What are the Personality Characteristics Associated with the Astrological Sign Leo?

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In astrology, Leo refers to those born 24 July through 23 August, and is the fifth sign of the Zodiac. A Fixed Fire sign, Leo is ideological, determined, and has a strong identity. Typical Leos are loving and generous and usually the first to see the good in others. However, Leos should be careful where they place their loyalties.

Leo is ruled by the Sun, which is considered the most important planet in the Zodiac. The Sun is associated with the self, with wealth and success, as well as with poverty and failure. Leo, more than any other sign, is the most likely to make and lose fortunes.

Many Leos are gifted and excel at many things. They are both intelligent and creative. Some may find Leos bossy know-it-alls at times, but Leos are so generous and loving that it is often difficult to stay annoyed with them for long. They are famous for wining and dining their mate extravagantly. Classic Leos love to be the center of attention and are both dramatic and confident.

The symbol for Leo is the Lion. Like the Lion, Leos are powerful and regal. They are often extroverts who love passionately. Most Leos are good providers as they are able to excel in many different occupations.


Leos can rise to the top, or sink to the bottom, of any organization. They are seldom middle-of-the-road at anything. Leo is especially associated with the field of public relations, which is a good choice for the creative, brainy, 'gift of gab' Leo. Leos are also often brilliant at science, media, publishing, and the arts.

The colors associated with fiery Leo are gold and orange. The Leo metal is gold. Leo rules the heart and the spine. Keywords for the Leo personality are loving, gifted, confident, and dramatic.

The other fire signs, Sagittarius and Aries, are the most compatible with Leo. Like Leo, Sagittarius and Aries personalities tend to be 'larger than life' and have a strong sense of adventure. Gemini, Libra, Virgo, Cancer, and another Leo are also quite compatible with Leo. Scorpio, Pisces, Aquarius and Capricorn are the least compatible with Leo unless there are other, more compatible aspects in these charts. Famous Leos include Madonna, Andy Warhol, Lucille Ball, Mick Jagger, and Danny Bonaduce.


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Post 3

Are leos really the most brainy,confident and exuberant chaps? Wow! I am so fascinated. leos are real kings.

Post 2

Interesting, Bestcity! Leos usually top many lists I've read, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised! Thanks for the great comment.

Post 1

Apparently Leos are great drivers. In an analysis of accidents and traffic tickets of 100,000 drivers by their astrological sings, Leos turned out to be the best. They are generous and optimistic. As drivers they like to shine, be noticed and respected for it.

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