July 23 to August 22
The fifth astrological sign in the zodiac is Leo, which originated from the constellation of Leo. Leo, in astrology, is considered to be a positive sign; also known as “masculine”. Being one of the four fixed signs, it is also considered as a fire sign. The planet Sun is the ruler of this astrological star sign. According to the tropical zodiac (or more commonly known as the western zodiac), individuals who are born from July 23 to August 22 are considered to be Leo individuals. The astrological 5th house is associated with Leo, as it is the fifth astrological sign in the zodiac. Individuals whom are associated with the astrological 5th house like games, gambling, children, creativity, pleasures and leisure.
The symbol for the Nemean Lion is Leo. The Nemean Lion was slain by Hercules (Herakles) and was raised to the stars, in honor of Hercules, by Zeus. Leo, in mythology, is sometimes associated with the goddess Sunna, and also gods such as Huitzilopochtli, Helios/Sol and Ra. It is also associated with Apollo, the Greco Roman god. The astrological symbol for Leo which we see today represents the mane and the head of the lion.
Leo Personality Traits
There are several personality traits which astrologers assign to the respective astrological signs. Some characteristics of Leo are noble, bright, generous, protective, faithful, loyal, proud, loving, supportive, warm, risk-taking, arrogant, jealous, egotistical, bossy, possessive, materialistic and interfering. There are also certain physical traits which astrologers believe that the respective zodiac individuals possess.
Leos are open, genuine, sincere and trusting when they are in a relationship. These individuals are also not great judges of one’s character. They often are inclined to favoritism and often end up in disappointment. They also possess an unimaginably strong sex drive which makes them so attracted to the opposite gender which even they find it hard to keep constant. Leo individuals might have several love affairs as they love the beauty and pleasure which is able to make them hunt from one attractive partner to another. This spells why they are so inclined to deceiving. If they are loyal to their lovers, they will be extremely generous and sincere to them. And as long as their home run for their benefit, Leo individuals will never leave at all. They too are extremely demanding when it comes to service. However, they are not able to give any service at all.
The native of the Leo sign is proud, proud, powerful and authoritative. He likes to be in the center of attention. He is sensitive to praise and likes to impress with his personality.
Energetic and dynamic, the native of the Lion sign emits a real human warmth and an overwhelming enthusiasm. Due to his open nature and generosity, he is easily overlooked by some vain tendencies and superiority.
Even though he is not always faithful and has a penchant for adventures, Leo’s man knows to truly love a single woman. She likes to court other women, in order to be adored, glorified.
In love, Leo’s man is very possessive and extremely jealous. It does not support even the slightest betrayal, not even to be neglected.
Leo woman loves sincerity and loyalty. If you meet a sincere and loving partner, you will be very happy.
Unfortunately, due to vanity, Leo’s wife sometimes has individuals trying to take advantage of this weakness.
Leo Physical Traits
Some physical traits which are associated to Leo individuals are tall with trim athletic legs and thin waists. Also, they are believed to always have their head help up high and tend to look down their noses at others. They are also said to possess a think mane of hair.
Professions Suitable for Leo
Leo individuals strive for success. Therefore, they can naturally perform their best in any careers as long as there is room for the top position. Leo politicians are never happy unless they acquire a powerful seat in the governance of the country/state. In business, only the positions of a chairman, director or manager can satisfy the hunger of Leo individuals. Leo individuals are also great overseers and organizers.
Lucky Days for Leo
Leos can consider certain days as their luckiest. The birth date can be a most fortuitous of days for Leos. Aside from that, Tuesday is considered to be a lucky day for Leos. The number 5 is considered to be lucky for Leos, so Leos can consider the dates of 5th, 14th and 23rd to be extremely lucky for themselves.
Lucky Color for Leo
The color of choice for those belonging to the star sign of Leo is that of Gold.
Zodiac Signs Compatible with Leo
Astrologers also believe that Leo is compatible with some of the other zodiac signs. This includes Sagittarius and Aries. Gemini is also said to be good with Leo.
Leo-Aries: excellent compatibility
These relationships are totally energetic and explosive, since both have a very strong character. This union will be full of shocks because on the one hand they can agree and solve different situations and on the other, they can face in hard power struggles that can hardly find the solution.
Leo-Taurus: low compatibility
Love and intense passion circulate throughout the relationship. Clashes arise only when Leo tries to dominate his partner or feels altered by Tazu’s stubbornness and possessiveness. Leo’s capacity for action and organization is combined with the practicality of Taurus.
Leo-Gemini: excellent compatibility
This relationship complements very well, Leo is able to carry out all the ideas proposed by his partner, which provides a growth of the couple, at all levels. Leo acts on Gemini so that he is responsible for clarifying doubts and can communicate them.
Leo-Cancer: acceptable compatibility
Despite the marked differences between the two, they can complement each other very well and between the two, the intimacy is very good since Leo finds the necessary contention in his partner. Problems arise when Leo hurts Cancer’s sensitivity and despite trying to correct the mistakes, Cancer fails to forget.
Leo-Leo: good compatibility
In this relationship they share the same ruling planet, so they have equal characteristics, but if they are unable to express their pride, unnecessary anger can be avoided. Together they are able to achieve numerous goals, it is only necessary that they understand and listen to each other, that is, they must be senders and receivers at the same time.
Leo-Virgo: acceptable compatibility
This relationship is not compatible, on the one hand Leo is cheerful, funny, outgoing and likes to fully enjoy everything he does, while Virgo is very analytical and introverted. Leo represents the axis where existence itself rotates while Virgo revolves in the mental aspect, providing the knowledge necessary to act.
Leo-Libra: excellent compatibility
In this relationship the ability to enjoy the company that everyone can offer predominates. In this union, openness prevails, and the search for everything artistic and creative, for everything harmonious. The inconvenience usually appears when Leo is annoyed by the dependence of his partner.
Leo-Scorpio: low compatibility
This relationship is fully linked by desire and `passion, so the intimate relationship is splendid. Although both have a dominant character and clashes often arise very often, reconciliations also occur frequently. The good and the bad are constantly expressed in the relationship.
Leo-Sagittarius: excellent compatibility
This relationship has a great affinity, Leo manages to be filled with the optimism of his partner. He also receives self-confidence and a great desire for adventure. On the other hand, Leo offers his partner the joy and his great ability to enjoy all things in life. In privacy both complement each other very well.
Leo-Capricorn: low compatibility
The best complement that can be given in this relationship is one that is based on interest. Leo brings the ideas and Capricorn will be an excellent performer for profit. On the other hand, Leo’s warmth can be lessened by the coldness of his partner, which causes an inhibition in the demonstration of affections.
Leo-Aquarius: good compatibility
The possibility of understanding in this relationship is entirely feasible, since although they are opposites they complement each other very well. There will be instability since the surprise factor will be permanent within the relationship. For any type of relationship to flourish, it will be important for both to set aside the impositions and respect individual differences.
Leo-Pisces: low compatibility
Very different characters are involved in this relationship, but they can be combined favorably, although Leo feels annoyed at the extreme sensitivity of his partner, he falls in love permanently when Pisces displays all his tenderness and his dedication in intimacy. On the other hand, Pisces helps solve important issues.
Birthstone for Leo
Birthstone recommended for Leo are Turquoise, Amber, Tiger Eye, Ruby. Diamond is a marvelous choice as a planetary stone while the stones of Peridot and Onyx make for excellent lucky charms against misfortune.