As a Leo born on August 12th, you are known for your ambitious and honest nature. You are rarely stagnant, instead choosing to always push towards a new goal or challenge. While others seem to lack follow through, your conviction is hard to derail. Your friends and family admire these qualities, almost as much as they appreciate your straightforward way of dealing with people.

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Your sign's paired element is fire and as a Leo, you are the only zodiac sign with a fundamental relationship to the element. The burning influence of fire is witnessed in the passionate and enthusiastic way that you engage life. When you are confronted with a challenge, your flame never falters, in fact, it seems like these situations only make you more focused. Embracing these qualities of fire will be key to your success in life, but avoid fire's negative influence, which includes impulsiveness and impatience.

The Sun is the ruling planet of your sign, but because you were born in the third Decan, or part, of the sign, you also receive the planetary influence of Mars. If the Sun can be given credit for your creativity and vigor, it is Mars that should be acknowledge for your assertiveness and dynamism. Your planetary combination gives you great qualities for success in life, as your ambition becomes an unstoppable force of nature. Take time to avoid blind ambition however, as the influence of Mars can drive you to aggression and anger when your goals aren't met. Stay patient in your endeavors, and progress will be certain.

Your ambitious and honest personality gives you the potential to be successful at just about any career you put your mind to. Your straightforward nature would make you an honest businessman, educator or manager. If channeled properly, your ambition could make you a leader in your field, which was the case with Erwin Schrodinger, who was also born on August 12th. If the entertainment world is more appealing, look to the groundbreaking work of Cecil B. Demille, another of your birthday twins, for inspiration.

The Sabian Symbol for your birthday is intoxicated chickens dizzily flapping their wings trying to fly. This symbol relates to spirituality and the struggles of opening your mind to new spiritual teachings. Expanding your consciousness is a challenge that takes time and patience. If you have encountered a new belief or teaching, do not be deterred by your initial reaction, however negative it may be.

Here are a few Leo celebrities born on August 12th and their romantic connections and associated sign:

Pete Sampras (Leo) and Bridgette Wilson (Libra)
Casey Affleck (Leo) and Summer Phoenix (Sagittarius)

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August 12 is associated with Birthday Number 11
August 12 is associated with Tarot Card 7 of Wands

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