August 23 Zodiac Birthday Signs – Being born on the cusp, you have the advantage of possessing both the friendly, warm, and sociable qualities of Leo and the intellectual sharpness of Virgo. Enterprising and hardworking, you can take on difficult and challenging projects, and once decided on a course of action you can be very determined. The combination of your astute observations and your need to express yourself can usually ensure your popularity. A tendency to impatience, indecision, and worry, however, may be one of the primary obstacles to your achievement.

With the added influence of your decanate ruler, Virgo, you can be shrewd and practical, with a desire for knowledge. Articulate and precise, you deliberate and analyze all the details before making a decision. Still, it may be necessary to avoid going over and over the same issues or becoming too critical of yourself and others. A talent for clear communication can be a particular asset in your climb to success.

In order to avoid frustration or irritability, it is important to discipline yourself and complete what you start, or an innate restlessness may cause you to diffuse your energies in too many directions. As you have a warm heart and a way with people, you find your relationships particularly important. Possessing the ability to be charming when necessary, you can draw others to you with your understanding and interesting personality.

After the age of thirty, when your progressed Sun moves into Libra, there is an increased emphasis on the needs of others and on relationships. Your sense of harmony and balance is likely to be enhanced, with the possibility of exploring artistic or creative outlets. This continues until the beginning of your sixties, when your progressed Sun enters Scorpio. As a turning point, this highlights the growing importance of touching deeper and more subtle aspects of your psyche and becoming more sensitive.

SUN: VIRGO/LEO CUSP
DECANATE: VIRGO/MERCURY
DEGREE: 29°30’ LEO-0°30’ VIRGO
MODE: MUTABLE
ELEMENT: EARTH

FIXED STARS

 

Regulus, also called the Lion’s Heart$$ Phecda, also called Phachd

PRIMARY STAR

 

Star’s name: Regulus, also called the
Lion’s Heart

Degree position: 28°5 1’-29°48’ Leo
between the years 1930 and
2000

Magnitude: 1

Strength: ********** Orb: 2°30’

Constellation: Alpha Leonis (Leo)

Applicable days: August 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Star qualities: Mars/Jupiter

Description: a brilliant white and blue
triple star located on the body of
the Lion

PRIMARY STAR’S INFLUENCE

 

Regulus is a royal star that takes a leading role among a nearly infinite cast of stars. Regulus imparts nobility, high honors, great charisma, and the power to project a dignified personality. This star bestows a natural ability to make quick decisions and cope with demanding situations. It also imparts a desire for power and an ability to lead and command others. You have strong willpower and a love of enterprise, which often lead to a desire for freedom and independence. Regulus warns that these great benefits are not necessarily long-lasting.

Linked to your Sun’s degree, this star imparts ambition, power; authority, and opportunities to rise to a high position in government or large corporations. If you do not have a position of prominence, you probably have influential friends. This star suggests that you should be kind to others on your way up, as you are likely to meet them on your way down.

Positive: high-spirited, frankness, courage, honor and riches, rise to prominent positions, authority

Negative: stubborn, unruly, domineering, greatness but also great failures (especially through dishonesty), fleeting success and fame

See Appendix for additional fixed star readings.

Your Secret Self

 

Possessing an inner nobility and pride, you do not like others to see you fail. As you may not persevere when bored, it is necessary for you to find things that are stimulating and challenging. It may be better to make your decisions carefully rather than act hastily and abandon projects later. Fortunately, with your ability to evaluate people quickly, you are a good psychologist who may rise to positions of authority because people respect your opinion.

Money may be a major factor in your uncertainty, which is not helped by a possible extravagant streak. Although at times you can be extremely successful, changeable circumstances in your finances suggest that you would be wise to save or plan. Travel or change are likely to play an important part in your life, so do not be afraid to branch out if promising prospects arise outside your usual routine. Although at times it may be necessary for you to have faith in yourself and build up your confidence, your natural business sense will always be a protection for you.

Work & Vocation

 

Your potential to be multitalented can ensure you success in many professions, but it is important to avoid monotonous occupations. With your communication skills and flair for dealing with people, you should excel in careers such as teaching, sales, writing, publishing, or the entertainment world. Alternatively, an ability for precision can lead you to engineering, science, or finely detailed artwork. Your practical sense can attract you to a career in banking, real estate, or working with other people’s money. Whatever career you choose, you are likely to be a perfectionist and desire to do your job well.

Famous people who share your birthday include actors River Phoenix and Gene Kelly, musician Keith Moon, singer Bing Crosby, restaurateur Howard Johnson, actresses Shelley Long and Barbara Eden, journalist Henry Pringle, French king Louis XVI, and poet Edgar Lee Masters.

Numerology

 

Intuitive, emotionally sensitive, and creative are some of the ways others describe people with a number 23 birthday. Usually you are versatile, passionate, and a quick thinker, with a professional attitude and a mind full of creative ideas. With the number 23 influence, you can learn new subjects easily, but may prefer practice to theory. You are fond of travel, adventure, and meeting new people; the restlessness implied by the number 23 urges you to try many different kinds of experiences, and you are apt to make the most of any situation. Generally friendly and fun-loving, with courage and drive, you may need an active life in order to actualize your true potential. The subinfluence of the number 8 month indicates that you possess a strong character with an ambitious nature. If you are put in a position of trust, you may also have to learn how to be fair and just. Although you may be “practical, a need for versatility often suggests that you can become easily bored if life becomes too uneventful.

Positive: loyal, compassionate, responsible, loves travel, communicative, intuitive, creative, versatile, trustworthy

Negative: selfish, insecure, stubborn, uncompromising, fault-finding, withdrawn, prejudiced

Love & Relationships

 

Often entertaining and versatile, you like to mix with different types of people. Restless and nervous, however, you can be indecisive about how you feel in relationships. When in love, you are often idealistic and willing to make sacrifices. At times, however, you can be overen-thusiastic to start with and then become calculating or appear cold and uninterested. You may prefer a partner who is compassionate and who has faith in your capabilities.

YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE

 

You might find a partner who is caring and loving among those born on the following dates.

Love & friendship: Jan. 11, 21, 25, Feb. 9, 19, 23, Mar. 17, 21, 30, Apr. 5, 15, 19, 28, 29, May 13, 17, 26, 27, June 11, 15, 24, 25, 30, July 9, 13, 22, 23, 28, Aug. 7, 11, 20, 21, 26, 30, Sept. 5, 9, 18, 19, 24, 28, Oct. 3, 7, 16, 17, 22, 26, 29, Nov. 1, 5, 14, 15, 20, 24, 27, Dec. 3, 12, 13, 18, 22, 25, 27, 29

Beneficial: Jan. 5, 13, 16, 22, 28, Feb. 3, 11, 14, 20, 26, Mar. 1, 9, 12, 18, 24, 29, Apr. 7, 10, 16, 22, 27, May 5, 8, 14, 20, 25, June 3, 6, 12, 18, 23, July 1, 4, 10, 16, 21, Aug. 2, 8, 14, 19, Sept. 6, 12, 17, Oct. 4, 10, 15, Nov. 2, 8, 13, Dec. 6, 11

Fatal attractions: Feb. 19, 20, 21, June 30, July 28, Aug. 26, Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 20, Dec. 18

Challenging: Jan. 2, 23, 30, Feb. 21, 28, Mar. 19, 26, 28, Apr. 17, 24, 26, May 15, 22, 24, June 13, 20, 22, July 11, 18, 20, Aug. 16, 18, 19, Sept. 7, 14, 16, Oct. 5, 12, 14, Nov. 3, 10, 12, Dec. 1, 8, 10

Soul mates: Jan. 14, 22, Feb. 12, 20, Mar. 10, 18, Apr. 8, 16, May 6, 14, June 4, 12, July 2, 10, Aug. 8, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 2