Leo - The Lion, The Fifth Zodiac Sign

This section describes the fifth zodiac sign, Leo, the Lion.

Leo, the Lion, is the fifth zodiac sign in Western and Indian astrology, with the following properties:

Unicode Symbol: U+264C ()
Name: Leo
Symbol: The Lion
Tropical Sun Sign: July 24 – August 23
Sidereal Sun Sign: August 17 – September 16
Element: Fire
Ruling Body: the Sun
Colors: Gold, Orange, Red 
Numbers: Two and Seven 
Day: Sunday
Related Constellation: Leo
Opposite Sign: Aquarius, the Water bearer

Your sidereal zodiac sun sign is Leo, the Lion, if you were born between August 17 – September 16. During this period, the Sun's apparent position is in the Taurus constellation area - the Sun and the Taurus constellation are in the same direction if you view them from the Earth. Sidereal zodiac sun sign is used in Indian astrology.

Your tropical zodiac sun sign is Leo, the Lion, if you were born between July 24 – August 23. The period shifted, because tropical sun signs follow the equinoxes, which has been shifted for about 24 days because of the precession. Tropical zodiac sun sign is used in Western astrology.

If your sun sign is Leo, the Lion, here is nice logo for you from istockphoto.com:

Leo, the Lion, Zodiac Sign

According to wikipedia.com, Leos are typically pictured as very dignified and regal. They are hard-working, ambitious and enthusiastic, however they are prone to laziness and can often take "the easy way out." They are known to be exuberant, extroverted, generous with a natural dramatic flair and very creative. They are typically very self-assured, and love taking center-stage in whatever arena they are in. They are often lovers of the finer things in life. Because of their creative nature, they tend to not stick with the boring and mundane, and look for excitement in life.

Many Web sites provide daily forecasts based on Western sun sign astrology. Here is an example for Leo, the Lion, from Yahoo:

Quickie: You're thriftier than usual; your subconscious mind knows that a big bill is coming.

Overview: It's always a good idea to take precautions, especially when it comes to the initial stages of a new or tentative situation. So even if you 'know' this is going to work out, play it safe -- at least for now.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Quick Introduction to Astrology

 Basics of Astrology and Astronomy

 Stars

 Constellations

Introduction to Western Zodiac Signs

 What Is Western Zodiac

 Zodiac Signs and Zodiac Constellations

 Zodiac Coordinate Systems - Starting Points

 Aries, The Ram, The First Zodiac Sign

 Taurus - The Bull, The Second Zodiac Sign

 Gemini - The Twins, The Third Zodiac Sign

 Cancer - The Crab, The Fourth Zodiac Sign

Leo - The Lion, The Fifth Zodiac Sign

 Virgo - The Virgin, The Sixth Zodiac Sign

 Libra - The Balance, The Seventh Zodiac Sign

 Scorpio - The Scorpion, The Eighth Zodiac Sign

 Sagittarius - The Archer, The Ninth Zodiac Sign

 Capricorn - The Goat, The Tenth Zodiac Sign

 Aquarius - The Water Bearer, The Eleventh Zodiac Sign

 Pisces - The Fish, The Twelfth Zodiac Sign

 Horoscope and Horoscopic Astrology

 Horoscope and Planets

 Chinese Astrology and Horoscope

 Chinese Zodiac Animal Signs

 References

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