Proud, loyal Leos are the heart and soul of any organization. Ruled by the Sun, you bring warmth and excitement to your workplace, even a splash of drama. There's no question, you're in charge, and everyone senses it. As the Jungle Queen, Leo's royal ranking just makes itself known.
Passionate and dynamic, you love a job where you can champion people or a cause. Leos are great performers, public speakers and diplomats. You ooze charm and love talking to people. You're incredibly creative, with a contagious, childlike enthusiasm that inspires your co-workers (as long as you don't go too far with it). You'll bake cupcakes for an office-mate's birthday, or plan a baby shower, as a loyal Lion, everyone is part of your den. Just don't get your feelings hurt when others don't return the favor. Not everyone has the boundless energy and magnitude that you do, so make sure you're giving is unconditional.
One of Leo's most impressive qualities is that you KNOW you deserve to be at the top. Even when you're not the actual boss, people respond to your power and leadership. That will either land you a leadership role or a bunch of enemies. As long as your high self-image matches reality, you'll be a beloved ruler. However, a Leo or two in her day has been guilty of an ego trip, feeling entitled to a high-ranking role without paying the requisite dues. If you're not rising to the top as quickly as you'd like, ask a close friend for a brutally honest reality check. Are you being too bossy or pushy? A little patience, some humble pie and lots of hard work (which you're quite capable of doing) will go a long way to win respect.
Being adored is so important to Leos that on the flipside, many stay in low-paying jobs just to feel needed. Praise and appreciation put fuel in your tank, but they don't put money in the bank. Make sure you're getting paid what you're worth, too! Remember, you're the zodiac's star, and you deserve to shine.
And shine you shall, as you're a natural spotlight stealer. Even quiet Leos can pull the gaze of everyone in a room. You were born with that star quality like Leos Madonna, Halle Berry, and Whitney Houston. Being paid as a performer is well within your reach. Your interests are varied and wide, and you may find yourself multitasking, like Leo Jennifer Lopez who ran a fashion line, starred in movies and flew to the top of the charts of a pop artist all at the same time.
Since you are naturally playful, working with children and animals can also be a big draw. Running a youth theater is a great way to combine your sign's love of acting with nurturing the talents of young ones. Motherhood may be your chosen career—like a proud lioness, raising your royal babies is a full time job. You're sure to put all your care and attention into making sure they become their very best and enjoy all the trappings life has to offer.
Best Careers for Leo: Actor, teacher, counselor, artist, interior decorator, lawyer, agent, performer, artist, religious leader, CEO, event planner, human rights advocate, childrenís author, politician, public speaker, motivational trainer, dancer, owner of a creative empire, fashion designer, game developer, animal trainer