Everyone might be encouraging you to take your brilliant ideas to a larger audience, but you're not sure this strategy is in your best interest. You like the idea of receiving accolades for your creativity, but you think something magical will be sacrificed in the translation during a rehearsed performance. You're not eager to tighten up your act too much now because it could lose its spark of spontaneity. Additionally, the reality won't likely live up to your grandiose expectations. Nevertheless, like Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita, you're still ready to do your duty and play your part when you're called to the stage.
Leo On the light side:
Generous and warmhearted; Creative and enthusiastic; Broad-minded and expansive; Faithful and loving
Leo On the dark side:
Pompous and patronizing; Bossy and interfering; Dogmatic and intolerant
Speculative ventures; Lavish Living; Pageantry and Grandeur; Children; Drama
Doing things safely; Ordinary,Day to day living; Small minded people; Penny pinching; Mean spiritedness
LEO goes with Aries, Sagittarius, Gemini and Libra (best match is Pisces).
Leos are true romantics and go to great lengths to passionately satisfy their mates. In love, Leos are very passionate and loving. Leos, being very passionate, must remember that judgment in romantic matters is not necessarily reliable, emotional involvement many times allows the heart to rule the head. Unless the head and heart are in unison, fate may teach a hard lesson to tolerate.
Best Match For Leo Is Aries
Aries has a fiery personality, and can be quite head strong. This can make them hard to match with other people, but also make them very passionate with some. Leo and Aries are perhaps the best of all matches, but if things go wrong and one betrays the other, it can get explosively ugly!
Leo, being a romantic and a truly devoted mate can make it difficult to find a match amongst other signs. It also can create sparks with the right one as Leos are extremely loyal and enjoy showering affection on their loved ones. Pisces, also being very loving makes for a great match/mate for Leo. Keeping in mind that both expect true devotion from each other. Then sparks will fly.
Worst Match For Leo is Scorpio
Leo will drive Scorpio absolutly bonkers! The dominating nature of Leo will not work for Scorpio, and Scorpio tends to be a bit more intuitive and creative then Leo as well. Scorpio will feel like the Leo is holding them back too much.
Even though Leos are hopeless romantics, passionate doters and true loyalists, a betrayed Leo is one not to hold back. When addressing a mates lack of attention to him/her they are likely to be strong in their conviction toward mutual love and respect for each other and are subject to strong resentment if either of these are abandoned. Leos expect that their spouse be loyal and devoted and anything less is unacceptable. The average Leo makes for a good spouse however will not tolerate disrespect or indiscretion.
The constellation Leo can be easily seen looking South in the Spring night sky. Leo which means "The Lion" was named by the Greeks. In the Greek myth, Leo was the lion in which Hercules killed as the first of his twelve chores.
The bright star at the bottom of the "sickle shape" is called Regulus. The name was given to this star by a famous astronomer named Copernicus.
This zodiacal constellation is unmistakably shaped liked the lion from which it takes its name. It contains the well-known blue dwarf star Regulus, and a number of spiral galaxies.
These are Regulus and Algieba. Regulus is at the bottom right of constellation and is some ninety years from earth. It is five times as large as the sun. Whereas Algieba is the second brightest star in the constellation, and when looked at through a telescope it is actually two golden like stars.
Generous and warmhearted. Creative and enthusiastic Broad-minded and expansive Faithful and loving.
Pompous and patronizing. Bossy and interfering. Dogmatic and intolerant.
Leo is a generous soul, the kind of person that would give you the shirt off of their back. Always has a smile, this warmhearted individual will be the first to boast your spirits when you are feeling down.
Very charming with a flamboyant personality which tends to draw in those around them. They tend to be diligent and hardworking. Their desire to play hard as will as great emphasis placed on the pleasures of life qualifies them as excellent companions.
Being flamboyant and exuberant, Leos may tend to withdraw when their position of power is challenged. They can be highly opinionated therefore appear overly pompous.
The approach art and music with a raw unbridled enthusiasm that is unmatched by their peers. You will find many famous Leo people out there, simply because of their level of creativity.
The Leo personality is one of charm with an endearing spirit which is flamboyant and generous in nature.
The sun sign Leo demonstrates the gratification of what sacrifice and hard work brings. Leos tend to be very strong organizers capable of real leadership qualities, when they are the "Boss". Thing's can become sensitive when a Leo is challenged by someone who is considered a lesser mortal. Probably the most dominant trait is that of immense pride which has a tendency on occasion to be construed as being snobbish or pompous. Leos many times feel they are the appointed leaders and as a result are very opinionated and appear overbearing.
Broad minded, Leo will be willing to experiment and try new things. This can be a tad bit dangerous for them as they tend to take risks sometimes. A Leo person will be open to all kinds of suggestions and gets bored rather easily.
Always true to their love, you will seldom find a Leo cheating on their mate. Leo loves strongly, and will defend the honor of those that they love.
Being energetic and positive, Leos tend to enhance the lives of those around them to the point of ignoring their own health needs.
Many Leos go into their mid life with what appears to be endless energy, they at some point will have to come to grips with the fact that they too are not immortal. Their desire for rich foods and fine wines that seem irresistible can lead to their ultimate demise.
Leo has power over the back and heart and these two areas are extremely vulnerable to excessive behaviors. Obviously a good diet in moderation and a followed exercise program are true remedies for a growing waistline which Leos may tend to ignore. Leos, being high energy, need to allow for a recharging of the batteries. An unhappy Leo may become depressed and as a result overeat causing that dreaded stomach bulge as well as back pain. Take time to exercise and follow a nutritional diet plan.
Although Leos may appear to be tremendously self assured, bubbling with confidence and enjoying being the one who stands out in the crowd, inside they may very well be somewhat sensitive but will almost never admit to it. When those surrounding a Leo are ardent supporters, Leos can prove to be great leaders.
Leos tend to truly revel in romantic relationships and love affairs. They tend to be extremely passionate and look for ways to show more affection and ways of spoiling the objects of their affection.
* Planetary ruler is the sun
* Golden yellow is the primary color
* Ruby is the birthstone
* Lucky day is Sunday
* Lucky numbers are 5 and 9
* Best location for success is outside
Leo represents the fifth Zodiac sign. According to Greek Mythology, a ferocious beast, The Nemean Lion was sent by the goddess Hera to test her enemy Hercules. This was the first of his twelve tests. The lions skin was so tough, it was impervious to the marksmen's arrows. Hercules trapped the lion in his lair and with his bare hands choked it to death even though losing a finger in the struggle . After killing the lion Hercules skinned him and clothed himself in the hide. By doing this Hercules remained protected against all future enemies.
The Leo type is the most dominant, spontaneously creative and extrovert of all the zodiacal characters. In grandeur of manner, splendor of bearing and magnanimity of personality, they are the monarch's among humans as the lion is king of beasts. They are ambitious, courageous, dominant, strong willed, positive, independent, self-confident there is no such a word as doubt in their vocabularies, and they are self-controlled. Born leaders, either in support of, or in revolt against, the status quo. They are at their most effective when in a position of command, their personal magnetism and innate courtesy of mind bringing out the best of loyalty from subordinates. They are uncomplicated, knowing exactly what they want and using all their energies, creativeness and resolution to get it, as well as being certain that they will get whatever they are after. Their followers know where they are with Leonians. Leonians think and act bigger than others would normally dare; the ambitiousness of their schemes and idealism sometimes daunt their followers, their practical hardheadedness and ability to go straight to the heart of any problem reassures those who depend on them. If Leonians meet with setbacks they thrive on the adversity.
On the whole they are powers for good, for they are strongly idealistic, humane, and beneficent. They have powerful intelligence and are of a broad philosophical, sometimes religious, turn of mind. Those who are devout may become very obstinate in upholding traditional beliefs and will cling tenaciously, but with complete sincerity, to practices and doctrines which liberal thinkers regard as absurdly out-of-date. These will be found as the 'lions' of industries, and in the forefront of the cutting edge of technologies.
Their faults can be as large in scale as their virtues, and an excessively negative Leonian can be one of the most unpleasant human beings imaginable, displaying extreme arrogance, autocratic pride, haughtiness, and excessive hastiness of temper. If jealously suspicious of rivals, they will not hesitate to use cunning, lies and trickery to discredit them. Self-centeredness, greed for flattery, boastfulness, and bombast, pomposity, snobbish superiority, and overbearing, and intolerant disdain of underlings; to whom they will nevertheless delegate the carrying out of minor details in their grandiose schemes, and from whom they are not above borrowing immoderately if an occasion necessitates it. Any of these can be characteristic of Leo. Add to them a passion for luxury, a lust for power, unlimited sexual lust, and emotional indulgence, and a character emerges that no one would want to know either in public life or private. But their pride may go before a fall, as uncontrolled impetuosity is likely to bring them low. Fortunately it is rare that a Leo is so undisciplined as to give way thoroughly to this list of vices, and their tendencies to them are usually balanced by an innate wisdom. Those who are afflicted with them also have the intelligence it takes to consciously and actively overcome them.
In professional life they do well at any vocation at which there is room at the top. As politicians they are content with nothing less than a powerful position in government. In business they may be the chairman of their company's board, or at least directors or managers. They are excellent organizers and overseers, often laying the groundwork for new projects. If from the artisan ranks of society they will aspire to become the boss, partly because they are ambitious by nature, partly because they dislike manual labor, preferring to take charge of others doing it. If artistic, Leos can become stars of stage or screen (their bent is serious rather than light drama), maestros as musicians where they will gravitate toward the grand instruments or activities, such as the organ or conducting of orchestras and as painters; anything grand in conception and scale appeals to them. Leo women make exceptionally good welfare workers.
In his or her relations with others the Leo type is open, sincere, genuine and trusting. Outgoing, spontaneously warm hearted and plain spoken, though never lacking in kindliness, Leos are more disillusioned than the average if let down by those they trust. They are not good judges of character and are inclined to favoritism and an exaggerated faith in their followers which too often ends in disappointment. They have a strong sex drive and are so attracted to the opposite sex that they find it hard to be constant; they can be so intensely sexual as to become dissolute. They may have numerous love affairs for their love of pleasure and beauty is liable to drive them from one attractive partner to another. They are very much inclined to deceive. Their marriages may fail for the same reason, yet they are sincere and generous to their lovers while love lasts, and will remain attached to their homes so long as it is run for their benefit. They demand service but are incapable of giving it.
Possible Health Concerns... Physiologically, Leo governs the upper back, forearms, wrist, spine and heart. Its natives are subject to a number of ailments: pain in the back and lungs, spinal complaints, diseases of the heart and blood, sickness in ribs and sides, convulsions, pleasantries, violent burning fevers including, in former days, when they were prevalent, plague, pestilence, jaundice, and some afflictions of the eyes.
PROBLEMS THAT MAY ARISE FOR YOU, AND THEIR SOLUTIONS
Problem: Getting all upset and angry with others when things do not go the way you fully expected them too. This kind of reaction to a problem is what causes a lot of marital discord and unhappiness.
Solution: You should never base all of your expectations on what you should get, but rather base them on what you can give to, or do, for those who are in your sphere of influence. You will find you have a more peaceful and happy home if you do this.
Problem: You are sometimes your own worst enemy, especially so when you are striving for attention in such obvious ways that you turn off the very people you sought to impress.
Solution: The first place to start is to stop trying to gain attention; give people the chance to notice the real you. Decide what it is that impresses you and you will then know what to do to impress others.
Problem: Egotism, to the extent that you may be the Leo who thinks no one is quite as good at things as you are and the people around you are made to feel small through your habit of comparison.
Solution: What the higher minded Leo has is a sense of self worth and of greatness, this is corrupted when you let the ego get out of hand so you should learn to walk tall by looking up to those that are 'taller' than you are.
Problem: Losses in income from unwisely speculating which leads to financial ruin, as well as possible personal losses of family and friends due to a lack of concern for their financial welfare.
Solution: You should always investigate all investments well before they are made, then talk it over with your spouse as to how hard the budget can be hit, before you spend the first dime.
Some Famous Folks That Share Your Sign!
|1865 - Max Heindel - Occultist
July 23, 1834 - James Gibbons - Ecclesiatic
July 24, 1895 - Robert Graves - Writer
July 24, 1897 - Amelia Earhart - Pilot
July 24, 1900 - Zelda Fitzgerald - Jazz Age Figure
July 24, 1902 - Alexandre Dumas - Writer
July 25, 1853 - David Belasco - Producer
July 25, 1887 - Florence Entwhistle - Photographer
July 26, 1856 - George B. Shaw - Writer
July 26, 1875 - Karl G. Jung - Psychiatrist
July 26, 1885 - Andre Maurois - Writer
July 26, 1894 - Aldous Huxley - Writer
July 26, 1903 - Estes Kefauver - Politician
July 26, 1943 - Mick Jagger - Musician
July 26, 1956 - Dorothy Hamill - Sports Figure
July 26, 1940 - Mary Jo Kopechne - Fatality
July 27, 1723 - Joshua Reynolds - Artist
July 27, 1906 - Leo Durocher - Sports Figure
July 27, 1948 - Peggie Fleming - Skater
July 28, 1635 - Robert Hooke - Scientist
July 28, 1878 - Guy Ballard - Religious Leader
July 28, 1929 - Jacqueline Kennedy - First Lady
July 28, 1948 - Sally Struthers - Actress
July 28, 1949 - Vida Blue - Baseball Star
July 29, 1905 - Clara Bow - Actress
July 29, 1905 - Dag Hammarskjold - Statesman
July 29, 1907 - Mevin Belli - Attorney
July 29, 1924 - Robert Horton - Actor
July 29, 1934 - Stanton Friedman - Physicist
July 29, 1938 - Benito Mussolini - Dictator
July 29, 1949 - Marilyn Quayle - V.P. Wife
July 29, 1928 - Peter Jennings - Newscaster
July 30, 1818 - Emily Bronte - Writer
July 30, 1863 - Henry Ford - Industrialist
July 30, 1930 - Joan Negas - Astrologer
July 30, 1947 - A. Schwarzennegger - Actor
July 30, 1956 - Anita Hill - Celebrity
July 30, 1956 - Delta Burke - Actress
July 31, 1931 - Milton Freeman - Economist
July 31, 1946 - Wesley Snipes - Actor
August 1, 1779 - Frances Scott Key - Attorney/Songwriter
August 1, 1819 - Herman Melville - Writer
August 1, 1866 - Claude Bragden - Architect
August 1, 1933 - Dom Deluise - Actor
August 1, 1936 - Yves St. Laurent - Designer
August 1, 1942 - Jerry Garcia - Musician
August 2, 1832 - Henry S. Olcott - Theosophist
August 2, 1905 - Myrna Loy - Actress
August 2, 1921 - Ira Progoff - Psychologist
August 2, 1924 - Carroll O'Connor - Actor
|August 14, 1944 - Robyn Smith - Jockey
August 14, 1946 - Susan Saint James - Actress
August 14, 1969 - Magic Johnson - Sports Figure
August 15, 1769 - Napoleon - Emperor
August 15, 1872 - Sri Aurobindo - Religious Leader
August 15, 1879 - Ethel Barrymore - Actress
August 15, 1885 - Edna Ferber - Writer
Auguat 15, 1892 - Louis de Broglie - Physicist
August 15, 1913 - Menachem Begin - Prime Minister
August 15, 1950 - Princess Anne - Royalty
August 15, 1923 - Rose Marie Guy - Comedienne
August 15, 1944 - Linda Ellerbee - Newscaster
August 16, 1888 - T.E. Lawrence - Adventurer
August 16, 1928 - Ann Blyth - Actress
August 16, 1930 - Frank Gifford - Sports Figure
August 16, 1946 - Leslie Ann Warren - Actress
August 16, 1953 - Kathie Lee Gifford - TV Personality
August 16, 1960 - Timothy Hutton - Actor
August 17, 1786 - Davey Crockett - Frontiersman
August 17, 1876 - George Llewellyn - Astrologer
August 17, 1943 - Robert De Niro - Actor
August 18, 1834 - Marshall Fields - Entrepreneur
August 18, 1917 - Casper Weinberger - Politician
August 18, 1922 - Shelley Winters - Actress
August 18, 1927 - Rosalyn Carter - First Lady
August 18, 1933 - Roman Polanski - Director
August 18, 1936 - Robert Redford - Actor
August 18, 1952 - Elayne Boosler - Comedienne
August 18, 1952 - Patrick Swayze - Actor
August 18, 1969 - Christian Slater - Actor
August 19, 1743 - Mme. Du Barry - Courtesan
August 19, 1870 - Bernard Baruch - Entrepreneur
August 19, 1882 - Cocoa Chanel - Designer
August 19, 1902 - Ogden Nash - Poet
August 19, 1924 - Phylis Schlafly - Celebrity
August 19, 1931 - Willy Shoemaker - Jockey
August 19, 1940 - Jill Saint John - Actress
August 19, 1946 - Bill Clinton - President, USA
August 19, 1948 - Tipper Gore - V.P. Wife
August 20, 1930 - Mario Bernardi - Conductor
August 20, 1946 - Conning Chung - Newscaster
August 21, 1906 - Count Basie - Musician
August 22, 1904 - Deng Xiaoping - Political Figure
August 21, 1936 - Wilt Chamberlain - Sports Figure
August 21, 1938 - Kenny Rodgers - Singer
August 21, 1950 - Arthur Bremer - Criminal
August 21, 1962 - Mathew Broderick - Actor