Ivan Petrovich Pavlov was a Russian physiologist known primarily for his work in classical conditioning. From his childhood days Pavlov demonstrated intellectual brilliance along with an unusual energy which he named “the instinct for research”. September 26, 1849, Ryazan, Russia.

Those born on September 26 are perfectionists who know that there is only one way to get something right, i.e. by doing it over and over again. Like the man who was asked the way to Carnegie Hall and replied – “Practice!” – these are indeed people who believe that practice makes perfect. Technically oriented, always striving to perfect the art of their craft, the highly critical individuals born on this day know how to achieve their goals, but also have a gift for teaching others, if not by precept then by example. They can be a tremendous inspiration to those who admire them.

ADVICE: Let up a bit in your intensity – it can really put other people off. Be the student as well as the teacher. Sometimes mistakes are necessary; perfection may not be the highest goal. Develop a more relaxed side. Occasionally allow yourself to vegetate.



Notables: George Gershwin, Ivan Pavlov, T.S.Eliot, “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman, Olivia Newton-John, George Raft, Romano Mussolini.

MEDITATION: Our revered teachers can bite, too

Source: The Secret Language of Birthdays Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers.


Hearts – Emotions – Relationships – Love
Jack of Hearts – Examples in Love
Karma – Impersonality of Self

JACK of Hearts: The Card of SACRIFICE through LOVE: As one of the three fixed cards, the Jack of Hearts feels strongly about their version of love. They are surrounded by the Christ spirit of sacrifice through love. Even though they are a Jack, which are sometimes immature and crafty, they are influenced by the wisdom of the Christ spirit, which gives them higher guidance and higher motives in general. They  must watch, however, that their martyrdom does not get out of hand. They can also become escapists and misguided, but this is the exception. Love is their power and birthright. They have come to love others and to show them the way by their example. They often make sacrifices in their life and their personal fulfillment may be given up for some higher cause or philosophy. As born leaders, they must be successful in their own profession. They all carry the spirit of higher love within them and all people they associate with are in some way uplifted by their presence. They find their greatest fulfillment on a spiritual path.

Your Karma Cards are the:

kingofspadeKing of Spades

8ofclubEight of Clubs

These two are your strongest karmic ‘buddies’. When you meet one of these, there is a powerful energy between you. Ace of Clubs, Two of Hearts, Nine of Hearts, Seven of Diamonds – You also share karmic bonds with these cards, but not as strong as the first two. You will often find people of these cards in your life.

JACK of Hearts BIRTHDAYS: July 30 (Leo), August 28 (Virgo), September 26 (Libra), October 24 (Libra / Scorpio), November 22 (Scorpio), and December 20 (Sagittarius;

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(c) Williamson Art Gallery & Museum; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

FAMOUS JACK of Hearts Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. September 9, 1828, Yasnaya Polyana, Russia.

FAMOUS JACK of Hearts: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hilary Swank, Serena Williams, Henry Ford, Emily Browne, Buddy Guy, Jack Black, Shania Twain, Leo Tolstoy, T.S.Elliot, Serena Williams, Kevin Kline, Scarlet Johansson, Mariel Hemingway, Jamie Lee Curtis, Rodney Dangerfield, Uri Teller, Harvey Firestone;

Source: Robert Camp’s Love Cards


The JACK of Hearts is placed at the very center of all the spreads, the lines of which from a cross. This is why it’s called the “Christ Card”. Up until age 18, there are many sacrifices demanded of Jacks of Heart. Sacrifices in love, health, education, or in their own personal, cherished objectives. The hardest lesson for all Jack of Heart is impersonality, and there is a tendency to develop some kind of martyr complex early in their youth. Jack of Hearts are essentially teachers. Their power is found within the Law of Love and their commission is to preach its gospel. To do this effectively, they must live it, and the path they have to follow is definitely not made for easy going! There are the negatives among these birth dates; escapists who contribute nothing except the problem of themselves – but as a rule, the Jack of Hearts are kind, friendly and cooperative. They never bare grudges, and they will never leave you worse off than when they found you!

LIBRA I: The Week of the PERFECTIONIST Sep 25 – Oct 2: LIBRA I’s are often highly attractive personalities, yet they are not overly social ones. This can create problems for them, for although they have a great need for the limelight, they have a greater need to spend time alone. Many born in this week are not really cut out for public life at all, and some of them may give up a socially oriented career to spend more time on personal, private, anonymous enterprises. Indeed it’s not uncommon for those born in this week to work a quite ordinary job, while devoting their real interest and energy to hobbies or other part-time endeavors.

Strengths: Attractive – Exacting – Cool

Weaknesses: Indecisive – Scathing – Repressed

LIBRA I NOTABLE: Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg was a Swedish-Italian actress, model, and sex symbol. She is best known for her role as Sylvia in the Federico Fellini film La Dolce Vita. September 29, 1931, Malmo Municipality, Sweden.

LIBRA I NOTABLES: Brigitte Bardot, George Gershwin, Anita Ekberg, Sting, Jimmy Carter, Mahatma Ghandi, Truman Capote, Groucho Marx, William Faulkner, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ed Sullivan, Bryant Gumbel, Gwyneth Paltrow, Heather Locklear, Michael Douglas, Christopher Reeve, Julie London.

Advice: Cultivate self-confidence. Beware of being too aggressive in your criticism of others – your bark can bite. Be consistent in your stance. Fight the impulse to procrastinate, but at the same time resist interfering with things that work, even if they do not meet your expectations. Mistakes are just part of the game.

Source: The Secret Language of Relationships Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers.