August 17 Birthday Horoscope
If Today is Your Birthday: August 17
The Year Ahead
Forecast for August 2008 to August 2009
A Lunar Eclipse occurs around the time of your birthday this year, marking this as a year of great personal significance, when major new beginnings, endings, and activities occur. This period is the culmination of a stage of personal growth and development. Events this year bring to a head various developments in your emotional, psychological, or spiritual life over the past several years. There can be increased activity in your professional and public life, causing a conflict with your domestic and personal goals. There is little moderation in your life this year. Connections are made or ended; or your job focus may change as one focus fades to make way for a new direction. The year ahead is certain to be a very busy, dynamic, and significant period in your life.
Mercury, Venus, and Saturn are conjunct in Virgo around the time of your birthday this year, and these bodies are also trine Jupiter. Focus, commitment, and accomplishment are in your forecast.
Your ability to concentrate and focus is enhanced. There may be a need for solitude when you work, or you may often retreat to work on specific tasks on your own. You might be required to travel for business purposes. Young people in your life are more mature or serious in their approach to life. Thinking in realistic and practical terms is your best bet, and the need for tangible results for your efforts is strong.
Relationships are stabilized and steady in the year ahead. Venus with Jupiter suggests ease, indulgence, generosity, freedom, material comforts, and an expansive love nature. Saturn asks you to be responsible, hard working, dutiful, and serious. You need to assess areas of your life that have become dysfunctional and, in the process, you may need to sacrifice a material benefit for a spiritual good (or vice versa). A new sense of realism in existing partnerships comes this year. A sense of duty may lead you to sacrifice a personal pleasure for a cause or for a loved one; thus there could be times when you have to abstain from personal gratification for the time being. Financial discipline, realism, and maturity are possible during this period of your life. You are more conservative when it comes to spending, whether this is because circumstances are such that you need to penny pinch, or you are simply more realistic about your finances. Problems in personal relationships that have been swept under the carpet may surface now, and you are ready to face them. Dissatisfaction with loved ones becomes more glaring. Support from older people or authority figures may come by way of solid advice or tangible help. Renewed ties to old friends are possible, or you could enjoy a new sense of responsibility in existing friendships.
Neptune opposes the Sun in your Solar Return chart, and you could struggle, at times, with your ideals and reality. Some confusion about where you are headed in life is also possible. A noncommittal attitude in your personal life could leave people in your life feeling frustrated with you as you attempt to find yourself. The Sun also forms a creative aspect with Jupiter, and some form of recognition for your work or for past good deeds may be forthcoming this year. Fortunate circumstances arise from a positive attitude as well as sincere self-expression.
Mars squares Pluto, and you have powerful, transformative energy at your disposal this year. Much will depend on how you handle it. Channeled positively, you could move mountains when it comes to pushing your projects ahead. If mishandled, however, you could be argumentative, stressed, and hell-bent on having your way! Avoid taking extreme measures to make things happen your way, and avoid people who might be doing same. Deliberately trying to maneuver things in order to get the upper hand will be a lesson in frustration.
Jupiter harmonizes with Saturn at the time of your birthday this year, suggesting a period of constructive accomplishment. In general, you are practical, realistic, and your judgment is especially sound–and you derive much satisfaction from practical accomplishment. The key to harnessing this wonderful energy is to identify and find pleasure in the simple things that make you happy. A nice balance between optimism and practicality is with you this year.
The year ahead is bound to be a significant one in your life, as personal projects bear fruit and/or culminate. Love matters, finances, and social relationships have a more serious quality to them this year, and you are called upon to accept more responsibility in these areas of your life. You are bound to do this willingly and can enjoy very positive results. It is likely that you make serious headway in your studies or other mental pursuits this year. Willfulness could be a downfall, however, if you succumb to it.
2008 is a Number Eight year for you. Ruled by Saturn. This is a year of power and accomplishment. Actively seeking to expand, taking educated risks, and moving forward are highlighted. This is a year of opportunity, particularly in the material and business world, and opportunities need to be seized. It’s generally not a year to find a new love partner, simply because the focus is on the material world and your place in the world. This is a problem-solving year in which you can expect real, tangible results. Advice – take action, plan ahead, seize opportunities.
2009 will be a Number Nine year for you. Ruled by Mars. This is a year of completion and transition. It is a time when we need to let go of things that no longer serve their purpose, and hold on to things that have a future. It is a time of cleaning out dead wood, not necessarily for new beginnings. It can be a time when a burden has been taken off your shoulders, and it can be a year of giving of yourself. Advice – let go of things that are holding you back, give of yourself and express your sympathetic, compassionate side.
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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.