JULY 24 – AUGUST 23
|Key Life Phrase||I Shine|
|Zodiac Totem||The Lion|
|Zodiac Symbol||As above|
|Zodiac Facts||Fifth sign of the zodiac; fixed, hot, positive, masculine and dry|
|Key Characteristics||Original, imposing, inflexible, motivated, ambitious, loyal, physical, charitable and majestic|
|Compatible Star Signs||Leo, Sagittarius, Cancer, Libra, Aries|
|Mismatched Signs||Virgo, Pisces, Scorpio and Capricorn|
|Love Planets||Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus|
|Career Planets||Venus and Saturn|
|Spiritual and Karmic Planets||Mars and Jupiter|
|Lucky Numbers and Significant Years||1, 3, 9, 10, 12, 18, 19, 21, 27, 28, 30, 36, 37, 39, 45, 46, 48, 54, 55, 57, 63, 64, 73 and 82|
|Lucky Gems||Ruby, carnelian, garnet, red spinel, red coral and orange sapphire|
|Lucky Fragrances||Cinnamon, sandalwood, orange, lime and bergamot|
|Affirmation/Mantra||I am calm and satisfied|
|Lucky Days||Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays|
The Sun is your ruling planet Leo. Of course the Sun is not really a planet; it is the center of our solar system. And, as above, so below! You shine as brightly as the Golden globe because you reflect the characteristics of the heavenly body that rules your star sign!
You too are a ball of dynamic energy. You are warm, bright and self-motivated, and you want to make an impression in everything you do — your work, your love life and your social life.
Because you are extremely generous, you expect others to be just as big-hearted. So when you see others holding back, you find it hard to not jump in and try to change that. You want to see everyone giving to the best of their ability. To other people, you can look like a bit of a tyrant, asking for more than they can give.
When you are feeling upbeat, you carry people away with your energy, and they love you for it. You love sharing your joys and successes with the people you love, and when you do, you are magnanimous — you never give a thought to getting anything in return. There are few star signs who really understand the nature of giving, but Leo seems to have perfected the art.
You also have a great sense of timing. When you offer a friendly word or gesture of encouragement, you pick the exact moment when it will have greatest impact. You always seem to be in the right place at the right time. You’re lucky this way.
Try to remember that your strong sense of self can be misinterpreted by others — understatement could sometimes be a more effective way for you to show your loyalty and express your generosity.
Some people think you are a show-off, but this too is a mistake. Your dramatic flair is part and parcel of your zest for life, your love of people and your optimism. For you, life is a stage on which you can perform and express your talents.
You may not be a performer on the entertainment stage, but Mick Jagger, a Leo, is, and he is a very good example of the strutting, egotistical nature of Leo. Mick exudes charisma, creativity and a personal style all his own. Not only that, but he has embedded his brand name as No. 1 in the rock industry, decade after decade. On the stage of life, you too will want to be No. 1, and to present yourself as someone special, with unique talents.
Loyalty is your trademark. People know you are a genuine friend who is always ready to lend a hand. Even if you can’t help someone with their specific problem, you still manage to send out a warm and reassuring vibration that makes them feel better.
On the other hand, you also have a need to ‘one-up’ others. A little more humility wouldn’t hurt. You will get plenty of praise and recognition for your energy and your self-motivation — you don’t need to big-note yourself. People will instantly recognize your abilities, and many will look up to you. Try not to let this go to your head; remind yourself occasionally to ‘get off your high horse’.
Leo’s totem is the lion, lord of the jungle — full of muscularity, grace and ferocity. This means that your physical appetites and general level of energy are extraordinarily high. You need to be physically mobile and fully engaged in meaningful work and social activities to feel good.
You are a born leader: people naturally gravitate to you, and look to you for guidance and security. This is especially true if you are born in the very first part of Leo – that is you’re born between 24th July and 3rd August. At times you can seem a hard taskmaster, demanding excellence from them — this is just a reflection of your own actions, your own approach, but keep an eye out for it, and keep it under control.
For Leos born between the 4th and 14th of August, Jupiter and Sagittarius have a strong sway over your life. You are adventurous and love to travel, learn about new cultures and explores the world and people. Mostly easygoing you attract many friends and seem to be in the right place at the right time. You’re one of the lucky Leos.
Are you a Leo born between the 15th and 23rd August? Then your fighting spirit is second to none! Nothing gets in the road of your ambitions so its quite clear that you will achieve what you set your heart upon. My only comment is that you should never tread on anyone’s toes on the way up the ladder of success. You might just have to deal with them on the way down!
Generally you have a pioneering spirit; this is connected to your desire to be the best. So while you could be quite happy with a life where you follow other people’s rules and regulations, mostly you’ll much prefer to blaze your own trail.
This means you will carve out your own niche and make a name for yourself. You’ll shine in almost everything you do, and will without a doubt make your mark in the world — you can reach the top of the ladder, no matter what field you choose.
THREE CLASSES OF LEO
July 24 – August 5
Being born between the 24th of July on the 5th of August makes you Leo through and through. Your charisma and power are undeniable and from early age you have had a strong sense of your personal destiny. As a result don’t be surprised to find yourself assuming positions of authority and power and life. Some of you may even hold high office, become interested in politics or at this community work and will certainly become the best in your field.
August 6 – 14
As a Leo born between the 6th on the 14th of August you have an adventurous nature and like to explore the different avenues of life to make your life more exciting and interesting. Culture, travel and higher studies are some of the different avenues which will draw you away from a conventional lifestyle to an independent type of life. You have a great love of freedom and will never let anyone dictate the terms of your existence.
August 15 -23
Impatience and a hot-headed nature are some of the problems you face being born between the 15th and the 23rd of August. Once you can bring these emotions under control you have a much better chance of not only being successful but finding happiness in your personal affairs as well. Because of the strong influence of Mars and Aries on your birthday you have a strong ego and need to understand that others may just be right sometimes. Notwithstanding these negative traits, you do have a very generous nature and are affectionate to the ones you care for.
BORN ON A CUSP?
Leo – Cancer cusp ( July 22 – 29 )
Being born between the 22nd and the 29th of July makes you a rather unique Leo – born native. Apart from the abovementioned personality traits you also exhibit the sensitive characteristics of your previous star sign, which is Cancer.
While Leo is a masculine and fiery sign, Cancer is a feminine and watery one. What this will do is balance the aggressive masculine traits of Leo, making you a softer and, at times, moodier individual. You will tend to absorb the stresses of people and the environment around you and therefore you need to balance your life much more carefully than the typical full – blown Leo character.
Along with your loyal and generous nature, you’re endowed with the intuitive qualities of Cancer. Not only that, both Leo and Cancer love people, but with this combination of zodiac signs, you will truly be a champion of the downtrodden and underprivileged. You have deep and compassionate interests in being of assistance to others.
Being born on this borderline cusp also indicates that you have a receptive as well as retentive memory. Your ability to recall facts and figures is notable; however, you can also get stuck on emotional problems, not knowing how to shake them off. Try to live more in the present.
Another aspect of the Moon—the ruler of Cancer—that sometimes doesn’t work well for you is its maternal nature. You sometimes veer too close to the mothering/smothering lane, which can put people off.
In addition you love to mix with all sorts of people. Social activities are an essential ingredient in your development. You are a great success socially, because you can convey your wisdom to others so well—Cancerians have very expressive faces.
You’re a great organiser; you love your home and family and tend to be flamboyant, but you are also very sentimental. Self – discipline is something you need to develop in your life, and also take care of your physical health, which will, on many occasions, be dependent upon your emotional state.
Leo – Virgo Cusp ( August 16 – 23 )
The other end of the spectrum is the Leo–Virgo cusp and if you’re born between the 16th and 23rd of August you’ll be prone to possessing some of the traits of the next star sign to you, which is Virgo. You may or may not know that Virgo is often fastidious, fault – finding and highly motivated by intellectual aspects of life.
With this combination you must be careful not to become too set in your ways and ingrained with ideologies and opinions that often make you appear a hard taskmaster. When you do express your criticism of something it’s more than likely because you’ve analysed and summed up a situation correctly before acting out your thoughts. While some people might find this an annoying habit, others will never hesitate to involve you in their work. These people recognise your natural talents and will invite you onto their social scene and include you in their personal projects, as your expertise is highly valued.
Serving others is usually seen as a menial and undesirable activity by most. You see it with a whole new perspective. It feels good for you to help others, to see them achieve what makes them happy and, if you can be part of that in some way, it gives you pleasure.
You make an excellent teacher because you have the knack of explaining the ins and outs of even the most complicated subject in a simple manner. Unlike others who try to impress with their knowledge, you are unassuming and genuinely work hard at being good at what you do.
The Virgo element makes you perceptive and caring of others, and you are sometimes in a better position to be of service to others by not exerting your strength but rather sitting back and allowing others to lead you. This is the unique opportunity you have by being born on the borderline of these two star signs.
Having this combination of traits makes you fiery and fond of displaying your creative and intellectual abilities. It also makes you very dependable, and friends will always be able to rely upon you.
Although you enjoy a full social agenda, the shy and retiring component of Virgo will often make you slip in and out of the social scene and this is probably a good thing because it will help balance your life.