LEO ASCENDENT/ SIMHA
This is a fire sign signifying
intelligence, male progeny, status, magnificence and power.
Leo's are rulers, extroverts, organizers, patient
listeners, decisive, art lovers, generous and authoritative.
Leo's like attention and love to talk about themselves,
but essentially they have strong and noble hearts
and can suffer from too many emotions and need for
attention. If Leo's fail then
they can become dejected. In fact the dejected
and disappointed Leo can be one of the most miserable
people in the world.
A benefic Sun in this chart will
enhance a person's power and position
for career or give a high position got their father.
The mooltrikona sign for the
Sun is Leo, the first
house. A strong Sun will give the individual
great vitality and inspiration and will create a
strong magnetic personality. The individual's health
will be good without blood pressure or heart problems.
A weak Sun would create potential
health problems and difficulties in achieving status
and this would bring about emotional suffering,
problems with blood pressure, heart, eyesight and digestion.
Problems with father or status of the father are
Although Mercury is frequently
weak in many charts, a well-placed
Mercury for the Leo ascendant will create a harmonious
family life and ensure status
and prosperity, as Mercury is ruler of
the second house
where its mooltrikona
sign of Virgo is. A benefic Mercury
can bring about the stability that Leo's require
and will promote the individual's reputation.
If Mercury is weak and afflicted, then
married life will be marred
and there could be loss of reputation and
wealth with much nervous tension.
Venus, the planet of prosperity
and enjoyment has Libra
the mooltrikona sign in the third
house representing initiatives, courage and
communication. A strong, well-placed
and unafflicted Venus gives the person
the ability to enjoy those pleasures as well as
having rewards in successful ventures or endeavors.
The person has good relationships with younger siblings.
If Venus is weak and afflicted then this
could lead to unsuccessful ventures. There
may be general unhappiness with the spouse and younger
siblings, the spouse being a signification
of Venus and the siblings an indicator
of the third house.
A strong and well placed
Jupiter who has Sagittarius
as its mooltikona sign
in the fifth house
can bestow the Leo ascendant with good fortune,
sound investments and the great ability to have children
and enjoy them. The individual will have success
and strong intellect. For a female
chart Jupiter would signify a successful husband.
If Jupiter is weak or afflicted
then there will be suffering from children or lack
of children. There could be loss in investments
and liver problems or diabetes. The husband may
have a large ego and be overly ambitious but lack
The mooltrikona sign
for Saturn is Aquarius
placed in the seventh house.
A strong and unafflicted
Saturn will bring about a committed and serious
marriage and this could be with someone that is older,
whether it be their age or in their maturity. Good
partnership in business matters and possible residence in
another country may occur. If Saturn is weak
and afflicted, then there will be separation
or loss of the spouse, possible cheating
by business partners and unpleasant visits or residence
in a foreign land.
As with the Cancer ascendant,
we have the planet Mars as a Yogakaraka
planet for Leo as Mars rules the fourth
and the ninth house,
a kendra house and a
trine house. Aries
is the mooltrikona sign for Mars and is
placed in the ninth house. A benefic
Mars will give the individual good fortune and education
and success for the father. A weak and
afflicted Mars will bring obstructions
to the father and difficulties in prosperity and fortune.
Impatience and lack of courage could lead to emotional
difficulties as well.
The mooltrikona sign
for the Moon is Cancer
which is placed in the twelfth
house,the house of losses and expenses.
The Moon is a functional malefic for Leo
ascendant so the well-placed Moon will
bring about less emotional loss, separation
and attachment for Leo. The weak
and afflicted Moon will cause emotional
losses such as marital loss, or loss of
mother, either physical or emotional,
and loss of mental stability.
Unfortunately for the Leo ascendant,
one cannot boost the Moon with astral remedies
that Leo natives suffer on account
of the Moon being malefic. By boosting the malefic
Moon with a pearl or a moonstone, the person would
be enhancing the malefic significations such as worries
and greater mental instability. The Leo ascendant
often has hidden insecurity.
As it is the Moon who acts as the functional malefic
planet owning the twelfth house,
it can be seen why the emotions of Leo are often
like a whirlwind. The functional malefic Moon is
changing houses and signs every two and a half days
transiting over the natal planets at least ten days
out of the month. This is why Leo's require
attention, not only to boost their egos
and mollify their pride, but also to protect
their insecurity. Leo people generally have short-lived
problems, as it is only the Moon who afflicts
this chart and it is never in one sign long enough to cause
any long term problems. Leo's only have Rahu
and Ketu to cause long-term
Rahu and Ketu
back, heart, liver and pancreas, the intellectual mind