Wednesday, 4 August 2010

65 years ago today ....

For Leos born between the 4th and 14th of August, Jupiter and Sagittarius have a strong sway over your life. You are adventurous and love to travel, learn about new cultures and explores the world and people. Mostly easygoing you attract many friends and seem to be in the right place at the right time. You're one of the lucky Leos.
  Once upon a time, in fact 65 years ago today, a daughter was born to 

Rose Mary ROBERTS and her husband Eric PETERSON.

and I was named Leone Cheryl PETERSON.

I was born at Seskinore Private Hospital in Camberwell, Victoria, Australia 
on Saturday morning August 4 1945.
The yellow pin shows where I was born ...... obviously the building is no longer there, but that is the address: 170 Mont Albert Road, Camberwell.

My life - as with many people - has had many ups and downs, my childhood even more so. My earliest recollection was living at Warracknabeal in the Western District of Victoria and then I first attended school at Traralgon State School in the Gippsland area of Victoria.

We left my father in 1954 and I did not see him again until 1976 when by chance I was speaking with him in Alice Springs (in the centre of Australia) little knowing I was speaking with my father. He realised who I was long before I even caught on ...... but it was a joyous occasion to which I am forever grateful for. A few of the images below show me with my dad.
here is a capture of me at three months of age and with my mother at the same time.
I share my birthday - though not the year - with my cousin Diane Gay ROBERTS, the daughter of my mother's brother. The only female first cousin I have!

and being born in August I am a LEO ...... a full on LEO right down to my little toe. As my name LEONE is also female for LION:
The Sun is your ruling planet Leo. Of course the Sun is not really a planet; it is the centre of our solar system. And, as above, so below! You shine as brightly as the Golden globe because you reflect the characteristics of the heavenly body that rules your star sign!
You too are a ball of dynamic energy. You are warm, bright and self-motivated, and you want to make an impression in everything you do — your work, your love life and your social life.

Because you are extremely generous, you expect others to be just as big-hearted. So when you see others holding back, you find it hard to not jump in and try to change that. You want to see everyone giving to the best of their ability. To other people, you can look like a bit of a tyrant, asking for more than they can give.

When you are feeling upbeat, you carry people away with your energy, and they love you for it. You love sharing your joys and successes with the people you love, and when you do, you are magnanimous — you never give a thought to getting anything in return. There are few star signs who really understand the nature of giving, but Leo seems to have perfected the art.

You also have a great sense of timing. When you offer a friendly word or gesture of encouragement, you pick the exact moment when it will have greatest impact. You always seem to be in the right place at the right time. You’re lucky this way.

Try to remember that your strong sense of self can be misinterpreted by others — understatement could sometimes be a more effective way for you to show your loyalty and express your generosity.
Some people think you are a show-off, but this too is a mistake. Your dramatic flair is part and parcel of your zest for life, your love of people and your optimism. For you, life is a stage on which you can perform and express your talents.

You may not be a performer on the entertainment stage, but Mick Jagger, a Leo, is, and he is a very good example of the strutting, egotistical nature of Leo. Mick exudes charisma, creativity and a personal style all his own. Not only that, but he has embedded his brand name as No. 1 in the rock industry, decade after decade. On the stage of life, you too will want to be No. 1, and to present yourself as someone special, with unique talents.

Loyalty is your trademark. People know you are a genuine friend who is always ready to lend a hand. Even if you can’t help someone with their specific problem, you still manage to send out a warm and reassuring vibration that makes them feel better.

On the other hand, you also have a need to ‘one-up’ others. A little more humility wouldn’t hurt. You will get plenty of praise and recognition for your energy and your self-motivation — you don’t need to big-note yourself. People will instantly recognise your abilities, and many will look up to you. Try not to let this go to your head; remind yourself occasionally to ‘get off your high horse’.

Leo’s totem is the lion, lord of the jungle — full of muscularity, grace and ferocity. This means that your physical appetites and general level of energy are extraordinarily high. You need to be physically mobile and fully engaged in meaningful work and social activities to feel good.

You are a born leader: people naturally gravitate to you, and look to you for guidance and security. This is especially true if you are born in the very first part of Leo - that is you're born between 24th July and 3rd August. At times you can seem a hard taskmaster, demanding excellence from them — this is just a reflection of your own actions, your own approach, but keep an eye out for it, and keep it under control.

For Leos born between the 4th and 14th of August, Jupiter and Sagittarius have a strong sway over your life. You are adventurous and love to travel, learn about new cultures and explores the world and people. Mostly easygoing you attract many friends and seem to be in the right place at the right time. You're one of the lucky Leos.

Are you a Leo born between the 15th and 23rd August? Then your fighting spirit is second to none! Nothing gets in the road of your ambitions so its quite clear that you will achieve what you set your heart upon. My only comment is that you should never tread on anyone's toes on the way up the ladder of success. You might just have to deal with them on the way down!

Generally you have a pioneering spirit; this is connected to your desire to be the best. So while you could be quite happy with a life where you follow other people’s rules and regulations, mostly you’ll much prefer to blaze your own trail.

This means you will carve out your own niche and make a name for yourself. You’ll shine in almost everything you do, and will without a doubt make your mark in the world — you can reach the top of the ladder, no matter what field you choose.

I think most of the above is true of me, I love to travel, I love to be pampered, I do like to learn about new cultures, I do have a high level of energy (most days) I am loyal, dramatic flair is part and parcel of my zest for life, I  love (most) people. I am optimistic.

For me, life is a stage on which I perform and express my talents??



I also need to remind myself occasionally to ‘get off my high horse’ and
I also need to remember that my strong sense of self can be 
misinterpreted by others as it says in the above Leo traits!

but I am a nice person - or at least try to be.



Boonsong said...

Yes you are a nice person.
Interesting post. Thanks.

All the best, Boonsong

aggiejenn@ReflectingHim said...

Happy Birthday, Leone! (my grandmother is 75 today)

Adventure Spirit said...

Happy Birthday, maybe you be blessed with warm sunshine and bright starlight all the days of your life.

Emilie Esnault said...

Happy birthday! Joyeux anniversaire!

The Travelavenue Team.