leo zodiac illustration

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RULER : Sun

EXALTATION :none

DETRIMENT : Saturn

ELEMENT: fire

MODALITY:  fixed

AIM : joy and self-expression

STRATEGY : creativity and play

SHADOW : melodrama and false pride

ARCHETYPES: the child - the king - the queen - the performer - the aristocrat - the star - the publicist - the impresario - the clown - the leading man  or woman - the dictator - the megalomaniac - the spoiled brat - the prima donna - the egoist 

ENERGY IN ALIGNMENT : radiant - sunny - warm - regal - lavish - proud - grand - majestic - theatrical - dramatic - flair for showmanship - honourable - dignified - generous - fun-loving - romantic - courageous - valiant - noble - commanding - leader - self-confident - self-promoting - ambitious - playful - responds well to praise - entertaining - enthusiastic - exuberant - joyful - wholehearted -  heart-centered - trusting - honest - optimistic - innocent - whimsical - inspiring - creative -  dignified - influential - famous - willing to act - loyal - skilled organizer - likes to issue orders

ENERGY OUT OF ALIGNMENT  : attention-seeking - egocentric - pompous - patronising - requiring applause - needs praise - easily flattered - self-important - needing centre stage -  boastful - demanding respect - fearful of aging - melodramatic - dictating - despotic - domineering - intimidating - power hunting - condescending - arrogant - overbearing - self-centered - vain - spending beyond means - pretentious - autocratic - conceited - patronising - disdainful - not detail oriented

THE 5TH HOUSE : creativity - self-expression - fun - recreation - hobbies - play - theatre - games - children - childhood - the inner child - pregnancy - approach to parenthood - leisure - where we refresh yourself -self confidence - entertainment - amusements - sports - romance - love affairs - sex - pleasure - speculation - gambling - risk taking - spiritual techniques - mantras - past life credit

BODY PARTS : heart - upper back - spinal cord - myelin sheaths - arteries

COLOUR : gold +  royal blue - pale gold - bronze - burnt orange - sunny skin tones - honey hues 

THINGS: crowns - television - games - sun - vacations - holidays - parties - movies - thrones - gifts - fun - the lottery - all things glamorous and ostentatious  - somptuous fabrics - precious jewellery - lamps - toys - works of art - luxurious furs

GEMSTONE : rubies

METAL: gold

SUN MANTRA : Om Suryaya Namaha ( Om and salutations to Surya , presiding spirit of the Sun )

CHAKRA: Third Eye

ARCHANGEL: Raziel

ANIMALS : wild beasts - lions - honeybees - peacocks - swans - cats

PLANTS: sunflowers - marigolds - palms - bay tree - laurel - walnut tree - olive tree - citrus trees

PEOPLE and JOBS : actors - children - kings - queens - princes - presidents - middle aged men - fathers - lovers - hotel keepers - bee keepers - artists - hobbyists - the host of a party - goldsmiths - heart specialists - ambassadors - circus performers - hunters of large animals - bohemians - game wardens - forest rangers -  boxers - film and theatre producers and directors - athletic coaches - speculators - entrepreneurs - theatre, casino, restaurant and nightclub owners - police officers - guards - stockbrokers - managers - bosses - solar power workers - professional gamblers - resort personnel - fire fighters - band leaders - sales people

PLACES: places with wild beasts - jungles - forests - rocky places - stony deserts - mountain tops and sides - palaces - castles - forts - arenas - stages - theatres - zoos - wildlife preserves - hunting grounds - hotels - museums - circus - secondary schools - children' s room - game room - television room - fireplace - chimney - oven - stove

FASHION : flamboyant, bold and dramatic style -  loud jewellery - neck chains - capes - large pendants - oversized mane - backcombed hair - regal, crest patterns - baroque prints - gilt and gold - embellished fabrics - cat prints - zebra, giraffe prints - animal skins - cat-eye liner 

HOME & INTERIOR DESIGN

ESSENTIAL OILS: ginger- cinnamon - camphor - sage

WELLNESS TIPS

HERBS, SPICES & FOODS : saffron -  honey - walnuts - meat - game meat 

FOR LEO OR FIRE EXCESS - APPLY WATER : cool liquids – cool baths – cool and moist foods – fruits – green colours – calm music — avoid hot, spicy and oily foods – avoid red colours – avoid hot sun – avoid overheating – liver tonics – liver purifiers – strengthen arteries - put energy into a charitable cause, involving children perhaps

FOR LOW FIRE - APPLY FIRE : exercise – heart and blood tonics – red stones – red colours – dance – play therapy – spices – upbeat music – improve circulation – singing – painting - spend time in the sunshine - wear gold - go on holidays in the sun