Leo is the sign of the zodiac for those born during 24 July - 23 August.
People born during this time are said to have been 'born under the [astrological] sign of Leo'. These people are referred to as, for example, 'Leo Man', 'Leo Woman', 'Leo Child', 'Leo Lover' and so on.
Leo is one of the three "Fire Signs", the other two being Aries and Sagittarius. It is traditionally referred to and depicted as a lion. The simple black line symbol used here is a version of a widely used symbol for the astrological sign of Leo.
Leo characteristics are generally said to include:
Leos love luxury, attention and enjoy being a hero or heroine. However, they can also be extremely stubborn and resist changes not of their own making. They accomplish many things in life as a result of their tenacity in sticking with projects when others lose patience and stamina. Attempts to back them into a corner, or demanding that they change their thinking or behavior will quickly reveal the extent of their intractable nature. The sign of Leo is symbolised by the lion, an animal that represents the regal nature of the Leo personality. Their dignity is so important to them that if insulted or abused, they rarely forget the slight unless their detractors sincerely and humbly request forgiveness. Leos generally have opinions about everything and no reluctance to express them.
Leos tackle tasks and projects others would not even try, and they cannot help calling as much attention as possible to their efforts. Their tendency for exaggeration and overreaction is especially successful in the theater, films, television, politics, sales, and other occupations in which a "bigger than life" approach is beneficial.
Leos can be superb hosts and natural entertainers as they derive pleasure from of helping others to enjoy life as much as they enjoy it themselves. Leonine enthusiasm and generosity are legend and their cheerful personalities inspire the affection of many friends and admirers.
Some people like to choose crystals and gemstones according to the astrological sign of the person they are for. For more about the gemstones for each sign, see Crystals & Gemstones for Signs of the Zodiac.