"Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved."

Victor Hugo, Les Miserables, 1862
French dramatist, novelist, & poet (1802 - 1885)


Leo is the second of the Fire signs. It is fixed in nature and is the only sign ruled by the Sun. The sign of Leo is the Lion. Like the Sun that has all the planets circle around it so does a Leo often have all the other types of people look towards them as the centre. As with the Lion who is the king of all the animals in the Jungle, so the Leo energy gives it's bearer a Regal presence. Truly Leo is the divine child of the Zodiac. The only sign ruled by the brilliant Sun, a Leo is blessed with possibly the most gifts of any sign in the Zodiac. They are natural leaders and attract followers wherever they go. Their Charisma is second to none. They are often the life and soul of the party, and dispense their generosity and wit to those who inevitably gather around them

Leos tend to rise to the top of any group they partake in. There is a grandness about how a Leo operates. Only the best quality are good enough for them , no expense is spared. They are big hearted , generous , warm , dignified and noble. Napoleon was a famous Leo and in his early years he epitomised that natural flair for leadership and success. His men would follow him anywhere.

It all sounds too good to be true. What is the problem with this energy ? Leos have to be the centre of attention. Often they will only look at an event to see how it relates to themselves. All they may see is how creative and witty they are being. They can assume their many gifts are a result of their own specialness, and can forget to be thankful for them. Pride is what the Lion suffers from in all the fairytales, and it's ultimately pride that can be the downfall of the Leo. Even Napoleon believed himself invincible after his early successes and ultimately this hubris was his downfall. Still if the Leo does get over his specialness and his ego he can be a great force for positivity in the world. He can naturally and easily influence and lead many people. Of course he's not wrong when he feels special because he has truly been given many gifts and qualities. It's just he should remember where they came from.

The energy of Leo is fixed in nature which means they have great endurance to see a task through to the end. It's virtually impossible to change the opinion of a Leo. They do have one achilles heel though and that is flattery. If you want to get a Leo to see your point of view the only way is to flatter them, and let them think it was their brilliant idea in the first place.

Leos make great actors, they love the drama and creativity of being at the centre of the stage and being worshipped by the audience. The distorted Leo is the premadonna actor who is overly dramatic and self obsessed. Leos can also make good antique dealers. Their natural flair enables them to choose and deal with only items of the best quality and style. Leos make great leaders, politicians and heads of companies, however they can also be the tyrant too if their energy is not used wisely.

Leo energy will modify the expression of the planet that may lie in this sign. See How It Works section. With Venus in Leo, there is a love of the dramatic , a love of being at the centre of things a love of pomp and style. With Mercury in Leo , the ideas are grand, the person will be a natural leader with his words, a great storyteller and dramatist. With Uranus in Leo, the Uranian rebelliousness may be directed at the ruling establishment. With Moon in Leo the person needs their specialness and creativity acknowledged and admired to feel good. Thy may enjoy eating grand and stylishly prepared meals.