Leo Zodiac Sign

Leo

Leo who are they?

Symbol: Leo Symbol

Sign name: Leo

English name: The Lion

Element: Fire

Quality: Fixed

Polarity: Positive

Planet: Sun

Period of birth: July 23 to August 22

Leo Characteristics and Profile

Leos are considered as the kings of the zodiac. They are kind and compassionate, imaginative, loyal and loving. They can be arrogant and overbearing, though. In Greek mythology, Leo was the lion killed by Hercules as the first of the 12 tasks. Leos are impulsive and overenthusiastic. As the king of animals, they tend to lead and make good leaders. They have a strong intellect and can be theoretical or even religious.

The era of Leo in the Great Zodiac Year was between 10750 and 8600 BC. Characterized by the Paleolithic era and the first cities (Jericho).

A crowd of lions is called a pride, and this is a trait of the Leo personality as well, occasionally to its disadvantage. But Leos are also very much abstemious and will hardly ever allow any personality characteristic to get out of control.

They create affectionate and trusting partners but can be tremendously in pain and disappointed if this trust is mistreated. They have a physically powerful sex drive which can make it not easy for them to keep on with any sole companion for long.

Leos love the spotlight and have a strong ego. They can be irritated if they are not the center of attention. Leos sometimes have to remember that less is more and can draw as much attention if they stop trying so hard to obtain it. It’s that pride thing, once more.

There are many, many Leos in the arts and cinema industries. Some of these include Zelda Fitzgerald, Antonio Banderas, Alexandre Dumas, Andy Warhol, Ben Affleck, James Cameron, Madonna, Neil Armstrong, Roman Polanski, Robert DeNiro and many more.

You are thinking which signs are the best and worst matchup for Leo’s then unexpectedly, the best match is Aries, even if you’d feel two headstrong signs like these two wouldn’t make a good couple. But it’s their strong nature and obsession that makes them an excellent pair. The worst sign for Leo is a Virgo. Leos tend to remain more dominating than treating Virgo good.

Element: Fire

Fire signs are naturally warm. A fire gives light and heat, but it doesn't get depleted as others feed on its warmth. One candle can bring light to a room and it won't burn any faster if ten people read from its light than if there was only one. Fire doesn't plan it next move; it isn't logical. It simply is in the moment and will burn what fuel is available without judgment or forethought. For this reason, fire signs can successfully rely on their intuition and survival instincts.

The fire of Leo is brilliant and intense. It's like the summer Sun that relentlessly shows up every day and whose heat continues to build over a period of time.

Fifth House: Children

The Fifth House is directly related to children, but it is also associated with any type of childlike activity. Even grown-ups need to play and this is a function of the Fifth House. In fact, all self-expression and creativity come from this sector. Additionally, this is the House of Romantic Love. Truly, the Fifth House could be called the House of Enjoyment.

Key Planet: Sun

The Sun is the undisputed King of our little planetary system. He is always in the center. Without his light, there would be no life here on earth. Although the Sun is 93 million miles distant, its warmth is the basis for all energy on Earth. Astrologically, the Sun represents our will. It's like the fuel that fires each of our individual furnaces and gives us cause to live. As the key planet of Leo, the Sun is the symbol of the self and from it stems all individuality and creativity.

Your Biggest Strength: Your playful and loving nature.
Your Potential Weakness: Need for approval can become too important.

Friendship Compatibility

You're strong, dynamic and resourceful -- but you need to surround yourself with those you can trust. Aries and Sagittarius will match your ability to get the party started, and you'll also find Gemini to be a lot of fun. Because you admire a worldview that's practical and ambitious, you'll want to throw some Capricorns into the mix, too. But ultimately, your pals should be deserving of all the warmth and passion you bring to the relationship, so it might be surprising that you find yourself drawn to Aquarius. Their cool, almost-inaccessible veneer is a source of constant intrigue for you. The inventive water-bearer will also know exactly how to keep you from getting too carried away with yourself. Other good, solid influences are Taurus and Scorpio, who keep promises and remain attentive to your needs.

Leo Relationships

Leo Women

There's nothing shy about a Leo woman. You're colorful, even brash. You enjoy wearing exotic apparel and metallic hues, and you often sport a sexy mane of curls like your trademark Lion. Men line up in droves for your brand of flamboyant excitement. Like Leos Jennifer Lopez and Angela Bassett, your devastating figure draws them in, but your great sense of humor makes them stay. Even if not classically beautiful, your outgoing nature and instinct for fun mean you'll never lack for male attention.

Ruled by the Sun, your role in life is to shine. You're most appealing when basking in the spotlight or displaying your formidable creative talents. Your guy may be in awe of you at first until he becomes the recipient of that warmth and a big heart you're famous for. Audacious and athletic, you go for your goals yet still manage to remain deeply feminine. Whether cheering on your favorite team at a ballgame or dancing the night away, you're hot stuff. And he may not admit it, but your guy secretly finds your fiery temper exciting. You may even be a bit of an exhibitionist, a trait he will adore in special performances behind closed doors!

Leo Men

The Leo guy is a natural showman and has a sexy, devil-may-care wit. Like the Sun, his ruling planet, he radiates manly confidence (despite his insecurities) and won't back down from a fight. In essence, he's a hero -- like Leo Antonio Banderas in 'The Mask of Zorro' -- and his strength is his most appealing quality. Even the quieter Leo has a thrilling sense of masculinity about him that calls to the deep feminine within you.

The Lion has the biggest heart of the zodiac and shares it freely once he realizes (sometimes later in life) that the world doesn't revolve around him. He'll cook you a gourmet meal or take you shopping for a new stereo system. He likes the finer things in life and wants an elegant (but fun!) woman on his arm. A little bit of praise turns him on; stroking the Lion will really make him purr. As long as you don't upstage him or challenge him too forcefully and trigger his temper, this guy will be eating out of your hand. Letting him know how special he is on a regular basis will also tame the Lion.

Compatibility Between the Sheets

Leo the Lion is eager to please, enjoying the appreciation and attention of an audience both inside the bedroom and out. Charming Libra knows just what to say to bring out the biggest and the best in Leo, encouraging a performance that few can compete with. Libra's seamless ability to create a romantic backdrop for acts of passion also feeds Leo's desire for luxury and drama, ensuring that this Lion's roar will soon transform into a contented purr.