August 13 Zodiac Birthday Signs – Your birthday reveals you to be independent and creative, with an ability to lead and command—an intelligent individual with a shrewd practicality. As a Leo, you are dignified, courageous, and a force to be reckoned with. Through your abilities to think rationally, you learn to recognize the power of knowledge that is usually at your disposal.
Assertive, with practical common sense, you usually add self-discipline to the list of your attributes. You can achieve success through developing your mental powers and establishing yourself in your chosen field. Able to present a unique approach to a problem, you can give others practical advice and solutions. Women born on this day tend to think in an authoritative way and take charge of situations.
The subinfluence of your decanate ruler, Sagittarius, further emphasizes your commanding personality and a need for expansion. This can also imply that you can be stubborn and critical. Those who appear to know you well see you as a strange mixture of conservatism and dissidence, but never as boring or dull. Well informed, you enjoy arguments and debates, since you usually come out on top—though if you think you know it all, you can become domineering and may have to learn that being mentally aggressive or uncompromising does not always get you the results you desire.
When you are at the early age of nine, your progressed Sun moves into Virgo for a thirty- year period. This brings an increasing desire for practical order and security in your life. There is a turning point for you at the age of thirty-nine, when your progressed Sun enters Libra. From this time there is a greater emphasis on your personal relationships, and you may gradually become more amiable and collaborative. At the age of sixty-nine, when your progressed Sun enters Scorpio, you are likely to experience a deeper desire for emotional transformation.
Merak; Al Genubi, also called Asad Australis
Star’s name: Merak
Degree position: 18°29’-19°34’ Leo
between the years 1930 and
Orb: 2° 10’
Constellation: Alpha Ursa Major
Applicable days: August 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Star qualities: Mars
Description: a white giant star located
on the side of the Great Bear
PRIMARY STAR’S INFLUENCE
Merak imparts a love of command and leadership abilities, although it may also indicate an inclination to be overly dominant. Your determination means that you can achieve much in life and succeed where others may fail.
Linked to your Sun’s degree, this star bestows courage, assertive ? ess, and hot-blooded vitality. The power of attainment that is associated with this star ensures that your life will be full of activity. Merak’s influence carries opportunities and possible fame and honors.
• Positive: love of life, active and creative, ambition, courage
• Negative: hastiness, stubbornness, overstrain
See Appendix for additional fixed star readings.
Your Secret Self
A need to work and accomplish often ensures that you take on a great deal of responsibility and do not like to waste your time. Although you are sensitive and vulnerable, you may not show this to people for fear of being controlled. Outwardly you may also appear proud or cynical, but in your heart you are altruistic and a campaigner for justice.
Your persistence and determination to accomplish is admirable, but you may have to overcome a tendency to be manipulative. Yet you do know the value of sharing and working cooperatively in order to achieve the best results. You are a good organizer, and if you are overloaded with work, you know how to delegate responsibilities to others. Although you are usually collaborative, a little amicable bantering with those closest to you shows your desire to be on top while keeping your sense of fun.
Work & Vocation
With your sharp intellect, perseverance, and ability to work hard, you inevitably rise to a position of authority in any career you choose. Your executive skills and natural communication abilities would be an asset to you in the business world. You are also particularly suited for intellectual professions, such as law, science, or teaching. A strong need to express yourself may find an outlet in writing or the entertainment business, and you may also be drawn to publishing or advertising. An inborn humanitarian streak may attract you to be a reformer, whether in society, religion, or politics.
Famous people who share your birthday include director Alfred Hitchcock, Wild West figure Annie Oakley, musician Dan Fogelberg, revolutionary dictator Fidel Castro, and hockey player Bobby Clarke.
Emotional sensitivity, enthusiasm, and inspiration are often identified with the number 13 birthday. Numerologically, you are associated with ambition and hard work, and can accomplish much through creative self-expression. You may need to develop or cultivate a pragmatic outlook if you want to turn your creative talents into tangible products. Your original and innovative approach inspires new and exciting ideas that frequently result in work that impresses others. With a number 13 birthday, you are earnest, romantic, charming, and fun-loving, and with dedication you can achieve prosperity. The subinfluence of the number 8 month indicates that you are forceful and determined and like to be in control. By learning to focus on a particular goal and persevering, you often reach the top of your profession. Alternatively, since you have excellent practical and administrative skills, you can also rise to positions of authority. Learning about partnerships and cooperation will provide you with opportunities to share your great talents with others.
• Positive: ambitious, creative, freedom-loving, self-expressive, initiative
•Negative: impulsive, indecisive, bossy, unemotional, rebellious
Love & Relationships
Dynamic, with strong opinions, you are drawn to individuals who can match your fine mind. Being clever and magnetic, you have no trouble attracting friends and partners. You like to be open and direct in your dealings and need to know that you are building some sort of solid relationship with others. Do not let your rational approach spoil your normally positive outlook. You are likely to be very caring toward people in your circle and will do almost anything for those you love.
YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE
You might be able to find true love and emotional security by looking for someone born on one of the following dates.
Love & friendship: Jan. 11, 13, 15, 17, 25, 26, Feb. 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, Mar. 7, 9, 11, 13, 21,Apr. 5, 7, 9, 11, 19, May 3, 5, 7, 9, 17, 31, June I, 3, 5, 7, 15, 17, 29, July 1, 3, 5, 27, 29, 31, Aug. 1, 3, 11, 25, 27, 29, Sept. 1, 9, 23, 25, 27, Oct. 7, 21, 23, 25, Nov. 5, 19, 21, 23, Dec. 3, 17, 19, 21, 30
Beneficial: Jan. 1, 5, 20, Feb. 3, 18, Man 1, 16, Apr. 14, May 12, June 10, July 8, Aug. 6, Sept. 4, Oct. 2
Fatal attractions: Feb. 9, 10, 11, 12
Challenging: Jan. 6, 22, 24, Feb. 4, 20, 22, Mar. 2, 18, 20, Apr. 16, 18, May 14, 16, June 12, 14, July 10, 12, Aug. 8, 10, 31, Sept. 6, 8, 29, Oct. 4, 6, 27, Nov. 2, 4, 25, 30, Dec. 2, 23, 28
Soul mates: Jan. 6, 12, Feb. 4, 10, Man 2, 8, Apr. 6, May 4, June 2