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Leo is also 30° in Longitude. It extends from 120° to 150° from vernal Equinox (or Mesha 0°). Makam, Poorvapalguni or Hubba or Pooram and first quarter or pada of Uthira Palguni or Uthira star are contained in this sign.


Leo is the central sign of the fiery triplicity as Aries is the first fiery sign and Sagittarius is the third and the last one. Leo is a hot, dry, masculine, positive, bestial and barren sign. It is also a fixed sign and of ascension. Leo is ruled by Sun. Only Sun and Moon, the two luminaries govern one sign each, Leo and Cancer respectively. Other planets, excluding Uranus and Neptune, own two houses each. In Astrology the luminaries, Sun and Moon, are "Planets". Moon, Mars and Jupiter are said to be in friend's quarters when they are in Leo. Saturn, Venus and Mercury are considered to be in enemy's camp if they transit in Leo. Uranus gets weakened here whereas Neptune gains strength. No planet gets exalted or debilitated in Leo.


: One born in Leo will have well developed bones and broad shoulders and forehead. He will be tall, well-built and muscular. Never will he be plumpy or ugly and be a Lambhodhara. His stature will be full and his appearance majestic, imposing, commanding and dignified, as Leo is a fixed and fiery sign or the royal kingly sign. Complexion will vary according to the exact position of the ascendant, and planets occupying or aspecting the ascendant (or Lagna).

The personality of a person born in Leo will be found as mentioned above, if the ruler of the sign. Sun, Apollo, occupies it. But this external expression, characterising the person, distinguishing him from the others, enabling us to identify him bets modified due to the influence of the planets in the ascendant, the occupation of any sign by the ruler of the ascendant, and the various aspects from the other planets both the cusp of the ascendant and its lord. Every individual has some difference from the other and it can be noticed even among twins born on the same day and in the same Lagna, due to this modification; otherwise there will be only tweleve patterns and to identify each individual will be a problem.


Sun owns Leo-Simha, Masefield says "The Sun still scatters out his store". It is true and the people born in this sign are noble, large-hearted, magnanimous and generous. Sun is necessary for the life and the growth of both the vegetables and animal kingdom. But, whenever Sun becomes furious, it destroys them. Darkness envelopes in the absence of Sun; when once Sun rises, none knows where the darkness has gone. Therefore the people born in this sign are helpful to mankind and other creations of God. Sun removes their darkness, ignorance and evil thought. It is said that Sun represents the Government. Those who have good aspect of Jupiter to Sun, invariably are assisted by, protected by and saved by the Government. Saturn forming evil aspect to Sun shows that such persons will be hated by, chased by and punished by the Government. So, either to lead a healthy and happy life or to face difficulties and lead a miserable life depend's on the aspect to Sun and to the Cusp of the ascendant Leo. Accordingly, the characteristic of the person will get modified.


Generally Leonians do not consider both sides of the question. It is advisable to take other's views, ideas and suggestions. Whenever the Leonians are crossed, they become extrovert. They will roar like a lion and get into trouble especially during the sub-period of that evil planet which afflicts Sun. Do not forget that charity has to begin at home. Over-liberality, keeping one ever in wants, is also not desirable. Sun never retrogrades and retracts its steps. It is ever in forward motion. So also these people will go ahead, without considering the past and also the future. It is advisable to hold up one's desires and aims if the environmental conditions are restricted. One should not be hasty and get irritated, before the persons whom he had helped, show their gratitude. Avoid forcing conclusions at one's own risk and never be arrogant. Try to have an attractive home. Manage to maintain a comfortable-sized bank position. Do not spend away all you have and all you get.


Generally these people should have a splendid constitution. Even if they fall ill, they tend to recover rapidly from any illness. But they are easily alarmed, whenever, sickness overtakes them. Leo indicates the heart, the spinal column, spinal marrow nerves and fibre. Leo influences the bone, dorsal vertebrae. Interspinal muscles are controlled by this sign, Anterior as well as posterior coronary, Aorta, Vena Cava are ruled by Leo.


Leo is symbollsed by the Lion which is the King of the animals. Therefore one's natural instinct is ever to seek for the highest position and mostly, one has it rightfully. One will try to deal with large issues. One will leave the routine, monotionous drudgery and minor details to subordinates.

One is by nature a spendthrift even when poverty may threaten him. One will be able to face any hard time. Generally, fortune favours Leonians when they are young. They will have sufficient resources. Yet, because they spend lavishly, their bank position will be deteriorating as age advances. Leo being the 5th sign of the Zodiac, one will be tempted to gamble and speculate. Luckily for them, their risks will amply reword them. Speculators are very liberal when they give gifts to others. Nor do they hesitate to lend financial assistance to the needy. One will please himself with the sweet smile of those to whom be presents costly ones. Also one will feel proud when he thinks that others borrow from him and approaches him for a favour.


Sun, the ruler of this sign Leo, will influence in directing one's choice of the profession. It favours high positions in commerce of Government. As Leo is a fixed sign, one may have a fixed income, security of service under the Government, etc. It is the 5th sign of the Zodiac. So one earns through speculation, music, theatre, opera; being a fiery sign, one may be a jeweller, goldsmith or one working in precious metals. As this sign gives executive ability and tireless application to work, one will be fit to manage great enterprises. Presidents, managers of corporations, managing director of concerns, officials, superintendents, directors, captains, sales managers are born in Leo. Planets forming favourable aspects specify the nature.


The person born in Leo is romantic. He loves deeply and he will be carried away by love. He cheers up the partner most skilfully like an actor in a comedy scene. He is an ideal lover, as he will be fiery and passionate. But he will never like any demonstration of love in public, as he considers it below his dignity.

He will have abundant charm and be attractive to the opposite sex. It is but natural that the partner is jealous as the Leonian will be always in the midst of a crowd of ladies. Therefore, the partner should have proper understanding. She should share his pleasure when he gives plenty of parties to others and has exciting times with them. Unless he has Saturn Mars and Venus in the ascendant, 5 or 7 or 11, she need not mistake the Leonian husband. If one understands him and agrees with him, she will be liked, loved and admired by the person born in Leo. He will fit in the domestic routine, admirably. He will never allow anybody to disrespect his wife or any member of his family. He is very proud of his family. He will not tolerate any ill-repute. He is always conscious of his social standing and is chivairous.

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