August 12 Birthday Personality: The Historian

The Historian

Your greatest challenge is…

learning to relax

The way forward is…

to understand that time out from your frantic pace is not time wasted but time gained; you recharge your batteries so no longer run on empty.

You’re drawn to people born on…

November 22 to December 21

You can both take the world by storm if you remember to give each other plenty of room to breathe.

Luck maker

Learn to share

Lucky people understand that gathering a team of motivated people around them who can focus on what they are good at is the key to success, harmony and, of course, good luck.

People born on August 12 have a strong desire to make progress by leading others along an innovative path. At the same time they respect and value existing knowledge and convention. In some respects, they are like a historian in that they gather as much information as they can and subject it to logical evaluation before deciding on the best way to proceed.

When their intelligence and clarity of purpose are combined with their resourcefulness and tenacity, they often impress others with their abilities. They can often be virtuosos in their chosen field, whether that is conducting orchestras, writing books, raising a family, or designing a building. Not afraid of hard work and able to toil at a frenetic pace, they draw on both the latest research and traditional knowledge to create spectacular results. Not surprisingly, they have high expectations of themselves and the knowledge that they have thoroughly investigated every aspect of their belief gives them almost unshakable self-belief. Despite the potential success that such personality traits appear to offer, these people can, however, run the risk of alienating those they seek to influence by their inflated ego or harsh words of criticism. Although they should not compromise on their self-belief, learning to share will encourage others to listen to and support them more.

Until the age of forty there is an emphasis on efficiency and practicality, and they need to be especially careful during this period not to become too strict or emotionally detached from others. After the age of forty-one they may focus on relationships and a need to bring more beauty, harmony, creativity, and balance into their lives. This can draw them toward such activities as writing, art, music, or any of the creative arts.

Throughout their lives, if they can learn to assess the potentially damaging effect their forceful approach can have on others and develop greater tolerance and patience, this will not only help them achieve their aims more successfully, it will add an additional and infinitely more rewarding dimension to their lives.

On the dark side

Tyrannical, overly serious, judgmental

At your best

Energetic, innovative, knowledgeable

Love Magnet for romantic attention

People born on August 12 often attract admirers effortlessly but their tendency to put work before their relationships can limit their chances of happiness in love. They thrive best with a partner who can appreciate their brilliance and does not mind them stealing the limelight, but who can also equal them in intelligence and determination.

Health Hostility hurts you

People born on this day need to understand that positive connections between people are a source of mental and physical well-being. They need to realize that their resentment and negativity will hurt them more than it hurts the target of their anger. Learning to accept, understand and relax when people around them disobey, rebel or question is therefore crucial to their health. Having more fun and spending more time with friends and loved ones should definitely be a priority. As far as diet is concerned, they need to ensure they don’t get so wrapped up in work that they forget to eat healthily. They should also exercise for at least thirty minutes every day, however busy their life gets, as this will not only boost their health and keep their weight down; it will give them much-needed time out. Wearing, meditating on and surrounding themselves with the color orange will encourage them to have fun and love life.

Career Born historians

These people may be drawn to careers in which logic and information gathering are essential, such as history and science, but they may also be drawn to education, business, or the world of art, writing and entertainment. Whatever career they choose, they will want the freedom to work in their own unique way, and a dislike of taking orders may encourage them to seek leadership positions or to work for themselves.

Destiny To benefit humankind as a whole

The life path of people born on this day is to learn to get the right balance between work and play. Once they have learned to share and relax more, their destiny is to unite the wisdom of tradition and the creativity of innovation and, by so doing, benefit humanity as a whole.

Power Thought

“I close my eyes and feel the happiness of being alive this moment”

August 12

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Leo

Ruling planet: Sun, the individual

Symbol: The Lion

Birth date ruler: Jupiter, the philosopher

Tarot card: The Hanged Man (reflection)

Favorable numbers: 2, 3

Lucky days: Sunday and Thursday, especially when these days fall on 2 and 3 of the month

Lucky colors: Gold, yellow, green

Birthstone: Ruby


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