Leo (astrology)

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Leo sign.png
Zodiac symbol Lion
Duration (tropical, western) 22 July – 22 August (2016, UTC)
Zodiac element Fire
Zodiac quality Fixed
Sign ruler Sun
Detriment Uranus

Leo (♌) is the fifth astrological sign of the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Leo. It comes after Cancer and before Virgo. It spans the 120-150th degree of the Tropical zodiac, between 125.25 and 152.75 degree of celestial longitude.[1] Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area on average between July 22 and August 21 each year, and under the sidereal zodiac, the Sun currently transits this area from approximately August 16 to September 15.[2] The symbol of the lion is based on the Nemean lion, a lion with an impenetrable hide.[3]


  1. ^ Athena Keen (2014). Cosmic Astrology: The Book of Answers. The Oracle's Library. p. 251. ISBN 978-0-578-15158-8. 
  2. ^ Jackson Swift. "Astrology: "Tropical Zodiac and Sidereal Zodiac"". SearchArticles.net. Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  3. ^ "Nemean Lion". The Theoi Project: Greek mythology. Retrieved 2016-01-17. 

External links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of Leo at Wiktionary
  • Media related to Leo at Wikimedia Commons