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Sign of the Month: Leo (July 23 – August 22)

The Lion is considered the king of the jungle, and likewise, you Leos have an air of royalty about you. Some Leos even have hair resembling the thick mane of the Lion. But Lions are more than roar, for they are truly magnificent beasts. The Lioness proudly cares for her young, hunts and takes care of survival with relentless intent and ferocity, when needed. And proud are you Lions! Perhaps that’s why you often choose work that puts you center stage or in the spotlight of appreciation.

Leos are warm of spirit, eager for action and are driven by a desire to be loved for what you bring to others. You are a magnanimous leader and a faithful servant. Once scorned in love, however, you’ll withdraw your affections and the light, once brilliant, can go cold.

Your motto might be “What you see is what you get.” You tend to live your live straightforwardly and with a flair for drama. In fact, many Leos are attracted to the theater, the performing arts and public relations, for you truly understand the importance of putting on a good presentation. As you blaze gloriously through your life, remember to take time to acknowledge the feelings of those around you. If you forget, you could unconsciously hurt someone you love. But, if you remain aware of your impact, others can benefit from your presence.

Leo is ruled by the Sun, the centre of the zodiac and as the fifth sign rules the heart, our central organ of the body. All the planets circle around the Sun and naturally many people gravitate to this solar personality for their warm, generous and sunny nature. Anyone born under this zodiacal region usually has a dash of the dramatic with self-mythologizing tendencies and often intense self-centeredness; they are born at the hottest time of the year when the Sun’s heat is at its strongest.

Leo possesses a fixed, fiery nature and exudes inner confidence, but pride in their appearance; self-importance and need for attention can easily turn to vanity. The type is typically proud, determined, loyal; they are usually very giving, open and loving. All aspects of entertainment, joy and fun are ruled by Leo; they are often allied to the arts, theatre, acting and performing.

Life is a stage and they perform at their best in front of an audience as the main attraction. Leo is the star of the zodiac, but sometimes this need for an admiring audience covers up a lack of self-esteem, and this is evident when someone constantly seeks attention, approval and desperately needs to feel that they are lovable. For the most part, they strive to be noticed and have a powerful sense of individual destiny.

Leo also has a wonderful childlike spirit and they are often huge kids themselves.

Leo relates to a search for the self through the creative urge, and this quest for self-discovery is primarily focused on what is unique and important about the Self.  A Leonian type has unbending dignity, and the will is focused on its desires. In search of their true sphere in life, the individual wants to shine and be brilliant. On the romantic side of things, they are passionate when in love and intensely amorous but hates to be ignored and needs to be appreciated, and is not fond of being laughed at either. The Lion is concerned with honour, dignity, pride, and heroism.

The Leo element is Fire
Fire signs are naturally warm. A fire gives light and heat, but it doesn’t get depleted as others feed on its warmth. One candle can bring light to a room, and it won’t burn any faster if ten people read from its light than if there was only one. Fire doesn’t plan it next move; it isn’t logical. It is simply in the moment and will burn what fuel is available without judgment or forethought. For this reason, Fire signs can successfully rely on their intuition and survival instincts

The Fire of Leo is brilliant and intense. It’s like the summer Sun that relentlessly shows up every day and whose heat continues to build over a period of time.

Horoscope house: 5th
The 5th house is directly related to children and is associated with any type of childlike activity. Even grown-ups need to play, and this is a function of the 5th house. In fact, all self-expression and creativity comes from this sector. Additionally, this is the House of Romantic Love. Truly, the 5th house could be called the House of Enjoyment.

Leo’s key planet: Sun
The Sun is the undisputed king of our little planetary system. He is always in the center. Without his light, there would be no life here on Earth. Although the Sun is 93 million miles distant, its warmth is the basis for all energy on Earth. Astrologically, the Sun represents our will. It’s like the fuel that fires each of our individual furnaces and gives us cause to live. As the key planet of Leo, the Sun is the symbol of the self and from it stems all individuality and creativity.

Your greatest strength
Your playful and loving nature

Your possible weakness
Your need for approval can become too important

Leo in Love

With a Lion by one’s side, it can almost feel like a romantic movie. That’s because the Leo always wants to put on a show, and he or she likes to show love in the most dramatic ways possible. It certainly makes things exciting, but for someone more low-key and private, it can feel a little over the top at times.

With seemingly effortless charm, a Leo is caring, grandiose and ready to do what it takes to impress, even if it means putting theirself on display for the entire world to see. They are typically attractive and look for passion, excitement and physical attraction in return — and will work to bring anyone around them out of their shell, including love interests who may be of the shyer type. Rawr!

Leos can be dramatic — overdramatic, actually, which can be frustrating for their partner. Not everything has to be a show, so they need to be brought back to reality every now and then. Arrogant Lions can be tamed if they’re given a proper creative outlet … that way, the relationship will feel like a celebration of both people, together (and what a celebration it will be!).

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