Sun in Leo
Jul 23 - Aug 22: The Sun is essentially dignified here. This means that the Sun is supported in its quest for individuality and uniqueness. This individual has leadership potential and strives for greatness. They have great self confidence and strive to put all of their heart into whatever they do because to them it is an affirmation of their identity. Self expression is important to them. They can frequently be found in careers like acting or politics where they can be the center of attention, allowing their sense of the dramatic to be expressed. They can also be creatively inspired. At times they can appear opinionated and arrogant not seeming to take into consideration the needs of others. This is because these types of concerns are represented by the 12th solar house (Cancer/the Moon). Because it is a solid sign, they cannot be pushed around. Tact is important in dealing with this individual because they have a tendency to have inflated egos. Pride is their greatest liability. Their temper can be volcanic, but it is said that they do not hold a grudge.
In a diurnal chart, the Sun is automatically in hayz. The heat and dryness of the day are in agreement with the Sun's nature. As a result, the rarification of fire sets this individual apart in a more unique way. If the Sun does not fall amiss (if Leo is not the 8th or 12th sign from the ascendant), then leadership in some area is a strong probability. If the Sun is also in the 1st or 10th house, then they have a commanding, domineering and kingly presence with a strong air of nobility.
In a nocturnal chart, the cool and moist of night counteract the rarification process of the Sun. They therefore do not usually seek to stand out so uniquely from the crowd. The focus turns inward towards family and children because the trigon lord of Leo by night is Jupiter. They are very generous with friends and family and have a very romantic side and tend to be lucky in love.
© 2000 Curtis Manwaring