Those born on August 19 are natives of Leo. While these individuals are born under the sign of Leo, this birthday falls on the Leo-Virgo cusp. Leos are warm, often outgoing, fun-loving souls who are natural-born leaders. In relationships, Leos know how to take charge but are also compassionate and devoted.
Like the lion, the symbol of Leo, this fire sign is focused on their pride—in this regard, family. These natives are protective, resilient, and nurturing. Being with a Leo can be frustrating at times, as Leo can insist on being right even when they aren’t. Yet these fire sign natives are full of reasons to love them.
The Lion on the Leo-Virgo Cusp
Cusp dates for astrological signs nearly always make for fascinating personalities. Natives in Leo born on the Virgo-Leo cusp are an intriguing blend of fire meeting Earth. These natives are commanding in Leo, yet cautious because of Virgo. They are full of passion and a fiery spirit, yet perfectionists who are detail oriented and organized. These individuals are also often progressive in their thought process, yet also have a strong moral compass.
August 19 natives are generally hot-tempered. Ruled by both the Sun in Leo with an influence of Mercury thanks to Virgo, natives of the Leo-Virgo cusp are quick thinkers, problem-solvers, and sometimes have a brutal sense of honesty.
The influence of Virgo in a Leo makes for someone who cares about their privacy in group settings yet desires intimacy one-on-one. These can be exceptionally charismatic individuals when they are dealing with interpersonal relations. Pride is a factor for both Leo and Virgo so these natives can be proud and determined. On the negative side, if they let this get the best of them, they can be prideful and judgmental.
The Motivating and Innovative Leo
Leos are natural uplifters. This positive astrological sign is fixed in the fire element. This fixed modality means Leos are rooted in the qualities of fire. Leos are adaptable, warm and energetic, ambitious, and feisty.
Many Leos make ideal motivational speakers, life coaches, or counselors because of their natural born instinct to inspire others. These natives like to look for the positive in most situations and can communicate that easily to those around them.
Leos also tend to think outside the box and can be very imaginative. This innovative quality in Leo makes them fantastic leaders. Many Leos excel at being a CEO, manager, or an entrepreneur. Some past presidents in recent history were even born under the sign.
An August 19 Leo and Leadership
Leo is the natural-born leader of the Zodiac when put in a group setting. These natives are not usually afraid to speak their mind and take charge of a situation. Ruled by the Sun, Leos understand that any given situation needs a sense of direction. Leos born on the cusp of Virgo can be especially notable in this attribute.
Leos like to lead, and Virgo is the organizer of the Zodiac. A Leo on the Leo-Virgo cusp innately understands that any venture needs a sense of organization and leadership. These individuals can get a bit overbearing at times and will do well when they know how to compromise and listen to other’s opinions.
Resiliency in a Leo
Like anyone else, Leo can get knocked down from time to time. These natives are one of the more resilient signs of the Zodiac, though. A Leo usually understands in their core how to pick themselves back up again and keep going. This is part of how these individuals are such natural uplifters of those around them. Many can look at a Leo and see them charge through challenges in life and still come out on top.
While Leo is sensitive like anyone else, they can be quite good at letting things roll off and moving forward. A Leo is just as capable of holding a grudge as anyone else, but they know that doing this brings themselves down. Most Leos would prefer to move on with their life and onto the next positive thing.
The Ambition of an August 19 Leo
The ambition of a Leo is only rivaled by a few other astrological signs. This fire sign is bold, daring, and when they have their eyes set on something, they stop at nothing. They can be prideful in their pursuit of success, but this is part of what gets many Leos where they are going. Leo is one of the signs that tend to do better owning a business or managing one.
The driven quality of these natives can be a delightful attribute, but if they let it get the best of them, they can step on other’s toes on occasion. Leos excel when they learn to work well with others and compromise from time to time. Self-awareness and responsibility are crucial to these natives to do their best.
Weaknesses in an August 19 Native of Leo
Leo’s most significant negative traits tend to be their pride and over-ruling the feelings and opinions of others. Leo needs to learn that we are all mistaken from time to time, themselves included. Having a sense of accountability with themselves is vital for self-growth.
It’s also imperative that Leo learns to be more empathetic to the feelings of others. Even if they don’t concede to the suggestions of their loved ones, it will do these natives well to at least consider their ideas or feelings. Learning to repeat back how others feel and why they feel that way when they communicate is an excellent skill for a Leo to cultivate.
The Best Professions for an August 19 Leo
Being the natural leaders that natives in Leo are, taking on the role of the boss is one of their most natural talents. Leos can do a fantastic job as a CEO or manager in any business they are passionate about. Leos who are less outgoing can excel as entrepreneurs.
Thanks to Virgo’s influence in this cusp birthday, August 19 Leos can make fantastic professional organizers, event planners, accountants, or anything else detail oriented. Running a house cleaning business or wholesome nutrition business is an ideal fit for many with this birthday.
Leos tend to enjoy the limelight, so working as an actor, public speaker, politician, or salesperson can be a perfect fit for many with this birthday. Sales might seem unconventional to some Leos, but this career involves a lot of speaking and putting oneself out there, making a Leo a natural fit.
Leos who are medically-minded will sometimes do well as cardiologists or in sports medicine. The heart is a central component to a Leo, and they can soar in the leading role in surgery. Many Leos are also athletic, and sports medicine calls to several natives with this birthday.
August 19 Leo and Compatibility
Leo, in most cases, is most compatible with the signs of Aries, Sagittarius, and Aquarius. Leos can be compatible with each other, but this partnership takes some work and is a bit of a gamble. Two Leos together will work largely depending on individual personalities and the ability to compromise.
Aries and Leo are intensely compatible. Aries are ambitious, feisty, and adventurous pioneers. This fellow fire sign is exceptionally innovative and entrepreneurial. Leo and Aries can butt heads now and then but will have an intense amount of passion when they make up.
Sagittarius and Leo are a brilliant melding of fire signs. Sagittarius is philosophical and always loves learning something new. The sign of the archer likes to be on the move and seeks out new beginnings. This is ideal with the bold thinking Leo who has lofty goals.
Leos astrological opposite is the sign of Aquarius. This air sign is quite positive and uplifting, just like Leo. They have some balancing characteristics, though. Aquarius is all about self-growth and evolving. This progressive-minded sign can stabilize some of Leo’s more stubborn and prideful attributes. These two have the potential for a fantastic match.
Gemini is another air sign that can pair well with Leo on occasion. Geminis are multifaceted individuals who like fun but are also to be driven and deep thinkers. This can match well with a Leo who is lively but also ambitious. Both of these signs can be passionate, and sometimes even wild, lovers.
Libra is another air sign that can work well with Leo. Libras are diplomatic and balanced individuals, represented by the scales. These tactful natives can lend a sense of levelheadedness to Leo. Both Leo and Libra appreciate luxury in life and will be like-minded in this sense.
Leo with Earth and Water Signs
Leos typically pair best with fire and air signs. However, if personalities work well together, a Leo can occasionally match well with an Earth or water sign. This is particularly true for the August 19 Leo, as this native falls on the cusp of the Earth sign, Virgo.
Capricorn is the workaholic of the Zodiac and will be like-minded with most Leos in their sense of ambition. A Leo can bring out a Capricorn’s personality, and a Capricorn can add a bit of stability and pragmatism to Leo’s world. These two might have an awkward beginning but can flourish under the right personalities and circumstances. Former President Barack Obama is a Leo who married a Capricorn in Michelle Obama.
The sign of Taurus is intensely devoted to family, which Leo will appreciate. These are both stubborn natives and need to work on cooperating. However, if they can learn to see eye-to-eye this duo has the potential for a very loving couple. Both Taurus and Leo appreciate the importance of family and protecting their loved ones.
August 19 Leos will pair better with the Earth sign of Virgo than many other individuals born under the sign of the lion. This cusp birthday lends these natives some of Virgo’s traits, and therefore they will have more in common with someone born under the sign of Virgo. Virgos are ethical, organized, and devoted individuals. Many people with this birthday will be able to relate well to Virgos and make it work long-term.
The cusp qualities of an August 19 birthday make this Leo slightly more compatible with water signs. Most Leo’s are not known to be well-matched with Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. The Virgo traits in this birthday open up some possibilities with these sensitive and intuitive astrological signs.
Leo on the Leo-Virgo cusp will have occasional challenges with the guarded, private, yet sensitive Cancer. This water sign can be hurt easily but likes to keep walls up to protect themselves. If Leo can be patient and empathetic, and Cancer can learn to open up and be honest, these two have potential.
Leo and Scorpio are two feisty personalities that can have some heated debates. Scorpios are sensitive but rather than getting over emotional, can lash out with harsh words or even vindictive actions. Leo will have very little tolerance for this. If Scorpio can learn to get in touch with their feelings and be more vulnerable, and Leo can be kinder with their communication, this pair can make it work.
Leo and Pisces can be very opposite in many ways. Pisces are emotive and intuitive natives. They are often more concerned about the spiritual world, while Leo is charging forward on planet Earth with significant ambitions. When these two can meet in the middle, they are both nurturing. At their core, both of these natives want to love and to be loved. Compromise is crucial for Leo and Pisces.
Horoscope for an August 19 Leo
This year is your time to take on some self-growth, Leo. Whether you reflect through journaling, meditation, or counseling, this will be imperative to further success in life. Your relationships need you to be empathetic and patient, Leo. So does your work life. It can be frustrating for a lion like you, but the payoff for the work you put in will be vast.
Singles in Leo should keep an eye out around June, and November this year for possible relationships to blossom. Leos in relationships need to work on compromising this year, but your determined attitude and resolute spirit will see you through hard times, Leo. You are a resilient one, after all!