July 23 to August 22
Generous and warmhearted
Creative and enthusiastic
Broad-minded and expansive
Faithful and loving
Pompous and patronizing
Bossy and interfering
Dogmatic and intolerant
The Leo type is the most dominant, spontaneously creative and extrovert of all the zodiacal characters. In grandeur of manner, splendor of bearing and magnanimity of personality, they are the monarch's among humans as the lion is king of beasts. They are ambitious, courageous, dominant, strong willed, positive, independent, self-confident there is no such a word as doubt in their vocabularies, and they are self-controlled. Born leaders, either in support of, or in revolt against, the status quo. They are at their most effective when in a position of command, their personal magnetism and innate courtesy of mind bringing out the best of loyalty from subordinates. They are uncomplicated, knowing exactly what they want and using all their energies, creativeness and resolution to get it, as well as being certain that they will get whatever they are after. Their followers know where they are with Leonians. Leonians think and act bigger than others would normally dare; the ambitiousness of their schemes and idealism sometimes daunt their followers, their practical hardheadedness and ability to go straight to the heart of any problem reassures those who depend on them. If Leonians meet with setbacks they thrive on the adversity.
They have powerful intelligence and are of a broad philosophical, sometimes religious, turn of mind. Those who are devout may become very obstinate in upholding traditional beliefs and will cling tenaciously, but with complete sincerity, to practices and doctrines which liberal thinkers regard as absurdly out-of-date. These will be found as the 'lions' of industries, and in the forefront of the cutting edge of technologies.
and an excessively negative Leonian can be one of the most unpleasant human beings imaginable, displaying extreme arrogance, autocratic pride, haughtiness, and excessive hastiness of temper. If jealously suspicious of rivals, they will not hesitate to use cunning, lies and trickery to discredit them. Self-centeredness, greed for flattery, boastfulness, and bombast, pomposity, snobbish superiority, and overbearing, and intolerant disdain of underlings; to whom they will nevertheless delegate the carrying out of minor details in their grandiose schemes, and from whom they are not above borrowing immoderately if an occasion necessitates it. Any of these can be characteristic of Leo. Add to them a passion for luxury, a lust for power, unlimited sexual lust, and emotional indulgence, and a character emerges that no one would want to know either in public life or private. But their pride may go before a fall, as uncontrolled impetuosity is likely to bring them low. Fortunately it is rare that a Leo is so undisciplined as to give way thoroughly to this list of vices, and their tendencies to them are usually balanced by an innate wisdom. Those who are afflicted with them also have the intelligence it takes to consciously and actively overcome them.
As politicians they are content with nothing less than a powerful position in government. In business they may be the chairman of their company's board, or at least directors or managers. They are excellent organizers and overseers, often laying the groundwork for new projects. If from the artisan ranks of society they will aspire to become the boss, partly because they are ambitious by nature, partly because they dislike manual labor, preferring to take charge of others doing it. If artistic, Leos can become stars of stage or screen (their bent is serious rather than light drama), maestros as musicians where they will gravitate toward the grand instruments or activities, such as the organ or conducting of orchestras and as painters; anything grand in conception and scale appeals to them. Leo women make exceptionally good welfare workers.
Outgoing, spontaneously warm hearted and plain spoken, though never lacking in kindliness, Leos are more disillusioned than the average if let down by those they trust. They are not good judges of character and are inclined to favoritism and an exaggerated faith in their followers which too often ends in disappointment. They have a strong sex drive and are so attracted to the opposite sex that they find it hard to be constant; they can be so intensely sexual as to become dissolute. They may have numerous love affairs for their love of pleasure and beauty is liable to drive them from one attractive partner to another. They are very much inclined to deceive. Their marriages may fail for the same reason, yet they are sincere and generous to their lovers while love lasts, and will remain attached to their homes so long as it is run for their benefit. They demand service but are incapable of giving it.Possible Health Concerns...
Physiologically, Leo governs the upper back, forearms, wrist, spine and heart. Its natives are subject to a number of ailments: pain in the back and lungs, spinal complaints, diseases of the heart and blood, sickness in ribs and sides, convulsions, pleasantries, violent burning fevers including, in former days, when they were prevalent, plague, pestilence, jaundice, and some afflictions of the eyes.
PROBLEMS THAT MAY ARISE FOR YOU, AND THEIR SOLUTIONS As with all sun signs, we all have unique traits to our personalities.
When these traits are suppressed, or unrealized, problems will arise. However, with astrology we can examine the problem and assess the proper solution based on the sun sign characteristics. As a Leo you may see things below that really strike home. Try the solution, you most likely will be amazed at the results. If you find yourself on the receiving end of the negatives below, it is because you are failing to express the positive.
Problem: Getting all upset and angry with others when things do not go the way you fully expected them too. This kind of reaction to a problem is what causes a lot of marital discord and unhappiness.
Solution: You should never base all of your expectations on what you should get, but rather base them on what you can give to, or do, for those who are in your sphere of influence. You will find you have a more peaceful and happy home if you do this.
Problem: You are sometimes your own worst enemy, especially so when you are striving for attention in such obvious ways that you turn off the very people you sought to impress.
Solution: The first place to start is to stop trying to gain attention; give people the chance to notice the real you. Decide what it is that impresses you and you will then know what to do to impress others.
Problem: Egotism, to the extent that you may be the Leo who thinks no one is quite as good at things as you are and the people around you are made to feel small through your habit of comparison.
Solution: What the higher minded Leo has is a sense of self worth and of greatness, this is corrupted when you let the ego get out of hand so you should learn to walk tall by looking up to those that are 'taller' than you are.
Problem: Losses in income from unwisely speculating which leads to financial ruin, as well as possible personal losses of family and friends due to a lack of concern for their financial welfare.
Solution: You should always investigate all investments well before they are made, then talk it over with your spouse as to how hard the budget can be hit, before you spend the first dime.
Your ruling planet is the SUN
The Sun is our nearest star and the source of energy for life on Earth. It is about 150 million km away (93 million miles), a distance which sunlight covers in 8 minutes, whereas the distance to the moon is only 1.3 light-seconds. The Sun is about 300,000 times heavier than Earth and rotates around its axis (as viewed from the orbiting Earth) in about 27 days.
Some more interesting facts about your sign:
The male lions are not particularly good hunters, the main work is done by the females when the male drives the prey in the direction where they are hiding, although the males insist on eating their share before the females. Hunting occurs at night or cooler times of day, the hotter hours are spent resting in the shade. Only males grow a mane, which can take up to 5 years to fully develop.
Your starstone is the rich red RUBY
Known as a stone of nobility. It can improve success in controversies and disputes, encouraging gentleness and discouraging violence. Excellent shielding stone to protect you from bodily harm. Encourages one to follow bliss.RE: STARSTONE CONTROVERSY
There is, and always have been, a controversy over "starstones".Starstones are NOT birthstones. I give you here in these pages the stones that are called your starstones, (planet stones), which viberates the strongest to your planet or sign, NOT to the month that you were born. I would also like it if those who think they know precisely what their stone is to go to the library and reference some good Astrology books such as 'Parkers Astrology'. Sorry for the confusion, but confusion over this topic has raged for hundreds of years
1865 - Max Heindel - Occultist
July 23, 1834 - James Gibbons - Ecclesiatic
July 24, 1895 - Robert Graves - Writer
July 24, 1897 - Amelia Earhart - Pilot
July 24, 1900 - Zelda Fitzgerald - Jazz Age Figure
July 24, 1902 - Alexandre Dumas - Writer
July 25, 1853 - David Belasco - Producer
July 25, 1887 - Florence Entwhistle - Photographer
July 26, 1856 - George B. Shaw - Writer
July 26, 1875 - Karl G. Jung - Psychiatrist
July 26, 1885 - Andre Maurois - Writer
July 26, 1894 - Aldous Huxley - Writer
July 26, 1903 - Estes Kefauver - Politician
July 26, 1943 - Mick Jagger - Musician
July 26, 1956 - Dorothy Hamill - Sports Figure
July 26, 1940 - Mary Jo Kopechne - Fatality
July 27, 1723 - Joshua Reynolds - Artist
July 27, 1906 - Leo Durocher - Sports Figure
July 27, 1948 - Peggie Fleming - Skater
July 28, 1635 - Robert Hooke - Scientist
July 28, 1878 - Guy Ballard - Religious Leader
July 28, 1929 - Jacqueline Kennedy - First Lady
July 28, 1948 - Sally Struthers - Actress
July 28, 1949 - Vida Blue - Baseball Star
July 29, 1905 - Clara Bow - Actress
July 29, 1905 - Dag Hammarskjold - Statesman
July 29, 1907 - Mevin Belli - Attorney
July 29, 1924 - Robert Horton - Actor
July 29, 1934 - Stanton Friedman - Physicist
July 29, 1938 - Benito Mussolini - Dictator
July 29, 1949 - Marilyn Quayle - V.P. Wife
July 29, 1928 - Peter Jennings - Newscaster
July 30, 1818 - Emily Bronte - Writer
July 30, 1863 - Henry Ford - Industrialist
July 30, 1930 - Joan Negas - Astrologer
July 30, 1947 - A. Schwarzennegger - Actor
July 30, 1956 - Anita Hill - Celebrity
July 30, 1956 - Delta Burke - Actress
July 31, 1931 - Milton Freeman - Economist
July 31, 1946 - Wesley Snipes - Actor
August 1, 1779 - Frances Scott Key - Attorney/Songwriter
August 1, 1819 - Herman Melville - Writer
August 1, 1866 - Claude Bragden - Architect
August 1, 1933 - Dom Deluise - Actor
August 1, 1936 - Yves St. Laurent - Designer
August 1, 1942 - Jerry Garcia - Musician
August 2, 1832 - Henry S. Olcott - Theosophist
August 2, 1905 - Myrna Loy - Actress
August 2, 1921 - Ira Progoff - Psychologist
August 2, 1924 - Carroll O'Connor - Actor
August 14, 1944 - Robyn Smith - Jockey
August 14, 1946 - Susan Saint James - Actress
August 14, 1969 - Magic Johnson - Sports Figure
August 15, 1769 - Napoleon - Emperor
August 15, 1872 - Sri Aurobindo - Religious Leader
August 15, 1879 - Ethel Barrymore - Actress
August 15, 1885 - Edna Ferber - Writer
Auguat 15, 1892 - Louis de Broglie - Physicist
August 15, 1913 - Menachem Begin - Prime Minister
August 15, 1950 - Princess Anne - Royalty
August 15, 1923 - Rose Marie Guy - Comedienne
August 15, 1944 - Linda Ellerbee - Newscaster
August 16, 1888 - T.E. Lawrence - Adventurer
August 16, 1928 - Ann Blyth - Actress
August 16, 1930 - Frank Gifford - Sports Figure
August 16, 1946 - Leslie Ann Warren - Actress
August 16, 1953 - Kathie Lee Gifford - TV Personality
August 16, 1960 - Timothy Hutton - Actor
August 17, 1786 - Davey Crockett - Frontiersman
August 17, 1876 - George Llewellyn - Astrologer
August 17, 1943 - Robert De Niro - Actor
August 18, 1834 - Marshall Fields - Entrepreneur
August 18, 1917 - Casper Weinberger - Politician
August 18, 1922 - Shelley Winters - Actress
August 18, 1927 - Rosalyn Carter - First Lady
August 18, 1933 - Roman Polanski - Director
August 18, 1936 - Robert Redford - Actor
August 18, 1952 - Elayne Boosler - Comedienne
August 18, 1952 - Patrick Swayze - Actor
August 18, 1969 - Christian Slater - Actor
August 19, 1743 - Mme. Du Barry - Courtesan
August 19, 1870 - Bernard Baruch - Entrepreneur
August 19, 1882 - Cocoa Chanel - Designer
August 19, 1902 - Ogden Nash - Poet
August 19, 1924 - Phylis Schlafly - Celebrity
August 19, 1931 - Willy Shoemaker - Jockey
August 19, 1940 - Jill Saint John - Actress
August 19, 1946 - Bill Clinton - President, USA
August 19, 1948 - Tipper Gore - V.P. Wife
August 20, 1930 - Mario Bernardi - Conductor
August 20, 1946 - Conning Chung - Newscaster
August 21, 1906 - Count Basie - Musician
August 22, 1904 - Deng Xiaoping - Political Figure
August 21, 1936 - Wilt Chamberlain - Sports Figure
August 21, 1938 - Kenny Rodgers - Singer
August 21, 1950 - Arthur Bremer - Criminal
August 21, 1962 - Mathew Broderick - Actor
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