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Leo Zodiac Sign: Dates, Personality Traits, and More

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Enter the Lion's Den: A Complete Guide to the Leo Zodiac Sign

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Know any Leos? Represented by the noble Lion, Leos are courageous, exuberant, and adventurous. Learn more about Leo zodiac sign personality traits and compatibility. 

The Zodiac Sign for Leo is symbolized by the lion, depicted with its mane and spine, in addition to two halves of a heart. Leos are known for their fierceness, which is quite fitting for the end of hot summer months.

What are the Leo Dates? When is Leo Season?

Leo is the fifth astrological sign of the zodiac. If you’re born between July 22 and August 22, then you are a Leo.

Leo Personality

As the leaders of the Zodiac, you have the ability to light up a room. It’s as if your ruling planet, the Sun, has entered when you walk into a space. Others can be counted upon to notice.

leo-36392_640_half_width.pngAs a young child, you may be shy. Your strong desire to be good at what you do may hold you back initially. When you feel threatened, you withdraw. Time and practice are your friends as you learn as you go

You have the gift of gab and can often be found at the center of a group of people. Knowing instinctively which topics are interesting, you weave your stories with daring and excitement. Your sense of adventure provides you with abundant material to keep your audiences enthralled.

Sometimes, Leos have strong opinions, but also it turns out that your statements are usually correct! Leos are highly intuitive and able to quickly analyze a situation and make a good call. Beneath your sometimes headstrong personality, you do have a loving, sensitive nature that they do not easily share with others. 

It’s critically important that your activities get noticed and you need pats on the back as much as you need air to breathe. It might be a good idea to let your friends and significant other know this. As a culture, we are not necessarily very good with acknowledgements but they are easy enough to do if asked.

You are also gifted with natural talents and abilities. Whether athletically, intellectually or emotionally, the path (or paths) where you find this ease should be followed enthusiastically. 

You strive to be the best at what you do. Second-best does not appeal to you. You do not like jobs that have no potential for advancement so it is best if you have a career.

You are adept at leadership and can inspire others to do their best, too. You may be able to come up with a business of your own utilizing your own abundant creativity. It’s important that you like what you do for a living as you feel that your life should mostly be fun.

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Leo Compatibility

Best matches for you: Aries. “When the Lion lies down with the Lamb” has biblical implications. You are quite similar but each have your own distinctive place. Sagittarius will take you to places you never even dreamed of going.

Good matches for you: Aries and Leo. Gemini and Libra. Their air feeds your fire and keeps you dancing.

Learn More About Each Zodiac Sign

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

About The Author

Celeste Longacre

Celeste is The Old Farmer's Almanac astrologer. She has also been growing virtually all of her family’s vegetables for the entire year for over 30 years. Read More from Celeste Longacre

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