August 22 Birthday Personality: The Commander

The Commander

Your greatest challenge is…

being open to the advice of others

The way forward is…

to understand that not listening objectively to others can lose you allies and destroy your potential to be successful.

You’re drawn to people born on…

January 20 to February 18

Even though you are opposites in many ways, this can create a fulfilling and creative union.

Luck maker

Be flexible

Lucky people not only think about what they want but also about the other person’s point of view. They know that if they are flexible, they put themselves in the path of new possibilities.

Whatever talents they are blessed with, August 22 people will not hesitate in exploiting them to full. They believe that hard work is the secret of success, not luck or fate, and they like to be the master and commander of their own destinies. Not surprisingly, for people with such remarkable selfcontrol they are also far happier giving orders and commanding others than they are receiving them.

As well as being commanding, people born on this day are also extraordinarily creative. Their imagination is broad enough to cover a wealth of possibilities, and so powerful is their charisma that they are able to inspire others to execute their inspirations alongside them. They have a talent for making work seem exciting, bringing flair to even the most mundane chores. In keeping with their authoritative presence they typically display a tough and outspoken exterior to others, and they can be extremely stubborn in their refusal to change their opinion once it is formed. Behind their combative exterior there is, however, a surprisingly sensitive side, although they are unlikely to allow anyone to see it.

Until the age of thirty there is an emphasis in their lives on practical order, and during these years they are likely to lay the foundation stones for their far-seeing and carefully constructed game plans for realizing their ambitions. It is extremely important during these years that they remain as open to advice and suggestion as possible. After the age of thirty there is a significant turning point when their natural talent for leadership is likely to come to the fore and the urge to do things their way—sometimes regardless of the potential cost to others and themselves—will dominate. Fortunately, however, there is also an emphasis on relationships and creativity. If they can find ways to incorporate their love of discovery and adventure into their lives so that they can be creative as well as commanding they have outstanding potential, not just for leadership positions, but for fulfillment and happiness in all areas of their lives.

On the dark side

Controlling, inflexible, shut down

At your best

Influential, courageous, hard working

Love The art of compromise

People born on August 22 are warm and sociable individuals, and they will attract a number of admirers. Relationships are good for them because they help them develop their creativity and ability to compromise, but even if they find the most ideal mate they will not be happy unless they are free to pursue their own interests and go their own way from time to time.

Health Are you moving too fast?

People born on this day are expert at time management because it helps them feel in control of their lives but they need to understand that time management is not the only life skill they need. It is important for them to make sure that they are not so organized that they live in the future, missing out on the true pleasures of the moment. They should also allow themselves time to indulge their love of discovery, and taking up hobbies or traveling more will help unlock their creativity. As far as diet is concerned, they need to ensure they eat plenty of whole grains, fruits and vegetables to keep their digestive system healthy, and they should also not neglect the immunity-boosting importance of regular moderate exercise—such as brisk walking, jogging or cycling—that gets them slightly out of breath. Wearing, meditating on and surrounding themselves with the color orange will encourage them to get in touch with their own feelings and the feelings of others.

Career Born managers

These people will often find themselves in leadership or management positions whatever career they choose. In business they may well be happier working for themselves but they may also be drawn to sales, promotion or advertising. They may also excel in professions that use their mind such as education, law, and writing, as well as the theater, music or the entertainment world.

Destiny To inspire others with discipline, originality and ambition

The life path of people born on this way is to learn that there is never only one way to approach a situation. Once they have learned that being more open to suggestion improves their chances of success, their destiny is to inspire others with their discipline, originality and ambition.

Power Thought

“I am strong and creative and here in the now”

August 22

Signs & symbols

Sun signs: Leo/Virgo

Ruling planets: Sun, the individual/Mercury, the communicator

Symbols: The Lion/The Virgin

Birth date ruler: Uranus, the visionary

Tarot card: The Fool (freedom)

Favorable numbers: 3, 4

Lucky day: Sunday, especially when it falls on 3 and 4 of the month

Lucky colors: Gold, lavender, blue

Birthstone: Ruby


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