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I Am A Leo Watch Me Roar #FridayReflections

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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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Image of lion courtesy Shutterstock


  1. Mojito With a Twist Mojito With a Twist May 12, 2017

    I love reading Linda Goodman’s take on each sign. Like you, I tend to check the description of each of my loved ones’ based on their birthdays <3 I have many Leo friends and I love them so much that I can't explain. Now I know why I adore you 😉 There is definitely something between a Gemini and a Leo <3

  2. Bellybytes Bellybytes April 10, 2017

    Love your roar Corinne! Keep roaring . I think you do sound like a typical Leo

  3. Kaddu Kaddu April 2, 2017

    But that “being admired” bit is so true for Leos. So much so that even if you’re getting your head chewed out by a Leo boss or partner or friend, and you throw in a random casual compliment at them, they’ll forget why they were upset with you! Completely! I do this all the time with the Leos I know! 😛 And if they see a mirror, they just have to stop for a moment and ‘fix’ their hair! And they are generous to a fault. And want to know everything about everyone in their circle. We’re like their ‘praja’ you know, and they are the kings and queens. Hahaha! I could go on and on! 😛

  4. Hehe…it’s always funny to read horoscopes. My mum’s a Leo too. I don’t think you’re self-centred but I do see the leadership stuff. Also, there seem to be a fair few similarities between the lion and the goat! 😛

  5. Ness Ness April 2, 2017

    My husband and mother are Leos. They’re both awesome. And so are you. So I’ve decided awesomeness is the main trait of Leos. I don’t care what Linda Goodman says! Clearly I should have gone into Astrology… I’m good at this!

  6. Ishieta@Isheeria's Ishieta@Isheeria's April 1, 2017

    An interesting post – self-assessment is the toughest & you have done it so transparently & honestly! Just remember – This is a wide description of 1/12 of the population – so 100% won’t fit anyway – keep the ones you like i say 🙂

  7. I don’t follow astrology, either. But, you must be a natural born leader – why do you do some of the things you do in the blogging world, if you aren’t? On the other hand, you seem to be as far from self-centered as someone could be.

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