Jul 23 to Aug 22
Advice on recognizing a Leo in a crowd is rarely needed, as the Lion’s signature sparkle and commanding roar are hard to miss; chances are, he or she is the *reason* that crowd has gathered. Astronomy tells us that the Sun lies at the center of our solar system, and in natal astrological charts, the Sun represents the self. It naturally follows that authentic self-expression is the Leo individual’s raison d’être.
Leo is among the most confident of the signs, without the recklessness of Aries or coldness of Aquarius to hold him or her back. Should you attend a performance by someone born under this sign (which is likely), prepare to be wowed but don’t expect a lot of audience participation. Leos hate to share the spotlight, but that’s just because they’re so good at basking in it.
Leos who become too self-centered often make people uncomfortable by being overbearing and bossy. Avoid embarrassing a Leo, because even though they are given to a cheerful and fun-loving disposition, they take themselves quite seriously and are extremely proud; offend the Lion, and you’ll get the claws!
On the positive side, the self-involvement that makes relationships rocky for Leos also predisposes them to being less critical of others’ flaws. Unless they feel personally challenged or threatened by an individual, they are simply not that interested.
The quickest way make this big cat purr is to support his or her ventures wholly, enthusiastically . . . and entirely from the sidelines. Give the Leos in your life the space to shine, and they may just surprise you when the time comes to cheer you on.
Leo Strengths, Weaknesses, and Quirks: powerful, confident, charismatic, vain, sulky, courageous, charming, dramatic, arrogant, self-aware
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