08/16 Birthday - Zodiac Information

August 16th Zodiac

Date: August 16th
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Color: Raspberry
In One Word: Relating
Shape: Cross
Strength: Interaction
Weakness: Dilemma
Most Compatible With: Libra

August 16th is truly magnificent when lived up to its full potential. With the strong Sun in Leo that wishes to create, inspired and motivated to act and make the first step towards new things, those born at this time have a talent to use the best of the material world we live in. It is a loving time when challenges might be grand, but the overall image of satisfaction is about to prevail if they find middle grounds that allow them to be intimately connected to other people.

August 16th Horoscope

SUN – VENUS – (Pluto) – MARS

These three entities represent lower body chakras and speak about our grounding and our connection to realistic needs and pleasures of this world. We will see that people born on August 16th know how to make themselves satisfied and create a life someone else might only wish for, but they could also get too aggressive in their attempts to do something, refusing to acknowledge the fact that it isn’t really in their best interest or in touch with the mission of their heart.

The circle of their authentic personality and the way they express it in the outer world is to close in their second planetary row. Such a setting speaks of a need to openly discuss and communicate in any possible way about inner issues that are honest and true. Their work is to represent their talent and their pure inner need for creation, rather than simply serve as a tool to make progress, build their ego, and earn money. Without love involved, they will do everything halfway and get extremely frustrated by their own approach.

Love and Emotions

Lovers among Leos, those born on the 16th of August feel a strong desire to be in a relationship. It is typical for them to accept archetypal roles with the opposite sex, but this, of course, isn’t necessarily a rule. Different sexual preferences still carry a strong division of masculine and feminine issues within any relationship. Their date is a subject of physical love and with it, sexuality comes to focus. In need of a tender touch and something that will also satisfy their hunger to relate, they could settle for way less than what they know they deserve, thinking that it is enough to keep them going.

They need a partner that listens and a person eager to listen about their feelings and inner dilemmas. Someone patient enough to understand that they have an intense struggle to carry, and someone to hear them out when they speak from the heart. It is typical that they find two different extremes in two different partners, one of them – the right choice, rational and grownup, and the other based purely on physical attraction. To find balance and the golden middle of these extremes, they are to balance out their own inner poles and understand that their instincts are meant to work with their awareness, not against it.


With Venus set as their guiding light, people born on the 16th of August need something beautiful to hold on to. Their purpose in life is to become flexible and open enough to let things in until they recognize their beauty, however they might have seemed at first. Their goal is to create balance and with it – a loving relationship that will meet their physical, mental and spiritual needs.

What They Excel In

People born on August 16th do well in all sorts of art, but mostly things done with their hands. They need to touch the world to stay inspired and in tune with their sensations, and usually understand the impact of the human body and those they are in a relationship with on a much higher level. With developed people skills, they are matchmakers and HR employees, or make great divorce lawyers.

August 16th Birthday Gift

A piece of art is always a good choice of present for a person born on August 16th. They love it when other people pick out something that fits their taste, esthetically or musically, and enjoy everything from concert tickets and theater, to creative presents you made yourself. They want something that will inspire them and make them feel beautiful, so you can also go for cosmetics and products with well-known quality that will help them maintain their image, their figure, or the beauty of their smile.

Positive Traits for August 16th Born

Creative, ready to connect, and highly motivated, these people make wonderful friends and warm lovers when they are in touch with their feminine side. They are artistic and focused on the material world, governed by practical solutions and obvious steps in life.

Negative Traits for August 16th Born

A bit too materialistic, they easily throw away the concept of faith and sometimes lack the width of heart to implement their wonders into their everyday life. This can make them grumpy and preoccupied with finances or make their life a pose that doesn’t really stand for who they are.

Healing Crystal

Spessartine garnet is a good choice of stone for Leos born on the 16th of August. It is a crystal known for its balancing properties, helping the body rebuild and restore parts of itself that need to be repaired. Getting one in touch with Mother Nature and her immense pool of creativity, this connection allows these individuals to find their grounding more comfortable and gentle instead of pushing through walls and fighting battles that are already won.

Sabian Symbol

The Sabian symbol for Leo representatives born on August 16th in two years preceding a leap year:

"In a Circus the Bareback Rider Displays her Dangerous Skill"

The Sabian symbol for Leo representatives born on August 16th in a leap year and a year following it:

"Totally Concentrated upon Inner Spiritual Attainment, a Man is Sitting in a State of Complete Neglect of Bodily Appearance and Cleanliness"

The intense separation of the material, instinctive world from the spiritual one is seen in these rows. It is only the connection with the animal within that will allow dangerous and skillful presentations that include enough bravery and safe confidence and satisfy their inner passion. Detachment from Earth could lead to numerous problems in their life, making them question their faith to a point where they don’t even care about the body they’ve been given. It is important that each struggle in their life is ended in a practical tone that allows constant progress.

Famous Birthdays on 16th of August

  • In 1920 Charles Bukowski was born, a German American poet, short story writer and a novelist who, in total, published over 60 books. He was abused as a child and ridiculed by his classmates, found solace in alcohol and finally let things out through writing, holding on tightly to his second planetary row.
  • In 1958 Madonna was born, an American singer, songwriter, actress and director, known as the "Queen of Pop" ever since the 1980s. Guinness World Records recognize her as the best-selling female artist of all time.
  • In 1962 Steve Carell was born, an American actor, screenwriter and director, known for his roles in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Evan Almighty and others. His choice of comedy is clearly the statement of Venus to be shared with the world.

Important Historical Events on 16th of August

  • 1891 – Inauguration and blessing of the first all-steel church in Asia.
  • 1913 – Tohoku University becomes the first Japanese university to admit female students.
  • 1930 – The making of the first color sound cartoon by Ub Iwerks.
  • 1962 – The Beatles discharge Pete Best (born on November 24th) and two days later replace him with Ringo Starr (born on July 7th).
  • 1989 – A geomagnetic storm from the Sun affects microchips and halts all trading on stock market in Toronto.
  • 2017 – The Minamata Convention on Mercury comes into effect.

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