Leo Characteristics and Personality

18 Jan 2019
Leo signifies the stage where the individual feels the need to evolve by giving prominence to her/his leadership skillsThe symbol of this sign is the Lion, which is the key to understanding its royal nature and its relation to felines. When we refer to someone as a king or a queen in astrology, we definitely mean a Leo person. Leo is proud and majestic –like lions– and likes to be served –like kings.
  • Leo dates are July 23 – August 22.
  • Element: Fire
  • Mode: Fixed
  • Leo symbol: ♌

The mission of people with the sign of Leo or with Leo prominent in their birth chart is to discover ways in which they will feel unique, and that is why it comes as no surprise that they go through quite a few identity crises over the course of their life. Besides, the ruler of Leo is the Sun, which in astrology translates as ‘(to) be’.

The main thorn in Leos’ side is their vanity as stemming from their need for recognition. They often form relationships with people they perceive as inferior to them, because they take pleasure in their own superiority and in others’ flattery.

Generosity, enthusiasm, and self-assurance are some of their most pronounced characteristics and render them perfect to socialise with, as Leo people are as capable of inspiring others as of being inspired by themselves. This is also what constitutes their forte, since they often succeed in infusing confidence into those surrounding them.
In addition, they excel in projecting a particular image of themselves and in playing roles, which makes them suitable for a career in the limelight and, especially, for acting (many famous actors belong to the sign of Leo or have their Ascendant in Leo). That also explains why Leos are often called ‘drama queens’.

As is the case with cats, lions adore to be caressed and feel safe when they ‘stand higher’. What is certain is that the warmth and magnanimity of Leos will always ensure them a special place in the heart of those around them. Read here for Leo Daily Horoscope

Leo Traits

Leo, the fifth sign of the Zodiac is one of the most determined signs. A Leo personality is vibrant & formidable but that doesn’t necessarily mean that this sign feels safe up on that thrown. A Leo knows that ruling actually requires hard work on his part. The sign’s look of a leader comes from its Fixed Quality, while the vast amounts of energy the sign seems to be running on most of the time come from its association with the Fire Element. It's important to remember Leo reader that the quality of each sign largely shapes its compatibility with other zodiac signs.

Leo Personality

On the other hand, like alpha-males and kings they are generous, always caring after the people they consider to be members of their clan. Their giving nature combined with their good spirits and inherent confidence makes people under the sign of Leo the perfect socialites. Leo people do have an energy that can be contagious inspiring others and almost ‘re-charging the batteries’ of people around them. The people of this sign prove that confidence can indeed be infused.

At the same time, it’s very common for the Leo sign to be associated with acting and actors. A Leo spends the better part of his social life switching between roles, all of them carefully and intelligently crafted to produce the best possible results in terms of recognition. It’s normal for a person of this sign to be a completely different person at the workplace and at a house party. Because of this aspect of the sign, a Leo is suitable for a career as a “star”, someone who’s in the spotlight. It’s hardly a coincidence that so many famous actors belong to this sign but also that so many Leos are often criticized for being drama queens.

Leos crave attention, love being caressed and having loved ones look up to them. In return they offer warmth and joy to those around them making them lovable in the eyes of most.

The Leo Man

The lusty Leo man likes to think of himself as Daddy Cool and is often cutely unaware of the support network that exists around him that props up his fragile ego. He has a big heart and wallet to match, and if he had his way he’d have more kids than Captain Von Trapp, only he’d be less strict and wouldn’t use a whistle to shepherd them. 

How to win the heart of a Leo Male

Leo is perhaps the most creative sign of the12 and when did you last meet a creative person that wasn’t sensitive? Leo men secretly coo over cutesy kitten videos on YouTube and read poetry in a bathtub filled with bubbles, but he’d never let on because as well as being fiercely proud he’s also fiercely private. True, he has one of the biggest hearts, but so does a giraffe, and it’s not won easily, leastways not without allowing him to haughtily lord it over you every now and again, so get used to being talked down to (as if by a giraffe!).

The Leo Woman

Lights, camera, action, Lady Leo has the spotlight! This woman literally lights up a room! She’s generous, bubbly and a 100% certified drama queen. If you hang out with Lady Leo you’ll need to resign yourself to playing second fiddle. You’re a mere mortal in the presence of royalty. Lady Leo must have special treatment. She can send her meal back several times at a restaurant, insist on that nice reserved table in the corner and still get her way. She’s got star quality, you see. Some of this might rub off on you. Or…it could make you eat your hat with envy. She, on the other hand, looks good in hats. But it’s her childlike innocence that is so irresistible.

The words “aren’t I adorable?” come out of Lady Leo's every pore. She knows in her heart that life is meant to be fun. And she makes it! She likes expensive gifts, for people to make a fuss and to take her to exclusive places. She’s a natural born leader who excels at performance of all kinds, where she will seek recognition for her gifts. And what about that penchant for drama? A Leo scorned is a most terrible sight. Should you snuff out the light in that big Leo heart, Lady Leo becomes a diva, a dictator and a real bitch. Don’t do it! For all our sakes.

How Leo acts when they first fall in love

I’ll have what Leo’s having! Love gives Leo the biggest lift of all – starting with the hair. We advise little warning lights in case of any low-flying aircraft. They want the light of their life to be with them in their little circle of stars at the top of their love mountain, like the Paramount Pictures logo, imagining all the while they’re living in a rom-com movie!

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Date Modified: 18 Jan 2019
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