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The Sun Sign of Leo

july 23 through august 22

Planet : Sun   Metal : Gold
Element : Fire   Gem : Ruby
Nature : possitive   Flowers : Sunflower, Marigold
Quality : fixed   Animals : all varieties of cats
Glyph :   Herbs : Saffron, Rosmary, Peppermint
Colors : Gold, Orange   Body Areas : Heart, Back,Spine
Symbol : the Lion      

The ruler of Leo is the sun. The glyph represents the tail of the lion. It can also symbolize the heat and creative energy of the sun.
The Leo is a dominant, spontaneous, creative and extroverted character. They possess grace , dignity and an expansive personality. The lion is king of the animal kingdom, and an appropriate symbol for Leo who tends to dominate his environment.
Ambitious, courageous, strong willed, independent and self-confident are all words that describe Leo traits.

Leos were born to lead. They are straightforward, uncomplicated individuals who know what they want and pursue it with enthusiasm. Leo posses a strong positive nature and barely shrink from anything. They are not easily daunted, and will persist through the most formidable circumstances.
Leos are proud people with an idealistic and human nature. They are basically outgoing, happy, kind and generous. Self expressive, intelligent and broad minded, they are philosophically inclined. They tend to be stubborn, and hold onto a belief no matter what.
They are direct and to the point and lead with their emotions. Because of their positive nature, they tend to expect the best, and when things don't turn out as they had expected, they react immediately and badly. Quick tempered and nasty, when they have been affronted, they are deeply hurt by malice and hostility.

 

When life doesn't meet their expectations, they may suffer from short bouts of depressions, but bounce back quickly and move on with their normal cheerful nature.
Leo walks forward always, head held proudly and face turned torwards the sun.
Leo likes to live on a grand scale. First class only, luxury is comfort.
In professional life, they do well in a career where there is room at the top. In politics they keep going until they reach a powerful position in government. In buisness, you can find Leos in the president offices or on the Board of Directors. They always strive for a position of leadership. They are excellent organizers, managers and leaders. Many of them are self employed. They are ambitious by nature, and prefer to take charge and delegate.
In personal relationships, Leo is open, sincere, genuine, trusting and generous. A tragic flaw in Leo is gullibility. They are too trusting and gernerous to people they like and love. They treat those close to them as if they were perfect beings incapable of wrongdoing. Therefore they are often and devastatingly disappointed.

They have numerous love affairs. Their love of pleasure and beauty, and their expectation of perfection drives them from one attractive partner to another.

Some well known Leos :

Napoleon Bonaparte ( french empereor 8.15.1769 ), Henry Ford ( automotive pioneer 7.30.1863 ), Alfred Hitchcock ( engl. movie director 8.13.1899 ), Fidel Castro ( cuban revolutionary 8.13.1927 ), Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis ( First Lady 7.28.1929 ), Madonna ( Popstar 8.16.1958 )