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Astrology: It’s Leo Season!!!

Updated on August 15, 2013
Leo the Lion
Leo the Lion | Source
Leo by Guido Bonatti
Leo by Guido Bonatti | Source

From July 23rd- August 23rd the sun is in the astrological sign of Leo. Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac and the second fire sign among the three fire signs (which are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, in that order). Leo is ruled by the Sun. As I stated in my previous hub, , the Sun isn’t a planet (by scientist standards) but a star. Even so, this makes the Sun and Leo unique in that they shine bright and illuminate those around them.

Leo is a fire sign and its element is fire. Leo is of the Fixed quality and rules over the Fifth House. The fifth house is the house of sex, creativity, love, and individual expression. The fifth house is your adult-child self, that follows your from childhood onward. Leo’s symbol is the lion and represents the nature of a Leo. The Lion is the king of the jungle. So it represents royalty, a state of elevated position. Not everyone can be a king or queen for you are born into it and it is chosen for you. This doesn’t bother Leo because they know they are special and important. Unlike the other zodiac signs self-confidence and Leo seems to be natural and a part of their bloodline and heritage. Being self-confident and self-assured seems to be their God-given right.

Leo the Lion resting
Leo the Lion resting | Source

The Leo native is regal and has an appealing air of majestic and grand demeanor. A lion is pretty much a big cat though can be a very intimidating and scary cat at times. This is much like a Leo. A lion is also proud and slow-moving with a sense of elegance and class, which again to is like a Leo. A lion like a Leo is protective of its cubs and can strike out with its sharp claws just as readily as it can scratch an itch. Even so they are oftentimes more loyal and kind then vicious.

Leo as the other fire signs share a lot of characteristics with each other, such as vitality, passion, and initiative. Even so, Leo is unique in the sense that they are very optimistic and are filled with a ball of energy. So they are pretty much a ball of sunshine (p.s. I have a Leo friend of whom I give this specific nickname too). Leo with its adult-child-like optimistic is also very generous and spare no expenses. Whether they shower you with gifts, money, time or support and love, Leos are truly giving. They will greet you with open arms and ears and an open heart. They are great friends and lovers and oftentimes give great advice. And like a lion or even the best of king/nobility they have a taste for the expensive, flamboyant, and extravagant lifestyle that rivals Venus ruled natives, Libra and Taurus.

Whether they shower you with gifts, money, time or support and love, Leos are truly giving. They will greet you with open arms and ears and an open heart. They are great friends and lovers and oftentimes give great advice. Leos are dramatic and over the top especially in love. They hold people in high regard and hate to be let down and taken advantage of. A Leo Lion takes relationships seriously so they are loyal and devoted. They expect the best so they want the best. As the lion or king/nobility Leos have a taste for the expensive, flamboyant, and extravagant lifestyle that rivals Venus ruled natives, Libra and Taurus.

The Lion on its Throne
The Lion on its Throne | Source
Frau mit Spiegel und Schlange (Vanitas?) by Hans Baldung ... Vanity/Pride
Frau mit Spiegel und Schlange (Vanitas?) by Hans Baldung ... Vanity/Pride | Source

Even so, with a craving and exasperation of the extravagant and excess can expose some fatal flaws within the Leo. Vain, arrogant, attention seeking show-offs are a common accusations against Leos. And even if they don’t want to believe it, there is some truth to this. Leo is a sign whose natural confidence and pride can easily sour and turn into a smug superiority complex. They can assume everyone loves them, wants to be around them and wants to be like them. If people slight them in any way or refuse to outwardly show they’re allegiance to team Leo; they will assume that these people are jealous of them and are automatic haters, before they are willing to accept that some people are just not that impressed with them. There seems to be a code in their ego can’t seem to fully accept or acknowledge that they can’t always be the center of the universe.

When they realize that they are not the center of the world, this illusion can be busted. They can in reaction become attention-seeking and show offy to mask their insecurity. Just as naturally as they are confident they can be just as insecure too. Leos though proud, confident on the surface are also very sensitive too, with egos that can bruise easily. Think of them like children, confident and ready to take on the world. Even so, one major diss or dose of reality and that child can become negative, withdrawn and heart-broken. It doesn’t help that Leo can be very optimistic. Optimism is a good thing, but blind optimism and leaving things up to chance, can lead to a lot of disappointment and disenfranchisement. Very much like a kid who learns that Santa Clause and the tooth-fairy are not real.

The Lioness of the Delta of Botswana
The Lioness of the Delta of Botswana | Source

Leo can also be accused of being selfish, domineering, and self-centered. Though in Leo’s defense and as 1/3 of the fire signs; this is an accusation is also thrown out at Aries and Sagittarius (especially Aries). This however can be true. In the sense that as a fire sign, their passions and high sense of individuality can carry them away and leave often people behind. The domineering part can ring even truer being that Leo is of fixed quality. Fixed signs (Leo, Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius) are known for their stubbornness which can give way to domineering and controlling behavior, if their don’t get their way. It’s very much my way or the highway plebeian, according to Leo.

Lastly Leos can act out, when their self-appointed roles as influential and note-worthy is not taken seriously. They like to feel that they’re unique (mind you everyone is unique), but not only unique but that their uniqueness is above everyone else. A bit of people-pleaser at times, this is similar to Libra needs for people to like them, but for different reasons. Libra do it because they have a strong need to socialize, intellectualize, entertain and create pleasurable experiences for people while Leo do it out of sheer vanity and wanting people to admire, respect, and sometimes worship them. They do everything to take to be notice and liked which includes handing out compliments so freely. This can be seen as off-putting and hate to some people. Leos that are fully evolve know that you can’t make people like or respect you, it must come naturally.

Dibuix de Leo, Leo by John Hevelius, 1690
Dibuix de Leo, Leo by John Hevelius, 1690 | Source

Like the Sun, sometimes it can shine too much and get too hot. Other times its not around as much as you need it. But on that beautiful day when the breeze and the sun rays are just right, is the best a Leo can be. Leos are open-hearted, kind, generous, and can be seen as much as a big-kid. They are the true balls of sunshine of the zodiac.

So Happy Leo Season!!! Happy Birthday to ALL THE LEOS’ OF THE WORLD, THIS IS YOUR ENERGY AND YOUR TIME!!! Thank You


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