Today’s Funny for April 10th: A Daily Prayer

A Daily Prayer


So far today, God/Goddess, I’ve done all right. I haven’t gossiped, haven’t lost my temper, haven’t been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish or overindulgent. I’m really glad about that.

But in a few minutes, I’m going to get out of bed, and from then on I’m probably going to need a lot more help!

 

Turok’s Cabana

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac for April 10th: POISON OAK: IDENTIFICATION AND TREATMENT

POISON OAK: IDENTIFICATION AND TREATMENT

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POISON OAK AND POISON IVY?
By Samantha Caveny
Poison oak can be a harmful plant if you touch it, as its urushiol oil will cause a nasty rash. —California State University Channel Islands

“Leaves of three, let it be!” “Hairy vine, no friend of mine!” Learn how to spot poison oak, tell the difference between poison oak and poison ivy, and treat a poison oak rash.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POISON OAK AND POISON IVY?

Poison oak is a relative of poison ivy. There are many similarities:

  • Both plants contain the same toxic resin, urushiol in all parts of the plant (toxic to humans but harmless to animals).
  • Both plants have three leaflets, white flowers in spring, and can grow as a vine or a shrub.
  • Leaflets can range in size from the length of your thumb to the length of your hand.
  • Middle leaflet has a notably longer stem than the two side leaflets, though more obvious in poison ivy than poison oak.
  • Depending on the season, leaf color can range from green to orange and even a dark purplish-red.

But they are indeed different plants. In North America, there are two species of poison oak: Atlantic (Eastern) and Pacific (Western).

Poison ivy (left) vs. poison oak (right) Grows at altitudes below 5,000 feet.

HOW TO IDENTIFY POISON OAK

  • Atlantic poison oak is a low-growing, upright shrub. It can grow to be about 3 feet tall, sometimes giving it the appearance of a vine. Pacific poison oak can grow either as a shrub or a vine, causing it to be even more readily confused with poison ivy.
  • Leaf shape resembles an oak leaf (hence the name, poison oak), but it’s not a member of the oak family.
  • Leaflets are duller green than poison ivy and usually more distinctly lobed or toothed.
  • Leaflets have hairs on both sides, unlike poison ivy.
  • While the fruit of poison ivy is the color of pearls, poison oak fruit (called “drupes”) has a tan color.

At the end of the day, just remember: Leaves of three, let it be. In other words, if you see a plant with clusters of three leaves, don’t touch it!

POISON OAK SYMPTOMS

Symptoms of poison oak include itchy red rashes that can resemble burns, swelling, and even blistering.

Symptoms can take 24-48 hours or even up to a week to show up, particularly if its your first exposure!

Poison oak, like poison ivy, contains urushiol. This oily substance is what causes a poison oak rash, and it can be almost impossible to avoid. Upon contact with your body, urushiol immediately forms a chemical bond to the skin and causes an almost unstoppable allergic reaction. Urushiol will stay on clothes, pets, or other materials for months, and its potency lasts. This means that you could even get poison oak without going anywhere near it.

The urushiol resin can cause harsher reactions for those who have been exposed to it before. Sensitivity to urushiol might decrease if you do not come into contact with it until later in life. Only about 15 percent of people are resistant to urushiol, so don’t feel safe around poison oak unless you are absolutely sure you are resistant. You also may become sensitive with repeated exposure, so your resistance might be short-lived.

Danger: Smoke inhalation from burning poison oak can send you straight to the emergency room. Avoid burning this plant!

POISON OAK TREATMENT

Your best chance at avoiding a reaction is to treat poison oak within 10 minutes of contact.

Urushiol is not water-soluble! Use strong soaps (like dish soap) and wash with cold water to keep the oils from spreading. Cleanse the area of contact within the first ten minutes, then rinse off with cold water. As urushiol can remain active for years, you’ll want to wash any clothes, items, or furniture that may have come into contact with the invisible oily residue.

If you don’t catch the exposure immediately, treat the resulting itchy rash and blisters topically with calamine lotion, baking soda pastes, aloe vera, and a number of commercial products.  If you don’t mind mixing breakfast and skin care, one tried-and-true remedy for itchy skin is oatmeal.  Since poison oak rash is the same as the poison ivy rash, see more remedies on our poison ivy post. If poison oak is extremely serious, speak to your doctor about a prescription.

Of course, the best remedy is always prevention; study our photos so you can recognize poison oak.

 

–The Old Farmer’s Almanac

The Old Farmer’s Almanac for April 10th: POISON IVY: IDENTIFYING AND TREATING POISON IVY RASHES

 

POISON IVY: IDENTIFYING AND TREATING POISON IVY RASHES

HOME REMEDIES FOR POISON IVY RASH
By George and Becky Lohmiller
It is important to learn how to identify both poison ivy plants and rashes in order to prevent a rash from spreading.—Pace University

Poison ivy can cause a nasty rash, so it is important to learn how to identify the plant as well as how to treat poison ivy. There are many home remedies that can be helpful in relieving the itch, but your best bet is to avoid getting it in the first place!

POISON IVY IDENTIFICATION: PLANT AND POISON IVY RASH

Poison Ivy Plant

  • Poison ivy’s “leaves of three” are glossy-green, but are tinged with pink in the spring, and take on a brilliant orange in the autumn.
  • These leaves sometimes vary in appearance, however. They can be either shiny or dull, and some are lobed or toothed while others are not. Usually, they are shiny when young and turn dull green as a mature plant.
  • Poison ivy can grow as an erect shrub, a winding vine, or simply along the ground.
  • It has small, pearl-colored berries. These are a favorite treat of many birds, which spread poison ivy seeds around the countryside.
  • Seedlings of the boxelder tree look similar to poison ivy with three leaves, but they do not have berries and are yellow in the autumn. The leaves of Virginia creeper also look similar to those of poison ivy, but Virginia creeper has five leaflets rather than three.
  • Poison ivy is especially common around fences or along roadways.

Poison Ivy Rash

  • A poison ivy rash will usually occur within 12 to 48 hours. The area will severely swell, itch, and turn red. Later, blisters will form. The blisters eventually become crusted and take about 10 days to heal.
  • Red bumps also might form where the blisters will soon appear.
  • Often, a poison ivy rash appears in a streaked pattern. This mimics the way in which a person has rubbed up against the plant.
  • It is a common misconception that touching a body part with a poison ivy rash, and then touching another body part, causes the rash to spread. The rash might appear on some body parts later than others, but this is only due to a difference in the time it takes for the poison oil to absorb into the skin.
  • Be careful not to confuse poison ivy with swimmer’s itch. They might seem similar at the beginning, especially because poison ivy might be in a lakeside or pondside area where you’re swimming.

WHAT CAUSES A POISON IVY RASH?

The “poison” in poison ivy is an oily resin called urushiol that occupies every part of the plant, including the roots.

  • The leaves, especially young ones, contain the most toxin.
  • The oil can remain on tool handles and clothing for as long as a year. Dogs and cats can carry its potency on their fur. This is why you can come down with a rash without having seen poison ivy in months.
  • People may become more sensitive to the oily resin urushiol with multiple exposures. If you’ve had poison ivy before, be sure to avoid it in the future.
  • Different people have different sensitivities to poison ivy. The older you get before coming into contact with it, the better: You will have a lower chance of developing an allergy. Only about 15 percent of people are resistant to poison ivy.

Fortunately, the oils don’t always go to work immediately, especially on dirty or work-hardened hands. If you come in contact with poison ivy, wash up at once and launder your clothes using old yellow laundry soap or boraxo to cut the oil. (Soaps made with fat are ineffective.)

HOW TO TREAT POISON IVY: HOME REMEDIES

If you become affected, there is no shortage of remedies, but many of them are useless and some can even make matters worse.

  • If you realize that you or your clothes have touched poison ivy, get to a source of water immediately. If you can clean yourself and your clothes with cold water within five minutes of touching the plant, the oil might not be absorbed into your skin. Soap is helpful within the first 30 minutes as well.
  • Be sure to wash any clothing or gear that comes in contact with poison ivy, as the oil can persist for months. Bathe animals as well if they may have touched the poison ivy.
  • Mild cases can be helped by calamine lotion, over-the-counter cortisone creams, and saltwater soaks, but severe cases require prescription cortisone. Soaking in cool water or a lukewarm bath with a baking soda solution also might help.
  • A barrier cream, IvyBlock, containing quaternium-18 bentonite, which bonds with the urushiol, promises to be effective 68%of the time, if applied before any contact with poison ivy.
  • Excessive itching of blisters can cause infections. Try to ease the itch, or simply find a distraction, so as not to make your rash even worse. Wash broken blisters lightly, and cover with a bandage to prevent further itching and infection.
  • Prevention is key. Use our tips for identifying poison ivy, and wear long sleeves when walking outside. Also, wash any clothes or equipment if you have been walking in a wooded area with shrubs.
  • Eradicating poison ivy is probably the best way to remain itch-free. The plants can be destroyed by covering them with black plastic or spraying them with appropriate herbicides. But beware—even dead plants are infectious. And do not burn the plants! Smoke from burning poison ivy can cause great irritation to your lungs.
  • One great home remedy for poison ivy rashes—as well as most other itches—is oatmeal.
  • Be sure to check out on Summer Itches to know when you need to take a trip to the hospital based on complications of a poison ivy rash.

Perhaps someday, plant scientists will develop a non-poisonous variety. Rumor has it that they have already crossed poison ivy with four-leaf clovers, hoping to get a rash of good luck. (Sorry, we couldn’t resist.)

 

–The Old Farmer’s Almanac

The Old Farmer’s Almanac for April 10: THE ITCH(ES) OF SUMMER

 

THE ITCH(ES) OF SUMMER

Mosquitoes, black flies, deer flies and horse flies, no see-ums. Poison ivy. Swimmer’s itch. Heat rash. Pollen allergies. Healing, peeling sunburns.

These tormentors balance out the luscious scents, sounds, and sights of summer around here. Most of them have already visited me.

Prevention

As with most afflictions, prevention beats any amount of treatment or cure.

The best prevention for insect bites: Cover up completely, leaving no exposed skin. You can buy a head-covering or a complete suit, including a zippered head covering, called the Bug Baffler (see photo). Pull socks over pants legs and don gloves for full protection.

I love the Bug Baffler suit, but it does have its drawbacks: it’s somewhat claustrophobic with the headgear zipped up; it’s stifling on hot days, and I do feel a bit like the village eccentric if people come by and see me working in the get-up. (Plus, it adds a good 15 pounds if you want a photo of yourself wearing one.)

For biting flies, gnats, and mosquitoes, an array of insect repellents line the store shelves. Entomologists say these products don’t actually repel the insects, but rather confuse them by blocking the receptors they use to detect appropriate hosts for their next blood meal.

The best-tested of the commercially available repellents contain either DEET or Picaradin. Used as directed, they work well, as long as every inch of exposed skin is covered. (Warning: Some people will have an allergic reaction to the repellents themselves, especially DEET.)

Repellents have little effect on deer flies and horse flies, either of which can deliver a powerful bite that swells and itches for days. Jim Dill, the extension entomologist for the University of Maine, suggests trapping these large, annoying flies instead.

“Smear some Tanglefoot on a hardhat or helmet, or even a large 15-ounce plastic drinking cup tied on your head like a party hat. That should trap most of them and keep them from biting you.”

Poison ivy prevention involves learning to recognize the plants and stay away from them.

Before you head out to mow a poison-ivy infested lawn or you plan on bush-whacking an area rife with the toxic weed, cover all areas of exposed skin and wear eye protection. Afterwards, separate clothing that may have come into contact with poison ivy from the rest of your (or other people’s) laundry, and wash it separately in cool water.

Recent research indicates that increasing carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere is making poison ivy grow bigger and faster, as well as intensifying the potency of its rash-causing oil, called urushiol. So if you’re susceptible, you may find your next poison-ivy rash quite a lot worse than the last.

The American Academy of Dermatology suggests going to an emergency room with a poison ivy rash if

  • You have trouble breathing or swallowing.
  • The rash covers most of your body.
  • You have many rashes or blisters.
  • You experience swelling, especially if an eyelid swells shut.
  • The rash develops anywhere on your face or genitals.
  • Much of your skin itches, or nothing seems to ease the itch.

Swimmer’s itch is caused by the larvae of a flatworm whose life cycle involves both snails and (in most cases) birds, especially the geese and ducks that float so serenely close to shore on ponds and lakes. If your computer has a Flash player, you can see an animated simulation of the organism’s life cycle.

To prevent swimmer’s itch:

  • Avoid swimming in areas where lots of ducks and/or geese congregate (usually because people are feeding them), or near marshy areas that may harbor lots of snails.
  • Slather on the “waterproof” sunscreen before you send your kids into lakes and ponds. It seems to help prevent the flatworms from penetrating the skin.
  • Shower right after swimming, if possible. If you can’t (or even after you do), rub down vigorously all over with a rough towel.
  • Homemade itch remedies

Treating Itches

You’ll find plenty of products on drugstore shelves that promise relief from summer itches, and your healthcare practitioner may offer prescription medications for the most severe cases. But in most cases, home remedies can work as well.

  • My go-to therapy for severe itching, especially a widespread rash of poison ivy or swimmer’s itch: tepid oatmeal baths.
  • For a smaller patch, I find itch relief in my homemade comfrey-plantain salve. It’s easy to make, and I usually make a peanut-butter jarful, enough to last a full year. In addition to quieting an itch, the salve makes a good first-aid remedy for scrapes, sunburns, and chapped hands and lips.
  • I’ve learned that I can get quick, fairly long-lasting relief of a small or large itchy patch, by plunging the area under a faucet running with the hottest possible tap water and leaving it there as long as I can stand it. This produces a few moments of almost unbearable itching, followed by a period of relief that can last an hour or even longer.
  • Dabbing cider vinegar on itchy spots may give temporary relief, as does rubbing the area with a piece of cut lemon or lime. In a pinch, rubbing the itchy area with an ice cube or a cold pack works pretty well, too.

And as for itchy eyes that come along with hay fever and other seasonal allergies, I’ve found life-changing relief from freeze-dried nettle capsules. They also relieve the post-nasal drip, frequent sneezing, and nighttime sinus congestion I’ve suffered from for decades. I couldn’t find them in local stores, so I order mine online.

Stinging nettles in various forms have been used for centuries to treat a variety of common ills, including hay fever. Freeze-drying apparently does something to improve the potency of the nettle leaf for reducing hay fever symptoms. If you decide to give it a try, talk it over with your healthcare professional first.

Why do we itch?
An itch is a message from the brain that something has happened in the itchy area that needs attention. A mosquito bite or a bit of urushiol oil of a poison ivy plant stimulates immune-system cells to release a special protein called histamine, part of the body’s inflammatory response to injury or threat of injury. The histamine binds to specialized nerves that notify the brain of the assault, triggering a cascade of chemicals we interpret as an urge to scratch. Scientists suggest itching was an evolutionary response that would lead to grooming parasites from the body.

 

ABOUT THIS BLOG

“Living Naturally” is all about living a naturally healthy lifestyle. Margaret Boyles covers health tips, ways to avoid illness, natural remedies, food that’s good for body and soul, recipes for homemade beauty products, ideas to make your home a healthy and safe haven, and the latest news on health. Our goal is also to encourage self-sufficiency, whether it’s relearning some age-old skills or getting informed on modern improvements that help us live better, healthier lives.

 

–The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Holidays Around The World for April 10th: Lac Long Quan Festival

Lac Long Quan Festival

Six days in late March-early April

This six-day festival, held in the Vietnamese village of Binh Minh, honors the legendary king Lac Long Quan. According to tradition his wife, Au Co, “hatched” (in the sense of laying an egg) 100 people, who ended up populating what is now the Ha Tay Province.

During the festival people celebrate their ancestors with offerings of fruit and flowers paraded by young women accompanied by folk musicians, then elders bestow blessings on the offerings. Although Lac Long Quan and Au Co are the focus of the proceedings, Buddha is also included and considered a special guest.

CONTACTS:
Vietnam National Administration of Tourism
80 Quan Su Rd.
Hanoi, Vietnam
84-4-942-1061; fax: 84-4-826-3956
http://www.vietnamtourism.com/e_pages/news/index.a
SOURCES:
WildPlanet-1995, p. 405

This Day in History for April 10th: First Arbor Day Celebrated (1872)

First Arbor Day Celebrated (1872)

For centuries, communities spanning the globe have found various ways to honor nature and the environment. However, the appreciation of trees and forests in modern times can be largely attributed to Arbor Day–which literally translates to “tree” day from the Latin origin of the word arbor–a holiday that celebrates the planting, upkeep and preservation of trees. And although Arbor Day may not have the same clout as holidays like Valentine’s Day or St. Patrick’s Day (or even Earth Day), it has a history with strong roots that branched out across multiple nations.

The origins of Arbor Day dates back to the early 1870s in Nebraska City, Nebraska. A journalist by the name of Julius Sterling Morton moved to the state with his wife, Caroline, in 1854 (a little more than 10 years after Nebraska gained its statehood in 1867). As newcomers to the young state, the couple purchased 160 acres in Nebraska City and planted a wide variety of trees and shrubs in what was a primarily a flat stretch of desolate plain.

Morton also became the editor of the state’s first newspaper, Nebraska City News, which became a perfect platform for Morton to spread his knowledge of trees, and to stress their ecological importance within Nebraska. His message of tree life resonated with Nebraskans, many of whom recognized the lack of forestation in their community. Morton also became involved with the Nebraska Board of Agriculture.

On January 7, 1872, Morton proposed a day that  would encourage all Nebraskans to plant trees in their community. The agriculture board agreed, and after some back-and-forth about the title–the event was originally going to be called “Sylvan Day” in reference to forest trees but Morton noted that the day should reflect the appreciation of all trees—Arbor Day was born.

With the seeds of interest already planted in the minds of devoted Nebraska City News readers, the first ever Arbor Day, held on April 10, 1872, was a wild success. Morton led the charge in the planting of approximately 1 million trees. Enthusiasm and engagement was certainly helped by the prizes awarded to those who planted trees correctly.

The tradition quickly began to spread. In 1882, schools across the country started to participate, and more than a decade its introduction Arbor Day became an official state holiday in Nebraska in 1885. April 22 was initially chosen, because of its ideal weather for planting trees and in recognition of Morton’s birthday.

Within 20 years, Arbor Day had reached a large swath of the nation, and was celebrated in every state except for Delaware. The holiday spread even further with the help of fellow agriculturalist Birdsey Northrop. In 1883, Northrop introduced the concept of Arbor Day to Japan, and continued to influence the creation of Arbor Days across Europe, Canada and Australia.

It wasn’t until 1970, however, that Arbor Day became recognized nationwide, thanks to Richard Nixon. This move was in line with other environmentally-friendly actions taken by Nixon in the 1970s, including the passing of the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Protection Act, along with the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Although some states celebrate Arbor Day at different times of year to ensure that the trees are in the best environment to thrive, the national observance falls on the last Friday in April. And although Julius Morton died in 1902, well before the holiday was given a formal day of observance across the country, he is still commemorated in Washington, D.C. with a statue dedicated to the “Father of Arbor Day” in the National Hall of Fame.

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The Daily OM for April 10th: Evaluating Our Relationships

 

Evaluating Our Relationships

BY MADISYN TAYLOR

Be the friend to others, that you wish them to be to you.

There comes a time in all our lives when we may need to evaluate our relationships, making sure that they are having a positive effect on us, rather than dragging us down. Without realizing it, we may be spending precious time and energy engaging in friendships that let us down, rather than cultivating ones that support and nourish us along our path. Life, with its many twists, turns, and challenges, is difficult enough without us entertaining people in our inner circle who drain our energy. We can do so much more in this world when we are surrounded by people who understand what we’re trying to do and who positively support our efforts to walk our path.

We can begin this evaluation process by simply noticing how we feel in the context of each one of our close relationships. We may begin to see that an old friend is still carrying negative attitudes or ideas that we ourselves need to let go of in order to move forward. Or we may find that we have a long-term relationship with someone who has a habit of letting us down, or not showing up for us when we need support. There are many ways to go about changing the status quo in situations like this, having a heart to heart with our friend showing through example. This process isn’t so much about abandoning old friends as it is about shifting our relationships so that they support us on our journey rather than holding us back.

An important part of this process is looking at ourselves and noticing what kind of friend we are to the people in our lives. We might find that as we adjust our own approach to a relationship, challenging ourselves to be more supportive and positive, our friends make adjustments as well and the whole world benefits.

–Daily OM

Get A Jump on Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Thursday, April 11

Moon Alert

We have the “all clear” today to shop and do business. The Moon is in Cancer.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

It’s a winning day! You feel optimistic and up for anything. Because you feel so good, you will attract positive situations and upbeat people to you because everyone loves a winner! With the Sun in your sign, you are super blessed!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Even though a part of you wants to withdraw from the busyness of your everyday world, nevertheless, friends and groups will seduce you to socialize and have fun today. Enjoy hanging out with younger people as well as creative types. Make big plans for the future!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You impress bosses, parents and VIPs with your positive attitude today. “Build it and they will come!” Your enthusiasm will be infectious and will attract others to you. Furthermore, people will endorse you and do what you say. Remember Spiderman: “With great power comes great responsibility.”

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Some of you will make fantastic, ambitious travel plans today. Others will be just as ambitious making plans related to higher education, publishing, medicine and the law. You feel hopeful about what is possible and this gives you the confidence to act.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

If dividing or sharing something today, be careful not to go overboard and give away the farm. You might also want to be careful about overlooking details. But aside from that, you’re thinking big and you’re ready to do big things, especially financial deals, because you see that they are possible.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You will attract positive, upbeat people to you today because these are the kind of vibes that you’re putting out to the world. Join forces with others to make things happen because you will be successful! At the very least, this is a fabulous day to schmooze and have fun.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Work-related travel will delight you today. All kinds of group activities related to your job will be a positive, upbeat experience. This is an excellent day to deal with foreign countries or people from other cultures because you are open-minded, optimistic and ready to learn.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is a fun-loving, playful day! Make plans to meet friends for interesting conversation and laughter. Enjoy sports events, bike rides and playful activities with children. Explore the theatre and the arts – or book a great table at a wonderful restaurant. Live it up!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is a wonderful day to entertain at home, especially for a family gathering with children. People want to have a great time! Whether you barbecue, picnic or dine indoors – invite the gang over for good food and drink. Real-estate opportunities look promising as well.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

The power of the mind is an amazing thing. It’s true that when we change how we see the world, the world does change – but it’s all in our mind. Today you have a positive point of view, which is why you see opportunities everywhere. Choose the best!

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is an excellent day for business and commerce. Look for ways to boost your income or make more money. Admittedly, it is easy to overlook small details today, so double check important papers and contracts. If shopping, keep your receipts.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Because you feel optimistic and upbeat today, you’re keen to make big plans and set long-range goals. Today you feel you can see the whole picture, which allows you to act on ideas you hadn’t fully embraced before. However, today – you’re ready!

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Kelli Garner (1984) shares your birthday today. You can be feisty and impatient. You are independent; yet, you value your security. This year you are winding up what you began nine years ago. It’s time to leave behind heavy burdens and move to something new and lighter. Start to identify what you no longer need in terms of possessions, people and even places. This is not loss. You are lightening your load for new beginnings.

–GeorgiaNicols

Born on April 10th, Happy Birthday Aries!

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday Aries!

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS ON APRIL 10, you are a playful and cheerful Ram. You like taking the bull by the horn so it is not easy for you turn control over to someone else.

You live for the next challenge. You have a competitive streak, Aries. The 10th April birthday personality can be little wicked as well. It is best to let you set your own rules. It is more peaceful that way.

People born on this Aries birthday are full of energy and have a sense of adventure. You love challenges and are not afraid to voice your opinion. If today is your birth day, you use your intuition.

You do not need anyone’s approval before making a decision. You also are likely to be competitive and focused. Actually, your birthday characteristics show that you are incredibly alert and perceptive.

Arians with an April 10th zodiac birthday maintain certain popularity that is usually on the low side. Although you may have many positive associations, friendships are kept to a minimum. You tend to stay away from drama and avoid confrontations as much as possible.

What your birthday also says is that if you find out that someone is not loyal, you will disown that person. Betrayal is the ultimate set back… it is pretty much a deal breaker.

It is no surprise that you attract those who are different from you. When it comes to relationships, you sometimes rush in when you know you should not. Arians born on this day love to be in love. You get excited and lose sight of the other person’s desires. Having a mate ranks high on your list of important things.

The 10th April birthday horoscope predicts that you would be happiest in partnerships that shower you with attention and affection. You are loyal to those that are devoted to you. Your sex drive is only masked by your romantic and thoughtful gestures. In efforts for your mate to show appreciation, they wind up seducing you! They never knew what hit them.

You are comfortable in your confident skin. You prefer working as a team member instead of by yourself. Spread your energies to get an idea of which profession is your best fit. Perhaps a family member’s profession influences you.

The April 10 birthday personality likes a job that enables you to give back. If you could change one person’s life, you have made a success of yourself, Aries. Look for opportunities that allow you to serve your purpose in life.

Normally an Arian will not act in haste or make decisions based on emotions but every once in a while; you will step out of your comfort zone and makes an irrational decision. Otherwise, you are a planner.

Arians need to take naps if you cannot seem to get the proper rest when it is bedtime. Not being able to sleep is a sign of something deeper. Your body knows when to shut down but you do not want that to happen.

Sleeplessness can cause your body to do funny things. The April 10th birthday astrology advises you to seek medical advice on the best sleep aids and natural methods to fall asleep and stay asleep. In addition, Aries, you need to drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated and watch your skin clear up.

The 10 April birthday meanings suggest that you are a lighthearted and jovial Ram. This Arian has a sense of discovery. You are naturally competitive and alert. Betrayal to you is the end of the road. The relationship becomes invalid at that point.

You prefer functioning as a team as opposed to working alone. You are steadfast to those who are dedicated to you. Get some sleep, Aries. Your good health depends on it.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On April 10

Laura Bell Bundy, Chuck Connors, Orlando Jones, Kenny Lattimore, John Madden, Harry Morgan, Mandy Moore, Steven Seagal, Omar Sharif

 

This Day That Year – April 10 In History

1815 – Austria vs. Naples
1845 – In Pittsburgh, PA fires destroy over 1,000 buildings
1872 – New Orleans, LA hosts the first National Black Convention
1930 – Synthetic rubber created

April 10  Mesha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
April 10  Chinese Zodiac DRAGON

April 10 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Mars that symbolizes a passion to move forward irrespective of feelings and logic.

April 10 Birthday Symbols

The Ram Is The Symbol For The Aries Zodiac Sign

April 10 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birth Day Tarot Card is The Wheel Of Fortune. This card is symbolic of the different events in your life that are beyond your control. The Minor Arcana cards are Three of Wands and Queen of Wands

April 10 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Scorpio: This will be an ardent and loving match.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Cancer: This relationship will have an insurmountable number of differences.

April 10 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This number stands for leadership qualities, success, courage, and inspiration.
Number 5 – This is a number of adventure and a need to be on the move in order to experience new things in life.

Lucky Colors For April 10 Birthday

Yellow: This is a color that symbolizes challenges, wisdom, practicality, and logic.
Orange: This is a color of communication, excitement, curiosity, and stimulation.

Lucky Days For April 10 Birthday

Tuesday – This day ruled by Mars and shows your determination to go past all obstacles in your path to success.
Sunday – This day ruled by Sun and is an excellent day to focus on your ambitions, family, and goals.

April 10 Birthstone Diamond

Diamond gemstones are symbolic of spirituality, intuition, mental alertness and enhance your natural talents.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On The 10th Of April:

A nice watch for the man and a cashmere coat for the woman

 

 

–SunSigns.org