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Leo July 23 - August 22

Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac. The sign of Leo is the lion and you will find Leos very dominant and powerful. Like the king of the beasts, they have a majestic way about themselves. They like to be in command of their own kingdom, be it big or small. But, Leos are also loving, often being referred to by many astrologers as "eternal children" because Leos love to live in the moment and are quick to give affection.

Leo Traits

Positive Traits

•  Generous and warmhearted
•  Creative and enthusiastic
•  Broad-minded and expansive
•  Faithful and loving

Negative Traits

•  Pompous and patronizing
•  Bossy and interfering
•  Dogmatic and intolerant

Leo Likes: speculative ventures, lavish living, rich food, children, drama, pageantry and grandeur

Leo Dislikes:doing anything safely, day-to-day living, small-minded people, penny-pinching and mean spiritedness

Important Parameters

Lucky Number - 1

Lucky Color - Gold and Orange

Lucky Flower - Marigold

Lucky Gemstone - Amber, Tourmaline, Topaz, Ruby and Diamond

Lucky Day - Sunday

Born Entertainers

Leos also have a flair for the dramatics, so they are also born entertainers. Their natural creativeness and magnetism attract others to them and they truly enjoy being the focal point of any situation. Another trait Leos have that makes them good entertainers is that they will not settle for second best. That headstrongness that it takes to tenaciously pursue a career in the arts is a trait of which most Leos have. Image is very important to Leos as well, which fits right into the lifestyle of an entertainer. Actors are often accused of having big egos and a Leo's huge ego craves both attention and adoration.

Weaknesses

Of course, with all the greatness of each sign, there must also be weaknesses and the Leo is no exception. At times, their dominance and confidence can be seen more as arrogance and conceit. They may use deceit to appear as something they are not if they feel they are not held in high enough regard. The importance of image can be seen as self-centeredness, their love and demand for power and recognition can often be overbearing, and a Leo's love for excitement and doing things in a really big manner can lead them to loathe the ordinariness of every day life.

Born Leaders

Because they like to dominant, you can find Leos at the center of any party, taking command. Self-confident, Leos are like Aries in that they are born leaders. Leos are truly in their element when allowed to take command of a situation. Like the mighty lion, Leos make good leaders because they like to think big and act big - often in terms that would scare others. But the Leos rarely have problems with their daring moves because of their courageous attitudes.

Leos are idealistic in their views as they are highly intelligent and are often philosophical. They often cling to what more liberal thinkers might see as outdated thinking because of their devotion. Leos also have no problem in cutting to the chase of the matter - a great quality for a leader, but rarely found. They strive under dire conditions, determined to make the best of things. Because of all of these traits, their subordinates are usually quite loyal. Their ability to give love is as great as their need to be the center of attention.

General features

A typical Leo has the attributes of irrepressible playfulness, a sunny disposition, honesty, loyalty, and also spirit of self-sacrifice. You are the master of dominant, spontaneous, creative and extroverted character. Leo, a masculine sign, is self-sufficient, confident and tends to bravado. Most of you fabulous cats have a positive attitude to love and sex, but there are those among you who suffer excruciating pangs of anxiety in relationship.

Being a typical Leo, you are ambitious, courageous, and strong willed, positive, independent, and self-confident. You are a straightforward and uncomplicated individual who know very well what they want and pursue it with complete enthusiasm and a creative spirit. You are quick tempered, blunt and nasty and when affronted you are deeply hurt by malice or hostility. You are too sensitive to personal criticism and when your dominance is threatened, you can go into a sudden rage. You are stubborn and will hold onto a belief or stick to a course of action through thick or thin. You are proud with an idealistic and humane nature. Basically Leos are outgoing, happy, kind and generous, self-expressive, intelligent and broad minded.

Although you are outgoing, spontaneous, warm-hearted and straightforward, you are too trusting and generous to people they like and love. You are not good judges of character and are inclined to treat your close ones as perfect beings incapable of doing anything wrong. Because no one can possibly live up to this kind of expectation, you are often disappointed. In the art of lovemaking, Leo is ardent and willing, although not necessarily particularly creative. Your sexuality is powerful. The solar fire of the Sun rules your nature, so your whole personality is dynamic and attractive to others. There is no shortage of those who long to bask in your solar warmth!

Star Stone for Leo

Star stone for Leo is the rich red Ruby, also known as a stone of nobility. It can improve success in controversies and disputes, encouraging gentleness and discouraging violence. Excellent shielding stone to protect you from bodily harm and encourages one to follow bliss.

Leo Ruling Planet

The Sun is the most prominent feature in our solar system. The sun being a planet, or circle, is one of the oldest symbols known that represents life in many cultures. While the sun is not a true planet it is considered so in astrology forecasts. The sun represents your ego and your conscious will as well as your physical life energies. It is your every day consciousness through which other levels of consciousness can interact. The position of the sun in your natal chart depicts the way you radiate energies in relation to the events in your life. Its effect is mainly paternal and that is traditionally masculine. The Sun is the heart of the horoscope and where it is found then it is there that you will want to shine.

Famous Leos

Actors/Entertainers
  • Lucille Ball Robert De Niro
  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Robert Redford
  • Garrison Keillor
  • Alfred Hitchcock
Musicians/Singers
  • Madonna
  • Mick Jagger
  • Whitney Houston
  • Jerry Garcia
Writers
  • Dorothy Parker
  • Percy B. Shelley
  • Emily Bronte
Leaders/ Politicians
  • Benito Mussolini
  • Arnold Schwarzennegger
  • Yassar Arafat
  • Herbert Hoover
  • Jerry Falwell
  • Fidel Castro
  • Napoleon
  • Menachem Begin
  • Casper Weinberger
  • Bill Clinton
  • Deng Xiaoping
Others
  • Jacqueline Kennedy
  • Peter Jennings
  • Neil Armstrong
  • Hulk Hogan
  • Annie Oakley
  • Davey Crockett
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