July 8 Zodiac Birthday Signs – You are idealistic and charming, yet practical and skillful, and your birthday suggests that you are a receptive and hardworking individual. Often your gentle and protective nature hides your mental restlessness and ambition. As a Cancerian, you are sensitive and sympathetic and can feel other people’s problems as if they were your own. You want to safeguard those you care for, but you need to avoid martyring yourself for the sake of others.
The subinfluence of your decanate ruler, Scorpio, suggests that you possess great inner strength, and since you are persistent, you are often able to rise above crises. Persistent and forceful, with organizational abilities, you often possess good business sense and a pragmatic approach. Although you enjoy power or being in control, a kind and responsible side to your nature shows how caring you often are.
A materialistic element attributed to your birthday indicates that financial security may be an important factor in your decision making. Although you often have conservative views and good moral qualities, you want to succeed materially and socially. Nevertheless, your warmth and need to be emotionally expressive may lead you to pursue your creative talents.
Issues around sensitivity and security may strongly influence you until the age of fourteen, when your progressed Sun moves into Leo. This is likely to give you the strength to display your talents and skills in a more confident way. After the age of forty-four, when your progressed Sun moves into Virgo, practical considerations become more prominent, with the likelihood of improvement in your efficiency, capabilities, and organizational skills. At the age of seventy-four, when your progressed Sun moves into Libra, there is another change of emphasis in your life, highlighting issues of harmony, balance, and relationship.
DEGREE: 15°30’-17° CANCER
Star’s name: Sirius
Degree position: 13°6’-I4°2’ Cancer between the years 1930 and 2000
Constellation: Alpha Canis Major
Applicable days: July 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Star qualities: varied interpretations: Moon/Jupiter/Mars
Description: a brilliant white and yellow binary star, located in the mouth of the Great Dog; linked to the Egyptian god Osiris
PRIMARY STAR’S INFLUENCE
Sirius bestows an optimistic, broad outlook and the ability to make loyal friends in high places. With this star’s influence, you can enjoy prosperity and success and can act as guardian or have a custodial position. Often, and without much effort, you can receive favors from superiors. Sirius may indicate honor; wealth, and fame as well as an opportunity to exercise power and relationship qualities. Sirius may also encourage rebellious or daredevil behavior; and it thus warns against the danger of pushing ahead prematurely.
Linked to your Sun’s degree, this star suggests success in business, domestic happiness, and an inclination toward the arts, astrology, philosophy, or higher learning. If honor comes too early, you might be unprepared and unable to cope with success. Frequently you present a royal demeanor and you are successful in dealing with the public. This star also indicates that you are trustworthy and can act as custodian of other people’s property
• Positive: faithfulness, important responsibilities, joy of living, love of enterprise, successful, creative activities
• Negative: the urge for freedom at any cost, misuse of power and positions of trust
See Appendix for additional fixed star readings.
Your Secret Self
As you learn in life to value your feelings and recognize that they have as much importance as the needs of others, you develop self-confidence. This stops you from becoming disappointed or frustrated by people or situations, as you are able to stay lovingly detached and not take on the projections or expectations of others.
Although you are sociable and spontaneous, with high ideals and morals, you can be a person of extremes. This implies that you can easily go from being light-hearted, generous, and spontaneous one moment to critical and serious the next. By finding a healthy balance between the material and spiritual and no longer needing the approval of others, you are likely to find a wealth of inner love to help you overcome all obstacles.
Work & Vocation
A natural sociability will help you succeed in all people-related careers, especially as you are good at combining business and pleasure. Your dramatic sense and need for self-expression may attract you to a profession in art, drama, or music. With your good business sense, you are likely to need the freedom to work in your own way. Being hardworking, you can gravitate toward positions of authority, or you may prefer being self-employed. With your natural caring and humanitarian streak, you can excel in careers such as teaching, counseling, or working with children. Alternatively, you may be drawn to work that is of benefit to the community.
Famous people who share your birthday include actress Anjelica Huston, industrialist John D. Rockefeller, comedian Marty Feldman, astrologer Alan Leo, actor Kevin Bacon, and writer Marianne Williamson.
The number 8 often 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 your organizational and executive skills. If you are willing to work hard, you are often given great responsibility. Nevertheless, you may have to learn how to administer or delegate your authority in a fair and just way. A strong need to feel secure or established urges you to make long-term plans and investments. The subinfluence of the number 7 month indicates that you are quick and enthusiastic, with a charismatic personality. Your greatest assets are your strong instincts and the ability to learn quickly through combining theory and practice. Ambitious, yet emotionally restless and intuitive, you can recognize opportunities when they arise, but without a plan you can lose interest and abandon them.
• Positive: leadership, thoroughness, hardworking, traditional, protective, power to heal, good judge of values
• Negative: impatient, wasteful, intolerant, overwork, domineering, easily discouraged, lack of planning, controlling behavior
Love & Relationships
Caring and unselfish, you are usually a devoted partner and friend to those you love and admire. A need for stability often suggests that you are willing to make great sacrifices for love. Frequently you can end up with someone from a different age group or background. A need to be popular also indicates that you have a large circle of friends and strong links with other family members.
YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE
If you are looking for your ideal partner; you may have better luck with someone born on one of the following dates.
Love & friendship: Jan. 4, 8, 18, 19, 23, Feb. 2, 6, 16, 17, 21, Mar. 4, 14, 15, 19, 28, 30, Apr. 2, 12, 13, 17, 26, 28, 30, May 10, 11, 15, 24, 26, 28, June 8, 9, 13, 22, 24, 26, July 6, 7, 11, 20, 22, 24, 30, Aug. 4, 5, 9, 18, 20, 22, 28, Sept. 2, 3, 7, 16, 18, 20, 26, Oct. 1, 5, 14, 16, 18, 24, Nov. 3, 12, 14, 16, 22, Dec. 1, 10, 12, 14, 20
Beneficial: Jan. 5, 16, 27, Feb. 3, 14, 25, Mar. 1, 12, 23, Apr. 10, 21, May 8, 19, June 6, 17, July 4, 15, Aug. 2, 13, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, 30, Nov. 7, 28, Dec. 5, 26, 30
Fatal attractions: Jan. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 17, Feb. 15, Mar. 13, Apr. 11, May 9, June 7, July 5, Aug. 3, Sept. 1
Challenging: Jan. 1, 10, 15, Feb. 8, 13, Mar. 6, 11, Apr. 4, 9, May 2, 7, June 5, July 3, 29, Aug. 1, 27, Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 21, Dec. 19, 29 Soul mates: Aug. 30, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 24, Dec. 22