Leo (astrology)

Leo (astrology)

Overview
Leo is the fifth astrological sign
Astrological sign
Astrological signs represent twelve equal segments or divisions of the zodiac. According to astrology, celestial phenomena reflect or govern human activity on the principle of "as above, so below", so that the twelve signs are held to represent twelve basic personality types or characteristic modes...

 of the Zodiac
Zodiac
In astronomy, the zodiac is a circle of twelve 30° divisions of celestial longitude which are centred upon the ecliptic: the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year...

, originating from the constellation of Leo
Leo (constellation)
Leo is one of the constellations of the zodiac. Its name is Latin for lion. Its symbol is . Leo lies between dim Cancer to the west and Virgo to the east.-Stars:...

. In astrology
Astrology
Astrology consists of a number of belief systems which hold that there is a relationship between astronomical phenomena and events in the human world...

, Leo is considered to be a "masculine", positive (extrovert) sign
Positive sign
In astrology, a positive, dominant, active, yang, diurnal or masculine sign refers to any of the six odd-numbered signs of the zodiac: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius or Aquarius....

. It is also considered a fire sign and is one of four fixed sign
Fixed sign
The four fixed signs of the Zodiac are:*Taurus : - spring in northern hemisphere and autumn in southern hemisphere.*Leo : - summer in northern hemisphere and winter in southern hemisphere....

s ruled by the Sun
Sun (astrology)
The sun is considered a very important part of astrology. It, as well as the Moon, are the most important of the astrological planets, and the two of them are often referred to as the luminaries. In Greek mythology the sun was represented by Apollo, the god of light, and Helios, the god of the sun...

.

Individuals born when the Sun
Sun (astrology)
The sun is considered a very important part of astrology. It, as well as the Moon, are the most important of the astrological planets, and the two of them are often referred to as the luminaries. In Greek mythology the sun was represented by Apollo, the god of light, and Helios, the god of the sun...

 is in this sign are considered Leo individuals. Under the tropical zodiac, Leo is occupied by the Sun from July 23 to August 23. Under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently there roughly from August 10 to September 15.

The people under this sign are considered by most modern astrologers as natural leaders.
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Leo is the fifth astrological sign
Astrological sign
Astrological signs represent twelve equal segments or divisions of the zodiac. According to astrology, celestial phenomena reflect or govern human activity on the principle of "as above, so below", so that the twelve signs are held to represent twelve basic personality types or characteristic modes...

 of the Zodiac
Zodiac
In astronomy, the zodiac is a circle of twelve 30° divisions of celestial longitude which are centred upon the ecliptic: the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year...

, originating from the constellation of Leo
Leo (constellation)
Leo is one of the constellations of the zodiac. Its name is Latin for lion. Its symbol is . Leo lies between dim Cancer to the west and Virgo to the east.-Stars:...

. In astrology
Astrology
Astrology consists of a number of belief systems which hold that there is a relationship between astronomical phenomena and events in the human world...

, Leo is considered to be a "masculine", positive (extrovert) sign
Positive sign
In astrology, a positive, dominant, active, yang, diurnal or masculine sign refers to any of the six odd-numbered signs of the zodiac: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius or Aquarius....

. It is also considered a fire sign and is one of four fixed sign
Fixed sign
The four fixed signs of the Zodiac are:*Taurus : - spring in northern hemisphere and autumn in southern hemisphere.*Leo : - summer in northern hemisphere and winter in southern hemisphere....

s ruled by the Sun
Sun (astrology)
The sun is considered a very important part of astrology. It, as well as the Moon, are the most important of the astrological planets, and the two of them are often referred to as the luminaries. In Greek mythology the sun was represented by Apollo, the god of light, and Helios, the god of the sun...

.

Individuals born when the Sun
Sun (astrology)
The sun is considered a very important part of astrology. It, as well as the Moon, are the most important of the astrological planets, and the two of them are often referred to as the luminaries. In Greek mythology the sun was represented by Apollo, the god of light, and Helios, the god of the sun...

 is in this sign are considered Leo individuals. Under the tropical zodiac, Leo is occupied by the Sun from July 23 to August 23. Under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently there roughly from August 10 to September 15.

Characterization


The people under this sign are considered by most modern astrologers as natural leaders. They are also considered as outgoing, proud, warm-hearted, and from their wish to excel in all they do. Leo personalities are known to love those they are close with and they wish to protect and defend all those that need it. They are people that enjoy flattery and attention from others but when not loved or when they are not reciprocated they become depressed, self-pitying and self-destructive.

Individuals in this sign need love and recognition from others to boost their ego and they demand it like something for granted. People born under this sign are also invariably materialistic they set a great value to material boons and strive to financial success. They are known to have plenty of worshipers but also many hidden enemies and they are normally recognized by their self-absorbed personality and their big ego.
  • Vanity, stubborness, melodrama, loyalty, generosity, self-satisfaction, philanthropy, warmth, immodesty, promiscuity, narcissism

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Definitions and Associations
Glyph meaning: () Lion's head and mane
Quality Positive: outwardly expressive, extrovert.
Mode (quadruplicity) Fixed
Fixed sign
The four fixed signs of the Zodiac are:*Taurus : - spring in northern hemisphere and autumn in southern hemisphere.*Leo : - summer in northern hemisphere and winter in southern hemisphere....

: the element in its least changeable form - associated with stability or stubbornness.,
Element
Astrology and the classical elements
Astrology has used the concept of classical elements from antiquity up until the present. In Western astrology and Indian astrology four elements are used, namely Fire, Earth, Air and Water.-Western astrology:...

 (triplicity
Triplicity
In astrology, a triplicity is a group of three signs belonging to the same element.-Trines:Western astrology assumes that each sign of the same triplicity is 120 degrees apart, forming angles to one another called trines, which are each equivalent to the 360 degrees of the circle divided by three...

)
Fire
Fire (classical element)
Fire has been an important part of all cultures and religions from pre-history to modern day and was vital to the development of civilization. It has been regarded in many different contexts throughout history, but especially as a metaphysical constant of the world.-Greek and Roman tradition:Fire...

: energy, warmth, vision, intuition.
Traditional definitions Bestial
Bestial sign
In astrology, bestial signs are those astrological signs that represent animals. They are sometimes referred to as quadrupedian, or four-footed signs because they represent animals that walk on all four legs. These animals are inarticulate, which means they have voices, but their power of speech...

- the signs symbolised by four-footed animals (also called quadrupedian 'four-footed'). These can lack in social graces and sometimes indicate coarseness and a poor appreciation for 'niceties' and polite manners. They can also be a little inarticulate, caring more about making their point, than the elegance of the style in which it is made.

Compatibilities


The natives of Leo are generally considered to be compatible with the natives of other fire signs, Aries
Aries (astrology)
Aries is the first astrological sign in the Zodiac, which spans the zodiac between the zero degree and the 29th degree of celestial longitude. The Sun enters Aries when it reaches the northern vernal equinox, which is usually on March 21 each year, and remains in this sign until around April 20...

 and Sagittarius
Sagittarius (astrology)
Sagittarius is the ninth astrological sign in the Zodiac, which spans the zodiac between the 240th and 269th degree of celestial longitude...

, and to a lesser extent with the natives of the air signs, Gemini
Gemini (astrology)
Gemini is the third astrological sign in the Zodiac, which spans the Zodiac between the 60th and 89th degree of celestial longitude. Generally, the Sun transits this area of the zodiac between May 21 to June 20 each year...

, Libra
Libra (astrology)
Libra is the seventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Libra. In astrology, Libra is considered a "masculine", positive sign. It is also considered an air sign and is one of four cardinal signs...

 and Aquarius. However, compatibility based on sun-sign alone is considered to be only a very general guideline. The branch of astrology dealing with interpersonal relationships is called Synastry. In this, astrologers analyse the horoscopes of both parties being considered with particular reference to the positions of the Sun
Sun (astrology)
The sun is considered a very important part of astrology. It, as well as the Moon, are the most important of the astrological planets, and the two of them are often referred to as the luminaries. In Greek mythology the sun was represented by Apollo, the god of light, and Helios, the god of the sun...

 and Moon
Moon (astrology)
The Moon is the Earth's companion satellite. The Moon is large enough for its gravity to affect the Earth, stabilising its orbit and producing the regular ebb and flow of the tides. The Moon is also familiar to us for its different phases, waxing and waning in appearance in an unchanging cycle...

, and Venus and Mars.
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General astrological compatibility of Leo with other signs
Sign Highest compatibility High compatibility Low compatibility
Leo Aries, Sagittarius Gemini, Libra, Aquarius Cancer, Capricorn, Pisces, Virgo, Taurus, Scorpio