Sun in Leo

Leo natives are dignified, courageous, affectionate, powerful, generous, playful, optimistic, ambitious, loyal, and cheerful. On the negative side, though, they can be quite demanding, intolerant, domineering, lazy, closed-minded, and self-centered. They choose to do things that give them wide scope for creativity, organizing, and leadership. Although appearing strong on the outside, most Leos are inwardly sensitive and their feelings are easily hurt. When this occurs, they can turn on the object of their affection, when their pride is hurt.

Leo natives have a decided flair for the dramatic and they enjoy telling stories, being the center of attention, having a good time, and running the show. Mean and cruel acts are generally beneath them, but they do not hesitate to use force when needed. No matter what their actions, they always have the belief that whatever they do is for the other person’s benefit.

If a Leo is angered, he immediately goes into his kingly role, "mounting his throne" and quickly putting the opposition or challenger in their proper place. Leos literally roar at people when they are angry. But once their tirade is over, they forgive and forget and never hold a grudge.

At their best, Leos are affectionate, cheerful, optimistic people who can be counted on to bring sunshine into other people’s lives. They are exceptionally generous. Money appears to slip through their fingers as if it were grains of sand. And, like the sand, they have no idea where it has gone.

Leos usually have vitality and good health, with strong recuperative powers. When they are ill, they have a tendency to run high fevers. They are seldom depressed, but when they are, they are devastated. Fortunately, their resilient powers are excellent, so they are soon sunny and happy again, unless their heart has been broken. That is the one thing a Leo has difficulty in overcoming. This can actually lead to physical troubles with their own heart.

Leos need to admire their marriage partner. If they don’t, the marriage may not last very long. In the end, Leos need to feel appreciated. Leo is Fixed Fire, its keyword is "I will". Symbolized by the Lion, it rules the heart and the spine. You’re confident, courageous, vital, self-assured, honest, dependable and dignified when evolved; but can be arrogant, egotistical and bombastic when just coming out of your ego.

Leo is the second power/serpent sign of the zodiac, and is the most vital of all. Therefore an important test for you is self-control, or dominion over your own tremendous energy, rather than trying to control others. You have trouble delegating authority, actually giving it away to others rather than trying to do it all yourself. You also need to learn detachment where your affections and the bestowal of your creative energy is concerned. Like your ruling planet the Sun, it’s important that you shine on everyone. Your faith and loyalty to loved ones is very strong, as is your need to be appreciated.

Planets in Leo