Characteristics of Leo Sun Sign People
Leo is a fixed, fire sign, symbolized by the Lion. The birthdays for Leo people generally fall between July 21st and August 21st, but this must be checked in an Ephemeris. This is a textbook which shows which astrological sign any planet was in at any day for about a fifty year period. As always, nobody’s birthday falls “on a cusp.” This is a common misconception, but each person has a specific Sun Sign, and all that “cusp” business has nothing to do with where the Sun was located at your time of birth. They are the house divisions in a horoscope, and not to be consulted until your horoscope is cast or someone reads it for you—or both.
Leo Sun Sign People are warm, dynamic people, who know how to make an entrance into a room. They may choose to do that in a fashionably late way so it garners them more attention. They crave attention more than most signs, except perhaps Aries, and are not above pouting if they do not get enough attention and praise.
But since they are so personable, sunny, and possess great social skills, they can be forgiven for such a little thing. Leo sun sign people love to throw great parties and have everyone come to their homes to be entertained in style. They are terrific hosts and you will never want for anything as a guest of theirs, you will always be treated with hospitality. Leo sun signs exhibit great magnetism and others are easily drawn to their optimistic and sunny presence.
Affectionate and Philanthropic
Since Leo is a fixed sign, they are determined and persistent when it comes to accomplishing their goals. They are very good natured, cultured people, who love going to plays, concerts, theatre and opera. Leo Sun Sign People are often generous patrons of the arts, and will give both time and money to philanthropic causes. They are natural leaders, and have a dramatic flair which is great for acting, or persuading others to come to their point of view.
Leo sun sign people have tempers, like all fire signs, but usually get over whatever bothers them quickly. The love nature of a Leo is ardent and sincere, and they are normally very candid and affectionate. Good luck seems to follow them, and they often win prizes or lotteries more than most people do, thus getting more attention. Jupiter is their ruling planet, so good things just naturally go their way. The heart is the body part ruled by Leo, so they need to get proper exercise and indulge a little less on rich foods. Leo sun sign people are both conscientious and philosophical, normally well informed on the topics of the day.
Since they love attention, they can enjoy involvement in politics, serving on committees, or working in any field where they have the opportunity to spend lots of time with people. Leos are at their very best when they turn their attention to others. Most Leo sun signs adore children and are very devoted to their families as well. They are very charming and well mannered people. Although Leos are very active people, like the Lion, they enjoy their “down” time and like a good nap too! They prefer to surround themselves with beauty, and like to have a home spa, nicely maintained property with a pool or hot tub to both rest in and share with their friends. You will normally find them at the center of some kind of group, as they are one of the groups of “social butterflies” of the Zodiac.
The key words for Leo are “I will.” Just as the Sun gives Earth heat and light, Leo sun sign people bring generosity and fun wherever they go. They will feel incomplete if they do not have a family and children, and will adopt and make a family of their own in that way if necessary. They will also donate time to organizations where they can make a difference in children’s lives. Leo Moms and Dads in particular love their children with the fierceness of lions, and God help anyone who makes any suggestion they dislike about their child!
Leo sun sign people live for love, and have such open hearts they must be careful who they bestow their affections on, as they can be hurt very easily. They are so kind and loving themselves, it never occurs to them that others may not be as sincere as they are. Leos love to play games, and who better to play them with than children? They are always the ones who put up the volleyball net and get people playing charades at parties. I am sure many Leos are cruise directors, as their natural enthusiasm just inspires people to do things they might not usually do. Other career choices may include, actor, artist, hotel management, jewelers, gold and silversmiths, fashion designers, interior decorators, commanders and stockbrokers.
Compatibility in Love
Since Leo is a Fire Sign, Leos normally get along with other Fire signs. Air signs are attractive to Leos as well, because, don't forget, Fire needs Air to burn! So a Sun sign Gemini, Libra or Aquarius is a good love match. Most Sun signs also get along well with the Sun signs next to theirs, so that would be Cancer or Virgo. Since Mercury (how you think) and Venus (how you love, your social life) are so close to the Sun, Cancer or Virgo people are likely to have planets in Leo, so would have a lot in common. If you know a person's birthday, you could look up these planetary positions on Cafe Astrology.com.
Gemstones and talismans which will protect Leo sun sign people include the tourmaline, which can help you calm yourself, align your chakras, and improve your mood. Black tourmaline can protect you from a psychic attack or from someone who wants to hurt you. It can also be found in other colors, with shades of pinks, reds, yellows, and white, even greens and blues. It is worn to procure inspiration, to attract favors (as if a Leo needs help with that) and to make friends.
Amber is another gemstone whose properties are supposed to help Leos. Ambers are a warm yellow and are abundant in the Baltic regions. If you wear a pendant, you can actually feel heat coming from it! It helps the body recover from colds and chills, as you feel it’s warmth around your neck or skin where you are wearing it, as necklace, or earrings. Amber is also said to help deafness, digestive problems, and will not let infections get worse. Asian people use amber in the making of incense, perfumes and some medical compounds. The perfume oil has a lovely smell and is suitable for wear by either men or women. The Leo sun sign person's metal is Gold, which will be very appreciated as a present, and is a stately enough gift for your regal Leo one!
Warmth and Enthusiasm
Since Leo is a fixed sign they have a definite stubborn streak. They may try to see it your way as long as you do not embarrass them in front of anyone else. Leo sun sign people really just want everyone to think well of them. Their symbol of the lion is for a good reason—as they have a kind of regal and noble aura about them, usually acting very dignified even in the worst of circumstances.
Leos like to gamble too, and in general always enjoy a good time. These upbeat people help others get enthused about anything, and Leos like to rule the projects they get involved in. They are courageous and will take chances if they must, but never fight unfairly and are very magnanimous if they lose. Bill Clinton and Barack Obama are both Leo Sun Sign People. No matter what your views on their politics, both can charm the birds out of the trees if they want to! Bill Clinton still remains one of the most beloved Presidents in our historical times and generation, and Barack Obama first “wowed” America when the US was first introduced to his great speaking skills at the Democratic National Convention in 2008.
They next day everyone was saying, “Did you hear the speech that new guy made last night?” People in my state of NJ are not usually easily impressed. Leo sun sign people just ooze that warmth and make you feel like you are the only one in the room. It is very hard indeed to resist such charm coming from a person who gives you all their attention!
© 2010 Jean Bakula
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