5 Things You Should Know About Leos

5 Things You Should Know About Leos

Go be your beautiful, fiery, playful self because you are perfect the way you are!
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I'm not a Leo, but a family member of mine asked me to write this to give the Leos some love. Leos are born between July 23 - August 22. Their element is fire and their day is Sunday (Who doesn't love Sunday's?). Many believe that Leos are creative, passionate warm-hearted, and humorous. While those facts are true, there are misconceptions about Leo's. These misconceptions are:

1. Leos ignore their own problems and focus on others.


While this isn't an exactly a negative because it's good to be a concerned friend or family member, Leos are very good at taking care of themselves and others at the same time. Leos are able to unite people with their charming and serious attitude. To feel good about themselves Leos tend to try helping other first because in the end, it helps them too. It helps them feel good about themselves.

2. Leos are controlling.


Leos like things their way and aren't afraid to show it. They tend to be very stubborn when it comes to their opinions and can seem kinda bossy. While it may get on their partners, family's, and friends nerves, it just means they care. If they didn't care they wouldn't be so stubborn and "controlling". Leos have a certain way of doing things and there is nothing wrong with that.

3. Leos have no temper control.


Leos are a part of the fire element which means they can get heated up if pushed far enough but they also have their reasons for being upset. They store these reasons like squirrels store nuts in the winter. Leos hate, hate, being ignored. They want to be a part of their own united nature. They don't like being excluded and tend to ignore the realities of the situation because their feeling have been hurt and their temper triggered. Leos feel as if the deserve recognition and is that so wrong? Well, yes and no but don't tell them that when their temper is surging. The best thing to do is back away and give them space and they will control their temper, but only if you give them the space to do so.

4. Leos aren't insecure.


Let's face it, Leos are human. Everyone feels insecurity and one of the biggest "Leo" traits are that they have a high sexuality that makes them feel invincible. Honestly, I wish this were true just not for Leos but also for women in general. Many Leos state that their sexuality allows them to feel completely comfortable in their own skin, even if there is a few extra pounds or their partner can see their stretch marks. This is a huge misconception because (while that's great and all) it's simply not true and places a lot of pressure on Leo women and men. They feel as if they have to feel sexy all the time because their sign says so or if they never feel like this then they aren't a "true Leo." Leo women and men have insecurities, whether physical, emotional, or mental.

5. Leos are grumpy and too "outspoken".


Leos get a bad rep because they are often comfortable to voice their opinions, no matter how is around. That is admirable and not a "problem" like many want Leos to believe. You may be loud but you're loud because you believe in what you are saying and you have a cause. I wish I could have this quality because Pisces tend to shy away from voices our opinions, unlike our Leo counterparts. Leos outspoken and angry personality are due to their fiery nature, which many find attractive and desirable. They aren't wrong about their opinions but rather don't think things through and act impulsively. Many would believe spontaneity and passion are the things that start revolutions. Leos are the crusaders of truth.

You go my Leo friends and if anyone says you're too loud or "angry" direct them here and I'll set them straight for you! Go be your beautiful, fiery, playful self because you are perfect the way you are!



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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.
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Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at Pottermore.com. For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.


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A poem for those struggling with who they were.

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it seems almost like a page

in someone else's book now


how there was

a time that i thought

i could have been happy

with someone like you


a million years before

i knew who i was

and that i should mean so much more

than i ever did to you


i almost can't remember

the way you held your elbows or

the way you said the letter o or

the way you told me goodnight


it seems now

that all i can recall

are my relentless tears and

the fear that this was the love

that everyone spoke about


the fear that this

was what id have to live with

for the rest of my life


i remember those late nights

just you and i

you always got what you wanted

i was always too afraid to upset you

looking back i wonder why

i couldnt leave you then


but you kept me

my misery maintained until

i felt like nothing


that night was the record scratch

When I knew my life

Shouldn't be like this.


It wasn't until I finally broke our ties

That I started to remember

Who I am.

But my mind is clear now.

I can remember

How strong I am,

How perfectly happy I am

On my own.


It seems almost like a page

In someone else's book now.


You're finally fading away.

I just wish my scars could fade as quickly.

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