Frothingham, Moll – The Off-Stage Leo

Everyone knows Leo, right? Sunny, confident, dramatic Leo; extrovert extraordinaire, forever seeking applause—a relatively simple sign. But can ‘fixed fire’ really be that simple? Why would celebrated Leos like T. E. Lawrence, Marcel Duchamp and Beatrix Potter turn away from the spotlight? Leo is the sign of creative self-expression, but too often we focus on its expressive quality and miss the private processes of creativity and self-mastery. Taking a deeper look at the key symbols and associations of Leo, a far more interesting and complete picture of the big cat emerges.