It's Leo season, betches. As the self-proclaimed Kings and Queens of the zodiac, you can guarantee these fire signs, who are born smack dab in the middle of the summer, are stoked to go way, way, way up celebrating their birthdays. After all, you blessed all your family and friends by just existing.
Being a Leo is awesome. You can be generous and extremely loyal, which makes you a pretty great friend. We love having fun and getting the most out of life, therefore effortlessly standing out in the crowd.
But, sadly, there's a downside to all this awesomeness. If you're a Leo, you'll understand these daily struggles all too well.
1. You Seriously Believe You Are The Best
Which isn't always a bad thing? You've got quite a few talents, but love excelling by doing the things you're passionate about and allows them to express their creativity. You're the Kings/Queens of the jungle, after all. Confidence is key with almost any situation, which explains why Leos tend to be natural leaders and trend setters...not to brag or anything.
2. People Think You Love Attention
And I mean, to a certain extent you do, but by no means are you a grubby attention whore. It might look that way after a half dozen jager bombs, but that's only because Leos have a kind of Kanye-esque shine that just can't be dimmed. Attention is just directed at you, you can't really help it. Leo's key planet is the Sun - the centre of our solar system, so it's no wonder you feel that your the centre of your own little universe.
3. Everyone Assumes You Have A Huge Ego
And that's a pretty understandable assumption to come to if you refer back to my first point. But Leos are all bark and very little bite! You come off pretty strong and intimidating at first, but on the inside you'll find a sweet, little, mushy, kitten. If people are lucky enough to see that side of us, that is.
4. You Love To Be Lazy
Lions spend most of their day lounging, half asleep in the sun, so don't be surprised if that's one of your favourite pastimes in the summer. Your "Netflix and chill" game is strong af. You're probably not a morning person, so sleeping in is life. It can be hard to get tasks started if you don't really care about them in the first place, but once a Leo is motivated it's hard to get them to stop working towards that goal.
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5. You Have A Taste For The Finer Things
Not to say we're a bunch of label-whores (though some can be) but Leos just enjoy having the best - and a lot of the time, the most expensive thing on the menu, or most extravagant outfit in the boutique, just happens to be the best. We feel that way about almost all things in our lives, too - we choose the best people to let into their circle, we only have time for worthy suitors, we want to drink well (but won't pass up a cheap PBR pitcher if money is tight), and look good, whatever "looking good" means to us.
6. We're A Bunch Of Hopeless Romantics
Shhh, don't tell anyone though. Leos are extremely independent but our big secret is that we need to be needed. You love grand gestures of love and affection, but hate having to ask for it. Because you're so loyal and just love to be in love, you probably treat your significant other like gold while your in a relationship. To you, that old school, classic type of love isn't dead.
7. You Hate Feeling Ignored
Even being as independant as you are, nothing gets under your skin like seeing "read" beside your last text, and getting no response. Like, what? Your phone better have been abducted by a rabid sea gull and dropped into the deepest, darkest part of Lake Ontario - that's the only way you can get away with not responding to my text. Once you feel ignored, you're gonna turn icy cold, real quick.
8. You're SO Stubborn
Seeing as how you're both a fixed sign and a fire sign, it can be pretty difficult to convince you to do anything you don't want to do. That doesn't mean we're not open to a compromise, though. But hey, if someone pisses you off enough, you can hold a grudge until the end of time. Leo's ability to forgive but never forget is both astounding and frightening. Point is, don't fvck around.
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9. You're Super Playful And Love To Joke Around
Leos are fun and clever, and once we've gotten to know you well enough, we show affection by poking fun at you - in harmless ways, of course. At least, it seems harmless to us. This quality has a tendency of getting Leos into trouble - not everyone can handle our ball breaking sense of humour. Just know it all comes from a place of love!
10. You Have A Nose For Bullshit
Leos may love being complimented more than anything, but don't think you can get away with throwing a bunch of half-ass attempts our way. Fake compliments and "game" won't get you very far at all. If what your saying to us isn't genuine, don't even bother speaking.