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December 8ᵗʰ, 17ᵗʰ, 26ᵗʰ


Persons born on December 8ᵗʰ, 17ᵗʰ, 26ᵗʰ.

Number 8 people in this month.

If you were born on any of the above dales in December, following the rules of Zodiacal Astrology and my system based on Chaldean Numerology, you come under the vibrations of Saturn and Jupiter in the Zodiacal Sign of Sagittarius, Third House of the Triplicity of Fire.  

The basic foundation of your character and disposition is described in preceding pages for persons born in December, The 26ᵗʰ of December, being so far advanced on the “cusp” of the incoming Sign of Capricorn, House of Saturn (Positive) does not come under the same aspects as the 8ᵗʰ or 17ᵗʰ, as it is more under Saturn, especially as it is the first “Number Eight” of the incoming Signoff Capricorn which will be explained later.     

Saturn, symbolized by the “Number Eight,” in Jupiter's House, Sagittarius, gives great strength and force of determination. There is nearly always a hard life at the commencement of the career, and great obstacles to the attainment of the ambitions. Persons born on the 8ᵗʰ, 17ᵗʰ or 26ᵗʰ of December are endowed with enormous endurance; nothing may come easily to them, but with their patient, plodding, persevering disposition, as a rule they slowly and steadily build up a solid position in whatever line of work they may be engaged in.         

They make excellent judges, lawyers or business men. If anything, they are too cautious especially when acting for other peoples’ interests.                                                                              

They are extremely conscientious in whatever they do, but if they could develop more dash and self-confidence, they would do better for themselves from a material standpoint.      

If anything, they are inclined to be too reserved and secretive and too easily hurt or wounded by censure or criticism.


When they are aroused by injustice they are fearless in denouncing it and make many bitter enemies by their unequivocal attitude.                                                                                                  

They can be bitingly sarcastic, which they always make use of as a weapon in debate.    

Those born on December 26ᵗʰ, often rise to the very highest positions and have honours showered on them, but by some carelessness in diplomacy, or some over-generous action, sooner or later they are liable to turn a fickle public against them and lose their position. Admiral Dewey, born on December 26ᵗʰ, the hero of the Spanish-American War is an example of this. He was loaded down by honours from his nation and given a handsome house in Washington; but when he made a present of this house to his wife he became the most criticised man in the States and his popularity turned against him. 




Persons born on the 8ᵗʰ, 17ᵗʰ or 26ᵗʰ of December accumulate money slowly but steadily. They have usually a drain on their resources by less successful relatives, or by family ties. As a rule they avoid gambles and all get-rich-quick schemes and invest their money well in solid enterprises or government securities, but in spite of their caution they often lose heavily before they come to the end of their lives.                              



Persons born on the 8ᵗʰ, 17ᵗʰ and 26ᵗʰ of December have, in the main, good constitutions, with strong muscular development. They are prone, however, to suffer much internally, and often undergo very severe surgical operations.                                                                                                                    

If you were born on any date such as the 8ᵗʰ, 17ᵗʰ or 26ᵗʰ of December, being a “Number Eight” person, the numbers that will influence your life the most will be the series of “fours” and “eights” and dates in any month such as the4ᵗʰ, 8ᵗʰ, 13ᵗʰ, 17ᵗʰ, 22ⁿᵈ, 26ᵗʰ, and 31ˢᵗ. You will be inclined to dress in dark colours and to wear jewels such as black pearls, black diamonds and dark purple stones.                                                                    

For your climacteric years, as you cannot alter the birth date of “eight” and its series, the most important years in your life will be the 8ᵗʰ, 17ᵗʰ, 26ᵗʰ, 35ᵗʰ, 44ᵗʰ, 53ʳᵈ, 62ⁿᵈ, 71ˢᵗ and 80ᵗʰ.

You will be much attracted to persons born in the series of the “four and eight,” such as those born on the 4ᵗʰ, 8ᵗʰ, 13ᵗʰ, 17ᵗʰ, 22ⁿᵈ, 26ᵗʰ and 3l8t in any month of the year.


*  Sir Herbert Beerbolm Tree, producer of remarkable plays at His Majesty's Theatre, London, had an extraordinary, magnetic personality. He liked anything out of the ordinary and for that reason perhaps, often came to consult me and gave me impressions of his hands. He never cared what he spent on his productions. Towards the last years of his life he had lost nearly all the money he had gained, and died a comparatively poor man. This is often inclined to happen to persons born on December 8ᵗʰ, 17ᵗʰ, 26ᵗʰ.

** I have related in my Memoirs my experiences with Admiral Dewey, the hero of the Spanish-American War. The Admiral invited me to come and see him in the house in Washington which had been presented to him as a gift from the nation, where he gave me signed impressions of his hands and an autographed photograph, dated December 31, 1899.

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