Leos born on August 17 possess enormous spiritual power. They are highly focused and always follow their own paths. They are seldom influenced by trends, yet they may secretly ally themselves with the comfort of the status quo. Although personable, they have an aloof quality. They appear steady and unflappable to others, but there are times when emotions get the better of them and their logic is useless.
Friends and Lovers
August 17 individuals are extremely loyal to their friends. They don't believe in superficial friendships. In love and romance, these people don't just want a love affair, they want to find a soul mate.
Children and Family
August 17 folks are often the black sheep of their family. They may rebel against the family's religious background or social status, creating a schism that can last for many years. Although they do not have the proper temperament for parenthood, they can easily make some emotional adjustments if they have children.
August 17 people have a problem handling stress, which can affect their health. Because they always like to feel that they are in control, they may not be able to admit that they have this problem. Learning to relax can be a difficult proposition for them.
Career and Finances
These people have a loner mentality and enjoy working with as little supervision as possible. They make excellent researchers, especially in science or history. They have some karmic lessons to learn regarding money. These may be manifested through periods when they have little money, followed by financial success.
Dreams and Goals
August 17 natives are extremely disciplined and can call upon great reserves of emotional and spiritual energy to sustain them. They have little interest in fame and fortune. They want to do their best at their job, in their relationships, and in their unending search for self-understanding.
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