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

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Leo Zodiac Sign Myths and Facts
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Lions, passion and drama, oh my!

The astrology symbol for Leo is the lion, and just like the king of the jungle, this zodiac sign is pure royalty.

Horoscopes, zodiacs, 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.   

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There are twelve zodiac signs in total. While some are air and others water, Leo is one of the fire signs and owns that in every sense of the word.

When we think of someone with a fiery personality, those qualities and personality traits are exactly what defines a Leo's zodiac sign. Passionate, dominant, brave and dramatic are just some of the more well-known aspects of this exciting zodiac sign.

According to the zodiac calendar, a Leo is 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 though, 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?

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 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, Lucille Ball, Jennifer Lopez, and even the new Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle.

Below are some myths and astrology-based facts surrounding the Leo zodiac sign that you should know, using facts that come from astrology, by Leo's horoscope traits. 

1. MYTH: 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 President Barack Obama and Duchess of Sussex 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. 

2. FACT: A 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 a 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. 

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3. FACT: Leos are lazy.

OK. 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. A 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.

4. MYTH: A Leo is not 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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5. FACT: Leos are difficult to resist. 

Consider a Leo to be the best salesperson that 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. 

Jill Zwarensteyn is a writer and Michigan native. When she's not writing, Jill enjoys Zumba class, travel, and referencing classic Seinfeld episodes.