Leo profile

Everything about Leo

Leo birthdays

You're a Leo if you were born between July 23rd and August 22nd (these dates can vary slightly each year)

Leo personality

My complete guide to the Leo man and Leo woman with common questions and answers.

Articles describing Leo compatibility with each of the other sun signs, with forums to share reader experiences.

Read about the common problems and challenges when starting a relationship on my Leo seduction page, with forums to share reader experiences and advice.

What are the most common Leo traits?

My list of the Top 400 Famous Leo celebrities and historical figures.

Leo lovers: What to expect from your Leo in love

Common features of Leo relationships

Share Leo gift ideas on the Leo man gifts and Leo woman gifts pages.

Leo zodiac

Leo zodiac symbol: Leo the lion
Leo zodiac: Leo zodiac
Leo tattoo: Leo tattoo

Leo astrology

Ruling planet: Sun
Zodiac element: Fire
Zodiac quality: Fixed
Rules: 5th house
Polarity: Positive

Birthstone: Onyx - Carnelian, Sardonyx, Golden Topaz, Tourmaline (these birthstones really have nothing to do with astrology. They're established by jewelers, and competing jewelers sometimes use different systems)

Leo is a Fire sign

People of Fire signs tend to be outgoing, energetic, passionate, adventurous, direct and ambitious. They typically don't mind taking the occasional risk to get ahead. They usually enjoy living for the moment and prefer romance to be fun and exciting. Compared to other elements they tend to be slightly more aggressive and confrontational.

The fire signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
The earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
The air signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
The water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Leo is a Positive sign

People of positive signs tend to be extrovert, confident and optimistic (when compared to people of negative signs). They typically relate better to people of other positive signs (though their soulmates are typically of negative signs).

The positive signs: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius
The negative signs: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces

Leo is a Fixed sign

People of fixed signs are known for their determination, deep thoughts and persistence. They tend to achieve more than the other (cardinal or mutable) signs due to being so willful. On the negative side they can be stubborn, opinionated and inflexible.

The cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn
The fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius
The mutable signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces

Leo is ruled by the Sun

The sun is a star at the center of our solar system. Literally all life and energy as we know it comes directly or indirectly from it. In astrology it represents our will, reason to live, and the things we find enjoyable. Conceptually it represents, vitality, power, self expression, playfulness and ego.

Leo is associated with the 5th house

The 5th house symbolizes childhood and child like activity (basically all the fun stuff such as pleasure, passion, enjoyment and play) how you like to have fun, what you like to express outwardly, what you like to show off, what you are proud of, what you create (yes, specifically including children!) Conceptually the 5th house represents fun, partying, play, gambling, drama, games, enjoyment.

Are you really a Leo?

If you were born on the first or last day of Leo then it's worth noting that the signs do not neatly correspond to calendar days. You may wish to check out the articles on the Cancer Leo cusp or Leo Virgo cusp.

Leo compatibility

For details of the most common pros and cons of relationships with each of the other signs I have a separate index of articles on Leo compatibility

Leo and Aries compatibility
Leo and Taurus compatibility
Leo and Gemini compatibility
Leo and Cancer compatibility
Leo and Leo compatibility
Leo and Virgo compatibility
Leo and Libra compatibility
Leo and Scorpio compatibility
Leo and Sagittarius compatibility
Leo and Capricorn compatibility
Leo and Aquarius compatibility
Leo and Pisces compatibility