About Leo – Basic Information
Key words – Authority, creativity, Charismatic, Confidant, Generous, Proud, Power, Wisdom, Impressive, Enthusiastic, Ambitious, Royal, Strong, Dignity, Encouraging, Dominating, Bold, Powerful, Playful, Broad mind, Arrogant, Bossy, Stubborn, Intolerant, Interfering, Patronizing, Domineering, Demanding, Dogmatic
Symbol: The Lion
Leo symbol is Lion: Lion has been characterised as organised hunter with great strength, strategy and skill. In Hinduism and most of other cultures, lion is represented by strength, courage, royalty and ferocity. Lion is one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu as Narasimha, who had head and shoulder of a lion and torso of a man. Narasimha is one of the fiercest forms of Lord Vishnu, who had eliminated the demon Hiranyakashipu. Also,Goddess Durga has her vehicle as the Lion.
In mythology, lion is the symbol of royalty, where the king and his throne were inseparable. The throne is called as ‘Singhasan’ or ‘lion’s seat’.
Element: Fire (Agni tatwa)
Fire is the destroyer of darkness. Fire signs are associated with dharma or duties/responsibilities. Fire can be used for both good and bad. It can keep you warm or also can create great destruction. You cannot touch but only can feel it.. In Vedic tradition, fire is called Agni, who is the messenger between Earth and Heaven. Fire represents Action, enthusiasm, energy, passion, creativity, spontaneity, power and light, passion, unpredictability, intuitive, imaginative, emotionally volatile but passionate.
There are three fire signs in the zodiac, they are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. Aries fire is mostly used as a part of creation, Leo fire is used for the sustenance and Sagittarius fire is used for the transformation.
Leo fire is more like a continuous fire required for a living. It will fuel creativity and enterprising nature. Sun’s fire is in the form of light, which is essential to sustain life. SimLeo ilarly Leo fire is more to do with sustenance or nourishment. This fire also provides warmth and optimism in person’s life.
Read: Aries Fire
Sign Ruler – Sun
Symbol – The Lion
Element or Tatwa – Fire /Agni
Quality – Fixed
Gender – Male
Colour – Gold, Yellow
Direction – East direction
Varna- Kshatriya (Warrior Class)
Temperament – Bilious (Pitta)
Lucky Number – 1,5, 14, 19, 22, 28, 37, 46, 55
Other Lucky Colors – Gold, Yellow, Orange, Red
Lucky Flower- Sunflower, Marigold
Lucky Day – Sunday
Lucky Gemstones – Ruby
Lucky Metal – Gold
Body Parts – Intestines, Womb, Gall bladder, Back bone
Rising of the sign – Sheershodaya (rises from its head)
Height – Tall or Deergha rashi
Exalted Planet in Leo- None
Debilitated planet in Leo – None
Nakshatra (stars) associated with Cancer- Magha(4 quarters), Purva Phalguni (4 quarters) and Uttara Phalguni (1 quarter)