Leo, the Lion, (July 23 to Aug. 22)
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In this project, you will...
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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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.
CHALLENGE: You are sometimes your
own worst enemy. This happens especially when you are looking for
attention so obviously that you turn off
CHALLENGE: Losses in income from
spending without thinking.