The life-giving sun is the single most prominent influence in Western-world astrology. Annually the sun passes through the star constellations from Aries to Pisces marking the sun-signs, of which nearly everyone at least recognizes his own. The sun is the dazzling ruler of Leo (July 23-August 23). As the sun is the center of the astrology chart, Leo is the king of the jungle. The sun represents the individual soul. Falling in Leo, the native's health and vitality is robust, his intensity of ambition and leadership style magnanimous, and his motivation not self-serving, unless he is a negative Leo.