5 Strange Myths & Facts About The Leo Zodiac Sign You Should Know (Even If You Don't Believe In Astrology)

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5 Strange Myths & Facts About The Leo Zodiac Sign You Should Know (Even If You Don't Believe In Astrology)
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In astrology, the symbol for Leo is the Lion. And just like the king of the jungle, this zodiac sign is pure royalty. Horoscopes and astrology are rooted in ancient Greek mythology, and the Lion is meant to represent the bravery and strength of the battle between Heracles and the Nemean Lion.   

There are 12 zodiac signs in total, and while some are air and others water, the Leo sign is one of the three fire signs, owning that in every sense of the word.

When we think of someone with a fiery Leo personality, those qualities and traits are exactly what define the Lion.

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Passionate, dominant, brave and dramatic — those are just some of the more well-known Leo traits and aspects. But that's just the tip of the iceberg.

According to the zodiac calendar, the Leo zodiac sign includes anyone born between July 23 and August 22. Depending on where you stand when it comes to your beliefs in astrology and horoscopes, this may or may not seem of interest to you.

The truth is that astrology can be another useful way to get to know the people around us or even understand our own selves better. This can help in every aspect of our daily lives, whether it is personal or professional.

Why not consider learning about a zodiac sign’s personality traits to better communicate with them or discover your own strengths and weaknesses in order to achieve success?

While we think we may already know all the necessary information about the Leo zodiac sign, there is also much more to learn and discover.

Leos love to be treated like a king or queen, and befitting of royalty, there’s a lot of mystery and fascination that surround them as well. There’s a reason we are drawn to famous Leos like President Barack Obama, Jennifer Lopez, and even the former Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle.

Below are five myths facts about the Leo zodiac sign you should know. And whether or not you choose to believe the stars, these facts all come from astrology.

Myth 1. Leos are selfish.

It would be easy to assume that a zodiac sign who adores being the center of the attention is also a very selfish person, but the truth is that a Leo is actually quite generous. They love giving back to others as much as they can.

Famous Leos like Barack Obama and Meghan Markle are both known for their charitable work and passion to help those less fortunate. Like most Leos, they may be larger-than-life public figures now, but that doesn't stop them from giving back either. 

Myth 2. The Leo sign isn't a problem-solver.

On the contrary, Leos are actually really great at solving problems and trying to figure things out. They are smart and will use that in order to successfully solve even the most difficult of problems.

Additionally, the Leo zodiac sign is all about taking the initiative to resolve any complications. 

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Fact 1. Leo has a hard time facing a difficult reality.

Leos love to enjoy life and have a good time. When things are going their way, it's the best time ever.

Per usual, life is not always sunshine and roses, and Leo has a hard time dealing with this. Whether it is a problem happening in their own lives or hearing of a tragic incident, they don't handle harsh reality well and will get easily get upset by bad news.

Their tendency towards being overly dramatic only makes this worse. 

Fact 2. They are lazy.

This one seems highly conflicting, especially considering that Leos are also some of the most successful people in the world, but that doesn't mean that those who fall under this zodiac sign can't be lazy as well.

A Leo's generosity and passion for what they do takes them far in life, but they certainly have their lazy moments. Leo loves to take a holiday just as much as he or she loves to give back and is likely counting the days until the next vacation opportunity.

Fact 3. This zodiac sign can be difficult to resist. 

Consider a Leo to be the best salesperson you will ever meet. They are very irresistible, charming, and people are drawn to them.

Naturally, this is a big advantage for them when it comes to both their work and dating lives. If you ever encounter a Leo trying to sell you a timeshare, proceed with extra caution. 

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Jill Zwarensteyn is a writer and Michigan native who covers trending topics, pop culture and astrology. When she’s not writing for YourTango, she is also a travel blogger and an actress.

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