Something's coming your way. You can hear an awfully loud, crashing, roaring sound. Relax, it's only the King of the Jungle making his grand entrance, turning up late, with tousled hair and a dramatic story to tell. It's hard to miss a Leo man. Warm, enthusiastic, gregarious - he is on top of his world. He is dignified and strong, with an aura of power around him.
The Leo man is a natural born leader and his animal magnetism draws followers to him by the dozen. In a team situation, he is quite happy to work together with others, and will often be a key player, providing motivation and drive to his team. Ruled by the Sun, the Leo man is outgoing, confident, and energetic. He is an ambitious sort, and once he sets his mind on something, he is determined to accomplish it. His eagerness, once stoked, is without limits and he is incredibly generous, loyal and honorable.
Leo is a Fixed sign, and this means that the Leo man can be opinionated and stubborn about certain things. It is hard to change this man's decisions once he's made up his mind, and because he's also certain he's always right, there is no guarantee that he will even hear out your side of the story. If you persist in trying to correct a Leo man, claws may be bared and manes fluffed – try mild flattery and subtle hints, rather than an outright contradiction. The gloved hand and a gentle touch work much better when you're trying to tame a wild Lion. Don't mind him if the famous leonine temper flares – he's really just a big pussycat underneath all that growling and his roar is much worse than his bite.
All the world is a stage, and the Leo man has the lead role in every scene. He would never shy away from the limelight and absolutely adores being in the center of attention. His flair for the dramatic and his innate talent often lead to professions in the arts, acting, writing, or fashion. Some famous, flamboyant Leos include Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, Yves St Laurent, Peter O'Toole, and Hulk Hogan.
Love, Romance and Relationships with Leo Man
Leos take every human emotion available and amplify it to the extremes. This is the same approach when it comes to love and the Lion. Love is earth shattering, ground shaking, spectacular, and dramatic to the Leo Man. He will fall in love, often and deeply. Each time he does he will be convinced it is the last time, the only time, and that all the other times were erroneous. When he finds someone to love he will jump in headfirst, his heart held out in his mighty paws. The Leo man does nothing by halves. This superlative courage is what many people admire in the Lion.
The Lion in the Wizard of Oz was on a quest to seek a heart. This echoes what the Leo man is looking for – a partner to share the hunt with, someone to complement and complete him. In a relationship he is utterly devoted, completely loyal, and fiercely protective. The Leo man can be almost kittenish when he is in a secure relationship, playful and mischievous with his mate. The ideal partner for a Leo man is someone who is his match in strength, confidence, generosity, and warmth. A partner must be worthy of his prestige and bring their own special cachet to the relationship.
He is a wonderfully romantic lover, and it will be no surprise that this sign is associated with the Fire element. Everything about the Leo man sizzles. His self-confidence is hot, his gestures are bold, and his charm is irresistible. People love this, and he is much sought after both as a friend and as a lover. Pleasure is the principle for the Lion and a life without pleasure is no life at all for the Leo man. He will bend all his mind and willpower towards giving and receiving pleasure in the bedroom and he is a generous and passionate partner. The Lion is a fervent lover - one who loves teasing and being teased. He has no inhibitions, whether between the sheets or out of them.
He is generally considered most compatible with Sagittarius, Aries, Libra, and Gemini. See also Sun sign compatibility. However, there is a lot more to compatibility than only the comparison of the Sun signs. For example, how do your Venus signs compare? Find out Venus signs here. Discover Venus sign compatibility here.
Understanding Leo Man
Confident and sure of himself, the opinionated Leo man is sometimes viewed as arrogant by those who don't really know him. Although he's not afraid to tell it like it is, this gentleman is truly a good-hearted and compassionate individual.
A Leo man won't have any problem earning respect from friends, family, and employers - something he rarely takes for granted. Being a bit self-centered at times, a hardy pat on the back and a little ego stroking goes a long way with this man.
The active Leo man can also be quite creative, so a day with him will rarely be routine.
Money & Leo Man
If you want to get the Leo man's attention, talk about some of the finer things in life - fancy cars, big homes, and expensive jewelry always interest him.
Cool fashions, up-to-the-minute electronics, elegant home furnishings, and fine dining all tax this man's financial resources, but he can be stubbornly oblivious to this at times.
Saving money for a rainy day may not always be the Leo man's first priority. Even so, he does worry about money from time to time, or at the back of his mind.
Fashion & Leo Man
Gold and yellow dominate the Leo man's world, unless these colors are not currently in vogue. When it comes to home decor, he may be attracted to suns, crowns, golden or yellow accents, and anything that looks regal but not too gaudy either.
Since saving money isn't a first concern for the Leo man when it comes to those things that dress up his world, you can expect his wardrobe and home décor to be the best he can buy. Somewhat arrogant, the powerful Leo man would have been right at home in the days of old – a member of royalty surrounded by extravagance.
Relationships & Leo Man
The outgoing Leo man has lots of friends and knows how to party. Always willing to give his opinion, he may sometimes come across as being too assertive, but his advice is voiced with the best of intentions – although not always with the greatest tact. Even so, he does know when to tone things down.
The Leo man is a generous, caring person who quickly forgives anyone who may unintentionally bruise his ego.
Romance & Leo Man
This lion likes to rule his kingdom, but is more than willing to let his partner take command of the bedroom for a romantic interlude. Like everything else in his life, there's no room for boredom and monotony, so expect the Leo man to willingly play whatever games of romance his companion suggests. He's usually filled with ideas, too.
And if the Leo man's partner can handle it, this guy will play all night long. He truly loves games, as long as they are not with his heart, and is impressed with romantic gestures of all kinds.
Health & Leo Man
Prone to back pain and injury, the overly active Leo man is always engaging in more physical activities than he should which can create problems for him later on in life. Interestingly, he sleeps and relaxes just as "hard" as he plays; it is amazing to watch him transform from lazy lion to intense activity, and then back again.
The Leo man enjoys his ration of rich and fatty foods, and limiting cholesterol and maintaining a healthy diet is something that he has a hard time doing. It's a struggle, but he also cares to radiate a healthy energy and personality to the world, so he will do what he has to do. He normally lives to enjoy a long and healthy life, but should watch for issues surrounding the heart.
Career & Leo Man
The natural confidence of a Leo man makes him a born leader. He is an uncomplicated individual with the unique ability to organize and motivate the people around him. No career is beyond the abilities of the Leo man and he can be whatever he desires, but his best interests lie in politics, social work, event coordination, sports, sales, and clothing design.
Sometimes theatrical, often dramatic, and always outgoing, the Leo man enjoys his time in the spotlight – a stage or movie career, perhaps?