Self-care Leo

How we take care of ourselves later in life, is distinguished by the way we grow up. However, each Moon Sign evokes different conduct from his peers by communicating his needs non-verbally. In the case of Leo the most significant need, for example, is appreciation. Depending on how the needs were met during childhood, each sign develops either constructively or destructively. To develop a healthy way of self-care, you first have to distinguish where your anxieties and survival techniques come from – so you can overcome them. Thus, you have to take a look at your childhood by reading the following article.

However, there might be aspects in your birth chart that indicate your Sun Sign played a bigger role during your childhood. Then, you simply can read the self-care article of your Sun Sign. If you are a mother to a Leo child, you can read all about the needs of your child in the following.

Basic needs of every human being:

  1. commitment (needs which the Leo Moon evokes)
  2. a sense of emotional security and comfort 
  3. autonomy (needs which the Leo Moon evokes)
  4. control (needs which the Leo Moon evokes)
  5. orientation 
  6. appreciation(needs which the Leo Moon evokes)
  7. pleasure gain (needs which the Leo Moon evokes as a child)
  8. avoidance of displeasure

What does the Leo Moon child evoke?

Appreciation-seeking Leo - picture painted by Nastja Stefanyuk

Leo is an egocentric child with strong and confident energy. Growing up, he remains the center of his own attention and thus, claims for attention from everyone else, also. Therefore, he mostly evokes his need for appreciation. Since he is a demanding child and knows from an early age what he needs, usually all the basic needs are fulfilled by his parents. Although it’s sometimes challenging to give a Leo Moon the appreciation he claims for. However, Leo learns to get creative to earn more attention and applause.

Because of his need for appreciation, he gets autonomous quickly but at the same time, he doesn’t neglect his need for commitment, because of all the attention he seeks. As a result, a Leo Moon child usually grows up to be a self-confident, autonomous, and positive person, who is never afraid to ask what he wants and doesn’t worry all too much. Because of the strong foundation of commitment, but also autonomy, Leo remains a close relationship with his mother – while not being afraid to strike out to conquer the world on his own. 

How does the Leo Moon Child educate his mother?

A Leo child quickly teaches his mother to be cordial, positive and generous, but also more self-centered. That’s because Leo’s constant claims for admiration take away the attention from others. Thus, as a compensation mechanism, people react with defiance to get their own needs fulfilled, also. 

Negligence of the needs:


If there is a negligence of the claim for appreciation, there are two outcomes. Firstly, Leo becomes megalomaniac and extremely prideful. Then it becomes difficult for him to find contentment in life. Consequently, he will always try to climb higher positions, for example, as a politician, or chief of a company, to gain a huge amount of appreciation as compensation for the lack during his childhood. Secondly, however, Leo becomes very creative. Then he might dream about becoming a Hollywood actor or pop star. That’s because putting up a constant show seems like a way to restore his self-image, although the image created, might be far from reality. 

Negligence of the needs: 

Commitment, Emotional security, and Comfort

If Leo’s need for emotional security, comfort, and commitment isn’t fulfilled, he seeks security in materialistic values. Then, he starts acquiring more and more goods which mirror security. Then, status symbols and wealth play a huge role in a Leo’s life. Also, he might project an overpowering claim for attention onto his relationships – acting like a possessive diva. 

Negligence of the needs: 

Autonomy, and Control

When parents are strict (or even abusive), the Leo Moon child feels captivated and overpowered. That’s because everything endangering Leo’ ego as a child, leads to a sense of helplessness. Then, Leo overcompensates to regain power through different strategies.

Survival strategies:

  1. Aggression as a way to regain control
  2. imperiousness 
  3. megalomania and delusions of grandeur
  4. superelevation of oneself
  5. devaluation of others 
  6. narcissism

Self-care techniques:

If you want to know more about how to care about yourself as a Leo Moon, you can then read it in the article Happiness Leo.