Complete Horoscope - Classical Astrology

Stefan Stenudd

Stefan Stenudd

About me

I'm a Swedish writer and astrologer. I'm also an historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. My personal website:


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My website on classical zodiac sign astrology, based on the star sign (sun sign).


My websites devoted to each of the zodiac signs and their character traits.
Aries Sign
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Calculate your Zodiac sign and the degree of the sun within that sign.


Find out what astrology predicts about the year 2015 for your zodiac sign, and how that horoscope forecast is made.


How compatible is your Zodiac sign with the other signs? Find out what astrology reveals about how the Zodiac signs match in relationships.


Tarot Meaning
Tarot Meaning

Try the old Tarot deck of cards with a free online divination. How to use the Tarot and what each card means.

I Ching Online
I Ching Online

Try the ancient Chinese divination online for free. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination.


Tarot Unfolded, by Stefan Stenudd.

Tarot Unfolded

This book presents an imaginative method of reading the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot, since it consists of symbolic images. Several spreads are introduced, as well as the meanings of all the 78 cards and their pictures. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Cosmos of the Ancients, by Stefan Stenudd.

Cosmos of the Ancients

All the philosophers of Ancient Greece and what they thought about cosmology, myth, religion and the gods. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Life Energy Encyclopedia, by Stefan Stenudd.

Life Energy Encyclopedia

Qi (chi), prana, pneuma, spiritus, and all the other life force concepts around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Leo in the Complete Horoscope

The Lion Zodiac Sign in Classical Astrology

Leo in Astrology.

The Leo Sign in the Horoscope Chart

Leo, the Lion, is the fifth sign of the zodiac. The sun enters it on or around July 23, when the summer is at its peak. Leo be­longs to the ele­ment fire, its quality is fixed and its charge is positive. Its Ruler is the sun, and Pluto exalts in it. Its motto is: "I want." In the horo­scope chart, the zodiac sign Leo brings a proud and prominent charac­ter to planets and astrological houses therein.

     Please observe that the text on this webpage is about the role of the Leo zodiac sign in the complete horoscope chart, and not just its meaning as a star sign, also called sun sign (when the sun was in Leo at the time of your birth). The star sign meaning is treated briefly below, but if you want to know more about that you can go to my website devoted to it - see the link further down on this page.

Your Leo Zodiac Sign

The sun. Those who have Leo as their zodiac sign (star sign) are born when the sun was in Leo, normally July 23 - August 22 (it differs slightly from year to year, be­cause of the leap years). Therefore, it is also - more adequately - called the sun sign.

     Observe that it's just one of the many components of the complete horoscope chart. Nowadays, star sign astrology is much more widespread and common than readings based on the classical birth chart, but the latter is what astrology is really all about.

     The sun in your horoscope is your natural self - what you are when you relax, when other planets in your horoscope are not active. It is your basic drive.

     If your sun sign is Leo, you are a proud person, with a strong sense of integrity and the importance of being true to yourself. It is the major sun sign, so it is natural for you to shine. To a Leo, life is very much the individual achievement, and the ability to rech a place of distinction in society - but mostly, to be able to have pride in oneself.

The Father of Leo

The sun in the horoscope also represents your father (the mother is represented by the moon).

     If you have the sun in Leo, your relation to your father is one of high mutual respect. It is also mutual in the way that you both feel a need to be proud of each other, in order to be proud of yourselves. It's kind of a gentlemen's agreement.

Leo, by Hevelius.

     For more about your sun sign in Zodiac sign astrology, see the link further down this page.

The Planets in Leo

The planets and astrological points are the active forces in the horoscope chart, the energies by which we are able to act. As such, each has its own characteristics, but they are influenced by the zodiac sign they occupy. When a planet or other point of the horo­scope is in Leo, it is also affected by the zodiac sign, get­ting some­thing of its character. Here are those planetes and astrological points, what they stand for in the complete horoscope chart, and how they are affected by the zodiac sign Leo:

The planet symbols.

  • Sun   basic drive - Leo brings pride and integrity.
  • Moon   longing - Leo brings a need to be admired by others, and to feel good about oneself.
  • Mercury   curiosity - Leo brings an ability to convince others and a mind set on personal goals.
  • Venus   affection - Leo brings great charm that seduces others, and a delight in oneself.
  • Mars   aggression - Leo brings a strong willpower and determination.
  • Jupiter   luck - Leo brings good fortune and some ease to achieve personal success.
  • Saturn   duty - Leo brings a sense of importance, and determination to reach one's goals.
  • Uranus   contemplation - Leo brings a fascination with one's own mind, and constant curiosity to explore it.
  • Neptune   fantasy - Leo brings a fantasy quite self-occupied, and dreams of personal satisfaction.
  • Pluto   catharsis - Leo brings drastic changes and a sense of destiny in the making, to one's personal life.
  • Ascendant, AC   attitude - Leo brings an impressive appearance and the admiration of others.
  • Medium Coeli, MC   self-image - Leo brings personal pride and the conviction of being special.

The Houses in Leo

The astrological Houses are life environments, different sections of what constitutes our everyday reality. The Zodiac signs bring their characteristics to the Houses, influencing the environments de­scribed by them. Here are the twelve Houses, what they stand for, and how the Zodiac sign Leo affects them:

  1. Identity - Leo makes you seem self-occupied, but also charismatic.
  2. Resources - Leo makes you full of personal resources.
  3. Communication - Leo makes you attract many friends, and your learning is mainly autodidactic.
  4. Home - Leo makes you the center of your family, sometimes dominating it too much.
  5. Pastime - Leo makes you seek out personal pleasures and indulge in them.
  6. Work - Leo makes you have a leading role at work, whatever your title is.
  7. Partners - Leo makes you the main one in your relations, but you have difficulty committing.
  8. Unknown - Leo makes you confident that fate will be kind to you, or that you can master it when needed.
  9. Travel - Leo makes you prefer the world to turn around you, than the other way around.
  10. Career - Leo makes you get a prominent, leading position in just about any social situation.
  11. Ideals - Leo makes you a convinced individualist, turning to the community only to get its confirmation.
  12. Shortcomings - Leo makes you feel that life doesn't give enough opportunities for you to realize your own goals.

Leo in General

Of course, all of the above is very general, mainly to give you an idea of how the Leo zodiac sign works in the horoscope and influences its different components. You need to study your complete horoscope chart carefully, to make a deeper and more nuanced inter­pretation.

Leo - Lion, illustration from a 1482 edition of a book by Hyginus.

Leo in Zodiac Sign Astrology

If Leo is your zodiac sign, also called star sign or sun sign, it means that the sun was in that sign at your birth. For much more about what that means in astrology and the horoscope, please go to my website devoted to this zodiac sign:
Leo Zodiac Sign

Leo Compatibility

Love match basics for Leo with all the other Zodiac signs. How compatible are you with the other signs?
Leo Compatibility

The Zodiac Signs

Here are the twelve zodiac signs, with links to the webpage of each:

My Astrology Book

Your Health in Your Horoscope, by Stefan Stenudd.

Your Health in Your Horoscope

This book by Stefan Stenudd explains what your horoscope says about your health, according to the old tradition of medical astrology.

     You learn what the zodiac signs, the planets, and the other ingredients of the horoscope reveal about many health issues and different types of illnesses. Also, celebrity horoscope charts are used to show how a health reading is made.

     The book contains a quick introduction to astrology, as well, and instructions on how to read a birth chart in general. Click the image to see the book (and Kindle ebook) at Amazon.

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