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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 Horoscope Traits
Astrological Characteristics of the Lion Zodiac Sign
Personality of the Cavalier
Leo, the Lion, is the fifth sign of the Zodiac. The sun enters it on or around July 23, when the summer is at its peak. Leo belongs to the element fire, its quality is fixed and its charge is positive. Its Ruler is the sun, and Pluto exalts in it. Its motto is: "I want."
In the horoscope chart, Leo brings a proud and prominent character to planets or Houses therein.
Your Leo Star Sign TraitsThose who have Leo as their star sign are born when the sun was in Leo, normally July 23 - August 22 (it differs slightly from year to year, because of the leap years). Therefore, it is also - more accurately - called the sun sign.
The sun in your horoscope is your natural self - what you are when you relax, when other planets in your horoscope are not active. It's your basic drive, a character you have as an ingredient - more or less evident in all you do and all you are.
The sun is the most important point in your horoscope chart, but of course it's not the only thing that describes your personality. You need to look at all the components of your birth chart, to get a correct astrological description of yourself.
Admired PrideIf your star sign is Leo, you are a proud person, with a strong sense of integrity and the importance of being true to yourself. It's the major sun sign, where the sun is said to be the ruler, so it's natural for you to shine.
To Leo, life is very much the individual achievement, and the ability to reach a place of distinction in society - but mostly, to be able to have pride in oneself. The center stage position is gladly taken, but nothing compares to looking at oneself in the mirror and being genuinely pleased with what one sees there - and not at all only on the surface.
Leo is the sign of pride, majestic like the animal from which it derives its name. Leo needs that pride and mostly feels it. When the self-esteem is threatened, Leo reacts with a roar. This may seem preposterous, but it's far from rare that Leo receives admiration. There's something very attractive about that self-confidence.
Three Different LeoA Zodiac sign doesn't give exactly the same influence all through its 30°. Its first third has something of a cardinal quality, whatever the quality of the sign as a whole is, its second third is slightly more fixed in quality, and the last third is more mutable.
If you were born at the end of July, the sun is in the beginning of Leo. Then you need to dominate your surroundings, and are usually able to do so. You can act and when you do, you don't keep it a secret.
If you were born in the beginning of August, the sun is in the middle of Leo. That means you don't need a very prominent position, but you want to be respected for what you are, and you tend to remain there as securely as if you were a statue. You don't bend. This is the fixed part of the sign, and since Leo's quality is fixed, people with their sun here are the most typical Leo, their traits easily recognizable, not to say blatantly obvious.
If you were born in the middle of August, the sun is at the end of Leo. Then you tend to be displeased with the position you have and the amount of admiration you get. You strive for more, and that makes you active and competent, but also somewhat frustrated.
Your Father in the HoroscopeThe sun in the horoscope also represents your father (the mother is represented by the moon). That means your Zodiac sign traits reveal something about the characteristics of your relationship with your father.
If you have the sun in Leo, your relation to your father is one of high mutual respect. It is also mutual in the way that you both feel a need to be proud of each other, in order to be proud of yourselves. It's kind of a gentlemen's agreement. Still, you may feel that your father is never completely aware of your qualities - and you doubt that he would ever admit to you surpassing him in any way, no matter how minute. You can feel that your father is a role model, sometimes hard to live up to.
Your Complete Horoscope ChartThe above is very general, to give you an idea of how the Zodiac sign traits affect the horoscope. You need to study your complete horoscope birth chart carefully, to make a deeper and more nuanced interpretation. Here is how you do that: