Leo Zodiac Sign
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The ruling planet for Leo is the sun, which corresponds with the fire element. A Leo radiates warmth and comfort, but their presence may also burn others.
Dominance, creativity, spontaneity and extroversion – those are the typical characteristics of a Leo. It is very noble, appreciate the magnificence of its surroundings, and generally have very warm-hearted personality. It often shows its strength of will, courage and ambition. Independence is particularly important to Leo. All of these characteristics can sometimes deter other people. If a Leo feels that its opponent is inadequate, it can show arrogance, pride and often have a short temper. If a Leo becomes jealous or skeptical of a rival, it will not hesitate to discredit him. Overall, Leo is a warm-hearted and wise sign of the Zodiac.
Leo will get along especially well with the zodiacal signs Libra, Aries, Sagittarius and Gemini.
The more submissive Libra is very well-matched with the dominant Leo. A relationship between people of these two signs of the Zodiac is full of passion and warmth, and both partners require adequate recognition from one another. Together, they are a pair that stands out with their style and exquisite tastes.
Leo shares a zest for life and imperiousness with Aries. In order to avoid conflict, a relationship between these two signs of the Zodiac must be based on profound communication. Their explosive characters may sometimes clash, but this will only affect the mood for a short while. As these zodiacal signs are relatively similar, the partners have a lot in common that unites them.
With Sagittarius, Leo can go through thick and thin. The two form a very strong pair, full of drive, conviction, and courage. Both love their freedom and respect this quality in one another. A relationship between these two star signs is full of passion.
A Gemini's stubbornness can be very interesting for a Leo. It is the person’s independence that so strongly attracts the other. They marvel at one another’s creativity and enjoy the company of others. Both shy away from routine and are always on the lookout for new friendships and contacts.
In Greek mythology, the constellation represents the Nemean Lion, which devastated cities, villages, and fields. Nobody could defeat the strong animal, whose hard fur was impervious to all weapons. It was only Heracles who dared to approach the lion, and was ultimately able to throttle it with his bare hands. The lion was then immortalized in the stars as a reminder to all.
The Egyptians saw a connection between the star sign and the lions in their region, as the summer heat drove them from the desert to the water of the Nile. At that time, the sun was in the constellation of the contemporary Leo.
Leo is the fifth sign of the Zodiac and in the constellation of the same name. It spans the celestial longitude of 120 to 149 degrees. In the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this area between July 23rd and August 23rd each year. In the sidereal zodiac, the sun transits the constellation from August 16th to September 15th.