Leo Moon Sign? Qualities, Traits + Characteristics of your Astrology!

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Leo Moon Sign, it’s your time to shine!

Wondering if you’ve got a Leo Moon Sign? You can discover your natal Moon HERE with this free birth chart calculator.

…If you discover that the Moon was moving through the fifth sign of the zodiac at the moment of your birth, then you have a natal Leo Moon sign!

What’s so important about your natal Moon?

Most people know their Sun sign (or as many people call it, your star sign, or “horoscope”). This describes the “you” that you tend to show the world on an ordinary day. It’s how most people perceive you.

But your natal Moon sign can actually be a lot more revealing, as it relates to your inner world.

It’s the “you” that only close friends and family see (and that’s why you’ll typically see the natal Moon sign more pronounced in children).

So combining knowledge of both your Sun AND your Moon signs can make up a much more complete and in-depth picture of who you really are.

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The Moon is a powerful symbol of your inner world, your emotional landscape, and your unconscious mind…

Your natal Moon reveals how you connect to the world on an intuitive level.

The Moon’s astrological placement in your personal chart speaks of your sensitivities and instincts, and what lies in the shadows of your unconscious.

Your natal Moon also refers to your maternal relationships – how you were mothered, and how the mother archetype shows up in your life (this relates to women and men).

The astrology of your personal Moon also opens up the world of friendship, love, and romance – how you behave in relationships, what you need, what challenges you, and why.

Quite simply… unlocking the secrets of your natal Moon sign can help you understand what drives you from the deep. This lunar wisdom will carry you beyond surface-level personality, so buckle up! Let’s get started…

The personality traits of your natal Leo Moon (or Moon in the 5th House)

So, at the exact moment you were born, Grandmother Moon was moving through the Leo Zodiac sign.

This is fun-loving, passionate, and huge-hearted astrology!

With your natal Moon in Leo, you’re most likely a person who’s affectionate, generous, and super-creative! In fact, you’re probably the center of many people’s lives – a fun-loving magnet for your adoring group of friends and family.

As the zodiac’s only fixed fire sign, Leo also brings intense loyalty to the cosmic cauldron, along with that hot spark of passion we all know and LOVE you for 😉

Folks with this natal Moon are absolutely ruled by their hearts

Leo Moon signs LOVE to love! … And you beautiful people don’t mind expressing your deep devotion to whoever’s around to listen.

But with these fiery Moons, it’s more than just words – people can feel the intensity with which you adore them. This is why people are SO drawn towards you, soaking up every last drop of your positive energy.

With its lion symbolism, the Leo natal Moon also carries a strong sense of dignity and pride.

Folks with this astrological placement in their charts often place a lot of value in how they treat others – and are treated in return. This is a Moon with an innate need for respect and total integrity.

The Leo Moon sign is the zodiac’s fun factory!

You love nothing more than to have a good time….

BUT that’s not to say your natal Moon sign makes you a hedonist!

In truth, it’s the emotional warmth and sense of security you get when spending time in loving company, and doing something meaningful that the Leo Moon sign lives for.

Expressing your fun, creative, pleasure-seeker personality not only makes YOU feel good, but is what lifts up other people too.

Like this zodiac sign’s ruler, the Sun, you have an awe-inspiring ability to radiate heat and joy. It’s your natural gift to shine!

The natal Moon in Leo is where confidence begins…

Self-confidence and self-esteem are Leo Moon sign superpowers.

For this Moon, being the center of attention is a preferred state of being. But not in an arrogant or attention-seeking kinda way. You just feel at ease in the limelight.. and somebody has to!

Maybe you’ve always dreamt of a career in the performing arts? Always the first one up for karaoke on a night out?! Or maybe you’re that person in the office who’s able to nail a presentation with zero preparation?

Leo Moon sign – whether it’s through your work, hobbies, or home life, allowing the dramatic side of your personality to shine is a must!! It’s non-negotiable!

Leadership is your superpower

Despite the ease with which Leo Moon signs seem to step up to the stage, let’s give credit where it’s due – this IS daring astrology!

Bravery, fearlessness, fortitude, and courage are characteristics that you “king of the jungle” types live for! Maybe that’s why you SO often find yourself in leadership, and positions of influence – even when you don’t have any intention of ending up there!

The fact is, the leonine “leader of the pack” type qualities you express mean people follow you. They look up to you, and they do as you do.

And the appreciation isn’t only one-sided – of the entire zodiac, Leo Moon signs are the ones to step up, and willingly receive that recognition and approval from others.

You show up with respect, and take your authority pretty seriously.

Leo Moons are the zodiac’s heart

More than any other (except maybe the Cancer or oh-so devoted Scorpio Moons) this natal Moon placement thrives when their vibrant, open hearts come out to play!

  • Are you a child at heart
  • Do you love hanging out with kids, playing games and clowning around?

The Leo Moon sign usually has a rock-solid relationship with their inner child. This exuberant astrology knows that expressing free, spontaneous, uninhibited creativity is not only a whole lotta fun, but brings deep healing.

Plus, the Leo Moon will rarely shy away from affection – strong emotion is expressed, not toned down, in your world! Not one to over-think how you’re feeling or try and explain it away, you feel comfortable wearing your heart on your sleeve.

According to Brene Brown, “Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage”

You, Leo Moon sign, are a living embodiment of this!

YET a heart as big as yours has the sensitivity to match. Despite your strong appearance, this natal astrology can get easily hurt. And when that happens, and you withdraw that warm and vibrant affection, it can feel to others, like a dark, dark cloud has descended.

Fiercely loyal… to a point, if the Leo Moon gets let down badly then your adversary will be OUT of the royal circle. And they’ll feel how cold it is to be lost the support of their Lion/Lioness.

Leo activates the element of fire

This natal Moon pertains to the fire element, and the realm of love, creativity, self-esteem, and passion.

Meaning: People born with their Moons under this zodiac sign are usually at home when they’re high on self-expression and deep in drama!

If YOU were born under a Leo Moon, then we’re guessing you’re enthusiastic and expressive, flamboyant and abundant.

Maybe you’re a natural artist, have a flair for interior design, or always take charge in the kitchen? The element of fire flows through this astrology, heating up whatever you touch, so that it grows, expands, and becomes even more colourful than before.

You are a natural motivator, sharing your confidence and strong sense of self-worth with others as a sacred transmission.

Like your ruling planet the Sun – the fire at the center of the solar system – you bring life! Dynamic and energizing, you are the life of every party and the top of everyone’s guest list.

That said, your love of dramatics means that if life begins to feel a little lackluster, you create a little “drama’ for yourself. This is a typically fire-sign trait. This Moon sign has been known to stir up a few rumors, or purposely create a little scene… For the sake of entertainment only, of course 😉

Yet your cheeky, childish sense of mischief can cause problems if you don’t keep it in check!

The Leo Moon is ruled by the Sun, center of our solar system and the bringer of heat, light, and life!

This extra layer can be a little confusing. So just imagine the power, energy, and symbolism of the Sun as another thread running through the weave of your emotional world…

The Sun and the Moon are twin luminaries – together they symbolize our divine masculine and divine feminine principles.

So living life through the lens of your Leo Moon, you may feel much less connected to your lunar side, and the qualities, traits, and characteristics usually awakened by the natal Moon.

Instead, Leo Moon signs can be guided more by solar, or divine masculine qualities such as –

  • Strength
  • Action
  • Power
  • Rational and logical thought
  • Strategy
  • Assertion
  • Boldness
  • Courage
  • Outward, social motivation
  • Leadership
  • Protectiveness
  • Decisiveness
  • Independence
  • Individualism

This can look very much like a LOT of what’s been described here already – the ability to lead, protect, take risks and express courage. Yet as the Leo Moon sign is guided by the heart center (rather than the mind) this astrology still tends to feel balanced.


The natal Leo Moon woman (or man) loves romance!

The fixed nature of this zodiac sign makes you a naturally devoted partner, and you demonstrate this devotion with abundance.

Affectionate, loving, and charming, the Leo Moon sign is a good catch!

… But you’re not about to couple up with just anybody – this Moon needs 100% loyalty, and will expect nothing less. You may think that with such a carefree and fun-loving attitude, the Leo Moon sign would be equaly carefree in love. But this is far, far from the truth. Leo Moon signs want long-term partnership, otherwise, why bother?

This natal Moon loves to think up fun ways to shower love and adoration onto their significant other. From surprise gifts, to spontaneous weekends away, you’re always plotting the next grand gesture!

In return, you need plenty of affection, openness and truth, and full commitment. And unless there’s a true heart-to-heart connection in a relationship, things won’t last.

Best compatibility – both an Aries Moon and a Sagittarius Moon will likely be spontaneous and adventurous enough to keep you entertained. Plus, these fire signs will share your passion for life (and for each other!)

Earth sign Moons (Taurus, Virgo, though perhaps not super-logical Capricorn) are most likely to give you the physical affection you crave, but they’ll need to keep you at the very centre of their world to make it work!

The Natal Leo Moon Sign Shadow Side (“Negative” Traits) …

The shadow is where we put all the parts of our personality and traits + characteristics that we reject, suppress, and disown. But inside the shadow, these disowned parts become distorted and still have control over our lives – though without any conscious awareness.

You can read more about the shadow here.

Knowing your natal Moon sign can be an amazing tool for unpacking the shadow.

This is because the Moon also refers to and activates the realms of the unconscious – this place with SO much power over us yet, that’s usually vastly unknown.

For the Leo Moon sign, the traits that may unlock the door into your shadow include:

  • Self-centeredness
  • Being bossy, controlling, and dominating
  • Arrogance and pride
  • Being Stubborn
  • Superficiality
  • Being flippant
  • Elitism

Healing and reclaiming these shadow fragments is a necessary practice on the spiritual path. If YOU have a natal Leo Moon, and you find yourself expressing these qualities then you’re facing a healing opportunity…

 Now tell me… are you here because your natal Moon is in Leo?

Leave a comment below and tell me which trait or quality stands out the most for you.

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