Leo is ruled by the Sun, the centre of the zodiac and as the fifth sign rules the heart, our central organ of the body. All the planets circle around the Sun and naturally many people gravitate to this solar personality for their warm, generous and sunny nature. Anyone born under this zodiacal region usually has a dash of the dramatic with self-mythologizing tendencies and often intense self-centeredness; they are born at the hottest time of the year when the Sun’s heat is at its strongest.
Leo possesses a fixed, fiery nature and exudes inner confidence, but pride in their appearance; self-importance and need for attention can easily turn to vanity. The type is typically proud, determined, loyal; they are usually very giving, open and loving. All aspects of entertainment, joy and fun are ruled by Leo; they are often allied to the arts, theatre, acting and performing.
Life is a stage and they perform at their best in front of an audience as the main attraction. Leo is the star of the zodiac, but sometimes this need for an admiring audience covers up a lack of self-esteem, and this is evident when someone constantly seeks attention, approval and desperately needs to feel that they are lovable. For the most part, they strive to be noticed and have a powerful sense of individual destiny.[pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Leo also has a wonderful childlike spirit and they are often huge kids themselves. [/pullquote]
Leo relates to a search for the self through the creative urge, and this quest for self-discovery is primarily focused on what is unique and important about the Self. A Leonian type has unbending dignity, and the will is focused on its desires. In search of their true sphere in life, the individual wants to shine and be brilliant. On the romantic side of things, they are passionate when in love and intensely amorous but hates to be ignored and needs to be appreciated, and is not fond of being laughed at either. The Lion is concerned with honour, dignity, pride, and heroism.