August 20 Zodiac Birthday Signs – Friendly, charming, and ambitious, with a proud nature, you are a Leo who can create harmony and peace with your natural flair for people and social affairs. Intuitive and practical, you are able to blend your aspirations and exceptionally perceptive mind, but you need motivation, since you are prone to a love of ease and material comforts.
Luckily, the subinfluence of your decanate ruler, Aries, suggests that when you are goal- oriented, you possess energy and drive, especially in the pursuit of prestige and money. This also implies that you are willing to work hard in order to achieve positions of influence or success.
Although you are perceptive and responsible, at times you are inclined to worry about doing less than is expected of you, and you need recognition for your efforts. Nevertheless, you know how to mix business and pleasure and make others feel at ease. Since you know the value of things, you manage to overcome obstacles through determination and perseverance.
Your love for knowledge and the realization that it empowers you suggest that you like to share your ideas or information. With your natural sense for the dramatic, you can usually inspire others with your unique vision. At times a conflict between idealism and materialism suggests that you may need to develop a philosophy that can provide you with a clear path.
Until you reach the age of thirty-One, your progressed Sun is in Virgo, emphasizing the importance of practicality and order in your daily life. You may find yourself continually analyzing things in order to improve them. As your progressed Sun enters Libra when you are age thirty-two, there is a turning point for you that will highlight the growing importance of relationships, creativity, and balance. At the age of sixty-two, when your progressed Sun enters Scorpio, you are likely to direct your attention to the deeper and more transformative aspects of your psyche and achieve more personal power.
DEGREE: 26°45’-28° LEO
Alphard; Adhafera, also called Al-
Serpha; Al Jabhah, also called the Forehead
Star’s name: Alphard
Degree position: 26° 17’-27°8’ Leo
between the years 1930 and
Orb: 2° 10’
Constellation: Alpha Hydrae
Applicable days: August 19, 20, 21, 22
Star qualities: varied interpretations:
Saturn/Venus and Sun/Jupiter
Description: a giant orange star located
in the neck of the Hydra
PRIMARY STAR’S INFLUENCE
Alphard’s influence bestows natural wisdom and a deep understanding of human nature. You appreciate the arts and have keen ambitions and a sensitive nature. Alphard warns against overindulgence, intemperance, and a lack of self-control. This star suggests turbulence and at times upheaval. Alphard also warns against all forms of poisoning and infections.
Linked to your Sun’s degree, this star bestows executive abilities, positions of authority, and great opportunities for advancement You tend to seek prominent positions and to be in the limelight Nevertheless, you must always be fair and just, otherwise others willpush you out This applies also to work and relationships, where jealousy can creep in, although often you attempt to hide it.
• Positive: confidence, can make a name for yourself, fame or notoriety
• Negative: legal entanglement and disputes, loss of self control, jealousy
See Appendix for additional fixed star readings.
Your Secret Self
Your determination and a need to be in control suggest that you enjoy power. If used constructively, this can help you achieve in a dynamic way, but you may have to guard against a trace of ruthlessness or manipulation. Hardworking, with a natural business sense, you are able to commercialize your talents. Although independent, you realize the importance of working cooperatively with others.
At times you can be resolute, painstaking, and methodical, and at others you may feel a lack of purpose and stamina, so it may be important to keep a constructive balance between work and play in your life. Occasionally you may become anxious, and any fears you have regarding financial matters generally prove to be unfounded. Fortunately, you possess endurance and natural healing ability, so that even if things become very difficult, you have the capacity to rise above and triumph over adversity.
Work & Vocation
Clever and determined, you are most likely to succeed in careers that make the most of your mental potential. A flair for the dramatic and a need for self-expression may draw you to writing or the entertainment world. Similarly, your fine mind may be ideal in careers such as teaching, the media, and publishing. In business, a need to be in control suggests that you are highly independent and would do well working for yourself. Being a natural diplomat, you also may be attracted to politics or work involving public relations. This birthdate often indicates artistic or musical talent or philanthropic inclinations.
Famous people who share your birthday include former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, musician Isaac Hayes, singers Robert Plant and Jim Reeves, TV journalist Connie Chung, and former U.S. representative William Gray III.
As a number 20 individual, you are intuitive, sensitive, adaptable, and understanding, and often see yourself as a part of a larger group. Usually you enjoy cooperative activities where you can interact, share experiences, or learn from others. Charming and gracious, you develop diplomatic and social skills and can move in different social circles with ease. You may, however, need to develop your confidence or overcome a tendency to be easily hurt by the actions and criticism of others or to be overly dependent. You are a master at creating a congenial and harmonious atmosphere. The subinfluence of the number 8 month suggests that you are pragmatic and determined, though an inner conflict between wanting to take the lead and wanting to be a part of a team is also indicated. Often you are ambitious, direct, and enterprising. Usually active and energetic, you courageously take on life’s challenges. Among your many attributes are strong conviction, resourcefulness, and good judgment.
• Positive: good partnerships, gentle, tactful, receptive, intuitive, considerate, harmonious, agreeable, amicable, ambassador of goodwill
• Negative: suspicious, lack of confidence, subservient, timid, oversensitive, selfish, crafty
Love & Relationships
Intelligent and thoughtful, you can be understanding and stimulating company. Although very dramatic in your love life, you have a strong desire to keep the peace and create harmonious relationships. You may have to be aware of compromising yourself in the process and playing the martyr. Alternatively, you can also become too dominating, and therefore it may be important to establish a balance of power. Nevertheless, you are willing to give generously of your love and affection, and with your wonderful social skills, you can be charming and charismatic.
YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE
You might find a partner who will understand your sensitivity and need for love among those born on the following dates.
Love & friendship: Jan. 8, 12, 18, 22, Feb. 16, 20, Mar. 14, 18, 28, Apr. 6, 12, 16, 26, May 10, 14, 24, June 2, 8, 12, 22, July 6, 10, 20, 29, Aug. 4, 8, 18, 27, 30, Sept. 2, 6, 16, 25, 28, Oct. 4, 14, 23, 26, 30, Nov. 2, 12, 21, 24, 28, Dec. 10, 19, 22, 26, 28
Beneficial: Jan. 6, 10, 25, 30, Feb. 4, 8, 23, 28, Mar. 2, 6, 21, 26, Apr. 4, 19, 24, May 2, 17, 22, June 15, 20, 30, July 13, 18, 28, Aug. 11, 16, 26, Sept. 9, 14, 24, Oct. 7, 12, 22, Nov. 5, 10, 20, Dec. 3, 8, 18
Fatai attractions: Feb. 16, 17, 18, May 29, June 27, July 25, Aug. 23, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 17, Dec. 15 Challenging: Jan. 13, 29, 31, Feb. 11, 27, 29, Mar. 9, 25, 27, Apr. 7, 23, 25, May 5, 21, 23, June 3, 19, 21, July 1, 17, 19, Aug. 15, 17, Sept. 13, 15, Oct. 11, 13, Nov. 9, 11, Dec. 7, 9
Soul mates: Jan. 6, 25, Feb. 4, 23, Mar. 2, 21, Apr. 19, May 17, June 15, July 13, Aug. 11, Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 5, Dec. 3