Leo Zodiac Sign

Dates23rd July – 22 Aug
SymbolThe Lion
MantraI Will
PlanetSun (Self)
PolarityYang (Positive, Male)
SeasonLate Summer
ColoursOrange, Yellow, Gold
FlowersMarigold, Sunflowers
StonesCat’s Eye, Ruby
Leo - The Lion

The Lion’s mane or tail symbolises the regal and powerful nature of the Leo Sign. They are noble, dignified and charismatic as well as determined, forceful, courageous and assertive. Like the Sun (Self) which all the planets circle which Leo is ruled by, Leo is like a Lion, the king of the jungle who is the centre of attention.  Leo also fiercely defends its group and territory from outside threats. They have a natural flair for leadership and are the natural leaders of the Zodiac who attract followers wherever they go and tend to rise to the top of any group. Being a Fire Sign, Leo’s are bold, impulsive, excitable, warm and spontaneous with an intense passionate zest for life.  As a Fixed Sign, they have great endurance to see a task through to the end. It’s virtually impossible to change the opinion of a Leo. They do have one Achilles heel though, which is flattery. If you want to get a Leo to see your point of view, the only way is to flatter them, and let them think it was their brilliant idea in the first place

Leo Shadow Side

The shadow side of Leo is the prima donna actor who is overly dramatic and self-obsessed. They can also be tyrants if their energy is not used wisely.

Leo Career Compatibility

Leos make great actors, they love the drama and creativity of being at the centre of the stage and being worshipped by the audience. While it’s true that Leos can be a bit self-absorbed, the “prima donna” stereotype is somewhat exaggerated since Leo’s talents and skills are not just restricted to the theatre. Leos make great leaders, politicians and heads of companies and also good antique dealers. Their natural flair enables them to choose and deal with only items of the best quality and style. As ruler of the 5th House, they tend to pursue many forms of self-expression and hobbies including sports and athletics in which they usually excel.

Leo Relationship Compatibility

Leo’s seek someone who is adventurous and spicy who they can love and trust for a lifetime in a relationship. A Leo man likes a challenge, so to win his heart let him pursue you and be difficult, but not impossible, to catch. A Leo woman’s heart can be won by satisfying her ego whilst at the same time conveying to her that you match her strength.

The most compatible Zodiac Signs with Leo are generally considered to be Aries, Gemini, Libra and Sagittarius and the least compatible Zodiac Signs Taurus and Scorpio. However, as well as Sun Sign compatibility, other planetary connections also need to be taken into consideration to obtain a full picture of the astrology compatibility. If you would like to explore this further, please see our range of personal birth chart compatibility analysis reports available to order from this site.