08/17 Birthday - Zodiac Information

August 17th Zodiac

Date: August 17th
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Color: Electric Crimson
In One Word: Friendship
Shape: Zig Zag
Strength: Conductive
Weakness: Egoism
Most Compatible With: Gemini

August 17th Horoscope

SUN – URANUS – (Pluto) – MARS

Ways of expression of those born on August 17th are the invisible theme hidden behind this primal planetary row. Their nature is different than what people in their life perceive as "common", and they wish to connect to many strange individuals in order to find their core where it hasn’t always been recognized. There is both stress and exhilaration to this date and their lives typically go to extremes until they find the one sole point that is always keeping them together and build their world around it until they reach stability.

It is in the most authentic nature of these individuals to create, artistically express and find the right partner to be with. Outside of their intense appearance and their need for freedom that everyone can see, they yearn to share their Soul with someone in perfect balance and enjoy life through relationships that make them smile and wake up those butterflies in their belly.

Love and Emotions

While love life seems to be second on their priority list, it is in fact their greatest striving in this lifetime. However, those born on August 17th have trouble expressing their emotions freely with enough sensitivity to not seem aggressive or too torn apart to be tied to one person. They are to find connection to their emotions and their truest, most sensitive Self, in order to approach another person with enough intimacy and depth to keep the relationship alive and filled with positive surprises.

They need their freedom and need a good friend to be their most intimate partner. With their mental structure, they will never settle for a relationship based solely on physical attraction, but they might hold on to such bonds until they find someone they truly wish to be with. As soon as they set free to communicate and show their vulnerable self, they will meet someone who sees them for who they really are and gives them freedom to grow. Until then, their most intense relationships could simply serve as signals by the road to get them to their own inner world.


While it is clear that the purpose of lives of those born on the 17th of August is freedom in all its glory, we must understand that any communication with Uranus goes through our body, our grounding and our ability to be open for the voice of the Universe. They will find peace once they embrace their place in the wider society, and all those circumstances that tie them down or make them question all their choices in life. They are to express who they are without hesitation, fear or holding back.

What They Excel In

A Leo born on August 17th is innovative, energetic, and humane. They will find their place working with people, networks and modern technologies, or areas of life that are socially unacceptable in some way. They become astrologers with a positive view, engineers that care for our lighting, programmers for a higher cause, and connect with others on a higher plane than the one we normally anticipate from a Leo.

August 17th Birthday Gift

People born on August 17th have various interests and it could be either quite easy to pick out their present or seem impossible from a different point of view. Symbols of friendships and foreign writings are a good fit, as well as fireworks, strange messages they are to decipher, and works of modern art that are warm and cozy enough to be enjoyed. They don’t need much to shake up their world, but they need to feel the emotion behind the surface and embrace is as their own.

Positive Traits for August 17th Born

Ready to get in touch with the Divine, these Leos are open, friendly, and communicate with ease. Wired and connected to different people, they become the source of information for anyone who needs it.

Negative Traits for August 17th Born

Stressed and a bit neurotic, they become truly irritating to other people when they distance themselves from their emotional needs. Content with rationality and the image they create, they may settle for eccentricity that isn’t their own and make shifts and changes just to do something, not really knowing what they wish to achieve.

Healing Crystal

Marialite is a very good choice of crystal for those born on the 17th of August. It is a rare stone that helps one find the path of purity in their life, relieving them of stress and bringing them in contact with their Divine purpose. It is a stone of unconditional love for self, known to heal trauma and distance one from their ego battles until they find the purity of heart they need to move on to new dimensions and connect with people who are less toxic for their Soul. Promoting change, it will help them get in touch with fluency of their circumstances and adapt to them with an open heart.

Sabian Symbol

The Sabian symbol for Leo representatives born on August 17th in two years preceding a leap year:

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

The Sabian symbol for Leo representatives born on August 17th in a leap year and a year following it:

"A Large Camel is Seen Crossing a Vast and Forbidden Desert"

These symbols both contain a hidden link to realms of Saturn, and this shows the importance of one's foundation of personality and support that is needed for stability and endurance. Two sides of this medal give either the incredible natural potential to move through the toughest of circumstances, or dismissal of the body, its needs, powerless in front of unavoidable obstacles in the path.

Famous Birthdays on 17th of August

  • In 1893 Mae West was born, an American actress, screenwriter and playwright, known as a sex symbol of her time with a career spanning over seven decades. Her breezy sexual independence and natural, authentic choices encountered censorship and criticism, but she made comedy of conventional mores as a response.
  • In 1943 Robert De Niro was born, an American actor, director and multiple Academy Award winner. His parents divorced when he was only two years old, after his father announced that he was gay.
  • In 1960 Sean Penn was born, an American actor and director, who won two Academy Awards for his roles in Mystic River and Milk. Apart from his humanitarian work, support for same-sex marriage and other unconventional choices, his personal life tells the tale of Uranus too, with obvious scales of marriage, divorce, relationships and breakups, out of balance.

Important Historical Events on 17th of August

  • 1807 – The first steamboat service in the world is inaugurated on the Hudson river, in NYC.
  • 1836 – The Parliament of Great Britain accepts registration of births, deaths and marriages.
  • 1908 – The first animated cartoon is shown in Paris, France.
  • 1945 – George Orwell's Animal Farm is published.
  • 1958 – The first attempt to launch Pioneer 0 beyond Earth orbit.
  • 1977 – Arktika, the Soviet icebreaker reaches the North Pole, becoming the first ship to do so.

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