Their faults can be as large in scale as their virtues, and an excessively negative Leonian can be one
of the most unpleasant human beings imaginable, displaying extreme arrogance, autocratic pride,
haughtiness, and excessive hastiness of temper. If jealously suspicious of rivals, they will not hesitate
to use cunning, lies and trickery to discredit them. Self-centeredness, greed for flattery, boastfulness,
and bombast, pomposity, snobbish superiority, and overbearing, and intolerant disdain of underlings;
to whom they will nevertheless delegate the carrying out of minor details in their grandiose schemes,
and from whom they are not above borrowing immoderately if an occasion necessitates it. Any of
these can be characteristic of Leo. Add to them a passion for luxury, a lust for power, unlimited
sexual lust, and emotional indulgence, and a character emerges that no one would want to know
either in public life or private. But their pride may go before a fall, as uncontrolled impetuosity is
likely to bring them low. Fortunately it is rare that a Leo is so undisciplined as to give way thoroughly
to this list of vices, and their tendencies to them are usually balanced by an innate wisdom. Those
who are afflicted with them also have the intelligence it takes to consciously and actively overcome
In his or her relations with others the Leo type is open, sincere, genuine and trusting. Outgoing,
spontaneously warm hearted and plain spoken, though never lacking in kindliness, Leos are more
disillusioned than the average if let down by those they trust. They are not good judges of character
and are inclined to favoritism and an exaggerated faith in their followers which too often ends in
disappointment. They have a strong sex drive and are so attracted to the opposite sex that they find
it hard to be constant; they can be so intensely sexual as to become dissolute. They may have
numerous love affairs for their love of pleasure and beauty is liable to drive them from one attractive
partner to another. They are very much inclined to deceive. Their marriages may fail for the same
reason, yet they are sincere and generous to their lovers while love lasts, and will remain attached to
their homes so long as it is run for their benefit. They demand service but are incapable of giving it.
Physiologically, Leo governs the upper back, forearms, wrist, spine and heart. Its natives are subject
to a number of ailments: pain in the back and lungs, spinal complaints, diseases of the heart and
blood, sickness in ribs and sides, convulsions, pleasantries, violent burning fevers including, in former
days, when they were prevalent, plague, pestilence, jaundice, and some afflictions of the eyes.
Your stone: Ruby
Your planet: the Sun
Your sign is Masculine (positive)*
Yours is also Fixed*
Your element: Fire*
Your color: Gold
*Here is a brief description for these terms:
A masculine sign is one that is spontaneous and self-expressive, while a feminine sign is withdrawn and passive.
A cardinal sign is said to be initiative, a fixed sign to have steadfastness, and a mutable sign to have adaptability.
A fire sign is said to be lively and aggressive; an air sign is lively in mind and fluent in expression; an earth sign is matter-of-fact and controlled, while the water signs are sensitive and intuitive.
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