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If you were born July 24 — August 23, you are a Leo!
In Western legend, the lion is the apex symbol of power — the king of the beasts, so strong and so brave that it took Hercules to destroy him. Their battle was so close that even when defeated, Zeus felt he must honor the lion with a prominent place in the night skies.
Leo is the zodiac’s sunshine, full of honest-hearted charm and golden warmth. Bound to be bossy, rich in opinions, and in definite need of a kingdom to rule, he or she still always make a good worker, a good colleague, and friend. A bit dramatic, given to flair in manner, dress and causes, this feline turns monarch at the drop of the hat. There is something regal in this sign, approachable and openly friendly, yet still very much a ruler. Step on the lion’s tail and be prepared for an outraged roar. The lion does not tolerate impertinence and will never forgive disrespect.
But, give Leo the opportunity to shine, and what a show-off develops! When happy, fulfilled and appreciated, there is no more dedicated a professional. Leo is one zodiac Sun sign that needs to work. They have a hard time pushing away from the desk, shutting down the glory and going home.
Where does that leave love and marriage? Rocky business for the king and queen of the jungle, because both have the cat’s love for strategy, manipulation, and the sudden pounce. Leo has the reputation for colorful love affairs and turbulent marriages. The need to be perpetually in charge does not always promote intimacy, and the incessant game playing for control seldom, if ever, encourages commitment.
Should the lion avoid marriage? Most astrologers say the one crucial ingredient for success in love is respect. Leo must admire and value, even a little slavishly, his or her mate. With a second-best partner the relationship is doomed. What’s true for marriage is also true for friends, bosses, and employees. The weak and whining can never engage the attention and respect of this king or queen. Those unfortunates are much better advised to move on, for if they don’t, Leo will.
As for children, it’s heaven or hell. Those with determination, sunny dispositions, and robust wills get feline approval. The sensitive, timid and inward can suffer. Astrologers say that Leo is one Sun sign which should carefully consider the rigors of parenthood. It will take his/her full determination to listen, encourage and refrain from bullying offspring.
Once again, as with most of the zodiac signs, the right situation makes for true fulfillment. Leos have a knack for getting on in life, for enjoying competition and making it work for them. Loyalty is one of their virtues, as is basic decency, a clear-sighted quest for equality, and a desire to display it. Leos desperately need to share of themselves in a kind and loving way. As long as they can wear the crown and be undisturbed in their reign, lions make a wonderful and delightful personality.