August 17 Birthday Horoscope
The Year Ahead
Forecast for August 2011 to August 2012
If You Were Born Today, August 17:
Famous people born today: Davy Crockett, Robert De Niro, Mae West, Sean Penn.
Your Birthday Year Forecast:
Saturn sextiles your Sun this year. This is a subtle and positive influence that helps to keep you on track. You are practical in your choices (for the most part), keeping your feet on the ground and paying attention to, and honoring, tradition as well as tried-and-true methods. You have the power of practicality, realism, and caution on your side in the year ahead. Work you have done in the past begins to pay off this year--not necessarily in dramatic ways, but in small, measurable ways. You may be recognized or rewarded in some way for the efforts you put forth. Because you project a more responsible and credible "you", people in authority are more inclined to appreciate you and recognize your work. This is a year in which you might put your life in order in some manner. Improved concentration, a more realistic outlook, and a practical awareness of the limits of time all help you to make steady progress, particularly in your career. Your concern for your future this year is stronger than usual, and you may find that projects you start, or investments you make, this year will benefit you for years to come. The key to success this year is adopting a realistic, practical, disciplined, and orderly approach to your life.
There are likely to be quite a few doors opening for you this year with the Sun, Venus, and Mercury trine the North Node of the Moon. You might naturally assume a leadership role. You are likely to establish connections and/or relationships with people that help forward your own personal growth. Teamwork and camaraderie, as well as meaningful connections, are themes, and you are likely to feel your life has definite purpose this year. Through your contacts with others, you are encouraged to grow and learn. You are also likely to attract loving relationships and/or new warm social contacts into your life. Your popularity increases and efforts to smooth over challenges in partnerships are more likely to succeed. Negotiations, marriage, and business partnerships benefit.
Artistic talent is emphasized this year, and respected - you can truly shine. You are motivated by the desire to strike a balance in your relationships and in your personal environment. Smooth negotiations with others are sought. You are more diplomatic and gracious this year. This is a good period in your life for social affairs, pleasure, amusement, and romance.
Even though you are steady and realistic overall, you are likely to experience bursts of restlessness, rebellion, and impatience this year. There may be changes in work schedules, or life's circumstances could challenge you in such a way that you need to change your goals or actions. This can also be a time when you tend to resist others and challenge them if they are trying to hold you back. Arguments and confrontations are quite possible as a result. Technology may be a source of irritation, and electrical appliances may break down or not work up to par. Energy fluctuates this year. If you aren't too rash or impulsive, you might be able to free yourself from restrictive circumstances. You could also have more courage than usual to do things that break the routine, and confrontations engaged in this year could clear the air and help you to move forward.
If you can channel and focus your enterprising spirit this year, you can do especially well. Professional and personal opportunities are likely to present themselves. Your faith in your ability to produce and to win takes you places you perhaps never imagined. Competitive activities, including sports and business, can thrive.
Your affections are strongly stimulated this year, and you are more acutely aware of your powers of attraction. Romance, love, and sexuality might occupy your mind more than usual. You can enjoy an increase in personal magnetism (as well as libido!), but be wary of competitiveness or tension in existing love relationships, as your passions in general are ignited, whether they're feelings of love or anger!
Personal energy levels can fluctuate and you may experience bursts of restlessness this year, but if you can focus your energy, you'll find that doors open to you. Your more artistic, gracious, and diplomatic nature is spotlighted, and you are likely to make important connections, although your emotions tend to be quite up and down. The key to success this year is to tame impulsiveness and to adopt a realistic, slow and steady approach to your life.
2012 will be a Number Three year for you. Ruled by Jupiter. This is a year of sociability. It is a friendly time, when it is easy to enjoy life and other people. Focus is on personal freedom, reaching out to others, making new friends, and exploration. You are more enthusiastic and ready for adventure. It is likely to be a rather lighthearted year, when opportunities for "play" time are greater than usual. It's also a good year for expressing your creativity. Advice - reach out, but avoid scattering your energies.
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These interpretations are partially based on the Solar Return chart in astrology. Of course, the Solar Return chart is most accurate, personalized, and descriptive, when the birth time and place (in addition to the birth date) are known.
The individual birthday forecast above is written by Annie Heese and is copyright CafeAstrology.com.
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