August 17 Zodiac Birthday Signs – Sociable and friendly, you are a creative Leo with a shrewd and intuitive mind. With your ability to grasp concepts very quickly, you can utilize situations to your advantage. A humanitarian with liberal and broad-minded views, you have a strong set of values. Since you can greatly benefit from self-discipline, it is important to acquire a good education or find something inspiring.
The need to express your wealth of ideas is perhaps due to the subinfluence of your de- canate ruler, Aries, which suggests a necessity to be mentally active and productive. It may nevertheless indicate a restless streak and an inclination to fluctuate between being positive and creative and being worried and pessimistic. Avoid being critical and making heavy demands on yourself. You may need to guard against being too impulsive by learning to finish what you start or by practicing patience.
Although loyal and caring, you need to be less dogmatic or impetuous. In order to win the admiration you desire, you may need to show your Loving nature rather than your discontent. Despite your generosity and spontaneity, emotional inhibitions can undermine your positive outlook. You need to be involved in exciting and emotionally fulfilling activities where you can express yourself dramatically.
Your progressed Sun moves into Virgo for a thirty-year period when you are age five. This emphasizes practical issues and a desire to gradually create for yourself an effective working environment. At the age of thirty-five, you reach a turning point as your progressed Sun enters Libra. This highlights your social relationships and partnerships. Your creative abilities are enhanced, and you may be drawn to develop your musical, artistic, or literary interests. After your mid-sixties, when your progressed Sun moves into Scorpio, you may wish to study the deeper meaning of life, gain greater emotional depth, and take on more challenges.
DEGREE: 23°45’-25° LEO
Although your Sun’s degree is not linked to a fixed star; some of your other planets’ degrees certainly will be. By having an astrological chart calculated, you can find the exact position of the planets on your date of birth. This will tell you which of the fixed stars listed in this book are relevant to you.
Your Secret Self
Your inner sensitivity may not be obvious from your proud exterior. Humanitarianism blends well with your sense of the dramatic, producing a need to express your ideas and creativity. Through your interest in people you can become a natural advisor to others, which can help you avoid personal dissatisfaction. You seek the security of home and family and have a strong awareness of your responsibilities. By developing your sense of values, you learn to keep a balance between being too extravagant and being too economical.
Keeping a detached viewpoint and having a positive belief system can manifest miracles in your life as well as help you overcome a possible tendency to depression or frustration. To avoid getting stuck in a comfortable rut, it may be necessary to persuade yourself to continually take on new challenges. Luckily, you respect knowledge and are usually looking for ways to improve yourself and your circumstances.
Work & Vocation
Your natural dramatic ability and ambition can help you climb up the ladder of success in the theater or entertainment world or may help you achieve in business or politics. Being a good psychologist, you enjoy working with people and can also succeed as a counselor or business advisor. Since you are a good organizer or manager, you are able to become a leader in your chosen field. Your communication skills and love of knowledge may draw you to writing, law, or education. Alternatively, your sensitivity and social conscience may attract you to healing or working for a cause.
Famous people who share your birthday include actors Robert De Niro and Sean Penn, singer Belinda Carlisle, actresses Mae West and Maureen. O’Hara, race car driver Nelson Piquet, ice-skating star Robin Cousins, frontiersman Davy Crockett, and British poet laureate Ted-Hughes.
With a number 17 birthday, you are shrewd, with a reserved nature and good analytical abilities. An independent thinker, you benefit from being well educated or skillful. Usually you utilize your knowledge in a specific way in order to develop your expertise and can achieve material success or a prominent position as a specialist or researcher. Private, introspective, and detached, with a strong interest in facts and figures, you frequently present a serious and thoughtful demeanor and like to take your time. By developing your communication skills, you can discover much more about yourself from others. The subinfluence of the number 8 month indicates that although you are determined, with a good sense of values, at times your perfectionist, rigid views can undermine your progress. Avoid worry and suspicion. Since you wish to be influential and materially successful, you will need to work hard, develop sound judgment, and use your mental energies constructively.
• Positive: thoughtful, specialist, good planner, business sense, attracts money, individual thinker, painstaking, accurate, skilled researcher, scientific
• Negative: detached, lonely, stubborn, careless, moody, sensitive, narrow-minded, critical
Love & Relationships
Loving and caring, you can be a devoted partner. Being friendly and sociable, you usually have many friends and acquaintances. Your relationships play an important part in your life, and you can be very considerate of others’ needs. Although very loyal and supportive of your partners, you may need to keep an emotional balance between being too dependent and being too dominant. Creative people have a positive influence on your life.
YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE
In the search for that special someone who will bring out the best in you, look for those born on the following dates.
Love & friendship: Jan. 1, 9, 15, 26, 29, 30, Feb. 7, 13, 24, 27, 28, Man 11, 22, 25, 26, Apr. 3, 9, 20, 23, 24, May 7, 18, 21, 22, June 5, 16, 19, 20July 3, 14, 17, 18, 31, Aug. 1, 12, 15, 16, 29, 31, Sept. 10, 13, 14, 27, 29, Oct. 8, 11, 12, 25, 27, Nov. 6, 9, 10, 23, 25, Dec. 4, 7, 8, 21, 23, 29
Beneficial: Jan. 1, 2, 10, 27, Feb. 8, 25, Mar. 6, 23, Apr. 4, 21, May 2, 19, 30, June 17, 28, July 15, 26, Aug. 13, 24, Sept. 11, 22, Oct. 9, 20, Nov. 7, 18, Dec. 5, 16
Fatal attractions: Feb. 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Challenging: Jan. 17, 26, Feb. 15, 24, Mar. 13, 22, Apr. 11, 20, May 9, 18, June 7, 16, July 5, 14, Aug. 3, 12, 30, Sept. 1, 10, 28, Oct. 8, 26, 29, Nov. 6, 24, 27, Dec. 4, 22, 25
Soul mates: Jan. 21, Feb. 19, Mar. 17, Apr. 15, May 13, June 11, July 9, 29, Aug. 7, 27, Sept. 5, 25, Oct. 3, 23, Nov. 1, 21, Dec. 19