Today's Leo is set for battle — claws out, eyes open, and muscles poised to move on a moment's notice. There's such a fierce and nearly unshakable spirit here that finding yourself in danger rarely surprises you. If you don't find peril, peril often finds you. Having a birth number of 8 only emphasizes that cycle in your life with the characteristics of persistence and protectiveness. However, before you rush in, stop for a moment and consider what it is that you really want to fight for. Perhaps this isn't your battle after all.
Aries is today's decanate, which ups the stakes even more. This Cat is brave and edgy. It would not be unusual for you to choose a military career, but you'll constantly strive after leadership roles (being subservient isn't in your drill plans). The soldier-of-fortune image fits, and it gives you an opportunity to travel (something that fulfills the yen for unbridled adventure and risk taking). Other possible career paths include racecar driver, stunt double, and trapeze artist.
Pushing the limits doesn't end with physical endeavors. You also want escapades of the heart and body, and while you may stay for a while with creative, vibrant individuals, you can be easily lead astray by life, or by another energetic person whose bedside manners awaken curiosity.
Gift idea: an antique sword or dagger.