The fifth sign in the zodiac and probably the best-known this star sign corresponds with the constellation Leo. Represented by the lion, you will find this star sign between the summer months of July 23rd to August 22nd.
Egyptians worshiped the Leo constellation, which they referred to as Knem. Knem was present in the sky during the flooding of the River Nile, signifying plentiful harvests for the coming year. The Leo constellation may also have been the inspiration of a very well-known Shakespearean love story. Tales state two lovers Pyramus and Thisbe, arrange a secret romantic meeting. Thisbe arrives at the location to find a lioness with fresh blood dripping from her jaw. Thisbe runs away in fear leaving her veil behind. Pyramus arrives shortly after, but having spotted the lioness and finding his lover's veil, he presumes the lioness has killed Thisbe, heartbroken he stabs himself. Thisbe later returns to find her lover dead. As she cannot bear the thought of living without her true love, she takes the same dagger and takes her own life. All rather tragic, maybe a lesson to Leo's out there, not to assume anything as it may have tragic consequences.
We are all aware of the lion representing strength, pride, leadership, and courage, so it should come as no surprise fellow Leo's sharing this star sign inheriting these traits.
A born leader and King of the jungle, Leo's may find themselves preferring the outdoors, feeling harmonious, balanced, and more comfortable outside rather than indoors.
Ruled by the Sun, Leo's may find themselves the center of attention (usually in a good way). Bright, bold, and cheerful like the sun, Leo's attributes definitely mimic this planet. However, being a fire element, they may also find themselves a little hotheaded and firey at times. Leo's will put everything into achieving their goal; if they have something in mind, get ready for them to pounce. Most people born under the Leo zodiac sign are creative and may find themselves interested in art, entertainment, and culture industries.
Leo's zodiac sign is linked to the fifth house in astrology which governs self-expression, drama, creativity, color, attention, romance, fun and play.
Generous, passionate, humourous, and cheerful, Leo's are likely to be popular friends, remaining loyal and protective to those they love and care for.
Best Matches: Aries, Sagittarius, Gemini
Worst Matches: Taurus and Capricorn
Best Match for Leo Man: Aries women
Best Match for Leo Woman: Sagittarius men Zodiac Angel: Archangel Michael
Chakra: Crown Chakra
Metal: Gold Body Part: Heart, Spine Birth Stones: Peridot Colour: Gold, Orange, Yellow Tarot card: The Strength Card