I'm a Swedish writer and astrologer. I'm also an historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. Here's my personal website: stenudd.com
Books by Stefan Stenudd:
This book presents an imaginative reading of the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot, consisting of symbolic images. Several spreads are introduced, as well as the meanings of all the 78 cards and their pictures. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
The philosophers of Ancient Greece and what they thought about cosmology, myth, religion and the gods. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
Qi (chi), prana, spirit, and all the other life forces around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
Try the old deck of Tarot cards for free divination online. How to use the Tarot and what each card means.
Try the ancient Chinese divination online for free. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination.
Leo Dates of Birth
Is Your Zodiac Sign Really Leo?
Ephemeris, table of planetary positions, from the Renaissance.
The leap years make the dates of each Zodiac sign change slightly. Normally, Leo starts on July 23 and ends on August 22, but that's just the mean. In reality it changes slightly in a four year period from one leap year to the next.
Here are the leap years of the last century:
If you were born on the 23rd of July or the 22nd of August, you have to check if you're really a Leo or not. It never differs more than a day in each direction. The start of Leo must be within the 22nd to 23rd of July, and the end of it within the 22nd or 23rd of August. People born on other dates need not be concerned.
Zodiac Sign CalculatorIf you're unsure of your Zodiac sign, or if you want to know on what degree (between 0° and 30°) of the sign the sun was at your birth, please visit the Zodiac sign calculator. It's very easy to use, and then you'll know for sure. Here it is:
Cusp or notIf you were born on July 22nd or 23rd, your sun may be on the very cusp (the starting point) of Leo, or right by the end of Cancer. If you were born on the 22nd or 23rd of August, your sun might be at the very end of Leo or at the cusp of Virgo. You need to check the Zodiac sign calculator (see the link above) or your exact horoscope, because on those dates it depends on what time of day you were born - and in what place.
It's particularly important with this check If you were born far away from Greenwich, England, since that's the base for the dates given for Leo.
You can get your exact complete horoscope computed for free on several websites. Go here to find instructions and links to them: Your own complete horoscope.
If your sun is at the very end of Leo, you may show personality traits of both Leo and Virgo, but If you were born at the very start of Virgo, no matter how early in it, you're most definitely a Virgo.
That's because each sign is the most powerful at its beginning, its cusp.
DecansThe strongest is not equal to the most typical, though. A Zodiac sign is its most typical at the part of it (decan) corresponding to its quality: cardinal, fixed or mutable. Each Zodiac sign is one of the four elements fire, earth, air, and water. It's also one of the three qualities. So, four elements and three qualities make twelve possible combinations.
Leo is the fixed fire sign. That means its most typical part is the middle one - the ten degrees making its second decan, 11°-20° Leo. That corresponds approximately to the dates August 2-12. If your birth date is within this range, you're likely to be a very typical Leo.
If you were born on late July, the 23rd to 31st, you're still a Leo, but with character traits comparable to those of Aries (the cardinal fire sign). If you were born on August 13-22. you have some tendencies similar to those of Sagittarius (the mutable fire sign).
But the most important thing to decide is what sign you are. So, If you were born on July 22nd-23rd or August 22nd-23rd, please check with the Zodiac sign calculator (see the link above) or get your complete horoscope to be sure of your star sign.