C. M. Ramsburg
Leo the Lion
Today we will highlight the Fifth House of the Zodiac: Leo the Lion! This prideful sign rules from July 23 - August 22. Read on to learn more about this protective sign and the Zodiac Keeper that embodies it!
Welcome to Ramstrology, the astrology blog written by Aries Ram, C. M. Ramsburg! Ramstrology delves into various Zodiac systems to highlight their diverse cultural influences. In this blog series, you'll learn about the 12 western signs and receive an exclusive look at the 12 Zodiac Keepers featured in C. M. Ramsburg's YA Fantasy, SON OF THE SUN.
“I protect those who cannot protect themselves.”
Leo is a passionate and prideful sign that is known for its leadership abilities. Those born of this Sun Sign are confident, strong, and generous. They are known for being territorial and protective of what they love. Their sheer strength and leadership are appropriately reflected in their "king of the jungle" reputation. While some may interpret Leos as being arrogant and dominating, they often have your best interest in mind and are eagerly willing to sacrifice themselves for the sake of others.
What to Know about Leo
Leo is a Fire Sign, along with Aries and Sagittarius. Fire is a masculine element that combines the Zodiac qualities of hot and dry. The fiery nature of Leo keeps their strength and energy burning. The bright flame that burns within Leo draws others toward their light and warmth. The totem of Leo is the Lion, representing courage and bravery. "Leo" directly translates to "Lion" in Latin. Leos demand respect and dignity, making them nearly impossible to defeat. This Zodiac Sign is based on the Nemean Lion, the man-eating lion whose hide could not be punctured in Greek Mythology. Hercules was tasked with killing the lion, eventually strangling it to death and placing the lion in the night sky to honor his conquest.
Leo is the only sign that has the Sun as its ruling planet. Therefore, Leo has the strongest direct ties to the Sun, which is the source of all of the Zodiac Signs' power. The Sun is the giver of life, driving our entire personality while embodying the core of our being. The Sun is necessary to guide us and help us achieve greater things. The sun improves our will and immunity, influencing our health and wealth. The Sun is important to all signs, which is why our Sun Sign has such a strong influence over our personality.
Jabari, Keeper of Leo
“Excitement began to permeate throughout my entire body at the realization that I can finally exact my lifelong revenge.”
Jabari is the 45-year-old Keeper of Leo in my YA Fantasy, SON OF THE SUN. Standing at a remarkable 7 feet tall with bright red eyes, Jabari is never without his lucky Staff of Leo. A large scar across his throat alludes to his dark and complex past. He is the eldest Zodiac Keeper and the last survivor of his generation. He is the bridge between the Zodiac Keepers and their past. Once seeking refuge and solitude with a pride of lions outside his African village, Jabari is forced to return to the life he hoped to avoid. He is the only one capable of leading and guiding the next generation of Zodiac Keepers, not shying away from his sense of duty.
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