As a Leo born on August 9th, you are characterized by your upbeat, positive and humorous personality. You're a very social persona and find it irresistible to grab center stage and entertain your friends, family or peers. There are few that don't appreciate your comedic charms and there are even fewer that don't appreciate your optimism. Your friends and family are often inspired by your ability to take the positives from any situation.

Fire

Your sign's paired element is fire and as Leo, you actually have the most fundamental connection with the element of all the 12 zodiac signs. Fire's influence can be witnessed in the energy and passion that burns deep inside you. You are rarely deterred from reaching your goals, as you seem to only become more focused when challenges are placed in front of you. These qualities of fire will go far to assist you in life, but be aware of fire's negative influences, which include impatience, egotism, and impulsiveness.

The Sun is your sign's planetary ruler, but because you were born in the second Decan, or part, of the sign, you also experience the influence of the planet Jupiter. While the Sun is connected to your natural creativity and individualistic impulses, it is Jupiter that is connected to your inherent generosity and optimism. Your unique planetary influence combines to make you the most positive and knowledge driven of all the Leo Decans. Use these influence to continue to learn from every experience and to take the best from all situations. You will be shocked to find how much fortune will come your way as a result of your positive outlook.

Your natural creativity and social skills make a wide variety of career options available to you. You have a natural aptitude for business, as your understanding of people would play a key role. People-focused careers such as education or public relations would also fit you well. If you find the world of entertainment appealing, look to the inspirational work of Whitney Houston or the acting of Sam Elliot, who were also born on August 9th, for encouragement.

The Sabian Symbol for your birthday is a chemist conducting an experiment for his students. While it may be daunting to dive deeply into an intellectual pursuit, you should put an effort into overcoming your apprehension. Take time to pursue new topics and subjects, as it will give you the thrill of new discoveries.

Here are a few Leo celebrities born on August 9th and their romantic connections and associated sign:

Melanie Griffith (Leo) and Antonio Banderas (Leo)
Whitney Houston (Leo) and Bobby Brown (Aquarius)

Aug 9

August 9 is associated with Birthday Number 8
August 9 is associated with Tarot Card 6 of Wands