The Jack of Clubs Club

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  "It doesn't matter if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice." - Deng Xiaoping

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 don't 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 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.

ADVICE: 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.



BORN ON THIS DAY: Denton A. Cooley, Valerie Harper, Norman Schwarzkopf, Deng Xiaoping, Claude Debussy, John Lee Hooker (blues singer), Ray Bradbury (science fiction writer), Trey Gowdy, Dorothy Parker (humorist, short story writer), W.A. Christiansen (seeing eye-dog developer).

Clubs - Mind - Communication – Intelligence

4 of Clubs - Concentrated Mental Work

Karma for the 4 of Clubs - Diffusion
Your Karma Cards are the: five of clubs FIVE of Clubs - You owe something to this person and they reflect you in some way. six of hearts SIX of Hearts - This person owes you and you are their mirror in some way.

FOUR  of Clubs BIRTHDAYS: April 30 (Taurus), May 28 (Gemini), June 26 (Cancer), July 24 (Leo), August 22 (Leo-Virgo Cusp), September 20 (Virgo) October 18 (Libra) November 16 (Scorpio), December 14 (Sagittarius);

FAMOUS FOUR  of ClubsIan Lancaster Fleming was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer, best known for his James Bond series of spy novels. May 28, 1908, Mayfair, London, UK. 

FAMOUS FOUR  of Clubs: Kirsten Dunst, Deng Xiaoping, Michael Waltrip, Ian Fleming,  Rudolph Giuliani, Pearl S. Buck, Greg LeMond, Jennifer Lopez, Amelia Earhart, Ray Bradbury, Dorothy Parker; Source: Robert Camp's Love Cards: 

four of clubs FOUR of Clubs: Known as "the debaters’” card, Four of Clubs people have intense, ever-active minds. Mind you, a good education is key for those born under this card. Otherwise, they run the risk of "talking much, but saying little”! Four of Clubs have an issue with fear when it comes to money, and they are known to drive a hard bargain. Work is healing for them, especially when it involves large, male dominated organizations, and their health is never much of a problem. The 4 of Clubs likes to look good. They have unique and unusual emotional interests, often attracting dubious or manipulative people into their lives. Emotionally they are quite insensitive. However, they have a natural ease about them when involved with large groups of people, and they make for great travelling companions!


LEO-VIRGO CUSP: The Cusp of EXPOSURE - August 19-25: Those born on the Leo-Virgo cusp are an interesting blend of introvert and extrovert. Leo-Virgo people combine the practical, earthly qualities of Virgo with the more intuitive, fiery traits of Leo, producing quietly inspired individuals who keep their light within. Some Leo-Virgos give a muted, almost nondescript first impression while concealing more flamboyant tendencies; others come across as exhibitionistic but are actually sensitive, private types. They may hide certain personal qualities, or facts about themselves, for years, but their inner flamboyance will break out periodically in even the most introverted of those born in this period when one day they reveal themselves to the world, in full awareness of what they are doing. Many of them will come to realize that self-concealment is futile the more they try to hide, the more the world seems to take notice of them. By aiming to be more transparent, letting others see what they really are instead of hiding, Leo-Virgos will even out some of their swings between introverted and extroverted behavior.

Strengths: Self-Contained - Observant - Flamboyant

Weaknesses: Narcissistic - Secretive - Non-sharing

ADVICE: Don't blame the world for not recognizing you if you hide yourself away. Be more transparent - let people see what you are really like. Beware of keeping secrets even from yourself. Allow others in, to share in both your joys and sorrows.


LEO-VIRGO CUSP NOTABLES: Bill Clinton, Valerie Harper , Sean Connery, Coco Channel, Orville Wright, Deng Xiaoping, Leonard Berstein, Wilt Chamberlain, Gene Rodenberry, Jill St. John, Eero Saarinen, Connie Chung. Source: The Secret Language of Relationships Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers.

Astro-Psychometric Quadrants

April 30  (Taurus I),   May 28  (Gemini I),   June 26  (Cancer I),   July 24  (Cancer-Leo Cusp),   August 22  or (Leo-Virgo Cusp),   September 20  (Virgo-Libra Cusp),   October 18  (Libra III),   November 16   (Scorpio III),   December 14  (Sagittarius)



  Self                                               Leo Ego                                     Virgo Ego


August TWENTY-SECOND the Day of SEASONED EXPERIENCE: is a Four  of Clubs "Mental Satisfaction," through and through as in the expression "there is no doubt in my military mind." August 22nd is a cusp birthday charging full speed ahead under the Leo banner then negotiating the best deal they think possible with their TWO  of Diamonds "Wheeler-Dealer" Virgo Ego card.

This is more than an arsenal, it's an armory of personal persuasive power. Deng Xiaoping and Schwarzkopf, are today's historical examples. Current 2 of Diamonds "Wheeler-Dealer" leaders, Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, also demo the fire power that August 22 carry solo. This brings me to psych out "What has Trey Gowdy been smoking?" The young warrior of the 'right' has apparently turned Benedict Arnold to his Mental Satisfaction of the FBI Trump investigation.

Deng Xiaoping and his "It doesn't matter if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice," precedes Gowdy in the intellectual flexibility of those born on August 22nd. Deng was Chairman Mao's favorite warrior then he wasn't. After Mao died Deng got his chance to put his thoughts into action. His Democracy Wall turned into Tiananmen Square and Deng ordered the Army to shoot the cats black and white.

The 1989 massacre added to Deng's armory of Seasoned Experience, and received praise and near universal affirmation of the reform program in his Southern Tour of 1992. Maybe Trey Gowdy, just had a bad hair day.

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