“Oh, the secret life of man and woman, dreaming how much better we would be than we are if we were somebody else or even ourselves, and feeling that our estate has been unexploited to its fullest.”
–Zelda Fitzgerald, Leo
I think Leo gets an underhanded bad rap. People don’t come right out and bash but there’s an undertone sometimes, a “who do they think they are?” kind of vibe. Well, that’s the thing; Leo knows who they are. It’s good to be king (queen). Have you ever heard, “she’s just full of drama,” or “he needs to be taken down a peg”? Healthy Leo is shiny, and that makes some people uncomfortable. Often those people are not comfortable with their own Leo energy!
Do you have Leo? Being Leo is not just a Leo sun. You can have a Leo energy about you with Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars in Leo. The 5th house is Leo’s house. Do you have a personal planet in the 5th? What house cusp falls in Leo? That area of your life is leonine, extra Leo points if it’s angular (good for you, ROWR!).
Leo rules the heart. Leo has heart. Yes, sometimes Leo can be overblown, big for their britches, but they’re entertaining, yes?
I have Leo rising and a 5th house moon. I can be shiny and I can also be dramatic and prideful. I find that if things get too placid I’m all too happy to insert a little excitement, a little theatrical mayhem. Hey, I’m not dull! And let me tell you, everyone around me is the best. My friends are the best friends ever minted. My kids are the best kids you’ve ever met. I even own the best shoes (I do have a Pisces sun). Leo can be generous, and I don’t need to be the only one who has the best. You can have the best friends and kids too.
But oh, oh don’t humiliate me, or insult me, or my friends, or my kids, or my shoes. You’ll get the Leo claws and teeth. Actually, I’ll just show them, dramatically, but you will get the ROAR.
Where do you have Leo? Are you comfortable with Leo energy?