Leo is the fifth sign of the Zodiac and the second of the three fire signs, and fire people are about action, they like to be out there moving, leading the way forward. Just like their symbol, the majestic lion, Leos are natural leaders and expect to be King of the Jungle. Proud and regal, adored by those who love and fear him, that lion can be lazy and playful too, purring like a pussy cat as he revels in the attention of his devotees. Sound like anyone you know?! Leos of both sexes have a commanding presence, they walk with an air of confidence, and Leo males can be a tad arrogant. Hair can be an issue, particularly for lady lions as there is usually something they don’t like about it, and both sexes are rather vain too. Leo rules the heart and as a result, the circulation, so problems in these areas could arise.
Your ruler is the Sun, and the colours gold and bright yellow belong to Leos, anything bright enough to reflect your enormous energy. Your gem stone is the ruby. This warmth and vitality are key to your personality, Leos have to take centre stage and always stand out. You love to make a dramatic entrance, and with your natural creative talent, you make good performers. Your instinct is to lead, and no matter where you start in life, people can rest assured you will finish on top. What drives you to this position is your unfaltering ego and absolute conviction in yourself. You have great optimism too, and enormous self-control and courage.
But more than this, at the core of your leadership abilities, is a genuine big heartedness which really makes people warm to you, you inspire devotion in them. The pussy cat part of your nature also shows your softer side, you can be spontaneous and great fun to be around, and you have a natural affinity for dealing with children. You are honourable with great integrity and honest in all your dealings, you can’t abide deceit, in fact you are trusting and have implicit faith in humanity. Furthermore, you will defend your beliefs with fervour, and are very loyal. You are also proud, and maintaining your dignity is essential for this reason, you expect to be treated like the important person you are, and enjoy luxury and extravagance of the highest order!
But if it all goes pear shaped, we are likely to see that lion’s roar and a fair helping of scary teeth. Some of you do have a slight craving for power, and your self-belief can make you self-centred and arrogant, even tyrannical. You can also be domineering because you become entrenched in your views even when wrong. If you feel someone has dented your dignity you have a quick temper too, and you are prone to sulking - yes, sulking! You can be rather child like and spoilt, especially if you are demoted from your position at the centre of someone’s universe! You can even be prone to tantrums! Some of you also express snobbish behaviour at times, refusing to mix with those you feel are beneath you, and you may encounter problems when you try to apply this self importance to everyday life. A tendency to be wasteful is another issue, over spending on wants without taking care of needs, and a natural leonine laziness also means you constantly try to delegate, even at home, where it probably doesn’t go down too well! And one last thing - vanity! You surely must admit that you are a touch susceptible to flattery? Because you’re so beautiful!