leo Zodiac Sign

leo

Time Period: July 23 – August 22

Element: Fire

Ruling Planet: Sun

Quality: Fixed

Symbol: Lion

Lucky Color: Yellow, Orange

Lucky Flower: Marigolds, Sunflowers

Phrase: “I will…”

Birthstone: Peridot, Onyx, Diamond, Carnelian, Ruby

Leo Eminent Personalities: Barack Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Alfred Hitchcock, Ben Afflect

About Leo


Leo is considered the warmest and most generous sign of the Zodiac. Like the Lion (or Lioness) there is a quality of nobility and a natural air of leadership that surrounds all Leos, through which you easily engender the trust of others. Rarely is one of your sign-mates an introvert, in fact, Grandmother used to tell me that the only introverted Leos she ever knew were actors portraying the role of one. You are not likely to do anything that you do not intend to do, and tend to be less impulsive than the other fire signs. As a Leo, you don‟t have to take charge in most situations; more often than not you find yourself “accidentally” or “unexpectedly” at center stage, or others “volunteer” you into it.

Leos are also natural teachers and love it. This is why Leos are heard to say things like “have you learned your lesson” or “I‟ll teach him a thing or two.” Many go on to play that sort of role in life, as a teacher, politician or psychiatrist. Expect others to chide you from time to time about giving free advice. An interesting thing about this is that the Leo talent, although sometimes wasted on the unappreciative, really does give you the ability to smooth out the jagged edges of others‟ lives. At the same time, this gift you have to give becomes a burden when your e fforts to help are ignored or turned down. Your abilities are above par and you know it, but you also know you need to use them and it can hurt when you are denied their expression.

You‟ll almost never waste your time in fruitless pursuits, and are a terrific organizer. Management comes easily to you, in that you have a way of commanding others without making them feel imposed upon. It is easy and natural to lavish compliments on another, but woe be upon those to whom you are forced to voice your displeasure. Being the kind of person who means what you say is difficult sometimes, because your word will be challenged from time to time, and you hate having to prove yourself over and over. You will always leave a strong impression on others, either good or bad.

Almost all Leos are wonderful entertainers; no expense or effort is spared in making sure others have a good time. But these adventures often attract the attention of others, some wanted and some not, but almost always just enough to create more confusion and drama in an already confused life. The reason some of this attention may be unwanted is because Leos are rarely available; they take early and well to solid and committed relationships. Those that aren‟t probably would not be of a mind to entertain. It‟s important to have passion in your life, and when you don‟t, well, it‟s almost like having an operation without anesthesia.

One of the staunchest defenders of the underdog, responsibility to those less fortunate is a natural drive within you. This sometimes causes you to occasionally bite off more than you can chew, but you somehow manage to chew it up anyway. Sometimes though, you must think that you would rather manage money than others, because it is only the rarest of Leos that are cautious with money. You like to live a “first class all the way” sort of lifestyle, and even in difficult circumstances, you‟ll look and act your best, and do your best to convince others that things are now, or will very shortly be, just fine. In that Leo is the most prideful sign of the Zodiac; you do not like to be dependent on anyone, especially as far as money is concerned.

The Leo has often been called the most loyal of the signs, but actually, the loyalty that you demand from others is far greater than the loyalty you may have to them. Your worst traits are false pride and arrogance. When pressured, you have a hard time making compromises or being even-handed. The good news is that most are won over by your warm and self-confident nature. Although you can be playfully competitive, it‟s hard to force you into a conflict, or into an “in-between” or “shades of gray” space.

Sparkling Personality


Being ruled by the Sun means that you love the be the center of attention, and the center of everyone’s world. So when you don’t get that from your nearest and dearest, life can get a little pouty. But your pouty days are few and far between, because you love to be where the action is, and with the people that are creating it. As a result, you work hard to pay for your luxurious tastes, and so that you can be generous with all of those you include in your circle. Which is usually a lot! You have many friends, and all of them are dear ones at that. As the Fixed Fire Sign, yours is a sparkling personality that embodies the King of the Jungle. It’s going to take a lot to get you down!

Career


You have the Fire Sign streak of passion and creativity in your career goals, and you do better in jobs and professions where everyday is different. Travel-related jobs, either in one location serving tourists or clients from all over the world, or, in different locations all the time is favored for you. When you serve others, and meet their needs like the King or Queen of the Jungle that you are, you feel like you have met your own high standards and expectations. You end your days on a good note when you have been the center of attention that has made the world a better place, all on your own. Just remember it takes a village to change the jungle, and you will always be the success that you crave.

Love & Relationships


Having a Leo in love is like having a best friend for life that always sees the good in everything. Being a Leo in love can be complicated, because as a Fixed Sign, you will stick anything out to the bitter end, and avoid any end at all cost. You are fixed to success in love and life, and your relationships are a true example of that. You can be a tad on the jealous and obsessive side at times, but your intentions are always in the right place. You are a lover of life and of love, and your generosity with your partners knows no bounds. You have a slight obsession with flattery, if your ego isn’t being stroked you can get pouty. Be sure to give as good as you want to get, and your love life will always be full of sparks. And if you love a Leo, flattery will always get you….everywhere.

Compatibility

Want to find out how compatible Leo’s are with other zodiac signs when it comes to love and relationships?

Element - Fire Sign

The fire signs are always masculine, or positive. If you were born an Aries, a Leo, or a Sagittarius, then you were born a Fire Sign. Of course, not all fire signs are going to behave the same. Even two different Leo’s can be very different from each other, because of the way that the rest of their planets fall. Remember, the Sun sign is only one part of astrology! There’s so much more to discover.

See if you recognize yourself in these points.

  • You’re gregarious and usually enjoy the company of others.
  • Your personality can light up a room and make a gathering come to life.
  • You’re confident in your abilities to get things done.
  • You’re good at motivating others.
  • You’re goal oriented.
  • You may be prone to outbursts of temper.
  • You like things to revolve around you.
  • You want to have your own way.
  • You can act impulsively.
  • You may be prone to pessimism.
  • You are creative in some way.
  • You are able to take the initiative.
  • You can be very self­sufficient.
  • You inspire others.

The Quadruplicities


Even though all fire signs are going to be very similar, there’s a lot of difference between them. This is because of the triplicities, or the qualities of those signs. Just like there are four elements­­ Fire, Earth, Air, Water­­there are three triplicities. These are Cardinal, Mutable, and Fixed.

Here are the qualities of the Fixed quadruplicity. This quality is cautious. Just as it sounds, the fixed quadruplicity is the ‘but we’ve always done it this way’ energy of the zodiac. Perhaps this sounds more like you?

  • You don’t handle change well.
  • You like to stay in the background.
  • You’re not particularly thrilled about new ideas.
  • You can be quite tenacious or stubborn.
  • You want others to agree with you.
  • You bring responsibility to teamwork and keep everyone under control.
  • You want things done your way.
  • You’re not a risk taker.
  • You take responsibility very seriously.

Fire Element - Leo

If you were born a Leo, then just like the lion that represents you, you tend to think you’re the king of your own jungle! Your heart is big and loving, and it would break if you thought that you were not well­liked by those in your domain. It’s easy for you to oscillate between being outgoing and dynamic to being complacent, and well, maybe even lazy. You like to go to the popular places. You like to be in with the crowd, as long as you stand out from them. You enjoy being the center of attention, and hate to be bored.

Even if you feel introverted, you probably aren’t, for it’s hard for you to hide your personality for long. You need too much attention for you to be a real introvert, and there’s nothing wrong with that. You’re a good counselor, but you may have trouble taking your own advice. Watch that you don’t come over as arrogant­­even if you feel that you might be better than others. Your ego can take a bruising if it comes back to you that someone doesn’t appreciate you.

You’re not the sort of person who’s going to be ignored for long, because you need that attention from others and you’ll find a way to get it. Once you feel that you’ve got what you need, then you’re going to be the sweetest person on the planet. For you, admiration is the food of your soul. You’re not going to waste your time on things that are unimportant to you, but just be careful that you’re not being superficial, and using other people’s skills are connections to get where you want to go.

People will always know where they stand with you, for even if you hold back your opinions, your face and your actions will give you away. When you’re annoyed with someone they’re likely to get the cold shoulder, but when you appreciate someone you can be gushing with your praise to the point of making them feel uncomfortable. It may be hard for you to understand why people behave the way that they do around you, and sometimes it is because they fear your judgment.

You’re warm and forgiving and can have genuine sympathy for most of the world’s pain and problems. It’s easy for you to forgive after a rift between friends or lovers. You’re passionate about whatever you do, and you tend to need a partner in your life to get the emotional support and adoration that you need. You need to matter to someone, you need them to lean on you. Remember to accept help as well as to give it, though.

Here’s a list of some of your more predominant qualities.

  • You’re big­hearted.
  • You can be very outgoing.
  • You like to be in the limelight.
  • You like to be stylish.
  • You are extroverted.
  • You are gregarious.
  • You’re protective.
  • You love to give advice and counsel others.
  • You like compliments, attention, and flattery.
  • You are generous.
  • You forgive easily.
  • You’re sympathetic.
  • You’re passionate.
  • You’re romantic.
  • You cope well with crises.
  • You have high morals.
  • You are creative.

Of course, the good does have to have some challenges to help balance your personality and give you things to work on during this lifetime.

  • You can be very lazy.
  • You hate to be bored.
  • You are proud.
  • You can be conceited.
  • You’re possessive.
  • You feel superior to others.
  • You’re vulnerable and easily upset.
  • You can be opinionated.
  • You’re stubborn.
  • You need people to need you.
  • You are extravagant.
  • You may be careless with money.

The Leo Man

  • Leo men love company.
  • Leo men love to be the center of attention.
  • Leo men need to be appreciated.
  • Leo men are courteous.
  • Leo men are chivalrous.
  • Leo men are generous.
  • Leo men are romantic.
  • Leo men like to provide for their families.
  • Leo men want you to be beautiful.
  • Leo men are devoted.
  • Leo men are not afraid to express their emotions.
  • Leo men are faithful.
  • Leo men are often handy around the house.
  • Leo men are loving.
  • Leo men need an audience.
  • Leo men will not be dominated.
  • Leo men are possessive.
  • Leo men are jealous.
  • Leo men are quick tempered.
  • Leo men are vain.
  • Leo men flirt.
  • Leo men are dramatic.
  • Leo men are over­indulgent.
  • Leo men have a quick temper.
  • Leo men will not tolerate disrespect.
  • Leo men are proud.

The Leo Woman

  • Leo women easily attract attention.
  • Leo women are natural leaders.
  • Leo women are lively.
  • Leo women are sensual.
  • Leo woman devote themselves to their partners.
  • Leo women are passionate.
  • Leo women are indulgent.
  • Leo women are sensitive.
  • Leo women are compassionate.
  • Leo women are intelligent.
  • Leo women are witty.
  • Leo women are talented.
  • Leo women are captivating.
  • Leo women are good hostesses.
  • Leo women are extraordinary.
  • Leo women need a bit of discipline (self, or otherwise).
  • Leo women may think they’re classier than you.
  • Leo women need compliments.
  • Leo women are uncomfortable in scruffy surroundings.
  • Leo women are arrogant.
  • Leo women think they’re superior.
  • Leo women lack are indulgent.
  • Leo women are jealous.
  • Leo women are possessive.
  • Leo women may give you reasons to be jealous.
  • Leo women like flattery and compliments.

The Leo Child

  • Leo children are leaders.
  • Leo children are enthusiastic.
  • Leo children are confident.
  • Leo children are dignified.
  • Leo children love attention.
  • Leo children are daring.
  • Leo children are intelligent.
  • Leo children fall in love easily.
  • Leo children love parties and gatherings.
  • Leo children need to be given responsibility from an early age.
  • Leo children sulk easily if they are not the center of attention.
  • Leo children are quick to anger.
  • Leo children are bossy.
  • Leo children are proud.
  • Leo children can be careless.
  • Leo children can go through lazy periods.
  • Leo children will try to shirk their responsibilities.
  • Leo children need to be appreciated.

The key to any Leo’s success is to learn when to be the show off and take control, and when to tone it down a bit, and be more open to the needs of others. Of course, there’s a time and a place for everything, and with practice, you can learn to accentuate your positive traits, so that what is perceived to be undesirable can be turned to your advantage.

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