Whether they roar like a lion or purr like a kitten, Leos are all heart. As a Fire sign, they are passionate to the core and love to play. They can also be proud, stubborn, and childishly dramatic. But that’s just the beginning of what makes this sign tick. If you want to jump into the fire and capture the heart of a Leo, here are some things you need to know.
Heat of the Sun
Leo’s warm-hearted, gregarious nature is hard to resist. They’re ruled by the Sun, after all. With affection and respect, your Leo will shine like the sun, too, which in turn will ignite a bonfire in you. That’s because their inner light is contagious. It draws people into their sphere like planets revolving around the Sun. When Leo’s attention is focused on you, you’ll feel like the center of their universe.
The World’s Their Stage
Leo is a child at heart. This childlike energy makes them outstanding entertainers, whether it’s for an audience of one (you, of course!) or a stadium filled with fans. They require plenty of attention and will wilt like a parched flower if they don’t get enough of it. Mainly, Leo needs to be appreciated. You’ll keep your Leo happy if you openly (and regularly) express your appreciation and devotion.
Creativity is the force behind almost everything they do. In the bedroom, Leo’s creativity especially shines. They can be outrageously sexy (think Mae West), not to mention flirtatious. As you would expect, they are generous lovers who take pride in their ability to give pleasure, and expect the same attention in return. Treat your Leo like royalty and they will reward you with a profusion of passion.
Force of Nature
Leo’s willpower fuels their strength. They can move mountains to achieve a goal they set their heart on. What’s more, the combination of will and charisma makes them natural leaders. Your challenge is to know when to follow your Leo and when to suggest doing things your way.
On that note, being yourself is important, because although Leo likes to be in charge, they need a partner who is strong enough to deal with (and relate to) their fiery nature. They’ll lose interest in someone who complies with their every whim. So if you hold the heart of a Leo, you’ll need the courage to express your individuality.
The Lion’s Dark Side
Does this generous, charming, creative sign have a weakness? Yes. In a word, it’s pride. Leo has a difficult time with failure. Criticism, disrespect, and indifference from someone they love will bring out their dark side as well, which can take the form of an explosion (remember their fondness for drama) or sulkiness. The point is, Leo often needs to learn detachment when someone hurts their pride, so their self-esteem stays intact. You may feel as if you’re performing a balancing act when confronting their ego, but if you can come from the heart during relationship challenges, you’ll enjoy the love of your loyal Leo for a long time to come.