Leading Leo


Approximate Dates: July 23 – August 22

Symbol: The Lion, representing leadership, presentation, strength, loyalty

Ruling Planet: Sun

Element: Fire (masculine)

Quality: Fixed

Associated House: 5th

Color(s): Gold, orange, purple

Body Part(s): Hair/mane, chest, upper back, spleen

Chakra(s): Manipura/Solar Plexus/Gold, Anahata/Heart/Green, Vishuddha/Throat/Blue, Ajna/Third Eye/Indigo

Metal/Stone: Gold/Ruby

Characteristics: Don’t let a purring Leo fool you…there’s a lion in there no matter how kitty-like they may play it. And play they do, as Leos love any games, sports, speculation (that’s a nice way to say “gambling”), or general fun that involves other people and friendly competition. They also like to be showy, whether that means being the loudest in the room, wearing bright colors or shiny bling, being center stage – or maybe all of the above. But what they love above all else is their pride – including both definitions of that word, their sense of self and their families.

Leos are leaders, and are fiercely protective, fiercely loyal, and bossy.

They don’t like anyone telling them they aren’t in charge, which is why many Leos will find their lives filled with examples and people that are constantly telling them that they aren’t. It’s their karmic turn to figure out how to keep their egos in balance, and the universe will certainly help with that.

Hopefully the lessons will come from loving sources, because Leos are so loving themselves and will surely benefit from a reminder not to lose sight of love when their egos occasionally come crashing down around them. Their crowns can be picked up, brushed off, and put back in place as long as they understand that their innate leadership shouldn’t ever be about their own agendas, but rather their inspiration should come straight from a higher connection and source that includes what is good for everyone.

Leos have a default setting of “it’s all about me” that they come by naturally. They are romantic, dramatic, and gifted at holding families, communities, and kingdoms together. But as with all things, balance in life and relationships must be maintained and no amount of roaring or sulking to lick their wounds can change that.

Only acceptance, humility, and true love will…ok, and maybe a little bit of roaring now and then.