the middle of the summer in the northern hemisphere,
the hottest time of the year for half the planet. It's
appropriate, then, that the sign Leo is associated with
our source of heat, the Sun.
This central star of our solar system is the hub around
which all of the planets orbit. This position of centrality
is basic to the Leo personality.
represents awareness of self and is, arguably, the most
self-centered sign of the zodiac. Taken negatively, this means that Leo can be blinded
by the light of its own ego. Like a shining star, its
brilliance can make it difficult to recognize the importance
of others. Learning to share the spotlight is a core
issue for many Leos.
Sun in astrology is said to "rule"
the sign Leo. That means that there is a natural affinity
between this "planet" and sign. Being born with a planet
in its "home" sign is considered to be an advantage
energy of the Sun is thought to flow most easily in
Leo. However, a planet in its home sign can also be
overly simplistic and narrow in its expression. A lack
of obstacles in not always a strength.
then, can benefit from humbling experiences. It's important
that they learn how to fail, so that they can reconnect
to the sources of their creativity and confidence and
is the fifth sign of the zodiac. It represents that
point in the cycle when a child becomes aware of his
or her personal power. The discovery of self is a wonderful
thing, a fascinating experience in which the rest of
the world is seen as a toy with which to play. From
a healthy perspective, this offers a sense of confidence
that encourages creativity and risktaking throughout
life. However, a potential pitfall is for Leo to operate
under the illusion that he or she is creating the world
in which all of us live, rather than just being a part
up can be a challenge for everyone, but is particularly
true for Leos. Moving from the excitement of possibilities
to the real commitments necessary for accomplishment
can be the measure of Leo's potential for success. Learning
to listen, too, can be vital for Leo to fulfill its
is natural for Leo to see him or herself as a star.
Those born under this sign do best when their self-confidence
is high. Yet, even though it is the hub of our solar
system, the Sun is but one star among the uncountable
billions in the sky. What appears to be the source of
life from one perspective is just another point in a
distant constellation from another. Leos who understand
that everyone is a star are best able to build the co-operative
relationships that can make life so satisfying.
Leo is the sign of fame with a virtually endless list from Madonna to Jagger along with C.J. Jung, George Bernard Shaw, Aldous Huxley, Robert Redford, Neil Armstrong, Julia Child, Halle Berry,Barack Obama, Martha Stewart, James Baldwin, Bill Clinton, Fidel Castro, Robert De Niro, Whitney Houston, Jerry Garcia, Lucille Ball, Dustin Hoffman, Andy Warhol, and a few million others.