Your greatest challenge is…
avoiding preoccupation with your own interests
The way forward is…
to understand that there’s nothing wrong with selfinvolvement as long as you aren’t insensitive to the feelings of others.
You’re drawn to people born on…
October 23 to November 21
You are both hard-working and determined individuals with inquiring minds who can bring out the best in each other.
Small things and great love
Research has shown that life satisfaction improves significantly with the level of altruistic activity. Look for ways to do random acts of kindness every day and see how this makes you feel happier and brings luck.
People born on August 23 have a tremendous store of energy, and when it is directed to something that holds their interest, their intensity and commitment sparkle. They pay as much attention to the process as the product, whether they are preparing an assignment, arranging flowers or deciding what to wear. The accurate eye, incredible focus and attention to detail that define them are invaluable to colleagues, friends and family alike, and everyone counts on them to keep everything organized and running smoothly.
The intensity of their commitment to accuracy can make them lose sight of the bigger picture from time to time. It is important for them, however, never to lose sight of their progressive and ambitious goals because they have the resourcefulness, tenacity, technical abilities and, if they trust themselves more, the creativity to see their visions realized.
Another danger for these people is that they can become so wrapped up in their interests and their work that any kind of interruption or setback can lead to outbursts of anger; others may therefore perceive them as aggressive, neglectful or in extreme cases selfish. This is unfair, as August 23 people are inherently kind and always willing to help those in need. It’s just that they have a strong tendency to immerse themselves in the solitary pursuit of intellectual concerns, and although this gives them incredible potential for professional success, they run the risk of unintentionally upsetting or neglecting others.
After the age of thirty there is less emphasis on practicality, efficiency, problem solving, and order in the lives of people born on this day, and opportunities will arise to focus more on relationships, and explore the possibility of creative and artistic outlets. It is important for them to take advantage of these opportunities and not to be confused by the apparent emotional complexities they create in their lives, because, paradoxically, it is the complexities that hold the key to their fulfillment and happiness.
On the dark side
Obsessive, selfish, detached
At your best
Intense, accurate, stylish
Love Ultimate faith
People born on August 23 will often be relied upon by their friends and family to keep everything organized and, as long as they are rewarded with gratitude, they are very happy to be placed in this role. They have a tendency to put their professional life before their personal life, making them sometimes restless and indecisive about relationships. Their ideal partner is someone who is intelligent and compassionate and has absolute faith in them.
Health Money can’t buy it
Many people born on this day are very good at earning or saving money. For the sake of their emotional health and well-being they may need to remind themselves from time to time that, however rich they become, money and material possessions cannot buy self-esteem or happiness. They need to value and respect themselves more, appreciating that value and self-worth can only come from within. If they find it hard to feel good about themselves and relate to others, they may benefit from counseling. As far as diet is concerned, food allergies and sugar cravings could be a problem, although they should not forget that food is meant to be one of life’s pleasures. Regular exercise, preferably outdoors in the fresh air, is highly recommended, as is any activity that encourages them to get out, explore and see more of the world. Wearing, meditating on and surrounding themselves with the color yellow will encourage them to be more optimistic and spontaneous.
Career Born crafts workers
These people are multi-talented but should avoid careers that are monotonous in any way. They may be drawn to teaching, sales, writing, publishing, engineering, science, art, the entertainment world, banking, information technology, real estate, or working with other people’s money. Whatever career they choose, they are likely to be a perfectionist.
Destiny To act as agents of improvement
The life path of people born on this day is to learn to find a balance between their own needs and those of others. Once they have learned to be more sensitive to the feelings of others, their destiny is to act as highly skilled agents of improvement.
“Today my happiness will inspire me to give”
Signs & symbols
Sun signs: Virgo/Leo
Ruling planets: Mercury, the communicator/Sun, the individual
Symbols: The Virgin/The Lion
Birth date ruler: Mercury, the communicator
Tarot card: The Hierophant (guidance)
Favorable numbers: 4, 5
Lucky days: Sunday and Wednesday, especially when these days fall on 4 and 5 of the month
Lucky colors: Gold, blue, green