Plant Horoscope > Leo
By Alex Butova, the Witch of Herbs and Cats
See also: Leo Cat Horoscope
Fixed Stars - Regulus, Alpha Leo is actually a quadruple star system composed of four stars that are organized into two pairs. The traditional name Regulus is Latin for ‘Prince‘. In Arabic it is Qalb al-Asad - ‘The heart of the Lion‘, the same as the Latin Cor Leonis and Greek Kardia Leontos.
Regulus is one of the fifteen Behenian Fixed Star - a selection of fifteen stars considered especially useful for magical applications in the medieval astrology of Europe and the Arab world. Each was considered a source of astrological power for one or more planets. Regulus is also connected with a gemstone (dark red Garnet) and planets (Mars and Jupiter) that would be used in rituals meant to draw the star's influence (e.g., into a talisman).
Star-ruler of the house - Sun
Element - FIRE
Talisman Plant - Bombax ceiba (Red Kapok tree)
Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters at the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere approximately July 23. Those who are born from July 22-23 (depending upon the year) to August 22 are born under Leo.
Leo is a royal sign, there are many stars in its sign - four in the heart only, and the Ruler of its House is not a planet, but a star named the Sun! Leo is one of the largest constellations in the sky.
Fixed star Regulus is of the nature of Mars and Jupiter: great pride, grandly liberal, commanding, cosmopolitan views. It makes its natives magnanimous, grandly liberal, generous, ambitious, fond of power, desirous of command, high-spirited and independent. Leo is courageous, brave, majestic and. laid-back lazy.
He is an excellent organizer, will apply maximum his mind and intelligence to establish the process (no matter what) in such a way that himself has only stewardship and control over the process which himself established. After that it will feel at an even higher height and will begin to look for a new location for its extraordinary essence.
Leo is sybarite, he loves all beautiful and adores plants, especially lush and bright: yellow, red and orange flowers with large leaves. He lovingly plants and cares them... until this job do not begins to tire his regal soul and body. Then he begins to organize and optimize the gardening by mobilizing workers and automatics, getting pleasure and relaxation from the whole process.
The image of Regulus (The heart of the Lion) - is Lion or Cat, so communication with representatives of the feline genus is very useful for this sign. Cats (big or little) give them their favor and appease the anger, to which this fiery sign is subject quite strongly.
Since Leo’s large star heart needs constant support, it is essential to life that among the plants growing in Leo's house there are necessarily medicinal herbs that are used in diseases of the cardiovascular system. Even without ingestion, the cosmic frequencies of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), Perilla Mint (Perilla frutescens), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Star Anise (Illicium sp.), Saffron (Crocus sativus) and all kinds of Peppers (Piper nigrum) (black, white, pink) will support Leo's Health.
One of Leo's favorite spices and also his talisman plant is a Bay Leaf (Laurus nobilis), from the leaves of which wreaths were woven to the winners in antiquity.
Among flowering plants that fall into a favorable cosmic resonance with Leo, special attention should be paid to Bombax ceiba (Red Kapok tree), Leonotis leonurus (Lions Ears), Ceiba pentandra - Kapok Tree, Bauhinia (Orchid Tree), Bolusanthus speciosus (Tree Wisteria), Caesalpinia (Dwarf Poinciana), Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang), Clerodendrum (Bleeding Heart), Dombeya (Tropical Hydrangea), Erythrina (Coral tree), Ixora (Crimson Star), Jasminum mesnyi (Japanese Jasmine), Macaranga grandifolia (Elephant Ear Tree), Magnolia (Michelia) champaca (Joy Perfume Tree), Saraca indica (Ashoka Tree), Solandra (Butter Cup), Strelitzia nicolai (White Bird of Paradise), Thunbergia laurifolia (Blue Sky vine), Tibouchina lepidota (Jules Dwarf).
Leo needs sweet, juicy fruits. First of all it is Punica granatum (Pomegranate fruit tree) – Dark Red Garnet is magic gemstone for Leo, and the pomergranate juice is considerating as Leo’s blood purificator. Annona reticulata (Custard Apple), Diospyros digyna (Black Sapote tree Black Beauty), Psidium guajava (Guava tree), Euphoria longana (Longan tree), Mangifera indica (Mango tree), Morus hybrid (Mulberry tree), Prunus persica (Peach tree), Ananas comosus (Pineapple), Randia formosa (Blackberry Jam Fruit), Syzygium samarangense (Wax Jamboo), Vitis rotundifolia (Muscadine Grape).
Leonotis leonurus (Lions Ears)
How to know the astrological sign of your cat?
The astrological sign of a cat can be determined by either their date of birth or adoption, as adoption is often considered a second birth for cats. With this information, one can discover the astrological traits that describe the cat, such as their independence, diva-like tendencies, sense of humor, intelligence, and more. Additionally, it's also important to consider the astrological relationship between cats and plants...
Can cats have charisma? Absolutely! And the Leo cat possesses it in abundance. If you happen to have a Leo cat, you undoubtedly know that they always exude an air of being the top cat in your household, and more than just a cat! Strong, loyal, and full of energy, Leo cats are natural protectors and born leaders. They relish being the center of attention and crave affection at every opportunity.
Within the household and even the garden, Leo cats reign as true rulers or monarchs. With tails held high and a regal demeanor, they embody the essence of Disney's “Aristocats”. Even adopted or stray tabbies somehow exude a purebred quality. Each Leo cat seems to carry an air of pedigree and lineage, regardless of their mixed breed. Some may even have exotic breeds within their bloodline, making your seemingly ordinary tabby a descendant of an exotic ocelot. Perhaps…
Dignified and poised, Leo cats display immaculate posture and expect to be treated with the respect befitting their royalty. Their personalities are as grand as their appearance, and they occupy their throne with an air of authority that is hard to contest. It may be challenging for newcomers to find their place, and some may struggle permanently, but as long as everyone respects the Leo cat's position, harmony can prevail.
Interestingly, the only feline capable of truly befriending the Lion Cat is the Cancer Cat. With their softness and friendly nature, Cancer Cats do not challenge the Leo's authority, making them potential good buddies for these majestic felines, at least time by times.
The majestic Lion Cat exhibits a fondness for large, vibrant, and lush flowering plants such as shrubs, trees, and expansive vines. These green wonders create a fitting backdrop around the Leo cat's throne, providing them with a royal joy as they relax in the shadows beneath the leaves and fragrant blossoms.
Bombax ceiba (Red Kapok tree), Leonotis leonurus (Lions Ears), Ceiba pentandra - Kapok Tree, Bauhinia (Orchid Tree), Dombeya (Tropical Hydrangea), Macaranga grandifolia (Elephant Ear Tree), Magnolia (Michelia) champaca (Joy Perfume Tree), Solandra (Butter Cup), Strelitzia nicolai (White Bird of Paradise), Thunbergia laurifolia (Blue Sky vine), Tibouchina lepidota (Jules Dwarf), Psidium guajava (Guava tree), Euphoria longana (Longan tree), Mangifera indica (Mango tree), Randia formosa (Blackberry Jam Fruit), Syzygium samarangense (Wax Jamboo), Vitis rotundifolia (Muscadine Grape).