August 8 Zodiac Birthday Signs – The dynamic power and restlessness indicated by your birthday suggest that life has a lot in store for you. As a Leo, you are both creative and ambitious, with a strong desire to achieve success and recognition.
The subinfluence of your decanate ruler, Sagittarius, implies that your optimism, enthusiasm, and persistent efforts can bring about great transformations in your circumstances and lifestyle. Hardworking and practical, you are a pragmatist who can think instinctively and quickly. Although productivity is often associated with your birthday, you may have to guard against being overly zealous or impatient.
Variety is the spice of life, and whatever you do, a routine and monotonous life is not for you. Meeting new people, traveling, and being versatile motivate you and urge you to take on life’s challenges by having more adventures. Nevertheless, a strong need to feel settled and established develops later in life, and by learning to take responsibility and make long-term investments, you can feel more secure. A struggle between idealistic and materialistic tendencies nevertheless suggests that uncertainty and loss of focus may be your greatest challenge. An inclination to give up under stress or too quickly can be overcome by carefully planning your projects.
When you are age fourteen, your progressed Sun moves into Virgo, commencing a thirty- year period of increased emphasis on order, practical problem solving, and being more discriminating with your time and energy. Another turning point occurs at the age of forty-four, when your progressed Sun moves into Libra. This stimulates your need for balance and harmony and heightens your awareness of partnerships and relationships in general. When you are age seventy-four, your progressed Sun moves into Scorpio, highlighting your personal power and a need for more emotional depth in your life.
Your Secret Self
Although at times you can make rapid and determined progress and advancement in life, this alternates with periods of inactivity. This may cause frustration and lack of self-esteem. To overcome the feeling of standing still, it may be necessary to develop detachment and not hold on to disappointment. By realizing that these periods are only temporary and will pass, you are able to take a long-term view and avoid becoming overly serious.
You have within you a wealth of creative ideas that can encourage you to be imaginative and ingenious and can stimulate you to use your initiative in bringing about something original. Finding this creative spark can assist you in enjoying life, having more fun, and resisting worry and indecision.
DEGREE: 15°-16° LEO
Dubhe; Acubens, also called Sertan
Star’s name: Dubhe
Degree position: 14°9’— 15°2’ Leo
between the years 1930 and
Constellation: Alpha Ursa Major
Applicable days: August 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Star qualities: varied interpretations:
Mercury/Venus or Mars
Description: a yellow binary main star
located on the back of the
PRIMARY STAR’S INFLUENCE
Dubhe endows idealism, self-confidence, boldness, and pride. This star grants intelligence, articulate speech, and persuasive expression. Although you are probably adventurous, at times you may feel insecure and let suspicious and mistrustful thoughts cause you worry.
Linked to your Sun’s degree, Dubhe bestows determination to succeed and to overcome obstacles. Love of learning and a desire to achieve may direct you toward higher studies, astrology, law, or the military In turn, this may also reveal a flair for writing and philosophy. This star warns against becoming overly materialistic and suggests channeling your power positively lest it become destructive.
• Positive: higher learning, artistic talents, beautiful voice
• Negative: worry, insecurity, lack of imagination, inclination to materialism
See Appendix for additional fixed star readings.
Work & Vocation
Although you are hardworking, with your love of change you are usually happier in activities or occupations that do not involve routine. You may be interested in the world of theater or entertainment but are not likely to persist if the financial rewards do not seem to be sufficient. Not liking to be in a subservient position, you may prefer working for yourself or being involved in management. Possessing imagination and a strong visual sense, you can be very successful in any career that involves image making. Work involving travel would also be ideal for your adventurous soul.
Famous people who share your birthday include actors Dustin Hoffman and Keith Carradine, singer Connie Stevens, artist Andy Warhol, actress Esther Williams, and Formula One race car driver Nigel Mansell.
The power suggested by the number 8 birthday shows a character with strong values and sound judgment. The number 8 indicates that you aspire to great accomplishment and possess an ambitious nature. A desire for dominance, security, and material success is also indicated by this birthday. As a number 8 person, you have a natural business sense and will benefit greatly from developing organizational and executive skills. A strong need to feel secure or established urges you to make long-term plans and investments. The subinfluence of the number 8 month adds to your character. With your sharp and quick perception, you are usually good at assessing people and situations. Very efficient at your work, you are willing to work hard and take on responsibilities. Nevertheless, you may have to learn how to administer or delegate your authority in a fair and just way. Since pride comes before a fall, avoid becoming overconfident and vain.
• Positive: leadership, thoroughness, hardworking, authority, protection, power to heal, good judge of values
•Negative: impatient, wasteful, intolerant, overwork, domineering, easily discouraged, lack of planning
Love & Relationships
Attracted to strong personalities, you like those who have conviction and direction. Friendships are important to you, as you like to mix with people who can stimulate your mind as well as help you have a good time. There is a natural entertainer in you, which comes out in the company of those you love. You usually work for harmony in relationships, but if you become insecure, you may become quarrelsome. Learning to be patient with others helps smooth difficult situations.
YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE
To stay youthful, happy, and in love, you might have more success with those born on the following dates.
Love & friendship: Jan. 6, 10, 20, 21, 29, Feb. 4, 8, 18, 19, 27, Mar. 2, 6, 16, 25, 28, 30, Apr. 4, 14, 23, 26, 28, 30, May 2, 12, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30, June 10, 19, 22, 24, 26, 28, July 8, 17, 20, 22, 24, 26, Aug. 6, 15, 18, 20, 22, 24, Sept. 4, 13, 16, 18, 20, 22, Oct. 2, 11, 14, 16, 18, 20, Nov. 9, 12, 14, 16, 18, Dec. 7, 10, 12, 14, 16
Beneficial: Jan. 7, 13, 18, 28, Feb. 5, 11, 16, 26, Mar. 3, 9, 14, 24, Apr. 1, 7, 12, 22, May 5, 10, 20, June 3, 8, 18, July 1, 6, 16, Aug. 4, 14, Sept. 2, 12, 30, Oct. 10, 28, Nov. 8, 26, 30, Dec. 6, 24, 28
Fatal attractions: Jan. 25, Feb. 4, 5, 6, 23, Mar. 21, Apr. 19, May 17, June 15, July 13, Aug. 11, Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 5, Dec. 3
Challenging: Jan. 3, 17, Feb. 1, 15, Mar. 13, Apr. 11, May 9, 30, June 7, 28, July 5, 26, 29, Aug. 3, 24, 27, Sept. 1, 22, 25, Oct. 20, 23, Nov. 18, 21, Dec. 16, 19
Soul mates: Jan. 18, Feb. 16, Mar. 14, Apr. 12, May 10, 29, June 8, 27, July 6, 25, Aug. 4, 23, Sept. 2, 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 17, Dec. 15