Everything You’ve Ever Needed To Know About The Leo Zodiac Sign
Generally much more subtle than Aries, yet nonetheless fiery and in charge of situations. Prefers leading to following. Ambitious and very proud, and can all too easily become overbearing and arrogant if not checked. They are usually creative in varying ways, acting being perhaps the most openly obvious show of this. As with Aries (and Sagittarius), Leos can be very forthright, sometimes too much so. They share certain attributes with the earth sign Taurus in as much that often only the best will do: I know of some people who have Sun in one of these signs and Moon in the other, and they are very materialistic people indeed. Leos are however often generous but this can simply be to remain the centre of attention – nine times out of ten they already are that. They thrive on attention, recognition, and praise from others, so therefore run the risk of becoming conceited. At the very least they are big-hearted, romantic people.
What You Will Learn:
- 1 Everything You’ve Ever Needed To Know About The Leo Zodiac Sign
- 2 Leo Dates: (born July 32 – August 22)
- 3 About Leo
- 4 Leo Life Path
- 5 Leo Zodiac Symbol
- 6 Leo Personality and Traits
- 7 Famous Leo Men/ Famous Leo Women
- 8 Constellation of Leo
- 9 Mythology
- 10 Leo Decans, 1st, 2nd and 3rd
- 11 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Leo Dates: (born July 32 – August 22)
Placement: 5th Zodiac Sign
House Ruled: 5th House: House of Pleasure
Symbol: The Lion
Ruling Planet: Sun
Detriment: Uranus (modern)/Saturn
Exaltation: Neptune/Pluto (modern/disputed)
Masculine / Feminine: Masculine
Key Words: “I Will”
My Pleasures: Being in charge
My Pains: NOT being in charge
Qualities: Noble, Proud, Generous, Fair
What Leos think about themselves:I have to do better that others
What others think about Leos: Here comes a celebrity
Chinese zodiac sign counter part: The Monkey
Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac, and is symbolized by the Lion, which represents this types characteristically proud, impressive and regal nature. Leos symbol or glyph represents the Lion’s mane, or the tail of the lion, as well as the corona of the Sun, which is the signs ruling planet. The Sun is in Leo from around 23 July until around 22 August each year. Leo is classified as being of the positive polarity (expressive and spontaneous), of the fire element (ardent, keen, energetic and assertive), and of the fixed quality (intense, steadfast and resistant to change).
Leo displays a powerful, impressive, confident, creative and joyful attitude, with an urge towards authority. The characteristic Leo type is generous, warm-hearted, enthusiastic, dignified and broad-minded. Leo loves to lead and to organize, and to do things in a big way, and typically cant be bothered with details. Leo is often quite dramatic and always desires self-expression, even to the point of showing off. The typical Leo is a natural showman, and delights in having a full measure of recognition and admiration. Leo is often happiest when placed in sole charge of a large scheme, and is usually very self-assured. Leos sunny disposition allows it to be candid, outspoken, and very direct. There is a certain conflict in the Leo nature between the active fire element on the one hand, and the static fixed quality on the other.
Its important that Leo controls its great sense of pride and authority, and that it doesn’t force these qualities upon others in overbearing or dominating ways. Leos ego needs constant reinforcement and the approbation and appreciation of your friends and followers. Leo therefore has to be careful that its otherwise wonderfully impressive and authoritative manner doesn’t become simply conceited, susceptible to flattery, or pompous and snobbish. Unintegrated expression of the Leo manner can turn into autocratic, intolerant, self-appraising, patronising or bombastic ways. Leo can aim gratuitously to merely outdo or outshine others, and it often has to learn how to laugh at itself and to appreciate a sense of humility or sentimentality.
Leo Life Path
You really are the performers of the Zodiac, generous, creatively expressive, magnetic, charming loyal, confident, loving, affectionate and able to get into your inner child and to communicate with children on their level. You are dignified, playful, cheerful and spontaneous.
When using the energies of your sign negatively though, you may be over dramatic, demanding all the attention yourself, intolerant, domineering, self-centered, and closed-minded. You can also be arrogant, haughty, pushy, bossy and have a mile high ego, along with pride. Often seeking recognition and approval from others.
You are great when choosing to do things that give you a wide scope for creativity, organizing and leadership. And although you may seem on the outside strong, you are very sensitive on the inside and your feelings are easily hurt.
At your best, you are affectionate , cheerful, optimistic and can be counted on to bring joy and sunshine into the lives of those around you. You are exceptionally generous. Money just slips through your fingers, and you often do not have any idea where it has gone.
Generally strong, energetic types, a little forceful at times though and can be quite ruthless and competitive, needing to win , and if you feel you may not you simply don’t want to play the game.
The Leo heart is often disconnected to your sexual energy, feeling sexual but not feeling real love for your partners. Love can be an issue here. You need to learn to accept that another can love you for yourself, not for what you have, or represent. Just simply accept that another can love you for the essence of who you are.
Major life lesson:- Needs to learn to accept love, and to be loved for the whole self. And to learn humility.
Loves:- Being the boss, organizing, enthusiasm, drama on stage.
Hates:- Being ignored, being bossed, dull friends, being the under dog and losing.
Health issues:- Heart, upper back and spine. Heart attacks are the most common amongst you Leo because of you having difficulty in accessing the love feeling in your heart, for yourself and others around you because of your ego-based control. The negative ego blocks the love flow. This is of course usually unconsciously.
Careers:- Actors, Military leaders, creative work with children, as this then allows the inner child in you to come out.
Leo Zodiac Symbol
The Leo zodiac symbol represents the proud lion. On a similar note Leos often have a total air of regal confidence about them just like the king of the jungle.
This zodiac symbol is representative of the flowing mane of the lion. Likewise, a lot of Leos often have hair that resembles the flowing mane of the lion regardless of the sex of the person.
The upright Leo zodiac symbol also represents the deep inner faith and confidence that Leos often possess. This is a trait that often gets them through some of the toughest times in their life, but it can also take Leos down a lower path if they allow themselves to become overconfident.
Usually, however, Leos have a warm and generous spirit that yearns to spread love and joy wherever they go.
The curled part of the Leo zodiac symbol represents the gently swinging tail of the mighty lion which reminds Leos to not be over zealous in their quest to be the best. Instead, Leos are reminded to be steady, balanced, and flowing just like the easy sway of the lions tail.
This zodiac symbol also represents the two halves of the human heart which is Leo rules over. This indicates that they are usually very loving and big-hearted people.
It also indicates that they need to make sure that they don’t push themselves too hard and get too stressed out about life because later in life they can be prone to heart problems.
This zodiac symbol represents Leos highest truth which is to spread their contagious enthusiasm, love, confidence, and joy to those around them thereby making the world a much better place.
Leo Personality and Traits
They are passionate and enjoy being the center of attention and expect people to naturally notice and approach them. If they do not get the attention they feel they deserve, they can be very hypersensitive and agitated.
Leos were born to rule and feel their friends and family are their loyal subjects. They are strong-willed, dominant, independent and the most extroverted of all the zodiacal signs. Like the golden rays the Sun gives off to the Leo they have the allure, charm, and self confidence, they are at their best in positions of leadership. There is nothing complicated about the Leo with their altruistic, loving and caring manner. They do not abuse power and feel it is their right to reign over the people.
If Leos are suspicious and jealous of someone, sometimes they are not above showing arrogance, disdainful superiority, and an intolerance of those they feel are below them, but this usually quite rare for them.
Leos love life; they love to have fun; they love music, the theater, drama and entertaining. With their flair for the dramatic many Leos become stars of the stage and screen. Leos do not like being bossed around preferring to be in the position of authority and making the decisions, however, they would rather leave the minor details to others. They are excellent supervisors and managers and do things on a grand scale.
Leos love to give gifts to friends and family for the sheer joy of watching what pleasure it brings. They are very generous and if not careful can fall into debt. They want to attain wealth just so they can help others. They are not selfish or penurious because to them money is something that should bring pleasure and happiness.
In their relationships Leos are sincere, loyal, honest, and are very trusting. They are outgoing and outspoken and hold high moral standards and expect others to be the same. For the ones they love they will do everything for them but if let them down they become extremely disappointed and disillusioned. Their sexual drive is intense and their attraction to the opposite sex so strong they could become libertine and licentious yet they are ardent and fervent towards the ones they love.
They will most often act as the protector of underlings because of their kind and caring attitude.
Famous Leo Men/ Famous Leo Women
Leo eminent personalities male
Some of the most popular male celebrities that belong to Leo are Chris Hemsworth, Ben Affleck, Antonio Banderas, Robert Redford, Martin Sheen, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Joe Jonas, Mick Jagger, Sam Worthington, Barack Obama, Mark Salling and Robert De Niro.
Leo eminent personalities female
Some of the female celebrities that fall into the star sign category of Leo are Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron, Anna Paquin, Sandra Bullock, Lisa Kudrow, Selena Gomez, Amy Adams, Halle Berry, Kate Beckinsale, Sandra Bullock, Hilary Swank, J.K Rowling, and Geri Halliwell.
Constellation of Leo
The 5th constellation, Leo the Lion, lies far away from the Milky Way galaxy. When we look at the objects in Leo, we see objects that are 20 to 30 million light-years away. The Sun passes through Leo from mid August until mid September.
The mythology behind Leo the Lion begins with Zeus assigning Hercules the first of 12 tasks: to slay the Lion which had terrified the city of Nemea. The Lion’s hide could not be penetrated by arrow nor club, however Hercules came through this task with great ease by strangling the Lion with his bare hands. Hercules then took the Lion’s hide as a cape which served him great protection. In memory of this battle, King Zeus placed the Lion amongst the stars to eternally symbolize the challenges of kingship.
Leo Decans, 1st, 2nd and 3rd