The minute you saw him, you knew you just had to have the Leo Man! Something about him drew you like a magnet to him. It was as if he was a shining beacon of light for you to follow.
It might have been his wild mane of hair. You knew you were just you are dying to run your fingers through it, right? Yup, you’ve got it bad for a Leo Man, and you are all caught up in his animal magnetism!
The Leo Man
His Traits In Love, Dating, & Life
Leo Men are so obviously Leos. They are the confident kings in the social setting. They are the leaders in the community and always demanding the best of everything.
If you’ve got the hots for a Leo Man, it really is no surprise, because so many are! One thing’s for sure, your heart skipped a beat (or two… or three!) Okay, let’s face it; you damn near passed out when you met and when he first spoke!
Think you’ve got what it takes to tame this fiery King of the Jungle? It takes a real Queen to keep this king happy! The Leo Man wants you to entertain them. You’ll never want to leave him bored or wanting!
Leo Man Table of Contents
- Leo Man
- In Love & In Bed
- Traits, Personality, Characteristics
- How to Attract a Leo Man
- Dating a Leo Man
- Best Gifts
- Facts, Mythology, & Metaphysics
- Back to all Zodiac Signs
Leo Men are ruled by the Sun, and this means they can be the most amiable, highly intelligent (as the Sun has a view of all) human beings. He acts in ways that fill him with happiness: This means he loves good company and to socialize. Compassions and affection are two key factors the Leo Man derives from the Sun’s influence. You’ll find he likes warmer environments as well. The Sun’s influence makes the Leo Man energetic and ambitious. He’ll be most energetic during daylight hours.
Leo Man In Love & In Bed
(Venus in Leo)
The Leo Man in love and in bed demands the attentiveness of his partner. Just like he enjoys the limelight when he’s in social situations, he’ll appreciate being the center of attention in bed too. For the most part, the Sun rules Leo, you find a Leo partner one who is warm, compassionate, tender, and nurturing. He enjoys all the pleasures sexual interaction brings and doesn’t hesitate, in his transparency, to make his desires known.
A Leo Man will, like a giant cat, bask in the warm, compassionate vibes and linger in bed long after love-making. He enjoys the warmth of a good cuddle and is skilled at pillow talk, both before and after sex. The same charm he uses to woo you into the bedroom remains while between the sheets. The first few love-making sessions are something you’ll find warm and inviting. Once you open up to the Leo male, then things can get a lot hotter.
But, the Leo Man can also have a warrior-like nature in and out of the bedroom, where he sees his lover as another conquest. If he remains desirous for more action than a single partner can provide, he’ll move onto the next conquest for fulfillment. Like a king conquering one land after another, or a lion joining with more than one lioness in a pride, the Leo Man may stray and have difficulty with commitment. The Leo Men who have had their fill of sexual experimentation in their youth, he often matures enough to remain true to his chosen queen later in life.
Behind closed doors, a Leo can be loving and intimate, but it is all too easy for them to get too comfortable. You’ll have to demand his attentiveness from time to time just to ensure you aren’t put on a shelf. He doesn’t mean to do it, but he loves being pampered so much he gets all caught up in the feel-good sensation! The Sun as his ruling planet makes a Leo Man a visual creature, so fancy lingerie, and nighties will appeal. Oh, and he’ll turn up the kink factor with a mirror or two in the room.
Leo Man Traits, Personality, Characteristics
Leos are all about being the leading personality in the room, but this doesn’t make them snobbish or difficult to approach. Quite to the contrary, Leo’s love for socialization makes him a creature who loves being entertained. He also enjoys being with people.
Those who know him will rave about his spectacular sense of humor. After all, the Leo Man loves laughing it up with friends and family. Leos are excellent friends who are strong and supportive. You’ll find your Leo Man is one who is persistent, persuasive, and. Moreover, he’s idealistic, smart, and eco-friendly. Go-getters in every sense of the word, some of us are hard-pressed to keep up with Leo’s fast-paced, energetic ways!
While Leo is certainly a mesmerizing character to behold, just as any wild animal has a wild and untamed side, this is also true of the Leo. When Leo doesn’t temper his behavior with empathy for others or for the sheer purpose of remaining kind, he can be pushy and arrogant. Sometimes he may convey his ideas as being the only acceptable ones.
He can, like Gemini, go to extremes. When this happens, the Lion loses his otherwise regal ways. He becomes someone who might steal and lie, or he might demand more attention than he deserves.
Hearth & Home
Certainly, just about any home will fall short of the intricately designed palaces of yesteryear. But, the Leo Man still treats his home as a kingdom. Everyone has a role within the kingdom as well. Leos expect everyone in the household to make the environment orderly and efficient. Leos have a fantastic taste for shortcuts. This creature loves gold colors and accents, but not in a gaudy sense. Oh no… this King’s house is regal in every regard. Even the landscaping must be flawless. Oh, and don’t be at all surprised about a couple of fireplaces inside the home. In fact, there’s apt to be more than one fire pit outdoors! This Sun-ruled creature loves curling up and relaxing near a warm and blazing fire.
Health & Well-Being
The Sun Sign of Leo rules over the heart and circulatory processes. For example, the sign rules the inferior vena cava, superior vena cava, aorta, and arteries. But, it also influences the spleen, liver, spinal cord, and the metabolic processes. With all the latter under Leo’s Rulership, these creatures are more likely to develop issues with blood clots, hypertension, and heart palpitations.
Later in life, there is greater potential for cardiovascular difficulties. Leos are also prone to experiencing some liver problems as well as problems with vision.
Career & Finance
As a King, Leos are all about money management, finance, and controlling the almighty dollar. He knows how to attend to the smallest details when it comes to his cash (gold!). On the job, they are the best bosses. The Leo Man can lead a team of employees with what seems like little effort on his part. It is as if those he manages have a sincere willingness to be led, and this might have a lot to do with his l charismatic nature.
Since Leos love the lavish life, they strive to make a lot of money. Opulence is the charioteer behind Leo’s drive for money. What’s nice about Leos however, is that greed does not drive them as they do so love to share. Leo Men are quite charitable when they desire.
A word of caution, however; Leos, are excellent in a position where they lead, but not so well in positions where they must follow. In other words, a Leo doesn’t fair well if on the bottom of the totem pole. Let’s face it; It is difficult for a king to take direction from anyone.
How to Attract a Leo Man
Leo Men tend to attract a lot of women, so if you are on the chase for a hot-looking Leo, keep in mind the other lionesses that are close at your heels! You’ll have to shine if you want the kingly Leo to take notice. How is this accomplished? By standing out from the rest of the pride.
Be proud to be who you are and let your confidence serve as a beacon for this attractive creature to catch sight of you. Leos love having a good time so if you are having fun and you’ve got an incredible sense of humor, you’re bound to appeal to the Leo Man!
Oh, and by the way, as you are entertaining your soon-to-be-Leo Man, don’t forget to take a break here or there just to flatter him… ah… yes, stroking the ego is highly necessary if you want to land this lion!
Make him the absolute center of your attention, so much, so he feels like he is the center of all that exists (think Heliocentric universe and Galileo as the Sun is this man’s ruling planet) and you gain enough gravitational pull to have him caught up in your orbit so he’s circling you! Flash that beautiful smile of yours and melt his heart… now you’ve got him but good!
Dating a Leo Man
Leo Men love to be entertained and love to entertain as well. Those who are playful, fun, humorous, and ready for a great time are the kind of people that appeal to a Leo male. The Leo male is charismatic and loves attending parties, socializing, and they also love creative activities, the arts, drawing, and an outlet where they can really shine! Some Leo Men excel in sports as well, and they make great bodybuilders, football players, baseball players, and basketball players.
Leos like high energy people and those who are introverted, angry, depressed, or that give off bad vibes are an irritation to the confident, radiant, and shining Leo personality. The Leo Man loves companionship (remember lions are part of a pride), and they do not like being either shunned, ignored, or left alone.
Think of the lion’s mane and the pride he takes in caring for himself, and know that Leo’s love all the attention and if there is a spotlight to be had, he wants it. If anyone else takes the spotlight away, it proves a sore spot for the Leo Man. Leo’s also love having the best of all things… This means that they cannot stand hand-me-downs, second-hand items, or used things. While it may seem snobbish in a way, Leo’s are finicky and demand their belongings always be new. If something is outmoded in any way, Leo wants the next upgrade and won’t do with less.
Best Match for the Leo Man
Friends and Family
Leo Men are the considered the Kings of the Astrological Zodiac, but this does not make them condescending or authoritarian in any way. In fact, Leos love to have a great time and enjoy making others happy as well.
If you have picked a Leo Man as your life partner, then know you have a friend, confidante, and lover you can trust. A Leo Man is someone you can rely on. If you are lucky enough to have a Leo Man as a father, you’ll find him a pillar of strength you can turn to throughout your life.
Just being a friend with a Leo means you are chosen… A Leo doesn’t just settle for being friends with just anyone. You must light up his life and lift his spirits. A Leo will not hang out with a stick in the mud, sore losers, spoilsports, or those who just don’t seem to enjoy life.
A Leo craves a happy environment and will pull out all the stops to keep the atmosphere light and free. And as a king would have it, he will expect your loyalty… fall short of that, and you are easily exiled from his kingdom! Remain loyal, and you will come to know the king rewards his friends and family for it.
Even as a child the Leo male attempts to strive for the best achievements and seeks out recognition in any way possible. With doting parents willing to recognize such achievements, the young male will not go far. If, however, the Leo male child does not get the encouragement he craves, his steely anger can rear its head. A poor childhood can result in rebellious behavior stemming from anger issues.
Even in his youth, a Leo male child might feel he is meant for greatness. Seeking fame may be something he considers early on in his life. Indeed, Leos tend to excel in film and theater roles, but some also excel in sports like football, tennis, and golf.
The most favorable signs that prove compatible with the Leo are Sagittarius and Aries. With action-craving Aries, you’ll find Leo more than satisfied since the female of his choosing will be able to keep pace.
The Aries and Leo combo work well together, and both love being entertained. The only time they clash is when it comes to attention seeking as both love being the center of attention. However, nothing tops a relationship like a Leo and Sagittarius combination. Leo loves to laugh as the Sagittarius woman jokes. It is her rich sense of humor that will keep him wanting more.
Libras and Geminis combine with Leo well too. Libra helps to keep Leo looking at the world with a more objective perspective. Geminis extremes certainly keep Leo hopping, and seeing Leo is a fire element, and both Gemini and Libra are Air elements, it proves an excellent combination whereas air feeds fire.
Quite to the contrary, you can’t put two fiery Leo’s together for it is as if you have two Kings trying to run a single kingdom. In a Leo/Leo relationship you’re just looking for trouble, as one attention-seeking Leo tries to outshine the other again and again. Therefore, Leos have a hard time getting along in romantic relationships with those born under the Sun Sign of Scorpio or Taurus.
First, Scorpios are controlling and unwilling to bend, even just a little, and so it will be a constant fight for the role of the dominant one in the relationship. Taurus likes to be a bit lackadaisical, and as a homebody, doesn’t always enjoy running and looking for the next great source of entertainment. Then a Taurus and a Lion in the ring when things go awry and… oh… my… goodness, you’ve got a problem on your hands. Moody Pisces may not have all the good vibes a Leo constantly seeks, so this relationship is also not among the most ideal for the kingly Leo Man.
Astrology & Zodiac Gifts
Leos love gifts. But, they love the act of receiving them more than opening them. Never just present a Leo with a card, absent of an envelope, sporting a few mere printed words of well-wishes… while your heart is likely in the right place, Leos might take such action as putting too little effort into something that is really all important to them.
That’s right… Your Leo Man is a true king at heart and therefore demands nothing short of the best and therefore demands all the pomp and circumstance that comes with gift giving! Attractive wrappings, big giant bows, a handwritten tag, ribbons a flying everywhere, and hey, top it off with a balloon or two… after all, how often do we get to receive gifts! They should always be special, right?
Now, what’s inside the box counts too, and again, think (Heliocentric) as this Sun-child-grown-man will want something that is personalized to meet his tastes. Whatever you give him, make sure it is something posh, promising luxury, or promising lasting comfort.
Clothing should be brightly colored, and if you are going for jewelry, then go for the gold! And when it comes to Leos, the Bling is definitely in! Mix golds with gemstones of a fiery source, like garnets, yellow diamonds, citrines, and a bit of topaz or smoky quartz too. Have the pieces engraved with your Leo Man’s initials and wallah… you have that one-of-a-kind piece the Leo craves!
Facts, Mythology, & Metaphysics
Some scholars suggest a connection between Leo the Lion and the Greek Nemean Lion: A beast that was among the 12 Labors of the demigod Hercules. The Nemean was a creature far stronger than the average lion, with a skin that was impervious to wood, stone, or metal. Of course, this left the hero Hercules with only one thing he could do… to take it down using mere muscle! Of course, after conquering the beast, he wore his skin as a cloak.
Other scholars argue that Leo is related to the story of Pyramus and Thisbe by the poet Ovid: A tale not at all unlike that of Romeo and Juliet. However, in the retelling of the tale, it is a lioness who scares the future bride off from the secret meeting place where she was to meet her future groom… not a lion.
Within the Tarot, the Lion is depicted on the Strength Card (in the Rider-Waite Deck), where a woman is taming the lion: An image suggesting how calm control is the true strength in the face of brute strength (and how appropriate given the present topic of the willful Leo the Lion under discussion!).
The Strength Card, which is numbered 11 in other decks, is numbered VIII in the Rider-Waite system, with the change being made so the deck aligned with the appropriate astronomical calculations of the Golden Dawn: Thus, the Strength Card, and by proxy the sign of Leo, resonate with the numbers 8 and 11. The Sun card in the Rider-Waite Tarot is also linked to Leo and the month of July; it is a card signifying illumination, growth, nurturing, and the continuation of all life. With the Sun card numbered 19, this also associates the sign of Leo with the numbers 10 (for completion of a cycle), and 1 (1 + 0 = 1) for new beginnings following a cycle’s completion.
In relation to the chakra system, Leo is associated with the sacral chakra. The good news for a Leo seeking woman is that the Sacral Chakra is an energy wheel located just above the root chakra: It is the energy source directed and seeking enjoyment and pleasure! The second chakra is all about sensuality, pleasure, intimacy, and connection!
Leo Dates: July 23 – August 22
Symbol: The Lion
Glyph Meaning: The glyph is intended to represent the lion’s mane, although some suggest it looks more like a body and tail.
Sanskrit: Siṃha, meaning “Lion.”
Key Phrase: “I will.”
Anatomical Rulership: Heart and spinal column. Leo is also linked to circulatory processes, the aorta, heart, spleen, and upper back.
Animals: Lions, cats, wolf
Dream Archetype: King
Balancing Quality: Humility
Bird: Peacock and Eagle
Celtic Tree of the Month: The Holly Tree (July 8 – August 4) and The Hazel Tree (August 5 – September 1)
Meaning of the Celtic Tree: The Ruler and The All Knowing
Chakra: Manpura,the Sacral Chakra
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Monkey
Love Compatibility: Sagittarius, Gemini, Libra, and Capricorn
Detriment: Saturn (archaic), Uranus (current)
Planet’s Exaltation: Pluto
Feminine Deities: Aurora, Demeter, Venus
Flower: Marigold and Sunflower
Healing Crystals: Diamond (yellow), golden topaz, onyx, Citrine, Peridot, and amber
Herbs: Cyclamen, Sunflower, Saffron, Mistletoe, Marigold, Hops, Cowslip, Chamomile, and Bay.
Key Phrase: Creativity
Masculine Deities: Horus, Ra-Hoor-Khuit, Apollo, Helios
Musical Sound: Key of C
Number Vibrations: 1, 4, 8, and 11
Oils: Chamomile, Sunflower, Celandine, Camphor, Sandalwood, and Frankincense.
Planetary influence: Sun
Primary Colors: Gold and Yellow
Secondary Colors: gold tones, orange, and red
Primary Need: Fun, and the need to be in the spotlight or to shine
Scents: Olibanum, neroli, musk, frankincense, and bergamot
Seasonal Association: Summer
Tarot Card Associations: The Sun, Strength, Two of Cups
Trees:Willow, Orange and lemon trees or other citrus bearing trees
Celebrities: Barack Obama, Mick Jagger, Alfred Hitchcock, Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Radcliffe, Ben Affleck, and Robert De Niro.