People born between 23rd July and 22nd August (Wikipedia) are born under the sign of Leo. It is the fifth sign of the zodiac cycle. The symbol of this star sign is the lion, reflecting its power, strength and nobility. Leo are big-hearted with glowing warmth and generosity. This zodiac sign is know for its self-confidence, ambition and positive thinking. Leo is tend to be dominant as they enjoy being in the center of attention and spotlight which is why many of them make a career in the performing arts. The typical Leo is generous, loyal, and fun to be around and thus they are wonderful friends and lovers.

With the help of astrology we can understand ourselves and people around us better. Read on to learn more about the common traits of the Leo and leave a comment about how accurate these traits you find.

Brave-hearted and Warm

Leo are often admired for their kindnessempathy and helpful nature. They don’t have problems showing their warm and affectionate side to people. They try to make the world a better place to live in and they want to do something useful with their lives. Injustice makes Leo act immediately and they are restless until justice has been re-established. Leo might be considered to be self-centered, but if someone is in trouble he is the first one to help.

Confident and Positive

People born under this zodiac sign are courageous and optimistic. The word self-doubt is not part of a Leo’s dictionary. Because of their outstanding ability to get along with people they work best in a group. Their diplomatic and cheerful personality and the respect they treat others with make them enthusiastic and inspiring leaders.

Ambitious and Determined

Leo is definitely not the sign who needs support and advice with life directions. Determined and ambitious, most Leo know exactly what they want from life, in general and with their strong-willed, energetic personality they are likely accomplish their goals.

Interested and Intellectual

Leo is interested in many things in life and genuinely interested in other people. Not in gossips and not in an inquisitive way though. Leo loves to debate and wants to know how other people think, how they form their opinions. Intellectual conversations about politics and ideology is what a Leo is looking for and partners to share his passion with.


There isn’t many other zodiac signs, more devoted and loyal companion and friend than Leo. They will hold on to situations and people for a very long time before they give up. In partnership, they demand loyalty and admiration. A Leo friend will cherish and protect the friendship forever.

Positive and Passionate

The element of Leo is Fire. With their contagious passion they can inspire and motivate everyone to join their latest cause. Leo can spread the positive vibes around and don’t get easily discouraged by setbacks. People born under this sign typically see the glass half-full rather than half-empty.

Energetic and Persistent

Since they are ruled by Sun, the source of infinite energy, the Leo are very energetic individuals, driven to success. Leo can never accept defeat and will continue fighting until the triumph. They don’t simply want to achieve their goals, they want to exceed expectations and to be the best in no matter what project they are involved.


The Leo is one of the most dominant signs of the zodiac, if not the most. They have a strong character and they are independent. They like to be in control of situations, leading the group and expect people to follow them. This characteristic may not go down well with everyone especially if a Leo becomes possessive.


The personality of a Leo has many positive as well as some negative traits. Arrogance is the latter. Leo-born tend to be self-centered, driven by the desire to be loved and admired. They love to make their presence known and enjoy being in the spotlight. Many of them make a career in the performing arts. They like to be the best and also to have the best of everything, mostly material things. It is not hopeless, Leo can learn to temper the “all about me” syndrome.


People often get inspired and amazed by the creativity of Leo-born. It is one of their great strengths that affects almost all spheres of their lives. They are fun to work with as they are able to make a difference in the workplace. Combined with their confidence, ambition and positive thinking they are real assets at the workplace.

NoteDepending on which source you consult, you are going to find discrepancies in star sign dates. If you were born around the first or the last days of a particular zodiac sign you probably will have noticed that different publications tend to give slightly different dates for when each of the zodiac signs start and finish. Since astrology is a complex science there is a whole lot of scientific explanation for this. We don’t want to go into details. However the important fact is that if you were born on these transition zones called the ‘cusps’ you’ll feel the influence from both zodiac signs. Click here to learn how each cusp is different.