THE Zodiacal Sign of Leo commences on July 21st, but for seven days it does not come into its full power until about July 28th. From this date onwards it is in full strength until August 20th and is then for seven days gradually losing its strength on account of becoming overlapped by the "cusp" of the incoming sign Virgo.
The Fire sign in these people is enthusiastic, energetic, and optimistic. Representatives of signs are happy, lucky people. Fixed people are stable. They don't like much change. Status quo suits them fine. They will stick to things and get them done.
People born in this period always aim to get above the common herd of humanity, and they themselves, in turn, are naturally attracted to strong personalities - in fact, they will forgive any fault in the people they like so long as they have individuality and purpose. They are usually generous, kind, and openhearted, they find it hard to believe ill of others. If injured, they strike back quickly, but they also forgive easily and never hold a grudge. The bright side of Leo is very bright indeed, "sunny side up" they are very much attuned to the life-giving properties of our Sun itself. The typical Leo is flamboyant and generous with tremendous charm and a magnanimous spirit.
The Sun is the single most important planet because it represents Leo's ego and individuality. It shows their ambitions and deepest character traits, where they have the ability to shine.
Such people represent what might be termed the heart of humanity. They are overflowing with sympathy, and are generous to a fault.
They are usually lucky in money matters, often having money given to them from unthought-of sources, but they crave love above all, and this is the one thing they seldom get.
Such people have the power to inspire others, and as leaders like Napoleon, born in this Sign. They have an ability to lead their men through fire or death.
People who were born in this period usually have an extremely independent spirit; they detest control or being dictate. They have a great tenacity of purpose and willpower and if once they put their mind on some plan, purpose or position, they usually reach their goal in spite of every difficulty or obstacle.
Though full of ambition and enthusiasm, Leo has to admit to a lazy streak and, given the opportunity, will take the easy way out, especially when a situation offers little fun or glory. This is something lazy, luxurious Leo needs to watch.
These people are usually very patient and long-suffering, but if once roused, they know no fear and do not even know when they meet defeat or acknowledge it when they do.
As a rule, people born in this period feel isolated and lonely in life, and if not actively employed in some work or purpose they become melancholy and despondent.
Mars is the Leo' ruling planet. It makes the people of this sign have an active life, constantly giving them the reserve of energy. That makes them careless, unruly, ambitious and competitive. This sign's place in the horoscope, first, also represents their need to be first throughout life. Leo is a very much self-confident sign. Leo' symbol, the ram, is an animal which tries to get everything with an impact of the head, and everyone, whoever has dealt with an Leo knows that they go directly to their purpose as persistently as the rams.
They will find their more lasting friendships and affections with those born during their own period or between July 21 and August 20-27, and from November 21 to December 20-27; and also from the center of their triangle, September 21 to October 20-27.
People born in this period should have more time to sleep than almost anyone else. They usually overwork their brains and are inclined to suffer from headaches, eye strain and other things concerned with the health of the head. They are also liable to get cuts and wounds in the head, and they usually run from danger. Such people usually demand constant medical attention.
The most harmonious color for them is all shades of red-crimson, rose, and pink, but if they are ill- all shades of blue and violet are most soothing and beneficial to them.
The birth stones for this period are rubies, garnets, and bloodstones.