(Last Updated on : 15/01/2014)
Leo is often called the royal zodiac. It is the fifth Zodiac and is known as 'Simha' in Hindi
. Sun travels through this Zodiac from July 23rd to August 22nd. The ruler of this zodiac is the kingly Sun. Magha
, Purva Phalguni
and Uttara Phalguni
are the Nakshatras
under this zodiac.
Mythology of Leo
According to the ancient Greek mythology the mighty hero Hercules killed the Nemean Lion, a vicious beast from Nemea, by strangling it to death. He then wore the pelt of the lion after skinning it. The pelt protected him from his enemies as it could not be penetrated by any weapon of that era made of iron
, bronze or stone. After the death of the lion, Zeus put the famous lion on the sky which became the constellation of Leo.
Characteristics of Leo
Being a Leo is all about living the pleasure filled life with enthusiasm and being the king of the social jungle. Leos are extremely generous, warm hearted, outgoing and proud people with natural creative flairs. They never fail to use their potential to the hilt. Their sincere and enthusiastic approach to life makes them the most favoured people of all. Leos know how to have a nice time. And they certainly know how to give a nice time as well. Leos are superb host and extremely popular in social events. Yet, they maintain their dignity and command respect wherever they go. They have very high affinity for anything that is dramatic and romantic. Passionate to the core, they look for romance in their life. They groom and style themselves lavishly and have a very strong attraction for the opposite sex. This automatically leads to sentimental gushes and happenings of all variety around them.
This fire sign also provides with ambition and strong craving for power. Although, a normal lion is faithful and truthful to the core, their excessive lust for pride and ambition can make them extremely selfish, vain and a manipulator in few rare cases. Whatever the instance, nothing stands between their pride and themselves. Leos are highly susceptible to flattery and admiration. This is one of the weakest points of this zodiac born, along with their habit of being extravagant. They like to pamper themselves and their loved ones with gifts and treats. In more than one respect, they are definitely magnanimous.
Leos live out of the ordinary wherever they go and create equally fascinating outcomes in whatever they undertake. Maybe it is the touch of Sun itself, but one can rarely do anything but enjoy basking in a Leo's warmth.
Health of Leo
Leo's playfulness keeps them happily away from many ailments. Still, they have the tendency to run high fever. This zodiac rules heart and spinal cord. Either they have very good heart or they suffer from heart and back problems.
Career of Leo
Leos are natural leaders and make their way to head of any organization. They are good in leading positions as MD, CEO, department head, lecturers, actors, artists, writers, athletes, politicians and welfare workers. They do not have much problem in getting acknowledgement and respect wherever they go.
Relationship for Leo
Leos and romance go hand in hand. It is very difficult to see a Leo happy in life without a romantic liaison. Courting a Leo can be the most regal romantic affair for anyone. No one can resist a lion's charm and passion. A Leo is also faithful and tolerant of the person he loves. The romance is secure as long as the lion gets his fair share of pride and pampering. Although anybody on receiving end of Leo's grace and devotion has to measure up to the standard. Fiery signs like Sagittarius
keep a Leo's spirits up, but they can run in equally hot fights. Airy signs like Gemini
go well with this sign. Watery signs like Scorpio
, and Pisces
also bring the best of their sentimental side but they can also dampen their spirit in course of time. Earth signs of Taurus
do not make much effect on Leos. Aquarius
is one sign that appeals most to the lion.
Lucky Gemstones for Leo
Lucky gemstones for Leo are diamond
and tiger's eye