LEO ZODIAC SIGN: PERSONALITY TRAITS, DATES AND MORE
Dates: July 23- August 22
Symbol: The Lion
Ruling Planet: Sun
Spirit Colour: Gold
Lucky Gem: Carnelian
Flower: Sunflower & Marigold
Top Love Matches: Libra
Ruling House: Fifth
Leo, the fifth sign in the zodiac, is for those between July 23 and August 22. Learn more about the Leo sign below.
People with this zodiac are characterized by a bold, courageous, and intelligent personality. The fire sign Leo is a born leader, ready to trailblaze and make a name for themselves. They possess high self-esteem and are proud of the desirable traits that help them get through life. They don’t believe in being falsely modest and won’t shy away from praising themselves for a well-done job. Leos love the limelight; however, they do not foster self-importance while stepping back from slogging it out. They recognize fully that they need to put in enough effort to justify their identity as a leader to be respected and admired. Leos carry more conviction in their intuitive and spontaneous personality, and their resilience equips them to make wise split-second decisions.
Despite the above, Lions are not all about just hard work. Leos are intense, energetic, and passionate in their pursuits, including relationships. They thrive on social interactions and have hardly any trouble making friends. Leos tend to put themselves first and will turn down a suggestion that doesn’t fit their idea of enjoyment. For this reason, though pure-hearted, they are often misunderstood to be self-righteous and arrogant. Leos are loyal and committed, and if they wish to, they will stick it out next to the people that matter to them.
In love, they take it upon themselves to become the best partner someone has ever had. They love gestures and are willing to show the world how much they care for the one they love. Leo is an adventurer, seeking to balance a life of intense social engagements with ample downtime to relax. Their commitment to everything in their life makes them even sacrifice leisure to gain a job title or workplace status.
Leos are never choosy with their company; they are friendly and polite to everyone. While their dynamism and magnetic personality entrance everyone, Leos are their own harshest critic and consider each day a fresh challenge to be the brightest and boldest Lion that they can be.
The astrological symbol of the Lion dates to Greek mythology when it was associated with the Lion that Heracles defeated in a heroic mythological battle. For this reason, the Leo zodiac is a symbol of courage, pride, and victory. The Leo star constellation contains many stars, one of which is called Regulus-meaning ‘the little king’ and lends some regal connotations to Lion’s sign. In Latin, Leo means ‘lion,’ becoming the official name for this zodiac in western astrology after translations of ancient astrological texts.
Leo’s Secret Weapon
Most people think that Leos are full of themselves and think only about themselves first. However, a giving nature, selfless dedication and boundless capacity for love and affection are their innate and latent secret weapon.
Element, quality and season
In the western tropical zodiac, Leo commences the height of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. The Leo prototype radiates proud ‘solar’ confidence and heartfelt courage.
Leo is the second of the four fixed signs of the zodiac, who all hold natural energy of endurance and stability in the center phase of the four seasons. The summer is the symbolic source of this sign’s well-established and assured confidence.
Leos’ affinity for leadership, confidence and courage are kindled in the fire element, thought by ancient astrologers to be akin to the divine light of the stars and the life-giving rays of the sun. Fire is the brightest and lightest element, lending dynamism to the Leo zodiac sign.
Weaknesses of the Leo zodiac
Most of the weaknesses of the Leo sign are embedded in their strengths. Being a fixed fire sign, Leos can sometimes be ‘fixed’ in their opinions and be quickly fired up in proud defense. Their pride can make it difficult to admit when they are wrong. At the core of their dynamic and strong personality is a surprising vulnerability and insecurity that can go unseen because of how they project confidence regardless of their true feeling. They can be overly dependent on compliments and assurance, which can get exhausting for those in their immediate environment. The deepest pitfalls can be jealousy arising from a deep need for attention and validation. They can become easily competitive and jealous of anyone who tries to share the affections of those they care about. A helpful practice would be to patiently listen to Leos, understand where their negative tendencies are coming from, and teach Leo children that there is enough love in the world for everyone, and each person needs a chance to shine and be seen.
Recommended Rudraksha for Leo Zodiac
Sun is the ruling planet of the Leo zodiac. Arguments and failure provoke Leos to react rashly to certain situations. Those belonging to this zodiac should wear 12 Mukhi Rudraksha. This rudraksha protects the wearer from the malefic effects of the Sun. By wearing it, beauty and health will shine like the Sun. it is good for those with heart, lungs and stomach problems. It helps to focus power and attention in a positive direction and protects the volatile temperament from having a negative effect on a Leo. The 12 Mukhi Rudraksha can be studded in gold, silver or metal cap and tied with silk or wool thread.