Leo: The Lion
Key Word: Will, Socialization
Ruling Planet: The Sun (Luminary)
The sign Leo is ruled by the Sun. Physically it is related to the heart and back and the ring finger. It is said to have a masculine nature, and is therefore more extrovert in its energy. As a Fire sign, Leo is connected with the principle of identity, action and change. Leo the Lion/Lioness is also classed as a Fixed sign. Any planets placed here in a natal chart will have a stabilizing effect, conserving and building individual character through self-expression. There is a strong creative manifestation and self-expression connected with the sign – planets placed in Leo act in a dramatic way and need to experienced themselves reflected in their surroundings. Any planets, dwarf planets or asteroids in this house, are influenced by Leo. Leos are excellent in the arts and with children.
When planets are expressed negatively in this sign there will often be pride, narcissism and self-importance. When expressed positively there is a warmth and joy in being, and a playful, romantic nature. This sign is associated with children, charisma and entertainment. Planets in Leo act with authority and power, exerting and compelling influence on others. Greater balance can be attained if the capacity to see oneself objectively is cultivated.