Leos have, and we believe this is the technical term, “big protagonist energy.” They’re the sign that you roll out the red carpet for. They’re a vivacious, passionate, and theatrical group of folks who adore the limelight and celebrate themselves. Sure, those born between July 23 and August 22 have a tendency to be a bit vain. But if you were ruled by the sun, you’d act like the center of the solar system too! Speaking of that, in “Wild at Heart,” David Lynch’s Palme d’Or winning 1990 film, Nic Cage plays Sailor — a lover, a fighter, and lover of Elvis. A road movie twisted by Lynch’s unique tastes, “Wild at Heart” sees Sailor breaking his parole to run away to California with his lover, Lula (Laura Dern). Unaware that Lula’s mother has multiple contracts out for Sailor’s murder, the pair run afoul of all manner of ne’er-do-wells.
Leos like Sailor are renowned for their stability, loyalty, and consistency (it helps being governed by a celestial body that doesn’t go into retrograde). Sailor is thoroughly, unapologetically himself. This strong, unwavering sense of self is critical to Sailor, who wears a snakeskin jacket as, quote, “a symbol of [his] individuality, and [his] belief in personal freedom.” Unfortunately, like many an ego-governed Leo, Sailor is especially prone to jealousy and quick to throw a punch at anyone who chips away at his pride. Who else but Sailor (or a Leo) could cuss out a guy who bumps up against his girl at a punk show, only to grab the mic and belt an Elvis love song? That’s star power right there.