The Leo Personality
Leo is very comfortable in the spotlight. (In fact, she low-key loves it.)
This sun sign rules the fifth house of the zodiac, which is about pleasure, creativity, and children. It may be a cliché, but Leo really does live life to the fullest. She refuses to be bored, finding something interesting or intriguing in every situation. Stuck in a traffic jam? She'll wait it out by singing along to the radio at full volume. Unexpected layover? Leo will find the best food at the airport, explore the shops, and make at least three new friends by the time her plane is ready to board.
Leo is one of the best friends of the zodiac. Compassionate and thoughtful, she takes a real interest in your life and wants to know all your latest news. Leo is famous for her generosity – whatever she has is yours, anytime you need it. Whether it's time, attention, money, or support, Leo is a giver.
And speaking of work, Leo's confidence makes her a born leader – she's the one who volunteers to head up a group project or manage a team, and her optimism and enthusiasm are infectious. Many Leos are entrepreneurs, building a business from scratch and assembling a team of equally passionate individuals who want to share the adventure with her.
The Leo Aesthetic
Leo's known for her mane of thick hair, and enjoys experimenting with bold highlights (no matter what her hair color, she's a blonde at heart). She enjoys makeup, but doesn't need to wear it to feel good. Ruled by the sun, Leo loves to be outdoors in the bright light and fresh air (anytime gift idea: more sunscreen).
The Leo zodiac sign is drawn to warm, bright colors such as gold, yellow, and orange. For jewelry she prefers yellow gold, and loves a good statement piece. Bold designs and colorful gemstones suit Leo's style to a T. As for layering pieces, Leo practically invented the idea. She loves to layer necklaces and pendants, stack rings, and load her wrists with bracelets. Everything she wears is meaningful, whether it's a piece that represents a loved one or special event or simply speaks to her creative soul. She likes to mix bold pieces with delicate ones just to keep things interesting.
Given Leo's love of the limelight, it's no surprise that many celebrities – actors, athletes, politicians, and more – were born under this sign. Do you share a birthday with any of these famous Lions?
Usain Bolt (August 21, 1986)
Barack Obama (August 4, 1961)
Coco Chanel (August 19, 1883)
Daniel Radcliffe (July 23, 1989)
Bill Clinton (August 19, 1946)
Whitney Houston (August 9, 1963)
Jennifer Lopez (July 24, 1969)
Madonna (August 16, 1958)
Mick Jagger (July 26, 1943)
Tom Brady (August 3, 1977)