Leo Zodiac Sign: Everything You Need to Know

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Leo Zodiac Sign: July 23 - August 22

If you were born under the Leo zodiac sign, you command attention with grace and power. Let’s get started with the basics!

  • Month: July 23 – August 22 

  • Symbol: The Lion

  • Birth Stone:  Ruby (July), Peridot (August)

  • Leo Ruling Planet:  The Sun

  • Element: Fire

  • Ruling Chakra: Third Eye (although some say it’s the crown, due to Leo’s royal energy)

  • Duality: Divine Masculine/Assertive

Leo Zodiac Sign Meaning

SPIRITUAL GIFTS: Strength, Devotion, Generosity

Leo Zodiac Sign Personality

Whether you seek out the spotlight or quietly lead by example, you command attention and respect wherever you go. You are a true royal, Leo!

A natural born leader, you rule your kingdom with love, and hold your people to the highest standards of integrity. Your sign is associated to the Lion spirit animal, which is all about leadership, endurance, and strength. This means you were born with the ability to weather any storm, and power through challenges. Once you’ve pledged your devotion to a relationship, project, or cause,  you’ll do whatever it takes to ensure things unfold as they should. 

One might assume that a strong, courageous leader like yourself is an extrovert, and sometimes that’s true. But quite often, you’ll  apply your sky-high standards inward, toward yourself. You love a good challenge, especially one that allows you to flex your creative muscles. Just like a lioness stalking her prey, you enjoy closing in on a target, and take pride in your accomplishments. Leo is a fire sign, which means you’re creative and energetic. So you really shine when you’re in the midst of manifesting a new goal, whether it’s an achievement for the world to see, or a private, personal quest. 

When you’re not pouncing into action, you also know how to be still. Like the lion that symbolizes your sign, you can quiet yourself and tap into your instincts. In fact you intuitively sense danger from a mile away. For this reason, others may perceive your life as charmed, or lucky, in ways they can’t quite understand. From the outside looking in, nothing ever seems to go wrong for you! This is a result of your alignment with your inner guidance.  

OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH

Strong in your ideals, you see the world through your lion eyes and there’s not much room for deviation. You’ve got clear moral standards, have a keen sense for right and wrong, and feel comfortable with your sense of self. You know exactly who you are; in fact, there’s a good chance you’ve had your life mapped out from an early age. 

These are wonderful spiritual gifts! But sometimes you may find it difficult to understand alternative approaches to life. If you ever find yourself uncomfortable when exposed to different lifestyles or beliefs, set your intention to practice acceptance. It’s ok to update and expand your views as you become more spiritually mature. This will help you to become an even stronger leader. 

Secondly, don’t be too hard on yourself, Leo! You take yourself quite seriously which is why you enjoy a great deal of success. But let yourself off the hook if you feel your efforts are going nowhere. It’s not often that you need to abandon a commitment, but honor your intuition if you feel it’s time to move on. 

 

Drawing of Leo Lion
Leo's zodiac symbol is the lion.

Leo Compatibility

BEST ROMANTIC MATCHES: Libra, Gemini, Aquarius, Aries, Saggitarius

Aligned with the Fire element, you’re a passionate soul who loves life. So, you’ll have fun playing with other fire signs, like Aries and Sagittarius. You may also enjoy the company of air signs, because they’re your opposite. Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius offer a nice balance to your warm blooded, emotional nature. Air people are ruled by logic and thinking, which nourishes your intellectual side. Air sign people will fan your inner flame! 

On the other hand, cautious, routine-loving Earth signs (like Capricorn, Virgo, and Taurus) may not give you the emotional warmth you need. While Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio can end up drenching your inner flame with their watery, emotional depth. 

But the truth is, if you’re both open to finding common ground, you can forge deeply enriching partnerships with any sign, as long as they have an overall optimistic outlook on life. You shine so brightly, Leo, that you can usually take your pick!   

Are you paired up with a Fire/Air sign, Leo? Share with a comment below! 

HOW TO ATTRACT A LEO

If you’re in search of ways to attract a Lion, here are some tips for you! First, while they truly appreciate close emotional bonds, Leos also need their freedom. So give them plenty of personal space so they don’t get cagey. Given space to breathe, Leo will generously make room for you in their life.   

Second, be sure to praise Leo for a job well done. They’re quite hard on themselves and will sincerely appreciate your acknowledgement of their abilities, especially if they go out of their way for you.  

And finally, only pursue Leo if your intentions are pure. They will not compromise their morals for the sake of fleeting passion. Leo keeps their crown straight at all times, and knows their worth. So if they sense you’re not on the straight and narrow, your lion will head for the hills.  

FRIENDS + FAMILY

At home, you are the king/queen of your castle, Leo. You have a commanding presence, with clear expectations about how others should treat you, and each other. Your lion energy has very little tolerance for injustice or bullying. The weaker members of your crew are always safe by your side!  

Leo, you make an excellent provider and give endlessly to the ones you love. In return, you expect their allegiance and cooperation. Those lion vibes come with a strong desire to have control over your surroundings. In fact, you’d likely choose to be alone, with the freedom to live life your own way, than yield to a partner who’s ideals clash with your own. You have a remarkably long fuse, but once your patience has been tried for the last time, you’re not afraid to weed out the troublemakers from your life to restore peaceful order. 

Leo Career and Life Purpose

While you’re equipped to head a department or even run a company, you’re also perfectly comfortable applying your leadership skills to your family. Either way, you will end up guiding other souls in some capacity throughout your life. 

Just as we look to the your ruling planet, the Sun, for direction in nature, we can look to your stellar example for guidance in our lives. You shine brightly without trying, and naturally create harmony among those around you. This skill is always in high demand! For these reasons, you’d be a great fit for human resources, spiritual leadership, teaching, or any profession that allows you to direct others along their path.   

A lover of order, you like everything in it’s place. So you’d make an excellent designer, space organizer, or event planner, too.

How have you put your Leo magic to work? Leave a comment below and tell me what you do! 

Leo's Tarot Card

Well of course Leo is represented by the Strength card in tarot! This is a perfect fit for your powerful lion energy, and the Angel Tarot by Radleigh Valentine even shows a wild cat on the card. The symbolism here is so powerful: this ordinary woman riding a tiger with the greatest of ease. Of course she hasn’t won him over with physical strength – she’s obviously no match for this beast. Instead, the tiger senses her pure intentions and simply offers her a lift. 

This is Leo magic in a nutshell: you naturally command respect, and expect good things to come to you (did you even realize you were doing that?). As a result, the universe will always show up to support you. 

Strength tarot card, which represents the Leo zodiac sign
Strength card from Radleigh Valentine's Angel Tarot Deck

Archangel Connected to Leo

Leo’s sign aligns with Archangel Raziel, whose name means ‘Secrets of God’. This is a perfect pairing, since the Leo zodiac sign is ruled by the 3rd eye chakra. He also comes through with rainbow energy – how perfect considering your planet is the Sun!

You can call on Raziel to help you with your intuitive connections. He can also help you release old emotional wounds. You’re a very loving soul and hurtful interactions with others really leave their mark on your heart. Call on Archangel Raziel whenever you need heart chakra healing.   

Best Crystals for Leo

  • Rose Quartz – will help with heart healing, and settle your energy to prepare for sleep 
  • Yellow Citrine – ushers in confidence and balances your solar plexus chakra 
  • Moonstone – helps you tap into your intuition for new ideas and inspiration 
  • Ruby – boosts motivation and opens the heart chakra.

Leo Chakra Healing

The Leo zodiac sign is ruled by the third eye chakra. All about intuition and creativity, this is your strongest chakra, the one you relate to most. But if you’re ever feeling disconnected from your natural abilities, give Crystal Visions a few pumps and inhale deeply. It will open your 3rd eye and help you feel more like yourself.

bottle of third eye chakra mist crystal visions
Crystal Visions 3rd eye chakra spray

In addition, you may want to give your solar plexus regular attention, Leo. It’s symbol is also the sun, and it’s your center for assertiveness, self-trust, and decision making. As a Leo, it’s part of your life purpose to develop your leadership skills as you move through life. When you need help summoning your personal power, give Power Pose chakra spray a try. It’s the perfect addition to Leo’s self-care practice.

woman holding bottle of power pose in front of flowers
Power Pose solar plexus chakra spray

Self-Care for Leo

Healthy Habits for Leo

  • Make time for rest  – Just like in the wild, lions exert  a lot of energy when they’re in action mode. You need your downtime, and if you can get it outdoors, all the better – lions love to bask in the sun.
  • Set time-based goals – All lions have a lazy streak! Break your goals down into smaller chunks to develop your time management skills.   
  • Practice psychic development – You’re a natural intuitive, and feel most like yourself when you’re strongly connected to Source. Keep this part of yourself active through meditation, or your favorite spiritual practice.

Affirmation for Leo:

It's safe to claim my power.

Leo Quotes

Here are some fun quotes by famous Leos, that really capture the essence of this royal sign.

“I am into having my hands in a bunch of different things. I am a Leo and I love to be active and creative.”

-Howie Dorough

“I have my own high standards for what I want in a partner and how I want to be treated. I bring a lot to the table. I’m not talking about material things but what I have to offer as a person – love and loyalty and all the things that make a good relationship.”

-Jennifer Lopez

“You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.” 

-Barack Obama August 4, 1061

“It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.”

-JK Rowling

“I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.”

-Madonna

Conclusion

Leo, you are a wonderful role model to the rest of us and we love your creative energy. Any kingdom will thrive under your watchful eye. Thanks for keeping the rest of us in line! 

Did you learn something new about yourself? Leave me a comment with your thoughts on my interpretation of the Leo Zodiac Sign.

XO,  Andrea

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