Leo-born people are oozing with ‘natural leader’ vibes wherever they go. Be it due to their blinding presence that demands to be looked at, or their intelligent and courageous personality that a good leader should be, there’s no denying it. But there’s so much more to being a Leo than having great leadership qualities!
For starters, they’re the single-minded, determined lot who once have set their minds on something will always make it their mission to pursue it no matter what. But they can also be too ‘into’ themselves that it’s hard to acknowledge, much so, accept, their dark side.
Every person is born unique and wired differently. Like with other sign natives, Leo’s personality may not always be apparent until you get to know them personally. But it still pays to know about their symbols and associations. This way, you can at least understand some of their sides.
Leo Sign Symbols And Associations – Leo Zodiac Sign Elements
Symbol: the Lion
Symbolizing the mighty Lion, no wonder Leo are spirited signs and held in high regard. More than anything, these people are the ‘royalty’ of the zodiac with their passionate, vivacious, and theatrical traits who love to celebrate anything about themselves. Like the jungle king, the natives of this sign are also known for being bold and playful, and at the same time, self-centered.
Glyph: Two halves of the Heart and/or mane
The zodiac sign Leo is represented by two halves of the heart, which allude to how a Leo rules the heart. On the other hand, it can also be the mane of its animal symbol, the Lion.
Ruling Planet: the Sun
As a sign that’s the center of everything, it’s no secret that Leo’s ruling planet is the luminous sun, which governs life and vitality. Like the Sun, Leos are notable for their consistency, loyalty, and stability amongst all things. Be it romantic relationships or friendships, they put their heart into it.
Leo’s element is fire. Even just by looking at a lit candle, you can deduce a thing or two about how this energy behaves. Like the fire, Leo has large and prideful energy and has this strong need to be the center of practically everything. These bunch also have bright and powerful energy that demands respect in the same way the powerful Lion must be respected by everyone beneath him in the food chain.
As a fixed sign, Leos are steadfast, loyal, and stubborn. They aren’t fond of change but have amazing follow-through. Their main strength comes from their perseverance in action. They’re known for having a steady creative force and being goal-oriented.
Associated house: the Fifth House
Leo is the 5th sign of the zodiac and thus, belongs to the Fifth House. The Fifth House rules creative self-expression, joyous activities, and pleasure. In short, it governs all forms of play, be it pastimes, hobbies, objects, or events that make a person’s world brimming with happiness. It’s also the house associated with the heart or emotions.
Leo is a prominent constellation, primarily because it’s one of the few constellations that bears a close resemblance to its namesake. See the pointer stars of the Big Dipper? Follow that direction and you’ll see Leo. You can also find it by looking for the head of the lion, starting at the Regulus star.
Color: Gold, Yellow, Orange
Leo is ruled by the sun, which explains why its color palettes are gold, yellow, and orange. Gold is a symbol of wealth and position, which then resonates with Leo. Yellow, on the other hand, is the Sun’s color that signifies optimism. Lastly, there’s orange that best represents Leo’s energetic side and natural charisma.
Gold is the metal that’s closest to Leo as it also symbolizes vitality, prosperity, purity, confidence, and perfection. It also best reflects the power of the Sun.
Flower: Sunflower, Marigold
Sunflower is the perfect flower for the Leo sign as it represents sunshine, joy, and positivity. And since yellow is one of the sign’s colors, marigolds are also significant symbolic flowers for Leo. Marigolds even have that mane-like appearance, befitting of the sign.
Albeit a light green stone, Peridot’s energy is like a ray of sunshine that lights up its surroundings.
Famous Leo Celebrities: Jennifer Lopez, J.K. Rowling, Lisa Kudrow, Barack Obama, and Arnold Schwarzenegger
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