Sign: Leo the Lion
Dates: July 23rd to August 22nd
- Ruling Planet: Sun
- Quality: Fixed
- Element: Fire
- Root Power: Perseverance in action
- Positive Traits: Courageous, kind, generous, loyal, protective, passionate, warm-hearted
- Negative Traits: Greedy, vain, stubborn, inflexible
- Likes: Theaters, affection, compliments, great clothes, being admired, expensive things, fun with friends
- Dislikes: being ignored, bland food, being alone, goodbyes, facing difficult reality
- Good Day: Nakedly honest, entertaining, creative
- Bad Day: Feels insecure and unsure, arrogant, wasteful, sloppy, cold-hearted, jealous, aggressive
- Turn offs: People who gossip behind their back
- Lucky Color: Gold
- Lucky Number: 1, 3, 10, 19
- Lucky Day: Sunday
- Flower: Sunflower
- Basic Trait: “I will”
- Quirk: They have too many hands and not enough space (aka very touchy)
- Advice: As you blaze through life in your glory, remember to pay attention to feelings of those around
- Life Pursuit: Lead the way
- Secret Wish: To rule the world
- Known for: Loyal lover and courageous leader
The Leo constellation was one of the first recognized and all historical cultures called it a lion. The lion is widely considered the king (or queen) of the jungle. They are dignified and strong, with a sense of power that allows things to get done. This is the specific strength that is natural to a lion and a Leo. Any and all stories speaking of lions talk of great bravery. It is a fearless animal that is impossible to challenge or destroy. For this reason they usually have an ego to match.
This lion’s only weakness is fear and aggression towards those they confront. They just need a place to rest and find comfort in for the hard times in order to keep going. Leo’s have a heart of gold, are fierce, and will always protect their loved ones. They will shine their light and work to find truth in everything.
Day to Day
This sign is determined to succeed and be #1. Leo’s regularly exhibits great strength, unswerving courage, and heroism in the face of adversity. The Lion can unite different groups of people and lead them all to a shared cause. When they set their minds to something, they can achieve it. Lions are natural leaders who are eager to see projects to completion. These are the trendsetters, the ones who go out and help others achieve great things off the sweat of their own brow. This sign’s healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier. They are idealistic, yet honest and direct, often working long and hard to make sure that they achieve their goals. If there is a great failing to the Lion, it is their pride and they often allow that pride to get very much in the way of accomplishing things. This is a dominant and hard to resist sign. Unfortunately, this dedication can sometimes be overbearing and bossy.
Leo’s are the most expressive sign. They are entertainers that are charming and love to be the life of party. Leos work hard to earn and maintain their place at the center of the limelight. They know how to spin a story, belt a tune, and get others hyped up. They love to make an impression but will always be authentic. This is a sign that is ambitious and creative. They are supremely talented and also have a flair for the dramatic. At times, these dramatics appear as arrogance.
Pleasure and happiness is paramount to a Leo. They are great at spending money and not always responsibly. They also enjoy fun and games both outdoors and in. They are aware of their desires and personality, so it is easy for them to ask for anything they need. This can mean that they unconsciously neglect the needs of others while they chase their own ambitions.
Impact of Element, Quality, and Planet
The fixed quality helps maintain a steady and focused mindset. This sign is happy to pick up where others left off and successfully finish a project. Leo’s have unwavering self confidence and endurance to carry through on the longest, hardest days. The planet’s influence helps fuel this fierce and fiery determination. It also creates a large ego with a want to be the center of the universe. Many people see them as sunny and happy, much like the sun that rules them.
This lion is highly generous but also easily broken. They do not like being alone. In fact, their interactions with others give a sense of self esteem and awareness. Ultimately they just want to love and be loved. This is a creative and playful sign that is a pleasure to be around. Leos are also fiercely protective of their friends and loved ones. This a loyal sign who just wants others to be happy. They will have many friends, and can always be relied upon.
There is a bright mind always at work here, and a dedication to justice and rightness that will send a Leo off on a crusade for others as easily as if the injustice had been dealt to them instead. They love getting to know people and learning about them; they want to know why you believe what you believe. They are inspiring; get a Leo on your side and they will fight for your cause and persuade others to join them. They do everything with passion that remains undimmed and one should be aware of the personality traits of all 12 of the Zodiac signs when dealing with a Leo (you can read about the other signs on this page).
A Leo male truly wants to be treated like a king. He will always have big and dramatic plans. When in love, this sign will give a lot of gifts to show it. In return, he just wants to be showered with compliments and affection. If treated right, this guy will stick around forever.
Leo women are warm-hearted and driven by a desire to be loved. To seduce this lady you need to show her respect and provide compliments. They want someone who will be romantic, accept their flaws, and admire their qualities.
The lion needs passion but also independence. They need a partner who is self aware, reasonable, and shares the same intellectual level as them. They need someone who will appreciate how great they are and make them the center of attention. This sign loves lavish gifts and in turn will pull out all the stops. They want to entertain and be entertained. Boredom will 100% drive this sign away, as well as criticism. If a Leo feels adored, their partner will be richly rewarded with worshipful devotion and affection. This is a wonderfully romantic, loyal, and devoted lover.
Signs that work best with Leo the Lion are those that can accept not being in the limelight and those that can soothe their ruffled manes if their feelings are hurt. Understanding the complexities of Leo’s ego is crucial in understanding the personality and making a relationship with a Leo work. They will more than meet your expectations if you give them the confidence they need to go out and be who they are meant to be. They are most compatible with Aries, Gemini, Libra, and Sagittarius.