July 23rd to August 22nd
Everyone loves a Leo! And why wouldn’t they, with your sunny presence, natural enthusiasm, and big and generous heart. It’s no surprise that people want to bask in your magnetic light. (Editorial disclaimer: I have Leo rising, so I may be biased, but hey, it’s true!)
Your ruling planet is the Sun, the center of the solar system. You enjoy the spotlight, and like the Sun, the opportunity to shine is what get’s you up in the morning. You also expect all planets, or people, to orbit around you, and can be easily disappointed when they (what??) don’t. You’re artistic, and creativity flows through your veins. Without some form of self-expression, Lions can become very grumpy--sharing your gifts is your very reason for being! The key to your true happiness, however, is to learning to find recognition within. Ultimately, all else is gravy.
Passion! Romance! Excitement! Drama is your calling card—and your mantra is: Go Big Or Go Home! A true optimist, your glass is rarely empty, it’s full and brimming with opportunity. Some may call you Diva, which can be true because of your often extravagant and luxury-loving nature. Think Jennifer Lopez—a quintessential Lion. (The sign of Leo rules Hollywood and movie stars!) Yet, beneath that all the sparkle and bling is a loyal, lion-hearted soul, a leader and giver who wants to share their heart with that one true soul mate. Lions are romantics and tend to be happiest when in relationship. And if they buy you flowers and gifts—all the better!
At the end of the day, Leo, you just want to feel special. In fact, you feel it’s your destiny to make an impact in the world. Within all Leo’s is the desire to be a superstar, a king or queen in your own right. This is not necessarily ego-based, but comes from a deep passion and desire to put your unique stamp on time. Sharing yourself, your gifts and talents, no matter the form, is how you create your legacy. Big world or small—your light changes things.
Your Sunny Side: Loyal, inspirational, creative, optimistic, generous.
Your Shadow Side: Self-involved, dramatic, territorial, competitive, materialistic.