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Leo in Astrology

Leo Period: July 23 - August 22
Leo Mode: Fixed
Leo Element: Fire
Ruling Planet of Leo: The Sun
House Ruled by Leo: Fifth
Leo Polarity: Positive

Most Compatible Zodiac Signs: Aries, Sagittarius, Gemini, Libra
Least Compatible Zodiac Signs: Taurus, Scorpio, Pisces, Capricorn
Opposite Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Leos are likely to express themselves in dramatic, creative and assertive ways. They are also likely to enjoy the warmth of the physical Sun. Leos have great energy, courage and honesty. They are likely to be self-confident and maybe even a bit self-indulgent as they expect to be the center of attention, and often are. Leos can be quite determined and usually get their way when they really want to. They also possess great integrity, and are a natural leader.

Leo people are very proud. Their challenge is to temper any tendency for arrogant or egotistical behavior and to instead develop humility and compassion; to learn detachment in the gift of their affections, so that they radiate their abundant energy freely and enhance the life experience of others around them.

Leo Horoscope for August 2020

This is a month of great interest for you, Leo, in the midst of your season to shine. That is so especially after the mid-month timing of the Leo New Moon of August 18th. This month is also, paradoxically, a time of digging down into your depths. Some element of your belief system is up for review and redefinition, and the answers that you seek are only to be found...

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Leo by Element and Mode

The element related to Leo is Fire.

The Fire element is masculine or yang, and is active and outer expressive in its basic nature. It corresponds with the Jungian typology of Intuition. Fire is a radiant form of energy that brings light to the world around it, enthusiastic and excitable, self-oriented, impatient and essentially optimistic. It is represented in the signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. Fire people are honest to a fault, freedom loving and often insist on their own point of view. They live in the idealism of great thoughts and deeds.

The mode of Leo is Fixed.

Fixed signs are in-taking rather than outgoing, receptive rather than originating. People with many Fixed signs tend to be stubborn and difficult to sway from their intended course of action.

Ruling Planet of Leo

The ruling planet of Leo is The Sun.

The Sun represents the Self, one's way of being in the world. It can represent, on different levels, both the ego and the higher Self or soul purpose. It rules Leo and is exalted in Aries. The Sun is the most important 'planet' in the chart and symbolizes one's will and sense of vitality. When the Sun is afflicted (poorly placed or poorly aspected) it could indicate problems with the father, or male role model. The Sun energizes your entire chart, and planets in close relationship to the Sun (by planetary aspect) are emphasized in your personality. If your Sun is prominent in your chart, you will exhibit great power to do and to be.

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