August 17 Birthdays

August 17, Leo

Read here about August 17 birthdays and their astrology meanings, including details about the associated zodiac sign that is Leo. Amongst the interesting facts you can read about there are birthday personality characteristics, positive and negative traits as well as Leo love compatibility and numerology.

August 17 Personality Traits

Positive traits: Natives born on August 17 birthdays are friendly, diplomatic and honest. They are trustworthy, loyal and dependable by nature. These Leo natives are charming and attractive to those around because of their born elegance.

Negative traits: Leo people born on August 17 are self pitying, selfish and pretentious. Another weakness of Leos is that they are melancholic and tend to dwell in the past and obsess over why it cannot be replayed. Another weakness of Leos is that they are inflexible and don't seem to make any efforts to adapt to changes.

Likes: Being surrounded with people who respect and listen to them.

Hates: Having to deal with cowardice and mediocrity.

Lesson to learn: How to follow others and adapt, not just stick to their own plans unconditionally.

Life challenge: Being altruistic and empathic.

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August 17, Leo

Astrological symbol: The Lion is the representative symbol for all Leo people born between July 23 and August 22, according to the tropical astrology. July 23 and August 22 and it suggests these natives are selfish and controlling leaders just like the glyph for them, the Lion.

Modality: Fixed is the modality that is representative for the Leo horoscope natives. Fixed energy suggests a joyous character who prefers to know the ground on which he/she is standing.

Element: Fire is the first of the astrological elements and influences Leo people. This natural force is involved in the preparation of various resources and is indispensable to life.

Ruling house: The fifth is the house of the zodiac for those born with this astrological sign. This place in the zodiac symbolizes childhood and entertainment.

Ruling planet: Sun. This celestial body governs personal power, vanity and strength. This explains not only why Leos are equipped with all it takes to succeed in life on their own force but also why they consider themselves as the center of the universe, just like the Sun.

Lucky numbers: The numbers that are said to be lucky for the natives born under the August 17 birthday are 1, 5, 17, 18 and 20.

Lucky day: Sunday is the opportune day for these natives and is the weekday ruled by the Sun, when Leo identifies best with relaxed flow of events.

Years of change: 33, 47, 54 and 61 are The change years that are said to be influential for those born under the August 17 horoscope.

August 17 Birthday Compatibility and Love

When it comes to love, Leo natives born on August 17 are moody but passionate lovers. It's not like their emotional state changes quickly but more like the fact that they are pretentious lovers with high demands for their partners. They are not very sentimental so they often base their relationship on more practical attributes and little on the attraction or on feelings of love. They can be overwhelming at times but they offer great stability to compensate this.

Love compatibilities in the zodiac for these people say that they are most compatible and find it easier to have a love relationship with Aquarius (January 20- February 18) natives because they have similar interests and views on life. On the other hand they are least compatible with Cancer (June 21- July 22). Leo natives are also compatible with the other Fire signs: Aries (March 21- April 19) and Sagittarius (November 22- December 21). These two fire signs are a match that can go either way! Sometimes your very stubborn personalities come to an agreement and things go fairly good, other time even the smallest decision you need to take turn into the most difficult thing in the world. No matter in what direction things go, this is sure to be a fiery combination!

Those born on the seventeenth day of the month are attracted to creative and fun people. They are enticed by anyone whom can help them escape from their routine world and whom is able to show them something new every time. They can also develop a quick affection towards people whom they can protect and offer stability to. These people are compatible with others born on the 1st, 10th, 13th and 19th.

Lucky color

The lucky color for those born under the August 17 is orange.

Orange suggests enthusiasm, youth and strength. This zodiac color is advised to be used in accessories and items of clothing.

People having orange as sign color are impulsive but thoughtful and one of their best traits is that they tend to learn and remember all of their experiences and seek for ways to improve their lives and the lives of their closest ones. Down to earth, they feel the need to fight for a peaceful and happy life and believe they can reach for everything they want through hard work and dedication.

Other colors representative for Leo are red and purple.


Ruby is the birthstone defined for August 17 and in general for Leo natives.

Ruby suggests plenitude and romance. This zodiac birthstone is advised to be used in pendants and earrings.

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 precious stone considered beneficial for Leo natives is Peridot. It represents optimism and liveliness.


The lucky flower for those born under the August 17 is Sunflower.

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

Sunflower suggests the focus and determination to succeed of the native in Leo. This flower can be found during summer.

Other plants indicated for Leo are Narcissus and Marigold.


Gold is the metal that is considered lucky for those Leo natives with August 17.

Gold is a metal that suggests wealth coupled with power. 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 17

August 17 is the 229th day of the year or the 230th day in leap years, in the Gregorian Calendar.

Celebrity birthdays for August 17

- Johannes H Scholten: Dutch theologist (Free Will) in 1811.

- Eric Aaltonen: Composer in 1910.

- J A Manusama: Moluccan politician in 1910.

- Frederik de Merode: Belgian Prince in 1911.

- John de Young: Resistance fighter in 1916.

- Jean Poiret: French actor - writer (Le Dernier Metro) in 1926.

- Bernard "Bernie" Cornfeld: Romanian - US financier (Fund of Funds) in 1927.

- Francis Gary Powers: US spy (USSR captures him in 1959 U-2 incident) in 1929.

- Ted Hughes: British poet laureate in 1930.

- Fred Grim: Soccer player (Cambuur L, Ajax) in 1965.

Birthday calendar, August 17

- Asaph Hall discovers Mars' moon Phobos in 1877.

- Bank of Italy opens it's new HQ at Clay & Montgomery in 1908.

- The Wizard of Oz opens at Loew's Capitol Theater in NY in 1939.

- US bombers staged First independent raid on Europe attack Rouen France in 1942.

- Yanks Johnny Lindell ties record with 4 doubles in a game in 1944.

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Birthday Numerology for August 17

In numerology the number for August 17 birthday is 8 and represents practical endeavors, power seeking, achievement and recognition. Number 8 persons are experts in handling power and authority which they seek at any cost. They have intuitive managerial skills, are realistic and efficient and most of the times they reach success through their hard work and determination. The letters associated with numerology 8 are h, q, z and the vibration is progress. This number is ruled by the card of strength and by the Moon.

People whose birthdays are in August are charming, stubborn and organized. Careers appropriate for these natives include CEO, executive, beautician and builder. August symbols that resonate with these people are the Peridot and Sardonyx as gemstones and Gladiolus and Poppy as plants. Being born in the month of August it seems that number 8 will govern parts of your life. This is the number of analysis, introspection and judgment. Romantic and strong willed, these individuals are also very pretentious.

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