Snuggly Bunny That May Accidentally-Intentionally Bite You

*Cute, innocent giggle slowly erupting into…* CHOMP!

Outspoken non-give-a-damn-er Leo: JLaw!
Outspoken non-give-a-damn-er Leo: JLaw!

Another surprise about Leo is their ability to camouflage themselves into a sweet, more innocent creature. Like a lion laying in wait in the long grasses, Leo  chameleons into a cute inconspicuous fuzzy bunny when luring her prey. This natural behavior may seem to go against the mighty and oblique Leo, but she knows when to use these tactics. Gregarious and fun, cute and sassy, the Leo primes her lover to let down his guard, and then…. POUNCE! Suddenly Leo turns into a clawing biting Sexcat.

Leo keeps most of his sexual power dormant and leashed so as not to overwhelm the village-folk. He sometimes worries it would be too much for most people to handle, and so keeps it reined in until the right time. Leos prize respect and loyalty, and they are definitely not one to push anything on anyone who does not want it. Leos come across as socially dominating, but they are always careful with consent. They hold themselves to a high standard of ethics, and cannot bear to let themselves down in this regard.

The sexual energy of the Leo is fiery and bold, matched only by perhaps an Aries or Scorpio. Ruled by the sun, Leo burns white hot and engulfs his lover in a tidal wave of powerful lust. They tend to be quite physical if not athletic, finding many different positions that are novel and fun.Their exhibitionism can lead them to public sexytimes, and they certainly wouldn’t mind making a video or two. In a lover they need someone inventive and energetic, who they see as hot & sexy. They do after all need to have someone to look at in the mirror above the bed, in the brief moments they aren’t watching themselves! …Yes, Leos get off on watching themselves in the mirror. I kid you not. But do we care while we’re getting some quality Leo action? Nnnnope!

Mane-tossingly-awesome Leo: JLo!
Mane-tossingly-awesome Leo: JLo!

In a more romantic relationship, Leo needs to feel like the Big Boss Snuggle Bunny. Dominant to a fault, she gets much of her self esteem from guiding those under her, and providing a safe haven under her wing. Affectionate and incredibly cuddly, Leos secretly defy their tough exterior in intimate moments. They will love the crap out of you if you let them – holding you close, stroking your hair, and creating a warm nest in the sheets whenever you ask.

Small but obvious point on Leo anger: Leos are fiery as hell and will freak out on your ass. They are usually very pragmatic, until they get hurt. Then you may want to run for the hills unless you’re the fighting kind. But like all fire signs, the eruption of rage is only momentary, and Leos are quick to forgive and forget provided the matter is talked out in a practical and honest way. Honesty will go a LONG way with a lion.


Leo: Feed the Fire or Burn Out

Oops! I’m Self-Involved

Well, to be fair, Leos have a perfectly healthy form of self love called Being Able to Say No. Perhaps surprisingly, Leos are good at self-regulating! They may seem like they’re burning the candle at both ends, or just plain burning out, but ultimately when it’s time to stop (often when there’s no other choice, mind you…), they do! They are very true to themselves, but sometimes at the detriment of others. It’s not selfish in the biblical sense (sure, that’s a thing), but other astro-signs will interpret it thusly. A Virgo would NEVER allow time for herself if it involved letting someone down or cancelling plans or missing out on meticulously planning an acquaintance’s surprise birthday party… but a Leo? If they’re in burn-out mode, you can bet that any phone call from them after you’ve already established plans, is a cancellation. They mean well, they really do, and their loyalty and love for others will make them feel heart-swellingly guilty for missing out on plans. And either they internalize this guilt, thus creating an unconscious pattern of letting people down, or they externalize it by apologizing profusely and making grand exclamations of love and loyalty. Just pat Leo on the head, wait for the purr, and realize it’s simply in their nature… you might as well forgive!

Leos: Letting go of the guilt of thinking you’ve let someone down is the key to maintaining your high level of loyalty. Forgive yourself, know that you’re not superman (or woman), and let go of the bad feelings. We already have!

High-Energy to Burn-Out and Back Again. Repeat ad nauseam.

Like any successful cat-predator, there is a primal blueprint to the Leo’s energy flow: Conserve energy and be as lazy as possible, CHASE GAZELLE AT FULL POWER, recharge. Most of the time when humans are actually witnessing a Leo in the wild, the creature will be at full-speed energy mode. Now, there are gradations to how this manifests in each individual Leo.

1. High Energy: The wired, frazzled, non-stop chatterbox you want to either party with or punch.

2. Moderate: The theatrical & funny, always “on” actor who steals the limelight.

3. Low: These types ebb and flow between a more low-key twinkly-eyed manner, the high energy bubbling under the surface. These Leos will have spurts of their full-power energy in the form of unexpected jokes, demonstrations, or blurting-outs.

For the first two, the lion will need to rest and recuperate after expending this kind of energy. They will need a bit of time alone, away from their pride, to replenish their stores. The 3rd type is constantly in a state of Storage-and-Expenditure, but even these types will need their time alone. Even at ‘low’ Leo energy, their energy is still quite high compared to the rest of us mere mortals.

Leos love gifting the world with their sunny entertaining selves, and their healthy self-love attracts others who believe in their spin. However, a less frenetic zodiac sign like Capricorn or Pisces might get irritated or impatient with these extroverts. Luckily, Leo has the uncanny ability of just saying “MEHHHHH” to anyone or anything that doesn’t go with their flow. On the flip side, Leo might find some people opposing them entirely, which just doesn’t compute. Often, other signs who like attention but don’t know how to go about getting it with the same flair, will get jealous (Scorpio and Aquarius I’m looking at you). But Leo has love and energy to give, and so can encourage these signs to let out their inner Leo Diva. Everybody wins, and a barrel of laughs and monkeys will ensue.

Channel the Fire

Leo needs a focus to their abundant energy or they risk burning themselves with it. They are big creatives and need an outlet for their gifts. While some signs can internalize this energy and keep it private, Leo needs to have an external, physical presence in the world where they can actually see their talent and hard work paying off. If they do not have purpose or intention, the lion can become listless and sullen, not knowing which direction to point their massive potential. Keep your eye on the prize and find something to get excited about! Positivity and good humour are Leo’s best and most natural friends.

Keep that Head Up and Ass Out, you sexy Lion, you!


Lion's Roar
Lion’s Roar

Chest Up / Ass Out

…That pretty much describes all Leos in a nutshell, whether male or female. Leos love being noticed, even if they feign humility when the compliments start rolling in. They exist in a constant state of posturing performance, always assuming people are noticing them, watching them, possibly judging them, or generally thinking that they’re hot stuff. And the fascinating thing is, they ARE hot stuff, regardless of any gifts of beauty or intellect.

They are a prime example of the concept: ‘What You Believe, Becomes Your Reality’. 

Leo unfalteringly believes that he or she is awesome, and so all onlookers follow suit. I remember when I was younger and I frustratingly saw this happen time and again. Leos would prance around proclaiming their greatness to the world. Surely people won’t believe this drivel, I thought. Surely people will see through their airs. BUT NAY. These lions attracted so many followers it made me insane with righteous envy! And you know what, much to my own chagrin, I loved being around them, too. They make you want to believe in them, want to follow them; See, Humanity has this pesky little need to create idols – we need something or someone to put our faith and trust in, someone we see as larger than ourselves, an archetype made flesh.

Need I mention – MADONNA

Oh no she di-innn't
Oh no she di-innn’t

And the Leo will gladly oblige the human race with their presence. These are the types of people who are leaders in what they do (and if they’re not, they’re insufferably grouchy). They have this deep-seated, confident, nonchalance about them that immediately engenders trust and adoration. Where some might wither at the thought of making hard decisions or standing up for their own or other’s rights, the Leo swoops in for the challenge (for it isn’t really a challenge to them at all) and roars her mighty bellow. Magnetic, entertaining, and bold, the Lion paints a colourful picture of themselves for the public to gaze at in awe.

Leo is the scapegoat of the Zodiac for humanity’s need for celebrity

Don’t kid yourself – if you see a leo bashfully accepting a compliment or if you are a Leo and you just *hate* being noticed because somehow you’re an introvert or something… no. Just no. Whether you like it or pretend not to, getting attention feeds your Lion heart and if channeled properly, can be a source of the love you give back to people.