The following is an except from my latest book Numerology of Astrology: Degrees of the Sun. With some exceptions those born on the first of August have the sun 9 degrees in Leo. These descriptions are written for old souls who have been on the planet many times and are nearing the time to face their dark side, integrate Self, complete the karmic cycle and evolve further into a new dimension.

The verbatim description is not going to exactly fit every single person with this degree. It is important to look at the archetypal meaning and adjust to the circumstance of the person’s life. Probably the name from this group that most people recognize is Peter O' Toole or Chuck D.

If this is your sun sign you are somewhat softer with your approach to matters than many of your Leo contemporaries. This combination takes little of the edge off of the strong Leo ego and directs some of the energy from the individual to concern for the whole. You are a humanitarian at heart and may serve with philanthropic organizations or give to them generously when you are able. That can apply to personal relationships as well. You can be a most generous friend and or lover, and you bright and fiery personality lights up the show wherever you go. You are doggedly determined to somehow contribute to a better world, and will take a leadership role to do that when you believe in the organization or people you support.

Placing too much trust in others, however, can sometimes lead to grave disappointment. You must guard against becoming so idealistic that you do not see red flags in the behavior of those to whom you have given trust. There is the karmic hint at having been so blinded in another time and place, to the point that did not see actual harm or abuse being administered to others by those in whom you believed. Once discovered you were shocked and thrown into remorse, distrust and despair. You are clearly learning discretion at this time. Be careful how you choose and who you choose.

You may well find yourself in some dramatic role, either on stage or in life itself. Along with the usual Leo magnetism, there is a certain ethereal quality about many of you that makes people intrigued about who you are and how you got to where you are. You are most happy where you can help awaken and enlighten others to the joy of self discovery.

Notables With This Degree:

Yves Saint Laurent          French fashion designer, businessman
Peter O’Toole                   accomplished movie actor
Isabel Allende                  novelist and dramatist
Wes Craven                       movie director and writer
Chuck D. rap                     singer, author, producer

Author's Bio: 

Lynn Buess MA, EdS brings a very unique perspective to astrology from his fifty plus years study and practice of numerology, healing and wellness innovator. During his earlier years he studied multiple theories of esoteric and metaphysical subjects including eastern religion and philosophies, reincarnation, astrology, and yogism to mention a few. His academic years in pursuit of three degrees in Psychology took him into humanistic psychology, transpersonal psychology and parapsychology studies as well. He is the only numerologist with two accredited post graduate degrees focused upon numerology and symbolism.
This academic experience, along with personal studies and mystical events and glimpse into cosmic consciousness, has given him an extraordinary perspective into the understanding of human psychology and experience. As a one time practicing psychotherapist and alternative wellness practitioner, he applied the art of multiple healing modalities in seeking to practice the most efficient techniques of healing and well being.
Lynn’s experience of practice in numerous nationalities adds to his scope of human nature and depth of insight into generations of family dysfunction and growth. Having come from a family of alcoholism and other toxic patterns he was eventually introduced to the issues of Adult Children of Alcoholism and the multiple dysfunctions of alcohol, drugs, sexual and codependent behavior. Much of his practice dealt with these common social behavior patterns.
Lynn served as a military intelligence special agent during his early adulthood. His experience conducting thousands of background investigations and performing the duties of security and counter espionage taught him to recognize many hidden irregularities and deceptive practices used by institutions and people in the position to misuse and abuse power. Having this professional investigative background enables him to identify issues that are frequently unrecognized or ignored by members of the general public.
This unique and varied cornucopia of internal mystical experiences and external life circumstances is reflected in the vastly expanded viewpoint he brings to the field of numerology and his wellness professionalism. Lynn is able to examine numerical cycles and deftly apply then in analyzing individual intervals of life circumstance, or national and international events taking place in the world around us.