(July 23 - August 22)

*Info taken from these two books: The Secret Language of Birthdays and The Power of Birthdays, Stars, & Numbers.

DUALITY: Masculine


Leo is enthusiastic, powerful, expansive, and creative, generous and extravagant, dogmatic and fixed in opinion.

RULING PLANET: The Sun: Center of our solar system, a star that buns with intense fire and supplies us with light, heat and energy. In astrology, the Sun is the most powerful planetary influence, bestowing vitality and authority.

SYMBOL: The Lion: Regal, brave, dominating, sometimes indolent. Possessing nobility and pride.


POLARITY: Aquarius:
Leo is the sign at governs pleasure and creativity. Natives of Leo look for what they can get out of life for themselves, and tend to dominate others. Aquarius, Leo's opposite sign, is the sign of hopes and wishes and the higher aspirations of mankind. Aquarian people are concerned with larger ideals, humanitarian concepts, and are more impersonal and aloof and in their relationships.

PART OF THE BODY RULED BY LEO: Back, spine, and the heart Emotional strain and physical overexertion cause back and spine ailments in Leo people.



MAGICAL BIRTHSTONE: Ruby: Protects against physical injury and insures faithfulness. It also brings its wearer serenity of mind.

SPECIAL COLORS: Gold and orange: The magnetic colors of the Sun.

CITIES: Rome, Prague, Damascus, Hollywood

COUNTRIES: France, Italy, Romania

FLOWERS: Sunflower and Marigold

TREES: Orange and all citrus trees



DANGER: Leo people tend to be bombastic and challenging, and often unknowingly provoke others into impulsive violence. They are also prone toward being victims of slander.

Your most likeable trait: EXUBERANCE

Your loyalty is beyond question. You are devoted to yourself.

All Leos possess a kingdom. The kingdom may be big or small, it may be your home or a lover or a piece of creative work or your whole career. But whatever it is, you are unquestioningly ruler of this kingdom. Self-assurance surrounds Leo people like a ghost image on a television set. You don't have to look for a role to play in life. You've found it. You are the monarch of all you survey.

When you enter a room you secretly hope everyone will stand up and sing a few stanzas of the Hallelujah Chorus! At a party it isn't long before you assume control of the evening. Witty, vivacious, a fluent talker, you are a born entertainer who can lend spice to any occasion. People gravitate to you as steel filings to a magnet.

Your Sun sign confers a great flair for drama and an instinct for getting attention. Because your nature if flamboyant and expansive, you despise the humdrum, the ordinary, the dull. When real life does not supply all the excitement you need, you try to create your own. Hyperbole is second nature to you. You are born to do things in a really big way.

If you invite people to your castle (which is how you think of your home), you entertain them royally. You are a splendid party giver.

Others may become reconciled to accepting second best; not Leos. Born under the most royal sign of the zodiac, there is absolutely nothing Leo people can think of that's too good for them. Luxury is as vital to you as breathing. You want to enjoy the good life, and never mind what it costs. You are not a good haggler or bargainer because basically you want what you want when you want it.

Your public image is very important to you. When a Leo woman's checking account is down to two figures somehow she'll find the means to buy a glorious new dress, and when his credit cards are overdrawn a Leo man will still make reservations at the best restaurant in town. Leos are the most lavish spenders in the zodiac (Librans run a close second).

Generous, kind, and openhearted, you find it hard to believe ill of others. If injured, you strike back quickly, but you also forgive easily and never hold a grudge. marvelously affectionate and cheerful, you have genuine joie de vie. The Sun is your ruler, and you always bring some sunshine into the lives of others. Obviously, this is one of your most endearing traits. In many ways you are like the Sun itself - life-enhancing, radiating energy and magnetism, burning with steady fixity. Astrologers call Leos eternal children, for you take pleasure from the moment and are uninhibited in giving affection.

No one could ask for a better friend. If approached in the right way (flattery is the right way), you will do almost anything, but you expect praise and appreciation and admiration in return. Pride is your Achilles heel. Your ego demands not respect but adoration, not compliments but flattery, and when you receive lavish praise you never stop to wonder if it is insincere. Despite your self-centeredness, you need others to give to if only to get back their appreciation. However, because you're too proud to ask for appreciation, you often suffer silently from a wounded ego. In business you are the one in command. Another sign that gravitates toward authority is Capricorn, but its natives steadily climb toward a high position. Leos simply assume that they were born to high position. However, you are also a hard worker who doesn't ask more of anyone else than you do of yourself. You won't quail before a challenge or flinch from a confrontation. You are ambitious, but not ruthless. All you ask is to be in the limelight.

Routine quickly leads to boredom, and makes you desperately unhappy. Your unhappiness doesn't last long, because you simply won't put up with it. You have an unshakable belief in your luck and quickly bounce back from despondency.

It is difficult (though not impossible) to dislike a Leo. True, you love to give advice and tell people how to run their lives. like your symbol, the lion, you can be quite indolent and lazy; you like to sit back and bask in your own glory. But your great warmth and sunny disposition is very hard to resist. The world would be much less fun without Leos.