THE LEO WOMEN
Leo is a dramatic sign with some fundamental contrasts. Overall they are straightforward and highly predictable once understood.
Leo the lioness
On the surface Leos are one of the most confident and aggressive signs. Fearless, charismatic and powerful. They're some of the optimists and leaders of the Zodiac, always seeing the good over the bad, and often wanting to take charge and be noticed. They have a flair for the dramatic and often enjoy being the center of attention.
Gaining the respect and admiration of others is what makes the Leo woman tick, and she has the perfect toolset to do it: Dramatic, warm hearted, outgoing, passionate and impulsive. Most feel the powerful presence of a Leo woman almost immediately.
Leo the pussycat
Although often appearing supremely confident on the outside, most Leos are inwardly sensitive and their feelings are easily hurt. In all things they need to feel appreciated and needed, especially by loved ones.
This combination of traits has a very specific implication for relationships. If ignored or criticized Leo's tend to be aggressive and confrontational, while if treated with respect or asked for help they tend to be very warm and generous. Understand this subtle difference and you will have your lioness on a leash.
To give a specific example, if you say to a Leo "you never cook dinner!" then it will be taken as a criticism and the response is usually going to be negative. If instead you say "I really love homemade dinners!" then you'll find your Leo is eager to provide them. Few signs are so predictable or consistent. Leos want to please you, their ego's just rarely allow them to be told to do it.
Other Leo traits
Affectionate, warm and cheerful people, Leos can be counted on to bring sunshine into other people's lives. Dignified, playful, ambitious and loyal, they're known for being exceptionally generous.
On the negative side, they can be quite egotistical, demanding, intolerant, domineering, lazy and stubborn. They can have a very high self esteem and be dissatisfied with performing any work which they feel is beneath them. They tend to put loved ones on a pedestal and have unreasonably high expectations for them, and hence are easily disappointed.
Many Leo women like to spend money on physical things which can be noticed. Flashy clothes, expensive cars, designer jewelry and accessories, etc. Generally if someone isn't going to be jealous of it then she wont buy it. Mean and cruel acts are generally beneath them, however they can be very aggressive and confrontational at times. They forgive easily however, and generally don't hold a grudge.
THE LEO MEN
This is a man who falls in love in an incredibly warm and cuddly way. Just think of a tamed lion, purring and making room to sit in somebody’s lap. Love will only strengthen his ego and he will truly enjoy the chase of his “prey”. Since he belongs to fixed signs of the zodiac, he might have trouble letting go of relationships that are outdated, holding on to shreds of emotion instead of searching for a new partner. This can take away a lot of his energy and he should always be free to feel the same warm and cuddly sensation that makes his heart jump. He is the king after all, and the true king has the biggest heart.
When he finds himself in a relationship, he will do anything to show how gallant, confident and powerful he is. This is not something that he does out of insecurity, but something that he finds necessary to seduce the subject of his desire. He will show off, make you laugh and be the biggest hero you could have ever hoped for. If anyone is waiting for Prince Charming, he might be found in Leo, for he feels and acts like royalty. Unfortunately, this can sometimes be taken quite literally and he can act as if he is a spoiled prince, lazy, bossy and thinking that he is the center of the Universe. However, he might still win you over by pointing out his incredible attributes, but turn out to be quite a disappointment if you hope he will become less selfish.
BEST LOVE MATCH: AQUARIUS + LEO
The attraction is always great in relationships of opposing signs, and it is probably the greatest in a relationship of Leo and Aquarius. Leo is the king of the entire zodiac, and Aquarius seems to be there to bring down the king and fight for independence. Imagine the attraction and the passion between two such strong individuals, lying on the axis of Sun’s rule and detriment.
Their sex life is a struggle, a fight and an incredible experience for both. Liberating and yet warm and passionate, sensual but still interesting. When they find true emotion, Aquarius might actually end up respecting the king. The beauty of their sex life is in things they can learn about their bodies, their confidence and the way they look at the act of sex. Through the struggle of insecurities and forced liberation, these are two partners to form a strong connection by a simple act of gravitation that the Sun has over Uranus.
Everything seems clear in a relationship between Leo and Aquarius when we look at it from a distance. However, these signs represent the axis of Neptune’s exaltation and fall, and they will almost always have the challenge of trust and the search of truth in their relationship. Although they could find incredible understanding and freedom for both partners, usually when they separate they realize how little they have actually known about each other and how little trust they shared in the first place.
Both Leo and Aquarius are heroes in their own way. While Aquarius is reaching for heroism, looking for ways to set free from repression, Leo was born a hero and sometimes doesn’t even know it. If they end up fighting for the same cause, they could turn down entire governments and use their incredible force to change anything in the world. To get there, these two would have to stop the battle they have with each other, because energy can be scattered on their unnecessary fight for dominance in a relationship.
Leo is a sign ruled by the Sun and has the ability to give clarity to any situation. No matter how confused they might be or how lost they may sound, if you take a closer look to the time spent with them, you will see that they’ve brought clarity in your life. Aquarius, on the other hand, understands the necessity of change and they seem to carry around a spark to ignite and excite any possible situation that they find worthy. This can be irritating to many, especially Leo, but in fact it is a necessity of liberation we all carry within.
Leo is exactly what Aquarius needs to find love. It is a strange thing how they find each other, on the grounds of their former relationships, to liberate and shine as if they have been searching for one another for many lifetimes. While Leo is the Sun, Aquarius is a lightning and it usually comes out on a rainy day. This is exactly what they need to understand – there is a time for both of them to shine and they don’t endanger each other’s chance to do so.
When Leo falls in love, the entire world can feel it. The warmth pours out from the center of their being and one has to be blind or senseless not to pick up the signals. Aquarius can hide their emotions much better and often has trouble expressing and acknowledging how they feel. It is a good thing that Leo’s warm emotional nature will melt even the coldest of hearts and there will be no safer place for Aquarius to share their love than in these fiery arms. The only thing that can endanger their emotional relationship is their everlasting ego battle and they should both pay attention not to be too proud to let go to love.
The deepest value they share is the value of individuality. Someone with a strong character, who knows exactly what she or he wants, cannot stay unnoticed by Leo or Aquarius. Although they will not agree on many other things, this is the one that could connect them strongly, because they are both such strong individuals in the eyes of each other.
While Leo shines, Aquarius likes everything shiny. The need Leo has to show off might be a bit disturbed by Aquarius’ tendency to show what others don’t want to see. From a different perspective, this should help Leo feel more free and confident, although it might not seem so in the beginning. They will both like to show off, each in their own way, and it is only important for them to set the territory for both partners to be expressed. Just like the Sun and the lightning don’t go together, Aquarius should take over on a rainy day, in a depressive crowd or in places where they both feel as if they would drown. This is where Leo needs to give in and let their partner rule the sky if they are planning to keep the relationship going. There will be enough regular, shiny chances and days with no clouds for Leo to rule.