Personal traitsThe Leo is a dominant, spontaneous, creative and extroverted character. They possess grace, dignity and an expansive personality. The lion is king of the animal kingdom, and an appropriate symbol for Leo who tends to dominate his environment. Ambitious, courageous, strong willed, positive, independent, self-confident are all words that describe the Leo traits.
Positive TraitsLeos possess a strong positive nature and don't shrink from any adverse circumstances. Leos like to live on a grand scale. First class is the only way to go and luxury is comfort. In personal relationships, Leo is open, sincere, genuine, trusting and generous.
Negative TraitsAlthough outgoing, spontaneous, warm- hearted and straight forward, a tragic flaw in Leo is gullibility. They are too trusting and generous to people they like and love. They are not good judges of character and are inclined to treat those close to them as if they were perfect beings incapable of wrongdoing. Because no one can possibly live up to this kind of expectation, Leos are often disappointed.
ProfessionIn professional life, they do well in a career where there is room at the top. In the political arena, they keep going until they reach a powerful position in government. In business, you can find Leos as President or Chairmans or on the Board of Directors. They always strive for a position of leadership. They are excellent organizers, managers and leaders.
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Advice for LeosAs a rule , people born under the Leo sign feel very isolated and lonely in life and if not actively employed in soem work, may become melancholy and despondent.Leos make enemies by their frnakness of speech. Hence take care of your tongue.you are inclined to suffer from the ehart, palpitations, pains in the head and ears. Hence take care.
Origins in MythologyTo our ancestors, the qualities of the Lion were associated with rulership and divinity. For many cultures, the symbol of a lion served as a guardian. Lion figures stand fast against darkness and evil intent in the doorways of palaces, temples, and in the rituals of the Chinese New Year. It is not hard to recognize some of these same attributes in those born under the Sun sign of Leo.
Cultural Translations of Leo
Napoleon Bonaparte (August 15, 1769)
Emperor of France, Conqueror of Europe
LordTennyson (August 6, 1809)
English Poet Laureate
Bernard Shaw (July 26, 1856)
Irish Writer, Playwright
Henry Ford (July 30, 1863)
American Inventor, Automotive Pioneer
Beatrix Potter (July 28, 1866)
English Children's' Author
Edith Hamilton (August 12, 1867)
American Mythologist, Author
Orville Wright (August 19, 1871)
American Inventor, Pioneer of Aviation
Alfred Hitchcock (August 13, 1899)
English Film Director
Deng Xiaoping (August 22, 1904)
Sydney Omarr (August 5, 1926)
Castro (August 13, 1927)
Cuban Revolutionary, Premier
JacquelineOnassis(July 28, 1929)
American First Lady
Neil Armstrong (August 5, 1930)
American Astronaut, First Man to walk on the Moon
Bill Clinton (August 19, 1946)
President of the United States
Arnold Schwarzenegger (July 30, 1947)
Austrian-American Film Actor
Madonna Ciccone (August 16, 1958)
American Singer, Actress
Jennifer Lopez (July 24, 1970)
American Actress, Singer