Leo is associated with athletic and sociable pursuits, luxury and beauty items, high quality food, and creative endeavors.
Many Leos have artistic and culinary talents, so gifts that support an artistic hobby or are related to cooking and baking are often good choices. As Leos tend to have athletic aptitude, gear or lessons for a favourite sport or other physical activity may also be appreciated. In addition, many Leos have green thumbs, and those with their own gardens may be happy to receive gardening supplies and seeds.
Pastimes associated with the sign of Leo include:
- Arts and crafts
- Attending parties, concerts, and gallery events
- Eating at restaurants
- Gardening/caring for indoor plants
- Hosting dinner parties
- Organizing social events
- Playing video games (usually with others rather than alone)
- Socializing in pubs
- Watching movies
- Watching or playing sports, including extreme sports
- Working out
Leos have a decadent streak, and so will usually appreciate anything gourmet, high-end, and generally expensive.
Based on Leo-associated hobbies, gifts for Leo include:
- A night out on the town with all expenses paid
- Alcoholic beverages
- Arts and crafts supplies
- Athletic gear
- Bath stuff
- Beauty products
- Expensive, stylish clothing
- Food (home-made treats, cooking ingredients, or gourmet store-bought delicacies)
- Gift certificates for spas, salons, upscale stores, and restaurants
- Luxury travel packages
- Perfumes and colognes
- Plants/gardening tools
- Tickets to movies, concerts, sporting events, gallery openings, and social events
- Video games
Leo Colours, Patterns, and Designs
Leo colours are warm shades of strong colours such as gold, red, bright blue, and royal purple. Leo usually prefers solid blocks of colour to complicated patterns or designs.
Gemstones associated with the sign of the lion are amber, carnelian, ruby (July), and peridot (August).
Leo Trees, Plants, Flowers, and Foods
If purchasing plants, seeds, or food, there are certain trees, herbs, and edibles associated with Leo and its ruling planet, the sun. Leo trees include holly (July 8-August 4), hazel (August 5-September 1), birch, and trees bearing citrus fruit.
Leo herbs include rosemary, bay, saffron, and chamomile. Plants and flowers include mistletoe, marigold, peony, poppy, and sunflower. Foods associated with Leo are citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges, sunflower seeds, walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts.
The Atypical Leo
Not all Leos will conform to the typical Leo profile. A Leo whose rising sign is in Aquarius, for example, will be very different from one who has Virgo rising. A Leo with Aquarius rising will likely be less interested in luxury items and more drawn to technology, whereas with Virgo rising, interests usually focus on healthy cooking and practical crafts.
For more on Leo, see the Leo Personality Profile. To see personality and marriage profiles for all the sun signs, visit the main Astrology page. To get an astrology chart, see the Astrology Charts page.