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A Leo life can be quite simple. Like the life of a predator, it can be brutal or beautiful, depending on how you look at it. Leo is an animal. Don’t look for human characteristics in Leo, they aren’t there. To think Leos are human is misplaced anthropomorphism. Others may transcend their animalness: Aries, the ram, through action; Taurus the bull, through possessions; Sagittarius the centaur through idealism; but Leo does not deviate. Leo is nature in the raw.
Leo isn’t just an animal, Leo is the king of the jungle—putting itself above all others, and taking the best for itself. For each of its narrow feeding roles, the Leo excels. First we have the image of the huntress, with bow, sitting on the throne with her pet lion alongside her. Then Leo eats, rapaciously and ravenously; food is the prey. Then Leo wants sex, prowling that hunting ground for pliant flesh. Then Leo sleeps, reverently supplying its tremendous ego with the energy it needs to resuscitate.
Men and women Leos differ in important ways; The male Leo dominates; displays his libido, assumes rulership of the pride, defends the pride. What the male Leo does is kill. Anything or anybody that trespasses on his territory, or threatens his reign, including any male, even the cubs of other lions. The female Leo is the lifeline of the DNA, the center and creator of the pride, who provides food, suckles the cubs, organizes the females into a hunting posse, and is the mainstay of the Leo society. Male Leos are expendable and interchangeable, they come and go according to their ascending or waning power, and their ability to kill enemies. Females remain, persist and collectively build for the future as a group and a family. She passes the power on to the next strongest female.
SEX WITH THE KING OF BEASTS
As far as the sex goes, anyone who has seen or heard cats having sex knows there doesn’t seem to be much pleasure involved; it’s mostly dominance in action, an ego trip for the male and a necessary (but ecstatic) evil for the female. Sex in Leo land is more show than go; it’s quick and then you’re stuck together like two mismatched puzzle pieces. It’s unevolved.
Take the infamous pairing of two star-crossed lovers, Leo Bill Clinton and Cancer Monica Lewinsky. He was destroyed politically because of his not, not-having-sex with her; but the sex actually defined and characterized Lewinsky because of her role in it. The active and passive roles; the division of labor tween the male and female for Leo men is obvious, and totally unfair. Like every code of the jungle, there is no balance, only the strongest survive and only violence prevails.
In order to avoid violence, one must threaten it, have the greatest game. Everything a Leo does is with an audience in mind, they pose, show teeth, roar, like a jungle version of vogueing. Bluffing to forestall a confrontation. Yet Leos also have the BEST qualities of animals; they are loyal and affectionate; the emotions, however primitive, are real; Leos don’t prevaricate, they don’t play games, what you see is what you get. When you befriend a Leo, you get a life-long comrade—unless he sees you as prey. The Leo makes you proud to be you; Leo pride is infectious and invigorating. Leo can be like the Sun rising in the midday, a joyful, exuberant roar of the audacity of life, the sheer awe and majesty of the self in action.
The King is Dead, Long Live the King
A word of caution: in the jungle, there are no old lions; hyenas catch up with them and kill them in turn; thus is the life of the predator. Leos burn fast and die young, unless they wise up and stop lording over others, the only way of avoiding an unpleasant demise. Only when a male Leo loses his arrogance can he be said to really integrate and survive the ego-trip. The female, of course, lives on through her cubbies. She represents the survival of the Pride.
Comparison of the Zodiac systems
|Aries||Mar 21 - April 20||April 15 - May 15||April 19 - May 13|
|Taurus||April 21 - May 20||May 16 - June 15||May 14 - June 19|
|Gemini||May 21 - June 20||June 16 - July 15||June 20 - July 20|
|Cancer||June 21 - July 21||July 16 - Aug 15||July 21 - Aug 9|
|Leo||July 22 Aug 22||Aug 16 - Sep 15||Aug 10 – Sep 15|
|Virgo||Aug 23 - Sep 22||Sep 16 - Oct 15||Sept 16 – Oct 30|
|Libra||Sep 23 - Oct 22||Oct 16 - Nov 15||Oct 31– Nov 22|
|Scorpio||Oct 23 - Nov 21||Nov 16 - Dec 15||Nov 23 – Nov 29|
|Ophiuchus||NA||NA||Nov 30 – Dec 17|
|Sagittarius||Nov 22 - Dec 21||Dec 16 - Jan 14||Dec 18– Jan 18|
|Capricorn||Dec 22 - Jan 20||Jan 15 - Feb 14||Jan 19 – Feb 15|
|Aquarius||Jan 21 - Feb 19||Feb 15 - Mar 14||Feb 16– Mar 11|
|Pisces||Feb 20 - Mar 20||Mar 15 - April 14||Mar 12 – April 18|