July 23 - August 23
Leo's ruling planet: ☼ Sun.
The constellation Leo (Latin name Leo) resembles a reclining lion when observed in the night sky, formed by the arrangement of stars. This constellation has been known since ancient times, dating back 4,000 years to the ancient Sumerians. However, it was not called Leo back then but rather "The Great Dog." The brightest stars in this constellation are aptly named Heart of the Lion, Lion's Mane, and Lion's Tail.
Among the bright stars of the Leo constellation, there is a star cluster that resembles a reflection of a question mark in a mirror. It is known as the "Sickle." One well-known star in the Leo constellation, appreciated by science fiction enthusiasts as well, is the magnificent star Regulus, shining with a fantastic white-blue light. It is 160 times brighter than the Sun and easily visible from Earth.
At the same time, within the Leo constellation, there is a star that stands in contrast to the radiant Regulus. It is a red dwarf, one of the closest stars to Earth. The light from this star is so faint that if it were to replace our Sun, the Earth would be enveloped in darkness.
Leo Months: July, August
Leo is the fifth sign of the Zodiac. The Sun enters this sign on either July 22nd or 23rd, depending on the year, and remains in Leo until August 22nd or 23rd.
Leo Season: Summer
Leo is the second summer sign of the Zodiac. During this season, the earth completely dries out, the heat reaches its peak, and the fruits ripen and are ready to be harvested. Generosity, abundance, the wealth of nature, and the desire to bless and share find their reflection in the character of Leo.
Leo Element: Fire
The element of Fire is an uncontrollable and life-giving energy of the sun, the energy of life itself. In the Zodiac, three signs possess the power of fiery force: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. They all stand out for their activity, energy, and creative essence bestowed upon them by Fire. Confidence in their abilities, impatience, emotional intensity, bravery, and inflexibility – these are all traits inherent to Leo as a representative of the Fire element.
Ruling Planet of Leo: The Sun
The Sun provides the light that brings life. In astrology, the Sun represents the foundation and essence of a person – their personality, spirit, and ego; their health and vitality, their potential. In the horoscope, the Sun helps in the manifestation of a vibrant individuality, the development of creative abilities, and the boundless expansion of one's horizons. The life-affirming motto of the Sun is: "I am! I want!"
The Sun is the ruling planet of Leo, manifesting in individuals of this Zodiac sign the full range of powerful, extraordinary leadership qualities. Specifically, in the Leo horoscope, the Sun brings forth a strongly pronounced masculine and paternal element. This is evident in Leo's character traits such as willpower, organizational abilities, the ability to influence others, a desire to protect and nurture, and an innate sense of self-worth.
Leo Color: Yellow-orange – the color of summer sunrises and sunsets, as well as gold – the color of ripe, bending grains and ears of corn.
Leo Metal: Gold
Leo Talisman Stone: Ruby, yellow amber, peridot.
Opposite and Complementary Sign to Leo in the Zodiac Circle: Aquarius
Geographical Places Most Corresponding to Leo
Countries, locations, and cities that possess a similar energy where Leo can feel at home.
Countries: Bosnia, France, Italy, Romania, Sicily.
World cities: Mumbai, Bristol, Chicago, Cremona, Damascus, Philadelphia, Prague, Rome.