What does a Leo look like? Their physical appearance, explained
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Have you ever looked at someone before and thought, “That person must be a Leo”? After all, there’s just something so glorious, confident and majestic about this fire sign. And because astrology not only impacts your personality, but also your physical appearance, you can almost recognize someone’s zodiac sign just by looking at them. If you’re wondering what a Leo looks like, let’s see why the zodiac lion is so easily recognizable.
Astrology is a powerful language that can describe the way a person looks, acts, dresses, and even decorates their home! It all depends on the energy of your sun sign, your Venus sign and especially your rising sign. After all, the rising sign describes the energy you radiate, and it’s always the first thing people see when they meet you. While some may describe the rising sign as nothing more than a mask, think again. Your rising sign influences your sense of style, the vibes you give off, and how you navigate new surroundings. And ultimately, how you present yourself is always a reflection of who you are!
When someone has astrological placements in Leo, they tend to embody their planetary ruler, which is the sun. This bright, shimmering, invigorating energy can be seen in every aspect of a Leo’s life. Between their shiny mane, sparkling skin, and bold fashion choices, there’s something about a Leo that makes them impossible to ignore. Like the sun, they light up the whole room!
Whether you’re Sun, Moon, or Rising Leo, this zodiac sign’s influence will always shine through your personality and appearance. If you calculate your complete natal chart with an accurate birth time, you can find out your rise (which changes every two hours). This is the most important placement in your birth chart because which zodiac sign is your rising sign literally dictates how the rest of your birth chart looks. The rising sign rules over the first home of oneself, which influences your outward appearance, including head and profile. Leo placements attract others because of their natural glow and warm personality. What else would you expect from the zodiac sign that is literally ruled by the sun?
Leos tend to have very intense eyes, strong jaw lines, and voluminous manes that are often kept long and blown in the wind. Does it sound like a familiar fellow with a loud roar in the animal kingdom? After all, Leos are symbolically linked to the lion (aka the king of the jungle). Leos tend to have fair, glowing skin, especially when lightly tanned. Leo season takes place from July 22 to August 22, giving Leos the perfect excuse to soak up the summer sun and maintain their signature bronze tan.
You can look straight ahead to spot a Leo: Barack Obama, Halle Berry, Joe Jonas, Whitney Houston, Jason Momoa, and Elisabeth Moss are just a few examples of famous Leos. They have prominent foreheads, fierce looks, and are rarely found living in someone else’s shadow. Leos also tend to have lively and proud pearly whites. Pay attention to Leo placements with a fixation on how their teeth look (think retainers, adult braces, get them whitened regularly, or never miss a brush or floss). This Leo energy is strong with Leo placements and can dictate many of their characteristics from head to toe (or paw)!
Leos love to bring drama and dress up 10 out of 10 times. They are known for their fearless and fun fashion sense. Think of Marilyn Monroe’s bright pink dress in the 1953 film Men prefer blondes. She jumped to the background of men dressed in black and white suits, singing “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” in the style of the Lions. After all, Marilyn Monroe was a Leo Ascendant! If you’re a Leo Rising, you’re probably known for stepping in and being extra at any given event. You can also see it in another famous Leo rise, Tina Turner! Dubbed the Queen of Rock ‘n Roll, her iconic, shimmering stage ensembles make her a Leo that soars in her heart.
Their sense of style is garish; dripping with jewels, gold and fiery colors. Leos like to embody the white-hot energy of the sun – and who can blame them? In fact, they’re so bright you might have to look away. Their wardrobe is always filled with show-stopping pieces in the form of plunging necklines, cropped hemlines, animal prints, highlights, fringes, feathers and high slits. They are beaming and proud, and when a Lion passes by, expect a whole lot of jaws to drop to the ground immediately.
Leos like to embody the white-hot energy of the sun – and who can blame them?
Another example of the Leo style is Meryl Streep’s character, Miranda Priestly, in the 2006 classic The devil wears Prada. She intimidates everyone with just one look from her corner office with perfectly fringed hair and extravagant jewelry. Who else could play this classy, fashion-forward role if not a true Rising Lion?
And one of the most iconic and well-known examples of how a Leo would dress is none other than Jennifer Lopez. The star left a permanent mark on red carpet fashion with her iconic green silk Versace gown which she wore in 2000. Featuring a plunging neckline below her navel and a flowing emerald skirt, it is not amazing that this dress made a comeback in 2019. Clearly, bright colors, expensive fabrics, and plunging necklines that show off copious amounts of skin are a *must* in a Leo’s wardrobe (especially a Leo like J-Lo).
It’s important to honor a Leo’s desire to stand out from the crowd. Just as we wouldn’t want the sun to dim its glow on our planet, the rest of the zodiac does better when Leos are not only allowed, but encouraged to embrace their bold, eye-catching nature. Like it or not, that’s who they are! If you have Leo investments, take note – it’s time to pull that hot pink jumpsuit out of your closet, let your natural hair play and take the world by storm!