Your greatest challenge is…
dealing with authority
The way forward is…
to understand that freedom and independence are not automatically superior to acceptance, cooperation and diplomacy.
You’re drawn to people born on…
September 24 to October 23
You are both clever and elusive individuals, and this can create a powerful and intelligent union.
Say thank you
The more grateful you are for what you already have, the more good fortune you are likely to attract; this is because the universe responds to your gratitude and appreciation for what you already have by manifesting even more.
Those born on August 4 are rebellious free spirits who definitely prefer to take the path less traveled, even if there is nothing really wrong with the path everyone else seems to be taking. Their intense dislike of being restrained in any way, combined with their hatred of complacency and the unthinking acceptance of the status quo, often leads them to behave, think, act, or dress somewhat perversely or to defend unconventional opinions.
These people are intelligent, compassionate and strong-willed, and their resistance to any kind of restraint endows them with radical and pioneering potential. When they channel their energies positively they have the ability to enlighten and enliven others, but others should be very careful not to challenge their need for independence because autonomy of thought is of the utmost importance to them. So averse are they to submitting to the authority or directions of others that from an early age they may reject well-intentioned attempts to help them, fearing that some sinister motive lurks behind people’s helpful exterior. Taken to an extreme, this can make them fiercely independent but also incredibly lonely figures.
From childhood, people born on this day are likely to have enjoyed being at the center of things. At the age of eighteen, however, they enter a thirty-year period during which there are opportunities for them to become more conscientious, thoughtful, discriminating, and efficient in their working environment. They need to take advantage of these opportunities to learn the art of diplomacy and compromise, as this will make life much easier.
When they are forty-eight they will reach another turning point that puts the emphasis on creativity and relationships. If, throughout their lives, they can learn to distinguish between independence and self-sabotaging behavior—being perverse for the sake of it—they will find that instead of becoming misunderstood, restless loners, they have the potential to become responsible rebels on whom others know they can depend for inspiration, guidance and radical but always exceptional insight.
On the dark side
Disruptive, perverse, undiplomatic
At your best
Original, courageous, striking
Love Love-hate relationships
People born on August 4 tend to have a kind of love-hate relationship with friends and loved ones, resisting their support and love yet also craving them. Despite their restlessness and need for freedom, partnerships are very important for them and they are attracted to people with whom they can share some kind of intellectual activity.
Health Let your stress out
People born on this day will often hide their feelings in an attempt to appear strong, but keeping problems locked inside can isolate them from others, creating unhappiness and distress. It’s important for their physical and emotional health that they learn to open up and share their feelings; if they keep bottling things up it can negatively affect their health. They should ensure they listen to the advice of their doctors, understanding that sometimes it won’t be possible for them to get better on their own. They are likely to have very little interest in diet and exercise, but understanding the links between what they eat, their activity levels and their health will help them make positive lifestyle changes. Carrying a turquoise crystal around will encourage them to communicate and express themselves more, as will wearing, meditating on or surrounding themselves with the color orange.
Career Born artists
These people are well suited to artistic, sporting or educational careers in which their talents can be used to inspire and guide others. Independent and preferring to give rather than take orders, they are best suited to leadership positions or working on their own; if in a group, they need the freedom to work in their own way. They are also good evaluators and may be drawn to real estate, banking and the stock market. Their humanitarian instincts may draw them to the healing professions, or social and community work.
Destiny To inspire and enlighten others
The life path of people born on this day is to learn that they can be independent within a group. Once they have learned to find a balance between their need for autonomy and their need for support, their destiny is to use their talents to inspire and enlighten others.
“I choose harmony and loving communication wherever I find myself”
Signs & symbols
Sun sign: Leo
Ruling planet: Sun, the individual
Symbol: The Lion
Birth date ruler: Uranus, the visionary
Tarot card: The Emperor (authority)
Favorable numbers: 3, 4
Lucky days: Sunday, especially when it falls on 3 and 4 of the month
Lucky colors: White, yellow, silver