The horoscope chart with all the components of classical astrology: Zodiac, planets, houses and aspects. Explanations and examples.
Here are links to my web pages where classical Zodiac sign astrology, based on your star sign, is explained and explored.
Books by Stefan Stenudd:
Astrological 2013 Predictions for the World and the Zodiac Signs. This book explains how forecasting with the horoscope is done, and includes extensive predictions for the coming year. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
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.
This book presents an imaginative reading of the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot, consisting 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.
This book is the translated, richly commented and explained Taoist classic by Lao Tzu, who was the first and foremost of the Taoists. In 81 chapters, he presented Tao, the Way, and its calm philosophy of life. The book was written around the 5th century BC and has been a world classic ever since. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
Leo in Classical Astrology
The Leo Zodiac Sign in the Horoscope
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, Leo brings a proud and prominent character to planets or Houses therein.
Your Zodiac SignThose who have Leo as their 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 correctly - called the sun sign.
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, a character you have as an ingredient - more or less evident in all you do and all you are. It is the most important point in your complete horoscope chart, but of course it is not the only thing that describes your personality. You need to look at all the components of your birth chart, to get a correct astrological description of yourself.
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. A center stage position is gladly taken, but nothing compares to looking at oneself in the mirror and being genuinely pleased with what one sees there - not at all only on the surface.
A Zodiac sign does not give exactly the same influence all through its 30°. Its first third has something of a cardinal quality, whatever the quality of the sign as a whole is, its second third is slightly more fixed in quality, and the last third is more mutable.
If the sun is in the beginning of Leo, you need to dominate your surroundings, and are usually able to do so. You can act, and when you do you don't keep it a secret. If the sun is in the middle of Leo, you don't need a very prominent position, but you want to be respected for what you are, and you tend to remain there as securely as if you were a statue. If the sun is at the end of Leo, you tend to be displeased with the position you have and the admiration you get. You strive for more, and that makes you active and competent, but also somewhat frustrated.
Your FatherThe 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. Still, you may feel that your father is never completely aware of your qualities - and you doubt that he would ever admit to you surpassing him in any way, no matter how minute. You can feel that your father is a role model, sometimes hard to live up to.
The PlanetsWhen another planet or other point of the horoscope is in Leo, it is also affected by the sign, getting something of its character. Here are those points, what they stand for, and how they are affected by Leo:
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 HousesIn the astrological Houses, the Zodiac signs also bring their characters, influencing the environments described by the Houses. Here are the twelve Houses, what they stand for, and how Leo affects them:
Leo in Zodiac Sign AstrologyIf 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 the Zodiac sign:
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Classical astrology is the age old astrological system defined by Ptolemy in Tetrabiblos, which is just as relevant today. The complete horoscope chart consists of many more components than your star sign (where the sun was at your birth). The latter has quite limited applications, which should be respected. This website deals mainly with the complete horoscope, and states clearly when that's not the case.
Try the old deck of Tarot cards for free divination online. How to use the Tarot and what each card means. Click the image to visit.
Try the ancient Chinese divination online for free. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination. Click the image to visit.
Creation stories from around the world, and the old beliefs about cosmology they reveal. Click the image to visit.
Taoism, the ancient wisdom of the taoists Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu, and the classic Tao Te Ching translated and explained. Click the image to visit. See also Tao Quotes and Tao Themes.
The vital spirit, a life force present in everyone, exists in many beliefs and traditions. Here they all are.
The philosophers of Ancient Greece were daringly outspoken about their beliefs and non-beliefs in the gods and the myths about them. Here are their cosmological and metaphysical thoughts. Click the image to visit.
About This WebsiteWelcome to the world of astrology and horoscopes! Here you find an introduction to the basics of classical astrology, in-depth presentations of all the components of the complete horoscope, astrological predictions based on the outer planets, famous horoscopes and elaborate forecasts.
Mundane AstrologyHere are also several examples of mundane astrology - astrological principles applied to institutions, countries and the whole world. This way of using astrology was in the past much more common than personal horoscopes.
Astrology BasicsThe classical astrology basics present the components and their significance in the complete personal horoscope chart. They are the Zodiac signs, the planets, the Houses, and the five major aspects.