The symbol of Leo is the Lion and this is reminiscent of their guarding, protecting side with a strong sense of dignity and inner strength; moreover, they tend to see things in a grand way. Leo’s sense of destiny is the driving force behind their achievements, but they can set high standards for themselves and expect others to emulate them.This combination is inclined to be proud, and they need to be noticed and make an impact on the environment. Similarly, they need recognition, acknowledgment and praise from others. Furthermore, they may become compulsive in their need for attention and power and seek security in the ‘limelight'.
When the Moon is placed in the sign of Leo there is a strong sense of individuality with this position and if their demands for attention are ignored, they feel wounded; the individual is also jealous and sensitive to criticism. More usually though, they appear confident, self-assured and forceful, and they are determined to make a definite impression on others. It is important for this sign to be recognised and it is difficult for these people to be detached. Everything is taken as personal praise or insult, but there is natural sincerity, loyalty, warmth and generosity, that will usually draw a positive response from others.
Commonly they are optimistic, cheerful and sunny, and not much dampens their spirit. Leo possesses natural leadership qualities, and they always do things with a natural flair and showmanship. These people are often naturally artistic or interested in drama and the theatre. Some will have a natural rapport with children and will enjoy entertaining them. Not surprisingly, they can be childlike, self-expressive, and fun, too.
Often the individual has a fiery temperament and straightforward honesty. Furthermore, they encourage others to get in touch with their creative and artistic side. The individual loves romance, passion and plenty of colour in their lives. At times they can be stubborn, bossy dogmatic and unbending, with an air of superiority about them. This person has a sense of their own importance and won’t do jobs that they consider to be beneath them Still, there is true generosity that is heartfelt, and they don’t ’give’ to receive, but need to know that their gifts are appreciated.