Here’s everything you need to know about the ‘king of astrological skies,’ the mighty Leo zodiac sign.
You’ll find out the truth about the constellation of Leo, the symbolism behind the Leo sign, and the correct Leo sign dates.
You’ll also learn about the main traits of Leo, characteristics, personality, and compatibility with other zodiac signs.
Before we explore the ‘horoscope king’ in detail, let’s do a quick review of Leo’s main attributes and characteristics:
Leo Sign Dates
July 23 – August 22
Leo Ruling Planet
Proud, Adventurous, Charming, Joyful, Theatrical, Inventive
Leo, Sagittarius, Aries, and Libra
Generous, Confident, Determined, Optimistic, Natural leader
Big-ego, Overdramatic, Self-absorbed, Diva characteristics, Attention-seeking, Craves compliments
Compliments, Attention, Being appreciated, Being in the limelight
Being ignored or not feeling like the most important person in the room (or at the party)
Leo Lucky Color
Leo Lucky Numbers
2, 21, 23, 51, 61, 64
Peridot, Tiger’s Eye, Jasper, Amber, Ruby, Onyx
Leo Body Parts
Ruler of the heart, circulation, blood pressure, back, spine, and the left eye
Leo Lucky Day
Jennifer Lopez, Meghan Markle, Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, Mick Jagger, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Momoa, Tom Brady, Mila Kunis, Barack Obama, Chris Hemsworth
In charge of the astrological skies from July 23 to August 22 and represented by the lion animal, people under the Leo sign are the queens and the kings of the celestial jungle.
Leo dates are from JUL 23 to AUG 22
The most accepted symbolic representation of Leo’s zodiac sign is the Nemean lion slain by Hercules.
Leo symbol is the LION
Embodying the life (Fire) that lives within us all, the Leo zodiac sign is the home of primal force and creative energy.
Leo’s ruling star is the SUN
Leo’s ruling planet is the Sun, the star of our solar system and the source of energy and life.
The dazzling celestial body governs life and vitality on planet Earth and is the vital force that powers all planets in our solar system.
Leo is a FIRE sign
In astrology, the zodiac signs are created from (associated with) one of the four main elements: Fire, Air, Earth, and Water.
The constituting element (Fire, Air, Earth, and Water) impact the sign’s character and provides insight into the best life and love matches.
Leo is a Fire sign, and, just like its ruling planet, Leo is a fiery ball that shines and wants to be seen.
However, as with most Fire signs, Leo is susceptible to burnout after long days basking in the limelight, so it should ensure sufficient recharging time.
Leo has FIXED Modality
In astrology, the 12 zodiac signs are further categorized by their Modality (the sign’s energy and vibe).
There are three primary Modalities: Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable, each hosting 4 zodiac signs.
Fixed signs: Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, and Scorpio
Mutable signs: Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo, and Pisces
Cardinal signs: Cancer, Aries, Capricorn, and Libra
Each Modality group represents how signs express energy, react to circumstances, and navigate life.
Fixed signs have a wonderful blend of thinking and doing and are known as the “Power Signs” of the zodiac.
The Fixed nature stabilizes all Modalities, so there’s no surprise these signs fall in the middle of every season.
Focused, dedicated, and trustworthy, Fixed modality signs are “fixated” on the ultimate achievement and prize.
Leo is one of the oldest known constellations in the sky.
Archaeological evidence suggests that Mesopotamians named a constellation similar to Leo as early as 4000 BC.
The Persians knew the constellation as Shir or Ser, while Babylonians called it UR.GU.LA (the great lion).
The brightest star in Leo is Alpha Leonis, also called Regulus, the Latin for “little king.”
Like the Sun that sits at the center of our solar system, Leos are, by their innate nature, self-centered.
Leos are easily offended when they feel they’re not getting enough attention or appreciation.
However, taking time to help others and remembering that the world doesn’t revolve around them (even if they want it to) is a must for Leo natives.
In those moments, Leo people should remind themselves that the Sun shines on everyone generously.
Whenever Leo folks feel “unseen,” they should shine a light on others to get it right back in return.
As a Fire sign, Leo is spirited, enthusiastic, passionate, theatrical, and always ready for the ‘astrological red carpet.’
Born natural leaders, Leo representatives cultivate friendships and romances that place them in the spotlight.
Playful, artistic, and creative, people in the Leo sign enjoy drama-fueled romances fit for the daily tabloids; in fact, they may even create them.
Leo is AMBITIOUS and OPTIMISTIC
A Fixed Fire sign, Leo has keen ambition and determination that sometimes translate into remarkable acts of bravery.
Fearless optimists who refuse to accept failure, most Leos showcase a good blend of physical, mental, and emotional attributes.
Creative, self-confident, and dominant, Leo has a dramatic vibe about them that makes potential partners challenging to resist.
Most people in the Leo sign have the ability and drive to achieve anything they want in any area of life.
Leo is ATTRACTIVE and FUNNY
Self-confident, attractive, and ruled by the Sun, the Leo sign is capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause.
Belonging to the element of Fire, together with Aries and Sagittarius, the Leo sign has a warmhearted, life-loving, and full of humor facet.
Folks in the Leo sign enjoy taking the initiative and solving challenging problems while laughing and having a good time.
Leo can be INFATUATED and AGGRESSIVE
Ruled by the Sun, Leo people are aware of their desires but tend to lack a profound assessment of personality traits.
As such, Leo can easily demand everything they need while neglecting the needs of others who also strive for personal gain or status.
When the Leos become too infatuated and attached to worldly achievements – or how people perceive them – they tend to lose self-control.
As a fearless animal that you do not want to challenge, Leo’s sign main weakness is the uncontrolled level of aggression towards those they confront.
As such, Leo must learn to face others with dignity and respect, never raising their voice or hand, bravely allowing others to thrive in the land they rule.
Every Leo sign native is a pure astrological diva that sees themselves as a celebrity.
Like anything that puts them in the center of attention, the Leo sign is a huge lover of designer fashion, exclusive cars, lavish dinners, and parties of all sorts.
Leo folks love to watch their mates succeed, however, not when others’ victories threaten their royal throne and ‘center of attention.’
Leo folks can be fast impaired by ego, pride, and jealousy whenever they feel their star power is eclipsed.
As such, celestial Lions must remember that the success of others never obscures their native charisma.
Ultimately, Leos’ hubris is the greatest threat to their happiness.
People under the Leo sign will always gravitate toward folks who can make them feel seen, heard, wanted, and loved.
Yet, the most compatible zodiac signs with Leo are the signs built from Fire and Air elements.
On the other hand, Leo has lesser compatibility with the Earth and Water element signs known to ‘put Fire away.’
Leo is Most Compatible with LEO, SAGITTARIUS, and ARIES
The most compatible signs for Leo – in friendships and romantic relationships – are fellow Fire signs: Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries.
Able to match Leo’s passion and love for life, these Fire zodiac signs are great partners for fun, love, and lifetime companionship.
Leo is Also Compatible with LIBRA, AQUARIUS, and GEMINI
Leo is also compatible with the Air element signs Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini, given their ability to inspire and empower the dynamic, fast-paced Leo.
At the end of the day, Air fuels Fire, so no surprise here.
LEO and AQUARIUS Compatibility can be Challenging
Both Fixed Modality signs, on the zodiac wheel, Aquarius is positioned at the opposite pole of Leo, and for a good reason.
The cognitive Air element Aquarius sign is a great partner to Leo, able to fuel Leo’s imagination and ambitions.
However, Leo tends to see Aquarius‘s vast knowledge and ease of interacting as a fierce attention-grabbing competitor.
If Leo can let Aquarius shine from time to time, these two signs will form a formidable connection.
Leo is Less Compatible with VIRGO, CAPRICORN, and TAURUS
In nature, soil stops fire from burning; similarly, in astrology, the Earth signs (Virgo, Capricorn, and Taurus) tend to douse Leo’s innate fire.
There might be lava (burning passion) to start with, but in time, Leo sees the Earth signs are too grounded, cautious, and difficult to relate to.
Overall, the ‘down-to-earth’ nature of Earth signs doesn’t match Leo’s craving for glitz and drama.
Leo is Least Compatible with SCORPIO, PISCES, and CANCER
In nature, water kills fire; equally, among the astrological signs, Fire element signs do not mix well with Water.
Thus, the Water signs (Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer) can go through challenging times in achieving compatibility with the fiery Leo.
The loud and dramatic Leo might find the Water signs too emotional, lacking passion, and even boring.
As expected, the Leo man wants to be treated like a king in any intimate relationship.
Far from a narcissistic characteristic, this is Leo’s inner need, given the deep self-respect they have for themselves.
Making life plans with the Leo man are always big and dramatic.
Partners that want a relationship with the Leo man must prove they are worthy of royal treatment but also ready to give it back when asked.
When in love, Leo man gives many gifts – often expensive – as an open statement of their effort.
Showering partners with attention and protection come naturally to men in the Leo sign.
On the downside, to feel safe around loved ones, Leo man needs constant compliments and praise.
Moreover, Leo man will rarely choose partners that don’t match their appearance or can’t make them look good in the outer world.
Leo men also take the role of eternal bachelor, always on the hunt, traveling, and enjoying life.
Regardless of the chosen lifestyle – the rock star of a family man – Leo will always put himself at the center of attention.
While Leo’s partners will have to compete with admirers, the relationship is never in danger for as long as he feels adored and desired.
However, the reverse is not the same; when the Leo man feels his partner receives more attention, things can turn ugly fast.
Driven by a deep desire to be admired and loved, Leo women are warm-hearted and emotional.
Women born under the Leo zodiac sign are constantly seeking the limelight.
Expecting to be the center of attention in someone’s world, Leo women appreciate romantic partners that dare to approach and flirt with them.
To seduce the Leo woman, you must compliment, respect, treat her well, and create the luxurious lifestyle she strives for.
Dating women under the Leo zodiac sign require admiration of their qualities and acceptance of their flaws.
Moreover, Leo women do not like competing for love and will seek clarity fast regarding their role in their partner’s life.
Women under the Sun sign of Leo adore being showered with flowers, expensive presents, and dining in fancy restaurants.
The bigger (read costly) the displays of affection, the more she appreciates her partner and the effort put into treating her as the queen she is.
Leo In Relationship
Like the Sun, who never goes retrograde, Leo sign folks are renowned for their stability and consistency.
Leo sign is dedicated to friends and lovers and puts a lot of heart into every relationship.
Fittingly, the Leo sign governs the heart.
Generous and loyal, Leo sign folks make many friends during their lifetime.
As a Fire sign, Leo is passionate and sincere, always showing feelings with ease and clarity.
When in love, Leo is fun, respectful, and very generous towards the loved one.
With a deep need for initiative, Leo will take the role of leader in any relationship, be that of love or friendship.
However, the ‘I decided’ approach can be tiring for Leo’s partner at times.
In particular, when Leo organizes things that aren’t meant to manage in the first place.
To be happy, Leo needs self-aware, fun, and reasonable partners with the same level of finances and intellect.
But, for the safety and longevity of the relationship, Leo’s partners must learn to fight for themselves and protect their freedom.
Otherwise, too much Fire from Leo’s Sun will melt their voice and dull their personality.
As a sign that blends the boundaries of sex and love, Leo might fail to see the critical role of intimacy and emotional connection to the quality of sex.
Overall, Leo’s sex life is wild, fun, energetic, and a constant adventure.
But, for a genuine connection and meaningful relationship, Leo’s partner must reach their heart first.
Leo Friends & Family
Born with a need to help others, Leo folks are generous, faithful, and loyal friends.
Strong and reliable, Leo sign individuals showcase a rare ability to appeal to everyone around them.
Interacting with others gives Leo a sense of self-esteem and appreciation, so Leo folks are rarely alone, always enjoying the presence of friends.
Nevertheless, Leo has trouble finding friends that can keep pace with the high energy they carry, be that at home, at parties, or on holidays.
While important to people in the Leo sign, family matters are never the first thing they think about when waking up in the morning or lying in bed at night.
Turned to themselves, Leo wants peoples’ presence and attention, but also independence, whenever they can.
Yet, Leo will do anything to protect their family and loved ones, in good or bad times.
Leo Career And Money
Regardless of the employment type, most Leo signs have a highly energetic and busy demeanor.
Ambitious, creative, and optimistic, once Leo becomes dedicated to their work, they will do everything in their power to put things right.
The best career for the Leo sign is to manage people with little input from their superiors.
Jobs that allow the expression of talents, such as acting and entertainment, are ideal for the Leo folks.
Any job that puts Leo in a leadership position, such as management, education, and politics, is excellent for this zodiac sign.
Leo loves modern and trendy things, and although money comes easy to this sign, they tend to spend it less responsibly than most zodiac signs.
As the Fixed Fire sign and royal of the zodiac, Leo can teach other zodiac signs to be more emboldened, regal, and confident.
Now it’s your turn…
Which one of Leo’s traits resonates with you the most?
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