11 Reasons Why You Should Appreciate Your Friend That's A Leo

by Tess Woods

If you have a friend who's a Leo, there's a good chance you've already been hearing about their super fabulous birthday plans for a while now.

As fire-positive signs, notoriously known for our energy and self-confidence, us Leos are ready to shine this month.

Here are 11 ways to say “thank you” to Leo in your life. Happy birthday, fellow lions!

We're loyal

As kings of the jungle, us Leos value each and every member of our circles.

We believe everyone crosses our path for a reason, and we find a unique beauty in all we hold relationships with. It is almost impossible to let anyone drift out of our lives.

Once you enter our jungle, you're in it for the long haul.

We're the life of the party

Combine our love for attention with our zest for life and natural energetic tendencies, and you've got your number one party friend.

We initiate the plans, find the hottest places to go and will stay at the bar with you until closing time.

Since we usually suffer intensely from FOMO, we'll never turn down a good time.

We give the best advice

It's no secret a Leo is one of -- if not the most -- confident signs.

Because we're so headstrong and care about our friends so much, we are experts at owning our mistakes and bragging about our wins.

We know what's best for our loved ones, and use our own life lessons to guide others through theirs.

We'll always find the bright side

Optimism is a Leo's favorite game to play. We were born in the midst of summer, when life tends to be carefree, warm and cheerful.

Leave it to us to find the good in every situation, from brushing off the haters to discovering the lessons behind life's curveballs.

We lead the way in every situation

While some of our other friends (think the Virgos and Capricorns of the world) may be more organized than us and more tedious when it comes to planning, we still execute in most group scenarios.

We firmly believe if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.

Count on your Leo friend to know the best brunch spots, the coolest places to travel and the best new app to download that helps your group do things more efficiently.

We're motivating

Calling a Leo action-oriented would be an understatement. When we see something we want, there's no stopping us.

We set a significant amount of personal goals that usually involve taking leaps in our careers, traveling the world, improving relationships, etc.

Our ambition and determination is received well by our friends, and can be almost contagious.

We'll tell it like it is

We're straightforward, outspoken, quick-witted and want the best for everyone around us, including ourselves.

Not sure if you should send that text to your ex, or if your shirt ruins your outfit?

Don't worry; we'll let you know. And we'll have a list of alternatives and plan Bs in our back pocket lined up for you afterward.

We have connections

Every group has that one friend who knows someone everywhere you go. It's most likely a Leo. As social butterflies, we spark conversation and establish deep relationships with almost everyone we meet.

We love with all our heart

The heart of a Leo is one that is brave, passionate and unconditional.

We live our lives to the fullest with an extremist mindset, firmly believing we should never put less than 100 percent into anything we do (especially when it comes to our relationships).

We chase anything that ignites emotions within us, good or bad. And unfortunately, we always expect our commitment to be reciprocated.

We make you look less obnoxious

Leos tend to be the fiercest, most authoritative of all the zodiac signs, usually making us the center of attention.

If you need a friend to make an embarrassing phone call, announce something to the public or inconveniently ask a rando to take a picture of your group of friends, you can count on the Leo to risk embarrassment in exchange for what your group wants.

We have the best time to celebrate our birthday

Let's be honest: There's no better time to have a birthday bash than in late July through mid-August.

Vacation vibes are in the air, and everyone is looking to live up the last few weeks of summer.

Plus, Leos know birthdays are a time for all eyes to be on them, so we usually take initiative and plan our festivities ahead of time.

Take a step back and enjoy what you know will be a killer birthday celebration.