Bacchus

Bacchus

The Perceptive Communicator

Bacchus is full of zest, joy, and happiness.  These positive attitudes can be healing and helpful to others.

As a Bacchus, you are a natural communicator and salesman.  Usually sexy, attractive, and youthful in appearance, your smile charms men and women alike.  You have innate good humor.  You are an admirable, responsible, and trustworthy individual with a fun-loving and almost childlike demeanor.  Your innocent look makes you seem like you have no cares in the world, yet you have an uncanny ability to acquire and secure money.  Women must earn your admiration and affection and, while you may leave the philosophy of life to them, you enjoy achieving success on your own.  You manage the everyday world better than most.

Strengths

  • A natural communicator
  • Self-confident competitor
  • An innate ability to secure wealth
  • A charming and playful disposition
  • A likable and cooperative personality
  • Emotional security with the opposite sex
  • A motivation for independent achievement
  • Self-confident when competing

Weaknesses

  • Over-sensitivity to parental shortcomings
  • When hurt, a tendency to be vindictive
  • An inclination to acquire addictions
  • A susceptibility to disillusionment
  • Super-sensitivity to environmental pollutants
  • A self-defeatist attitude

You probably started out as an idealistic and trusting child with a sensitive and loving nature – traits that led to disillusionment when your parents fell short of your ideals.  Or you may have had a weak father or a distant or absent mother who paid too little attention to your needs.  In either case, you learned to cope by building your own self-confidence and self-assurance.  This early stress, however, left you vulnerable to mood swings and childhood traumas, some of which may have been your way of getting the attention you craved.  You may be vindictive when hurt or angry.

You probably have few genetic defects.  Your lifestyle, however, can trigger hormonal vulnerabilities, especially if you have developed a self-defeatist attitude, or a compulsive need to seek escape through food, sex, drugs, or drink.  Both ways of coping involve forms of self-gratification that can undermine your health if you disregard your need for balance.  Up to age 35, you are usually free from serious health problems, except for minor concerns caused by stress, such as food allergies, environmental sensitivities, and gastric distresses.  After middle age, you are more susceptible to developing any number of serious problems with your prostate, kidney, or heart.

Meeting Your Creative Wellness Challenge

You need to turn your aggressiveness and strong urge to control life’s opportunities and stresses into a chance to express your true feelings.  You also need to develop your intuition to become more aware of your inner feelings and the sensitivities of others.  To make the most of your Apollo personality, you can

  • practice Yoga or T’ai Chi
  • join a church choir or a dance class
  • find ways to give your emotions a healing outlet
  • get involved in charity work and use your influence to set a good example for others
  • participate in competitive outdoor activities that require athletic skills, especially when you can have a star role, such as football, basketball, and baseball

As you abandon your shield and use your good will to benefit others, you can make a positive difference in your world.

Bacchus’s Affirmation

I acknowledge that in the past I have not recognized
my self-defeatist attitude and my need for balance.

Realizing these shortcomings, I pledge now to follow
my true life’s purpose and change my daily habits

to honor body, mind, and spirit as one.

I affirm to uphold my pledge, out of love for
myself and for all fellow human beings.