Western Astrology - Leo
- Ruler: Sun.
- Element: Fire.
- Quality: Fixed.
- Gender: Masculine.
- Color: Gold.
- Tarot: Strength.
- Natural House: Fifth.
- Astrological Birthstones: Carnelian, golden topaz, onyx, sardonyx and tourmaline.
- Planetary Stone: Rock crystal.
- Physical Correspondence: Circulatory system, heart and spine.
- Keywords: Dramatic and generous.
The sign Leo is ruled by the Sun. Physically it is related to the heart and back. 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, and as it is also classed as a Fixed sign, planets placed here have a stabilizing effect, conserving and building individual character.
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.
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 a compelling influence on others. Greater balance can be attained if the capacity to see oneself objectively is cultivated.