The Leo individual is is creative, generous, proud, fun-loving, dramatic, dignified, theatrical, passionate, affectionate, ardent, ambitious, loves attention, independent, noble, a leader, sunny, naive, magnetic, kingly, and powerful. They can also sometimes be bossy, jealous, patronizing, promiscuous, snobbish, egotistical, boastful, over self-conscious, and arrogant. Leos like to think that they are special and important. They love attention, and will do anything to get it. Cancer is the fixed, fire, masculine sign of the zodiac. Leo is symbolized by the Lion. The ruling planet of Leo is the Sun, which represents intuition and emotions.The fire form of Leo is a controlled bonfire. The key phrase for Leo is: "I will".
If you were born with the Sun in Leo, you are dramatic and exuberant. The Sun Sign of Leo is someone who loves to rule. They can be very devoted, especially to themselves. All Leos have a kingdom of some sort which they rule over, whether this be in a relationship or in a career. They love to possess, and not necessarily possession, but sometimes people. Leos do things in big ways. You love to assume control of a situation and you love being the life of the party. You secretly enjoy being given praise and attention.
Leo Sun Signs are regal and can be very witty in conversation, and a fluent talker. Leos can feel like they were born to entertain others, but of course they need much applause and many a thank you afterward. Leos make friends easily. People tend to gravitate toward you. Leos are also very dramatic. They are well suited for the theater. But sometimes this flair for drama can get a little out of hand. They are constantly seeking attention in some way or another..
Some Leos are just a bit too flamboyant because they want to be noticed for something or another. They have an instinct for knowing how to get noticed when they want to be. They sometimes say just the right things at just the right times. Leo despises dull and ordinary things. If life is not exciting enough for them they will create their own excitement. You are a very creative individual and can be quite successful if you put your mind to it, and put that ego aside.
Since Leos love to entertain they make gracious hosts. Leos know how to organize a party and likes to make sure everyone is having a good time. Other people usually do. But other people can sometimes get annoyed by Leo's big ego. You feel you always have to come in first not necessarily because you are determined and aggressive like an Aries, or determined and steadfast like Taurus, but because you want to win. You feel you were born to be the best and your public image is also very important to you. You feel there is nothing too good for you and nothing you can't do.
You love luxury and will live it up no matter what it costs. Sometimes a Leo is known to be an extravagant spender, but not very good at bargain hunting. They want what they want when they want it. Leo has a tendency to go into debt from overspending, but they always find a way to get what they want even if they don't have the finances for it. Leo wants to live like a king or queen no matter what the actual circumstances are that surround them. Leo also has a tendency to gamble or take chances, and a need to "get rich quick".
Leo Sun Signs are generous, kind, and have a very big heart. They choose to see the best qualities in other people. If someone hurts you intentionally, you strike back very quickly. Once damage has been done you can be ferocious in your retaliation. But you also forgive and forget very easily and don't tend to hold a grudge, especially when it comes to close friends and family.
Leo natives are affectionate and cheerful. These children of the sun spread warm light and optimistic energy into the lives of others. You take pleasure in each moment and are generous with other people. You are a very loyal friend right from the beginning. You give everyone a chance and you can make friends quite easily because of your warm-hearted nature. You especially enjoy it when other people flatter. You will do almost anything for a loved one if there is a reward of praise and admiration in return.
The Leo has a lot of pride. Big pride can lead to big ego. You don't necessarily want respect more than you want appreciation for your efforts.You sometimes can't tell the difference between sincere praise and insincere compliments. You can be a bit self centered in your demands of others. But Leos are too proud to beg for the worship that they feel you deserve.
Since leos love to command they do well in leadership roles. Capricorns achieve success because they strive and work towards it, but Leo just feels as if they were born into the role. They are hard working when they need to be and demand a lot from themselves when it comes to achieving a personal goal. They usually achieve a high ranking position at some point in their life because of their optimism. They won't quit when faced with a challenge.Leo is a very ambitious person in business, but never ruthless.
Leo can be a bit overbearing and even bossy at times. They love to give advice and tell other people how to live their lives. You always feel that your way is the better way. Leos also have a tendency to be very lazy and don't like do do things unless they want to or feel the need. They enjoy lavishing in their own glory, and sometimes letting others do the work.
Overall Leo has a very warm and sunny outlook on life, and others find it hard to resist them. Leo can get very bored of routine. This also leads to depression. But this unhappiness doesn't last very long because you bounce back quickly. You believe in yourself, your luck, and your ability to succeed.
Symbol and Glyph - The Symbolic representation for Leo is the Lion:
The Leo glyph symbol is - It is a representation of a Lion's head and mane. It also represents the two valves of the heart
Ruling Planet- In Astrology, Cancer is ruled by the planet Sun. Astrologically, the Sun is usually thought to represent the conscious ego, the self and its expression, personal power, pride and authority; leadership qualities; and the principles of creativity, spontaneity, health and vitality; the life force. The sun also involves creative enterprises that are a projection of the person, from art and business to having children and parenthood (especially fatherhood). It also rules the fun side of life from sport and recreation to holidays and social events. The influence of the Sun over Leo encourages the ego, playfullness, and generousity. In Greek and Roman mythology the sun is represented by Apollo, the god of light.
Anatomy - In Medical Astrology Leo represents the back, spine and heart. Leo is associated with the following parts of the body:upper back, spine, spleen, heart, aorta, circulation. Leo natives are also vulnerable toemotional strain and physical overexertion, which can cause problems with the back and spine.
Element/Triplicity -Leo is an Fire sign. Fire signs are emotional and intuitive. The other 2 fire signs of the zodiac are Aries and Sagittarius.
Quality/Quadruplicity - Leo is a Fixed sign. Fixed signs are resistant to change and perfectionists. They are settlers rather than pioneers. The three other fixed signs are Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius.
Polarity - The opposite sign to Aries in the Zodiac is: Aquarius. Leo is the sign of "personal pleasure and creativity," and Aquarius is the sign of "hopes and ideals on a larger scale".
Color: Orange and Gold (associated with the magnetic and radiating colors of the sun).
Lucky Number: 8 and 9
Lucky Day: Sunday
Birthstone: Ruby. This gemstone protects against physical injury and encourages faithfulness in love and friendship. It also promotes serenity.
Trees: Orange and all citrus fruits
Flowers: Sunflower and Marigold
Animals: All felines
Geography: Leo is linked with Peru, the Czech Republic, France, Slovakia, Romania, and Italy.
Occupations and Talents: Suitable occupations are positions of power and leadership. They are charming, confident, optimistic and charismatic; Job fields suited to an Leo are: creative fields such as art/design/architecture, engineering, real estate and education, CEO's, managers, directors, social organizers, government positions, entertainment industry,actors and performers.
In Mythology, Leo is often associated with the Greek myth of the Nemean Lion which was killed by Heracles during one of his twelve labours, and subsequently put into the sky, as well as the mythological figure of Penelope, from the Greek myth of the Trojan War. Leo is also associated with the Greco-Roman god Apollo and sometimes also the gods Helios/Sol, Ra, and Huitzilopochtli and the goddess Sunna.
*Under the Tropical Zodiac, Leo occupied by the Sun from July 23 - August 23. Under the Sidereal zodiac, it is currently from August 17 to September 16 and is associated with the constellation of the same name.
ARIES - March 21 to April 20
TAURUS - April 21 to May 20
GEMINI - May 21 to June 21
CANCER - June 22 to July 22
LEO - July 23 to August 22
VIRGO - August 23 to September 22
LIBRA - September 23to October 22
SCORPIO - October 23 to November 22
SAGITTARIUS - November 23 to December 21
CAPRICORN - December 22 to January 20
AQUARIUS - January 21 to February 19
PISCES - February 20 to March 20