Leo (astrology)

Leo (astrology)

name= Leo

Symbol= Lion
Tropical Start Date= July 23
Tropical Finish Date= August 22
Sidereal Start Date= August 16
Sidereal Finish Date= September 15
Solar Start Date= August 10
Solar Finish Date= September 15
Constellation= Leo
Element= Fire
Quality= Fixed
Domicile= Sun
Detriment= Uranus (modern)/Saturn
Exaltation= Neptune/Pluto (modern/disputed)
Fall= None|Mercury [http://www.astrology-x-files.com/zodiac/leo-mercury.html] Numbers= One
Day= Sunday

Leo is the fifth astrological sign of the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Leo. In western astrology, this sign is no longer aligned with the constellation as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. In astrology, Leo is considered to be a "masculine", positive (extrovert) sign. It is also considered a fire sign and is one of four fixed signs. [ Jeff Mayo, "Teach Yourself Astrology", pp 38-41, Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1979 ] Leo is ruled by the Sun.

Individuals born when the Sun was in this sign are considered Leo individuals. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun is in Leo roughly from July 23 to August 22.cite web |title=Astrology.com|url=http://horoscopes.astrology.com/dailyleo.html] Under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently there roughly from August 17 to September 16.


Leo is a symbol for the Nemean Lion that was slain by Herakles (Hercules). Zeus raised the lion to the stars in honor of Hercules.

In mythology Leo is associated with the Greco-Roman god Apollo and sometimes also the gods Helios/Sol, Ra, and Huitzilopochtli and the goddess Sunna.Spelwerx Astrology - Leo http://www.spelwerx.com/leo.html]

The astrological symbol or glyph for Leo represents the head and mane of the lion.Cafe Astrology - http://www.cafeastrology.com/zodiacleo.html]

Associated traits

Astrologers broadly agree that the following are the characteristics of leo: [ Robert Pelletier & Leonard Cataldo "Be Your Own Astrologer" pp 24 - 33, Pan Books Ltd, London 1984; Maritha Pottenger, "Astro Essentials", pp 31 - 36, ACS Publications San Diego, 1991 ; Jeff Mayo, "Ibid", pp 41-55, 1979 ]

A person born under the sign of Leo is very:
* Creative according to [http://www.astrology-online.com/leo.htm Astrology-online.com] ] • Proud • Risk-taking
* Fun-loving • Dramatic • Dignified • Theatrical
* Passionate • Affectionate • Ardent • Loyal
* Loves attention • Very strong • Independent
* Noble • Leader • Sunny • Bright
* Magnetic • Kingly • Powerful • Enthusiastic
* Protective •Adoring •Playful • Sympathetic
* Generous • Supportive • Warm • Broad-minded
* Expansive • Faithful • Warmhearted • Loving
* Bossy • Patronizing • Egotistical
* Pompous • Dogmatic • Pushy
* Materialistic • Over-dramatic • Argumentative • Possessive
* Interfering • Jealous • Self-serving
* Voracious • Arrogant • Intolerant

Physical traits

Many astrologers believe that each sign of the zodiac has its own identifying physical traits. Some think of Leos as being usually averaged height to tall, with thin waists, high cheek bones, full lips,trim athletic legs, strong physical features, well-defined appendages (hands, feet, etc.), and large, deep eyes. Leos also tend to have very soft skin and hair that shines in the sun. They are said to be tending to keep their heads held high and look down their noses at others. [ The Diagram Group, "The Little Giant Encyclopedia of The Zodiac", pp 159, Sterling Publishing Company, New York, 1997 ]


Leo is widely thought to be compatible with same element signs,
Aries The Diagram Group, "The Little Giant Encyclopedia of The Zodiac", p 171, Sterling Publishing Company, New York, 1997 ] according to [http://www.astrology-online.com/quick.htm Astrology-online.com Quick Compatibility Guide] ] and
Sagittarius. Taurus and Aquarius make a good match as well. [http://www.novareinna.com/constellation/leolovecomp.html]

There are many variables that determine compatibility in astrology, such as birth dates, birth months, birth years, position of a sign within the Sun, the Moon, Stars, etc. The signs listed as compatible with Leo do not reflect an "individual profile" or "individual reading" as interpreted within astrology, but rather reflect a general guideline and reference to compatibility as dictated by variables such as "Qualities" and "Elements" within the Zodiac.


The following items are traditionally associated with Leo: [ Derek and Julia Parker, "The New Complete Astrologer", pp194-5, Crescent Books , New York, 1990 ]

* The Indian equivalent of Leo is Simha/Singha.fact|date=February 2008
* The Chinese equivalent is thought to be the charming, inventive Monkey, whose lunar month is 8 August - 7 September. [ Theodora Lau, "The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes", pxxvii, Souvenir Press, London, 2005 ]
* The corresponding month in the Babylonian calendar is "Abu".fact|date=March 2008


External links

* [http://www.astrology-online.com/leo.htm Astrology-online on Leo]
* [http://www.astrologyindepth.com/Leo Leo In-Depth]
* [http://www.novareinna.com/constellation/leo.html Novareinna.com on Leo]

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