As far as romance goes, in general, most Leo individuals give everything when in love, but need a partner that they can look up to. When it comes to creativity, most Leo individuals have their own particular flair for creativity (as do most signs), but especially so here as creativity is closely linked to the fifth house. Wanting to enjoy life and partake in recreational activities is usually a strong point with Leo people. They truly want to have fun and to enjoy themselves. This is probably one of the most spontaneous signs of the Zodiac (as are Gemini and Aries).
Leo individuals are usually very energetic and often have a flair for the dramatic. They want to be the centre of attention and would really like it if others had a good, positive opinion towards them. They enjoy being applauded and appreciate recognition for what they do. Much of what they do is for others and when they go out of their way to make someone happy and do not get the recognition for their effort, they are easily hurt although they will not show this. They do bounce back, however, largely due to their optimistic attitude and cheerful disposition.
They are usually very confident and quite capable of being a leader. They are able to delegate the workload but would just as well do it all themselves. They usually have high scale ideas and will push to have them implemented. They are very confident, unless something within the Birth Chart suggests otherwise, and make loyal and constant companions. They are ruled by their heart.
When they are cloaked with their ego, they can become arrogant and want to rule the roost with no consideration for give and take. They want control of all situations and totally believe in themselves. They can feel that no one knows better than they do. They cling stubbornly to what they think is right and even when they are proven wrong, they may still hang on because their ego will not let go.
When they have learned to conquer the ego, which is a prime objective of many Leo individuals, they become very spontaneous and warm-hearted. They are charming individuals with big hearts and have a very cheerful and optimistic attitude towards life. They have many good qualities when operating from beyond the ego and are not easily hurt by others as they understand that only the ego can be hurt.
It is said that these big-hearted individuals are often powerfully affected by actions taken or taught in their younger years. They hang on to what their parents teachings from their youth. If they were confronted regularly as a child concerning mistakes they had made, they can mature into individuals who do not believe in themselves as much as they should.
Parents of Leo children must watch for these children becoming overly bossy. It is also important for the parent of Leo children to shower them with praise especially when very young. It is important to correct these children when they make mistakes but not to linger on any particular failures.
Leo is ruled by the Sun and the fifth house.
Onyx is the stone of Leo.
Other stones associated with Leo include Amber, Carnelian, Citrine, Danburite, Dumortierite, Kunzite, Labradorite, Larimar, Muscovite, Onyx, Peridot, Petalite, Pietersite, Rhodochrosite, Ruby, Rutilated Quartz, Sunstones, and Yellow Sapphire.