Learn more about my Leo personality and why it’s LARGER THAN LIFE!!
Symbol: The Lion
Ruling Planet: The Sun
Good Day: Courageous, kind, generous, loyal, protective, nakedly-honest, entertaining
Bad Day: Arrogant, wasteful, sloppy, cold-hearted, aggressive
Favorite Things: Theaters, cameras, DVDs, rich desserts, red roses, exchanging gifts, singing, affection, compliments, great clothes
What You Hate: Being ignored, silver medals (instead of gold), bland food, being alone, goodbyes
Secret Wish: To rule the world
How to Spot Them: Distinctive mane of hair, regal posture
Where You’ll Find Them: Producing, directing and starring in their own independent film, swept away in a romantic escapade, running for President
Keywords: Passion, romance, expression, drama, playfulness, courageous, loyal
These are the descriptions and characteristics of a Leo. My birthday is tomorrow and what better way to get to know me, then by learning about my personality, via zodiac. This blog is for ALL the Leos out there! Once most people figure out that I am a Leo, they say, “Aahhh, that explains it!” Explains what? Come get to know me, and I will explain everything! Here is MY raw and honest take on being a Lion.
How would I describe being a Leo?
Being a Leo is like being in a movie 24/7 and having the lead role. Not only do you have the leading role, but you wrote, produced and directed the movie and you are the ONLY CAST MEMBER. It is a one-Leo-show. Can I get a Leo Amen?
“Renowned for its majesty and nicknamed The King of The Jungle, the lion possesses both beauty and strength.” One key point they are forgetting is if you mess with a Leo, (especially a lioness and her cubs) they will rip you to shreds! Haha!
I came into this world on my terms, (as in three weeks late) and I am fairly confident that I will leave on my terms. In the words of Frank Sinatra, “I did it my way.” I have been a leader all my life, whether it was leading in school, (as in rallying everyone up to skip class) in work, or in the church; I have always liked to boss people around, (in a good way). A Leo is a natural and powerful leader. Although we upstage folks at times, we still let everyone around us shine. When everyone feels good, a Leo feels good. I believe I was born to lead in some capacity, even if that means directing five kids to the potty every day.
“You’re so vain, I bet you think this song is about you.”
I think a Leo gets somewhat of a bad rap when it comes to certain personality traits. Our personalities are LARGER THAN LIFE! We are known to be arrogant and vain. Don’t get me wrong, I have come across some uber conceited Leos, but as for me, I am misunderstood at times. I am not arrogant; I am CONFIDENT, which can be perceived as superior or even bougie at times. I admit I do stop and look in every mirror or glass window to check myself out. Hell, you think I am looking you in your eyes, but I am checking myself out in your mirrored sunglasses, (this Leo is bad and bougie). I understand that our confidence can be intimidating at times, but once you get to know me, I promise you will love me and all my “bougie-ness,” (or at least pretend that you do).
Leos are flamboyant as hell.
Leos are loyal, to a fault. Once I become friends with you, marry you or commit to you, I will never leave your side. However, there are some cases where I can only take so much, and once it is too much, I HAVE TO GO… like, FOREVER! For example, I had been seeing the same woman, (who did my eyebrows) for a long time. At times my eyebrows look like they belong on two different faces, but I love my brow lady, and I am LOYAL to her so I stay with her much longer than I should. All of the sudden, I could no longer take my brows, enough was enough, I had to take my loyalty out of the picture and think about my eyebrows’ future. So I quietly stopped booking appointments and found a new lady. It was painless for both of us. I still feel guilty and think about my “ex” to this day.
Some wise guy seems to think Leos have a few not-so-pleasing traits. Saying things like Leos can be “wasteful, greedy, cold-hearted, aggressive and vain.” I am DOWNRIGHT OFFENDED because it is somewhat true. LOL. As a Leo, I can own up to my not-so-cool side and admit that I can pull from a bit of all those traits. Allow me to explain myself! I am greedy as all get out! Whether it is with food, time, or shoes, I want it ALL, and I want it in excess! In turn, it can cause me to be wasteful because my eyes are bigger than my stomach, I spend too much time trying to make more time, and it results in wasted time, and after buying the same shoe style in 15 different colors, I only wear two pairs.
As far as being aggressive and cold-hearted, Leos can be over bearing. We insert our opinion when it is not needed, and we are honest, at times brutally honest. These things, mixed with being larger-than-life, may be identified as “aggressive.” I would like to believe that a Leo’s “aggression” is actually “passion” for what they believe in and the love and care for those around them.
We can be cold-hearted. Only after we are seriously hurt, or we have been pushed to the point of no return. Undoubtedly, Leos wear their heart on their sleeve and people who know, sometimes take advantage of this. I have to admit, I can be quite cold toward someone that has hurt me in the past. BUT, a Leo’s heart is one of the biggest most compassionate hearts of all. With time and an apology, (sometimes multiple) our hearts can soften, and we will open up and let that person back in our lives again.
A Leo’s love life… well, just ask my husband. He will tell you how awesome of a lover I am, haha! (Conceited much?) A Leo’s number one addiction is ATTENTION! (Really? You don’t say). Funny, I read something saying Leos need “intense doses of attention” and once you pull it away we will start chasing you, looking for the next fix. That, my friends, is the essence of how I ended up with my husband! He showered me with attention when I first met him, and I wasn’t feeling it or him. But once he stopped and I didn’t hear from him for weeks, I was dying inside. I was looking for him, for the man that wanted to share his time with me. Once we were reunited, it was a wrap, and I am forever his.
Leos are so dominant that it can be difficult for them to find someone that will allow them to be themselves. I was blessed enough to find my perfect match. Marcus allows me to be me, (he makes me feel like I’m the boss even when he’s really in charge, haha)! He doesn’t mind because when I shine, we shine brighter together. He is my equal, we both pull our weight, and Marcus treats me like a queen. My deep love for Marcus, loyalty, and spontaneity is addicting. We are addicted each other.
Leos embody many beautiful qualities. We are self-expressive, have strong personalities, and we need to be seen and heard. For me, blogging is the perfect way to be “seen and heard” under my terms. Leos are made to entertain, and that is why I love blogging. I am free to be me, unapologetically. I can be extra, opinionated and influential through my words. I have a platform to reach others, teach others and inspire, all of the things Leos strive to achieve.
I am a LEO and I am PROUD. To all my fellow Leos out there, this is OUR BIRTH-MONTH! It is our time to shine! Wait, every day is an opportunity to shine. No, every minute! Do not ever apologize for being who you are, because who we are is what makes our personalities so unique.
Happy 35th birthday to me! I am giving all honor and glory to God for another year on this Earth and for making me a LEO!