Zodiac Sign: Leo
Discover what it means to have the sun sign Leo.
Ruled by the dazzling, luminous Sun, you truly know how to captivate attention. On a good day, your positive energy can flood any room with uplifting vibes. When you're down, you'd better believe people know it too! Theatrical by nature (whether covert or flamboyant), you come to life on the stage and should pursue acting, if only just for fun. A natural-born leader, you're always ready to step up and run the show. Although you can be a bit bossy, you're delightfully playful when you're at the helm. The people on board your ship will definitely whistle while they work … and possibly dress up and dance too. You're the sign that rules parties and celebrations. Bring on the festivities! Like sign mate Martha Stewart, you love to deck the halls with elaborate trimmings. Your sign rules the heart, and yours is one of the biggest out there. Generous to a fault, you love to shower people with presents — and you don't mind if they return the favor, either. Your appetite for luxury is gigantic, but when it comes to managing money, you're not quite as adept. Learning to budget is a key lesson for you. Romance is what you live for. You tend to fall fast and hard, and consequently might not make the wisest choices. Loyalty can be both your strength and a weakness, as you may struggle to get out of unhealthy relationships. Still, your destiny is finding a soul mate — a magnanimous, adoring, creative mate who will spoil you like it was Christmas 365 days of the year.
Symbol: The Lion
Ruling planet: The Sun, the center of our universe
Body parts: The heart and back
Gemstone: Peridot, Jade
Tarot card: Strength
Motto: "Just try to stop me!"
Standout qualities: Theatrical expression, larger-than-life personality, fearless ability to shatter the glass ceiling
What makes you happy: Kids, breaking old-fashioned rules and boundaries (or reinventing them with a grrl-power twist), feather boas, bling, being the center of attention
What brings you down: Being ignored, having to "dress down," uncaring environments, being alone for too long
Famous people: Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, Betsey Johnson, Martha Stewart, Vivica A. Fox, Lisa Kudrow, Sandra Bullock, Debra Messing, Kate Beckinsale, Amelia Earhart, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Kim Cattrall, Hilary Swank, Lucille Ball, J.K. Rowling, Anita Hill, Bella Abzug, Emily Brontë