Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac. The
Sun is in this sign from 23 July until 22 August each year. The symbol
for Leo is the Lion, and most Leo natives display many of regal traits
of the king of beasts.
- In Leo, the Sun is magnetic, forceful,
and dominate. You possess a good nature that is very generous, allowing
you to attract many friends and followers. You can easily become a
natural leader because of your demeanor and because you are ambitious,
determined, and highly industrious. Self-assurance and dignity are very
strong in your nature. Your magnetic personality lets you sell yourself
or your ideas easily, and your persistence at doing so further enhances
your leadership potential. You are at your best when placed in charge of
a large scheme, for you are truly a fine organizer. You enjoy being in a
position of authority because you know you were born to rule. Your sunny
disposition allows you to be candid, outspoken, and very direct in all
matters, without upsetting people. You possess natural leadership
ability, and project such confidence and authority that you inspire
others to follow you.
- The typical Leo is a natural showman, and
delights in having a full measure of recognition and admiration. Leo is
the most expressive sign in the zodiac. You love to show off. You
probably see your role in life as the starring role. Often the Leo
personality chooses some artistic form through which to express talent.
There is much drama associated with Leo, and the general approach to
life is full of emotional exuberance. If you are not careful, these
traits can result in too large an ego, which in turn can make you very
susceptible to flattery. Though you have a high opinion of yourself, you
still need the approbation and appreciation of your friends and
followers. Your ego needs constant reinforcement. This helps keep the
spotlight focused on your activities.
- Naturally emotionally exuberant, you are
not only a good actor, but you make a truly outstanding teacher, as
well. The Leo association with the fifth house of the chart suggests a
strong bond with children. You may consider your children to be
expressions of your creativity. Typically, the Leo is very close to
children, the loving benefactor and protector.
- The lordly Leo sometimes feels there
should be an automatic granting of power and authority. Because of this,
you may be one of those Leo types who doesn't feel the need to work your
way to the top. Though in many ways you show that you are ambitious, you
also can be lazy. You may only want to work at jobs that offer prestige,
glamour, power or a good time. You exert yourself only in those
situations were you can exhibit your star quality, and garner the
attention and respect of others.
- Your gift is surely the ability that you
naturally possess to lead and to inspire. You are at home on the stage
or at the podium. Your poorest showing comes when you are unable to
control your ego, and you let an exaggerated sense of your own
importance get the upper hand. In spite of your self-assurance and
dignity, you may have a degree of concern about being laughed at or
disgraced in some way. Again, ego is at the base of your nature and
In Leo, Mercury produces a mind with
strong will power and stubbornly fixed purposes. Your comprehension is
broad, and your expression is authoritative, sometimes even dogmatic, as
the position inclines to being opinionated and rigid in
Your thinking has a very human touch,
permitting you to make decisions that are accepted and followed by most
people. You are inclined to leadership because you such a capacity to
command respect. You like to be considered as the authority on matters
pertaining to your field of endeavor, and you probably are. This sense of
authority is aided by the dramatic and forceful way that you express
yourself orally and in writings.
Your mental charisma and leadership style
sometimes makes you a little proud and boastful. Sometimes you can get a
little carried away with the importance of your ideas and expressions.
Mental pride and arrogance can be a problem.
Usually with Mercury in Leo there is the
tendency to become a bit lazy in a mental sense. There is often a need to
cultivate more attention and exercise for the mind. Your strength is
dealing with subjects in a broad-brush way, and in very general terms. You
can ignore important details that leave your plan somewhat short at times.
When this does happen, it is hard for you to admit a mistake.
- If Venus is in Leo in your chart it
suggests a behavior that is theatrical, with a good deal of personal and
social pride. Venus in Leo is warm-hearted and fun-loving, a natural
showman with a need for self-expression. There is an innate need to be
in the spotlight and center of attention.
- You have much physical and emotional
magnetism that attracts romantic interest easily. You thrive on these
attractions and what they mean to your ego. Romance helps you maintain
your high opinion of yourself. You are happiest when you are in love and
when bestowing your gift of romance on a lucky admirer.
- Glamour, excitement and charm mark your
courtship endeavors. You are lavish with your attentions, presents, and
with yourself. The Venus Leo in love is sincere and whole-hearted. You
are one of the most romantic and ardent of lovers. This is an outgoing
and affectionate position for Venus, as you truly love life and romantic
- You can be very loyal to those whom you
think worthy of your affections, but you expect strong affections in
return. Despite all the fun and show, you are an extremely stable and
loyal partner. You are basically a one-love person because your pride is
so wrapped up in your relationships. If there is a break in a serious
relationship, it will most likely be a very hard and bitter one.
- While you are innately faithful in love,
you are not one to discourage or ignore other admirers. You love to be
noticed and admired. You enjoy attracting romantic interest, though you
have no interest or desire to follow through on these idle
- A Leo Moon produces an air of confidence
and a desire to lead. Self-confident, cheerful and optimistic, your
emotional outlook on life is positive and upbeat. In Leo, the emotions
are carefree, gay, and often pleasure-seeking.
Self-sufficient and self-reliant, you get
deeply and emotionally involved with all that you do. This Moon definitely
accents personality, and causes a tendency toward display. It is likely
that an attitude has been instilled in you that you can do anything you
want, and that your creative ability has no actual bounds. You may have
been spoiled somewhat. There is a need to be admired and applauded, and
you seek appreciation constantly. You have an innate sense of the dramatic
and always do things with a flair. Something of a showman, entertaining
may come naturally for you. You seem to thrive on constant attention and
you are something of a flirt, expecting the object of your flirtations to
be responsive, as well.
The Moon has a natural association with the
fourth house of the horoscope, or the home. Moon in Leo gives a natural
creative flair to make the home a show place. You may have a gift for
interior design and be good with color and decorating. You think of your
home as your castle, and you may have a tendency to overextend yourself
financially to impress others with your fine life-style.
You are uplifted socially and you command
respect. Your reactions are straight-forward and usually dignified,
enabling you to garner esteem and responsibility. You have a deep-seated
need for this respect and nothing hurts you more than not feeling as
though you are appreciated. One thing you can't handle very well is
someone stepping on your pride.
There is a natural love of luxury and a
desire for social pomp and prominence as Moon in Leo lends a certain
nobility to the persona. There may be an inborn tendency to be somewhat
pretentious. Thus, sometimes you can be a little self-centered and even
pompous, lacking objectivity and having a blind spot in your emotional
perspective. It's very hard for you to ever back down or to accept any
sort of a compromise.
The Moon in Leo tends to produce a loving
and very devoted parent, boss, or ruler, but it is important that
leadership potential not be spoiled by the tendency towards being bossy,
arrogance, and displaying an overbearing ego. Emotions are powerful with
Moon in Leo, and the drive for prominence and power is very strong, as
well. Unless the Moon is harshly aspected, you should be like the
benevolent monarch, having a great sense of charity and being a rather
generous person. You are one who projects concern with an optimistic
approach to life.
- Mars in Leo is noted for its physical
energy, and it manages reasonably well in the mental and practical
departments, as well. The ego and need for recognition make the
emotional energy somewhat restrained.
In Leo, Mars displays exceptional will-power
and creativity. With this placement, you project an air of confidence,
self-sufficiency, and vitality that cause people to sit up and take
notice. Activity is expressed in a dramatic fashion, suggesting that you
may be well suited for the stage. You love being on "center stage." You
are confident in most roles before an audience. This position couples
positive initiative, with stability and determination, producing excellent
leadership qualities. You have a definite charismatic and gregarious
flair. This also makes you a natural leader. Ambitious and maybe a little
egotistic, you want to lead. You'll do whatever you need to do to be
recognized and appreciated.
You take pride in your sexual prowess.
Affectionate and physically demonstrative, you enjoy the drama and
excitement of a passionate affair. As much as it bolsters your ego to have
several sexual partners, you're constant in love while your partner pays
plenty of attention to you and is devoted. In romance, jealousy and
possessiveness are often by-products of this placement.
The strong, fixed opinions and the
overbearing manner of this placement may often stir opposition. The pride
and need to dominate others, often sets up a degree of stubborn egotism.
Excessive pride can be your pitfall, if you haven't learned to control it.
The emotional side of Mars in Leo can cause to you to periodically
over-react with anger when affairs don't go your way.
Jupiter is in Leo in your chart. This
placement of Jupiter suggests optimism, self confidence and generosity.
You have much physical energy and a strong constitution. You have a
dramatic flair in showing off your status and prosperity; you're big on
parades, church rituals and grandeur in all forms. Your dignified
demeanor inspires confidence and produces excellent leadership
qualities. You expect appreciation and admiration in return for your
benevolence, and you may seem a little offended if you don't always get
it. You may overdo a tendency to gamble; cards, horses, business or
whatever. Your sense of self-confidence is very high.
- Saturn in Leo gives you a serious
personal need to achieve recognition. You don't want to play second
fiddle to anyone; simply stated, you want to be the boss. Yet it is so
hard for you to express the creative talent that you know you have
inside you. You may have unreasonably high expectations for yourself and
for those around you. As a parent, you want to be the disciplinarian.
Your children may seem a burden to you, and indeed they may be. Because
you are rather stern in your dealing, you can have some difficulties in
your personal relationships with your children, as well as your mate.
Try not to be too hard on those you lead or those you live with. This
placement often shows a limited sense of humor, and a demeanor that is
very reserved and cautious. Leo is the sign of ultimate self-esteem, and
Saturn is the planet that tears down this quality. Don't let your
self-image suffer needlessly.
Many of your peers born during the years when
Uranus was in Leo may foster changes that expand personal and/or
nationalistic power and prominence. Changes involving lofty goals and
ideals will find favor within this group.
- Planets © Michael McClain 1996-2003.