Leo: July 22 - August 22

Leo Personality

The Leo personality is a charismatic, proud, and powerful force to be reckoned with. They are natural-born leaders with a flair for the dramatic who never do anything by halves. Ruled by the fiery Sun, Leos can't help but shine and be the larger than life people that they were so obviously born to be.

A Leo out there in the world enters every space with a splash.

Even those who only meet or interact with a Leo native briefly are likely to say that they've never met anyone quite like them. Likeable and outgoing, Leos are natural entertainers and ardent philanthropists.

Their generosity knows no bounds. However, they need and expect to get back just as much love and admiration as they lavish upon others. Leos are both confident and fragile at the same time in this regard.

The Fifth House of Childhood and Self-Expression

Leo rules the fifth heavenly house, that which governs enjoyment and childlike enthusiasm of all kinds. We see this influence manifest itself in the way the typical Leo personality approaches life with incredible gusto and exuberance.

Since the fifth house is also strongly associated with children and childhood itself, it is quite common for those born under the sign of Leo to retain the sense of wonder and energy that they once had as children throughout the whole of their lives.

This house is also strongly associated with creativity, as artistic creations are considered by astrologers to be akin to offspring in many ways. Leos are very creative souls who almost always embrace the arts in one way or another throughout their lifetimes.

Some Leos may paint or write, but since they're so drawn to the spotlight, it's far more common to see them turn to the stage and become dancers, musicians, or actors instead.

Fire: The Passionate Spark at Its Finest

Leo is one of three zodiac signs ruled by the ultra-intense element of fire. Astrologically speaking, fire represents passion, drive, and the creative spark at its most elemental. It burns intensely and eternally. It is a force to be reckoned with and respected no matter what.

What better image could there possibly be to illustrate a Leo's seemingly endless stores of energy and their boundless joie de vive? Leos are not only energetic almost beyond reason, but they are optimistic, creative, and full to the brim with ideas as well.

We can further see the influence of fire in the way the leo personality brings warmth and light to the world with their natural penchant for altruism. These are generous folks who would give the shirt off their backs to help someone in need. They are also all about being fair and just in every way under the sun.

The leo personality dictates that they would sooner die than go back on their word or knowingly give a friend or colleague the short end of the stick.

The Sun: Planet of Will and Leadership

The Sun is the center of our solar system, as well as the giver of all life and power. It brings the powers of leadership, light, strength, and warmth to our lives. Leo natives embody and radiate these same qualities to all that they touch in much the same way.

Just as the sun facilitates life on earth with its life-giving rays, so does the leo personality long to create, nurture, and guide the many around them who instinctively look to them for leadership.