August 01 Birthday Personality: Independence


Your greatest challenge is…

learning to compromise

The way forward is…

to understand that compromise is not a step back but a way to break out of deadlock so that everyone can move forward.

You’re drawn to people born on…

July 24 to August 23

As long as you allow each other to share the spotlight this relationship has huge potential for creativity and excitement.

Luck marker

Treat others as yourself

Lucky people understand that successful relationships with others are the key to their success and happiness. They also understand that you don’t win in relationships, you win by having relationships.

Independent in thought and behavior, people born on August 1 will often speak out passionately about their beliefs and when confronted with criticism, setbacks or disappointments they will rarely give up on those beliefs. Because they find it hard to function in a subordinate position they are best suited to roles where they can function independently or take a leadership role.

When these people see opportunities for improvement they will not hesitate to take them. Self-reliant, they hope others will see the wisdom of their ideas but they will never force others to accept their point of view, believing wisely that people need to be ready for the truth to hear it. They will, however, subtly try to influence people with their excellent, sometimes dark, sense of humor, and their insights that are merciless but accurate.

Those born on this day prize self-sufficiency above all else and, although this can help them bring about great progress through their energy and organizational skills, it can also bring them great unhappiness. They may, for example, cut themselves off from the love and support of others, a tendency which will leave them feeling emotionally isolated, wounding those who wish to offer them help. They can also take their independence to the extreme by becoming stubborn and inflexible in their beliefs; this can block their psychological growth and their chances of achieving success.

It is important, therefore, for them to learn to compromise and to be aware of the negative effect their intensity can have on others. Between the ages of twenty-one and fifty-one they will enter a period of increased emphasis on work, efficiency and order during which they are likely to gain an enhanced awareness of practical problem solving. Whatever their age, if they can recognize the need to be less detached and more sensitive to the feelings of others, so that workable compromises can be reached, these strong and independent individualists will surprise themselves and others with flashes of outstanding and truly inspired creativity.

On the dark side

Detached, unbending, difficult

At your best

Independent, original, influential

Love Wonderful wit

People born on August 1 can be somewhat inflexible and detached in relationships but their wonderful wit will always draw others to them. Once they learn to be more sensitive to the feelings of others they can be enormous fun; the only problem is that everyone will want a piece of them and they may find it hard to single out one potential partner. To avoid disappointment they need to take themselves less seriously when it comes to affairs of the heart.

Health Be more flexible

People born on this day are independent by nature, often preferring to be their own experts on issues of health, diet, and lifestyle. They believe that they are the only ones who know what is best for them, and although this is laudable it can also lead them to ignore important advice from well-meaning friends and sometimes even doctors. If they can learn to compromise, they may find that their emotional and physical health benefit. As far as diet is concerned, a structured eating plan works best. Regular exercise should also be scheduled, but to avoid getting into a rut they should consider cross-training, mixing swimming with running or brisk walking with cycling. Yoga, tai chi and all forms of stretching are recommended, and wearing, meditating on and surrounding themselves with the colors green or peach will help them be more spontaneous.

Career Born scientists

These people are best suited to careers, such as science or writing, where their work or research can be transformed into products. They may also be drawn toward social reform and the healing professions. With their natural executive and leadership abilities they are also well suited to careers in management, while their potential for creativity may draw them toward music, drama and art.

Destiny To bring their talents to a wider audience

The life path of people born on this day is to find a balance between their need for privacy and independence, and their need for social interaction and cooperation. Once they have found this balance, their destiny is to bring their talents to a wider audience.

Power Thought

“Other people are meant to be joyful, and so am I”

August 1

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Leo

Ruling planet: Sun, the individual

Symbol: The Lion

Birth date ruler: Sun, the individual

Tarot card: The Magician (will-power)

Favorable numbers: 1, 9

Lucky day: Sunday, especially when it falls on 1 and 9 of the month

Lucky colors: Gold, orange, yellow

Birthstone: Ruby


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