Leo, the Lion, (July 23 to Aug. 22)

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STEP 1 - READ THE PASSAGE BELOW AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT FOLLOW. As you read, move your mouse over the underlined words. That will give you other meanings for that word.

In this project, you will...

  1. Read a short description of the sign, Leo.
  2. Complete a reading/writing/science challenge.
  3. Read information about the fire and air and complete a related math/science challenge.
  4. Create a collage about yourself.


You are warm, generous and open minded. You are a strong leader and are quickly noticed whenever you enter a room. You enjoy being at center stage. You have strong pride and are occasionally arrogant. You are sensitive to flattery and are easily embarrassed. When you start a project, you will go to its end. You tend to be artistic and creative. You are a loyal and ardent lover. You like to make fun of yourself, but you don't appreciate others doing it.


Leo, your star sign, is a masculine sign. It is the fifth sign of the Zodiac. Leo is ruled by the life-giving Sun, the lord of our solar system. A fixed (strong and solid) sign, Leo governs will and authority. It is a fire sign, which means Leo people are grand, confident and generous. Of course, they may be a bit egocentric and can somewhat overbearing.

Glamorous Leo enjoys life and all its pleasures. You enjoy company and are a friendly host and natural entertainer. You get great pleasure from helping others enjoy life as much as you do.

Enthusiasm, generosity and your sunny disposition inspire the affection of many friends and admirers. Some less popular people may turn green with envy. Though full of ambition and enthusiasm, Leo has to admit to a lazy streak sometimes.

As a Leo you can be stubborn and resistant to imposed changes. In many ways this is a plus, for it gives you the stamina to accomplish things in life. You can stick with projects when others lose concentration or interest. You can express this tendency as stubbornness or commitment, depending on your motivation.

It is easy for pleasure-loving Leo to become addicted to rich food. You may find yourself putting on as you get older. Your gregarious nature makes it hard to enjoy boring physical routines. Dancing, swimming, and tennis are your favorites, though you are very interested in sports of all kinds. Showing off your skills in the field is an real temptation. Just remember that in team sports, even the king of beasts is still supposed to be part of a team. Arts and crafts, theatre groups, philanthropic societies and religious organizations interest you.

Professionally, Leos are well suited as managers, architects, inventors, teachers, athletes and Presidents. They make great leaders.

Best colors are gold, royal purple, and orange. Leo rules metallic gold, and your birthstone is the sardonyx. The intriguing sardonyx is a variety of agate that exists in many colors and can be cut in many ways. One of the special ways it is used is in making cameos. Flowers for Leo include the showy dahlia, yellow lily, red poppy, marigold, sunflower, and heliotrope.

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Strengths Challenges

Generous and warmhearted
Creative and enthusiastic
Big-minded and open
Faithful and loving

Bossy and interfering

Likes Dislikes

Risky ventures
Luxurious Living

Doing things safely
Ordinary, day to day living
Small-minded people
Penny pinching

Suggestions on Handling Difficult Situations

As a Leo you may see things below that really strike home. If you try the solution or suggestions, you most likely will be amazed at the results.

CHALLENGE: Getting all upset and angry with others when things do not go your way. This kind of reaction to a problem is what causes a lot of unhappiness in relationships.
SUGGESTION: You should never base all of your expectations on what you should get. Instead, base them on what you can give to, or do, for those around you. You will find you have a more peaceful and happy home if you do this.

CHALLENGE: You are sometimes your own worst enemy. This happens especially when you are looking for attention so obviously that you turn off the very people you wanted to impress.
SUGGESTION: The first place, stop trying to gain attention; give people the chance to notice the real you. Decide what it is that impresses you and you will then know what to do to impress others.

CHALLENGE: Losses in income from spending without thinking.
SUGGESTION: You should always examine all investments well before you spend money on them. Talk it over with your spouse or others that are affected, before you spend the first dime.

STEP 2 - Complete the Reading/Writing Challenge. Click on the arrow.

STEP 3 - Complete Math Challenge. Click on the arrow.

STEP 4 - Create a collage. Click on the arrow.

STEP 5 - Complete Rubrics. Click on the arrow.