Leo sun at a glance

  • Leo: Fixed Fire 
  • Sign: Lion
  • Ruler: Sun
  • Natural Sign of the 5th House
  • Positive Expression: Lively, Confident, Obstinate, Colorful, Warm, Intelligent
  • Negative Expression: Dominating, Loud, Egoistic, Arrogant

A deeper look at LEO

Your Sun Sign describes the center of your personality, what motivates and drives you, and who you are learning to become

Leo is the Fixed Fire sign of the Zodiac, symbolized by the lion and ruled by the sun itself. Leos can be gifted with outgoing qualities such as radiance, confidence, and energy. The Sun is at the center of the solar system and so, too, Leos are often the center of their social circles. An evolved Leo is a wise benevolent King who cares and provides for his tribe. An un-evolved Leo is the spoiled King who keeps everything for himself while his kingdom starves.

Fire signs are passionate, aggressive, never apologetic, and they use their drive to make shit happen. They believe they were born for greatness—and they’re not wrong. Fire cannot be contained, so these signs are often found taking the lead in a group, or off doing their own thing.

In astrology, fixed signs are associated with stabilization, determination, depth, and persistence, but you need to be mindful not to become inflexible, rigid, stubborn, opinionated and single-minded.

People with their Sun in Leo are blessed with many talents and qualities and can’t stand it when life is dull. Leos need to keep their minds and bodies active, they tend to be natural multi-taskers, and like to be productive. Generally people with their Sun in Leo are natural leaders and people gravitate towards them as such.

You are likely to be a highly creative and self-expressive individual, and when you take the time to understand and develop your capacities before expecting others to recognize and approve of them, you will learn to appreciate yourself. Then you can step out into the limelight when the moment requires without simultaneously demanding attention, recognition, and applause.

This sign can swing wildly from its shadow and light qualities. When in its highest form, Leo is benevolent and a everyone benefits from knowing them. In their worst form, they can be an abusive tyrant.

At their best, Leos lead with generosity, warmth, and strength. They are learning what it means to be confident, and encourage others to be the best that they can be. Over time, Leos must learn to accept this role with humility and good grace.

When failing to operate from the highest ideals and motivations, Leos can become ruthless despots and manic “drama queens”.

If you were born under the sign of Leo, your task here on Earth is to shine.

You are likely to be gifted with qualities such as confidence, warmth, good humor and a generosity of spirit that make you easy to be around.

Because of your innate sense of being at the center of everything, you are ideally suited to organizing others and taking charge. Yet stepping into this role as the central organizing principle within others’ lives, requires you to confront, and eventually vanquish, the deeper insecurities that you carry inside. All this will come naturally to you in time, greatly assisted by your sunny disposition and effortlessly radiant charm.

Key points

  • If you do not feel much like your Sun Sign, then consider – Are giving yourself permission to be who you truly need to be?
  • Leo is a sign that must be careful of its expression, as it can vary wildly depending on motivation.
  • Leos are natural leaders and need a “domain” to rule.
  • Ruled by the sun, the sun is your identity. It is the essence that you shine out into the world. It represents the vital force that drives you to seek the highest expression of your true self. Leos, more than any other sign, is asked to seek their highest expression.
  • Leo also governs the heart, and Leos are renowned for their stability, loyalty, and consistency.


  • Parts of the physical body ruled by Leo: Heart, Sides, Upper Back
  • Related Crystals: Ruby, Diamond, Cat’s Eye, Gold, Chrysolite, all soft yellow minerals
  • Essential oils & herbs: Eucalyptus Oil, Anise, Chamomile, Daffodil, Eye Bright, Fennel, Lavender, Yellow Lily, Marigold, Parsley
  • Keywords: Creativity, Love, Warmth, Self-Expression, Leadership


Any planet you have in Leo will use this energy as their lens. For instance, if you have Mars in Leo, all your Mars aspects will be filtered by Leo energy.

As planets move through Leo, they filter that energy into the collective.

Learning what Leo energy is, will help you better understand astrology on the whole to better navigate your life in the best energies.