August 8 Birthday Horoscope
If Today is Your Birthday: August 8
The Year Ahead
Forecast for August 2010 to August 2011
If You Were Born Today, August 8: Famous people born today: Dustin Hoffman, Keith Carradine, Connie Stevens.
Your Birthday Year Forecast: 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 when you are likely 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.
Your heart is with your family and home this year. You are seeking deep emotional ties and support you can count on. The tendency to dwell on past emotional hurts should be watched for. Although examining the past is in order, moving forward and making necessary changes is vital.
Saturn transits sextile your Sun this year from December 2010 forward, and you are likely feeling quite solid and supported. Paying attention to the important details of your life is important now, and will lay the groundwork for future successes. This influence keeps you on track and structured. You are practical in your choices (for the most part), keeping your feet on the ground and paying attention to, and honoring, tradition as well as tried-and-true methods. You have the power of practicality, realism, and caution on your side in the year ahead. Work you have done in the past begins to pay off this year–not necessarily in dramatic ways, but in small, measurable ways. You may be recognized or rewarded in some way for the efforts you put forth. Because you project a more responsible and credible “you”, people in authority are more inclined to appreciate you and recognize your work. This is a year in which you put your life in order in some significant manner. Improved concentration, a more realistic outlook, and a practical awareness of the limits of time all help you to make steady progress, particularly in your career. Your concern for your future this year is stronger than usual, and you may find that projects you start, or investments you make, this year will benefit you for years to come. The key to success this year is adopting a realistic, practical, disciplined, and orderly approach to your life.
Taking love seriously this year is very likely. Some of you will be taking a more casual relationship to the next level, others will be examining existing ties more closely. Pushing too hard for a commitment, however, might only lead to resistance and even rebellion. Balance in your love relationships is what you strive for this year. You are more sensitive to imbalances in your relating patterns, and this can lead to some feelings of unrest and dissatisfaction. What’s fair in your social interactions is what you are most concerned with. You want to grow rather than stagnate, and communication and stimulation are very important to you. Strong romantic passions are stimulated now, and the urge to be with your love partner is intense. Genuineness, commitment, and faithfulness are extremely important qualities that you are seeking in a partner this year. When it comes to love, you can sometimes struggle between sticking with familiar habit patterns and feeling like you need more. There can be some see-sawing as you try to find a balance for your needs for both stability and excitement. While there is a strong urge for security and familiarity in love, there can be some disruptions to these patterns. As well, intensity of feelings are prominent, and you could be dealing with fears, in yourself or in a partner, that can manifest as possessiveness or manipulative behavior, which should be watched for.
You have an especially strong urge to get on track financially, to buckle down, to budget, and to save. However, there can be times when whim overcomes you, or there can be disruptions that throw you off course temporarily. There may also be a large purchase that requires you to alter your budget.
You are likely to make important contacts through learning, communicating, and mental pursuits this year. The period ahead is sure to be an intellectually stimulating one in which the exchange of ideas with others figures prominently.
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.
While many people born around your birthday experience this Saturn-Uranus influence in their Solar Return charts, it can be especially significant for you as both Venus and Mars aspect this pair of planets. Sticking to tried and true methods for achieving your goals is a strong tendency, but frequent challenges to your methods, and even opposition, will force you to think outside the box. Don’t waste your time on feeling frustrated or blocked. Use this energy to work harder. It’s important that you stay grounded and realistic in your expectations.
In April 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. You are likely to feel very good and confident during this period.
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.
Love relationships are in focus this year as you attempt to bring balance and fairness into this area of your life. Holding on too tightly, however, can lead to resistance. The major key to success this year is managing to keep your feet on the ground and your expectations realistic. However, you are also bound to deal with issues of control, anger, and power this year, and you might channel this energy into a constructive new pursuit or passion. Positive connections can be made through learning endeavors.
2010 is a Number One year for you. Ruled by the Sun. This is a year of action. The seeds you plant now, you will reap later. Others might find you less sociable, as you are busier than ever and you focus on your activities and your needs. Still, you are outgoing and your initiative is stronger than ever. Advice – Stand alone, take action, start fresh, express independence.
2011 will be 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.
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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.