LeoSymbol: The Lion
Ruling Planet: Sun
Ruling House: Fifth
Spirit Color: Gold
Lucky Gem: Carnelian
Flower: Sunflower & marigold
Top Love Matches: Libra
Key Traits: Proud, bold, ambitious
Motto: "If you know the way, go the way and show the way—you're a leader."
Classic (Famous) Leos: Barack Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mila Kunis, Daniel Radcliffe, J.K. Rowling, Chris Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence, Madonna
The Leo Lifestyle
For the Leo in Your Life
Best gifts: Designer shades, bling-y accessories, or exclusive gear that you have to special order. For Leo, it's all about labels, and the more recognizable (and Instagrammable), the better.
Best spa package: Lions purr for gel manicures and pedicures, which they consider just routine maintenance. For cutting-edge treatment, gift Leos with a crystal therapy light session; they love being in the know and checking out the newest or coolest treatments.
Best Cocktail: Martini straight up, three olives. Leos have a powerful retro side, and they appreciate anything that brings them back to a more elegant, glam, detail-oriented time in history.
How Leo Unwinds
While Lions can be go-go-go as the situation demands (all-nighters aren't unusual, either for work or pleasure), Leo prizes his or her downtime and loves lounging in bed, all day long (preferably on 1,000 thread count sheets). And beds aren't exclusively for sleeping-this sign considers eating in bed, watching Netflix, or scrolling through Instagram (either with a partner or a cuddle buddy next to them) to be the height of luxury. A Saturday spent in bed is never a wasted Saturday, according to Leo.
Leo's Social Life
A Lion loves being surrounded by friends, adulators, or even strangers who are about to become friends. Leos never shy away from RSVP'ing to a party without a plus one. They intrinsically know how to make friends and connect with people, and going to parties alone is a fun challenge to keep their friend-making skills razor sharp.
Leo's Favorite Season
Born in the middle of summer, Leos adore the long hours of daylight, and they revel in making sure that every single moment counts. This summertime animal loves waking up early to catch the first glimpse of daylight, and often stays outside until the sun goes down. Ruled by the sun, Leo depends on warm weather getaways during colder months. For heat-loving Lions, it's not an indulgence-it's a necessity.
The Best Vacations for Leo
Bling it on! This sign loves vacations where they can indulge on all levels, from food to hotels to shopping. Leos are equally enamored by trekking through a foreign city and relaxing on a favorite beach. Wherever they go, they never turn off those Leonine qualities: making friends, having fun, and commanding the spotlight. Even on a romantic getaway for two, there should be plenty of people nearby for conversations-for Leo, part of the fun of getting away is connecting with new friends.
Leo's Power Colors
Leo demands excellence in love, work, and life, and he or she always wants to be noticed. Not a wallflower, this sign dresses for success by ensuring all eyes will be on them. Leo's best colors are:
Gold: Like a Lion's glorious mane, a rich gold color also reminds Leos that they are the sun-everyone orbits around them.
Yellow: Slightly quieter than gold, yellow speaks to Leo's sunny, optimistic personality and also taps into this sign's generous, giving spirit.
Purple: The color of royalty and connected to the crown chakra, purple/violet reminds Leos of their higher purpose-they're loud and demand to be heard because they have something important to say.
Red: This fire sign is drawn to a high-intensity red, which can magnify their passions, whether it's a night on the town or a day in the boardroom arguing their beliefs.
These are the colors that Leo should avoid:
Brown and moss green: These earth-colored shades can anchor Leos and pull them down, rather than letting them move deftly from one project to another.
Blue: This color, affiliated with water, can put a damper on Leo's fiery spirit, and should be avoided.
Silver or gray: The color of the moon, silver and gray are both at odds with Leo's sun-seeking personality.