Leo star sign: Horoscope dates, meaning, character traits and compatibility – The Sun

IF you were born around July or August you're a Leo.

But what does the star sign mean and which signs are you most compatible with?

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What are the Leo horoscope dates?

Leos are all born between July 23 and August 23.

The dates for the rest of the signs are:

  • Virgo: August 24 – September 22
  • Libra: September 23 – October 23
  • Scorpio: October 24 – November 22
  • Sagittarius: November 23 – December 21
  • Capricorn: December 22 – January 20
  • Aquarius: January 21 – February 18
  • Pisces: February 19 – March 20
  • Aries: March 21 – April 20
  • Taurus: April 21 – May 21
  • Gemini: May 22 – June 21
  • Cancer:  June 22 – July 22

Leo star sign traits and personality

Warm-hearted Leos are always up for a good time.

Passionate, generous and cheerful, they are people you want to surround yourself with.

They're ruled by the sun which is centre of the universe and similarly, they consider themselves the centre of attention and indispensable.

They consider themselves "king or queen of the jungle" because they are strong leaders and extremely dominant.

But can sometimes make them come across as arrogant. That said, they will always ensure they are surrounded by plenty of friends.

Who are Leos compatible with?

Best match:

Sagittarius – This is another fire sign – making the assumption that fighting fire with fire is a good thing!

Sagittarians have an upbeat and positive life outlook that coincides with that of a Leo.

Aries – Both are passionate fire signs meaning they're sure to have sizzling relationships.

There may be some jealousy, but their loyal natures will resolve things and they're both willing to have a good fight but come to a resolution quickly.

Worst match:

Scorpios – Leos always need to be the centre of attention and this for a Scorpio is a living nightmare.

They would rather spend time in their own company and have total control, something a Leo is not willing to give up that easily.

Taurus – In relationships there needs to be the right balance of both negative and positive characteristics.

This is an issue for Leo and Taurean relationships as they are both a little lazy meaning neither make the effort.

Which celebrities are Leos?

  • Madonna
  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Barack Obama
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Mila Kunis
  • Kylie Jenner
  • JK Rowling

What is the Leo zodiac symbol?

Passionate, enthusiastic and ambitious, it's no wonder Leos are represented by a lion.

The lion is replicated in this glyph, with the circle representing the body and the swooping curved shape representing a feline's mane and tail.

The circular shape shown in this glyph is also said to represent the sun, which is the Leo's ruling element, while the curved symbol on top might be the moon.

Together, these create a balance in emotions and show how the Leo can strike a happy medium between being led by the head and the heart.

Where does the Zodiac come from?

The Zodiac is the term used to describe the circle of 12 divisions of celestial longitude that are centred upon the path of the sun.

The 12 divisions share the names we know as our star signs.

The term zodiac derives from Latin zōdiacus – meaning "circle of animals".

Throughout history, the zodiac has been used to predict or echo characteristics of personality.

Leo colour, day and numbers

The number 4 is said to be lucky for Leo as are the colours red and gold. The most auspicious day is Sunday, which is not really surprising as Leos are luckiest when they're relaxed.

 

When is International Astrology Day?

As more and more of us take an interest in astrology it's only right it gets its own special day on which we celebrate everything it can teach us.

Here we can pay homage (drink cocktails) to the magical world of horoscopes.

International Astrology Day is celebrated annually on the spring equinox, which is the first day of spring.

It falls on the day the Sun enters the sign of fire sign Aries.

The precise date for International Astrology Day takes place between March 19 and 22, though the most common dates are March 20 and 21

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