As a Leo born on August 5th, your personality is dominated by your humorous and optimistic nature. While others choose to stay on the sidelines, you gravitate to the spotlight. You love to make people laugh and always try to impress your peers with quick whit and clever observations. While this attribute is enough to gain you many friends, people also appreciate your positive outlook. Your close friends and family never seem to get over your ability to make the best out of a bad situation.

Fire

Fire is your sign's paired element and you actually are the only zodiac sign with a fundamental connection to fire. The influence of fire is obvious within you, as you passionately take on all aspects of life. Your flame doesn't falter in the face of advertised, quite the opposite, you seem to become even more determined when confronted with challenges. These positive qualities of fire can become one of your greatest assets, but be careful to avoid the impatience and impulsiveness that often arise from an uncontrolled flame.

The planetary ruler of the Leo is the Sun, but because you were born in the second Decan, or part, of the sign, you are also given the planetary influence of Jupiter. The Sun's power is seen in your rugged individualism and creativity and Jupiter's influence is witnessed in your strong optimism and idealistic nature. These two planets help drive the unique appreciation you have for life. More so than other Leo's, you strive to gain as much knowledge as you can and never fail to see the lessons in new people or environments. Likewise, you are also the most optimistic of the Leo Decans. Make sure to not lose your positive outlook, as good things will come to you because of it.

Your creativity and personality combine to make a variety of careers available to you. Careers in business, advertising or negotiation could fit you well. If you are more artistically inclined, a career in creative expression may be very satisfying. If you have a passion for music, look to the work of Adam Yauch, who was also born in August 5th, for encouragement. In whatever career you choose, you have the potential to inspire those around you. Let the accomplishments of Neil Armstrong, another of your birthday twins, serve as a testament to this fact.

The Sabian Symbol for birthday is a human soul seeking opportunities for outward manifestation. While the simple fact that you are breathing lets you know you are alive, your soul may be feeling the energy of life. If you are yearning for a new and exciting experience, you must actively seek it out, because it won't come to you.

Here are a few Leo celebrities born on August 5th and their romantic connections and associated sign:

Loni Anderson (Leo) and Burt Reynolds (Aquarius)
Maureen McCormick (Leo) and Steve Martin (Leo)

Aug 5

August 5 is associated with Birthday Number 4
August 5 is associated with Tarot Card 6 of Wands