Sanskrit name: Simha
Meaning of Name: The Lion
Type: Fire – Fixed – Positive
Leo is the fifth sign and it is the central sign of the fiery triplicity of the zodiac circle. The sign is ruled by a proud and fierce lion. The energy of the sign is expressive and flamboyant in nature. The sign expresses bold leadership, courageous attitude, and adventurous qualities.
How to recognize Leo?
The natives under this sign are natural leaders and dazzle others with a gorgeous smile. They feel that they are monarchs among humans who rule everyone around them. They are dramatic, spontaneously creative, self-confident, extrovert, and dominant. They usually come up with dramatic statements and actions so that they can be a center of attraction. The natives have a flush of pride or ego on their blush. At the same time, they are extremely difficult to resist and will achieve everything that they desire by hook and crook. Leo natives have many loyal and faithful friends. The fiery element in them will make them warm-hearted. Also, they will have a deep love for their life. They usually display their arrogant pride and their sunny playfulness at a time. They urge respect and do not prefer to take orders from others. Under whatever condition they are in, they will not defend their rights and dignities. They always have in the back of their mind to make an impression on others and constantly maintain their aura of influence. Generally, they are very generous and elegant with others. They listen to others politely with a slightly patronizing style. But they never have an offending smile. They possess an unconditional craving of getting attention from others. They spread warmth and happiness in their surroundings. They magnified and lit up the room and place they are in.
The natives alternate between being energetically gregarious and beautifully indolent. They hate the dark and boredom equally. They can bear more in stoic dignity, or adjust more courageously to depressing conditions. However, they will face these conditions with sheer faith and optimism. Responsibility toward the weak, needy, and helpless is highly appealing to them. They simply love it when everyone depends on them and they have to carry all the loads. There is a lot more to explore about Leo. Ask our expert astrologers!
All About Leo
Date Range: July 23 to August 22
Domicile: The Sun
Detriment: Saturn and Uranus
Symbol: The Lion
Tarot card: Strength
Fellow signs: Aries, Sagittarius
Compatible signs: Aries, Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius
Most Compatible Signs: Gemini
Opposite Signs: Aquarius
The Symbol denotes: Commanding, fiery, daring and kingly, yet the generous attitude
Characteristics: Fiery, fixed, masculine, strong, bitter
Noteworthy qualities: Loyalty, kindness, tolerance, generosity, inspiration, philanthropy, fearlessness, chivalry, optimism, intuitiveness, industriousness.
Undesirable personality traits: Arrogance, domination, guilelessness, fussiness, anger, sensitivity, impetuousness, impatience, bluntness.
Favorable things: Movies and dramas, taking holidays, being admired, expensive things, bright colors, fun time with friends
Things they hate: Being ignored, facing difficult reality, not being treated like a king or queen, not being in the limelight
Lucky stones: Topaz, diamond, carnelian
Lucky Metals: Gold
Lucky day: Sunday
Lucky number: 1, 4, 10, 13, 19, 22, 28
Birth Colours: Gold, yellow, orange
Deepest need: Elation, need to shine and rule
Lifetime wish: To rule the world
Mantra for life: I will and like to rise and shine
The quality most needed for balance: Humility