Your greatest challenge is…
to escape dependency on the approval of others
The way forward is…
to understand that if you rely on the attention or approval of others for feelings of self-worth, you will not be in control of your life.
You’re drawn to people born on…
April 20 to May 20
You are both practical and energetic, and this can be a fulfilling and intense relationship.
Connect with your intuition
To get in touch with your luck-making potential you need quiet time. Turn off the TV or radio. Let the answering machine take messages. Make time to meditate, or simply have a cup of tea and think.
People born on August 31 are blessed with abundant energy and enthusiasm. There is often something attractive and fun about them that draws others to them effortlessly, and they typically climb the ladder of success to leadership positions with great ease.
They tend to make life appear very easy but there’s a price to pay for their popularity and success. Although extremely astute when it comes to understanding what makes others tick—and therefore able to influence the thoughts and moods of others—when it comes to their personal development they may be completely in the dark. Unaware of what their real needs are, they may rely heavily on the attention or approval of others for feelings of self-worth. Ultimately this is a dangerous strategy as it puts control of their happiness in the hands of others. It is only when they are able to lessen their need for public attention that they will grow psychologically and, although they are dynamic with few problems either socially or professionally, their “success” in life may have an empty feel about it.
After the age of twenty-two there is an increased emphasis on social relationships for the next thirty years of their lives. It is important for them not to lose themselves in work or other people during this period. Their happiness and fulfillment depend on their ability to look within for guidance and approval; if they are unable to do this they may end up feeling stressed, confused and frustrated. Fortunately, there is also an emphasis during this time on developing their creativity, and they need to take advantage of the opportunities life presents them to think and act more independently.
After the age of fifty-two there is a powerful turning point that signifies a need for emotional change, making them more self-reliant and in control. Whatever age they are, the sooner they learn to depend less on the approval of others and more on their intuition, the greater their chances of finding true happiness and lasting fulfillment.
On the dark side
Needy, frustrated, stressed
At your best
Energetic, dynamic, astute
Love Attention seekers
People born on August 31 love to be the center of attention and if the attention fades away they can become cranky or caustic in a bid to win it back. Their partners adore their sense of humor and appetite for romance, and their ability to make their partners feel like the most important person in the world. Usually they marry for intellectual affinity and need a partner who can provide them with security, support and—of course—plenty of attention.
Health Digestive health
People born on this day may suffer from chronic digestive problems, headaches, and diet-related disorders such as diabetes or high blood pressure. It is important for them to limit their intake of salt, sugar, saturated fat, and processed and refined foods. The emphasis should always be on fresh and natural foods. They may seek out the advice of a variety of different experts, but they need to understand that the most treatment is not necessarily the best treatment. Exercise and walks on a daily basis are strongly advised. They would also benefit from mind-body therapies such as meditation or yoga to help them find that quiet space within. Wearing the color yellow will boost their confidence and self-esteem.
Career Born multi-taskers
These people are born multi-taskers and are well equipped to succeed in a variety of professions as long as they are allowed to advise, influence or take center stage. Their flair for people and natural understanding of current trends could make them excel in sales, media and business; their analytical mind may draw them toward science, research, editing, accountancy, property development, and engineering. Their latent creativity may express itself in writing, music and art, and their humanitarian spirit may draw them to charity work and the caring professions.
Destiny To motivate others with their enthusiasm for life
The life path of people born on this day is to seek internal rather than external guidance when finding their way in the world. Once they are able to stay in touch with their inner selves, their destiny is to inspire, motivate and energize others with their enthusiasm for life.
“I trust and listen with love to my inner voice”
Signs & symbols
Sun sign: Virgo
Ruling planet: Mercury, the communicator
Symbol: The Virgin
Birth date ruler: Uranus, the visionary
Tarot card: The Emperor (authority)
Favorable numbers: 3,4
Lucky days: Wednesday and Sunday, especially when these days fall on 3 and 4 of the month
Lucky colors: Blue, hunter green, caramel