Gems related to Leo
Topaz comes from the Greek word "topazos", which was used to name an island where magnificent gems of this type were found. Topazos comes from topazeim, meaning "to conjecture", as the island was difficult to find.
Topazes can be yellow, orange, red, pink and blue. However, most recognised Topazes are the Imperial or Brazilian ones (yellow/orange).
Notables born under the sign of Leo
* Simón Bolívar.
* Rómulo Gallegos.
* Emiliano Zapata.
* Antonio Machado.
* Isabel Allende.
* Andrés Eloy Blanco.
* Alexander Fleming.
* Oscar Romero.
* Bernardo O'Higgins.
* Terry Fox.
How much Leo do you have?
If your Sun sign is Leo, you will easily identify with this sign's motto: "I will". However, there may be some Leo in you even if your natal Sun is not in that sign.
The position of the Sun describes our core, our essence and as this luminary rules Leo, people born when the Sun was in Leo can identify powerfully and spectacularly with the Lion attributes. However, every person is a mosaic of energies and each astrological factor represents various facets of our configuration; that is why the Leo energy can be part of your potential at a different level from the Sun. Some people may have several astrology points in Leo, while others just have a few or none in this sign.
I will describe in broad brushstrokes what Leo can mean when it manifests through some astrological variables so you may have an idea.
If your Ascendant is Leo (a.k.a. Rising sign), you will recognize certain level of bravery and strategy in you as far as the way you begin your activities is concerned. In addition, you will tend to present yourself to the world with elegance and dignity.
The Moon can be in any sign of the Zodiac independently of the Sun's position at birth. Consequently, your emotional style can have something of the Leonine warmth and drama, even if, for example, you are a detached Aquarius.
If your Sun sign is Cancer, Leo or Virgo, then it is possible that Mercury was in Leo when you were born and this will grant you a creative mind as well as a dominant communication style (for example, a person with the Sun in Cancer can transpire cautiousness, but his/her communication can be imperative if Mercury is in Leo). Likewise, if your Sun sign is Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo or Libra, it is probable that Venus is in Leo in your birth chart, which will influence you to put affections at the center of your world, displaying protection and warmth, even if you do not have an ostentatious essence (e.g. a Sun in Virgo).
The planet Mars can manifest in your case through Leo, no matter what your Sun sign is and if so, your physical energy will usually be good and you may want to reaffirm yourself with a strategic and imperative style. Analogously, Jupiter can be in Leo in your natal chart independently of your Sun sign, which will be manifested through enjoyment of activities where you are the center of attention (especially if they have some glamour) and authority exertion that displays great leadership. You will try to assume responsibilities proudly and with sense of organization if Saturn is in the sign of the Lion in your birth chart.
If you belong to the generation of people born under Uranus in Leo, you will prefer to be the promoter of changes in your life and they will tend to have a very personal creative tone.
The essence of Leo is to manage with strategy and magnanimity, which can be expressed through any of the areas referred above and at different levels, both positive and not so evolutionary, depending on your birth chart as a whole and your free will.
You can make good use of the best Leo can give you in the area where you have received that energy, but it will all depend on the conscious choices you make. The enthusiasm to manage on a grand scale can lead to egocentric and domineering attitudes, but it can also be manifested through a dazzling talent to achieve feats with bravery and nobility.
Do you recognize something of Leo in you?