Being born between the 22nd and the 29th of July makes you a rather unique Leo - born native. Apart from the abovementioned personality traits you also exhibit the sensitive characteristics of your previous star sign, which is Cancer.
While Leo is a masculine and fiery sign, Cancer is a feminine and watery one. What this will do is balance the aggressive masculine traits of Leo, making you a softer and, at times, moodier individual. You will tend to absorb the stresses of people and the environment around you and therefore you need to balance your life much more carefully than the typical full - blown Leo character.
Along with your loyal and generous nature, you're endowed with the intuitive qualities of Cancer. Not only that, both Leo and Cancer love people, but with this combination of zodiac signs, you will truly be a champion of the downtrodden and underprivileged. You have deep and compassionate interests in being of assistance to others.
Being born on this borderline cusp also indicates that you have a receptive as well as retentive memory. Your ability to recall facts and figures is notable; however, you can also get stuck on emotional problems, not knowing how to shake them off. Try to live more in the present.
Another aspect of the Moon-the ruler of Cancer-that sometimes doesn't work well for you is its maternal nature. You sometimes veer too close to the mothering/smothering lane, which can put people off.
In addition you love to mix with all sorts of people. Social activities are an essential ingredient in your development. You are a great success socially, because you can convey your wisdom to others so well-Cancerians have very expressive faces.
You're a great organiser; you love your home and family and tend to be flamboyant, but you are also very sentimental. Self - discipline is something you need to develop in your life, and also take care of your physical health, which will, on many occasions, be dependent upon your emotional state.
Leo - Virgo Cusp ( August 16 - 23 )
The other end of the spectrum is the Leo-Virgo cusp and if you're born between the 16th and 23rd of August you'll be prone to possessing some of the traits of the next star sign to you, which is Virgo. You may or may not know that Virgo is often fastidious, fault - finding and highly motivated by intellectual aspects of life.
With this combination you must be careful not to become too set in your ways and ingrained with ideologies and opinions that often make you appear a hard taskmaster. When you do express your criticism of something it's more than likely because you've analysed and summed up a situation correctly before acting out your thoughts. While some people might find this an annoying habit, others will never hesitate to involve you in their work. These people recognise your natural talents and will invite you onto their social scene and include you in their personal projects, as your expertise is highly valued.
Serving others is usually seen as a menial and undesirable activity by most. You see it with a whole new perspective. It feels good for you to help others, to see them achieve what makes them happy and, if you can be part of that in some way, it gives you pleasure.
You make an excellent teacher because you have the knack of explaining the ins and outs of even the most complicated subject in a simple manner. Unlike others who try to impress with their knowledge, you are unassuming and genuinely work hard at being good at what you do.
The Virgo element makes you perceptive and caring of others, and you are sometimes in a better position to be of service to others by not exerting your strength but rather sitting back and allowing others to lead you. This is the unique opportunity you have by being born on the borderline of these two star signs.
Having this combination of traits makes you fiery and fond of displaying your creative and intellectual abilities. It also makes you very dependable, and friends will always be able to rely upon you.
Although you enjoy a full social agenda, the shy and retiring component of Virgo will often make you slip in and out of the social scene and this is probably a good thing because it will help balance your life.