August 1 Horoscope

As a Leo born on August 1st, you are characterized by your highly extroverted nature. You are energized by new people and use your warm personality to be quite charming. While others are fearful of the spotlight, you actively seek it, as you thrive in situations where you are the center of attention. Similarly, you are a natural leader and rarely hesitate to take control of situations. Although your friends and family may find you a bit overbearing at time, your loving nature easily melts away their frustrations.

Fire is the Leo's paired element and you actually have a cardinal relationship with the element. Like a strong flame, your passion and enthusiasm burns with great conviction when taking on a challenge. Fire's influence is one of your greatest assets, as it helps you conquer goals with great determination. Take care to acknowledge the negative influences of fire, which can sometimes cause flashes of impulsiveness, arrogance and impatience.

The Sun is the ruling planet of the Leo and because you were born on the last day of the first Decan, or part, of the sign, you experience twice the Sun's planetary influence. The Sun is the planet of integration and it powers the individuality, willpower, creativity and ego that are so prevalent in your personality. You are often motivated by your pride and although it allows you to hide your insecurities, you occasionally run the risk of being arrogant. In order to counter this potential flaw, make sure to open up to those closest too you, as this will be key to your personal growth.

A variety of careers match well with your natural gifts of confidence, leadership and creativity. Your determination would be well suited for careers in business, sales or law. Your need for the spotlight and creative ability could lead to a successful career in entertainment as well. If you are musically inclined, look to the work of Jerry Garcia, who was also born on August 1st, for inspiration. If acting seems more appealing, you may take a lesson from the warm acting style of Tempestt Bledsoe, another of your birthday twins.

The Sabian Symbol for your birthday is early morning dew sprinkled as sunlight hits a field. You may have recently experienced, or will soon be experiencing, a difficult trial or challenge. Although you will experience stress, it is important to keep your inner strength and faith. Remember that once you overcome your obstacles, you will experience inner peace and warmth.

Here are a few Leo celebrities born on August 1 and their past or present romantic connections:

Tempestt Bledsoe (Leo) and Darryl Bell (Taurus)
Ashley Angel (Leo) and Tiffany Rowe (Gemini)

August 1 is associated with Birthday Number 9
August 1 is associated with Tarot Card 5 of Wands