted. Strangely enough, it is often only when these unpredictable people forget about success that they suddenly achieve it—as if by accident.

The most successful are those who can cash in on their own wacky way of seeing and doing things. True, some of them can get mired in frustration and self-pity, and may find their friends teasing them with jokes about their weirdness or strangeness; but for the most part they are proud of who they are, although perhaps unable to explain how they got that way. Even so, they have escapist tendencies, often feeling impelled to retreat or even flee from the problems and exigencies of everyday life. The danger that they will involve themselves in questionable activities or drug states is high, and an ever-present threat to their physical and mental health.

These people are often clever—good with their hands, quick with their minds, technically proficient in their principal pursuit. Whatever their eccentricities, success can be theirs for the asking. Their talents may lead them into overconfidence, however, and by overestimating their faculties and abilities they can slip and fall. They can be slow to learn this lesson. In fact becoming more realistic about themselves and the world around them is generally a struggle for these people, who often take on too many activities at once, and occasionally the wrong ones. A good working relationship as a member of a team, or perhaps the reliability of a practical business partner, may serve to ground and direct their energies, keeping them from becoming scattered.

This week sports its share of expressive and exhibitionistic individuals. Perhaps out of an inner drive to show people who they really are, they can sometimes let aggression run riot, whether it be territorial, intellectual, sexual or emotional. Perhaps their greatest need is to turn some of their outwardly directed energy inward, and to develop their spiritual side. They will also benefit by seeking to understand others better, particularly by listening, and to expand their circle of friends and acquaintances. Engagement in humanitarian pursuits or community projects will help them to normalize their relations with their fellow human beings.

In general, they will save themselves and others a great deal of agony by seeking out people who will appreciate their uniqueness and avoiding the effort to impress or be accepted by those who will not. This is true of both marriage and business partners. They are liable to give their all for love, and sometimes to get hurt in the process. When young, they may experience more than average disappointment in romantic relationships; a common scenario involves idolizing someone who does not return their enthusiasm. A number of rejection notices from several different addresses may be necessary to make them more realistic about their feelings and choices. When they do meet someone who will love and understand them, their first response may be to push this person away, perhaps in disbelief.

Once a bond of trust is formed, however, and particularly if that process has been long and difficult, they may become emotionally fixated and clinging. Depending on the depth of the love felt, the other person can get nervous, and back off in fear. These people should be wary, then, of laying too heavy a weight on lovers or friends, and particularly of trying to convince them that they are the “only one who understands”—a burden that is almost certain to be counterproductive to the relationship.

Those born during the Week of the Originator have an intensely physical side that cries out for satisfaction. Because they tend to give themselves fully to their experiences, they make ardent lovers and appreciative mates and friends. Often extremely attractive, either in their person or their personality, they can be true heartbreakers. Yet their equally strong tendency to act irresponsibly or destructively may finally lead even the most patient of lovers to break up with them.


  • Try to get out a bit more and do what others do from time to time.
  • Don’t drive yourself into a corner by believing that no one can understand you.
  • Make an effort to let others into your private world.
  • Resist turning off to life: keep things fresh and renew your commitment.