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Those who choose to enter the world between July 23rd and August 22nd are the vivacious attention-grabbing Leos. Like their ruling planet – the Sun, they burn bright and love to stand out. They think everything revolves around them and they crave lots of praise, admiration and attention. Leos are born leaders who like to take charge, make changes and get things done. They can also be quite bossy at times – which makes them unpopular with other signs, especially the stubborn Taurus, Aries and Virgo. They love to live for today and have a great sense of humor. They are generous, warm-hearted and good listeners. Leos can accomplish anything they put their minds to. They have a strong will and an indomitable spirit that others find inspiring and motivating. They usually enjoy a very long life span.

Leo at a glance

Element: Fire

Quality: Fixed

Ruler: Sun

Strengths: Creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous

Weaknesses: Arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy, inflexible

Leo likes: Theater, taking holidays, being admired, expensive things, bright colors, fun with friends

Leo dislikes: Being ignored, facing difficult reality, not being treated like a king or queen

Leo aesthetics

These bright folk like to dress with the intention to be noticed. Their aim is to inspire others to view them as the natural leader in any situation with the help of their outfit and accessories. Big, wild and confident expression. They are charismatic and larger than life and this shows in the choices they make in their home decor and dressing style.

Favourable Colours: Gold, Yellow, Orange, Eggplant, Copper

Colours to stay away from: Pale Pink, Light Blue, White 

Birthstones that are specifically beneficial for Leo and their properties:

  • Peridot – invites openness, promotes growth, increases prosperity.
  • Tiger’s Eye – helps manifest dreams, unlocks creative abilities, stronger will power.
  • Carnelian – magnifies natural confidence and joy.
  •  Black Onyx – releases tension and negative energy, ignites power and passion.
  • Golden Citrine – brings out compassion and joy, attracts mentors, friends and powerful influencers.
  • Green Hiddenite – gives courage and confidence to your difficulties.

Auspicious day of the week for Leo: Sunday

Lucky numbers: 1, 3, 10, 19

In the sky

In Greek mythology, the Leo constellation is related to the mighty lion called Nemean from a  town named Corinth. It was undefeatable due to it’s impenetrable skin. The first labour Heracles had to complete was the slaying of the lion. He could not use arrows or swords to inflict pain onto the lion, so he trapped him in a cave and fought with him until exhaustion. 

He used the beast’s own claws to skin the lion and later wore it as a cape and used the lion’s head as a hood. This protected Heracles and intimidated his opponents in the labours to come. 

Every one thought of the lion as the king of the beasts and this landed himself a place in the sky.


The Leo Constellation has 11 stars with known planets. Regulus is the brightest star in the constellation. It is composed of two star pairs that rotate around each other. One pair of stars complete their rotation around one another in 40 days, the other pair take 2,000 years. The main star is only a few million years old and has a fast rotational speed. It takes 15.9 hours to rotate on its own axis, which gives it its oval overall shape. If it was 16% faster, it would not be able to hold itself together.

Leo birthday messages

Sometimes you can be stuck on what to write in a birthday card. Leos love to be praised and admired. In their birthday card one can underline their great qualities and how great it is to enjoy their company. Here are some examples of birthday verses for Leo I would write in the birthday card:

‘Happy Birthday (their name)!  You’ve lived for x amount of years, but age is just a number that will help the doctors determine which pills to prescribe.’’

‘Happy Birthday (their name)! Like the sun you are warm, bright and powerful!’

‘Happy Birthday (their name)!  You are amazing! Keep shining on!’

Leo birthday activity ideas

They are an active bunch and love to hold the center stage. Ideas on how to celebrate their birthday Leo style:

  • Karaoke
  • Golf
  • Extreme Sport
  • Watching a sports game