story & photos: CARLA CAMERIERI, THIRSTY CAMEL COCKTAILS
Out of all of signs of the Zodiac, Leo is the one that most people think they have a pretty good handle on even if they’re not horoscope followers. After all, Leo is symbolized by a lion and it’s fairly easy to begin to figure out the traits that would be associated with the king of the jungle. Leo runs from July 23rd through August 22nd, and the lion in question was terrorizing the hills around Nemea in Greece before it was defeated by Hercules in the first of his 12 battles. It was then cast up into the sky where it could become a source of comfort rather than fear. Leo is ruled by the Sun and is a fire sign, not surprising since so many of its characteristics are bold and flashy. Those born under the sign of Leo have many, many virtues. They are warmhearted and generous, always willing to help, and faithful and loyal when it pertains to their friends and family.