Leo Zodiac Sign
Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac. People Born at Leo Dates (July 23 – August 23) are impossible to miss, since they love being center stage. Making an impression is Job One for Leos, and when you consider their personal magnetism, you see the job is quite easy. Leos are an ambitious lot, and their strength of purpose allows them to accomplish a great deal.
The fact that these folks are also creative makes their endeavors fun for them and everyone else. It’s quite common to see a Leo on stage or in Hollywood, since these folks never shy away from the limelight. They are also supremely talented and have a flair for the dramatic. Warmth and enthusiasm seems to seep from every Leo pore, making these folks a pleasure to be around. They do love pleasure!
The symbol of Leo is Lion, the king or queen of the jungle is a most appropriate mascot, since they consider themselves the rulers of their universe (and the zodiac at that). Like Lions, Leos tend to be dignified and strong, and it’s this sense of their power that allows them to get things done. A Leo on your team is a good thing, since Lions are eager to see their projects through to completion.
Putting these folks at the helm is a good thing, too, since the Leo-born are natural leaders. They may ruffle a few feathers along the way, however, since they can also be overbearing and somewhat autocratic. This may be in keeping with the Fixed Quality assigned to this sign - Lions are indeed opinionated and set in their ways. That said, they are well organized, idealistic and have a knack for inspiring others.
Leo is ruled by the Sun - the center of the universe and the fuel for our being. In much the same way, Leos consider themselves indispensable and the center of the universe, and those who would tell them otherwise had better look out! Lions are outgoing, self-assured and have a tremendous zest for life. So what if the world revolves around them? There are worse role models, for sure.
The Lion’s enthusiasm is boundless, and along with that comes generosity of spirit and the determination to succeed. That focus may be construed as vanity and even bossiness at times, but Lions would say "No way!" and continue along their regal path. Regardless of appearance, those born under this sign can be counted on for their loyalty and sense of honor. They are also decisive, intensely proud and wonderfully romantic.
Everyone is born within a particular decan sign. We use the word decan (pronounced "deck-han") which derives from the Greeks, meaning, "ten day’s apart". Knowing your Sun sign and your decan is the best way to truly distinguish you apart from the other decans within your Sun Sign. You can find some extra part of soul description in you Leo Degrees. This enables us to understand the different energies of the Sun that are affecting you most accurately in each of these ten days.
- If you were born in the Leo 1st Decan, ruled by the Sun, you are a magnetic force, fun to be with, sometimes fearsome but always sought after. You have a lion-sized ego, but a lion-sized heart, too. You are a warm, loyal lover and a generous forgiving friend. In work and play all the world is your stage - success keeps on growing.
- If you were born in the Leo 2nd Decan, influenced by the Jupiter, you have heightened ideals and sense of life purpose, combined with a great sense of fun. Brave, kind and hugely optimistic, you storm to success, making friends along the way. You are a straightforward but super-sexy love-mate. As Jupiter increases your supplies of pure luck, you have a golden touch in contests.
- If you were born in the Leo 3rd Decan, influenced by Mars, you are a dynamite mix of go-getting ambition, enterprise, grace and romanticism. You’re an original thinker, a demanding but demonstrative lover, true friend and a born entrepreneur. You love luxury but adversity brings out the best in you.
Cusp signs are people who are born near the intersection of two sun signs. There are two possible Leo Cusps: Cancer-Leo Cusp of Oscillation and Leo-Virgo Cusp of Exposure. This affects people who was born near those dates that Cancer and Leo or Leo and Virgo connect to each other.
The element associated with Leo is Fire. Everything about the Lion’s personality is hot, hot, hot. Those born under this sign are fearless and strong, which may be why Lions plunge in headfirst and let the chips fall where they may. Thankfully, Leos are dignified enough not to commit too many pratfalls. It’s the Lion’s unswerving courage that wins so many folks over. If you need someone to lead the charge, call a Leo - and the bigger the project, the better, since these folks love an expansive stage (and the audience that comes with it). While some would take to calling Lions status-conscious, these folks are truly warmhearted and want everyone to be happy. Hey, it’s their kingdom, and happy campers make for a perfect peace.
Further, it’s the great gift of the Leo-born to be dynamic, forward-thinking and self-confident. These attributes certainly catch the attention of others, making Leos sought after by both friends and lovers. The Lion’s charms extend to all, even to the children they dearly love. Yes, the pleasure principle is paramount to the Lion, and along those lines, Leos are great at spending money. Lions can’t fathom an uncomfortable throne. Leos also enjoy trying their luck at the tables, so expect to find them living it up in Las Vegas.
Leo Birthstone - Peridot, so when it come to play time, Leos are at their best. Those born under this sign enjoy fun and games both outdoors and in (and with a group), so expect to find them playing softball, hockey or a game of cards. Lions are also a natural at the gym, where they can show their stuff to a crowd. When the lights are low, the essential Lion comes to the fore, since this beast is 90 percent fun and 100 percent romantic. The Leo lover is devoted, creative and almost too hot to handle! Since Leo rules the heart and back, however, overzealous Lions may have to take a deep breath and slow down a bit. You can bet that the Lion’s home will be swaddled in royal purple and gold.
The great strengths of the Leo-born are their creativity, idealism and leadership. Lions don’t lack for ambition, either, so they’re likely to accomplish a lot - and have fun while they’re at it. Their warmth and loyalty ensures that others will enjoy the ride as well.
Leo Moon Sign is where the moon is when you were born. Most people are familiar with their sun (or star) sign, and may not realise that their moon sign also has great significance. The sun sign is active in your life, whereas the moon is more reactive; the moon can be the source of our emotional desires and our deeper inner life, whereas the sun determines the more immediately apparent aspects of our personality. Nurturing the moon is key to understanding the inner truth of who we are.