Element : Fire
Ruler : The Sun
Season : Summer
5th signof the zodiac
Metal : Gold
Stone : Ruby
Colour : Orange Gold
Anatomy : the Heart
Keywords : magnanimous, generous,
hospitable, caring, warm, authoritative, active, open
Comparison with its symbol, the Lion:
majestic lion, the King of the Beasts, is Leo's symbol. Throughout
history, the lion has symbolized sovereignty, rulership, and courage.
"The lion's size and strength have captured human imagination since
like lions, are thought to be strong leaders. They generally have a regal
quality to them, and possess a noble manner that is hard to miss.
glyph for Leo represents the mane of the lion.
Sun in Leo
(The Sun is in Leo from approximately July 21 to August 20, depending on the
an unmistakably regal air to Solar Leos. These are dignified—even noble—folk.
Leos have a reputation for being conceited, but think again. Leos do
feel important, but this generally takes the form of wanting to change the
world in some way—to make the world a better place. They are generally
motivated by affection for people, and often have big dreams and plans to
make people happy.
Leos are hard-working. After all, they are attracted to the good things in
life, and they know they have to work to get them. It is sometimes difficult
to imagine Leos as go-getters if you happen to catch them in one of their
languid moods. These people can sleep in, laze around, and luxuriate for long
periods of time. However, when they do get to work, they do it with intensity
and determination. In this way, they are not unlike their symbol, the
worst thing you can do to a Leo is accuse them of bad intentions. Displaying behaviour
that makes them think you don't appreciate them runs a close second. These
happy, jovial people become mighty hurt when others don't see them for their
and sometimes rather traditional, Leos are, after all, a fixed sign. They'll
hold on to situations and people for a very long time before they give up.
There is an unmistakable idealism to Leo's view of the world and the people
in it. Often, Leos have a very noble inner code that they answer to. Although
on the surface, Leos appear rather confident, they can actually be some of
the most humble souls around. They are the first to blame themselves when
something goes wrong. Once again, it's the Leonine self-importance at work,
and this characteristic works in unexpected ways. Instead of being the
conceited, self-absorbed show-offs of reputation, they are usually very
self-aware, self-conscious, and, yes, even humble.
Famous People with Sun in Leo: Ben Affleck (Sun and Mercury in Leo), Sandra
Bullock (Sun and Mercury in Leo), J. C. Chasez of N'Sync, David Duchovny,
Jonathon Frakes (Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Leo), Whitney Houston (Sun and
Venus in Leo), Peter O'Toole (Sun and Moon in Leo), Jennifer Lopez (Sun,
Mercury, and Mars in Leo), Madonna (Sun and Venus in Leo), Robert Plant,
George Bernard Shaw (Sun and Venus in Leo), Martin Sheen (Sun, Moon, and Mars
in Leo), Kevin Spacey (Sun and Mercury in Leo), Christian Slater
Moon in Leo
Depending on other positions in the chart, Moon in Leo people are not
necessarily outgoing. When they feel comfortable, they do like being
the centre of attention. That is, they like being in the
"spotlight" in the comfort of their own homes and with family and
friends. They enjoy entertaining others, and often take on the role of
Leos often feel a need to organize, and even control, their families and
friends. They have an inner mission to set things right, and generally like
to oversee the goings-on in their little circle.
a rather creative position of the Moon. At the very least, Moon in Leo people
want to create and entertain. They can be rather lazy at times and a
little bossy too. Generally, though, they have a deep need to treat others
fairly and justly.
Leos require lots and lots of love and care in order to function well in the
world. When they feel slighted, these people can be dramatic in their
emotional displays. When their pride has been hurt, they are given to big
scenes and sulking. This rarely happens in public, however. Lunar Leos are
far too concerned about their image to make splashy scenes outside the comfort
of their own homes. In public, they prefer to take things in dignified ways.
At home, however, they're given to big displays of emotional drama. These
scenes generally don't last too long, however. Lunar Leos are often
personally popular folk who are valued for their integrity and strong sense
it is easy to reason with a Lunar Lion. Appealing to their well-developed
sense of fairness usually works well.
Famous people with Moon in Leo: Tom Cruise (Moon and Venus in Leo), Marlene
Dietrich, Jonathon Frakes (Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Leo), Katie Holmes, Anna
Kournikova, Peter O'Toole (Sun and Moon in Leo), Julia Roberts, Tom Selleck,
Martin Sheen (Sun, Moon, and Mars in Leo), Rene Zellweger
Mercury in Leo
When Mercury in Leo people speak, they do it with authority. Some of them
come across as know-it-alls, but the more mature ones speak with style. They
want others to know about their presence of mind and their know-how.
in Leo men and women are adept at seeing the big picture, sometimes at
the cost of ignoring the details. They are generally skilled at the art of
persuasion. While others may try to win people over with logic, guilt, or
wit, Mercury in Leo does it with warmth and good will. They are excellent at
promoting ideas and getting their message across.
people can be very attached to their opinions, taking pride in their beliefs,
which are often rather idealistic. They are capable people on an intellectual
level, and have an especial desire for self-expression.
is especially important to Mercury in Leo people. They present themselves
with a certain amount of flair, and even drama. Often passionate and
enthusiastic speakers, Mercury in Leo people get their message across with
zeal. Some people with this position have developed a perhaps more
sophisticated manner in which they present their ideas and thoughts, and
these natives possess admirable style and warmth.
on the confidence level of the whole individual with this placement of
Mercury, stubbornness in the face of criticism or over-sensitivity to
anything less than praise is present. Whatever the reaction, Mercury in Leo
natives can be mentally arrogant. Mercury, by nature, is detached and
reasonable. In Leo, however, the ego comes into play very strongly when it
comes to intellectual analysis. With intellect and ego so closely tied, the
ability to separate fact from fiction can be impaired. In some, boasting may
be a problem. Probably the best way to handle this position is to find
self-expression in some creative field. Mercury in Leo natives can be
magnificent story-tellers, for example, mainly because they have such a
wonderful sense of drama. They speak and write with heart.
Famous People with Mercury in Leo: Ben Affleck (Sun and Mercury in Leo), Sandra
Bullock (Sun and Mercury in Leo), George Bush Jr. (Mercury and Venus in Leo),
Cameron Diaz, Jonathon Frakes (Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Leo), Lindsay Lohan
(Mercury and Venus in Leo), Jennifer Lopez (Sun, Mercury, and Mars in Leo),
Charlie Sheen, Kevin Spacey (Sun and Mercury in Leo), Patrick Stewart
(Mercury and Mars in Leo),
Venus in Leo
When Venus in Leo people are in love, they are proud, even boastful. This
position of Venus can turn humble Virgo Suns or retiring Cancer Suns into
somewhat demanding lovers. Venus in Leo loves to court and be courted, and
they need to feel very special. They are warm, generous, and even grand.
Though really quite loyal to their partners (remember that love is THE most
important thing in Leo's life), they thrive on attention from the opposite
sex. Be prepared for their displays: they will tell you about any advances
members of the opposite sex make on them. Remember, they're just showing off
to you, and it's likely harmless. It's a different story if you do the
same, however. That's when you'll hear the lion roar...and, no doubt, you'll
want to keep these cats purring. Venus in Leo wants to appear experienced in
love, even if they have little or no experience whatsoever!
in Leo men and women have high expectations, but once you know that these
expectations revolve only around how much attention you are giving them,
you'll see that they are really quite big-hearted about most everything else.
They are threatened by a relationship that appears to have settled too much,
or one that's lost its spark. They are also threatened by indifferent or
impersonal behaviour on your part.
their needs for physical expression through sex are generally quite strong,
their need for love is perhaps even stronger. It is hard for Venus in Leo
people to separate love and sex, and even their most erotic fantasies are
infused with love and affection. For this reason, few Venus in Leo folk would
last long in a relationship that is mostly sexual. On the flip side, they may
last longer in a love-only relationship in the absence of satisfying sex, but
they are unlikely to feel very satisfied.
Venus in Leo involves paying loads of attention to them. If you're willing to
make only one adjustment in your ways, it should be to remind Leo how
wonderful they are. Respect and appreciate them, always. Put up with their
childlike moments and their tall tales. They want to be seen as attractive by
you, so avoid (at all costs!) putting them down in this area. They actually
lose interest when they perceive the slightest loss of interest in their
partner, and you can expect that any letdown will be acted out in a dramatic
fashion. Remind them, in a gentle way, that your emotions count too. If
you are feeling a little jealous, let them know. Remember, to Venus in Leo,
your small jealousies are affirmations that you find them attractive and
expect the rest of the world to as well. Let them decide where to go on a
date, and let them pay too. When Venus in Leo feels loved and
appreciated, they reward you with loyalty, a big sense of fun, and plenty of
physical expressions of their love.
Famous People with Venus in Leo: George Bush Jr. (Mercury and Venus in Leo), Tom
Cruise (Moon and Venus in Leo), Whitney Houston (Sun and Venus in Leo),
Nicole Kidman, Lindsay Lohan (Mercury and Venus in Leo), Madonna (Sun and
Venus in Leo), Tobey Maguire, George Bernard Shaw (Sun and Venus in Leo),
Mars in Leo
This position of Mars gives a drive for significance. Mars in Leo individuals
possess a strong need to create in some way—and they are determined
that their lives have not only meaning, but significant meaning!
a particularly vital position of Mars. Passions run high, and so does desire.
There is a strong will that gives these natives much staying power. Though
Mars in Leo people will enjoy the pleasures of risk-taking, they generally
have a strong sense of reason at the end of the day.
Leo people often have well-defined ambitions. Rarely will you find a person
with Mars in this position who lives life without a true sense of a
"calling". They act with authority and power, and their personal
magnetism generally endows them with the ability to get what they want.
one of the more sexual positions of Mars. While they are rather easy to
arouse, their passion is long-standing. Mars in Leo natives enjoy sex more
than most, as long as heavy doses of love and romance are part of the
package. In partnership, they demand loyalty and admiration.
with small-mindedness and disloyalty, Mars in Leo natives generally have a
strong idealistic streak. They easily get fired up when they feel they've
been humiliated, and they defend their high principles with ardour.
Leo natives act with their heart. Their ego is tied up with their actions, so
that most anything they do becomes a source of great pride. Though some are
self-righteous and quarrelsome, the more sophisticated people with this
position are kindly leaders. (See also the
Famous People with Mars in Leo: Cher, George Clooney, Melissa Etheridge,
Jennifer Lopez (Sun, Mercury, and Mars in Leo), Martin Sheen (Sun, Moon, and
Mars in Leo), Patrick Stewart (Mercury and Mars in Leo)
Leo rising people cannot help but be noticed. They radiate a special energy
and magnetism that gets others' attention. Sometimes it's because they are
loud people who pay a lot of attention to their personal appearance
(especially their hair!); other times it's due to a regal manner that simply
demands interest from others.
Ascendant people are very self-aware and body-conscious. They are acutely
aware of others, and how they come across. In fact, these people are
especially aware of their personal "backdrop"—they consider what
the people they're with, and the environments they are in, do to their own
image. Often, Leo rising natives feel as if they are on stage, even in the
privacy of their own homes!
are given to rash decisions, temper tantrums, and excesses. However, they
have plenty of staying power, drive, and their idealism keeps them from
getting into too much trouble. The desire to oversee the goings-on in their
circle can sometimes amount to bossiness. If this desire doesn't go too far,
however, it can just mean a person who wants to make sure the people they
love are all right. Many Leo rising people are managers, either by profession
tendency to overestimate things, and themselves, is generally present. This
is due to a natural enthusiasm and optimism about any new undertaking.
Sometimes, they are walking commercials. In fact, Leo rising people make
rising people are generally demonstrative, and given to grand gestures. Drama
comes naturally to these natives. In fact, some are so caught up in fiction;
they're a little blind to fact. They have an unusual need to be admired.
Ascendants often have a strong physical constitution. They pay special attention
to their personal appearance and mannerisms. Usually, they choose clothing
and hairstyles that are youthful. Their manner is authoritarian and strong.
matter their age in real-world terms, Leo rising people are kids at heart.
They are fun-loving and warm; generous and spirited.
how magnanimous and outgoing a Leo rising individual is will be modified by
the placement of the Sun by sign and house. This is because the ruling planet
of a Leo Ascendant is the Sun. For example, a Leo rising person with Sun in
Virgo may not come across as strongly as a Leo rising person with Sun in
Aries. No matter the placement of the Sun, however, Leo rising natives are
quite self-aware and optimistic. They have a natural flair for presentation,
an eye for quality, and a hard-to-resist warmth of style. They want to make
things happen, and create a stir.
people with Leo Ascendants include George Bush Jr., Robert Downey Jr., Justin
Timberlake, Jason Bateman, Katie Holmes, Matthew Perry, Dick Butkus, Muhammad
Ali, Celine Dion, Donald Trump, Robert Urich, Elton John, and Marilyn Monroe.