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Definition: Leo from Chambers Dictionary of the Unexplained

In astrology, the fifth sign of the zodiac, between Cancer and Virgo.

In Western astrology, Leo is the sign of zodiac for those who are born between 24 July and 23 August. The symbol for Leo is the lion, and the sign is ruled by the sun. Leonians are said to be ambitious, energetic and courageous, although they can be arrogant. Leo is believed to be a fire sign, having an affinity with the element fire.


Summary Article: Leo, in astronomy
from The Columbia Encyclopedia

[Lat.,=the lion], northern constellation lying S of Ursa Major and on the ecliptic (apparent path of the sun through the heavens) between Cancer and Virgo; it is one of the constellations of the zodiac. The Egyptians, Babylonians, Arabs, and Greeks all represented this constellation as a lion; it may be the first constellation to be pictorially represented. The most famous star in Leo is Regulus (Alpha Leonis). The western part of the constellation is a curved line known as the Sickle; it represents the lion's head. The main constellation terminates in Denebola (Beta Leonis), the Lion's Tail. The meteor showers known as the Leonids appear to come from this constellation. Leo reaches its highest point in the evening sky in April.

The Columbia Encyclopedia, © Columbia University Press 2017

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