Sun Signs – Leo: July 23 – August 22

July 23 – August 22

The glyph for Leo represents the mane of the lion. The glyph’s two incomplete circles can also be seen as the sun being joined by the moon. In mythology, Leo is frequently associated with Nemean the Lion, who was killed by Hercules and then sent into the sky.

Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac and is a masculine fire sign. Leo is a fixed sign as are Aquarius and Scorpio, which is indicative of a stubborn, immoveable nature. A dominant sign, Leos are always looking for ways to benefit from a situation. They are hard-working and ambitious for the most part. Leo loves to be the centre of attention. They easily use their charm to persuade others to join their cause. Leos? stubborn nature causes them to be resistant to change. They are open, honest, and idealistic.

There is no mistaking it: the Lion truly enjoys the finer things in life. Nothing but the best for a Leo. Akin to the noble lion, Leo’s pride often causes him or her to appear conceited, snobbish, and somewhat overbearing. On the other hand, people gravitate to Leo’s gregarious, flamboyant nature.

Leos marry forever. If their marriage fails, it will take years for the Lion to move on. They love children and want to take their children everywhere with them. They are romantic, which may lead to a wandering eye. The best way to win a Leo is by offering unending admiration. If you want to lose a Leo, be a tightwad. Remember, they like the best of everything, so splurge on them.

When in love, Leos are supportive and loyal, although at times this is only evident to others, not their partner. Leos can be very passionate and expressive lovers. At times, their passion may lead them to take great risks resulting in pain and loss. They desire a partner with whom they will be proud. In relationships, the Lion may miss clues that their partner is unhappy and subsequently be devastated when the relationship ends. A partner of a Leo needs to be prepared to play second fiddle to their magnificent Lion.

Physically, the sign of Leo is ruled by the lower back and the heart. Their backs tend to become narrow at the lower spine, which leads to weakness and possibly sway-back. All Lions possess beautiful eyes. Their hair, unlike the mane of their namesake, tends to be thin and light, although usually remarkable in some way. The nose is generally straight, but may have a slight hook. Lions have a tendency to put on weight, as they enjoy rich, creamy sauces and desserts.

Leos will excel in many careers as they have the ability to get along with those in positions of authority. They are team players, although they prefer to be in a position of authority. Lions are creative, dynamic employees. Some career choices may be actor, musician, interior decorator, lawyer, executive, banker, and any kind of work with children.

Positive Qualities: generous, honest, warm-hearted, loving, proud, creative

Negative Qualities: intolerant, conceited, power-hungry, bossy

Lucky Day: Sunday

Birthstone: Amber

Most compatible marriage sign: Aries, Sagittarius

Famous Leos: Madonna, Mick Jagger, Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Lopez, Bill Clinton, Tony Bennett