Plant Horoscope > LeoBy Alex Butova, the Witch of Herbs and Cats
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)
Clerodendrum thomsoniae - Bleeding Heart
Annona reticulata - Custard Apple