The Zodiac is an imaginary belt in the sky which represents the orbit of the Sun around the Earth. This system was devised by Claudius Ptolemy, a Roman astrologer, who deemed that the Earth was stationary and all the planets and stars revolved around it. Known as the Ptolemaic System, this system is still used today by astrologers, even though we know now that Earth and all the other planets in our Solar System orbit the Sun. The zodiac belt is divided into 12 sections, of 30° each, with each section named after a constellation - these are the Signs of the Zodiac - known as Sun Signs (not Star Signs!).
Your Sun Sign indicates the sign of the Zodiac the Sun occupied at the time of your birth. The Sun rules your willpower and ego and it is the core of your potential and uniqueness as an individual - who you are and what makes you tick.
Your Sun Sign represents the direction and focus of your life and your determination to achieve your aims and ambitions. It also represents your integrity, your ability to command respect and your ability to impress and influence others. It represents the outer you - how others see you.
|Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac, symbolised by the Lion. It is a masculine Fire sign, ruled by the Sun. People whose birthdays fall between July 22 to August 22 are said to be born under the sign of Leo. However if you were born on the day when the Sun moved signs you will need to know your time of birth to determine which Sun sign you really are. The Tarot card associated with Leo is Strength.|
The Sun in Leo makes you warm and generous, with a flair for dramatisation - you positively flourish when you are centre stage. You dislike authority and being ignored, and need to learn to soften your pride and accept criticism. You have the strongest creative urge of all the Sun signs, and this must be expressed either practically (such as gardening or dressmaking) or artistically (such as painting, composing music or writing). You are full of vitality and will be frustrated and unhappy if unable to express your creativity.
You can be surprisingly sensitive and easily hurt. Infidelity strikes not merely at your heart but at your sense of self-assurance. You are sensual and enjoy sex, but it must always be in comfortable surroundings. You encourage talent in your children but should beware of pushing them too hard. As a child you had a sunny disposition, but you liked to organise and parents may have corrected early signs of bossiness. Intensely ambitious, you are interested in money for the comfort and beauty it can buy. You enjoy a sense of drama in your work and a job in the theatre is a strong possibility, but so is any trade in which glamour and luxury play a part.
You have a strong constitution, which stands up well to your frenetic life. You enjoy exercise with an imaginative element and love rich food, but should eat sparingly.
Although everyone born under the same Sun-sign shares some basic traits, the date you were born determines which type of Leo you really are.
Each sign of the Zodiac comprises thirty degrees and thus each Zodiac Sign can be divided into three subsections called Decans. Each Decan corresponds to 10 degrees or roughly 10 days of a Zodiac Sign's time period. Every sign will have three Decans and each Decan has a planetary ruler which becomes the co-ruler of that particular sign. Decans can provide a more detailed account of an individual's personality traits and character and reveal how people born under the same Zodiac Sign can be very different.
Find the date you were born below to discover the traits of your particular Sun-sign Decan!
1st Decan » 22nd July - 1st August: Ruled by the Sun, you are a magnetic force, fun to be with, sometimes fearsome but always sought after. You have a lion-sized ego, but a lion-sized heart, too. You are a warm, loyal lover and a generous forgiving friend. In work and play all the world is your stage - success keeps on growing.
2nd Decan » 2nd - 11th August: Influenced by Jupiter, you have heightened ideals and sense of life purpose, combined with a great sense of fun. Brave, kind and hugely optimistic, you storm to success, making friends along the way. You are a straightforward but super-sexy love-mate. As Jupiter increases your supplies of pure luck, you have a golden touch in contests.
3rd Decan » 12th - 22nd August: Influenced by Mars, you are a dynamite mix of go-getting ambition, enterprise, grace and romanticism. You're an original thinker, a demanding but demonstrative lover, true friend and a born entrepreneur. You love luxury but adversity brings out the best in you.
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