July 22 - August 21
Ideal Friends: Aries,
Taurus, Libra, Scorpio, and Aquarius
Best Lover: Aquarius
Most Suitable Life Partners: Scorpio, Leo, and Aquarius
Best Fit for Children: Sagittarius
You’ll notice right away how Leo will want to revamp your life and make it more than what it already is. Even if you’re a highly successful artist or corporate executive, he’ll want to know what you can do to become even better. Don’t take this as an insult. He just won’t accept limitations and is always gunning to create improvements for the people he loves. After all, if Leo is attracted to you, that already means you’ve made quite an impression. Leo likes to shine, and that means the people around him have to have at least some (but preferably not too much!) star quality as well. Leo is generous, boisterous, and radiant, thanks to having the sun as a ruling "planet." The sun also makes him very energetic when it comes to sex, and you won’t be able to avoid referring to Leo as "hot." Brave and brazen, Leo will let you know from the outset that you are the most fortunate person on the planet to be involved with him. So, if you’re impressed enough to want to take things a little further, give him more reasons to beat his chest by showing him what a catch he’s got in you.
Aphrodisiac: Leo Loves to Be Loved
Praise, pure and simple, is enough to get Leo excited and ready to be yours forever. He likes to hear how good he looks, and in particular, his hair is a point of pure pride. Run your fingers through his hair and smile, and he’ll know you want more than just a little advice or a pat on the back from him. Once you seduce the rough and tumble lion, usually with a slew of compliments and even proof of your endless admiration, the King of the Jungle will turn into the Cowardly Lion, and you’ll see just how much of the egocentric, conceited exterior is just so much compensation and bravado. Leo can be one of the cutest, cuddliest lovers you’ll ever have — just don’t tell anyone, okay?
Friendship: Loyalty Is Leo’s Sticking Point
What king doesn’t expect loyalty from his subjects? Leo definitely wants to know you will advocate for him and never tell his secrets. The good thing is, you can expect the same from him in return. Leo’s generosity will show immediately: He’s the kind of friend who’s likely to give you the shirt off his back, and believe it or not, there’s probably not much he will want in return, at least in terms of material goods. More than anything, the elements that fuel Leo’s courage are your approval and admiration. These are the only things Leo really desires from you, so if you want the friendship to grow and evolve, don’t be stingy with the praise. Leo will also require you to listen to what he has to say, even if you don’t want to hear it. Maybe you’re sick of hearing how well he did his job today, or you want to cover your ears when he starts to tell you how you should do yours — but this is the price of friendship with this gregarious, opinionated, and forceful person. Of course, if you want the verbal instructions to stop, you can always drag him out on the dance floor. Leo will never turn down a chance to shine in the glow of the spotlight.
Sensuality: Let Leo Put on a Show for You
Leo is a natural entertainer, and this will come out in bed. Let Leo lavish upon you his many gifts, from singing and reciting poetry to leading you in a slow dance, both vertically and horizontally. Leo can tend to get stuck in a rut, though. He might even try some things on you that always worked on his past lovers, and he won’t be able to figure out why they don’t do a thing for you. Applause and approval will be the best way to let Leo know what makes you want him to keep going. He can’t stand indifference, and if you display it, he may even resort to curling up into the fetal position and withdrawing, especially if he’s just put out an Oscar-winning performance in an effort to get you to love him.
Type of Lover: Leo Is Dramatic and
Most Leos like to keep their bodies in great shape, and they like to show them off, too. The more you can utter exclamations such as "ooooo" and "ahhhh," the better. Leo is of the "drag her off to my den and ravish her" type of lover, so expect there to be little room for negotiation. Leo will come back to your place, of course, but make sure he thinks it was his idea. He will be very attentive to you, but he’ll also expect you to swear you’ve never met anyone before who’s as attractive, virile, strong, handsome, sexy, etc., as he is, and know that you could never find another lover who would light a candle to him.
In Bed: Leo Will Make You Feel Like the
Only Woman in the World
Once he knows you realize how lucky you are to be the one he’s chosen to take to bed, Leo will make you feel like the only woman in the world. In some ways, Leo’s "bedside manner" is such that being made love to by this avid man feels a little bit like being eaten — in a good way, of course! Not only will he seem to roar over you with delight as he looks you over and becomes increasingly erect, he’ll use oral sex to ensure that once you’ve had sex with him, you truly won’t ever want to stray. The love of a Leo is potent, and once he gives you what he’s got, you’re probably going to have a permanent smile plastered on your face.
In Relationships: Leo Is Faithful and True,
but Also High Maintenance
Leo will let you know when it’s time to consider yourself his one and only. You’ll get flowers, poetry, gentle kisses on the hand when you meet — and something you must be very careful with, his heart. You must be respectful and deferential to Leo, especially in public. If you should slight him in any way, he could say some rather cruel and tyrannical things. Don’t let this scare you, though. He’s probably just projecting the biggest fear he could possibly have: not being loved for who he is (a strong, forceful leader) by someone he adores (namely, you). As long as outbursts such as these don’t cause anyone any harm, the best thing you can do is say you’re sorry, probably several times. Then, you’ll have to make it up to him by demonstrating how much you care about him and want him to love you. Even after all the drama Leo can bring into your life, though, you have to ask yourself where you would find anyone else who could provide the same ardent devotion, excitement, and tender love.
The Heart: Leo Is Generous, Caring and
The heart is the part of the body dedicated to all Leos, so one of the things people will say about him is "he has a huge heart," and you will probably agree. He’s generous with little (and sometimes big) gifts that will make you ever so glad you have someone this thoughtful and kind in your life. As long as you show ample gratitude, he’ll be yours forever. No one is more loyal than Leo, that is, unless you have betrayed him or failed to show your appreciation. Then, he will display a lot of vulnerability.
Breaking Up: Leo Has His Pride
Rejecting Leo as a partner has its price, but of course you will have to pay it if you’re sure this relationship isn’t for you. He will be highly offended and probably treat you as though you no longer matter to him at all should you end things with him. He might understand one day, and even come to agree with you, but it’s not a good idea to try to remain friends right after the relationship runs its course. There will be times, too, when Leo will decide he isn’t happy and will initiate the breakup, sometimes quite suddenly. To Leo, the heart must be in the relationship if it’s going to work, and if he senses you’re not compatible in that way, he’ll be gone before long.
During your relationship, Leo might not say much about the affairs he’s had in the past, but trust that he still feels them. In fact, they have left some deep scars on that heart of his, and it might take time for him to get past them. Once in a while, he might get a very sad look that makes you want to take him and wrap him in your arms. Leo has his pride, to be sure, and once someone has hurt it, he is always worrying about when and how it might happen again.
Staying Sexually Fit: Leo Needs Aerobic
Exercise to Keep His Heart Healthy
Leo needs aerobic exercise, no matter what excuses he might try to get out of it, because his heart is so crucial to his health. Of course, none of us can function well without that mighty pump, but in Leo’s case it’s even more important. Leo feels everything in the chest, from excitement and pride to deep disappointment, sadness — and love. He might not take to running as much as something else he can measure progress in more readily. Rowing on a machine might be one way for him to find facts and figures to back up his claims about getting in better shape all the time. He might also enjoy kickboxing or boot camp–type workouts to show he has what it takes to survive.
Astrologer Judi Vitale brings the Love and Sex Horoscope to you daily. She is the author of Lovecasts: The Astrological Guide to Finding Lasting Love.