This series of articles will feature ideas for zodiac inspired handmade gifts from members of the Trans-Canada Etsy Team. Each new zodiac month will begin with an introduction to the qualities associated with the present astrology sun sign. Throughout the rest of the month I will feature items which have those qualities and/or would be a suitable gift idea for people of that sign.
Leo - The Lion
23 July - 23 August
Leo is the 5th sign of the zodiac and is associated with the qualities of fire and the sun. In the astrological chart (or wheel) of 12 houses it is the ruler of the 5th, the house of children, creativity, play and self expression. It is represented by the lion, king of the beasts, symbol of power and regality. Since ancient times the lion was seen as a representative of the sun, symbolizing light and truth, and the ability to generate life on Earth.
I am a Leo. People born under this sign are usually the ones to inform you of their sun sign. It is important to us that you know that we are Leos. Leos relate to the world through their individuality, their need for self expression and urge for authority.
People with a strong presence of Leo in their charts: Sun in Leo, Moon in Leo, Leo rising or other prominent influence in their astrology chart can have the following qualities: creativity, dramatic, egotistical, generous, playful, sunny, strong individuality, courageous, pompous, magnanimous, warm hearted(Leo rules the heart), bossiness, intolerant, enthusiastic, natural organizational skills, leadership
Possible vocational calling:
The Leo drive for self expression and power make them natural performers, artists and even poets. When this is combined with their skills in leadership they can also excel in the courtroom, as well as become managers, directors and social organizers. I have worked in many restaurants where most of the servers were Leos. Whatever vocation a Leo chooses, it must bring happiness and fulfilment or their innate enthusiasm for life will wilt and the sun will not shine so brightly.
Gift Ideas for the Leo child:
This sweet little sun hat crocheted by loopy4ewe made out of 100% cotton will keep your little one cool in the shade this summer. The colours of Leo are the warm colours of the sun, especially orange.
This super cute Princess Duckie glycerione soap, made by ThePrimPantry, will be sure to appeal to the playful nature of a Leo child. Children born with moon in Leo are often known as the 'drama prince' or 'drama princess'. These children are extremely warm hearted and love to play games, but they do enjoy being the centre of attention.
Leo children always need to feel loved. They are born leaders and can sometimes get a little bossy but they need to be guided with affection and humour. This organic cotton Star Baby tshirt by HipKid would make a wonderful gift for either a baby boy or girl.
Other Gift Ideas:
Adornments for the Leo
Yummy stuff with Leo flavour
This feature has been prepared for you by Morgen of Inkyspider Textile Designs and Kootsac re-usable bulk food bags.