Leo Sign Dates and Traits
Leo /ˈliːoʊ/ is one of the constellations of the zodiac, lying between Cancer the crab to the west and Virgo the maiden to the east. It is located in the Northern celestial hemisphere. Its name is Latin for lion, and to the ancient Greeks represented the Nemean Lion killed by the mythical Greek hero Heracles meaning "Glory of Hera" (known to the ancient Romans as Hercules) as one of his twelve labors. Its old astronomical symbol is ♌︎ . One of the 48 constellations described by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, Leo remains one of the 88 modern constellations today, and one of the most easily recognizable due to its many bright stars and a distinctive shape that is reminiscent of the crouching lion it depicts. The lion"s mane and shoulders also form an asterism known as "The Sickle," which to modern observers may resemble a backwards "question mark."
The Leo men are strong, ambitious and stubborn. Their force is attractive but in the same time it’s really hard to put up with their complex behavior. They have their own opinions and they stick to them no matter what. They are sociable and wealthy. A Leo will always find it hard to express his emotions and this might lead to some frustrations adding up. They are the natural born leaders who need support and affection from those around them in order to live up to their potential.
The Leo women are feminine and outgoing. Enthusiastic and witty, they make a great company. They are sometimes quite demonstrative and arrogant but the rest of the time they are dependable and tolerant. These women are as hot tempered as the men in their sign but unlike the last, Miss Leo knows where to put some boundaries and moderate her impulses. This is the kind of control the Leo lacks of and it exactly what make the Lady Leo be so special and admired.
Those born under this zodiac sign are honest, self motivated and warm hearted. The biggest strength of any Leo is represented by the fact they are expansive and innovative thus making great entrepreneurs and visionaries. Some other Leo qualities are represented by the fact they emotionally strong and very progressive. They are the visionaries of today and the motivators of tomorrow. Energetic, dependable and self reliant are all characteristics of an evolving Leo surrounded by the right people, who know exactly how to respect and listen to him. These people are not only very empowering but also friendly. An efficacious Leo knows how to make use of his resourcefulness and intelligence.
Accepting that they need to stop being so controlling and domineering and let people express themselves is one thing Leo needs to do. They are rigid and egotistic as they seem to believe they are the only ones capable of delivering great ideas and decisions. They are sometimes lazy and reluctant and would dream to be offered everything on a golden plate, just because they deserve it. They are also patronizing and controlling, even with the persons they care about, thus committing many foolish mistakes in their relationships. One important Leo weakness is intolerance in regard of others or changes not controlled by them. Leo individuals can make their life better if they learn how to be more supportive with the people close to them.