Your greatest challenge is…
avoiding getting wrapped up in other people’s problems
The way forward is…
to learn to distance yourself more from what you see going on around you.
You’re drawn to people born on…
October 23 to November 21
You are both deep and intense individuals, and this can be a passionate and creative union.
Research has shown that lucky and unlucky people interpret the world differently. Unlucky people tend to see the negative, whereas lucky people see the positive.
People born on August 18 are among the most sensitive and tolerant of the year. Emotionally deep, they seem to experience both joy and pain at a more intense level than anyone else. However, this sensitivity doesn’t unsettle them since they believe that feelings hold the key to their personal fulfillment.
Not surprisingly, they are not only sensitive to their own emotions but to the emotions of others, and others will often seek them out for advice and support, sensing a person who will not only listen to their problems but who will also take these on board. Not only do these people feel a pronounced sense of responsibility toward others, their urge to benevolently guide and protect others is also strong. Although this wins them many friends and supporters, it can also cause confusion about what their real needs and feelings are, limiting their potential to think and act independently. Once they have the maturity and the self-confidence to connect with their own feelings and be more objective when it comes to the feelings of others, they will discover that they have an innovative and original mindset that gives them the potential to be the masters in any chosen field.
Until the age of thirty-four there is an increasing emphasis on practicality and a need for order in their lives and it is important during these years that they find ways to connect with other people without losing themselves in them. Learning not to over-extend themselves and to find a place in their hearts for optimism alongside their realism will help them recharge their batteries. After the age of thirty-five their awareness of relationships is highlighted and they may be stimulated to develop a number of innate artistic interests.
If they can find a way to protect and nurture their sensitivity and vivid imagination without becoming self-involved, they will find that these are the years when they are most likely to inspire others with their idealism, determination, compassion, and progressive vision.
On the dark side
Over-sensitive, avoidant, struggling
At your best
Sensitive, creative, generous
Love Generous and sensitive
People born on August 18 are generous and sensitive, and their warmth and insight mean they will have no problems attracting others. They thrive best in nurturing long-term relationships. In relationships it is important for them to be honest and direct, but although their sensitivity can make them tender and thoughtful, they need to guard against escapism through over-indul-gence or avoidance.
Health Keep healthy foods handy
People born on this day are highly sensitive and when life or other people threaten to overwhelm them they may treat food as a form of comfort. Understanding this tendency will help them find healthier ways to ease their anxiety, such as going for a walk, playing a musical instrument or soaking in a warm aromatherapy bath. Being more strategic about their food choices when they are not hungry will help them be much more health orientated when they are. They should particularly avoid processed and refined foods or foods high in sugar. Because they tend to overreach themselves with work it is also important for them to ensure they have plenty of relaxation, fun and regular holidays, as well as plenty of quality sleep. Wearing, meditating on and surrounding themselves with the color blue will encourage them to be more objective in their approach to those around them.
Career Born artists
These people have a strong affinity for artistic disciplines and may choose to make these their career of choice. They may also be drawn toward social work, the caring professions, education, politics, law, business, and the theater, as well as merchandising, manufacturing and banking. Alternatively their sensitivity and natural healing ability may draw them toward the medical or alternative health professions.
Destiny To arouse affection and a sense of direction in others
The life path of people born on this day is to learn to balance their own needs with those of others. Once they have understood that until they can take care of themselves they cannot be effective in caring for or helping others, their destiny is to arouse loyalty, affection and a sense of direction in others.
“Obstacles are opportunities, and my life is more a dance than a battle”
Signs & symbols
Sun sign: Leo
Ruling planet: Sun, the individual
Symbol: The Lion
Birth date ruler: Mars, the warrior
Tarot card: The Moon (intuition)
Favorable numbers: 8, 9
Lucky days: Sunday and Tuesday, especially when these days fall on 8 and 9 of the month
Lucky colors: Gold, bright red, orange