July 22th through August 23rd (Dates Vary Every Year)
exuberant, colorful, proud, vivacious, theatrical, confident, generous, affectionate
The Shadow Side:
egotistical, bossy, stubborn, provocative, overbearing, dogmatic, selfish
Quality and Element:
Famous People with Sun in Leo:
April Elliott Kent (Big Sky Astrology), Steve Martin, Joe Strummer, Laurence Fishburne, Antonio Banderas, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert Redford, Martha Stewart, Helen Mirren, Carl Jung, Angela Bassett, Martin Sheen, Robert Plant
At first, it’s hard not to like those with the Sun in Leo with their open hearted, friendly ways. They often enter a room as a radiant presence that causes everyone to take notice, and are skilled at “working” a crowd for best effect. As a friend, they have a knack for mining a buried dream, polishing it to a shine again, and making anything seem possible.
There’s a public confidence with the Leo Sun that other signs only dream of, which gives them free reign to fully express their creative and social selves. Whether they end up in civil service or on a Broadway stage, chances are they’ll have an audience. When standing proudly before adoring fans (or co-workers), they’re casting out warmth that has a palpable power to win hearts and minds.
Leo has a hard time with the mundane, and will be drawn to colorful careers and dramatic relationships. While some people shrink at the idea of dating around, the Leo considers it a time to play and enjoy the game of romance. And it’s not unusual for a Lion on the market to have a few kettles on the stove.
After getting to know a Leo, you might discover that they’re very loyal, but only to themselves. You can come up against severe resistance if trying to bend the will of a Leo for the sake of a relationship. Their pride leads to the reputation of having a super-sized Ego, and being a difficult Diva type. But in the end, their stubborn self-regard elicits widespread respect, since so many of them grab the gusto and achieve their loftiest goals.