August 19 Birthday Personality: The Editor

The Editor

Your greatest challenge is…

revealing the real you

The way forward is…

to understand that people tend to relate better to a person’s vulnerabilities than they do to their strengths, so appearing too smooth can work against you.

You’re drawn to people born on…

July 23 to August 22

As long as you share the spotlight with each other, this can be a dynamic relationship.

Luck maker

Stop hesitating

Sometimes when you don’t know what you want to do, you simply have to do something and stop dithering. If it doesn’t work out you will have learned about yourself; if it does, you have created luck.

People born on August 19 present a deceptively smooth façade to the world, but behind all this is a more serious person—one who has a definite agenda and will push ahead determinedly until this is achieved. The thoughts and feelings they present to others may be genuine but they never reveal the whole story, having carefully edited their ideas and opinions before presenting them.

They prefer to reveal to others only the information which they feel will impress or enlighten them. Image is extremely important—sometimes more important than performance. With such meticulous attention to detail and presentation, more often than not these people find that their work or ideas inspire enthusiasm in others, who tend to follow wherever they lead. There is a risk, however, that with such effort put into their image they lose touch with their real feelings and fall prey to delusions of grandeur or invincibility.

Deep-seated insecurities rarely lurk beneath the façade of people born on this day. Quite the opposite; they tend to be very aware of their own worth, and this is one of the reasons why they need to hide any trace of weakness. Sometimes this struggle to maintain their image can prevent them taking the risks necessary for their psychological growth and they run the risk of procrastinating when they should be moving forward.

Until the age of thirty-three there is a growing importance in their lives on paying attention to detail. It is extremely important during these years that they are more open and generous with their feelings because they will find that their complexity, rather than being a weakness, is a strength, helping others relate to them better. After the age of thirty-four there is a turning point when they are likely to become even more sociable and creative. If they can remind themselves that to err is human, these dynamic and bright individuals will find ways to combine their courage, originality, popularity, and endearing complexity to achieve brilliant and inspiring results.

On the dark side

Secretive, bland, indecisive

At your best

Charismatic, influential, confident

Love Private world

Only a few people are allowed access to the “unscripted” personality of people born on August 19 as they tend to guard their privacy fiercely. They are charismatic and seductive, and people are drawn to them instantly, but they may have problems achieving lasting intimacy if they do not learn to open up and accept that other people love them warts and all.

Health Be a role model

People born on this day are very aware of the image they present to the outside world and, because they have such an influence on others, not only their health but also the health of those who look to them for guidance will improve if they focus on making sure that their habits are healthy. They should make sure they have regular check-ups with their doctor, not hesitating to seek medical advice if their health is poor. It will be better for them not to wait until they get a serious illness before they learn to take their health seriously. Their diet should be well rounded with an emphasis on fresh, natural produce such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and their exercise routine should be mild to moderate. It doesn’t matter what form of exercise they choose to commit to; the important thing is that they commit to it. Wearing, meditating on and surrounding themselves with the color orange will encourage them to be more open and generous toward others.

Career Born politicians

These people have the dedication and resourcefulness to succeed in any career but they are often drawn to politics, education or law. They may also prefer a career in sales, fashion, design, or the worlds of theater and entertainment, but whatever career path they tread they will probably want to be in charge and direct all the action.

Destiny To attract and motivate others

The life path of people born on this day is to learn that people are not—and are not meant to be—perfect. Once they have learned to celebrate their complexity rather than hide it, their destiny is to use their incisive intellectual powers to attract and motivate others.

Power Thought

“I do not need to be perfect, just human”

August 19

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Leo

Ruling planet: Sun, the individual

Symbol: The Lion

Birth date ruler: Sun, the individual

Tarot card: The Sun (enthusiasm)

Favorable numbers: 1, 9

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

Lucky colors: Gold, yellow, orange

Birthstone: Ruby


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