Introduction of Leo Zodiac Sign

Have you ever wondered what it is that makes Leos such… well… Leos?

Those of us that are born under this sign can sometimes be labeled as shallow or vain but the truth is there is a lot more to the Leo personality that isn’t always apparent until you really get to know them.

So to give you some insight into what it really means to be born under the Leo sign, famed Business Astrologer cum Astro-Business Strategist, Hirav Shah will be revealing 7 ‘core’ traits and characteristics that are commonly found in the Leo personality.

LEO Traits

1.A big heart

Leos have a compassionate heart and they tend to be extremely kind and generous creatures.

They are always willing to help out a loved one in need and they will go to great lengths to make sure that those they care about most are happy.

2. Never take advantage of their kindness

Sometimes Leos can be too kind for their own good and they may find that less savory characters try to take advantage of their generosity.

If they catch you abusing their goodwill, they will not hesitate to unleash the fury of their inner lion, to scare you off trying your bullshit with them ever again.

3. Leos push themselves to achieve the impossible

The traits and characteristics of drive and determination are strong in Leo and when they decide that they want to do something… well they just go for it without wasting a second.

They can’t resist a challenge and are often extremely attracted to the seemingly un-obtainable wanting to push themselves to the limit to achieve the impossible.

For Leo, it’s “going hard” or “go home”, Opines Shah.

4. Loyal

Loyalty is Leo’s middle name.If there’s one thing that you can say about Leo with certainty it’s that they are some of the most loyal people that you will ever meet.

Once you have earned their trust you will have an ally in Leo for life.

5. Protector

Leo is a protector and their presence makes people feel safe. Like a Lion with their cubs, the Leo is fiercely protective of those, who they care most about.

When the shit hits the fan, Leo tends to be the one that you can count on, to bail you out.

6. Showrunner

Leo is a natural born leader who excels when they’re running the show.

Some people may find Leo to be a little on the bossy side but there’s no denying that they make for showrunners, who are more than capable of leading their team to a glorious victory.

Taking charge just comes naturally to Leo and they often find themselves falling into leadership positions with a little trying.

7. Extremely Direct

Leo is straight up with you and will always give you the facts. Leos aren’t the types to play confusing mind games with you and they don’t like to be sneaky or go behind people’s backs.

They tend to be extremely direct and straightforward with people and with Leo, you can be sure to always know where you stand.

Leos are “a fire sign that need to be appreciated, loved and adored. Leo shines brightly and its warmth makes it adorable and approachable to many.” The Leo is also known fittingly as “The Star” amongst zodiac signs.

There’s no shortage of celeb Leos (born between July 23 and August 22, FYI) and they dominate a wide range of fields. What do Jennifer Lopez, Barack Obama, and Roger Federer have in common? They’re all Leos, of course!

Here are some more of these celebrity lions to inspire you or your Leo pal.

1. Barack Obama

Birth date of Barack Obama August 4, 1961 & currently in his 60th year.

Profession of Barack Obama – Barack Obama is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Obama was the first African-American president of the United States.

2. Jennifer Lopez

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Birthday of Jennifer Lopez July 24, 1969 & currently in her 52nd year.

Profession of Jennifer Lopez- Jennifer Lopez, also known by her nickname J.Lo, is an American singer, actress and dancer. In 1991, Lopez began appearing as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993.

For her first leading role in the 1997 Selena biopic of the same name, Lopez became the first Latin actress to earn over US$1 million for a film. She has subsequently established herself as one of the highest-paid Latin actresses worldwide . Lopez is considered a pop culture icon, and is often described as a triple threat entertainer.

3.Sandra Bullock

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Birthday of Sandra Bullock July 26, 1964 & currently in her 57th year.

Profession of Sandra Bullock- Sandra Bullock is an American actress and producer. She was the world’s highest-paid actress in 2010 and 2014. In 2015, she was named People’s Most Beautiful Woman and was included in Time’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2010. She is the recipient of several awards, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

4.Daniel Radcliffe

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Birthday of Daniel Radcliffe 23 July, 1989 & currently in his 32nd year.

Profession of Daniel Radcliffe- Daniel Radcliffe is an English actor, best known for playing Harry Potter in the Harry Potter film series during his adolescence and early adulthood. He is one of the most popular actors in the world today.

5. Melinda Gates

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Birthday of Melinda Gates – August 15, 1964 & currently in her 57th year.

Profession of Melinda Gates- Melinda Gates is an American philanthropist and a former general manager at Microsoft, the world’s largest computer software company.

In 2000, she and her now ex-husband Bill Gates co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private charitable organization.

Gates has consistently been ranked as one of the world’s most powerful women by Forbes.

6. Pete Sampras

Pete Sampras

Birthday of Pete Sampras- August 12, 1971 & currently in his 50th year.

Profession of Pete Sampras – Pete Sampras is an American former professional tennis player. His professional career began in 1988 and ended at the 2002 US Open, which he won, defeating rival Andre Agassi in the final; he is the only man in the open era to have won the final Grand Slam tournament at which he competed.

Sampras won 14 Grand Slam singles titles during his career, which was an Open Era record at the time of his retirement: seven Wimbledon, two Australian Opens and a joint Open Era record five US Open titles. He won 64 singles titles in total.

7.Roger Federer

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Birthday of Roger Federer – 8 August, 1981 & currently in his 40th year.

Profession of Roger Federer- Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player. He is ranked No. 8 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He has won 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles, an all-time record shared with Rafael Nadal.

Federer has been world No. 1 in the ATP rankings a total of 310 weeks – including a record 237 consecutive weeks – and has finished as the year-end No. 1 five times. Federer has won 103 ATP singles titles, the second-most of all-time behind Jimmy Connors and including a record six ATP Finals.

8.Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Birthday of Arnold Schwarzenegger- July 30, 1947 & currently in his 74th year.

Profession of Arnold Schwarzenegger- Arnold is an Austrian-American actor, producer, businessman, retired bodybuilder, and former politician who served as the 38th governor of California from 2003 to 2011. As of 2021, he is the most recent Republican governor of California. He is also one of the most influential actors in the world today.

9.Madonna

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Birthday of Madonna- August 16, 1958 & currently in her 63rd year.

Profession of Madona  – Madonna is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Referred to as the “Queen of Pop”, she is regarded as one of the most significant figures in popular culture.

10. Azim Premji

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Birthday of Azim Premji – 24 July, 1945 & currently in his 76th year.

Profession of Azim Premji- He is an Indian business tycoon, investor, engineer, and philanthropist, who was the chairman of Wipro Limited. Premji remains a non-executive member of the board and founder chairman.

He is informally known as the Czar of the Indian IT Industry. He was responsible for guiding Wipro through four decades of diversification and growth, to finally emerge as one of the global leaders in the software industry.

In 2010, he was voted among the 20 most powerful men in the world by Asiaweek. He has twice been listed among the 100 most influential people by TIME Magazine, once in 2004 and more recently in 2011. For years, he has been regularly listed one among the 500 Most Influential Muslims of the world.

Final Thoughts

People of this sign are very kind and generous. Leos may seem larger than life and difficult to talk to, but in reality, they are the exact opposite. Anyone can go up to them for a hearty conversation or in times of distress. You can count on a Leo to have your back.

In short, there is nothing shy or fake about Leo, Concludes Hirav Shah.