Leo's symbol is the lion
What's your sign?
Do you have The Sun in Leo? If you were born between July 22 and August 23, you likely have a Leo Sun in your Natal Chart. But the beginning and end dates can be a little ragged because the celestial schedule and human calendars don't always synch.
If you're one of those special souls born near a sign change ... "on the cusp", you'll need a real astrologer ... or an internet computer program ... to cast your chart and say for sure.
Your Sun Sign is the one you name when someone asks ... "What's your sign?" Everyone has one Sun sign ... even those complex souls born on the cusp. But, if you were born on a day when the Sun changed signs, people born early ... before the sign change ... will be one sign. People born later ... after the sign change ... will be the other.
Leo is ruled by the Sun
It's nice to know for sure ...
Does this matter? Well, yes ... and no. It's nice to know which sign you are for sure. But the complexities of cusp-born people is a discussion all by itself, and in real life, the subtleties of personalities born on either side of a sign change will be very discreet.
If you're a Cancer born on the day the Sun moved into Leo, your character will be a little more intuitive & sensitive than your later born Leo star siblings. But they will still show a lot of Cancer qualities in their make-up, and you will show a lot of Leo in yours.
The same, of course, holds at the other end of the sign. If you're a Virgo born on a day that began with the Sun in Leo, there's an extra touch of discernment and critical logic in you ... and more flexibility & practical focus in your character than in your earlier-born Leo kin.
But you still have a lot in common. You have plenty of Leo drama and self-promotion in your make-up and they have an extra touch of precise Virgo attitudes and a love of perfection in theirs. The difference is mostly technical ... a matter of very tiny degrees.
Yellow is a Leo color
Astrology, like life, operates on a continuum. There may be dividing lines for the sake of distinction and organization. Cusp divisions are like this. But there are still many shades of gray. And in the borderlands betwixt and between, there's plenty of overlap.
Still, your Sun's position, because it's fairly predictable, is the easiest celestial position to track, which is why "thumbnail astrology" depends so heavily on Sun Sign qualities to describe a person's character. But, although the Sun is undeniably a major player in Astrology, it is only one of several dozen important indications of character in your Natal Chart.
Some of these other points, depending on what else resides in your horoscope, can be extremely influential in fashioning the final result.
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