August 17 Birthday Personality: The Dormant Volcano

The Dormant Volcano

Your greatest challenge is…

controlling your temper

The way forward is…

to understand that you should be the one in control of your emotions, not the other way around.

You’re drawn to people born on…

December 22 to January 19

You both share an appreciation of the good things in life, and this can be a strong and fulfilling union.

Luck maker

Ask for advice more often

Lucky people are always ready to listen to advice even if they don’t follow it, because they realize that the more knowledge and information they have, the better their chances of success.

People born on August 17 may present a calm, composed exterior to the world but, like a dormant volcano, underneath fiery emotions fester and smolder. The quest for success for these people is relentless and, because they are so strong-willed, they either win a loyal following of devoted fans or create a legion of implacable enemies.

These people attract the attention of others with their intensity and selfsufficiency. On the one hand independent and creative types with great energy, imagination and determination not to be bound by convention, on the other they are serious thinkers with the ability to focus on progressive, occasionally idiosyncratic ideals. This combination of vigor, self-confidence and purpose ensures that any contribution they make has great impact. Although they make fine leaders, possessing the resilience and self-belief to recover from virtually any setback, their Achilles’ heel is their argumentative, stubborn nature. They can be extremely defensive and aggressive, and their occasional rages can terrify those around them.

Until the age of thirty-five there is an emphasis in their lives on practicality and creating an effective working environment; these are the years when their untamed energy can be at its most explosive and undirected. Learning to think before they speak and act and listening more to the advice of others will help them gain the control and sense of direction they need to earn the respect of others. After the age of thirty-six there is a significant turning point that highlights their social relationships and partnerships; during these years their already powerful creative energies are highlighted even more, and this is the period during which they can really come into their own.

Throughout their lives the key to their success will be putting the emphasis on self-control. If they can find ways to harness and direct their incredible energies to a cause that is worthy of them, when their volcanic creativity erupts it will not cause chaos and destruction but enlighten, inspire and guide others with its dynamic originality.

On the dark side

Argumentative, defensive, out of control

At your best

Intense, self-confident, powerful

Love Passionate and intense

People born on August 17 make passionate, loyal, generous, and loving partners; being friendly and sociable, they tend to have many friends and admirers. They are attracted to creative, intense people like themselves but would thrive best with someone who is capable of drawing out their passions but who is also calm and consistent.

Health Avoid holding grudges

One of the biggest threats to the health of people born on this day is their inability to control their anger. Not only can this make them more injury prone, it can also threaten their immune systems and increase the risk of stress, depression and anxiety. Learning how to forgive and to let go of angry thoughts and feelings will help their bodies return from an aroused to a normal state. Staying on an even keel allows their bodies to function at their best, so for their own good health they need to steer clear of holding grudges. As far as diet is concerned, they should avoid eating when they are feeling angry, stressed or unhappy, as this could lead to eating disorders and digestive problems. Regular exercise is highly recommended because it will help them unwind and release pent-up tension. Wearing, meditating on and surrounding themselves with the color blue will encourage them to feel calmer and in control, as will carrying a malachite crystal.

Career Born leaders

These people thrive best in careers where they can organize their own timetable and make an impact on others. Whatever career they choose they will climb up the ladder of success to leadership positions, but they may be drawn to politics, business, the theater or entertainment world, as well as management, writing, law, charity work, and education.

Destiny To find success in the public eye

The life path of people born on this day is to learn how to manage their emotions. Once they feel more in control of their lives, their destiny is to make an impact on others and find success in the public eye.

Power Thought

“My inner peace positively affects every aspect of my life”

August 17

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Leo

Ruling planet: Sun, the individual

Symbol: The Lion

Birth date ruler: Saturn, the teacher

Tarot card: The Star (hope)

Favorable numbers: 7, 8

Lucky days: Sunday and Saturday, especially when these days fall on 7 and 8 of the month

Lucky colors: Gold, hunter green, brown

Birthstone: Ruby


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