The Constellation “Leo” — the fifth of the Zodiac — exerts its influence from July 24 to August 22.
Ptolemy, of Pelusa, surnamed the King of Astrologers, said that the subjects born under this beneficent influence will reach positions of honor and trust.
Leo gives to those born under its influence a lofty mind, a spirit of fair play, an unbending dignity and a warm and generous heart. The will-power of the subject will be firm, enterprising and persevering; it will aim straight at the object desired, but secure it only by honest and above-board methods.
The mind will be steadfast, virile, proud, simple and liberal, with great brilliancy that may render it sometimes egotistic and presumptuous but never lacking in gratitude for an act of helpful kindness. The impulses and instincts will be always held within control. The temper will be kindly, though firm, courageous and magnanimous.
In the difficult moments of life, anger may be quickly aroused but it will harm no one and cool down almost at once.
Good will invariably be returned for evil; this will be the only kind of revenge practiced by the subject.
This sign induces one to love steadfastly; the affections will be constant, although forgetfulness may occur, in case of prolonged absence.
The special aptitudes of the subject will be of a soldierly character; he will be quite successful in all open-air sports, patient in all kinds of labor and admirably adapted to command. This sign does not endow the subject with many varied abilities, but those granted him will be of the best, often approaching perfection.
Leo gives a taste for pleasures and luxury. Those born under this sign have nothing but disdain for the honors they are destined to reap almost without efforts.
The subject’s inclinations will be strong, and yet well-reasoned out. His opinions will be fixed, passionate, sometimes exaggerated, and when he decides on a certain course of action he will follow it to the end, at all risks.
Those born under this sign will acquire, by their own merit, a good deal of property, besides what will come to them through relatives or influential friends. But their losses will be heavy and sudden, due to either gambling, or speculation, or imprudent loans; they may suffer from cruel spoliation, family property being taken from them quite unjustly. The death of a near relative will greatly compromise their pecuniary interests and their position; they will be shabbily treated in money matters by brothers and sisters, or other close relations. Even their parents may ruin their hopes of brilliant promotion.
During a short journey rendered necessary by the subject’s position, he will have to fear some personal danger; the upper part of the body, the head and the shoulders especially, may be severely hurt.
Violent quarrels with relatives will be caused by a division of property or by family secrets, or by prolonged absence of the subject.
The father of the subject will be in peril of his life on a journey.
There will be many children coming to the subject who will have the sorrow of losing the eldest one.
If the subject is a woman she will probably be the mother of twins, or she may have children of two successive husbands; when these children will be grown up, they will give her trouble.
Long and complicated diseases are threatening; the woman born under Leo will have great troubles in, and resulting from, child-birth. Servants and employes of the subject will be the cause of constant worries.
Leo always announces family disagreements.
Several unforeseen legacies, or even in heritances, will render easier the circumstances of the subject and especially of his children who often will be the beneficiaries; there is a probability, however, that relatives may succeed in diverting these wind-falls away from the subject and his family.
The subject will make but few sea voyages; the first one will be detrimental to his
interests and a source of losses.
His position will demand frequent voyages on land; one of these will prove highly advantageous and bring about a sudden change for the better.
The offices coming to the subject will be offices of great honor but small emoluments; he may grievously compromise his chances in that direction, or even forfeit these valued prizes, in an instant, by some most unfortunate and thoughtless moves.
He will enjoy some reputation, even marked celebrity, through his own merit and without the help of any outside protection. It may be in the sciences, or the fine arts that he will find his true sphere and make a shining success. As said above, the ruin of these promising prospects will be due either to an unfortunate voyage or to a rash act on the part of the subject.
His friends will be many, but of little assistance, even if their fortune and position be such as to give them the means to be of great use; on the contrary, they will probably cause the subject some heavy financial losses.
His few enemies will be declared ones low and cowardly Intrigues against him win prove so Invariably unsuccessful, that he will soon be free from such attacks.
Leo gives those born under it a nervous-sanguine temperament, a remarkably fine health and a long life.
However, the subject may be attacked by inflammatory rheumatism, located especially In the knees. Pneumonia, and in general, troubles of the respiratory organs, and troubles of the spleen and the bladder are also among the possibilities; wounds, if any, will affect the feet and hands.
According to the old astrologers, Leo, containing the throne of the Sun, is always the prognostic of a fine fortune and a lofty position.
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From Practical Astrology by Comte C. de Saint-Germain