July 21st – August 22nd
What Leos want: To feel like they are the center of their partner’s world
What Leos need: Loyalty & reassurance from their partner
What Leos fear: Being rejected
Leo’s Best Trait: Loyalty
Leo’s Worst Trait: Self-centered behavior
Leo’s Best First Date: Paint & Sip date
Leo’s Sexual Style: Dominant and passionate
A relationship with a Leo is not for the faint of heart! This boastful sign needs a special partner that will love and understand them unconditionally. I’m giving you the scoop on the general Leo personality, how Leos behave in love relationships and which zodiac signs are their best matches!
The Leo Personality
Leo is the second fire sign of the zodiac and people born under this element (Aries & Sagittarius) are fiery and candid. Leo is a fixed sign which means that they can be stubborn and “fixed” in their ways but also able to see personal goals and aspirations through. 10 of the zodiac signs have actual solar system planets as their sign rulers while Cancer and Leo are ruled by luminaries. Cancer’s ruler is the moon and Leo’s ruler is the sun. The Sun as Leo’s ruler and the Lion, king of the jungle as their symbol, gives many of them a larger than life personality and the reputation of being self-centered. But I’m going to let you in on a little secret – at the core, many Leos are actually insecure. Of course they would NEVER admit this. In many ancient cultures Lions are associated with regalness, power and leadership so it’s no surprise that many Leos aspire to be in leadership positions. This does not mean that they will all become the next US president like Leo Barack Obama, but it does give this sign natural leadership abilities which can sometimes come across as bossiness. Leos are very passionate, especially when they really believe in something so it can be hard for them to see another person’s side of a situation. Because of this some of them can come across as insensitive and overbearing, especially if you’ve bruised their ego in some way. But they really do not mean any harm, it’s just how they are wired. If you’re waiting for an apology from a Leo, you’ll be waiting for a long time, possibly eternity because they don’t like to admit when they are wrong, even if deep down they know they are are. This is their infamous leo pride and it just comes with the territory of having a loving Leo in your life.
Leos In Relationships
Sign up to date a Leo only if you’re ready to give your all. This will not be a “passive” relationship where you’ll be able to skate by doing the bare minimum to make your partner happy. You’re going to have to put in work my friend. Leo’s are very romantic and love to be catered to and treated like they are the most important person in the world to their partner. The men want to be treated like kings and the women like queens. This involves life’s luxuries – good food, nice clothes, exotic vacations and lots of love making. Leos love the good life and they want someone to share it with. But I don’t want to scare you off completely, the great thing about Leos is that whatever love you give them, they will give it back to you two fold because they have huge hearts. They are one of the most loyal signs in the zodiac and they expect the same in return. The worst thing you can do to a Leo is betray them. The second worst thing you can do is ignore/neglect them. If you do, they will have no problem calling you out on it and giving you the boot. And they will be able to quickly land back on their feet and find another partner à la Leo Jennifer Lopez. So if you want to stay in their good graces, you’ve got to be a very attentive, giving and loyal partner. They will want to discuss everything about themselves, their past, goals, family, etc. And if you need someone to stand up or fight for you, they will. A lion must protect it’s family and they do not tolerate injustice when it comes to their loved ones. Leos also love taking the lead so don’t be surprised if when you ask them out on a date they make suggestions about where to go, whether you ask them to pick or not. They love to have a good time so making sure it’s not a “boring” date is important to them. If you’re able to win over the heart of a Leo you can look forward to a future with lots of laughs, passion and good gifts.
Leo’s Best Matches
Leo is a very strong sign so I would recommend they either date someone who can hold their own and keep them in check OR someone with a more passive/laid back personality who can let them take the lead which many of them have no problem doing. One of the easiest ways to see how compatible one sign may be with another is to look at the elements of both signs. Because Leo is a fire sign, most astrology books will say that Aries and Sagittarius are potential good matches for Leo. When it comes to their overall passion and zest for life, I would say yes these two signs would work for Leo, especially for a friendship. Aries and Leo may instantly hit it off and have a lot in common. Leo will love the fact that Aries is willing to chase and court them and/or shower them with compliments. Aries as the first sign of the zodiac has a short attention span and can get bored easily so after the novelty of the new relationship wears off they may not be willing to put in all of the work that Leo is expecting from a partner. Sagittarius and Leo may also have a lot in common but Sagittarians need freedom and don’t have time to sit around catering to another person’s needs. But if the natal chart synastry of both partners is good, both Aries and Sagittarius could be great matches for Leo. Capricorn may be seen as an unlikely match for Leo since it’s an Earth sign and Earth and Fire aren’t traditionally seen as compatible. But Capricorn is also a very strong sign that will help keep Leo’s ego and demands in check. Leo will learn to respect Capricorn for their worldly achievements and Capricorn will be able to help provide Leo with the comfortable and luxurious lifestyle that they desire. It seems to be working great for Leo Barack Obama and Capricorn Michelle. Leo’s opposite sign is Aquarius and while opposites sometimes attract, I have to say these two opposites are not as compatible as others in the zodiac. Aquarians are natural dissenters who don’t like to be controlled and are not “traditional” when it comes to love. This sign may not be able to give Leo the daily love and affection he/she needs. And my worst pick for Leo is Scorpio. These two fixed signs are extremely strong willed and while they may be able to get a long at first, if things get tough and disagreements are had, they will both be too stubborn to compromise.
So if you’re thinking about dating a Leo or you’re already coupled with one, I hope this information was useful for you. If you want to learn more about Leo check out my All About the Zodiac Page. And remember, there is always more to the story when it comes to astrology. You need to understand a person’s natal chart and/or a compatibility chart to discover the intricacies of their personality and your relationship synergy.