August 23 Horoscope

As a Virgo born on August 23rd, you are well known for your disciplined, generous and trustworthy nature. For things you find important in life, you are methodical and orderly. In dealing with those you care about, you are both honest and generous, which explains why you sometimes put the needs of your family and friends above your own. These qualities make are greatly appreciated, especially by those closest to you.

Your sign's paired element is earth and as a Virgo, you are the only zodiac sign with a fixed connection to the element. Your connection to the earth keeps you grounded and practical. While others have their heads in the clouds, you strive to achieve stability and to maintain realistic. While these qualities of earth have become one of your greatest strengths, take care to avoid an overly cautious and conservative demeanor.

The Virgo's planetary ruler is Mercury, but as you were born in the first Decan , or part, of the sign, you receive twice as much of Mercury's influence. Mercury's influence can be witnessed in your quick mind and effective communication skills. When paired with your practicality, you develop a great attention for detail. You never fail to work tirelessly at tasks that you find the value in, which gives you the potential to be loyal and dependable. You may be so practical at times that you try to suppress your generosity, but in your closest relationships you may have the opposite problem and become too considerate. Take care to find balance in your generosity and happiness will follow.

Your communication skills and discipline will make a variety of career paths available to you. Careers in business or education could be a good fit. If you find a cause that you can find worthwhile, you may also be well-suited for philanthropy. If the entertainment world is more appealing, you may choose an artistic path, such was the case with Gene Kelly, who was also born on August 23rd. In whichever career you choose, let the discipline of Kobe Bryant, another of your birthday twins, inspire you.

The Sabian Symbol for your birthday is a portrait with a man's features artistically emphasized. You must realize that it is your perception that creates your reality. Through your eyes, you apply the meaning to all of life's situations. That being said, you may be approaching a time in your life where you begin to see things differently; embrace this change if it leads to personal growth.

Here are a few Virgo celebrities born on August 23 and their past or present romantic connections:

Gene Kelly (Virgo) and Betsy Blair (Sagittarius)
Jay Mohr (Virgo) and Nikki Cox (Gemini)

August 23 is associated with Birthday Number 4
August 23 is associated with Tarot Card 8 of Pentacles