August 23 Birthday Horoscope
If Today is Your Birthday: August 23
The Year Ahead
Forecast for August 2011 to August 2012
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:
This is a good year in which to advance projects revolving around communications – writing, speaking, selling, and so forth. Your reputation may be enhanced through word of mouth. Making new contacts through learning and mental pursuits figures strongly as well.
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. Social affairs, pleasure, amusement, and romance are in strong focus this year, although there can be some ups and downs in these areas.
Neptune continues to oppose your Sun by transit this year – an influence that has been with you since April 2011. 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.
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. However, you are likely to be dealing with periodic “roadblocks” to your plans, and these are signals from the cosmos that you need to slow down and review your plans before moving forward.
You should do your best to watch out for tendencies towards self-deception when it comes to money and love. Things might look too good to be true, simply because you want to see the best. Relationship ups and downs are possible, as this could be a year when romantic mirages are more likely. The “highs” of a relationship may be thrilling, but the accompanying “lows” can be draining. Uncertainty may characterize your love relationships this year. Be careful not to set yourself up for disappointment. The same goes for finances.
You’ll find that doors open to you this year, and that new connections are made, particularly through learning endeavors. Your more artistic, gracious, and diplomatic nature is spotlighted. You can be especially sensitive – emotionally and physically – this year, and extra rest is in order. Watch for self-deceptions.
2011 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.
2012 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 astrologer Annie and is copyright CafeAstrology.com.