Leos have quite the mixed reputation in astrology, and much of it is deserved. Self-absorbed? Check. Attention-seeking? Check. Obnoxious? Arrogant? Imperious? Check, check, check. When the sign expresses itself negatively, that’s usually how it comes out. It takes a lot to love a Leo! But maaaan, what you get in return? Priceless.
Leo rules the heart. When a Leo loves, they LOVE. Their whole heart fills to the brim and pours out love like a waterfall. They positively gush with praise and adoration for the object of their affection. If a Leo has their eye on you? Prepare for the tsunami.
Having four planets in Leo myself, I can say from experience that not especially enjoys this. It’s really easy to give major side-eye to anything that effusive. Like, is this for real? It leaves the Scorpios and Capricorns in the room looking around for the hidden camera. But let me dispel those fears.
I throw praise around like confetti. I stop strangers on the street to tell them how cool they seem. I routinely write my friends and family long letters of appreciation just to remind them of how loved they are. I tell my significant other that they’re the most beautiful human on the planet at least three times a day. And I can tell you this: I have never given an insincere compliment in my life. Not even once. And this holds true for every other Leo I know.
See, Leo loves sincerity. Almost as much as they love themselves! (I kid, I kid.) Leo can smell false flattery from a mile away, and most find it to be absolutely repugnant. First, it’s insulting. Not only does a false flatterer think the Leo is stupid enough to believe it, they’re also basically saying they can’t find anything sincerely nice to say! Why else would they have to lie, right? Second, Leos all shine in their own unique ways, and one of their duties on this earth is to help others shine in their own way too. False praise will only point the person in the wrong direction! I just cannot fathom any reasonably healthy Leo inflicting this on another person, let alone someone they love.
So the next time your Leo hits you over the head with their love manifesto, just smile, soak it all in, and maybe even come back with your own. Let that Leo love keep on shining!
Have you experienced the Leo love wave?