If you’re a regular reader of my writing, you might remember that I’m left-handed. You might also recall that I’m August born, since I’ve talked about my fiftieth birthday a hundred times! Yes, I am a Leo watch me roar.

I’m not a believer in astrology and don’t follow what the stars foretell. But I was first introduced to Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs about twenty odd years ago and to say I found that interesting is an understatement. I love finding out people’s birthdays and see if they fit into the typical characteristics of their sun signs. So it’s only fair that I share mine with you and tell you if the description of a Leo fits me.

I Am A Leo Watch Me Roar

Strengths: Creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous
Who is going to argue with this? Not me, for sure. It’s for others to say if they disagree with this description of me.

Weaknesses: Arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy, inflexible
If arrogant means opinionated, then I’m certainly owning up to that. I’ve been called a snob sometimes, but anyone who really knows will know that I have no problem talking with people. But I have a huge problem being indebted to other people and will attempt to go out of my way to repay them – so perhaps, that means I am arrogant. I’m also owning up to being stubborn and inflexible at times, lazy too (that’s my second name), but self-centered, I take objection to.

Leo likes: Theater, taking holidays, being admired, expensive things, bright colors, fun with friends
This one is really not me at all. I love pastel shades and am not at all into expensive things. Perhaps, the only part of this that might be me is ‘being admired’ – as in, I thrive on positive feedback, but then, who doesn’t?

Leo dislikes: Being ignored, facing difficult reality, not being treated like a king or queen
I don’t like to be given the silent treatment – that’s the best way to punish me. I’ve struggled with coming to terms with not be understood and accepted by my family, so I guess I do have an issue with facing difficult reality. It’s taken me years to accept this. I don’t think anyone can accuse me of demanding being treated like a Queen. (What say, my dear subjects?)

People born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their “king of the jungle” status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.

Those of you who know me personally, or at least as much as internet allows you to know me, might agree or disagree with the way I view myself. I’d love to have your thoughts.


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Prompts for 31st March:

1. What’s your star sign? Does it reflect your personality?
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