The Day of Structured Action
Those born on August 29 hate chaos above all things and therefore seek to bring structure and clarity to their work. This is by no means to suggest however that they are rigid or dull. On the contrary - they are impelled to action, and in addition may have great fire in their belly, but somehow express themselves in an ordered and organized way.
Improvisation is a recurring theme in the lives of August 29 people. This means not only that they are rarely at a loss for what to do, but will find their way out of a problem situation by thinking up new solutions right on the spot. In this respect they are positive thinkers and doers, always searching for a more efficient, elegant or consistent function.
Yet those born on this day do not have a firm grip on their feelings; very emotional people, many can barely keep their private lives together. August 29 people typically make a strong effort to separate their public lives (often highly successful) and their private lives (usually tumultuous) but inevitably they lose control from time to time and allow emotions to spill over, causing them no end of trouble. One might think that August 29 people should just concentrate on their work, and let their private life go hang, but their need for family, friends and an affectionate mate is very strong. Not overly social people, they must be able to express their love in an intimate fashion toward those close to them. This is where the conflicts begin - they are often torn between their work on one hand and their need for a fulfilling private life on the other.
One big problem for those involved with or married to an August 29 person is that it is sometimes difficult to capture their attention. Indeed, many mates of August 29 people feel a sense of loneliness. For people wishing to reach those born on this day, direct emotional appeals may work best. August 29 people are very physical - usually their sex life is extremely important to them, as are all forms of physical expression. Because of their volatile emotions they make exciting partners, but rarely the most reliable ones.
August 29 people do not always stand up well under the tremendous strains of life. They are prone to seeking refuge in alcohol or drugs of various types. Others born on this day may retreat into bizarre habits and fantasies, or associate with strange people as a kind of outlet for their frustrations. Torn by public and private demands, some August 29 people can opt for this "third way," a non-solution which comes to play a larger and larger part in their lives. Ultimately this course leads to tragedy and disintegration. However, if those born on this day manage their intense public and private lives, and deal with both their mutual and exclusive characteristics in a creative way, they will be successful human beings. Improvisation and adaptability is the key.
Those born on the 29th of the month are ruled by the number 2 (2+9=11, 1+1=2), and by the Moon. Since those ruled by the number 2 often make good co-workers and partners, rather than leaders, this quality will fit certain group-oriented values of August 29 people. However, it may also ct as a brake on individual initiative and action, producing frustration. This may be further enhanced by the Moon having a strongly reflective and passive effect, and Mercury (Virgo's ruler) imparting a tendency to ruminate too much about things.
The 2nd card of the Major Arcana is The Priestess, shown seated on her throne, clam and impenetrable. She is a spiritual woman who reveals hidden forces and secrets, empowering us with that knowledge. Favorable qualities of this card are silence, intuition, reserve and discretion; negative values are secretiveness, mistrust, indifference and inertia.
Many August 29 people have sensitive nervous systems that make them prone to seek escape from stress through addictive substances. Sex and love addictions may also present a danger, for they provide emotional peace for a time but, of course, can lead to emotional disintegration. If those born on this day can apply their intellect toward making order out of chaos in their work and emotional life, they will be happy and prosperous. If not, watch out! Nothing annoys those born on this day more than a chaotic personal life, but it is all too often their fate. August 29 people must learn to accept their own lifestyle and go with the flow, rather than negatively critiquing or attempting to escape from their problems. A healthful, varied and delicious diet can be invaluable in maintaining a sense of well-bring and stability, perhaps the most effective defense against potential addictions.
Lighten up; get to know and like yourself. Go with the flow. Learn to make an easy transition from public to private life, and avoid making impossible demands on yourself. Take frequent vacations with those you love.
As has been said, "We have met the enemy - and he is us"