The Leo’s symbol is the Lion which is perfectly apt, as they are always in charge of their kingdom. Whether it is at home or the office; they protect and cherish everyone that resides within it. Leo’s are naturally witty and charming, drawing people to them constantly. They are excellent leaders and are fully encouraging of anyone working with them. They do not take orders from others, knowing in their hearts that they’re the ones that should be leading.
Leo’s have a love of the ‘grand’, surrounding themselves with only the very best. They are also very generous and make excellent friends, taking great care of those around them and pushing them to be the best they can be.
The way to a Leo’s heart is to compliment them, they love to be admired! Equally do not insult them as they are very proud and will take any slight on their honour badly, striking back with force. However, they don’t hold grudges and will be back to laughing and joking once the moments passed.
- Leo Symbol: The Lion
- Leo Element: Fire
- Leo Ruler: Sun
- Leo Colour: Orange
- Leo Numbers: 8, 9
- Leo Gemstone: Peridot
- Leo Strengths: Ambitious, Confident, Generous, Encouraging, Loyal
- Leo Weaknesses: Stubborn, Pretentious, Vain, Domineering, Melodramatic
- Leo celebrities: Alfred Hitchcock, Lucille Ball, Napoleon Bonaparte, Fidel Castro, Bill Clinton, Cecil B. de Mille, Henry Ford, Mick Jagger, Carl Jung, Madonna, Mussolini, Robert Redford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Herman Melville
Profile of a Leo
Leo’s are very independent people however, they do need people in their lives to admire them. Whether it’s in work or from their partner, they need to be appreciated. This is not to say they are needy, they simply love attention and are happiest when they have a captive audience. Luckily, people are attracted to Leo’s love of life and their ability to lift anyones spirits. They’re enthusiastic about everything and it damages their pride to be unhappy for too long.
Never dwelling on the past, Leo’s think it’s strange when people do. ‘The moment’s gone, why are you still living in it? Live in the now, it’s full of possibility!’ At the same time, they are realists and know that in order to acquire the beautiful things in life that they crave, they have to work hard for them. To take more control over this, Leo’s have to be in charge. However, they are in fact excellent leaders having great vision and the ability to motivate and inspire any team that has the pleasure of working for them.
Some Leo’s can be a little self-absorbed and get too caught up in themselves, but they will never ignore someone who needs help, often going out of their way to provide it. They want to make a big impact in the world and any injustice is intolerable. Leo’s often work on humanitarian endeavours, using their domineering personalities to try to make the world a better place. Life is their kingdom and they want to control it. This means that they want to make sure everyone who lives in their kingdom, is living a happy and healthy life.
Hating the status quo, or getting stuck in a routine, Leo’s thrive on adventure and stumbling on the extraordinary. They also have an amazing ability to bounce back from any feelings of despair or sadness. Being unhappy hurts their pride and this action orientated sign will take matters into their own hands in order to make things better again. They need to feel well respected, the worst thing a Leo could be in someones eyes is a laughing stock or not taken seriously. Their reputation is everything and they act in a manner that lets people know that their word means everything.
It might not seem like it but Leo’s are very sensitive, though they won’t show it to anyone who may be looking on. They demand respect and adoration, however they have a very warm heart and where this could come across as being too self-obsessive or over-bearing, their friends love the person that they are and the time they get to spend with them.