August 29 Birthday Personality: The Improviser

The Improviser

Your greatest challenge is…

going with the flow

The way forward is…

to understand that sometimes life can’t be controlled; you simply have to relax and trust that something good will come to you.

You’re drawn to people born on…

June 21 to July 22

This is a classic case of opposites attract; you have so much to learn from and give each other.

Luck maker

Let the pieces come together

When things don’t work out, relax and think of your life as a giant jigsaw. You may be desperate for luck, but nothing will make sense until all the pieces of your life come together.

People born on August 29 are blessed with an incredible imagination that can take them to the pinnacle of success in their personal and professional life. Reluctant to be confined by the limits of convention, they prefer to analyze all existing information, reappraise it and then present their findings in a new and original manner. As such, they are the great improvisers and re-interpreters of the year.

Although they are wonderfully creative and artistic in their approach, they also thrive on routine and structure. A recurring theme for them is their attempt to impose control or structure upon every situation. As such they are not just positive thinkers but also positive doers; once they have set down their ambitious goals, they move toward implementing them with a self-discipline and practicality that inspire amazement in their friends and colleagues alike. Paradoxically, the one area of their lives where they find it hard to improvise or impose structure is their emotional life. Frequently, they will subordinate their private to their professional life, preferring to devote their energies to an environment in which they don’t feel so threatened. It would be beneficial for them, therefore, to reappraise their priorities.

From childhood they will probably have demonstrated their practical and analytical skills, impressing others with their ability to find their way around problems by thinking up new solutions. After the age of twenty-four there will be opportunities for them to focus on their relationships, and it is important for them to take advantage of these opportunities as their need for a fulfilling personal life is strong, however much they try to escape. There will also be an emphasis on creativity during these years.

Whatever age they are, if they can learn that sometimes the best solution to a problem is to stop trying so hard to solve or understand it and to simply trust, they will be able to present to others the fruits of their research in reinterpretations that are both innovative and inspiring.

On the dark side

Withdrawn, impatient, lonely

At your best

Innovative, structured, imaginative

Love Excuses, excuses

Partners often have a hard time competing with the professional priorities of people born on August 29 and may accuse them of using their work as an excuse to avoid intimacy. This is unfair as they are not afraid of intimacy, just unsure how to cope with it. If they can find a partner who can gently encourage them to open up without fear of rejection, they make charming, enthusiastic and communicative lovers.

Health Make relationships a high priority

People born on this day place a high priority on work as a source of satisfaction, but it would be better to emphasise their personal lives as close relationships offer them greater potential for happiness. They will also find that close relationships make them more productive at work because they give them a sense of perspective. Study after study has also shown the health-boosting effects of intimacy. As far as diet is concerned, they should not try to deal with stress by comfort eating or taking recreational drugs or other addictive substances. Regular exercise is highly recommended as it will give their day the structure they love, especially if their personal life is chaotic. Wearing, meditating on and surrounding themselves with the color orange will encourage them to be more spontaneous in their interactions, and burning lavender essential oil will help lift their mood during times of stress.

Career Born designers

These people may devote their energies to a variety of fields but they thrive in technology, computing or design, where they can operate unhindered and impose a sense of structure. Other careers that might appeal include management, self-employment, the caring professions, education, law, science, writing, politics, manufacturing, music and entertainment.

Destiny To benefit others with their intellectual curiosity and sense of style

The life path of people born on this day is to get time on their side by learning to let the pieces of their life come together. Once they are able to go with the flow, their destiny is to benefit others with their intellectual curiosity, wisdom, independence, and sense of style and structure.

Power Thought

“The more I trust and let go, the greater my possibilities”

August 29

Signs & symbols

Sun sign: Virgo

Ruling planet: Mercury, the communicator

Symbol: The Virgin

Birth date ruler: Moon, the intuitive

Tarot card: The High Priestess (intuition)

Favorable numbers: 1, 2

Lucky days: Wednesday and Monday, especially when these days fall on 1 and 2 of the month

Lucky colors: Pale blue, silver, white

Birthstone: Sapphire


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