Leo is the Fixed Fire sign of the zodiac, with the sign of the Lion. Leos know how to put on a show. They know what the big picture looks like, and what you need to get there. Leo sees the way small details and big pictures are related, but they’re not always willing or able to get the small details in order. This makes them awesome delegators and great project leaders. They know when it’s time to hand over the task to an expert, and when that expert is themselves.
Leos are generous. They like to give to the people around them. They know the best thing you can give is love and time, which makes them popular in social circles. Leos genuinely love many people. Leos know the real meaning of unconditional love. Leos are kind and compassionate in the moment and know how to make you feel seen and heard when their attention is focused on you. They are attracted to big social groups and high ideals, though. They want to be a part of the biggest and brightest movement.
Leos make excellent leaders and public figures because they are generally cool in the spotlight. They know what to say to make everyone feel welcome, and what to say to make themselves look good in the moment. Leos can talk their way out of any awkward situation and know how to work a room. They also know how to present an idea with punchy words, and often make excellent public speakers.
The downside to all this public power is pride. Leos are not easily hurt unless their ego is involved. The average Leo has an ego twice the size of their circle of friends, which may be rather large! Practising humility, and giving because it’s the right thing to do, and not just because it makes you look good are vital steps for keeping that lion-sized ego in check. Having a higher cause to be devoted to keeps the Leo ego in service to the greater good. Leo really wants to do the right thing, but they want to feel included and needed. The Leo ego and pride is a disguise for wanting to feel useful. They are painfully aware of the ways that they are not the best. For Leo, asking for praise from the person that really matters will take care of your need to be seen.