Simba. Mufasa. Aslan. The cowardly one. Who doesn’t love a lion? You have all the perks of being a Leo and the luck of having Virgo traits too since you were born on the cusp. To know more about your sign, keep reading.
Some Quick Facts About the August 20 Zodiac
- What’s the sun sign? Leo
- Element: Fire
- Sign season: July 23 – August 22
- Symbol: Lion
- Ruling planet: Sun (although it’s technically a star)
- Zodiac quality: Fixed
- Celestial longitude: 120° to 149°
- August birthstone: Peridot
- Flower: Marigold, Sunflower
- Motto: “I’m great.”
- Main traits: Ambitious, strong, charming, prideful, pragmatic, possessive
- Most compatible with? Taurus, Scorpio, Cancer
Those born on August 20 are in the Leo-Virgo cusp (August 19-25). You have a mix of both Leo and Virgo traits while forming others unique to the cusp.
August 20 Zodiac Strengths
The fearlessness of the Leo and the perfectionism of the Virgo come together to make an extremely ambitious Zodiac. You know what you want, and you’re going to stop at nothing to get it.
Whether it’s work or school, a dream job or a perfect buy, the August 20 Leo is not one to quit in the face of adversity. You’ll keep going until you finally get what you want.
Your Virgo side keeps your actions in check. You rarely do anything that doesn’t have a good purpose. You always take the best course of action to quickly solve a problem or get a task done.
You don’t like wasting time and hate inefficiency of any kind, so you’ll streamline a situation to make it work for you, not the other way around.
You have a big heart and you’re not afraid to show it. You help others in distress and make sure to check in with loved ones to show you care about them. Nothing brings you more joy than knowing you’ve made a positive impact on someone’s life.
While you have your moody days, where you want to not see anyone, people bring you the most joy.
Your positive energy knows no bounds. You find the bright side of a situation and infect others with your good vibes. It’s impossible to be mad or sad around you. You’ll crack a joke or say a witty remark to lighten the mood.
Your optimism pairs well with your ambition; you’ll keep thinking positive thoughts until your desired outcome arises.
Your Virgo side comes out during movies, sporting events, or even reading a book. You can analyze whatever you’re watching and predict the outcome with incredible accuracy.
Your brain constantly wizzes around the observations you’ve made and deduces the meaning from them. While your brain is constantly working, you’re never caught off guard in a situation.
Lions are pack animals. Once they’ve made their group, it’s hard to make them leave their pride. You’re the same way. When you become close friends with someone, you keep them in your life for a long time.
It would take a terrific falling out for you to drop someone from your friend group. You’re forgiving, perhaps to a fault, but you always see the best in people.
Weaknesses of the August 20 Zodiac
Your prideful Leo nature combined with Virgo persistence means you’re not one to give up easily. You’re opinionated and quick to come up with an argument. It’s hard for someone to change your mind, so you keep doing what you want to do. You wind up in trouble as a result of your headstrong nature, either in professional or personal life.
You want everything to go your way. Your perfectionist Virgo nature gets the best of you, so you’ll get upset if something isn’t up to your high standards. Whether you like it or not, something’s always going to upset you, which can put you in a fiery mood.
You can sometimes be hard to handle, and other people feel like they have to walk on eggshells around you.
You sometimes fall into the Leo stereotype of thinking everything’s about you. Humility is not your strong suit, so you find it hard to give credit for something you’ve done to anything other than your inherent amazingness.
The best way to your heart is through your ego, and you’ll get upset if you don’t receive a compliment for a long time.
The Leo has a fixed Zodiac quality, so you’re slow to change your ways. You can be stubborn in your beliefs and actions, often preferring what’s been done in the past. You like knowing the outcome of an event before you start it, so you’ll take the well-traveled path to avoid stepping out of your comfort zone at times. Other people will sense that you like playing it safe.
Lions are the kings and queens of the African Savanna for a reason. No other animal can challenge its dominance. Such dominating energy trickles into the Leo Zodiac sign too. You find yourself commanding conversations or situations.
You use your charm to grab people’s attention and keep it, but you can quickly drain the energy of people who want to get a word in.
Your overly critical Virgo side takes in information and immediately judges it. You sometimes come off as condescending to new people you meet. You have high standards for yourself, so you like to see those standards reflected in other people.
If you don’t think someone is worth your time, you won’t pursue that relationship – even if that person has more to offer underneath.
Last but not least, the August 20 Zodiac is possessive over their friends, family, and material possessions. You hold what you love close to you – perhaps too close at times. Your possessiveness can strain your romantic relationships since you’re prone to jealousy.
You want to trust your partner, but something in you makes you want to lash out at any potential threats.
August 20 Zodiac Love Compatibility
As someone born on August 20, you have both fixed and mutable qualities to you. You find yourself standing stubbornly by your beliefs or actions one minute, other times accommodating yourself to the space other people take up. You flow between standing solid, like a rock, or filling in cracks like water.
You can have a variety of friends and friend groups as a result. You don’t want to be the leader all the time, but you also don’t want to be solely a follower. You like mixing up the people you hang out with.
Good friends for you feed your ego without giving you a big head. They healthily compliment you but don’t allow you to become codependent on their validation. You need friends who uphold you but keep you accountable for your actions.
While it hurts your pride to hear other people critique you, you ultimately know it’s for the best.
This Leo doesn’t like jumping into relationships. You don’t find emotionless flings fulfilling, so you avoid them. While you sometimes feel lonely, you know that the wait will be worth it when the right person comes along.
In a relationship, you are caring and charismatic. You make sure your partner knows you care about them. You like setting up dates and knowing where the next surprise for your partner will be. If anything, you always insist on paying, even if you sometimes politely give in and let the other person pay.
Your pride can get in the way of communication, though. You can’t admit when you’re in the wrong, so you’ll circle the truth and try to spin it to make you look the best. Even if you recognize you’ve done something wrong, you won’t want to admit it.
You don’t want to look weak in front of your partner, even though you know that’s silly.
Learning how to apologize graciously (and mean it) will be the best skill to learn for long-lasting relationships with your partner.
Leos can be sexually aggressive in a traditional manner. You always follow the social script. Courtship in a bar, off a dating app, or in person will look different for each situation, but you’ll be sure to “follow the rules” in each scenario to make sure your partner knows what to expect. Even if you want a one-night stand, you want to make sure no one gets hurt.
If you’re ready to settle down, you’ll find yourself pushing away sex. You don’t want to rush into things or else you’ll worry that sex too soon in a relationship will harm it.
Sex is meant to be special, so you’ll make sure to wait until the moment is right before consummating your love for your partner.
Most Compatible Signs for This Leo
Geminis are mutable signs, so they’re flexible with their partner’s traits. When you’re fixed in your ways, the Gemini can easily accommodate you. The Gemini likes to go with the flow and doesn’t have strong preferences or opinions on everything (unlike you), so you’ll mostly be conflict free on that front.
The Gemini is as charming and intelligent as you are – perhaps more so, so you’ll have plenty to talk about. There will never be a boring conversation between you two. Geminis are always doing something fun, and the two of you will make plenty of memories together.
Libras are just and fair. They love people and hate injustices. Libras are Cardinal Air signs, so they take action and have the diplomacy skills to handle a variety of situations.
Libras are one of the most outwardly affectionate signs on the Zodiac. They can be strong and firm one minute, soft and gooey the next. You’ll get along well with a Libra.
Pisces are compassionate, caring, and sensitive people. They’re nurturing folks who like making their partner feel loved. They’re empathetic and grounded, and some of the kindest people you’ll meet.
You and your Pisces partner can easily form a strong emotional bond to found the relationship. Pisces are optimistic and energetic, so they’ll match your positive vibes. A Pisces can validate your ego without enlarging your head too much.
Career Horoscope for the August 20 Zodiac
You’re great in a leadership position. You’re pragmatism and people skills ensure that things get done without anyone’s toes getting stepped on. You’d make a great CEO, president of an organization, or manager.
You’re also highly organized and a perfectionist. You’ll do well in high-pressure jobs that require you to organize events or people for certain things. You make sure things get done when they need to be.
- Meghan Markle (Duchess of Sussex) – A retired American actress best known for her role in She joined the British royal family when she married Prince Harry in 2018 (b. 1981).
- Whitney Houston – American singer and actress. She’s the most awarded female singer of all time and remains one of the best record-selling music artists of all time (1963-2012).
- Daniel Radcliffe – An English actor best known for his role as Harry Potter in the Harry Potter series and other works of film, TV, and theatre (b. 1989).
- Barack Obama – 44th president of the United States. He served from 2009 – 2017 (b. 1961).
- Alfred Hitchcock – An English director and producer, said to be one of the most influential people in cinema (1899-1980).
- Leonardo DiCaprio (the biggest Leo of them all!) – American actor is known for starring in various popular movies such as Titanic, Inception, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Django Unchained, and more (b. 1974).
Final Thoughts on the August 20 Zodiac
You have many strong suits. You’re a loyal friend and an effective leader. You spread joy and positive vibes wherever you go, and as long as the sun is out, your energy is high.
And yet, you let your domineering and prideful sides get the better of you. They’re fine in small doses but can damage relationships when left untamed.
Learn to mitigate your negative traits and foster your positive traits for happier relationships, a better career, and overall improved life.