Your greatest challenge is…
coming to terms with your past
The way forward is…
to stop letting your past destroy your present. Concentrate your energies on the new beginnings and wonders that the present can bring instead.
You’re drawn to people born on…
October 23 to November 21
If you can both find ways to look forward rather than back then this relationship has huge potential.
Every day’s a new beginning
Lucky people understand their past but don’t use it as an excuse not to move forward. They know that every new day holds the seeds of golden opportunity.
Those born on August 20 are complex, self-contained individuals whom others often find very hard to understand. The reason for this is the air of thoughtful mystery that tends to surround them.
Although people born on this day need time alone this does not mean they are lonely. Quite the opposite, they are orientated toward and genuinely concerned for the well-being of others and their intelligent humor often lightens the atmosphere. It’s just that, even in their most relaxed and happy moments, there is always a tinge of thoughtfulness about them which others may interpret as sadness. It can sometimes seem as if they are struggling with dark and deep secrets, but more often than not they aren’t really sure why they find it difficult to share their complex imagination with others.
Struggling and overcoming their personal fears are therefore key driving forces for the melancholic but beautiful people born on this day, and sometimes the struggle can become so intense that they long to be able to forget themselves. They may seek solace in addictive pursuits or by losing themselves in their work, but neither approach will bring them long-term happiness and fulfillment. Although their need to understand and explore their past is a dominant and overpowering force in their lives, learning to focus their energies on the here and now will be the way forward.
Until the age of thirty-one there is an emphasis in the lives of August 20 people on order and practicality. They may find themselves continually analyzing things to improve them and their chances of happiness will improve if they shift the focus of this self-improvement from the past to the present. After the age of thirty-two there is a turning point which puts the spotlight on relationships and, if they can find ways to stand up for themselves and express their dynamic creativity and originality in the here and now, not only will they solve their personal mystery—they will also discover a magical way to live.
On the dark side
Escapist, lonely, conflicted
At your best
Thoughtful, imaginative, intelligent
Love Imaginative power
People born on August 20 are blessed with incredible imagination, and this enables them to infuse excitement into the mundane aspects of relationships. In love they want romance but need to understand that candles and roses are not always enough to keep a relationship alive, and their partner will want them to be practical and supportive too.
Health The mind-body link
People born on this day may put so much emphasis on their emotional or psychological health that they neglect their physical health. Reading up about the mind-body connection may help them understand that their physical well-being is often wrapped up in their emotional well-being and vice versa. Taking better care of themselves by eating healthily and exercising regularly will therefore help boost their mood and their sense of well-being. It is especially important for them to steer clear of addictive substances such as alcohol and recreational drugs. There could also be problems with digestion and with the liver and kidneys, so in addition to a healthy diet rich in fruit and vegetables they should make sure they schedule yearly or half-yearly checkups with their family doctor. Wearing, meditating on and surrounding themselves with the color yellow will encourage them to feel more self-confident and attract vibrant, energetic people to them rather than those who are needy or damaged.
Career Born researchers
These people love to uncover information about themselves, but they are also naturally curious about everyone and everything; they may therefore make gifted researchers, scientists and journalists, as well as counselors, artists, writers, and musicians. Other career choices include media, publishing, diplomacy, politics, and public relations, as well as self-employment.
Destiny To effect improvement
The life path of people born on this day is to learn to look forward rather than back and to be grateful for what they already have. Once they have learned to struggle less and live more, their destiny is to mastermind practical programs for improvement.
“When I focus on the here and now my life is more magical and rewarding”
Signs & symbols
Sun sign: Leo
Ruling planet: Sun, the individual
Symbol: The Lion
Birth date ruler: Moon, the intuitive
Tarot card: Judgment (responsibility)
Favorable numbers: 1, 2
Lucky days: Sunday and Monday, especially when these days fall on 1 and 2 of the month
Lucky colors: Gold, silver, white