There are twelve signs in the Zodiac, one for each month of the year. Unfortunately, the signs and the calendar don’t align perfectly. The Zodiac begins in mid-March, not on January 1st and signs span from roughly the 20th or 21st of one month to the 19th or 20th of the next, not the 1st to the 31st.
When someone asks you what your sign is, they’re referring to your Sun Sign — where the Sun was in the Zodiac at the exact moment of your birth. But every other planet in your birth chart is also located in a particular sign, and is influenced by that sign’s unique energy. This explains why everyone who’s born under the influence of the same Sun Sign can still have such vastly different personalities: each of us is made up of a complex and unique combination of influences from the twelve signs, the twelve houses and all the planets, asteroids and points. And having lots of planets in a certain sign in your chart will only intensify that sign’s influence in your life.
Leo is symbolized by the Lion, and this sign personifies all the leadership, pride, warmth, courage and strength of the king of the jungle. And it brings its own touch of drama to boot! This sign has a real taste for the exciting and dramatic, which makes for a stimulating friend indeed.
A Fixed Fire Sign that is ruled by the brightly shining Sun, Leo loves to be the center of attention, and like any good drama queen, can get pretty stubborn when it doesn’t get its way. Ever wonder why so many actors are Leos? It’s because their bigger-than-life personalities are made for the stage. They have a healthy sense of their own egos, and they adore being in the spotlight.
But despite what can seem like egotism, Leos make wonderful, devoted friends. Loyalty is one of their strongest points, and as long as they feel they’re getting the proper attention and respect from their loved ones, they’ll return the favor with grand gestures of devotion. Grand gestures, in fact, are Leo’s forte. This fiercely romantic sign will go to dramatic lengths to woo the object of its desires. Leo won’t just stop with a dozen roses; it will deluge its lover with a roomful of fragrant blooms as well as dinner and a movie. Leo loves luxury and finery, and will treat a date to the finest five-star restaurant, or better yet, a private rooftop feast catered by the best chef in the city.
Leos make great movie stars, theater directors and managers.