(Last Updated on : 12/08/2019)
Leo is often called the royal zodiac
. It is the fifth Zodiac and is known as 'Simha'
. 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. Leo is enthusiastic, powerful, expansive and creative, generous and extravagant, dogmatic and fixed in opinion.
Ruling Planet of Leo
In Indian Astrology
, the Sun
is the most powerful planetary influence, bestowing vitality and authority. Sun ruled people are inclined towards acquisition of knowledge and artistic achievement. Such individuals are full of self-respect, honesty and loyalty. They have excellent communication
skills and tend to have a very attractive personality.
Physical Characteristics of Leo
Leos have broad shoulders, rosy complexion, large bones and muscles. They have soft and wavy hair usually light in colour with tendency to baldness. They will be tall, well built and muscular with large staring eyes.
General 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 are superb host and extremely popular in social events.
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. 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. Leo people tend to be bombastic and challenging, and often unknowingly provoke others into impulsive violence. They are also prone toward being victims of slander.
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. Emotional strain and physical overexertion cause back and spine ailments in Leo people.
Career of Leo
Leo is the sign that governs pleasure and creativity. Leos are natural leaders and make their way to head off any organization. They are good in leading positions as MD, CEO, department head, lecturers, actors
, artists, writers
and welfare workers. They do not have much problem in getting acknowledgement and respect wherever they go.
Amorous Nature 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 lions 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 Leos grace and devotion has to measure up to the standard.
Compatibility Signs for Leo
Fiery signs like Sagittarius
keep a Leos spirits up, but they can run in equally hot fights. Airy signs like Gemini
s 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.
Gemstones for Leo
The gemstone for Leo is the Peridot
. The Zodiac sign of Leo also responds to Onyx
, Sardonyx and Ruby
. Wearing these stones can help enhance the personality of the Leo individual and work on both the positive and negative traits of their nature.