Birthdays: Jul 23 – Aug 22
Planetary Ruler: Sun
Stones: Sardonyx, Amber, Ruby
Keywords: Ruler, Respectful, Teacher, Player and Giver
Profile & Characteristics — This symbol, the lion, the king of beasts, has long been equated with their ruler, the Sun, king of the planets. Only the sun, the vital life force and the superstar of our solar system, emits light. Leos are naturally inclined to be in the spotlight on stage — center stage. They project the confidence, nobility, strength, virility, and courage of the lion. Like the kings and queens of old, they feel it’s their birthright to be in the center of affairs, with all others dependent upon them for leadership, guidance and solar energy. They love the enhanced sense of self that wielding power gives them, and they’ll create ways to gain the position of leadership they feel they deserve.
Leos are happiest when others acknowledge their abilities, power, magnificence and authority. If they do, they’ll be able to establish their place among the elite of the hierarchy. In their world, they make the rules, expecting everyone else to follow them if they wish to play their game. They are capable of expressing themselves in all their resplendent glory and make an even wider impression, which is their motivation. Taken to an extreme, their natural tendencies could lead to excessive egotism and the will to dominate and conquer without any concern for the welfare of their “subjects.” The warning signs to watch for are stubbornness, dogmatism and biting sarcasm.
Love & Feelings — When they’re truly their `Highness,’ they’re noble, generous, caring, open, loving and sympathetic. They can inspire others with their wit and humor and offer wise counsel based on their experiences. The romantic personified, they’re intent on exploring every facet of love.
Leos like romantic novels and dream of honeymoons, meeting a distant lover, or engaging someone of foreign birth, but it’s hard for them to focus on one person. Someone generous, optimistic, philosophical, versatile, sporty, romantic, and open-minded could capture their undivided attention.
Leos might meet their type while traveling, at places of worship, outdoor sports events (horse or car racing, archery, hiking), bookstores, publishing companies, colleges, in court, foreign countries, or on ships and airplanes.
Sexual Behaviors & Performance — Sexually, Leos tend to be tops.
They simply brush aside rules and conventions. One important rule to remember about top Leos is: Never tease! Their endurance as tops is remarkable and they have a great appetite for sex. They like their partners to be submissive and oral sex is acceptable as long as they are on the receiving end. Top Leos thrive knowing how much they are satisfying their sexual partners. Their favorite sexual position is being on top with their partner facing away so they can watch all the action.
Sleek, enticing and lazy! Whatever bottom Leos want, they will get! Intensively responsive and there are bed partners who have scars to prove it. Their need to show off leads them to prefer the top, but a Leos who are sexually bottoms would rather be pleased with someone on top doing all the work, so they can look up and admire their partner’s beauty. Bottom Leos adopt the attitude of: Get me off then get the hell off of me!
Health Characteristics — Leos take pride in their strong constitution, recuperative powers and ability to maintain health. The sign of Leo rules the heart, the vital organ of life. As long as they feel loved, they feel fine. However, it would be wise to protect their heart by keeping the blood pure, arteries open and circulation flowing.
Medical studies have found that olive oil, ginger, garlic, and wine (in moderation) help ward off heart disease. Health professionals recommend exercise regularly and include seafood, vegetables, fruits, grains and legumes in the diet. Leos should eliminate smoking, excessive alcohol and coffee, sugar, fried foods, animal proteins and fat, and stress — both mental and environmental. They should also protect themselves from colds and falls, and get regular dental checkups. Consider acupuncture as a remedy for knee problems.
In The Work Place — With their vibrant personality, organizational abilities, acute financial perception and innate business sense, it shouldn’t take long for them to work their way up the corporate ladder. Position as administrators, civil service workers, civil lawyers, executives, or managers might give them the responsibility and authority they desire and lead to a future as bankers, stockbrokers, financiers, manufacturers, or financial analysts.
Leos could decide to use their creative talents in speech-making, acting, stage direction, writing, publishing, music, singing, comedy, decorating, designing, gardening or farming.