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Which Zodiac Signs Are The Most (And Least) Compatible With Leo

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Never underestimate the power of the Leo personality.

Leos are the most powerful and bold zodiac signs. They’re forceful, mighty, loyal, confident, determined, courageous, and passionate. They set goals, achieve them, and then they set higher goals. One daunting horoscope won't force them off-track.

Sometimes, the symbols in astrology don’t make sense — such as the water bearer for Aquarius or the virgin for Virgo. But a lion for Leo is perfect, especially when it comes to zodiac compatibility. 

Because Leos are so personable and charming, it can be easy to underestimate their power and achievement. Some famous Leos include Barack Obama, J.K. Rowling, Jennifer Lawrence, Shawn Mendes, and Jennifer Lopez. So, not exactly a bunch of slackers.

Leos are captivating, dynamic, and when they have something to say, people pay attention; this is one of the reasons that they’re usually politicians, celebrities, and actors. While there are some Leos who are introverts, many are extroverts or a combination of the two.

Although Leos are comfortable in the spotlight, they definitely need alone time to decompress and distress. Leos have a great deal of energy and are just as comfortable going to a fancy club as they are doing a marathon or an extended hike. They like to be around people and usually have friendly and outgoing personalities. They’re fiercely loyal and protective and will go to great lengths to protect the people that they love.

They aren’t judgmental, but they are excellent judges of character. They can see through someone’s BS very easily, so it’s not a good idea to try and manipulate a Leo. They are honest and straightforward, and they prefer other people to be as well.

One of the most admirable qualities of Leo is their optimism and their knowledge that things will always get better. As with any zodiac sign, there are some people that Leos bond with, and others that they have problems getting along with.

Leo & Aries

It's not surprising that when these two fire signs get together, sparks fly. They're passionate, intense, and both have strong personalities — neither sign does anything half-assed. They fight and make up repeatedly. They have the kind of sexual chemistry that never goes away.

Both Leo and Aries need equal parts mental and physical stimulation so they're definitely well matched there. The only thing that might cause tension between them is that both have dominant personalities, and they need to be careful to keep any competition friendly; if not, things could turn ugly.

If Leo doesn't think that Aries is too busy doing their own thing to pay enough attention to Leo, there could be a problem. However, both signs are so enthusiastic, energetic, and up for anything that they will have a ton of adventures and fun together.


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Leo & Taurus

In some ways, Leo and Taurus are a good match as both are extremely loyal, straightforward, and crave security. They share many similarities and values. The problem is both can be stubborn and uncompromising, which could lead to a stand-off between the two without there ever being a clear winner.

Leo is generous and loves to buy gifts for others and themselves; Taurus will indulge every now and then, but they won't buy something if they can't justify spending the money. If they want their relationship to work, Leo will have to work on their patience and Taurus will have to work on being more flexible and occasionally giving in. 


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Leo & Gemini

The good news is that Leo and Gemini make great friends, which is a must when it comes to creating a strong romantic relationship. They both love people, are very social, and love to communicate their ideas. Both signs have almost a childlike sense of wonder and play; they laugh and have so much fun together that other people are envious of the bond they have.

The tricky part regarding a romantic relationship between Leo and Gemini is Leo's need to feel as if their relationship is locked down. Gemini is the opposite; they like to feel as if they have their options open and are independent. Gemini may not pay enough attention to Leo's feelings and Leo may get annoyed with Gemini's flakiness and short attention span.


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Leo & Cancer

There are many pluses for a Leo and Cancer partnership: they both are loyal, trustworthy, and need security. The problem with this coupling is that Cancers are ultra-sensitive and Leos aren't always. Leo certainly doesn't have the time or the inclination to tip-toe around Cancer, trying to make sure that they're not doing something inadvertently that will upset Cancer.

Leo wants Cancer be straightforward with them, rather than hang on to ill feelings and then spring it on Leo when they least suspect it. In many ways, these two just can't communicate. Leo doesn't understand why creative Cancer doesn't seek out the limelight more, and Cancer doesn't understand why Leo needs other people's approval so badly.  


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Leo & Leo

While some signs wouldn't like someone just like them, that's not the case for Leo. A Leo-Leo combination gets along great! Leos are Leo's favorite people on earth. Leo couples are captivating, and why wouldn't such gorgeous, effervescent, and dazzling people cause people to turn and stare?

They usually have a high level of trust between them, and for some reason, even when they battle for supremacy it's never destructive to the foundation of their relationship. Two Leos tend to be dominant in different areas — one may be the dominant one in the emotional part of the relationship, while the other may lead in the sexual department. Two Leos are a power couple and there's not much they can't achieve together.


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Leo & Virgo

Leo and Virgo can definitely get along... as long as they are friends or business associates. But once emotions get involved, Virgo needs to watch out. Leos are dangerous to the emotional well-being of Virgos. Leos and Virgos tend to have a difficult time understanding each other. Leos are showier, more charismatic, and more dramatic.

Both signs like to help people, but Leos tend to do things on a larger level than Virgos. It's rare for these two signs to develop a strong emotional or sexual bond, and when they do, it rarely works out well for sensitive Virgo. Virgos generally don't sugarcoat anything which could bruise Leo's ego, and once that happens, the emotional battleground has been set, with Virgo being the one to get hurt.


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Leo & Libra

Leo and Libra go together well. They're the fun couple that everybody loves to have at their parties. Libra will allow Leo to shine for a while but won't totally fade into the background, but Libras like attention too. Both signs want to do good and leave behind a legacy of social justice and leadership.

When it comes to their relationship, Leo might be a little more me-focused while Libra is a bit more us-focused. Leo and Libra have a lot to learn from one another including how to have a balanced relationship. Leo isn't afraid of confrontation and their combativeness may make Libra feel uncomfortable; however, Leo and Libra have enough positives in their relationship to make it work.


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Leo & Scorpio

Sometimes opposites attract, and they're able to work out their differences and join together in a lasting way; other times, those differences can morph into huge challenges that are almost impossible to overcome. If a Leo and Scorpio wanted to be together, they would have to really want it and be willing to work at it. This is not one of those easy, no-problem relationships.

Leos are straightforward, Scorpios are mysterious; Scorpios tend keep a lower profile and many times avoid the spotlight, whereas Leos seek it out. The characteristics that they do have in common aren't exactly conducive to a healthy relationship. Both are prone to jealousy, possessiveness, and stubbornness, which doesn't make being with someone easy. If a Leo and a Scorpio can make it work, they're two very determined people.


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Leo & Sagittarius

When a Leo and a Sagittarius fall in love, it happens fast, but that's not to say that it's not intense or romantic. They are a magnetic couple and are drawn to each other out of a force greater than the two of them. Both signs adore going places, meeting people, and have fantastic senses of humor. They love working, creating, and traveling together.

There's a lot of passion between these two that can make the relationship last. The issue that tends to come up between them is the fact that while Leo craves security, Sagittarius needs independence and there can be tension over that. If Sagittarius gets bored and their attention wanders away from Leo to someone or somewhere else, that could cause a breakup.


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Leo & Capricorn

Leos tend to live in the moment, which isn't to say that they're reckless, immature, or irresponsible. It's just that they enjoy their life and they try to get as much out of it as they can. Capricorns sometimes envy that kind of attitude because they place work and financial stability as higher priorities.

Leo is also a hard-worker, it's just that they're not the ones who never take a vacation, and if they want to indulge themselves in some way, they'll do it. Let's say it's not easy for a Leo and a Capricorn to make a lasting relationship. It can be done, but both parties have to work at it.


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Leo & Aquarius

Leo and Aquarius is the couple that's going to change the world. Both are passionate about giving back and they're both dynamic, energetic, and unstoppable. When these two get together scientific discoveries are made, things are invented and creativity abounds. Their creativity isn't limited to science or art; they have an incredible sexual chemistry as well.

Leo admires Aquarius' independence, vision, and unique perspective, while Aquarius is charmed by Leo's star-quality, focus, and charisma. They have enough in common to bond them and enough that's different about them to keep them intrigued.


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Leo & Pisces

Although both Leo and Pisces are dreamers and romantics, they're not as compatible as one might think. Pisces tend to be selfless, while Leo is more self-centered. Leo is strong and bold, where Pisces prefers to hang back and let others lead. There's an attraction between these two and they could come together for a while, but Leo may be too dominant for Pisces comfort level.

It's not that Pisces don't sometimes appreciate someone taking the lead, but not to the point where it prevents Pisces from being comfortable enough to be themselves. Self-expression is especially important for Pisces, and Leo's strong personality can sometimes obliterate everyone else in the room. However, Pisces' kindness and love can be exactly what Leo needs (even if they don't admit it).


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Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and teacher who loves writing and performing personal narratives. She's had pieces in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman's Day, Purple Clover, Bustle, and is a regular contributor to Ravishly and YourTango. Check out her website or her Facebook page.