Happy Birthday Meghan Markle
August born people bring sunshine and spontaneity to the lives of all they encounter. Sometimes their sunshine can be scorching and their spontaneity a little too self centred but if a balance can be struck they are truly infectious and visionary spirits who leave the world a better place.
Typically August born spirits challenge convention and tradition which makes it all the more striking that free spirited August 4 birthday girl HRH the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle has joined the royal family.
This birthday profile for August 4 taken from my Element Encyclopedia of Birthdays showcases her fierce individuality and the challenges that lie ahead for her as a much loved new member of the royal family.
Those born on August 4th – The Rebel
Your greatest challenge is… dealing with authority
The way forward is… to understand that freedom and independence are not automatically superior to acceptance, cooperation and diplomacy.
Luck maker… Say thank you. The more grateful you are for what you already have, the more good fortune you are likely to attract; this is because the universe responds to your gratitude and appreciation for what you already have by manifesting even more.
On the dark side… Disruptive, perverse, undiplomatic
At your best… Original, courageous, striking
Those born on August 4 are rebellious free spirits who definitely prefer to take the path less traveled, even if there is nothing really wrong with the path everyone else seems to be taking. Their intense dislike of being restrained in any way, combined with their hatred of complacency and the unthinking acceptance of the status quo, often leads them to behave, think, act, or dress somewhat perversely or to defend unconventional opinions.
These people are intelligent, compassionate and strong-willed, and their resistance to any kind of restraint endows them with radical and pioneering potential. When they channel their energies positively they have the ability to enlighten and enliven others, but others should be very careful not to challenge their need for independence because autonomy of thought is of the utmost importance to them. So averse are they to submitting to the authority or directions of others that from an early age they may reject well-intentioned attempts to help them, fearing that some sinister motive lurks behind people’s helpful exterior. Taken to an extreme, this can make them fiercely independent but also incredibly lonely figures.
From childhood, people born on this day are likely to have enjoyed being at the centre of things. At the age of eighteen, however, they enter a thirty-year period during which there are opportunities for them to become more conscientious, thoughtful, discriminating, and efficient in their working environment. They need to take advantage of these opportunities to learn the art of diplomacy and compromise, as this will make life much easier.
When they are forty-eight they will reach another turning point that puts the emphasis on creativity and relationships. If, throughout their lives, they can learn to distinguish between independence and self-sabotaging behaviour—being perverse for the sake of it—they will find that instead of becoming misunderstood, restless loners, they have the potential to become responsible rebels on whom others know they can depend for inspiration, guidance and radical but always exceptional insight.”
Signs & symbols
Sun sign: Leo
Ruling planet: Sun, the individual
Symbol: The Lion
Birth date ruler: Uranus, the visionary
Tarot card: The Emperor (authority)
Favourable numbers: 3, 4
Lucky days: Sunday, especially when it falls on 3 and 4 of the month
Lucky colours: White, yellow, silver
Do you share your birthday with the Duchess of Sussex. I’d love to hear if this personality type resonates with you.
You can read the full profile for August 4th birthdays in my bestselling book Element Encyclopedia of Birthdays published by Harper Collins.
Photo courtesy of the Northern Ireland Office.