The Day of Seasoned Experience
Those born on August 22, no matter how far they pursue imaginative, fanciful, and creative pursuits, never lose touch with the bedrock of experience which they have culled from the most common of tasks and daily activities. August 22 people do not forget their roots and are extremely realistic in regard to their own abilities. Consequently those born on this day despise pretension and pity those who bring themselves or others into jeopardy through hubris or overconfidence. Building on a secure knowledge of the world and how it works, August 22 people proceed logically whether they remain on the physical plane or deal in abstract concepts and sophisticated knowledge.
It is not surprising that collectors of all sorts are born on August 22; those born on this day often show a marked appreciation for everyday objects and their trained eye recognizes beauty in well-made functional items that others may overlook.
Most August 22 people are extremely patient, not wanting to rush for fear of spoiling their well-laid plans. They generally map their future, hone their skills, or theorize in private for years and then at the proper moment act with great decisiveness and years of preparation behind them. Often great originality (but always at the highest level of professionalism) marks what they do.
August 22 people are fearless in carrying out their ideas. Whether their natural talent is great or modest, they exploit it to the fullest. Rarely are they jealous of others in this respect, knowing that "genius is one percent inspiration, and ninety-nine percent perspiration." Nor are those born on this day thrown off balance by those who would doubt or question their abilities - generally their response consist of doing a good job and allowing the results to speak for themselves.
Those born on August 22 are very loyal to their friends, family, associates, and co- workers. However, they can also be extremely willful and refuse to be bossed or bullied. While displaying a frank, tough and outspoken exterior, they rarely allow others access to their sensitive interior.
Making discoveries, solving mysteries and ferreting out secrets can amount to a mania with the curious types born on this day. Many August 22 people are also fascinated with antiquity. For them history is a vast uncharted adventure just waiting to be explored. However, when they go off the deep end with hobbies or interests, they may risk neglecting friends and family.
Those born on this day must also beware of their tendency to elevate themselves to god- like status. Rather than shoring up a sense of infallibility, they would perhaps benefit more from admitting their mistakes, acknowledging their errors, and examining their motivations. The most highly evolved of August 22 people not only function well in leadership roles but also as co- workers, participants and partners, and are capable of moderating authoritarian urges.
Those born on the 22nd of the month are ruled by the number 4 (2+2=4), and by the planet Uranus, which carries both erratic and explosive energy (the latter augmented in August 22 people by the Sun's influence as Leo's ruler). People ruled by the number 4 are highly individual. Because they so often take the minority point of view with great assurance, they can arouse antagonism and make enemies. Since 22 is a double number, people born on the 22nd of the month may be fascinated with twins, coincidences, and doubles of many kinds.
The 22nd card of the Major Arcana is The Fool, who in several versions of the Tarot is shown blithely stepping over the edge of a cliff. Some interpretations picture him as a foolish man who has given up his reason, others a highly spiritualized being free of material considerations. Positive meanings included renouncing resistance and following instincts freely; foolishness, impulsiveness and annihilation are the negative aspects. The highly evolved Fool has followed life's path, experienced its lessons and become one with his/her own vision.
Those born on August 22 are fascinated with all types of experience and as such may expose themselves to danger in their quest for adventure. They should therefore beware of accidents of all sorts. In addition, those born on this day have a great love of food, and generally display a lavish orientation and wide palate. Those August 22 people who have the willpower to emphasize grains and fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet while keeping a handle on meat, fat and sugar consumption will feel more vital. Physical exercise should be a top priority for August 22 people but most often is not. Therefore they must make a conscious effort to get out and experience various forms of exercise so that they may find one most suitable for them - whether it be walking, swimming, jogging, etc.
Remain open to advice and suggestions. Don't overpower your loved ones or associates. Admit your human weaknesses and others will like you better; you don't have to always put on such a tough front.
We assume causality. But most often, all we can really say about two events is that one follows the other.