August 16 Birthdays

August 16, Leo

Understand better the astrology meanings of August 16 birthdays together with some details about the associated zodiac sign that is Leo. Amongst the aspects you can learn about there are birthday personality characteristics, positive and negative traits as well as Leo love compatibility and numerology.

August 16 Personality Traits

Positive traits: Natives born on August 16 birthdays are sociable, diplomatic and charming. They are creative individuals, pioneers of their age, always searching for novelty. These Leo natives are sociable and easy going by nature despite not taking enough time to relax and show this side of them.

Negative traits: Leo people born on August 16 are worrisome, self pitying and pretentious. They are dogmatic individuals following their own fixed ideas and principles from which they can hardly be saved and not like they want to be saved. Another weakness of Leos is that they are pretentious. They have high expectations from both themselves and those around.

Likes: Spending time in social gatherings outdoor.

Hates: Defeat or having to work with lazy people.

Lesson to learn: To be more supportive and affectionate to the people around them is one thing Leo needs to learn.

Life challenge: Being compassionate.

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August 16, Leo

Astrological symbol: The Lion is the symbol for Leo natives and describes them as selfish and domineering people with leadership qualities. The dates for this zodiac symbol are between July 23 and August 22, according to the tropical astrology.

Modality: Leo is a Fixed sign, this being the second modality to appear. This reflects an individual who is observant, organized and who prefers to go by his or her own rules.

Element: Fire is the element influencing Leo people and is the first astrological element to appear. Fire symbolizes beginnings, protection, warmth and resourcefulness.

Ruling house: The fifth is the astrological house that applies for those Leo natives born under this astrological sign. This zodiac space represents childhood and youth.

Ruling planet: The Sun is the planet of the zodiac for those born under the Leo astrology. The Sun symbolizes brightness and warmth.

Lucky numbers: 3, 7, 11, 16 and 23 are the numbers considered lucky for those born under the August 16 birthday.

Lucky day: Sunday is the luckiest day for Leo natives. Sundays are days of the Sun in most languages and cultures.

Years of change: The life periods that are said to be influential for the Leo natives born under the August 16 horoscope are 40, 47, 54 and 61.

August 16 Birthday Compatibility and Love

Leo natives born on August 16 are highly enthusiastic and optimistic lovers. They enjoy spending time with their peers and love meeting and discovering new people. They are adventurous lovers whom consider life should be lived at its fullest. They are assertive and flamboyant so they don't usually lack of suitors. They enjoy helping others and are always there when needed but they usually want something in return. They are charming and creative so life with them is full of surprises. They are quick to fall in love and even quicker to abandon their relation for an unexpected passion.

Astrological compatibilities for these natives say that they are most compatible and find it easier to have a love relationship with Aquarius (January 20- February 18). This fire sign and this air sign are a match that can go either way! Aquarius has all it takes to fan the flames of Leo at the right times while Leo knows exactly when to put some energy in the calm and calculated Aquarius. Somehow they both effortlessly find the resources to make things work and even accomplish some of their individual ideals by working together. These natives are also compatible with the other Fire signs: Aries (March 21- April 19) and Sagittarius (November 22- December 21). Leo people are thought to have the least chances of getting along with Cancer (June 21- July 22).

People born on the sixteenth day of the month are gentle and reserved lovers that would rather suffer from unrequited love than fight to win the heart of the one they love. Their relationships are likely to grow on friendships as they need time to know the person that stays beside them. Despite the fact that they are friendly and a generally happy person it is quite difficult for them to settle for someone, probably because they are expecting things to happen instead of making them happen. These persons are compatible with people born on the 1st, 2nd, 10th and 11th.

Lucky color

The color for Leo natives born with the August 16 is orange.

Orange suggests enthusiasm, youth and strength. This zodiac color should be used in objects around the house and accessories.

People with orange as sign color are always aware of their surroundings and tend to be adventurous and exploring all the time. It is hard to gain their trust but once achieved you have a friend for life. They are the most helpful and compassionate friends.

Other colors representative for Leo are red and purple.


Ruby is the representative birthstone for those born under the August 16.

Ruby symbolizes faithfulness and romance. The zodiac birthstone could be used in accessories and jewelry items.

It is thought to relax and open the mind of the wearer in social situations therefore helping communication and understanding. Rubies are second strongest gemstone after diamonds and the quality ones are very rare.

Another birthstone considered beneficial for Leo natives is Peridot. It symbolizes energy and enthusiasm.


The flower considered to be representative for Leo natives with August 16 is Sunflower.

Sunflower is a plant that symbolizes liveliness and warmth. This zodiac flower could be used in gifts and accessories.

This plant is full of vitality and is also a symbol of fertility. It is well known for its habit to orient according to light just as Leo focuses on achievement. This flower is to be found during midsummer.

Other plants indicated for Leo are Narcissus and Marigold.


The lucky metal for those born under the August 16 is Gold.

Gold symbolizes elegance, power and bravery. This zodiac metal could be used in accessories and decorative objects.

Gold is a precious metal with many benefic properties and also meanings related to healing and knowledge. South African rocks have given over 40% of the gold already extracted.

Another metal considered beneficial for Leo natives is Bronze.

Statistics and famous birthdays for August 16

August 16 is the 228th day of the year or the 229th day in leap years, in the Gregorian Calendar.

Famous birthdays on August 16

- Heinrich August Marschner: Composer in 1795.

- Mae Clarke (Klotz): Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Actress (Frankenstein, Waterloo Bridge) in 1907.

- Paul Smith Callaway: Composer in 1909.

- Menachem Begin: Israeli Prime Minister (1977-83, Nobel 1978) in 1913.

- Roque Cordero: Panama - Composer (Sonata Breve) in 1917.

- Ketty Lester (Revoyda Frierson): US singer - actress (Love Letters) in 1934.

- Betsy von Furstenberg: Nelheim, Germany - Actress (Machine Calls it Murder) in 1935.

- Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko: Russia - Cosmonaut in 1938.

- Valeri V Ryumin: Cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32) in 1939.

- Bret Barberie: Long Beach, California - Infielder (Chicago Cubs) in 1967.

Birthday calendar, August 16

- Siamese twins Chang & Eng Bunker arrived in Boston to be exhibited in 1829.

- Emancipation Proclamation signed in 1863.

- Tigers play a home game in Toledo Ohio Yanks win 12-8 in 1903.

- Yanks Carl Mays' pitch hits Indian Ray Chapman in the head. Chapman dies the next day the only major league fatality in 1920.

- Adlai E. Stevenson nominated as Democratic presidential candidate in 1956.

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Birthday Numerology for August 16

In numerology the number for August 16 birthday is 7 and represents understanding, knowledge and meditation. Number 7 are introspective and practical. They are perseverant, hard working, sometimes too eager but usually patient. The letters corresponding to numerology 7 are g, p, y and the vibration is reflection. This number is ruled by the planet Neptune and by the card of the chariot.

Those with the birthday in August are romantic, perseverant and charming. Recommended careers for these natives include broker, designer, banker and stylist. The August symbols that are most known for these people are the Peridot and Sardonyx as gemstones and Gladiolus and Poppy as plants while the name is said to remind of the Roman emperor Augustus Caesar. The numerology for the month of August is 8. Eight in numerology reveals power of analysis and decisiveness. Those born this month are motivated, analytical and detached.

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