All About Leo: The Good, the Bad, and the Glamorous

Emmalea Russo

From Cosmopolitan

You already know: Every sign of the zodiac has personality qualities and archetypal traits associated with it. Let’s get into some vibes we often associate with Leo—the good, the bad, and the glamorous—shall we?

Pause for a quick disclaimer: Before reading on, please remember the first astrological commandment: *thou shalt not astroprofile* and know that literally any sign can have any personality quality. These are simply the ones most commonly associated with our Leo friends (those born July 22 to August 22). Also, the way that these qualities get expressed vary from person to person.

LEO AT THE OFFICE

As the Sun-ruled lion of the zodiac, Leo is the ruler of the jungle… and the office. Think about the Sun’s position in the sky—all the planets revolve around it as they receive its light. So, it tracks that Leos are famous for… well, being famous. Wherever they are, they *shine*. And when you’re on their team at the office, it can feel like the light of the sun is right on you when they offer attention. Your Leo coworker is fiercely loyal, always has your back, and is a pro at spotting natural talent—they’re a leader through and through. People naturally look to Leo for direction, energy, and warmth. The dark side of all this sunny generosity? Leo casts a big shadow and sometimes has to be reminded to move over so that others can have their turn in the spotlight.

LEO IN LOVE

Your Leo lover is 🔥🔥🔥. They’re a fixed fire sign, so we’re talking about a slow and steady fire that just keeps going (unlike fellow fire sign Aries, who is more in danger of burning out). For a Leo, romance, passion, and love (Leo rules the heart, BTW) are non-negotiable. Like the Sun that rules them, Leo is endlessly generous with their love and attention—and expects the same in return. The lion’s kingdom is filled with reverence and adoration. The danger of dating a Leo? They can be easily disappointed when their partners don’t live up to their expectations.

LEO WITH FRIENDS

When a Leo steps into the room, heads turn. Leos are known for their loyalty to those they care about, and your Leo friend will fiercely protect you and your whole crew. At its best, friendship with a Leo can feel like you’re seated on a throne, too. Whether at a large group hangout, an intimate dinner party, or a one-on-one coffee date, Leo brings the party. The beauty of a Leo friendship is that you’ll always feel important. Leos love to point out how famous, talented, brilliant, and beautiful their friends are. They’ll compliment you on your successes and support you through your failures. The dark side of a Leo friendship usually has something to do with their notorious stubbornness —it’s Leo’s way or the highway.


LEO BEHIND THE SCENES

Party hard, work hard, play hard, rest hard—Leo famously requires loads of energy. Checking in on a Leo at home can mean getting a glimpse into their need to recharge and relax in luxury. Leo, like the lion, generally does well living in groups as opposed to solo. If they’re not living with their partner, they’ll probably have a slew of roommates. In either situation, their pure Leo energy means they’ll typically take the role of house leader, with everyone in the pack syncing up to the king of the jungle. Even the shyest Leos have a hint of royal energy, and you’ll find bright gold, purple, and red in their decor as they waltz around in an Instagram-ready bathrobe.

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