August 17 zodiac sign horoscope

Personality traits of persons born on August 17

Though the union of astrological and numerological interpretations brings a general view of a person’s traits, their uniqueness is individually specified by other planetary positions that may have an equal or even more powerful influence on someone’s personality and experiences.

The powerful influence of Leo coupled with its governance of the Sun, the ruling planet, determines the characteristic traits of individuals born on this date. On top of that, the actual date on which these people are born, which by numerological meaning is ruled by Saturn, also plays a symbolic role. 

Combining the sun sign and the ruling planet of August 17 specifies this person’s personality in its uniqueness from other Leo individuals. Saturn is the planet of authority, discipline, structure, and form. Therefore its influence on these already determined people shows in their strong willpower standards and everlasting confidence.

The Leo archetype represents loyalty, optimism, and the comfort of being in the spotlight and being recognized for one’s strength of courage, willpower, and integrity. These people have an enhanced sense of responsibility for themselves. Therefore, they are known to be very reliable and able to remain calm, giving them perspective on life. 

The numbers one and seven play a role, and each symbolizes certain traits that are added to their personality. The number one symbolizes new beginnings, independence, and charisma. Therefore its influence is responsible for the courage, forwardness, and convincing eloquence that describes a big part of August 17 person aspects. On top of that, these people are usually gifted with a calm disposition that allows them the clarity and headspace to be very far-sighted, organizational, and optimistic. 

With these tools in their pocket, it is understandable why these people likely are not afraid of a challenge and take them on with trust in their own abilities to concur with them and construct a successful life.

As they hold such strong values of loyalty, honesty, and courage, they can easily feel upset, betrayed, or disappointed when others don’t meet those standards. In such circumstances, they are very prone to showing themselves uncharacteristically and display provocative or blunt behavior. 

Another challenging side of their nature can be the proneness of being moody. If they are provoked further or not given the space to release their fiery agitation, it can ignite an antagonistic side of them, becoming hostile argumentative.

Leo is a fixed fire sign and thus very powerful on both the positive and negative sides of this element. Fire can bring warmth and light, which is an obvious quality in these people. Yet fire destroys if it is not contained, and the same goes for these individuals’ emotions, thoughts, moods, etc. Finding a proper outlet for their energy can help to tame the flame inside them and not let it turn into a burning fire.

Lucky for them, Saturn, as the planet of self-awareness and responsibility, helps them to be in more control over their destructive tendencies. As these people evolve, they will find better ways to navigate their energy and use the intensity of their aggressive sides in the opposite and thus constructive way. This allows them to reach far in life. 

How love is experienced by persons born on August 17

Leo people most likely approach their love life passionately and royally. The influence of Saturn on their date of the month determines them as devoted partners who will communicate and relate maturely and remain courageous towards self-improvement. They are serious about all the commitments they make in life, and thus also romantically. 

Willing to learn and better themselves is why it is important that they feel appreciated for who they are in the moment by their partner. Being validated gives them the emotional and mental satisfaction and motivation to be more open to how and where they might still have room to improve themselves. 

That is why they must find a partner who is both tolerant and adores their August 17 loved one while also advocating for individual growth and honest communication. Power dynamics, jealousy, and an imbalance of how much space each individual gets are possible issues that these Leo individuals may experience in their relationships. 

They will be confronted with the parts in themselves that they can work on, which are often the subconscious tendencies to take control or not be considerate of another person’s need for attention. It may take them more intense ups and downs in their experience with relationships before they find a life partner. 

Health of persons born on August 17

The external factors that influence a person’s wellbeing and the uniqueness of their build, it is most important to prevent certain ailments by understanding the unique system of their physique. They are influenced by Saturn and thus responsible and regulated about their own health.
On top of that lies the vital energy of the Sun that positively influences their physical state. 

For people born on this day, the cause of most problems is often under too much pressure from either their own perfectionism or the expectations and responsibilities of the world around them. Toothache, blood pressure, headaches, and liver problems are issues that arise first and signal an overdose of stress or a lack of time and space to recharge and cleanse oneself. 

Leo rules the following body parts that can therefore act as indicators of any developing diseases. They will be specially brought to the surface and their alertness; the heart, circulatory system, major arteries, and thoracic spine. Putting extra attention and care into these parts can have very positive effects on their entire well-being.

The influence of Saturn brings hardening, crystallization, obstruction, malignancy, atrophy, or under-activity of certain organs to the surface.

A proper diet, lifestyle, and self-care routine can lower the risk and susceptibility for many diseases. For these individuals, it is extra important to find love and care for themselves by taking their well-being into account.

Ideal careers for persons born on August 17

Trusting and honoring the symbolism of the ruling planets and archetypes can help realize the potential and role in the world and what kind of career opportunities are derived from such insight. The way to success becomes effortless once a person finds what truly suits them. 

Leo people born on August 17 are often recognized as reliable, insightful, and creative individuals that can be trusted with important tasks and vulnerable matters. 

They are hard-working and dedicated to manifesting their ideals with a determined attitude, a good eye for detail, and great ambition. They can use their persuasive skills over any force to get their way and will likely be good at earning people’s trust in them. 

Career directions: finance, science, directing, advisory role, healthcare, own business, or coaching.

Important historical events that happened on August 17

1876 – Richard Wagner’s opera “Götterdämmerung” premieres in Bayreuth.

1877 – American astronomer Asaph Hall discovers Mars’ moon Phobos.

1903 – Joe Pulitzer donates $1 million to Columbia University and begins the Pulitzer Prizes.

1945 – Indonesia declared independence from the Netherlands.

1945 – Korea is divided into North and South Korea along the 38th parallel.

Famous persons born on August 17

  • Sean Penn
  • Robert DeNiro
  • The Kid Laroi
  • Helen McCrory
  • Donnie Wahlberg
  • Taissa Farmiga
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • Jonathan Franzen
  • V.S. Naipaul
  • Thierry Henry
  • Larry Ellison
  • Lady Colin Campbell
  • Ted Hughes

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