August 23 Birthday Horoscope
If Today is Your Birthday: August 23
The Year Ahead
Forecast for August 2010 to August 2011
If You Were Born Today, August 23: Famous people born today: Barbara Eden, Gene Kelly, River Phoenix, Shelley Long, Kobe Bryant.
Your Birthday Year Forecast: Social relationships and partnerships come into strong focus this year. Venus conjunct Mars in your Solar Return chart this year points to creative energy, romantic excitement, and playful competitiveness in relationships. Romance is in the air, as this aspect increases your sensuality, sex appeal, and animal magnetism. A new or enhanced relationship is possible. Now is also a good time to engage in creative projects and to join with others in pursuing a common goal. Competitive activities, in general, are favored.
Use this increased charisma and stronger creative impulses to your advantage. You might want to try out a new artistic hobby, for example, and you’re bound to feel inspired and enthusiastic about these activities.
Neptune opposes your Sun from April 2011 forward and into the next birthday year. Your personal sense of reality changes dramatically during the course of this long-term transit. You possess a strong desire for peace and harmony, and perhaps some sense that you have to make sacrifices for that end. Your body itself is sensitive, and you must be cautious with drugs, and be aware that you might tire more easily, so do try to select your projects accordingly. You may behave in an impractical manner, or you may be vulnerable to deception or betrayal from others. You may undergo a crisis of identity during the initial stages of this transit, and the experiences you have may lead you to a more refined understanding of yourself and the direction in which you want to head. This can be a time of illusions and confusion, or it can be a very inspired time. Recognizing that you need more on a spiritual level can help you handle the transit more constructively. You are more idealistic than usual, which can cause a few problems if you’re not careful. Some confusion about where you are headed in life is quite likely. 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. There is a reason behind this “identity crisis”–you are learning to let go of ego attachments. Your self-image is being re-worked, and you are becoming more sensitive to a greater, perhaps more spiritual, sense of purpose.
At the same time, however, from May 2011, you benefit from transiting Jupiter trine to your Sun, and this is a time to find ways to improve your life and your satisfaction from life. Resolving conflicts with others is favored, as you come across in a more favorable light than usual. Jupiter is giving your ego a boost, and it’s likely a much-needed boost. New visions of the future and new inspirations are likely to come along with this transit.
Saturn in opposition to Uranus around the time of your birthday suggests some restlessness. Attempts to assert your individuality, freedom, and originality undermine your feelings of groundedness and security. Yet, you are not satisfied when you conform. There may be sudden and unexpected twists that force you to do something different or that help free yourself from old habits. Adjusting your plans is in order, and striking a balance between convention and innovation is the challenge. Setbacks tend to be temporary and often lead to new, more creative paths or solutions. Ambivalence is likely and could color many of your interactions.
Jupiter joined with Uranus is also found in your Solar Return chart, and this suggests the need for progressive change in your life. You might take risks (perhaps, but not necessarily, foolish ones) for the sake of freedom. You are open to new energies, approaches, and attitudes. Fortunate events occur as a direct result of your willingness to entertain the unusual and to think outside of the box. Enthusiasm runs high, the desire for freedom from restrictions is strong, and thirst for adventure is with you.
Increased personal magnetism and charisma this year can certainly step up your love life and other creative areas. Some confusion about the direction your life is taking this year is possible. Enthusiasm for creative projects and/or competitive activities is strong. Social relationships and partnering are important focuses for you in the year ahead. Love relationships are highly stimulating as you attempt to bring balance and equality into this area of your life.
2010 is a Number Seven year for you. Ruled by Neptune. This is a year of preparation, chance, and refinement. It is not a time of dramatic changes. Instead, it’s a year when reflection on the past is helpful, and when refinements to your life path should be made. It’s a good year to study and analyze. Unexpected twists to your life story and “chance” meetings are probable. Advice – take stock of your life in order to prepare for more exciting years to come, examine the past and plan for the future, get in touch with your deepest needs and uncover your personal power, don’t strain yourself or actively try to expand.
2011 will be 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.
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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.