A Quick Introduction to Leo
The energy of Leo can be compared to a roaring hearth fire – warm, consistent, and full of heart. Your sign possesses immense amount of charisma and passion.
You are a natural authority and often dubbed the King (or Queen) of the Zodiac. Royalty is your essential nature. Like any good ruler, you are benevolent, magnanimous, generous, and larger than life.
Your sign possesses a lot of pride. You never ask for help or support, but unendingly give it to others.
It’s only in a real moment of weakness that you’ll ever find yourself leaning on another. Even then, it’s very reluctantly as you quickly bounce back from life’s challenges.
Many know you as “the strong one”. You’ll find that you often seem to get more obstacles than most. This is simply because you have the strength to overcome them.
Your sheer persistence, commitment, and stubbornness help you keep your feet firmly on the path and move mountains when you need to.
Leo is known as the “father” of the zodiac. Whether you are male or female, you have a protective energy that you freely share with those you love.
You’ll be a fierce defender of your family, your home, your partner, and your friends, at least until proven wrong. Your loyalty is unquestionable, but when you are crossed, you can turn your tail and never look back.
You expect this same loyalty. For you, that loyalty includes knowing when to affirm, validate, and give praise when your tail is between your legs.
Your sign needs a lot of loving attention and reassurance. You thrive when admired and looked up to. Like the sun, you beam under the spotlight, and when your tribe makes you feel “seen”, you’re at your very best.
The Leo Symbol
The symbol for Leo is, of course, the mighty lion. You share many traits with this king of the jungle, often including a beautiful mane of hair (though some of you are beautifully bald too) and a roaring, booming voice.
Like the lion, you command a room, and you lead the pack. You may be aggressive at times, yet your anger is usually well-placed and long to build.
You need your “pride” around you, whether that is your family of origin, family you create, or your friends.
There’s nothing that makes you feel safer and more affirmed then when you have your loved ones close by. You will simply love spoiling them, protecting them, and showing your warmth and care.
Pride is also a personal quality, and you shine best when you are able to express yourself. Though you have to keep a close eye on having a little too much pride, which can look like ego.
Element of Leo
Your element is fire, Leo, an element you feel naturally attuned to. You possess an inner and outer “sunniness”, and an unmistakable warmth exudes from you.
Your positive and energetic spirit is contagious, and you live life with passionate dynamism, always ready for an adventure. Unlike the other fire signs, however, you prefer adventure tempered with stability and security, and you’re not one to rush into anything without a solid plan.
This helps you to not “burn out”, giving you a sense of endurance and steadiness.
Like all elements, fire can be destructive when out of control. Because you know this, you tend to manage your personal fire – your anger – rather well.
However, you are prone to drama at times, which, when channelled correctly, makes you a brilliant performer. However, you have to be careful of not burning others when triggered.
Sensitive types may find you rather intimidating as you roar and bellow, and it’s important that you check your temper and moderate yourself in life.
Ruling Planet of Leo
The ruling planet of Leo, is the glittering, brilliant Sun, the seat of our solar system and the source of all life. The sun is known as a “luminary” in astrology and wears the title of “king” or “father”.
In mythology, the Sun is Apollo, son of Zeus. The Sun represents inner and outer light, confidence, consciousness, the developed ego, self-esteem, and trust in the self.
As a Leo ruled by the sun, you will easily possess this sense of pride and confidence in your abilities and, because of this, find natural success in life.
You are very often in a position of leadership and power, and you carry authority with very little effort. You may be someone very in touch with your own father or act as a kind of “father” to others.
Your challenge when ruled by this luminary is to not allow self-absorption to overcome that lovely generosity of spirit you possess.
The Birthstone for your sign is the brilliant ruby. Deep red in colour, it represents the heart of the sun and is a royal stone worn in the crowns of kings and queens.
Key Traits of a Leo
Your greatest strength, Leo, is your strength. Never one to back down from a challenge, you courageously face all obstacles with sturdiness and an open heart.
Even when knocked down, you spring right back with even more determination than before! Your sunniness and optimism are natural and complementary strengths to this quality. You always face life with a broad smile, no matter what happens.
You also possess immense amounts of creative energy, and when you learn to express yourself fully, your talents can bring you enormous personal success and satisfaction.
You follow your heart’s true desires, which is an inspiring quality to everyone who knows you.
Your greatest challenge is your greatest strength too, Leo, because you refuse to lean on anyone. You can cause yourself immense suffering and pain when there are many people ready to lend you a hand.
Reaching out is not as much of a sign of weakness as you believe, Leo. Your ego and pride are also very important to manage as weaknesses whether they come in the form of an entitled attitude or the form of never feeling good enough.
Developing a healthy ego is important for you to shine. And finally, you also have to learn when to release control. The world won’t always go your way, and it’s essential that you allow yourself to let go from time to time.
Love & Sexuality for the Leo
Sexuality is incredibly important for your sign. You are extremely passionate, and you need a partner who can match your powerful libido. You also need someone who is willing to lavish attention on you whether physical or emotional – an ignored Leo is a very unhappy Leo!
Like a cat, you purr under affectionate strokes and scratches. You appreciate a lover who knows how to make you feel like you’re the only one in the world. You’re not a partner who tolerates fickle behavior or one who flirts around.
You are a possessive partner, yet the one who is loved by you is loved so deeply that there is seldom a need to explore elsewhere.
Your sign is also committed, and once you fall, you fall for life. You’ll navigate through thick and thin with your partner and will be wholly loyal to them. Even though you thrive on the adoration of others, you are someone who can be completely trusted in your relationship.
Leo Friends & Family
You are a sign that keeps their friends and family around forever. That loyal energy of yours never falters, and your heart always has space for more.
You gather your loved ones around you and proudly look after them, lavishing them with gifts and displays of your affections. When birthdays come around, everyone is excited to get what you have to give, and you have no qualms in the giving.
However, when a family member or a friend hurts you or pushes your loyalty too far, you have the tendency to switch off and leave, and there is very little that they can do to bring you back.
You prefer confrontation to a friend that won’t pick a side, and you despise those with weak spines.
You’ll also go out of your way to create your own little family if your family of origin fails you, and you usually make an excellent parent.
Leo Career & Money
Because you’re ruled by the sun, you tend to be someone who can attract a bit of fame and recognition.
Your sheer sunniness makes it hard for people not to see and notice you, which often puts you in a leadership position such as a project manager, office coordinator, or chief of operations.
Your organizational abilities are excellent, and you always know exactly what to do, taking charge of every situation you are thrown into.
Because of this, it’s better for you to lead than be led, as you may clash with those placed above you.
Many Leos are performers. Dancing, acting, singing, and even modelling come naturally to you. You own the stage wherever you are. Many Leos are found working in luxurious jobs, because they just love glamour.
Money-wise, you tend to splash out, and hate it when you don’t have enough for the luxury you love. It’s essential that you don’t end up in debt due to your love of pampering yourself.
Signs most compatible with Lady Leo
Because you are a strong woman, you need a very strong man at your side. You need someone who is going to spoil you and let you lead. Though you’ll also appreciate someone who can take the lead and make you feel cared and provided for.
It’s important that your man is successful, and you prefer someone who is financially secure, as you like to live a lavish lifestyle. Attention is non-negotiable, as you thrive in a relationship that makes you feel like number one.
A lady Leo goes best with:
- A charming Libra
- A strong Aries
- Another powerful Leo
- A playful Gemini
Signs most compatible with the Male Leo
Out of all the male signs, you are probably the most “macho” of them all. A real man’s man, you need to provide for your woman and make her feel protected and treasured.
Your partner needs to validate you and make you feel like a superhero, and in return, you will offer undying loyalty and deep commitment. Passion is essential for you, and you appreciate a woman who takes good care of herself.
Your perfect matches are:
- A fun-loving Sagittarius
- A passionate Aries
- An adaptable Pisces
- A gorgeous Libra