What’s your horoscope, Leo?
The three words that define you are: “I shall do”.
Leo, you are a natural born leader! Your courage and ambition set you above all others. You overcome all adversity to achieve success, through your strong will or sheer hard-headedness!
So who are you really, Leo? What’s your best colour? What’s your lucky number? Who are you compatible with?
Even if you are not a believer in astrology or “the stars”, you probably at least know what your Zodiac sign is!
This page gives a basic overview of the starsign of Leo. But if you want to delve deeper and plot your Leo birth chart, then check out this Astrology Guide Astrology for Yourself: How to Understand And Interpret Your Own Birth Chart that will help you do just that.
And if you ARE a Leo, we know you will attack this task with the fierceness and determination that defines you.
So, who are you Leo and what do the stars have in store for you? Don’t leave this page until you find out!
Stop! Are you sure you are a Leo?
Born on the cusp?
If you were born on the day the Sun moved into a new sign then you were born “on the cusp”. The sun moved into the next star sign, just two hours before my birth.
If you were born “on the cusp”, (ie around the 20th July or 20th August) use this link to check exactly which star sign the sun was in the day you were born: Cusp Signs
Introducing Leo – “I shall do”
23 July – 22 August
Leo is the 5th sign of the Zodiac and its symbol (or glyph) is The Lion, which represents strength, power and prowess.
In Western Astrology, Leo is considered a “masculine”, positive and extrovert sign along with the other five odd-numbered signs of the Zodiac: Aries, Libra, Gemini, Sagittarius, and Aquarius.
Leo is a very bright constellation that lies in the night sky between Cancer and Virgo. The Leonids meteor shower that occurs every November originates from the constellation Leo.
The Story of Leo the Lion
The constellation of Leo
The story of the constellation of Leo the Lion originates from the Greek myth of Heracles and his 12 trials.
Heracles’ first trial was to kill the Nemean Lion, a ferocious beast that terrorized the villages and citizens of Peloponnese.
Heracles went hunting for the beast, but quickly found it would be difficult to kill. It had skin like armor that could not be penetrated by arrows. Finally, he decided to wrestle with the Lion, eventually choking it to death in a great battle. He removed the lion’s pelt, cutting the skin with its own claws, and returned with it to prove his victory.
Legend says the Lion was cast into the stars, forever commemorating the fierce battle that Heracles won with sheer strength and courage.
The planetary ruler of Leo
Leo is ruled by the Sun, which represents vitality, power, authority and expression of self.
Famous people born under the Zodiac sign of Leo
Do you identify with any of these…?
Louis Armstrong – 5 August
Napoleon Bonaparte – 15 August
Amelia Earhart – 24 July
Henry Ford – 30 July
Soleil Moon Frye – 6 August
Jerry Garcia – 1 August
Alfred Hitchcock – 13 August
Mila Kunis – 14 August
Beatrix Potter – 28 July
J.K. Rowling – 31 July
Martha Stewart – 3 August
Tim Tebow – 14 August
Louis Vuitton – 4 August
Leo is a Fire Sign
The Zodiac is divided into four Elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water, which represent the four basic modes of being. Signs that share an Element are generally regarded to compliment each other.
The Element of Fire symbolizes the burning desire to succeed. It respresents self-expression, assertiveness, enthusiasm and passion. Fire is thought to be the most fundamental of the four elements.
Image is in the Public Domain: The Aristotelian Elements
The Qualities of Leo
The signs of the Zodiac are also divided into Qualities: Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable. Signs that share a Quality are thought to be uncomplimentary.
The Quality determines the basis for an individual’s disposition. Those with a certain Quality will tend to have commanding characteristics that are deep-rooted and change little throughout their lifetime. Each Quality views the world uniquely and reacts to stimuli in their own way so that their reasoning and actions may be contradictory to the other Qualities.
The Quality of Leo is “Fixed”
The Fixed Quality is known to be solid and steady. Those with this Quality are likely to be dedicated, self-confident and full of ambition.
On the flip side, Fixed signs can be seen as inflexible, self-absorbed and closed off to new ideas or ways of doing things.
The positive side of Leo
What’s to like about Leo?
Leonians are bound to be the most faithful and generous people you know. They have a wealth of enthusiasm, drive and determination. They can be very creative and they usually have great ideas for how to get things done.
Those born under the sign of Leo are steady, stable and reliable.
The Negative Side of Leo
What’s to loathe about Leo?
Leonians can be seen as domineering and bossy. Their stubbornness and refusal to consider change or new ideas will seem pompous and intolerant.
Those born under the sign of Leo will be prone to arguments and quick to assert their control on those around them. They may be known to interfere in situations that do not otherwise concern them, convinced they have all the answers.
What would you be good at Leo?
Leo has the drive and determination to be successful in any career field they choose. However, they have a need to be in control and find it difficult to take orders from others, so they are most likely to be found in leadership positions or working furiously to achieve a higher title.
Great careers for Leonians would be: surgeon, lead actor, motivational speaker, sales leader, jeweler, CEO or brand spokesperson. Leo would also be well-suited to self-employment and entrepreneurship, where every aspect of their work is self-controlled and the results are in their hands.
Possible medical weaknesses of Leo
Leo governs the arms, spine and heart
Those born under the star sign of Leo tend to be vulnerable in the spinal region and the circulatory system. They are prone to back and side pain, diseases of the spine, heart, lungs and blood, and can suffer high fevers sometimes leading to convulsions or seizures.
They are also weak in their wrists and forearms, causing them to deal with pain from tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis. Leonians may also be more likely to sprain or suffer breaks in the lower arm region.
Leo’s Lucky Number is 1
The number 1 is indivisible and the basis for all other numbers. It stands alone as a sign of ambition, success and power. It represents:
Leo’s Lucky Colour: Gold
The bright colour of the Sun
The lucky colour for Leo is gold, the colour associated with its planetary ruler, the Sun. Gold reminds us of a bright, sunny day full of promise and hope.
Gold suggests vitality, strength, and renewal. It instills a sense of hope and energy, supporting Leonians in their never-ending quest to achieve success and reach their goals.
Positive qualities of Gold: friendly, cheerful, sensible, powerful, ambitious, strong
Negative qualities of Gold: pompous, self-serving, stressful, untrusting, conceited
Leonians find luck with the colour Gold because it is powerful and energizing. Those born under the sign of Leo never stop striving for success.
Other favorable colours for Leo: yellow, orange, red
Unfavorable colours for Leo: blue, green, black
Leo on Holiday
Suggested Vacations for Leo
Only first-class accomodations will please you, Leo. You desire to be treated like royalty, so when you choose your next vacation, consider 5-star resorts, restaurants, theaters and transportation. You want the best food, the best seats and the best locale.
Consider a tour through Europe, including stops at castles and vineyards along the way. Or, if you prefer a beach destination, consider the sparkling waters of the Caribbean. The perfect winter vacation would be a ski holiday at a luxurious lodge in Aspen (Colorado, USA).