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Leo Zodiac Sign: Guide to Meaning & Personality

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Leo zodiac sign

Leo Dates: July 23 - August 22

Element: Fire

Quality: Fixed

Ruling Planet: Sun (a star)

House: 5th

Colors: Yellow, lilac, orange, red, purple, and gold

Birthstone: Black onyx, carnelian, diamond, and ruby

Lucky Numbers: 1, 5, 15, 51

Most Compatible With: Gemini and Aquarius

Leo Traits

Leo traits reflect the regal lion. This sun sign has the commanding presence of royalty that demands respect. The Leo personality bestows warmth and a loving side to this complex fire sign. Leo is always well groomed and stylish. This sign thrives whenever placed in the spotlight.

What Kind of Person Is a Leo?

Leo personality traits are also warm, friendly, and caring. The Leo sign has a big heart and is generous with resources and money, often to a fault. Leo approaches caring for others as a moral duty as a fellow human being. Additional positive Leo traits include:

  • Magnetic
  • Generous
  • Loyal
  • Caring
  • Honest
  • Born leader
  • Kind
  • Protective

What Is a Leo's Weakness?

Leo's biggest weakness is vanity. Like the lion that symbolizes Leo, this zodiac sign can be prideful and self-centered. Additional challenging traits of the Leo include:

  • Inflexible
  • Arrogant
  • Controlling
  • Competitive

Leo Symbol

The Leo symbol is the lion with an emphasis on its mane. The glyph features a circle for the head with the mane represented by an arching line that swoops down and ends with the tip curled upwards.

Leo symbol

Leo Love and Compatibility

Leo compatibility centers on two elements, air and fire. Some Leo characteristics include a charming personality, especially when trying to win the heart of a love interest. Romance is paramount with Leo. The lion has a cultured and sophisticated style with a penchant for drama. These qualities often spill over into extravagant date venues followed with gifts. All this attention is enough to bedazzle.

Who Should a Leo Marry?

While Leo may get along with the other two fire signs of Sagittarius and Aries, the air signs Aquarius, Gemini and Libra are typically better matches. Air fuels fire, so Leo will be energized by the captivating air signs, whereas another fire sign might end up burning each other out or create a raging inferno.

Who Are Leos Attracted To?

Leos tend to be attracted to potential partners with the following qualities:

  • Confident
  • Optimistic
  • Fun-loving
  • Well put together and attractive appearance
  • Enjoyment of life's pleasures
  • Complimentary

Leo Man Characteristics

A Leo man is popular with the opposite sex and admired by his male pals. He seeks a mate who enjoys an active social life, who doesn't mind sharing or even giving him the spotlight. He wants a feminine mate who has style and class and can hold her own.

Leo expects his lover to have a full life and not need him to fulfill her. He likes a strong, confident mate who enjoys his attentions. He want a lover he can spoil and spend romantic evenings with. He has a ferocious sexual appetite and wants a partner to be just as uninhibited as he.

Leo Woman Characteristics

A Leo woman is passionate, very feminine and self-confident. She is uninhibited and seeks her equal in a lover. She wants a powerful partner. If seeking a male partner, Leo prefers an alpha male over a beta male.

A Leo woman isn't sentimental but is a romantic. She wants a mate with style and finesse that matches hers. She isn't an easy woman to win over, so any potential lover will have to work to gain her trust. Once she accepts you are genuine, she will defend you like the lioness she is.

Leo Constellation

It's not surprising that the Leo Constellation is the 12th largest one since Leo tends to find the limelight. You can see somewhat of a lion shape in the constellation and allow your imagination to fill in the rest.

Leo constellation

Learning About Leo Sign Meanings

The Leo zodiac sign personality has many valuable attributes, such as leadership skills as a Leo boss. If your sun sign isn't in Leo, but your moon is in Leo, you may discover you have quite a few Leo characteristics in your personality makeup.

Leo Zodiac Sign: Guide to Meaning & Personality