The Leo woman is a regal Lioness, queenly in every way. From her royal bearing to her personal style (which tends to be extremely expressive and bold), the Leo woman is strong and comfortable in owning her power.
Though slightly sweeter-natured and usually a little less over the top than her male counterpart, a lady Leo can still be counted on to take no bull – if you try her, you may live to regret it. It’s best to avoid inciting that Leonine temper if you don’t want to see claws. Should you attempt to mess with her way of being or quality of life (especially anything related to survival: her family, home, or income), she will take you down – hard.
Lady Leos are vivacious and full of life, and their enthusiasm and ebullience can be completely infectious. They want you to do something wild and fun with them, so being a bump on a log or a stick in the mud will simply not fly for these big cats, who take deep delight in feeling their freedom and exerting their autonomy.
A Leo is in charge of her own life and does not enjoy someone else telling her what to do! “Born Free!” is this sign's motto, and they take it extremely seriously – so you may witness a Leo being provocative in public or at a party.
These women are often the first ones out on the dance floor. They are extremely self-assured and not much concerned with what others think of them, nor are they interested in attempting to fit in or conform.
Leo women are often iconoclasts, and tend to dream big, fulfilling their creative passions while simultaneously inspiring everyone around them.
THE LEO WOMAN: LOVE AND SEX
Leo ladies are warm and exuberant when it comes to expressing their feelings of passion and ardor. Making love to a Leo woman can be an extremely visceral experience, as she is fluent in the language of romance. Lions live very much in the world of the physical, inhabiting their bodies and their sexuality with immense confidence and inner power.
If you’re the demure, shrinking-violet type, you may find yourself overwhelmed by her directness and intense presence. Once this woman set her sights on you, she will be bound and determined to find a way to get what she wants.
A Leo on the prowl is a formidable thing indeed, and woe be unto those hapless enough to get in between a Lioness and her prey. Never shy about her interests and pursuits, or about her very healthy relationship to pleasure and sex, this woman has no time for prudes. If you’re embarrassed by the human body and all the funny, strange, and wonderful things it can do, this slightly feral feline will find clever ways to remind you that at the end of the day, we are really just animals.
What better way to celebrate that fact than to pounce and roll, bite and nibble, and be lapped at all over with a cat-like tongue by a libertine Leo? An appreciation for the carnal is a way of life, just the way it is in nature – and a Leo knows this well, being profoundly in touch with her own vital Eros (or life-force) energy.
Be certain to show proper adulation to your Cat Goddess, for these supreme embodiments of the fire element adore being worshipped. Find out how she enjoys being petted and all the most effective ways to make your kitty purr, and you will be rewarded in return with the affection of a generous and loyal Leo lover.
THE LEO WOMAN: HOME AND FAMILY
A Leonine woman feels most at home when she’s had free reign to decorate every last inch of her living space, and truly make it feel like hers. She will take time and great pains to do this, even if she’s only there temporarily. Her hotel rooms will be instantly outfitted and personalized with colorful silk scarves over the lamps, travel candles she’s packed in her bags, and even the odd tapestry. A Leo woman will take time to paint her room in a lowly rental, because plain white walls generally just won’t do it for this lover of bright bold shades like red, royal purple, and orange.
Even when she’s flat broke, she finds a way to make her place look like a palace – favoring lots of hand-carved and ornate decorative features, with gold accents everywhere. Her domain is her haven, and it must be such a perfect outer expression of her rich inner world that everyone who walks in the door gets an immediate sense of her fabulous aesthetic and unconventional taste. Prepare to be bombarded by scents: heavy incense, perfume, and rich, spicy cooking smells may either intoxicate or overwhelm you (or both!) depending on your sensitivity.
Lion mamas are generally loving and magnanimous parents, devoted to caring for their young with a big, warm heart and arms ready to offer cozy hugs. Sometimes a bit overindulgent when it comes to discipline, she doesn’t like for adults other than her or her partner to make rules for her children. A Leo mother can behave like a fierce mama tiger if she believes her cubs are threatened. She can be overbearing with that protectiveness at times, and her doting can easily go over the top. Leo mothers love to spoil their little ones rotten, and want their beautiful babies to be admired by the world. Pageant moms and child actors abound here.
THE LEO WOMAN: WORK AND MONEY
In the wild, the female lions are the head huntresses who do the majority of procuring food for their pack. Sans flowing mane, and typically less flamboyant and showy than their male counterparts, these vigorous dinner-stalkers are out in the tall grass doing the slightly less glamorous work of making sure everyone is fed. Meanwhile, the kings of the forest are lolling around wondering when the zebra meat will arrive. The parallel in nature can often be found with female and male Leos in the workplace.
For centuries, society has dictated that men take the glory while women do much of the unseen and uncelebrated labor, and though we are all currently striving to break free of those outdated and unfair roles, sometimes human egos and our complicated personalities contrive to keep them in place. Leo women are natural-born CEOs, leaders, and Bosses with a capital B, whereas sometimes Leo men rely on charisma, charm, and pizazz without the know-how or work ethic to back it up.
Ferociously hard workers, Leo ladies will attack a job with tooth and claw until it is complete. With their vividly creative imaginations, any career in art, performance, or theatre will suit them well. Their tendency to gain reputations as drama queens can be put to good use, as long as they can find their way to center stage and channel their fierceness into something that has deep meaning for them.
Social activism can be a great arena for them, because they aren’t afraid to raise an incendiary sign or banner and let their roar be heard! It’s better for them to be out on the front lines, engaging directly through challenging political art and performance, rather than fighting from within the belly of the beast. Not the most prudent when it comes to saving money, the Leo woman will be the first to spring for pizza for everyone in her crew, or to splurge on extravagances even when her bank account is low.
THE LEO WOMAN: GIFT GUIDE
The Leo woman lusts for luxury – ideally in the form of sumptuous fabrics, woven in rich, jewel-toned hues. In fact, the more jewels the better – whatever can be blinged-out on a Leo lady’s person or in her possession will be, whether in rhinestones or Swarovski crystals. Though she would prefer the real deal when it comes to gemstones, in lieu of rubies and gold, a Leo will still be pleased to receive even gaudy costume jewelry if the design is unique enough.
Though not all Leo babes present this way, the quintessential Leo decade was absolutely the 1980’s – think Madonna (the uber-Leo goddess) in Desperately Seeking Susan, or Sigourney Weaver in Working Girl: Bright bold colors, huge hair (echoing their latent lion manes), stiletto heels, power suits with boss shoulder pads, and sharp, glittery, painted talons. Not all Leo women are this obvious about their desire to draw everyone’s eye when they enter a room, but count on a lady Lion to always wear something unusual and conversation worthy.
To treat your Leo woman, lavish her constantly with gifts and little presents – especially for no particular reason or holiday. A bouquet of flowers, her favorite scent, or even just some nail polish in a wacky shade or a new lipstick will please her. Take her out to a marvelous restaurant and then to the opera if you really want to wow her – because humble nights hearthside will simply not cut it for a lover of all things lavish like your favorite Leo!
Go the extra mile, make an effort, and win her heart by showing that you’re willing to make a gesture as extravagant as your feelings for her, and you’ll have this Lioness eating out of your hand in no time.