August 19 Birthday Horoscope
If Today is Your Birthday: August 19
The Year Ahead
Forecast for August 2009 to August 2010
The Moon is in its Balsamic phase in your Solar Return chart, marking this year the end of an important cycle, or stage of growth, in your life. You take more “down time” than normal, and this is natural, even good for you. This is a year in which you are closing important projects or “chapters” in your life. You may be itching to do something new, but you are perhaps unsure about what that “something” is! The year, in a general sense, is best used as a meditative time for inner searching. It is a time for letting go of the past in order to prepare for the new. Although the new is still totally unrecognizable, it is important to allow the necessary surrender to the unknown.
Self-confidence and action are highlighted in the year ahead, with the Sun sextile Mars in your Solar Return. Your desire nature is strong, and increased physical activity, including sexual, is likely. Independent work is favored. Competitive activities may also thrive this year. Mars trine Jupiter brings increased understanding of others’ ideals, as well as a strong enterprising spirit, to the year. Your faith in your ability to produce and to win takes you places you perhaps never imagined. You are able to see the “big picture”, which helps you to plan effectively. The energies of this influence favor negotiations, deals, legal matters, reasonable speculation, and travel. This aspect also favors positive outcomes in competitive activities, including sports and business, for example.
However, with Mars square Uranus, some ups and downs in the year ahead are likely due to erratic energy, rebellious feelings, or outside interference. This can also be a time when you tend to resist others and challenge them if they are trying to hold you back. 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.
Inflated expectations that can interfere with your mood, producing highs and lows, may be something you’ll be dealing with this year. The trick is to use this energy for creative envisioning and problem-solving. The desire to expand your experiences and faith, and widen your mind, is great. You are hungry for a more idealistic life, and more willing to make personal sacrifices in order to achieve it. Some disappointment, restlessness, and faulty thinking should be watched for. Routine seems to be particularly unsatisfying now. This is a time when you can easily take a detour from a practical path. It can also be a time when you are disillusioned by something (or someone). You might also find that you are easily led astray. An important culmination in work or other projects is likely to occur this year. It’s time to assess matters, or redefine how you’re going to go forward. You might find others are appreciating your efforts and enjoy the recognition. Spiritual inspiration is a potential, and there is much to learn about yourself, your dreams and ideals, and others this year. You become bored quickly by simple routines and mundane tasks, instead favoring more exotic and far-reaching goals. You succeed in areas that require imagination or a far-reaching vision. If you can devise a clear and practical plan, and focus sufficiently to help ground your visions, you can indeed achieve them.
Venus harmonizes with Mercury in your Solar Return chart, adding charm to the way you present your ideas this year, certainly helping to smooth over differences in your personal relationships. This influence also helps you to express yourself more creatively, and can bring mentally stimulating friendships into your life. The lines of communication are open in personal relationships, and you’re bound to enjoy exchanging ideas with friends and romantic partners this year.
Mercury conjunct Saturn sometimes suggests a need for solitude when you work, or a year in which you often retreat to work on specific tasks on your own. You might be required to travel for business purposes. It can also indicate that 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. However, Mercury is also square Mars and opposite Uranus, and your thinking (as well as speech) can run ahead of yourself at times! This can translate to having too many ideas to implement, or expressing yourself too hastily. Outside interferences with your projects is another possibility. It will be necessary to ground yourself from time to time, and make certain that your goals are realistic and doable.
As well, romantic and social relationships, and possibly finances, are likely to stabilize this year with Venus harmonizing with Saturn and Uranus in your Solar Return chart. You may solidify a romantic relationship under this influence, or become involved with a mature partner. Circumstances may be such that you need to handle money more carefully this year, or this may simply come naturally to you now. At the same time, you are able to breathe life into social and romantic relationships. This could be a good year for financial undertakings involving electronics, technology, the internet, metaphysics, and the arts, as well as group activities. You have a taste for the offbeat this year, and this energy can bring sudden or unexpected romance into your life, perhaps a scenario that feels like love at first sight. Childbirth is sometimes associated with this aspect.
Jupiter conjunct Chiron and Neptune in your Solar Return chart suggests that idealistic and humanitarian goals or impulses have more significance in your life this year. You may experience an increased need for greater understanding, wisdom, and awareness, as well as increased interest in the healing arts and holistic health this year. It may be a time during which you reconsider or revamp your personal belief system. Everyday, ordinary life may not always satisfy, as you hunger for a more idealistic life.
You are likely to enjoy many opportunities to learn about yourself and your relationship needs, as well as to expand your horizons, through contact with others. New and mentally stimulating friendships are in your forecast. Strengthening existing ties also figures strongly. An enterprising spirit is with you, although a few reality tests are likely. If you can focus your attention on more important or productive endeavors instead of pushing projects that are meeting with resistance, you will be able to accomplish much.
2009 is a Number Two year for you. Ruled by the Moon. This is a year of potential companionship. It is a quiet, gentle, and mostly harmonious year that is less active than other years. Instead, you are more responsive to the needs of others. If you are patient and open yourself up in a gentle manner, you will attract both things and people. This is an excellent year in which to build and develop for the future. Advice – be patient, be receptive, enjoy the peace, collect.
2010 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.