AUGUST 23RD – THE DAY OF LIVELY PRECISION
The Birthday Profiler — Personalities Described for All 366 Days of the Year
SIGN: 29º Leo - 1º Virgo
STRENGTHS: Intense, Poised, Technical
WEAKNESSES: Self-Involved, Detached, Emotionally Blocked
Those born on August 23rd often stand aloof from life, and thus appear to be detached and cool. Whether due to disinterest in mundane affairs or preoccupation with their own needs and wants, they can strike others as selfish. In reality, they are not so much selfish as self-involved, thoroughly taken up with their interests and what they wish to accomplish in life.
Many August 23rd people are adept at making money and amassing material possessions. Ultimately, however, it is their need to lead or direct those around them which is more important to them. Those born on this day tend to be compact, driving, intense personalities completely focused on their goals. The means they employ to accomplish their ends are most often straightforward and bluntly effective. Most people who stand in their way back off, but of course not all; thus, August 23rd people can arouse powerful antagonisms.
This does not mean, however, that those born on this day are necessarily outgoing personalities. On the contrary, they prefer to be left alone with their work and their projects much of the time. Though in interpersonal relationships and jobs they demand autonomy and are rather aggressive in fulfilling their needs, their attitude is generally live and let live, as long as they themselves are not impinged upon.
Technical skills are often granted those born on August 23rd. They have a knack for discovering how things work, are often handy around the house, and generally bring expertise and a command of the medium to whatever profession they choose. They are able to focus their incisive mental powers on the material world with which they are so intimately involved. However, they tend to be rather possessive both with regard to objects and people, and therefore must learn to be less controlling. Their need to express kindness and love finds a ready outlet in altruistic acts, particularly since they enjoy being helpful in most situations.
August 23rd people have tremendous stores of energy as well as a combative streak; they will rarely back down from confrontation. Often they see themselves as defenders of the weak or disadvantaged, but must not get too enthusiastically involved in such protective behavior (when it is not warranted). It is essential that those born on this day learn to control and constructively direct their energy, hopefully during adolescence. Perhaps their highly competitive, aggressive urges can be well sublimated in sporting activities and exercise of all types. A love of excitement may lead August 23rd people to associate with exciting people, whether free-spirited types who bring out their wilder side or solid individuals with whom they can have a relaxed time.
HEALTH: Those born on August 23rd are prone to various psychological difficulties, the most common being emotional inhibition. Too often, their feelings are conveyed in an abrupt manner or, in extreme cases, they can withdraw into a shell and become numb to pain. Psychological counseling is strongly recommended for those August 23rd people suffering from such difficulties. As far as diet is concerned, August 23rd people may not be able to handle excess sugar, although they often crave it, and this sensitivity along with potential food allergies should be kept in mind. As mentioned above, vigorous and regular physical exercise is highly recommended for the intense people born on this day, particularly competitive sports; such competition not only provides a chance to experience the thrill of victory but also an opportunity to demonstrate grace in defeat.
ADVICE: Try to stay sensitive to the feelings of others, but more importantly get in touch with your own needs on a deeper level. Keep aggressive urges under control while remaining uninhibited. Make a conscious effort to give unconditionally. Don’t lose yourself in material concerns.
MEDITATION: The greatest achievement of a truly ambitious person may be simple kindness.