The lion commemorated in this constellation is traditionally the Nemean lion, its pelt proof against iron, bronze and stone, which Hercules killed (losing a finger to its teeth), and which commemorates his bravery.
Leo, the fifth sign of the zodiac, and the sign of generosity and nobility. Belonging to the fixed group and the fire element, Leos are grand, regal beings who can dominate and be incredibly stubborn. Born dramatists they often make fine actors. Ruled by the Sun. Like the lion, Leo are proud and enjoy being king or queen of their particular jungle. Leos tend to toss their hair around, just like a lion's mane. Leo will always tend to look beautiful even covered with grease from the bike or dust from the kitchen. Not that they really enjoy work, they do it because under no circumstances can they bear not being on top of their particular pile. Leo tend to trust everyone, almost unwittingly.
Leo stands for self-expression and the unfolding of the internal power principle. Generous and self-aware, they are truly king of the jungle. The Sun, defines the dominant traits of Leo personality and their basic character. This makes Leo a self-assured, magnanimous, and buoyant person who enjoys being the center of attention, and others often see them as invincible, because their courage and charisma are so impressive. Leo is the second of the fire signs, which makes them a strong-willed and courageous individual, with great leadership qualities. Their aura radiates magnetism and dignity like the rays around the sun.
Spiritual Learning, Likes and Dislikes,
Appearance and Traits
Spiritual Learning: To learn the true meaning of love.
Likes and Dislikes
Appearance and Traits
Positive Characteristic Traits
Leo is a strong physique and lots of physical stamina. Leo strengths lies in their open-minded and extremely faithful nature. They tend to act as the protector of the downtrodden, and when taking sides, most often root for the underdog. In relationships, they are sincere, genuine, and trusting, because they hold high ethical standards. However, even Leos have weaknesses, whereby, at times, they have a tendency to become vain and egocentric, and get anxious and hypersensitive when they don't get the attention they want. If Leo are fishing for compliments and get a dissatisfying result, they will compensate by displaying arrogance, and are very capable of delivering a grandiose and exaggerated performance
Leo can be very stubborn
and find it extremely difficult to break undesirable habits and behaviour
patterns. However, this same tenacity and stamina can also be a wonderful
asset. When they get involved in something, they hang on long after
everyone else runs out of steam, and they inspire others with their
devotion to ideals and principles. Leo has loads of energy and
enthusiasm, so, once motivated, you seldom hesitate to act. In spite of
all this energy and enthusiasm, the Big Cat can be downright lazy at
times. A natural enthusiasm inclines to overabundance and the tendency to
overestimate everything. When buying various personal items, for example,
Leo usually acquire far more than they need. Though often rash and hasty,
their passions are sincere.
If your child is born in Leo,
he or she is usually a happy extrovert that loves power. A child of the Sun is
sincere, honorable, magnanimous, and proud. As adults they are usually dignified
and positive. The Leo child is philosophical, forceful, and demonstrative.
Because they are assured, Leos demonstrate faith, hope, and fortitude. This
child is apt to be energetic and lavish in expenditure of energy and money when
his or her sympathy or interest is aroused. Leos are usually popular and
even-tempered but quick to anger if their Leo pride is hurt. Leos always aim for
the stars, and with their determination and self-confidence, Leo children
usually get there. The Leo child is daring, unflinching, and unafraid and at
times must be taught to curb his or her exuberance. Leos love to be at the head
of things. Leos' great organizing ability and commanding power usually bring
success. They are charming and excel as artists, actors, and musicians, and
succeed best where they have authority or where they hold responsible executive
If there's someone who likes
being the center of attention, it's a Leo. And why not? Those born under this
Sign are giving, proud, energetic, confident -- the world can't help but look!
That is as it should be, says the Lion. They're firebrands with plenty of
smolder in their eyes and a golden glow all around. Leos are focused in their
work and make excellent team leaders. The Lion is also a risk-taker, someone who
wants the world (for starters) and often gets it.
Leo as Employer
Leo as Employee
A typical Leo employee (male or female):
The workplace of a typical Leo man or woman:
Personal charm and physical
magnetism make you the centre of attention, which of course is very much to your
satisfaction... An ardent lover, your enthusiasm and passion must be returned in
equal measure, or you may become bored and dissatisfied with your wimpy partner.
A weak partner invites you to completely dominate the scene, a situation which
is less than ideal for both parties. In every case you need to keep your ego
under control, even when surrounded by admirers and sycophants.
Leo and Sex
When a typical Leo makes love
it is regarded as a many-splendid thing. In fact, Leos can often forget about
their partners as they wander through their personal, playful world of
lovemaking. Leos are unrestrained lovers and can make the partner feel very
special. Any idea of failure is alien to both male and female Leos. If sexual
problems arise, a typical Leo is mortified and often will not seek the help that
is needed. The sexual partner is also required to be a friend. In fact, the Leo
wants love, sex, and friendship from his or her spouse or lover.
The person who contemplates
becoming the marriage or business partner of a typical Leo must realize that Leo
will believe that he or she is superior in some way 564 or other. Given this,
the person who partners a Leo can expect warmth, loyalty, support, generosity,
and undying devotion. Only lazy, foolish Leos look for a partner who will
Leo Man As A Partner
He will want a partner who
enhances his own image and who enjoys being in the spotlight as much as he does.
The partner must be good-looking but should not outshine Leo himself. Leo man
wants a marriage partner who will place him at the head of the table and believe
in his dreams. She will be a woman of good manners who will never do anything to
tarnish her own, and therefore his, reputation and she will be a devoted mother
to their children.
The typical Leo woman looks
for a partner who will install her as queen of the whole neighborhood. He must
provide her with a house she can make into a welcoming place, where she can
entertain with enthusiasm and generous hospitality. With the right partner, a
lady Leo will rise in social status due to her boundless strength and
persistence. Consequently, her light will shine on her partner too. Leo women
will take the responsibility of motherhood in her stride and will expect her
partner to be as devoted to the children as she is.
Aquarius, the water-carrier,
is the complementary opposite sign to Leo. There may be tough relations between
them, but Aquarius can show Leo how to share without needing appreciation, and
give the center stage to others. In this way Leos can learn to stand alone and
In general, Leos like their friends to be successful, but not so successful as
to completely outshine and detract from Leo! Leos are friendly, warm, and often
playful. They enjoy their friends and are proud of them; they are generous to
their friends, but the friends are expected to show their gratitude, either in
kind or by performance, puttings Leo's support to good use. However, A friend
who in some way fails a Leo, perhaps by seeming to criticize or failing to
appreciate something Leo sees as very important, may be dropped without
explanation. A friend, partner, or business associate who has personal
aspirations may find it increasingly impossible to take second billing to a Leo,
and so may end the relationship.
Leos are most compatible with Sagittarius and Aries signs.
The Queen Mother
The former Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was
the wife of Britain's King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II. She
was the daughter of Lord Glamis, later 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne;
their family was descended from the royal house of Scotland. She married Albert,
Duke of York on 26 April 1923; when his elder brother King Edward VIII abdicated
in 1939, Albert became King George VI and Elizabeth became the Queen Consort.
Their daughter became Queen Elizabeth II after the 1952 death of George VI, and
the elder Elizabeth became known as the Queen Mother. In that role she often
performed ceremonial functions and became a sentimental favorite of the public.
She died in her sleep at age 101, less than two months after the death of her
daughter Princess Margaret.
Bill Clinton was president of the
United States for two terms, from 1993 until 2001. Clinton spent the 1970s as a
law professor and then Attorney General of Arkansas, and for most of the 1980s
he was Governor of Arkansas. A moderate Democrat, in 1992 he defeated the
incumbent George Bush for the U.S. presidency. His first term was characterized
by a strong economic recovery, and in 1996 he was re-elected. His second term
was dominated by scandal: accusations of corruption and investigations into
rumors of his marital infidelity. On December 19, 1998 the U.S. House of
Representatives voted (along party lines) in favor of two articles of
impeachment. Clinton was accused of committing perjury and obstruction of
justice in his attempt to cover up an extra-marital affair with a White House
intern, Monica Lewinsky. In the subsequent senate trial, Clinton was acquitted
of the charges and remained in office. Days before leaving office, Clinton
struck a deal with the office of the special prosecutor in the case: in order to
avoid an indictment, Clinton admitted to making misleading testimony, and he was
suspended from practicing law in Arkansas for five years. In 2000 his wife,
Hillary Rodham Clinton was elected as a U.S. Senator from New York, the first
time a First Lady had ever been elected to public office.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
The wife and then widow of U.S.
president John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis remains an
American icon of high style and grace. She was 24 when she married Kennedy, then
a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, in 1953. Kennedy was elected president in
1960 and "Jackie" became a popular First Lady, known for her elegant
sophistication and her historical interest in the White House. She was made a
widow when Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963. Five years
later, in 1968, she married wealthy Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.
Onassis died in 1975; Jacqueline settled in Manhattan and began working as an
editor for Doubleday, a job she continued until her death in 1994. She was
buried next to Kennedy in Arlington National Cemetery.
Napoleon is the most charismatic
general in French history, famed for his military successes and (at the same
time) for not quite conquering Europe. Starting as a second lieutenant in the
French artillery, he rose quickly through the ranks until he staged a 1799 coup
that made him First Consul of France. (In 1804 he went further, proclaiming
himself emperor.) He led his armies to victory after victory, and by 1807 France
ruled territory that stretched from Portugal to Italy and north to the river
Elbe. But Napoleon's attempts to conquer the rest of Europe failed; a defeat in
Moscow in 1812 nearly destroyed his empire, and in 1814 he was deposed and
exiled to the island of Elba. The next year he returned to Paris and again
seized power, but this success was short-lived: the French army's 1815 loss to
the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo finished Napoleon for good. He
was sent into exile on the island of St. Helena, where he died in 1821. His body
was returned to Paris in 1840, and his tomb there remains a popular attraction.
Henry Ford created the first
inexpensive mass-produced automobile -- the Model T -- and revolutionized
American industry by developing and refining assembly line manufacturing. Ford
began his working life as a machinist, then became an engineer with the Edison
Illuminating Company. (He and Thomas Edison remained close friends for decades.)
In his spare time Ford tinkered with creating a motorized vehicle, and in 1896
introduced the Quadricycle, a four-wheeled cart with a gasoline engine. (Ford
has often been credited with inventing the automobile, though historians now
agree he was only one of many people who built motorized cars.) In 1903 the Ford
Motor Company was founded, and in 1908 Ford introduced the Model T. By 1924 10
million Model T cars had been sold and Detroit had become the auto-making
capital of America. Ford remained one of the country's most famous and
influential businessmen until his death in 1947.
On 20 July 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human being to set foot on the moon. Armstrong was a veteran aviator: he had flown 78 combat missions over Korea as a Navy fighter pilot, then joined NASA as a civilian test pilot. He was accepted into the astronaut corps in 1962. Armstrong was the pilot of the Gemini 8 mission (launched 16 March 1966) and then was named commander for the Apollo 11 mission of 1969. Along with crewmates Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin, Armstrong flew to the moon; while Collins circled the moon in the command module Columbia, Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the lunar surface in the lunar module Eagle. Armstrong was the first to step onto the moon's surface, uttering the famous phrase "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." After retiring from NASA in 1971, Armstrong was a professor at the University of Cincinnati for nearly a decade. His authorized biography, First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, was written by former NASA historian James Hansen and published in 2005.
Rosalind Franklin's X-ray studies of molecules played a crucial role in the 1953
discovery of the structure of DNA. Franklin was born and raised in London, and
received both a B.A. (1941) and a PhD (1945) from Cambridge University. She
studied coal during World War II and then spent a few years in France before
returning to King's College in London as a research fellow. Her specialty was
X-ray crystallography -- the analysis of crystals formed by certain molecules. A
detailed X-ray photograph she made in 1952, which she called Photo 51, clearly
suggested the double-helix structure of DNA. Franklin was one of many scientists
looking for the structure of DNA at that time, and when Photo 51 was shown to
Francis Crick and James Watson, it was the final insight they needed to
determine the true double-helix form of DNA. Watson and Crick published their
findings to much acclaim in 1953. Franklin continued to do research, mainly on
viruses, until her death at the age of 37 in 1958.
Alfred Hitchcock's successful screen thrillers earned him the nickname "Master
of Suspense," but he is also considered one of the greatest film directors in
the history of cinema. He started out in British productions as a title and set
designer, working his way up to the position of screenwriter and director by the
mid-1920s. His notable early movies include The Lodger (1926), Blackmail (1929,
the first British feature to use synchronous sound) and The Man Who Knew Too
Much (1934). He had commercial and critical success while still in Britain, and
thrillers such as The 39 Steps (1935) and The Lady Vanishes (1938) solidified
his reputation for combining mystery and suspense with dashes of humor. In the
'40s Hitchcock began making movies in the United States, hits such as Rebecca
(1940), Shadow of a Doubt (1943) and Spellbound (1945, featuring a memorable
dream sequence by Salvador Dali) as well as less successful but still
technically daring films like Lifeboat (1944) and Rope (1948). He was in top
form in the 1950s, and his movies from the era are still popular, including
Strangers on a Train (1951), Rear Window (1954, with Jimmy Stewart and Grace
Kelly), Vertigo (1958), and North by Northwest (1959, starring Cary Grant and
Eva Marie Saint). His other films include Psycho (1960), The Birds (1963) and
Frenzy (1972). Hitchcock was one of the most recognized directors in history by
appearance as well as by name, thanks to his cameo roles in his movies and to
his TV shows Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-62) and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Madonna used a mixture of talent, pulchritude and relentless self-promotion to
become one of the most famous recording artists of the 20th century. She
released her self-titled first album in 1983 in the guise of a streetwise pop
ragamuffin, and over time she kept one step ahead of the game by jumping from
persona to persona: dance club queen, balladeer, cowgirl, channeler of the
Mysterious East. Her other albums have included Like a Virgin (1984), Ray of
Light (1998, Music (2000), American Life (2003) and Confessions on a Dance Floor
(2005). She has also acted in over a dozen movies, including Dick Tracy (1990,
with Warren Beatty) and A League of Their Own (1992, with Rosie O'Donnell). No
stranger to controversy, Madonna has long been a favorite of the tabloids on
topics ranging from her racy videos and TV appearances to her sometimes-mystical
religious beliefs to her marriages to actor Sean Penn (1985-89) and filmmaker
Guy Ritchie (2000-present). Her daughter Lourdes was born in October of 1996,
fathered by Madonna's personal trainer, Carlos Leon. In August of 2000 Madonna
and Ritchie had a son, Rocco. In October of 2006 they adopted a a motherless
13-month-old child, David Banda, from the African country of Malawi.
Known as "Il Duce" -- the Leader -- Mussolini was the Fascist dictator of Italy during World War II. Mussolini grew active in Italian politics in the first decade of the 1900s. He then spent time in exile in Switzerland and Austria, where he worked writing and editing socialist newspapers. He returned to Italy after serving in World War I and gained power and notoriety as a revolutionary nationalist. He founded the Fascist Party in 1919, used force and intimidation against political opponents and took power in 1922. Nicknamed Il Duce, Mussolini created a dictatorship and dissolved the parliament. Yet for many years he was popular as he expanded government services and public works. In the 1930s Italy invaded Ethiopia and Albania and in 1939 Mussolini promised an alliance with Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany. Italy's failures in the war led to Mussolini being removed from government, and when the war ended he was arrested, tried and executed.
JJoanne K. Rowling (pronounced rolling) is the author of the Harry Potter series of books, which began with the 1997 tale Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. (U.S. title: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.) The book told the story of Harry Potter, a seemingly ordinary boy who discovered that he was actually a wizard. The book was a sensational hit, and by the end of 1999 the top three slots on the New York Times list of bestsellers were taken by the first three books in the Harry Potter series. By the 2000 release of the fourth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter had become a global pop culture phenomenon, with parents and children standing in line at bookstores waiting for the book's release. Rowling herself had become one of the world's best-known and best-paid authors. After the 2003 release of the fifth Harry Potter book, The Order of the Phoenix, the BBC reported that Rowling's books had been translated into 60 languages (including ancient Greek) and had sold over 250 million copies worldwide. The sequels to the original book are: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1999), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007). Rowling has stated that the seventh book is the last in the series.
Danielle Steel's romance novels have sold millions of copies in dozens of languages and have kept her on the bestseller lists since the 1980s. Steel started her professional career in public relations and advertising, then turned to writing novels in the early 1970s. Like Barbara Cartland and Stephen King, Steel has offset the snubs of the literati with enormous popular success, and many of her novels, including Crossings (1982), Changes (1983) and Jewels (1992) have been made into TV movies (especially during the early 1990s). She has also written a series of children's books (called the Max and Martha series) and a few non-fiction books, including 1998's His Bright Light, a tribute to her son, Nick Traina, who committed suicide at the age of 19 after battling substance abuse and mental illness.
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