What are the Leo strengths? Or, as this Leo asks, are they a joke?
I hope all is well! I’ve recently discovered your blog, and I’m becoming a fan. Your posts are so well thought out and insightful, in the short time that I’ve been reading them, I’ve already learned so much.
At the risk of sounding terribly insecure, I wanted to ask a question that’s been on my mind for a while now. I frequent a couple of astrology forums and the general consensus seems to be that Leos aren’t as fierce or courageous as popular astrology suggests.
I’ve read so many posts from people saying that Leos are the weakest fire sign, that we’re one of the least intelligent signs, that we’re THE most insecure sign and that it’s easy to beat a Leo mentally and physically. Our “roar” is supposedly way stronger than our bite. So, why do astrologers say that we’re one of the most powerful?
Don’t get me wrong, there are definite perks to being a Leo (not to sound vain, but I do have really nice hair lol) and I have a creative streak that I can tap into. But sometimes, I wish I had more savage traits. I wish I could verbally spar as well as a Sagittarius, or I wish that I was as immovable as a Taurus. Even Cancers are known to be vicious badasses when they need to be.
So, I guess my real question is: What is the true strength of a Leo? How can I find it?
Leo Strengths? Light Over Shadow, Art, And Dignity
I don’t know what forums you’ve been frequenting, but they sound a bit limited, and their ‘general consensus’ is incorrect. Of course, there are stupid Leos. Sun Sign does not determine intelligence, and there are many different styles of intelligence. There are low-vibe versions of any sign.
If expressed poorly, Leos default to Dark Sun Leo, like a walking-talking, chaos-addicted eclipsed version of themselves, sucking up all the light and heat in a room, visibly annoyed when the conversation turns away from them.
But Leos also embody big cat magic. Like the Strength card in Tarot, they reference Lion Goddess Sekhmet. See Vital Leo Personality Truths for more on the real Leo vibe.
And Leos are courageous, but they value their dignity and languid chill. If it is a choice between losing either of those two or being seen to ‘lose’ to someone whose opinion they don’t care about anyway, what do you think wins out?
Big Cat Magic
Their courage is that of the Performance Leo, showing up and radiating solar charisma no matter what. It may or may not be in their contract with a studio, but for every Leo, professionally a star or not, it is in their covenant with God. AKA Source Vibe, Aslan, Quintessence, Higher Self, or whatever you want to call it.
Lack of savagery or immovability is not a problem. You may have Leo Self-Limiting Syndrome? And sure, occasionally, Leo aspirations congeal into pretensions, but they’re on a creative frequency, one that is easily scrambled or jammed by competing signals.
To me, the true strength of a Leo is that they carry the light and shine it into the shadowy corners of dark rooms or psyches. An actualized Leo validates others with their presence. They’re art, generosity, and yes, epic hair.
What does everyone else think?
Image: Johannes Regiomontanus – Leo – 1512