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Lioness. 01/26/05

At times I think astrology is fun. I like reading my horoscope now and then, and learning more about the characteristics of the signs. I’m not a true believer though, it’s not a way of trying to interpret life that I can take seriously.

My favorite Leo profile I carry around on a scrap of paper tucked in my purse and I take it out to look at sometimes, always makes me feel good to read it.

“Dramatic Leo, the fifth sign of the zodiac, is the sign of generosity and nobility. It stands for self-expression and the unfolding of the internal power struggle. Generous and self aware, you are truly king of the jungle.
The Sun defines the basics of your personality and character. This makes you a self-assured, magnanimous, and buoyant person who enjoys being the center of attention, and others often see you as invincible because your courage and charisma are so impressive.
Your sign is the second of the fire signs, which makes you a strong-willed individual with great leadership qualities. Your aura radiates magnetism and dignity like the rays of the sun.
You rule the fifth house of the horoscope, which is the section associated with pleasure, creativity, and play. This includes romance, gambling and speculation, hobbies, sports, fun and games. Your desire to live out your emotions is powerful, and you constantly seek out new ways of self expression.
The mode of a Leo is fixed, which means that you are passive in your need for admiration, expecting others to naturally notice and approach you. You enjoy stability and comfort, and are generous in sharing it with others.
Your strengths lie in your open-minded and extremely faithful nature. You tend to act as protector of the downtrodden, and most often root for the underdog. In relationships, you are sincere, genuine, and trusting, because you hold high ethical standards.
However, even you have weaknesses, dear Leo! At times, you have a tendency to become vain and egocentric, and get anxious and hypersensitive when you don’t get the attention you want. If you are fishing for compliments and get a dissatisfying result, you compensate by displaying arrogance. You are very capable of delivering a grandiose and exaggerated performance.”

... Yup. That's me alright.

And today's horoscope:
"This is a great day for you to get up on stage and shake your proud mane vigorously in front of a crowd of others. Let people know that you are king of the forest. There is a great need for you to take the lead now and you should not back away from this responsibility. The warrior instinct inside you is probably quite strong on a day like today so do not hesitate for a second. Be brave and courageous in all situations."

"Be extra social today, dear Leo, and spend some quality time with friends. Communication with others is a key aspect of the day. This includes talking as well as listening. All sorts of group activities are favored at this time. Be careful, however, not to let your emotions get so tangled up that you can't think straight and make rational decisions. Take the lead and let your opinions be heard."

So I guess it is a good day to "communicate with others" which I've been trying to get better at anyway. I have no idea how to "take the lead" today or be a "warrior" in any way however.



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