The Lion is considered the king of the jungle, and likewise Leos have an air of royalty about them. Some Leos even have hair resembling the thick mane of the Lion. But Lions are more than roar, for they are truly magnificent beasts. The Lioness proudly cares for the young, hunts and takes care of survival with relentless intent and ferocity, when needed. And proud is the Leo! Perhaps that’s why Leo often chooses work that puts them in the center of stage or in the spotlight of appreciation.
Leos are warm of spirit, eager for action and are driven by a desire to be loved for what they bring to others. Leos are a magnanimous leader and a faithful servant. Once scorned in love, however, Leo will withdraw their affections and the light, once brilliant, can go cold.
Leo motto should be, “What you see is what you get.” They tend to live their lives straightforwardly and with a flair for drama. In fact, many Leos are attracted to the theater, the performing arts and public relations, for they truly understand the importance of putting on a good presentation. As they blaze gloriously through life, they should remember to take time to acknowledge the feelings of those around them. If they forget, they could unconsciously hurt someone they love. But, if they remain aware of their impact, others can benefit from their presence.
Fire signs are naturally warm. A fire gives light and heat, but it doesn’t get depleted as others feed on its warmth. One candle can bring light to a room and it won’t burn any faster if ten people read from its light than if there was only one. Fire doesn’t plan it next move; it isn’t logical. It simply is in the moment and will burn what fuel is available without judgment or forethought. For this reason fire signs can successfully rely on their intuition and survival instincts.
The fire of Leo is brilliant and intense. It’s like the summer Sun that relentlessly shows up every day and whose heat continues to build over a period of time.
FIFTH HOUSE: PLEASURE
The Fifth House is directly related to children, but it is also associated with any type of childlike activity. Even grown-ups need to play and this is a function of the Fifth House. In fact, all self-expression and creativity comes from this sector. Additionally, this is the House of Romantic Love. Truly, the Fifth House could be called the House of Enjoyment.
RULING PLANET: SUN
The Sun is the undisputed King of our little planetary system. He is always in the center. Without his light, there would be no life here on earth. Although the Sun is 93 million miles distant, its warmth is the basis for all energy on Earth. Astrologically, the Sun represents our will. It’s like the fuel that fires each of our individual furnaces and gives us cause to live. As the ruling planet of Leo, the Sun is the symbol of the self and from it stems all individuality and creativity.
BIGGEST STRENGTH: your playful and loving nature
POTENTIAL WEAKNESS: need for approval can become too important