LEO THE LION
The Lion, King of the Beasts, links with royal nobility and ruled by the Sun, the brightest star in the universe.
July 23 – August 23
SYMBOL – The Lion
GLYPH - This is said to of originated in Ancient Egypt from the constellation and represents the lions tail.
ELEMENT – Fire. Action, athame, candle light, courage, defense, force, male principle, swords, wands, willpower.
PLANET – The Sun. Courage, creativity, healing, life-giver, solar energy and magick, strength.
QUALITY – Fixed
PERSONAL CREED - I will
LEO DAY – Sunday (Ruled by the Sun)
GEMSTONES – Ruby, Tigers Eye, Catseye, Gold, Amber, citrine, ruby.
FLOWERS AND HERBS – Sunflower, Marigold, Catnip, frankincense, ginger, juniper, garlic, neroli, saffron, bay, rosemary, basil, cinnamon, angelica.
TREES – Bay, citrus, dandelion, olive, snap dragons, sunflower, walnut.
COLOURS – Gold, red, scarlet, yellow.
TAROT- Major Arcana – 8 Strength. Minor Arcana – King of Wands.
ANIMALS AND CREATURES - All big cats, bears, cat, dragons, lion, owl, salamanders, salmon, possums.
GODS – All Sun Gods, Apollo, Bacchus, Dedun, Hercules, Lugh, Maahes, Ra, Zeus.
GODDESSES – All Sun and Fire Goddesses, Bast, Brigit, Eos, Hathor, Sekhmet.
This is a term to define the twelve sectors of the sky. Each planet falls into one of these houses. Leo is governed by the Fifth House. This house is about creativity and how you express it, children, leisure time and family.
WORK - Creative careers, film, television, theatre, dancing, leadership, art, executive, teaching.
LEISURE TIME - Art, being in nature, crafts, indulging in fine foods, music, organizing, reading, spending time with your children and family, travel, visiting places of interest, wicca.
LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS - You need excitement and stimulation. Your partner will need to not only be patient to your demands, but he/she must be able to encourage and validate you as well as show no weakness!
HEALTH - Heart, upper back, spine and solar plexus. The heart is associated with emotions and the back, courage. The solar plexus governs the Sun and the ego. In later years the Leo must prepare to slow down as they tend to drive themselves too hard early on. Leos however, are happily noted for their longevity.
BEST EXERCISES – Archery, dancing, swimming and walking.
CELL SALT – Magnesium phosphate.
FOODS – (This is not a diet to stick to and all things in moderation!) Almonds, apples, dates, exotic foods, fancy cheeses, fine chocolates, coffee and wines, fresh fruit, honey, hot and spicy foods, lemons, most meats, raisins, rye, salad greens, seafood especially fresh salmon, spinach, sunflower seeds, walnuts, whole milk.