A Fixed Sign
Leo – you are the 5th sign of the Zodiac. I incorporate lots of information into your geometric design, so read on to find the secrets encoded in the Leo Arrow.
Leo is one of the four FIXED signs (the other three are Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius). The fixed signs hold onto or are attached to something. Leo has difficulty adapting or bringing in new behaviour. In common with other fixed signs there is a tendency to hold onto the past. The glyph or symbol for fixed is a square or rectangle with a horizontal line in the middle. On Leo’s arrow, you see the symbol in the top third of the design.
A Fire Sign
Leo is one of the fire signs – energetic, enthusiastic and volatile. The glyph or symbol for this element is an upward pointing triangle. The other Fire signs are Aries and Sagittarius. Fire signs are adventurers and innovators but can burn themselves out quickly. You can see the glyph or symbol for fire near the bottom of the arrow.
Each sign of the Zodiac is ruled by a planet (or co-ruled by two). Leo – you are ruled by the Sun – the star of our Solar System. Its symbol is a circle with a dot in the middle and like the Sun, most Leos like to be at the centre of things. They seem to warm and glow given the right sort of attention. All the planets of our solar system are in each person’s chart with Sun showing your essence or nature.
Groups of Planets
We describe planets in a chart as groups. Personal (The “Luminaries” Sun and Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) and are the more inner planets. Social planets come next (Jupiter and Saturn). Transpersonal or outer planets are Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. (I know Pluto is now classed as a dwarf planet. However, it still functions as a planet in Astrology and Eris, Ceres etc can also be taken into account in a chart.)
As the Sun IS the centre of our Solar System so I have not drawn any line as on the other designs.
Each sign has its own glyph, however, rather than stay traditional I have incorporated my own idea into each arrow. For Leo I have the Sun as a star (because the Sun is a yellow dwarf) with rings and dots showing the orbiting planets.
Leo can bring sunshine to any occasion while others orbit around them, yet they can be quite vain, flamboyant and at times, selfish. Usually great with children, Leos are natural leaders, often creative and generally warm hearted.
The arrowhead has both a 5 and a 6 pointed star showing that although we have differences, we are all part of the ONE. The three sided star at the tip is to remind Leo to balance that Ego and personal power with obligations and responsibility. The overall diamond shape and contrasting black and white is to encourage the change that many Leos fear as a fixed sign.
The ‘tail’ of the arrow echoes the fire glyph encouraging Leo to shine bright and hinting that leaders don’t always have to lead from the front
The constellation for Leo completes the geometric design. Your stars, Leo, are golden yellow to represent the heart of a flame and the light of the Sun.