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Leo in Love

Leo in Love, Venus in Leo
Venus in Leo Couple: fun and childlike. Photo by Adina Voicu

Updated August 28, 2018
Originally posted June 26, 2011
By Corinne Lane     41 Comments

“I Love Drama”

The first secret to know about a Leo in love is that it does NOT refer to a sun-sign Leo person. Only someone with the planet Venus in Leo will be a “Leo in love.” (Find out your Venus sign with our Venus Sign Calculator.)

Venus in Leo is a warm, dramatic, enthusiastic lover. They have great vitality, expressing their love playfully and generously. They are loyal. They will court you in a grand way, ignoring the world around you as they make you the center of their attention. Enjoy it, and then be sure to reciprocate it! They are simply treating you the way they want to be treated. If you don’t give them the attention they believe they deserve, you will pay the price. The Venus in Leo lady is a high-maintenance drama queen. She’s not afraid of making loud scenes in public places because you smiled at the waitress. Likewise, the Venus in Leo man had better be your king, or you will hear him roar. They are drama queens, but they are sincere and honest with their love. They don’t play power games. They want to be adored, damn it! They have a fundamental need to be the center of attention, and to dominate your emotional life. Believe it or not, they have a big heart.

Whereas Aries is selfish, Leo is self-centered. There is a difference. The Leo lover is proud, arrogant, and the center of their own attention. They are proud of themselves, and they honestly believe that everyone else should be proud of them, too. But they are not selfish. They are actually very generous with their resources, always showering their loved ones with gifts. But be sure, they give gifts the way a king or queen gives gifts to loyal subjects. They expect you to worship them. They can be blind to your needs, not even recognizing if they’ve been harsh with you because their attention is focused on themselves.

Madonna, Pamela Anderson, President George W. Bush, the Dalai Lama, and Tom Cruise have Venus in Leo, as did Michael Jackson and Mother Teresa.

Leo is the fixed fire sign, and Venus in Leo can be a painfully stubborn lover. They will stick around for a long time in a relationship. They will hold on to you for a long time after you break up with them, sometimes refusing to let go.

The Venus in Leo man is turned on by proud women decked out in jewelry, polished nails, and lots of accessories. He doesn’t mind if a woman has plastic surgery or other cosmetic enhancements. Whatever makes her look like a million bucks is okay. The Venus in Leo lady prefers to wear a tiara instead of a veil at her wedding.

How to Love Venus in Leo

Making your Venus in Leo lover feel loved is easy: worship them. Make them the center of your attention at all times. Don’t you dare look at another person when they’re near you. The Venus in Leo lover must come first in your life, before family, before everything. If you give anything less than that, the Leo lover will not feel loved. Neither smooth-talking words, nor sweet hugs will do the trick if they don’t feel that they are the center of your attention. So put your Leo lover on a pedestal and don’t take your eyes off them. They also enjoy receiving gifts; after all, they’ve already showered you with gifts. Try to make a habit of buying something for them everywhere you go, even if a small souvenir. If you go to a bookstore, buy them a bookmark; if you go the grocery store, buy them a card. They really take that to heart. They’re not picky with gifts, they just like to receive anything. They know it’s the thought that counts, and they want to know that you’ve been thinking about them everywhere. Praise your Venus in Leo lover when you talk to other people. They have a deep need for recognition, and they will understand such public praise as love. Praise and admiration mean more to them than any romantic date. You will be rewarded with a generous, warm, and honest drama queen.

Note: Your Venus sign shows your characteristics in close relationships, not necessarily in any other area of your life. Conjunctions to Venus from the outer planets will alter your love style.

Read more about Venus in Leo. Read about the Fire Sign Love Language since Leo is a fire sign. Be sure to try the free compatibility report.

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  1. Yes, i can highly agree! The venus leo lover i had… Lets just say. He IS the King! And unfortunate for both of us…, i happen to be the Queen, with my venus being in Scorpio.. Our worlds nor lives have never been the same!lol

    He is a lover! Sensual and passoinate at its utmost..ive never felt so caressed by another
    since and we are talking 6yrs later, after being apart!

    So to make this story short, the post is correct! This leo venus lover had made it known. He loves me. He suffers from constant loonging me, he wants me and im the BEST lover HEs ever had. Ever! Hes been with his girl since we split. smh! Yea, stubborn. He/we, will love and makelove for our life times

  2. I have venus in love and I love to be adored and treasured. I love when my men brag about me and i need to be rerspected and admired. I hate anyone who spreads bad roomers about me. I love deep intense relationships and I need to feel that I am missed by my man, I want him to need me like air and focus love and attention to me, If i did my hair, nails or wearing somthing new, pls comment and tell me how good i look and that i look good all the time, I need loads of attention and i want to think i am the only one. If you told me yesterday, tell me today and tommorrow.tell me u will die if u dont have my body, tell me i am the best person u have ever had. pour out your heart and sole i want u to flood me with energy and emotion. My man is venus in scorpio and i must say he is the only one who has met all my demanding needs and tell him let loose your scorpio on me i dont mind. As well he is very loyal and will always protect me. I am all these qualities I am say, good article!

  3. I have Venus in Leo too and I am a guy. And yes, this is exactly the way I love. I am the type of guy to cross the oceans for a woman and I have done it. Also, yes, I love to giving gifts here and there and be treated like a king and being told that I mean the world, and that I am the best, and that I am the most attractive man around, the kindest, the everything, lol. And yes, I have been treated that way by a few ladies who told me they would do anything for me and that I was THE man. That feels really good. That is funny :-).

  4. I’ve got a Venus in Leo,honestly it’s hard for me to let go..i can’t except to be avoided even if its for a minute.Silly me for being involved with a selfish,arrogant Aries man…its just drama after drama.

  5. This is scary accurate. It’s very intriguing! In my most recent relationship my ex had always told me that I expected to be treated like a princess. I couldn’t even deny it, and in fact was pretty straight forward with it. However, I believe that it is common for most people to misunderstand Leo in Venus. Just as this article suggests, although Leo in Venus demands a lot, they also give a lot. This is entirely true for me. I often say that I demand so much only bc I know how much I’ll put on the front line once I’ve fallen in love with you. So not only do I expect to be treated as a princess, I will go to the world’s end to make sure that my lover is treated like a prince. Many of these qualities, I believe, are even more enhanced with my sun in Cancer. I will protect you, defend you, and never let go of you once we’ve fallen in love. I also believe that I am the best lover you will ever have. I become very temperamental when I don’t get what I want and don’t feel appreciated. But, I will remain forever loyal to you and will ensure that our love life never goes without excitement.

    • SF in DC on said:

      We have the same sun and venus, so I agree with this statement in a big way! I’d rather be alone then not get the same treatment back.

  6. Kristin on said:

    I am a Capricorn Sun so I am always attracting Scorpio Suns, moons or Venus. But my Venus is Sag so I find Scoprio’s sooooo boring. So stuck in the past and their “depth” is merely self-projection. They are trying to pierce a place I am not longer at while I am staring into the horizon and chasing it. LOL! Those never work and Scorpio’s end up pining. IMO because they want what they cannot have. It feeds into this illusion of mystery.
    But Leo’s….omg. I just cannot get enough of Leo energy! The passion. The love. ARGHHHH!!!!! I just want to bask. lol. I am also a Cancer Moon so their neediness is a perfect receptacle for my giving/affectionate tendencies.

  7. this is so true even if my venus isnt in leo…i am leo, but venus in virgo…it’s hard for me to let go of a dead relationship…faults of a fixed sign unfortunately…and we spoil/pamper the other with all our resources…we know no bounds! but we just get so bored easily though, once the challenge of obtaining is done, hard for me to keep it going…i need someone to keep me on my toes and vice versa but still have that loyalty, fidelity attached.

  8. I have to admit I have venus in leo and am skeptical about all of this for the long run. I can imagine a young, possibly immature, less life experienced individual who may not have had tough times to act like this. Your life experiences shape you up, change you, give you a different outlook. Even Being educated can change you as a whole. Bottom line is time changes us all. I would not label a person to be this one way in love the rest of their lives. Unconvinced. maybe falling in love/at the beginning they may be this way, but not forever. Whilst all influences have some interpretation the house Venus is in is the area the planets energy is most expressed so I would take this basic sign placement with a pinch of salt to define a person in love. think about it moon deals with feelings, emotions and subconscious so is key. If Neptune is strong in the chart the love could all be a misty fogy unclear cloud of deceit or even illusion. If Saturn is harshly aspecting Venus or rules natal tough lessons are to be learned and will certainly put the drama queen in place. I would probably consider basic sign placements as the infant influences, like trying to get to know yourself and find yourself. Taking more into consideration is the evolved persona. Above all the Chinese horoscope is more accurate.

    • *in fact if Venus isn’t particularly emphasized/strong/aspected in the natal chart or dominant some people wouldn’t feel the need to focus on this planet much at all

  9. Choctawprincecess on said:

    I’m a cancer women I. Love with a Leo man. We’ve been together for four years apart for 3 months out of those years and I’ve tried to move on when I feel his talking to his ex or someone new but I always go back it’s usually starts when I’m busy with work and Im not there to show him enough attention. He starts to sway what should I do I was at home with him and he got a text from a women that was programmed in his phone I asked him about it he said it was work but my instinct tells me different I confronted him and he got angry with me said I don’t trust him and I don’t respect him but I do I love him I just want him to show me and be honest what should I do

  10. Tamara on said:

    Okay, I’m female, and I have venus in leo, and here’s how I am. And my love manner really borders on S+M. I prefer a guy who is domineering, possessive, controlling (as long as he’s kind, gentle, and very loving too), because he is powerful, tough, and strong and wants a submissive, fragile girl (and not a woman, but someone who acts more girly) he can hold close in his arms in bed and make love to her for hours (any strong, powerful taurus guys out there??). He is definitely the guy and his girl, me, is definitely a woman, who is very feminine (at least around him, I can run for miles outside for exercise, to keep slim and healthy, lol). I’m also a very loving, caring person. And I have always been like this. And yes, I can get quite upset if my man were to flirt with or want to be with another woman, but my attitude is just to disappear, not start a big scene or lots of drama (I’m quite the introvert, and can be quite shy), and never be around that person again (unless they change…I can get over things eventually). I prefer to be alone and distant if someone doesn’t really want me that much. I’m like, okay, you don’t really love so much, so, see ya. Anyway, some of my other astro positions: virgo sun, leo moon, cancer rising (I’m very sensitive), libra mercury, and libra mars. So, I guess people are far too complex to really just go by one planet position in their chart.

  11. I am a virgo with venus in leo and i cnt stand boring men who want to sit at home and do nothing all night, i mean once or twice is okay but not every single time we meet up, that gets old real quick.. I started seeing someone and it’s funny because i told him i want to be treated like a queen, like buying me flowers and stuff like that i love romance, but i keep running into weak men with a lot of water in the chart.. My moon is in scorpio (squaring my venus :/) which is super awkward!!

    However once I’m yours im not going anywhere and i would give you the world.. Im always optimistic when it comes to love and i really want to be happy and secure so love can bloom. Im still looking tho :) i suppose i cn b dramatic but i call it passionate haha :’)

    • Debra Milligan on said:

      wowow you are the same as me, virgo, scorpio moon, venus in leo….I am reading about this to find out what is up with me and men? I guess I just hang on to long and expect to be worshipped hhahaaaa oh well, at least I know what’s up! yes, i use passionate too not dramatic….Harmobgy what kind of name is this?

      • Zenyu_uuntu on said:

        Same here virgo sun,scorpio moon venus in leo n libra rising, almost same!Cancer midheaven.
        Love, intimacy n romance is very imp for me n Infact my world revolves around love,romance n fantasies.But i dont want a fake relationship that fresh at the beginning n explosive at the end n yea!some eccentricities wud be an excellent flavour to spice up the relationship.If i were to be in a relationship I’d be craving for attention frm my partner,deep intimacy with spirituality n commitment with honesty.I wish i wasn’t very emotional but a hardcore hot khiladi :(
        Whatever happens in life,one shud not 4get to love the self cus in the end ur self will be with u no matter jitni bhi andhi tufan aaye!

  12. I m venus in Leo. He is venus in scorpio. We were friend for a year. In relationship 6 months. We had to end because he has liver failure and he dumped me because he wants me to find a good man to look after me. After break up,10 years have passed, he’had never call or message me at all, only me take the 1st move to contact him. But my contact is like once in 2 years, he always reply me. Actually in this 10 years, I have been waiting for him to come back to me but he never did. Though the time of the relationship is short, I remember every single moment I had with him. It is a very deep feeling and love that I can never find again. Is painful to know and accept the fact that he will never come back to me.

  13. Gemini lady on said:

    Why isn’t my man like this!!!
    I’m in relationship with libra sun,gemini moon and venus in leo!
    He’s yes sweet, gentle and always buys gifts for me but he’s so cold and never care about me!
    Thou I really do to him can anyone help me ?
    Btw I’m gemini sun, sagittarius moon and venus in cancer

    • I think it is you Venus cancer making you feel this, maybe tell him how you feel he probably doesn’t know the extent of your needs or take a break so he can miss and value you. Love yourself girl! :)
      Btw my name is harmony it was a typo the previous name lol

      • Astrology Library on said:

        I fixed your name on the previous comment.

      • Gemini lady on said:

        Yea about that, I think it’s because I haven’t gave him the right attention:/
        But still I want to be treated like a princess too!
        He’s kinda selfish in a childish way if you get what i mean
        He always ignores my calls and messages and last week I’ve beak up with him, I know he still thinks of me but I don’t think that he’ll come talk to me so am I don’t want to talk to him but I’ve really missed him alot!

        • Harmony on said:

          Hi :) any progress with you two? Space is a good thing. Try and take time for yourself and focus on yourself, men can be incredibly spoilt especially fire signs, in time the answers will come to you but for now just relax :)

          • Gemini lady on said:

            Well he talked to me and he says that he misses me and loves me and he’ll change ,we got back together but still no difference

          • Harmony on said:

            I think he knew you would take him back bare in mind gemini moons know what to say to get what they want .. I still think you should take some time for yourself, and see if this is definitely what you want, how long have you been together?

          • Gemini lady on said:

            He didn’t take nothing from me if you know what I mean, we live in very closed culture.
            Well it’s been 1 year for us, he wants to marry to me but I’m the one who take long time to think.

    • Kaling Kingan on said:

      OMG! You have the same chart as mine.
      IDK whats your mars tho but mine is Leo…just in case yours is too.

      ANd I feel your pain so much Gurl! Been also in that kind of situation/feeling you got.

      The relationship I’m in is not yet a relationship label-wise but we’re on the getting-to-know stage.
      He’s also like your guy except for the moon.
      Sun in Libra
      Moon in Pisces
      Venus in Leo

      Reading your comment reminded me so much of myself and all my past relationships that failed…which also are ended by me because I don’t feel cared enough by the guy & ‘seen-zoned’ messages.

      I agree with what Harmony said. Take time off for yourself. [####] all these men who won’t treat us right. Better treat ourselves better than make our lives be on a standstill for them.
      If they want us, then make time for us. If not, then sayonara.

  14. Me: Cap Sun, Sag Moon/Mars, Pisces Venus
    Him: Cancer Sun, Leo Moon/Mars/Venus

    So the man I’m dating has this placement. I fell for him on the first day! Ha! And he wasn’t afraid of my passion, honesty, or romantic nature.. I really feel like he enjoyed being adored. We’re both on Cloud 9 right now. It has only been fireworks and we’re both soo generous with our attention and affection. I love that he goes with the flow and just lets his passions overtake him.

    All of you Venus in Leo’s are great :)

    • Harmony on said:

      Aaww you sound really happy that’s so nice! Yes when leo placements love they love hard and it’s a fixed sign so very loyal! :-).. The only thing is if we are passionate over someone and that person didn’t feel the same that hurts, cuz we can be quite naive.. Anyway enjoy your love and I hope you guys have many more years of happier :) x

  15. I’m venus in aries, moon in leo. And my twins’ dad is venus in Leo. No wonder he’s unbearable.

  16. Venus in Leo woman and this describes me to the letter. Need to be worshipped and madento feel I am the only one. if I’m not- then I need to know from the beginning in order to keep my emotions in tact and to devote my loyalty to the wrong person… I have a hard time letting people go and will stay loyal to the wrong person too long, if I do stop contact or responding-I’ll never be back. I am a Virgo sun,Gemini Moon, Pisces Rising with a Mercury in Virgo. I see and understand everything around me…I just dont let you know that I see deeper than surface deep. I can read others easily. But that Pisces can fairytale the shit out of a bleak reality. That’s a true detriment for me.

  17. Amaya Taylor on said:

    this is scary accurate – leo venus

  18. Zenyu_uuntu on said:

    It’s so true!Attention is very imp. It’s saddening that i wud want my man to take the lead for proposal or confession if sm1 is serious about me.Having scorpio moon is smtimes hard cus we love so deeply once committed, hence i better treat myself with royalty n also to my dearies! : )

  19. Lauren Bagneski on said:

    I’m a Leo venus and he’s a virgo venus. Based on that alone it’s really difficult. I’m so much more expressive than he is. I often spend my days getting irritated at the lack of return I get but he tries. Damn Leo makes it so I dont want to let go. Ugh!

  20. Nu husband has a Leo Venus, but he never gives me gifts, a lot of times not even on my birthday and never on Christmas. Yes, he is adventurous and likes to go out and also like a lots and lots of attention, which is sometimes tiering.. but no gifts šŸ˜”

  21. Wendy Trossbach on said:

    I have Venus in Leo
    I am a cancer sun
    My late husband (soulmate)
    also had Venus in Leo
    He was also a Leo Sun
    I’m trying to figure out if our birth charts
    show we were soulmate’s
    Everything inside of me says we we’re
    I know he felt the same way.
    I’m kinda new at reading and interpreting
    birth charts
    So I’m wondering what to look for
    What all in our charts can help determine
    if someone is actually our soulmate
    or our twin flame?
    Any advice on this would be so appreciated.

    • Wendy Trossbach on said:

      I forgot to mention
      I am a Pisces Moon
      Cancer Sun, Cancer in Mercury
      Aquarius Ascending
      Leo descending
      Venus in Leo
      Jupiter in Leo
      Saturan in Aries
      Virgo in Uranus, and in Pluto
      Neptune in Scorpio
      Lilith in Aries
      Taurus N. Node
      Scorpio S. Node
      Mars in Libra

      My husband:
      Leo Sun
      Leo Moon
      Cancer in Mercury
      Venus in Leo
      Virgo rising (I think)
      Not sure if this helps any but thought I should add the information.

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