Being a Leo born on August 18th, your personality is characterized by ambition and honesty. You refuse to be stagnant, instead choosing to strive to meet a new goal or challenge. You are straightforward in all your dealings, which explains why some people may find you to be blunt. Similarly, you are confident, which explains why some people may describe you as stubborn. Luckily, your family and friends love you for these qualities.

Your paired element is fire, and as a Leo, you have the most cardinal relationship with the element of all the zodiac signs. Fire's influence connects directly to the passion and energy that burns whenever you confront a new task or challenge. Likewise, in times of great adversity, your flame only becomes stronger. Embracing these qualities of fire can become one of your greatest strengths, but be aware of fire's negative qualities, which include impatience and impulsiveness.

The Leo's planetary ruler is the Sun, but as you were born in the third Decan, or part, of the sign, you also receive the planetary influence of Mars. The Sun's influence is directly related to your individuality and creativity. In the same light, it is Mars that is responsible for your assertiveness, courage and vigor. Your planetary influence makes you more success-driven than the other Leo Decans. Your ambition is force that can withstand all and if you use it properly, there will be nothing to stop you from success in life. Take some time to be carefree, as becoming overly committed to ambition, can lead to an aggressive and restless attitude.

Success is in your future, but the challenge may be choosing one career path and sticking to it. As you will always strive to be the best, a career in marketing, business or sales would be well-suited for your determination. Similarly your creativity and individualism may lead you on an entrepreneurial path. Entertainment is also an appealing world for the ambitious, so more artistic pursuits may be your path of choice. If so, look to the varied career of Patrick Swayze or the dramatic performances of Edward Norton, who were both born on August 18th, for inspiration.

The Sabian Symbol for your birthday is daybreak - the luminescence of dawn in the eastern sky. You may be approaching a new cycle in your life. While any new situaion comes with apprehension, take refuge in the fact that your new challenges will bring you a new level of understanding. There is much illumination to be found in new experiences.

Here are a few Leo celebrities born on August 18th and their romantic connections and associated sign:

Edward Norton (Leo) and Salma Hayek (Virgo)
Patrick Swayze (Leo) and Lisa Niemi (Gemini)
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August 18 is associated with Birthday Number 8
August 18 is associated with Tarot Card 7 of Wands

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