Leo is the fifth sign of the Zodiac, ruled by Sun. In Vedic astrology, Magha, Poorva Phalguni and first pada (one of the four) of Uttara Phalguni nakshatras are covered by this Zodiac sign. In Sidereal Astrology (that is in Vedic or Indian Astrology), Sun is in this sign from roughly Aug. 16th to September 15th, while according to Western astrology corresponding to Tropical zodiac, sun covers this sign from July 23 to August 22. Leo is a “masculine“, firey, fixed and positive sign.
Persons born with Leo ascendant or janma rasi (natal moon) can be by nature proud, risk-taking, independent, passionate, ardent, loyal, broad-minded, kingly, enthusiatic, powerful. Leo born also tend to be egotistical, patronizing, dogmatic, jealous, possessive and self-serving.
They are compatible with Aries and saggitarius born. Leo borns are usually averaged height to tall, with thin waists, high cheek bones, full lips,trim athletic legs, strong physical features, well-defined limbs (hands, feet) etc.. In the human body, Leo sign represents heart, back and spine.
These general characteristics of Leo born are influenced by the planetary aspects and positions in the horoscope. In Vedic astrology, Mars, sun and jupiter are functional benefics for this sign. Saturn when in transit in cancer, Leo or Virgo causes Sade Sati for Leo borns.