Western Astrology - Leo

Leo - The Lion: 23rd July - 23rd August.
  • Ruler: Sun.
  • Element: Fire.
  • Quality: Fixed.
  • Gender: Masculine.
  • Color: Gold.
  • Tarot: Strength.
  • Natural House: Fifth.
  • Astrological Birthstones: Carnelian, golden topaz, onyx, sardonyx and tourmaline.
  • Planetary Stone: Rock crystal.
  • Physical Correspondence: Circulatory system, heart and spine.
  • Keywords: Dramatic and generous.

The sign Leo is ruled by the Sun. Physically it is related to the heart and back. It is said to have a masculine nature, and is therefore more extrovert in its energy. As a Fire sign, Leo is connected with the principle of identity, and as it is also classed as a Fixed sign, planets placed here have a stabilizing effect, conserving and building individual character.

There is a strong creative manifestation and self-expression connected with the sign - planets placed in Leo act in a dramatic way and need to experienced themselves reflected in their surroundings.

When planets are expressed negatively in this sign there will often be pride, narcissism and self-importance. When expressed positively there is a warmth and joy in being, and a playful, romantic nature. This sign is associated with children, charisma and entertainment. Planets in Leo act with authority and power, exerting a compelling influence on others. Greater balance can be attained if the capacity to see oneself objectively is cultivated.

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