The lion is the astrological symbol of Leo, the fifth sign of the zodiac, which spans from 21 July to 22 August.
Ans. Those born between 21 July to 22 August are called Leo & their sign is Leo.
Among the colors associated with Leo are gold, yellow, and orange. Its celestial body is the Sun. Leo is associated with confidence, uncompromising, the future, and the fusion of old and new.
Dates: July 21 – August 22
Colour: Gold, yellow, orange
Most compatible: Aquarius, Gemini
Birthstones: Garnet, labradorite, onyx, rhodochrosite, carnelian, peridot, ruby
Scent: Lime, coconut, and clementine
Ans. Leos are usually confident, comfortable being the center of attention, drama-lovers, ambitious, loyal, fiercely protective of their loved ones, generous, luxury-lovers, sunny, and big-hearted.
Strengths: Passionate, creative, dramatic, humorous, generous, loyal
Weaknesses: Stubborn, arrogant, lazy, self-centered
Ans. Lack of self-awareness is one of the weaknesses of the Leo star sign. Leos often have to be first even if that means sacrificing others.
Leo is considered a natural-born leader, after all the lion, the king of the jungle is their symbol. Their passion and dedication can help them overcome difficult situations.
Often, Leos will have many close friends because they combine generosity, loyalty, confidence, and humor. In addition to being the center of our solar system, the sun is Leo's celestial and when they're not busy being the center of attention, they are often at the center of friendship groups, uniting people with a shared cause. Leos indeed crave admiration.
Fun-loving and passionate Leo often likes bright colors, expensive things, indulging in the arts, travel, and hanging out with friends. As a sign of fire, Leos tend to be warm-hearted, in love with life, and possess many burning desires. They are also very self-aware and don't hesitate to ask for what they need.
A downside to such a self-aware, passionate, and confident sign is that Leo often acts without considering their impact on others. They are also more prone to feeling down when ignored or not treated as a king or queen.
If you are a Leo, you need to make sure you don't become too attached to your achievements and personal gain at the expense of those around you. Lions also sleep a lot – it's tiring to be such a passionate individual. However, make sure your passion is directed to the right pursuits so that you don't sleep through the important stuff.
Ans. As Leo faces Scorpio and Taurus three signs away, their insecurities can be triggered. Scorpio isn't all bad for Leo, but they can be a little more toxic than Taurus.
A lion's mane and shoulders form a sickle in the constellation Leo, which lies between Cancer and Virgo to the west and east.
One of Leo's many bright stars is Regulus (meaning the little king) or 'Alpha Leonis'. It is 77.5 light years from Earth and is one of four bright stars of the first or second magnitude. Denebola (meaning 'the lion's tail'), also known as Beta Leonis, is the second brightest star in Leo. Additionally, Leo contains a variable star, R Leonis, whose brightness fluctuates as seen from Earth.
There are many bright galaxies in Leo, including Messier 65,66,95, and 105, which are some of the most famous. In addition to the Leo Ring, a cloud of hydrogen gas orbiting two of Leo’s galaxies, it contains some of the largest cosmic structures in the universe, including several quasars.
The Leo constellation is also home to the Leonid meteor shower, which peaks November 14-15, and the January Leonid shower, which peaks January 1-7.
Ans: Gold, yellow, orange
In ancient Greek mythology, it is thought that the symbol of Leo was based on that of the Nemean Lion. The lion killed by Hercules during his first of twelve labors. The Nemean Lion was known for taking women hostage to trap warriors who came to rescue them (much to their demise). Its hide was impervious to weapons, and it took a little more than hand-to-hand combat to defeat the lion. Upon its death, Zeus relocated the lion into the sky so its image now resides in what is now officially known as LEO.
Leo is sometimes regarded as a representation of the monster Humaba, a lion-faced monster raised by the Sun and assigned by Enlil to terrorize the human race.
Leo's brightest star (Regulus) was known as the King Star in Babylonian astronomy.
Throughout history, Leo has been called Ser or Shir by the Persians. Artan by the Turks; Aryo by the Syrians; Arye by the Jews; and Simha by the Indians.
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