According to the Huffington Post, the star sign Leo refers to people born between July 23rd and August 22nd. Based on Western astrology, people born under the Leo star sign are usually gregarious, warm, driven and eager to take action. Generally, they like to be the center of attention and are considered natural born leaders.
Each zodiac sign represents 30 degrees of the sun’s orbit. For Leos, this means that the sun was orbiting within the 30 degrees of the Leo zodiac at the time of their birth. The sun also represents Leo’s ruling planet, which explains some of the Leo personality traits. For example, astrologers believe that Leos possess characteristics that are representative of their sun sign and ruling planet. The sun, for instance, is the center of the planetary system, and all the planets orbit around it. Similarly, Leos often like to be the center of attention, and everyone “orbits” around them.
Leo also is considered a fire sign, which means igniting, full of passion and action-oriented. It is represented by the lion, which is characterized as masculine and outgoing. Similarly, Leos are attributed with these characteristics. Additionally, Leos also are thought to be proud, expressive and ambitious, which also are characteristics of the lion.