July 23 – August 22
SYMBOL: The Lion
RULING PLANET: The Sun
BODY PARTS: Heart, back and cardiovascular system
Leos are bold, energetic, and courageous. As the Kings and Queens of the zodiac, you are natural leaders, ready to roar and blaze a trail. You seek the limelight and are driven by a desire to be loved and admired. Amongst your best qualities are loyalty, bravery, and confidence. (Although, many Leos are incredibly shy in childhood). As for weaknesses, you can be egoistic, proud, and arrogant.
Leo is a fire sign, which is all about passion and spontaneity. Action-oriented with a fierce need for self-expression, you love to be the center of attention. Your dignified manner commands respect, and your magnetic charms attract admirers like a moth to a flame. Children adore your warm, generous, and engaging personality. The theatre suits you to a T, allowing an outlet for your fabulousness and flair for drama.
Career and Money:
You perform best when in charge, but even when not in an official role of authority, people respond to your power and leadership skills. While dedicated to your work, you can become overbearing if you don’t keep that ego in check. Due to your artistic talent, you are best suited to jobs that encourage your creative juices to flow. Perfect career choices for Lions include; law, art, performing, entertaining, event planning, designing, and working with children.
Leos love to stay on-trend with the latest fashions and are therefore in danger of spending money less responsibly than other zodiac signs. Due to your ambitions, money usually comes easily enough, and you are very generous, often providing friends and family with financial help. Savings can be difficult to accumulate, thanks to your penchant for impulse buying. A little extra discipline can help you rein in your spending.
In relationships, Lions are adoring, fun, and respectful. You won’t settle for anything less than a love that is as grand as you are. You need attention and playfulness from your partner, and a good sense of humour turns you on. In the bedroom, you are an adventurous and energetic lover. Preferring to take the lead, you demonstrate affection with flamboyant gestures. One of the most loyal signs of the zodiac, when you give your heart, it’s for keeps.
Leos burn bright with other fire signs such as Aries and Sagittarius. Aquarian’s cool detachment can work one of two ways; either you find the challenge irresistible, or you repel each other like fire and ice. Taurus’ snail pace frustrates you, while mysterious Scorpio finds you way over the top.
Two Leos together make for a passionate mix. However, these couples also tend to be very fiery and competitive, so they need to work together to avoid a stormy power struggle.
Family and Friendship
Young Leos become independent as soon as possible but remain committed and connected to their family. Relatives appreciate your warm nature and often turn to you in times of a crisis. You are insanely protective of your loved ones and cherish your family roots. Your worst-case scenario is sibling rivalry or clashes within your social circle, which is possible if your affinity for leadership is viewed as downright bossiness.
Friends admire your charisma and humorous take on life. The quintessential social butterfly, you love parties and move in large social circles. Meeting new people is not a problem for you and let’s face it, Leo, you do like to make a grand first impression.
Lions are more susceptible to fevers, and if they are not careful with their posture, they can experience back pain. As your zodiac sign rules the heart and circulatory system, you must prioritise your fitness with regular exercise. Manage stress levels with meditation or yoga and avoid smoking at all costs.
You tend to push yourself too hard, especially when it comes to exercise or showing off. Learning to pace yourself will keep your cardiovascular system healthy and your body in tip-top shape.
By Natasha Weber @astrotash