Leo is born between July 23 to August 22
Leo is traditionally represented as the Lion and is the fifth sign of the zodiac. Here you will find indepth personality information about Leos, what they are like in love, their weaknesses and strengths, and how to attract a Leo girlfriend or boyfriend.
Symbol: The Lion
Key Phrase: I will
Flowers: Marigold and sunflower
Trees: Orange and all citrus trees
Part of the body ruled by Leo: Heart, back and spines (Emotional strain and physical overexertion cause back and spine ailments in those who are born of this sign.)
Ruling Planet: The Sun (The center of our solar system, the Sun is a star that burns with intense fire and supplies us with energy, heat and light. In astrology, the Sun is the most powerful planetary influence, bestowing vitality and authority.)
Theme: The dynasty
Tarot Card: Strength
Leo Personality Traits
Positive Qualities: Regal, wholehearted, brave, child-like, playful, fun, a natural and powerful leader, warm, protective, affectionate, generous, creative and charismatic
Best Quality: Exuberance
Shadow Darker Side (weaknesses): Egotistical, willful, dominating, stubborn, controlling, a show-off, fixed in their opinions, vain and self seeking
The Leo zodiac sign is magnetic, playful, fun-loving, generous, proud, powerful, loyal, charismatic, regal, a risk taker, authoritative, attractive and creative.
Affirmation: “I feel strong, happy and vital. I manifest my desires and design my destiny and share my happiness with everyone around me.”
What are Leos Like?
Leo, the lion… the king, the leader, the boss. Much like the Lion, Leos have an air of royalty to them. Many Leos even have hair resembling the thick mane of the Lion. A fixed fire sign of summer, Leo is ruled by the Sun and in many ways is like the Sun itself. The planets circle around the sun, and like the Sun a Leo will often find themselves or place themselves in the center of everything.
Life enhancing, radiating energy and magnetism, a Leo will always bring sunshine into the lives of others.
Leo corresponds to the much valued gold, which epitomizes perfection in many traditions. Alchemy endeavors to transmute lead into gold through a harmonizing of the four elements. First you take fire (Aries), then add earth (Taurus), then add some air (Gemini) and finally you dissolve the mixture with water (Cancer). They all blend seamlessly into Leo, the fifth sign, the fifth element.
There is a child-like simplicity to this regal sign, who loves to be the center of attention, loves lots of complements and flattery. Leos shine … they light up a room with an aura of radiance and magnetic charisma that attracts the adoration from many around them. They have an innate pride and carry themselves well, with a certain majestic presence. When they shine, nothing can get in the way of their light.
Easily inspired, Leo has a natural artistic inclination and will be creative in all areas of life. They do not like to be bothered or bored with small details though, and leave those jobs to other signs. They become easily jaded and love to have fun. There sunny disposition and warm, happy and outgoing nature makes them a joy to be around.
A Leo will love to talk and express themselves. They love the limelight and anything that brings them a lot of attention and adoration. Flattery, compliments and being adored is what this sign relishes in … they need it.
Known to be one of the most generous signs, Leos are quick to help those in trouble and the first ones to assist those in need. They do this because on a deep subconscious level they believe that this is the right thing to do. Leos love to help. They will quickly give money to those in need and have a genuine desire to assist people in their troubles.
Leos are also known for giving freely plenty of advice to those around them, about everything, and are known to be better at dealing out advice then tending to their own troubles. More than any other sign they love to give free advice. However, they do not like being helped and “rarely need anyone’s favors”. They like to take care of their own problems themselves.
The insecure and immature ego of a Leo will cause them to demand attention, becoming arrogant and selfish. Humility and gaining understanding that no one is above another. They need to learn that as we are all one, is one of the key lessons for Leo that will lead to a more spiritually evolved expression of this sign.
A darker side of Leo is usually quite easy to spot, simply because they love the limelight. They secretly seek the approval of others, and need the compliments from those around them in order to feel good about themselves. Often found showing off, Leo tends to want to be the big shot. Leos are prone to gambling and serious debt troubles.
They love to be flattered, regardless of sincerity and tend to flatter others with statements that are simply not coming from their heart. A Leo born can also be too bold in their statements and expressed options, hurting others who are much more sensitive then they are. Extremely talkative and at times honest to a fault about what they think of things and others, a key lesson for Leo is to learn when it is best to keep their mouths shut.
Leos have a tendency to over give and have a difficult time receiving advice from others. They can be childish, bossy, immature, pompous, intolerant, demanding and closed-minded. The pride that they are famous for can quickly turn to arrogance and lack of respect for them will turn to blind rage. They have fragile confidence and usually do not take criticism well.
What it’s like to date a Leo
In Love, Leos need lots of attention, but also give a lot of attention in return. When dating a Leo, money may as well grow on a secret money tree that only those who are Leo born know the whereabouts of, because that is how they spend it.
They love to spoil their lover with expensive dining, gifts, luxuries and entertainment. They spare no expense when it comes to love, investing in the best of everything. They often spend it excess and love showing off when doing so.
Leo rules the heart, and Leo is certainty one of the most loving, generous, romantic and passionate of the signs. A fire sign, Leo is sure to be anything but ordinary … a love affair unlike any other, filled with excitement and pleasure. Leo loves the theatrical and adores the stages of courtship.
Leos are very proud, however pride can cause great vulnerability and a hurt ego, can lead to a Leo becoming deeply wounded. This is especially true when others do not respect Leos wisdom and generosity, so be sure to show gratitude for their grandeur and gifts and you are sure to stay on their good side. Leo will never tolerate someone disrespecting them.
Although they are quick to spark up, and become upset or angry, they are just as quick to forgive and rarely hold grudges. To subdue a Leo, simply flatter them. They are easily flattered and they want it … need it … from others.
It is seldom that a Leo is ever depressed and if so, they bounce back quickly. Often they hide their deep depression or hurt feelings and feign happiness, until they really are feeling happy again. They quickly bounce back from despondency and adjust courageously, easily overcoming a difficult emotional plunge.
Leos take great pride in everything, from their physical appearance, to their home and all their worldly possessions … sometimes even their partner, who they may show-off too, to their friends if they are not careful. Leos actually tend to love to show-off in all areas of their life. They are proud and they need an audience to watch them express this pride. Partners that can be this audience are the best match for a Leo. Also, those who admire them, yet are open to be admired in return will prove very compatible as well.
Taking center stage in everything, often with dramatics, Leos love to dress splendidly and expensively. They bump it up to a higher level when in love and you can expect them to look very well taking care of. The male Leo is very confident and self assured and the female Leo is regal with an innate grace.
When a Leo woman realizes that she is in love and that her feelings are reciprocated, she will blossom … with a glowing expression of her happiness … idolizing her love. The Leo woman has a strong personality and she may need to keep her inclination to be domineering in check. A Leo man can easily become a willing slave to the one he adores, a different side of this most regal of signs.
In love, Leos are very fun, however their partner must be confident enough to understand them. They want an equal and have a need to be proud of the person they are with. Leos like to be adored, but also love the thrill of the chase. When dating a Leo, it is important to compliment them with sincerity and tell them you love them, if you indeed do.
Ruled by the Sun, Leo is a sign that was truly born to shine, delighting in drama and the grandeur of love. A Leo will shine a beam of light on the potential of others, encouraging them to aspire to do and accomplish great things. They inspire and motivate. They want to be center stage in their lovers life and need a partner who will be loyal and give them lots of love.
Their partner can also expect these in return from a Leo, who will go above and beyond … to extravagant measures to make their loved one happy. Usually a Leo will insist on being first in their partners life. If their partner does not mind letting go of their ego, they will always be adored. The key to being in a relationship with a Leo is to not try to top them. A relationship with a Leo may suffer, however because of their fiery pride … Leos tend to easily forgive after a fight, usually holding no grudges and living in the present moment with vivacity.
Leos usually do not like to be confined to the house and love to take their partner to many different forms of entertainment, no matter the stage of their relationship that they are in. Leos value fun, especially when it is with the person that they care about most.
A Leo desires to live the life of a king or queen … lavish, extravagant and royal. They give a lot in a relationship, and make great lovers with a burning-hot and large libido. They love to be flattered and adored while lovemaking and can never get enough dramatic foreplay.
Expect sex with a Leo to be thrilling and intense, putting their all into the pleasure of their partner … romantic, passionate, sensual and red hot with a lion’s roar.
How to attract a Leo
If you have your eye on a Leo, you are probably not the only one … but don’t let that scare you off.
Usually only the confident among us have what it takes to catch their eye and move forward. If you want to be noticed by a Leo be happy and playful. Let them see how much fun you can be. Also, focus on them … compliment Leo, even flatter them.
They will beam when they feel that they are at the center of another’s universe. Give them as much attention as possible. Initiate something exciting and ask them to come along. Above all, be confident, take good care of yourself, smile and laugh … enjoy life. Flirt a little …
Leo’s Love Horoscope Compatibility
A Leo has some Sun Signs that they get along better with than others, although it is important to consider that the Sun Sign is only a small portion of the imprint that stars make on an individual.
Just because a Sun Sign match is challenging, difficult or unlikely does not mean it is impossible. In reality there is no 100% typical Leo relationship, as every Leo is slightly different. The positions of Venus, Mars, Neptune, and all the other planets at the time of birth all influence personality.
The most compatible signs with Leo are generally considered to be Aries, Gemini, Libra and Sagittarius.
Famous Sun Signs in Leo
- Fidel Castro
- Bill Clinton
- Alfred Hitchcock
- Carl Jung