Leo is ruled by the Sun, the center of the zodiac. All the planets circle around the Sun just as many people gravitate towards solar personalities for their warm, generous and sunny natures. Whatever the environment, 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. The sign is typically proud, determined, loyal, and usually very giving, open, and loving. When well developed, Leos have wonderful childlike spirits and they are often huge kids themselves, and long to leave their own special stamp on the world.
All aspects of entertainment, joy and fun are ruled by Leo; the sign is 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, after all, 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 lovable. For the most part, they strive to be noticed, to distinguish themselves from the crowd, and to move towards what is felt to be a powerful sense of individual destiny.
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 has unbending dignity, and the will is focused on their desires. In search of their true sphere in life, Leo wants to shine and be brilliant. On the romantic side of things, Leo types are passionate when in love and intensely amorous. It is thought that relationships are of vital importance since it is only through others that they can build a positive picture of the self. Above all, Leo hates to be ignored and needs to be appreciated, and is not fond of being laughed at either. Pride in their appearance; self-importance and need for attention can easily turn to vanity. Fortunately, the Lion is, overall, most concerned with honor, dignity, pride, and heroism.