Ah, Leo. Our bright, sun-ruled sign. This regal zodiac sign has a forceful personality and loves to shine bright. This is a charismatic placement that loves to dominate the world around them.
When choosing the right spirit animals for Leo, we take a variety of traits into consideration. The Sun is Leo’s ruler and plays a central role in this process. Leo spirit animals are focused on looking good, taking up space, and in general shining the brightest out of the bunch.
Let’s get started with Leo’s #1 spirit animal, which also happens to be the sign’s natural symbol.
1. The Lion
First up, we have the Lion. This is the spirit animal we all think of when it comes to Leo, as it’s his natural symbol.
The reason we associate Leo with kings and royalty is due to Leo’s close connection with the Sun, which is the most powerful and energy-giving feature in our sky. It gives us prosperity like a good king gives to his kingdom.
Lions are a perfect spirit animals fit for Leo and and the sun because of how majestic, regal, and tenacious they are.
Both Lions and Leos are confident, love to be dominant, and are theatrical to no end. They’re full of passion and drip with charisma. They naturally work a crowd and it’s hard for them to stay out of the spotlight for long. Both Leos and Lions love to take center stage and lead others. Their confidence in their skills and assets always stands out.
And then there’s the loyalty. Both Leos and Lions live by it. They fiercely protect those who show them loyalty and cast aside anyone who proves disloyal.
Like the lion, Leo expects to be respected and admired by those around them. They walk with their heads held high. When someone does disrespect or question them, watch out, because both Leo and the Lion know how to lash out and make a powerful statement out of it.
Leos and lions are also eminently playful and socialable. They love to interact with their tribe/pride, always showing up with big hearts with a lot to give.
One thing to watch out for with the Lion spirit animal archetype is arrogance and laziness. Lions know they’re at the top of the foodchain. So they can become a bit stagnant and conceited.
2. The Peacock
Here we have another Leo spirit animal that loves to shine and be the center of attention.
Peacocks are notorious for how they love to perform and flaunt their amazing colors and fanned tail-feathers. So it’s no surprise that Leo is a kindred spirit of the peacock. Leos love soaking up flattery and attention and are impossible to miss.
Creativity is a big part of Leos persona, especially creativity that shines in the public eye. And those wildly beautiful feathers of the peacock symbolize a similar awe that Leo creates with their own “peacocking” ways.
Neither Leo nor the peacock needs to work hard to attract people. They’re naturally radiant and know how to draw people to them effortless. Of course, the shadow side of this is that they can become a bit arrogant and difficult to get along with. Peacocks are beautiful, but they also have a bit of a saucy personality.
Drama, warmth, and enthusiasm aren’t always traits we can associate with birds, but the peacock stands out amongst its feathered brethren, just as Leo does amongst men.
3. The German Shepard
The German Shepard is a Leo spirit animal that highlights the loyal, faithful, and devoted nature of the sign.
Leo loves to have an adoring audience, and they keep a wide circle of friends and acquaintances for this purpose. But Leo is primarily focused on maintaining a smaller circle of close friends that they can show their undying devotion to.
Leo is a fixed sign, after all, and drawn to other loyal and steadfast people and relationships. In a romantic relationship, loyalty and fidelity are fundamental for them.
Enter the German Shepard, an entirely devoted, loving, and loyal companion. This breed sticks to its owner like glue, just like how a Leo sticks to its companions.
German Shepards will fight hard to protect those they devote themselves to, just as stubborn fixed Leo will fight faithfully for their tribe until their last breath.
Now, let’s really dive into the spirit realm and touch on one of Leo’s mythological spirit-animal counterparts.
4. The Dragon
For our fourth and final Leo spirit animal, we have the legendary dragon.
Leo is all about presence. And what has a more impactful presence than a dragon? Like Leo, the dragon’s reputation precedes them. There’s as many myths about them as there are about Leo’s own ruler, the sun.
Both dragons and Leos know that their presence holds the power to fascinate people. They’re eminently confident and sure of themselves as a result. They know that their sheer presence can make a profound impact on people.
They both have the power and impact to fight courageously for what’s important to them. Dragons are associated with majesty and masterfulness, which are high ideals that every Leo resonates with.
There you have it, four bright-shining and devoted spirit animals for Leo.
I just realized I didn’t put the salmon on the list. Also a great spirit animal for Leo. They’re also tenacious and love to swim against the current to create their own path, just like Leo.
So what do you think about the spirit animals in this article? Do you agree with the fit for Leo? Or do you have other animals that you find resonate even more with Leo energy?
Let us know in the comments!