August 6 Zodiac: Sign Personality Traits, Compatibility, and More

Written by August Croft
Updated: July 27, 2023
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Key Points

  • Leos born on August 6th are ambitious, bold, and health-conscious, often investing more time into their routines and personal wellness goals.
  • August 6th Leos may be more generous and supportive than other Leos, tapping into the Virgo energy of the number 6.
  • In relationships, August 6th Leos seek passionate, eternal romances and may take care of their partners more than expected.
  • Career paths for August 6th Leos often involve performing, creativity, or leadership roles.
  • Historical figures and celebrities born on August 6th include Lucille Ball, M. Night Shyamalan, and Geri Halliwell.
August 6 Zodiac:  Sign, Personality Traits, and Compatibility
Leos are confident but can be domineering, they are most compatible with Aries, Virgo, Libra, and Gemini.

There’s a fiery charisma in every August 6 zodiac, and for good reason. This particular birthday falls during Leo season, which occurs from July 22nd to roughly August 22nd, depending on the calendar year. Leos are known for their creativity, generosity, and big personalities– but what can we say about a Leo born on August 6th specifically? How does this Leo birthday differ from all of the others, from an astrological perspective?

That’s the question we’ll endeavor to answer today. Using numerology, astrology, and symbolism, we’ll discuss what it’s like to be an August 6th zodiac sign. From your potential career path to your love life, there’s a lot to talk about when it comes to interpreting your birthday using astrology! Let’s get started and talk all about Leos now.

August 6 Zodiac Sign: Leo

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There is a carefree exterior to every Leo sun, despite how insecure their interiors can be.


The fifth sign of the zodiac, Leos are a fixed fire sign full of life. There is a magnanimous nature at the core of every Leo. Despite their tendency to brag a little bit, Leos long to be a pillar and a staple in the lives of those they care about. Love is a very important concept to Leos, as they desire affection, attention, and compassion in exchange for their generosity and presence. 

Fixed signs represent the height of whatever season they were born in. Leos are the long, lazy days of summer, the days full of possibilities and warmth. This is a sign that welcomes sunburns gladly, because it means they’ve spent their day experiencing the pleasures of the world around them, likely with the people they care about most. There is a carefree exterior to every Leo sun, despite how insecure their interiors can be.

In many ways, Leos live to entertain. There is a performer in every Leo personality, to some degree. Whether it be a mask they wear to bring their friends together or a brave face they put on for their career, Leos understand the importance of appearing a certain way to others. They learned from Cancer, the sign before them, how valuable it is to be aware of your emotions at all times. 

Longing to be the center of everyone’s universe, Leos use their emotional awareness to craft themselves in the image they think you want to see. But where might this motivation come from? For that, we turn to the bright and shining object at the very center of our universe!

Ruling Planets of an August 6 Zodiac: the Sun

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The sun lends Leo a pretty big ego, and it is technically exalted in this sign.


As the epitome of summer heat, spontaneity, and radiance, Leos are ruled by the sun. In many ways, the sun rules all of us; it brings us life, it makes our planet thrive. When a Leo walks into the room, a similar energy follows. Leos brighten wherever they are with their boisterous laughter, big personality, and attention to whoever else is in the room. A Leo is ruled by the sun and it makes them the most compassionate fire sign in many ways.

However, the sun lends Leo a pretty big ego. It makes the lion insecure when they aren’t the center of attention. This fire sign thrives in a group of friends, in the company of strangers that need convincing when it comes to just how special this Leo is. While independence is a part of every fire sign’s personality, Leos prefer to be in the company of others rather than be alone.

This isn’t to say that Leos aren’t independent. In fact, as a fixed sign, they are deeply devoted to doing things their own way, in their own time, to the point of stubbornness and frustration. If you have ever tried telling a Leo what to do, you may have been met by the harsh rays of this bright and independent sun!

There are no other signs ruled by the sun. It is exalted in the sign of Leo, which makes this placement particularly powerful. Leos have hearts of gold underneath their performative exterior. They are some of the kindest, most loyal signs of the zodiac, capable of sacrificing their own comfort and needs for those that have shown them kindness in return.

August 6 Zodiac: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Personality of a Leo

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Leos are natural leaders who often take charge of situations and inspire others with their ambition and charisma.


Ambitious and bold, Leos live their lives brightly and luxuriously. Not quite as fearless as their fellow fire sign, Aries, Leos need a bit more reassurance and attention throughout their lives in order to feel accomplished. Often, Leos can come across as brash, self-centered extroverts. However, most of this is an act they use to try and form genuine connections. Honest, genuine, truthful friendships matter so much to Leos. They just need a bit of practice to make these connections happen.

This is because Leos are often scared to show you their true selves. The performance they utilize daily is much easier for them to generate than emotional vulnerability. While you’ll always know when a Leo is upset with you, it is rare that you will ever know the true reasons why. Growing more in tune with their needs, wants, and fears may benefit a Leo sun. Expressing those needs, wants, and fears is the fastest path a Leo can take to honest connections.

Despite struggling to show their vulnerability to others, Leos make wonderful friends. They are often the first person to show up if you need something. Part of this motivation is selfish; Leos love to be needed, something their neighboring sign, Virgo, also loves. However, Leos are very discerning in who they give their love to. They want to make sure this love will be returned. While the exchange doesn’t have to be equal (Leos are often overly generous with who they care about), there will need to be some fairness involved for them to feel satisfied.

August 6 Zodiac: Numerological Significance

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With an August 6th Leo, the number 6 may mean a variety of things, including a focus on health and wellness.

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What is it like, to be an August 6th Leo in particular? When we look at numerology and angel numbers for guidance, we can’t ignore the presence of the number 6 in the birthday of an August 6th Leo. And this is a very important number for a Leo to have associated with them! The sixth sign of the zodiac is Virgo, an earth sign dedicated to serving others and caring for their own health and routines.

With an August 6th Leo, the number 6 may mean a variety of things. This could be a Leo that’s more health-conscious than average, a Leo that invests more time into their routines and personal wellness goals. All Leos are automatically image-conscious, but this Leo in particular may be invested in looking good, feeling good, and taking care of their mental health too. Virgos value health and healing; this Leo birthday may understand this instinctually.

When we look at angel number 666, we find evidence of supporting others and the importance of dedicating your time to those you care about. A Leo so connected to the number 6 may feel driven to offer their support to others freely. This is an even more generous number to have associated with Leo! While Leos are already giving in luxurious, elegant ways, an August 6th Leo may tap into the Virgo energy of the number 6 in order to support who they love in practical ways, in ways their loved ones need most.

August 6 Zodiac in Relationships and Love

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Leos understand the importance of romance.

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Leos, like all other fixed signs of the zodiac, long for passionate, eternal romances. Change doesn’t come easy to any fixed sign, which is why these zodiac signs often want to commit long-term. And a long-term commitment is inherently romantic to a Leo. There is a need for devotion, attention, and even a bit of worship if you want to love a Leo sun. All of the affection you give this fire sign will be returned tenfold.

Because Leos understand the importance of romance, of being vulnerable with another. And Leos long to be vulnerable, to be seen, to be perceived beneath their performative facade. However, love doesn’t always come easily to a Leo. The lion is proud, after all. It can be difficult for many Leos to find balance between performing for affection and being vulnerable for lasting love.

When in a relationship, an August 6th Leo may take care of you more than you expect. They may want to be with someone who is equally health-conscious, active, and energetic. Energy and ambition are important characteristics to have if you want to love a Leo. You may also want to be comfortable letting them lead you from time to time. Leos dislike being told what to do, which is why they will seek out partners who are independent without being domineering.

It’s important to be aware of the insecurities inside of the average Leo, particularly one born on August 6th. This person will outwardly appear as if they have it all together, but they will need consistent reassurance to feel at home in their own skin. Remember how image-conscious this Leo is. Tell them they look good, and often!

Matches and Compatibility for August 6 Zodiac Signs

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Fiery and bold, Aries suns can match the energy of Leo without being too clingy; Libras are also a great match.


When it comes to communicating and similar ways of living, signs of the zodiac typically match well with their own elemental placements. So a Leo may find it easy to connect to fellow fire signs, Aries and Sagittarius. However, fixed signs tend to prefer more stability than the average fire sign can offer. While earth signs can be a bit boring to some Leos, an August 6th Leo may better recognize the careful and practical mindsets of Virgo, Capricorn, and Taurus.

Water and air signs are also positive matches for Leo, depending on the rest of your birth chart. All of us are individuals, after all! For the sake of this article though, here are some potentially beautiful matches for a Leo born on August 6th specifically:

  • Virgo. With such strong connections to the number 6, an August 6th Leo may be drawn to Virgo. Both of these signs have the capacity to care for one another for the rest of their lives, noticing all of the little things they do for each other.
  • Libra. Intelligent and luxurious, Libras will ignite the glamor in the average Leo. This is a classic match in astrology, as Libra’s air further fuels the flames of Leo. These two will embrace life and one another without fear.
  • Aries. Fiery and bold, Aries suns can match the energy of Leo without being too clingy. They will remain independent and caring throughout the relationship, something an August 6th Leo will appreciate for a long time.

Career Paths for an August 6 Zodiac Sign

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Political careers are easy for most Leos to take on.


In many ways, Leo suns were born to perform. It’s important for a Leo to prioritize a career that allows them to be seen by others, in whatever way this means to them. While Leos are deeply creative and often destined for creative careers in the arts, some Leos find satisfaction simply being managers, teachers, and public speakers. The spotlight doesn’t scare a Leo; they are drawn to it.

Political careers are easy for most Leos to take on. With charisma and warmth, it’s easy for a Leo to convince people of whatever they want. However, these careers can dampen a Leo’s optimism. This sign may long for more creative or compassionate endeavors, depending on the political field they get involved in. No matter what, Leos prefer to find a career and stick with it for a long while like most fixed signs tend to do!

Historical Figures and Celebrities Born on August 6th

In terms of Leos that share this special birthday with you, there’s no denying that there have been quite a few throughout history. It would be impossible to list all of them, but here are a few noteworthy historical figures and famous individuals born on August 6th:

  • Catherine Beecher (educator)
  • Alfred Tennyson (poet)
  • Alexander Fleming (scientist)
  • Friedrich Schröder (composer)
  • Lucille Ball (actor)
  • Norman Wexler (screenwriter)
  • Andy Warhol (artist)
  • Catherine Hicks (actor)
  • Michelle Yeoh (actor)
  • Kimberley Conrad (model)
  • M. Night Shyamalan (filmmaker)
  • Geri Horner (singer)
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (actor)
  • Jon Benet Ramsey (beauty queen)
  • Ty Simpkins (actor)

Important Events That Occurred on August 6th

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The Venice Film Festival officially began on this date in 1932!

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To fully contextualize your birthday, what events have occurred on this day throughout history? There have been a variety of important, exciting, and revolutionary events on August 6th throughout the years. Here are only a few:

  • 1824: Simon Bolívar was victorious in the Battle at Junan
  • 1856: Big Ben’s bell was officially cast
  • 1914: Many events surrounding WWI happened on this date in history, including Serbia declaring war against Germany
  • 1932: The Venice Film Festival officially began 
  • 1945: Hiroshima was tragically bombed
  • 1960: “The Twist”, a popular dance move, was broadcasted on national television
  • 1965: The Voting Rights Act was passed in the US
  • 1996: An asteroid from Mars was examined, providing more evidence for life on the red planet
  • 2012: Mount Tongariro erupted in New Zealand

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I am a non-binary freelance writer working full-time in Oregon. Graduating Southern Oregon University with a BFA in Theatre and a specialization in creative writing, I have an invested interest in a variety of topics, particularly Pacific Northwest history. When I'm not writing personally or professionally, you can find me camping along the Oregon coast with my high school sweetheart and Chihuahua mix, or in my home kitchen, perfecting recipes in a gleaming cast iron skillet.

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