Zodiac sign Leo: dates, character, compatibility


(July 24 – August 23)

Element: Fire

Colors: gold and orange

Ruling Planet: Sun

Symbol:Zodiac sign leoLeo

Leo is the fifth sign of the Zodiac. Covers our calendar year from July 24 to August 23. The symbol represents the Greek symbol for the first letter in Leo.

The lion is from the story of Hercules and the Nemean Lion, another of the Twelve labors of Hercules.

This was the first labor, to go to the valley of Nemea and kill the Nemean lion, an animal with special powers in his pelt, which could not be cut or pierced by any weapon.

Hercules tried with weapons also, and realized it was useless, so he grabbed the lion, wrestled it to the ground and strangled it.

He then skinned the great beast, making his now famous lion skin clothing and from the lions head he made his headpiece. These items protected him from harm in future labors.

The lion was placed in the heavens as the constellation Leo, to recall the great battle.

Best Matches For Leo

Majestic Leo loves power and money and life’s goal is to achieve both. The best match for Leo is Gemini and the worst is Capricorn. Libra and Aquarius also make good matches.

Leo and Gemini will hit it off immediately. They have plenty in common, they both enjoy hitting the social circuit, glamorous living, parties and the works. This couple will have many merry moments and enjoy themselves to the hilt. Gemini has a great combination of good looks and intelligence which is extremely appealing to Leo. Gemini is blessed with boundless wit and Leo loves laughing the blues away with Gemini by his/her side. Both have a playful and frolicking side to them which emerges when both come together. Gemini craves variety in the bed and Leo finds it exciting to participate in Gemini’s imaginative sexcapades.