|Meaning of Sanskrit Name||The Lion|
Simhastu shailey hridayapradesha prajapate panchamamaahuradya
[The old scholars say that the lion like Simha (Leo) Rashi lives in mountains and represents the hearts of Kaal Purusha (Ursha major). Forests, forts, caves, mountains are considered to be its residence.]
The fifth sign in the Rashichakra, Simha (Leo) rashi behave every inch the royals. They are the kings of the zodiac and there is nothing modest about them.
Simhajatakas (people born under Leo) are very proud, self-confident, generous, honest, frank, courageous, brave, affectionate, charismatic and often theatrical in their behaviour. Jatakas of this Rashi are also winners and try hard to win. They will hardly embark on a mission if they do not see themselves on the top at the finish. Argument or failure to acknowledge their worth invokes sharp reactions from Simhajataks (people born under Leo). Like the heart they are ruled by, they are generous often to a fault. Give any Leo your best chair to sit on (possibly facing the wall mirror) when at home and the proverbial limelight with plenty of lights glowing – you have a purring and tamed big cat all for yourselves!
Simhajatakas (people born under Leo) are born leaders. They detest being shy and sneaky and are very noble in their approach. The Lions gregarious personality easily stands out in a crowd. They are impossible to miss, since making an impression is the main goal for Simhajatakas (people born under Leo) – a task they easily handle with the charisma that oozes out them. They are an ambitious lot, and their strength of purpose allows them to accomplish a great deal. Supremely talented and have a flair for the dramatic, most of the famous theatre personalities belong to Simhajatakas (people born under Leo). They often take the limelight in parties and social gatherings. Although tending to be outspoken often loud and brash and people often take offence to that, a strong aesthetic sense, not only with regard to the possessions, but also the environment around make Simhajatakas (people born under Leo) courteous and diplomatic whenever the situation demands so. However they are easily attracted to the rich, the bold, the famous, and the beautiful and are easily seduced by material wealth and luxury and believe in leading a splendid life style.
Various Lions are the sporting types or something that is strongly active that will generate considerable enthusiasm and excitement for them. They will jump into them whole-heartedly, at least at the initial stage. Professionally they are not suited for any lowbrow job, Lions do quite well in white-collar jobs, particularly as leaders or managers from a young age. Habitual of a comfortable life, they see to it that they manage to earn enough to meet the requirements. They are dignified, strong, also well-organised, and idealistic and it is this sense of their power that permits them to get things done as well as inspire others.
Their creativity, idealism, leadership, boundless enthusiasm, ambition, are their greatest assets. Lions are outgoing, confident and have generosity of spirit and the determination to succeed coupled with tremendous energy. Sometimes they may be vane, and bossy to be regal, but regardless of appearance, they are also decisive, intensely proud and wonderfully romantic. The Lion’s personality is hot, fearless and strong, and do not commit too many mistakes. Even though Lions are status-conscious, they are also warm-hearted and want everyone to be happy – which makes Simhajatakas (people born under Leo) great spenders – they cannot imagine an uncomfortable subjects nor environment.
Simha (Leo) rashi is ruled by the Sun, the centre of the universe and as such they consider themselves indispensable and the centre of our collective living and those who would tell them otherwise had better look out. They are also warm and considerate and a lover with style, wooing the beloved in the most elegant manner. They wine, dine and shower expensive gifts and roll out the red carpet all the way. Ideal life partners are found among fellow Simha (Leo), Mesha (Aries) and Dhanu (Sagittarius). However if the married life should be as smooth sailing, Simhajatakas (people born under Leo) will have to be less domineering and treat spouse as equal.