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  'People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.' - Ralph Houk

Those born on August 9 can be a tower of strength for those dependent on them. Excellent team players, they give definition to any group endeavor in which they are involved. Though certainly gratified by positions of leadership, those born on this day do not necessarily indulge their egos at the expense of the common good. Fighters, they are usually on the side of the average man, whose psychology they understand well.
Strengths: Structured, Altruistic, Thoughtful
Weaknesses: Righteous, Authoritarian, Prodding

ADVICE: What you believe to be true for the welfare of others is not always for the best. Remember the power your words have to control and to hurt, therefore beware of undue influence on the lives of others. Learn to listen carefully;

BORN ON THIS DAY: Jean Piget (French child psychologist, intelligence expert), Marvin Minsky ( computer scientist, Artificial Intelligence pioneer), Bob Cousy, Whitney Houston, Melanie Griffth, Rod Laver (Australian tennis star), Ralph Houk (NY Yankees manager), Sam Elliott (actor), Mary Carol Reilly (TV kiddie show hostess). Source: The Secret Language of Birthdays, by Gary Goldschneider and Joost Elffers.

MEDITATION: Some people do their best work sleeping.


Diamonds - Values - Security – Dharma

4 of Diamonds - Concentration on Security

Karma for the 4 of Diamonds - Overcoming of Self
FOUR  of Diamonds: The Card of SOLID VALUES:  The Four of Diamonds is a card of protection in finances, however that protection is only accessed through hard work. This card, above most others, must put forth the effort to reap the rewards, but the rewards are surely there. To achieve this, they often have to come to terms with their own inner restlessness (Five of Spades Karma Card) and dissatisfaction. They never anything without paying some price for it. Often the work they must do involves their marriage or their closest relationships. These people are very sociable, meet many people, and usually have many friends. They have high ideals concerning love and often these ideals can cause confusion in real life romantic situations. There are difficulties to be dealt with in their life and they must watch a tendency to get into a rut and get stuck there. However, all they need to do to have more happiness is to work. Once they get into action, everything smooths out, and their fears are laid to rest.
Your Karma Cards are the: Image result for Five of Spades FIVE of Spades - You owe something to this person and they reflect you in some way. Image result for Five of Hearts FIVE of Hearts - This person owes you and you are their mirror in some way.

FOUR  of Diamonds BIRTHDAYS: January 23 (Aquarius), February 21 ( Pisces), March 19 (Aries), April 17 (Aries), May 15 (Taurus), June 13 (Gemini), July 11 (Cancer), August 9 (Leo II), September 7 (Virgo), October 5 (Libra), November 3 ( Scorpio), December 1 (Sagittarius);

FAMOUS FOUR  of Diamonds: Deion Sanders Sr. is a former American football and baseball player who works as an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.  August 9, 1967 (age 50), Fort Myers, FL.

FAMOUS FOUR  of Diamonds: Princess Caroline of Monaco, Ellen Page, Bruce Willis, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Garner, Madeleine Albright, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Raz-B, Leon Spinks, Whitney Houston, Elia Kazan, Mary Carol Reilly,Nikki Hilton, Roseanne, Woody Allen. Source: Robert Camp's Love Cards 

four of diamonds FOUR of Diamonds: The importance of work is stressed for all 4's, and this is especially true of the 4 of Diamonds. There is inherent protection for this card, but only if they are making diligent and concentrated efforts in their lives. When this is lacking, poverty and failure - in varying degrees - are the sure results. A life of leisure is just not part of their life plan. This is by no means an easy card to deal with. They are known to rebel at the restrictions imposed by relationships, work and life circumstances. While they are basically materially oriented people, there is an underlying spiritual interest which should not be neglected! A good earning capacity belongs to this card but it is only through hard work that their dreams become a reality.

LEO II - The Week of BALANCED STRENGTH August 3-10: Solid and tough, Leo II's do not back down from challenges; in fact, they thrive on them,and are often at their best when facing problems and difficulties. Although drawn toward experiences that hod an element of danger, they are usually not foolhardy enough to attempt the impossible. Realists, they are well aware of their limitations, which they may stretch to the limit if necessary but will rarely try to over leap. Fixed attitudes characterize those born in this week, so it will take a great deal of persistence to get them to change their mind. Leo II's pride themselves on their ability to spot phoniness and nonsense, and are particularly critical of metaphysical ideas not strongly grounded in the here and now.

Strengths: Devoted, Trustworthy, Physical

Weaknesses: Masochistic, Depressed, Guilty

ADVICE: Watch your temper. Hotheadedness can throw you off balance and aid your opponent.Compromise and diplomacy are virtues to be cultivated, not weaknesses to be despised. Remain open and vulnerable to love. Don't be too hard on yourself, or too demanding. Ease up a bit on the expectations you place on others.

LEO II NOTABLES: Whitney Houston, John Huston, Patrick Ewing, Andy Warhol, Melanie Griffith, Mata Hari, Anne Klein, Martha Stewart, Dustin Hoffman, Courtney Love, Tony Bennett, Lucille Ball, Maurice Richard, Neil Armstrong, Louis Leakey, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Esther Williams, Bob Cousy. Source: The Secret Language of Relationships Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers.

           Astro-Psychometric Quadrants    
January 23  (Aquarius I), February 21  (Aquarius-Pisces Cusp), March 19  (Pisces-Aries), April 17  (Aries III), May 15  (Taurus III), June 13  (Gemini III), July 11  (Cancer) III, August 9  (Leo II), September 7  (Virgo II), October 5  (Libra II), November 3   (Scorpio II), December 1  (Sagittarius I).


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August NINTH the Day of PSYCHOLOGICAL LEVERAGE: is of two karmic minds, the FIVE  of Spades "The Wanderer" and the FIVE  of Hearts "The Emotional Adventurer." August 9's birth sign, LEO II - The Week of BALANCED STRENGTH August 3-10, doubles up in the Fire-Do-Sensing-Let's Just Do It-Spades quadrant. As Leo II's August 9 folks have zero confusion about who they are, the FOUR  of Diamonds "Stability in Values," because their Self, Who They Truly Are and their Ego, Who They Think They Are, cards are the same.

Lovable, beyond lovable, sometimes August 9's FIVE  of Hearts "The Emotional Adventurer." bumps up against the 4  of Diamonds karma "Overcoming the Self." Let's call it psychologically Over-Leveraged.

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