August 16 Birthday Personality: The Powerhouse

The Powerhouse

Your greatest challenge is…

resisting the desire for revenge

The way forward is…

to understand that revenge isn’t sweet. People don’t like to be associated with those who are bitter or motivated by anger.

You’re drawn to people born on…

February 19 to March 20

This combination of mystical expressiveness with physical expressiveness can create a steamy and intense union.

Luck maker

Don’t have enemies

Lucky people regard everyone they meet as potential luck makers. One of the most effective ways to avoid bad luck and increase your chances of good fortune is to have as few enemies as possible.

Seductive and magnetic, people born on August 16 are at their happiest when they can broadcast their unconventional convictions to as large an audience as possible. Their main priority in life seems to be to attract attention to themselves and, because they are such a powerhouse of energy, ambition and enthusiasm, they are often impossible to ignore.

Once they have decided on their sphere of influence, they will seek to triumph over any obstacles or people that stand in their way. Their drive to achieve power and recognition is so strong that they can be vindictive and destructive toward those that oppose them, and the desire for revenge is a destructively powerful force in their lives. Yet behind the brash and confrontational exterior that these people adopt there is a more determined self that directs their attention-seeking behavior but is entirely different to the image they project. Although their behavior appears to be geared toward material gain and career success, their more profound motivation is found in the attainment of personal happiness. As a result their private life is just that: private. This is the one area of their lives in which they can take off their public persona and be themselves.

Until the age of thirty-six there is an emphasis on being practical and building a structure for themselves, particularly in their work environment. These are the years when they tend to be at their most ruthless and they need to be careful that their enormous potential for creativity does not transform into driven exhibitionism. After the age of thirty-seven they may start to place more importance on relationships and the emphasis will be on quality rather than quantity when it comes to displaying their creativity.

Throughout their lives if they can listen to their powerful conscience and make sure their don’t act in ways that are hurtful to others or lose touch with the simple pleasures of life, they have the potential not just to seduce others with their magnetic style, but to surprise them with their extraordinary achievements.

On the dark side

Ruthless, exhibitionist, excessive

At your best

Seductive, motivated, energetic

Love The pursuer rather than the pursued

When it comes to affairs of the heart people born on August 16 can be fiercely loyal and supportive, seeing others for who they are rather than what they would like them to be. They like to be the pursuer rather than the pursued and because they are so fiercely independent, setting goals with their partner can be a problem. If they choose a partner who is energetic, confident and strongwilled just like them, however, this will not be a problem.

Health Cherish your friends

It is important for people born on this day to remember that their ties to family and friends are as important to their health as good nutrition and exercise. Because they are so energetic and focused on the present rather than the future, it’s not surprising that they can find it hard to stick to the routine of a well-balanced diet and an exercise program, but it is important for them to ground themselves with healthy eating habits and daily doses of moderate to vigorous exercise. This routine will help them avoid excesses, such as smoking, overeating and addictive or thrill-seeking behavior, which are damaging to their physical and emotional health. Carrying a malachite crystal will bring calmness and a sense of ease, as will wearing, meditating on and surrounding themselves with the color blue.

Career Born chairpersons

These people are well equipped for any field in which they can inspire or direct others, and will often find success in the arts or show business, as performers, producers or directors, or in politics or teaching. In business they will be drawn to large enterprises or the media but they may also devote themselves to charity work. Whatever career they choose, they do not thrive in subordinate positions and may decide to work for themselves if, for some reason, leadership positions are unattainable.

Destiny To inspire or direct others

The life path of people born on this day is to avoid extremes and excesses. Once they have found a healthy balance that allows them to serve rather than rebel against society, their destiny is to inspire or direct others.

Power Thought

“I honor the innocence, compassion and beauty in others and myself”

August 16

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Leo

Ruling planet: Sun, the individual

Symbol: The Lion

Birth date ruler: Neptune, the speculator

Tarot card: The Tower (breakthrough)

Favorable numbers: 6, 7

Lucky days: Sunday and Monday, especially when these days fall on 6 and 7 of the month

Lucky colors: Yellow, sea green, wild rose

Birthstone: Ruby


Dig Deeper