Moon Signs: Moon in Leo

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Leo Moons are naturally enthusiastic, and prone to outbursts of spontaneous glee.

If this is your Moon sign, you're generous, proud, loyal and an adventurer at heart. You put your whole heart into relationships, and your sense of Self is bound up in who you run with. 

You're a sunny optimist and can earn a reputation for being a cheerleader among your friends.

Your instinct is to demand respect, and there's a noble air about you, even if your situation is humble. Your confidence takes a terrible tumble, if you're taken for granted, or worse, betrayed.  

Your pride makes you shield your true feelings when you really like someone. You might test a potential new friend or love, with demands, mainly for attention. 

Leo is big on romancing and being romanced, perhaps more than all the other signs. So a Leo Moon is happiest when love is in full bloom.


Leo is a fire sign, and Moon Leos are fiery and passionate about their feelings. Many Moon Leos are highly creative, and at home in the arts.

A Moon Leo is the one that shows a sense of drama early on. This exuberance is fun to be around, and so it's natural for Leo Moons to have lots of friends. 

A happy Leo Moon has an outlet for that intensity of feeling. The inspiration comes from his or her own personal story. 

It's hard to Leo Moons to feign excitement, so it's important for them to follow their heart. Leo is a fixed sign, and this Moon craves stability in a committed, honorable relationship. 

Leo Moons can hold on to resentment, like other fixed signs, and will shun those who have shown disrespect. 


Those with Moon in Leo are emotionally expressive – some might call them drama queens (or kings). They’re soothed in the spotlight, which for their loved ones can be at times wildly entertaining, and at other times utterly overwhelming.

There’s an early compulsion to show off that can lead to artistic achievement and winning all the popularity contests. But if left unchecked, this natural desire to be center stage could lead to a melodramatic personality that drains others.

Your theatrics can seem over the top. But count on Leo Moon to cheer you up when you’re blue, or to encourage you to take that risk. They themselves thrive when living at that edge of creation, trusting in the value of what they have to share with the world.

The Moon in Leo person sees the sunny side of life and people, as long as everyone remembers who’s the alpha of the pack. They’re natural leaders with a self-confidence that radiates a message that life is not only good and abundant, but also fun.

Their true gift is being able to inspire others with a power that can revive a lost dream or heal a broken heart. They’ll also surprise you with an act of generosity that rekindles your faith in friendship.

In love, a foundation of pride keeps the Moon in Leo from showing too much vulnerability. But under that bravado or cheery exterior is a childlike trust and a very tender heart. When deeply wounded in love, it can take quite a while for the royal bearing to return.

Your power time is when the Moon is in Leo, and you're in your element. 


proud, expressive, generous, romantic, childlike, inspiring, creative

The Shadow Side:

bossy, dogmatic, arrogant, stubborn, selfish

Quality and Element:

Fixed and Fire