Ted Hughes, born on 17 August 1930, English poet (d. 1998), Sun in Leo, Moon and Ascendant in Gemini.
Hildegard of Bingen, 6.1.3 (17 August 1098, Julian calendar – 17 September 1179), also known as Blessed Hildegard and Saint Hildegard, German magistra and later, abbess.
“Like billowing clouds,
Like the incessant gurgle of the brook,
The longing of the spirit can never be stilled.”
Rachel Pollack (5.9) (August 17, 1945) American science fiction author, comic book writer, and expert on divinatory tarot, involved in the women’s spirituality movement and transgender issues as a transsexual woman. Author of Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom, The Power of Ritual, Complete Illustrated Guide to Tarot; known for her run of issues 64–87 (1993-1995) on the comic book Doom Patrol. Her magical realism novels explore worlds imbued with elements pulled from a number of traditions, faiths, and religions. Several of her novels are set in an alternative reality that resembles modern America, but an America of Bright Beings, where magic and ritual, religion and thaumaturgy are the norms.