Leo Compatibility In Love & Relationships

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Leo is the most powerful and bold zodiac sign in astrology. You want a Leo in your life, whether it's your best friend or your current partner.

They’re forceful, mighty, loyal, confident, determined, courageous, and passionate. They set goals, achieve them, and then set higher goals! Nothing can get in the way when Leo has their eyes set on something.

Leo Compatibility: Overview

For Leo, love compatibility requires a strong match who will be able to handle this Lion. Because Leos are so personable and charming, it can be easy to underestimate their power and achievement.

Being ruled by the Sun, this fire sign is stunning, confident, and ready to shine the world in its incredible passion. Everything Leo touches just brightens with positivity.

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What makes someone a good or bad match for Leo?

The Leo personality is captivating and dynamic, and when they have something to say, people pay attention. While there are some introverted Leos, many are extroverts or a combination of the two.

Although they are comfortable in the spotlight, Leos definitely need alone time to decompress and de-stress. Their partners will have to support them from the side of the stage and be there to nurture them once the show is over.

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.

Leo traits include being fiercely loyal and protective, and they will go to great lengths to protect the people 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 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 they have problems getting along with.

Leo Compatibility With Each Of The 12 Zodiac Signs

Who is most compatible with Leo? Let's look at sign compatibiltiy to see if your zodiac sign matches up.

Leo and Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Love: It's not surprising that when these two Fire signs get together, sparks fly.

Both Aries and Leo need equal parts mental and physical stimulation so they're well-matched there. These signs love to excite each other and, in turn, themselves.

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.

Sex: They have the kind of sexual chemistry that never goes away. Both signs will be devoted to wowing the other, each wanting to be the best sex the other has ever had.

Of course, they will have to work to make sure they're actually pleasing each other's sexual desires rather than just their competitive needs.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: They're passionate, intense, and both have strong personalities — neither sign does anything half-assed. They fight and makeup repeatedly. These two competitive signs will always be trying to one-up each other with grand gestures that keep the spark alive.

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

Leo and Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Love: 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. Prideful Leos don't cope well when their egos have been hurt, while Taurus isn't one to let go of a grudge.

Sex: This can be a challenging connection since both signs want to be the dominating one in bed.

Bullish Taurus will want to ravish Leo, while Leo will want to show Taurus who is boss. This can be a seductive stand-off but, eventually, these two will have to take it in turns if their intimacy is to go the distance.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: 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.

There is no place for grudges in long-term relationships, so these two will have to learn to forgive and forget or risk a serious tension build-up.

Leo and Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Love: 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. Love can easily grow out of friendship so these two definitely have a good shot.

Sex: Air signs need constant stimulation in and out of the bedroom, and luckily for Gemini, Leo is willing to keep things fresh. These two can definitely have an exciting sex life.

The only problem is that, for air sign Gemini, sex isn't enough. Unless Leo can keep Gemini intellectually stimulated, their sexual efforts will go unnoticed.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: 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.

Leo and Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Love: 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.

Sex: Cancer is a nurturing lover who cares for their sexual partners in a way that satisfies needs they didn't know they had. This is definitely attractive to Leo who needs to feel adored.

But don't be fooled into thinking sex with Cancer is a one-way street. They may not always make it obvious, but Water signs need a lot of love in return or else they will feel neglected.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: The karmic lesson for a Leo in this union is that Cancers need matter just as much as their own. In many ways, these two just can't communicate.

Leo has a hard time seeing Cancer's desires while Cancer struggles to get through to Leo. If Leo can channel more sensitivity, these two can love like never before.

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Leo and Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Love: 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?

Sex: Together, these two have really met their match, and both will be up to the challenge of trying to woo the other. The Leo man can be particularly competitive in bed so he may have to learn to be tamed. After all, why outshine each other when you can shine together instead?

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: Leos 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 is not much they can't achieve together.

Leo and Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Love: Leo and Virgo can definitely get along... as long as they are friends or business associates. But once emotions get involved, Earth sign 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.

Sex: Virgos often don't get the credit they deserve for being good lovers, but they're actually extremely giving in bed. While this may impress Leo, these two have very different ideas of what makes good sex.

Leo can be more animalistic and adventurous while Virgo is more sensual and careful. Virgo is also the type to analyze or criticize someone's sexual performance which can be extremely hurtful to prideful Leo.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: Leos are so great at giving praise and adoration to others as they are at receiving it. This may leave Virgo feeling unappreciated in this relationship.

If these two make a go of things in the long-run, they can expect many tumultuous battles. 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.

Leo and Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Love: 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 so Leo might have to learn to share the spotlight. Both signs want to do good and leave behind a legacy of social justice and leadership.

Sex: Libra likes to be pursued and Leos love the chase. This makes for an exhilarating start to their sex life, which only improves upon once they get down to business.

Libra is a gentle, refined lover, and while this might be a change of pace for Leo, Libra's affection will still leave the lion hunting for more.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: 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.

Leo and Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Love: 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.

Leos are straightforward and Scorpios are mysterious. Scorpios tend keep a lower profile and many times avoid the spotlight, whereas Leos, who are ruled by the Sun, seek it out.

Sex: Scorpios are highly sexual and capable of blowing Leo's mind. While these two have little in common emotionally, they can definitely still have their fun in a no-strings-attached kind of way.

Watch out, though — Scorpios are "all or nothing" lovers who will cling on and drop you as they please.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: If 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.

The characteristics 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 Leo and a Scorpio can make it work, they're two very determined people.

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Leo and Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Love: When 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.

Sex: These two sure love to have fun. There's no such thing as a dull sex life between a Sagittarius and a Leo.

These two are wild animals who desire instant gratification and fast-paced intimacy. They're both always up to try new things which helps keep things fresh in a long-term relationship.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: There is a lot of passion between this fun-loving pair 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.

Leo and Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Love: 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 try to get as much out of it as they can. This isn't exactly a quality Capricorn finds attractive.

Diligent Capricorn is all work and no play, while Leo can be nearly the opposite. Capricorn also has no interest in stroking Leo's mane. Leo might feel neglected in this union should these two ever cross paths in a romantic way.

Sex: Capricorn is more than willing to take Leo down a few notches in their emotional relationship and their sexual one. In sex, Capricorn has no interest in letting Leo dominate, nor do they want Leo to worship them.

This can leave these two lovers out of sync or feeling like they can't get a read on the other's desires.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: 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.

These can cause Capricorn stress in a long-term relationship if they feel like Leo isn't taking their shared goals seriously. Let's just 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.

Leo and Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Love: Leo and Aquarius is the couple that is going to change the world. Both are passionate about giving back and they're both dynamic, energetic, and unstoppable.

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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 is different about them to keep them intrigued.

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 incredible sexual chemistry as well.

Sex: Aquarians tend to need a lot of coercing in order to get them into bed, but that's okay for Leo who loves a challenge.

Both of these signs have an "anything goes" attitude to sex, which gives them the freedom to experiment with one another. This means that not only are their desires satisfied, they might even find some new kinks and tricks.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: These two have a way of introducing one another to things they were missing which makes for a powerful long-term relationship in which they are always learning new things.

This pair is likely to be that couple who is constantly planning their next adventure. They feed off one another's energy and radiate positivity.

Leo and Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Love: 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 is an attraction between these two and they could come together for a while, but Leo may be too dominant for Pisces' comfort level.

Sex: Trust will need to be built in order to get Pisces into bed. They're not exactly a one-night-stand kind of sign, and Leo might find that their usual flirtatious games won't work here.

But if they do go all the way, it's worth it since Pisces is such a tender, loving, sexual partner.

Long-term Relationships and Marriage: When it comes to making things last, Leo will have to learn not to control this Water sign. Pisces needs to flow freely, at their own pace.

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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What is the soulmate of a Leo?

When Fire signs get together, sparks fly.

Sagittarius and Aries both have the ability to warm Leo at a soul-level. These signs love to have fun together, socializing and partying. But they can also have some good times alone together, forming a deep impenetrable bond.

Gemini is another strong candidate for a Leo soulmate.

These two love sharing knowledge and inspiring one another. Gemini's commitment issues may inhibit their ability to go the distance with Leo, but the soul connection between these two will survive even when their relationship doesn't.

What is a Leo's best match?

Leo's opposite sign, Aquarius, is one of the best matches for Leo.

Aquarius is a Fixed sign and a deep thinker, while Leo is the one who will be spurred into action. Together, they embody intellect and drive, making them capable of just about anything.

Fellow Leos are another powerful match. These two have the ability to bring the best parts out in each other and themselves at the same time. They love to have fun with one another, going on adventures, expressing themselves creatively, and exchanging their exuberant energies.

What is a Leo's worst match?

Who are Leos least compatible with? Well, although Taurus and Leo have a lot of similarities, they differ too much on certain foundational things. For instance, how they walk through life.

Taurus moves at a steadier pace than Leos do. Leos are constantly on the move and they want their partners to keep up with them. This makes it difficult for the Bull to pause and rest, which causes disappointments between the two.

What sign do Leos fall in love with?

Leo, being a sign of fast-paced passion, falls in love a lot.

In terms of love compatibility, zodiac sign Leo leans towards Aries, Gemini, Libra, and Sagittarius. These signs are loyal and aren't afraid to show their affection in public, which fits perfectly with Leo's love of attention.

What sign should a Leo marry?

For a marriage filled with excitement and adventure, Leos should find themselves a Sagittarius, a fellow Fire sign.

These two don't need anyone else in order to have a good time, making them a strong couple. Marriage is often considered "settling down," but that isn't something either of these signs want to do. Instead, they will be united in their desire to change the status quo.

Aries might be a tumultuous partner for Leo, but they still have the power to go the distance.

Marriage has lots of ups and downs, and these two will make it their mission to overcome them (even if they also make it their mission to stir up some trouble, too).

Which sign is Leo attracted to?

Libras are one of the most attractive zodiac signs, and even Leo can't help but be drawn to them.

Ruled by Venus, Libra has a way of pulling others into romantic connections with them. Leo will be attracted to Libra's devotion and support.

Scorpios and Leos are a match made in Hell, but that won't stop these two from being attracted to one another.

Leo loves to chase a partner and Scorpio carries an air of mystery that will pique Leo's intrigue. When it comes to forming an emotional bond, these two will probably go up in flames, but in terms of initial attraction, Scorpio and Leo cannot resist one another.

Of course, there is so much more to compatibility than just your Sun sign!

If you're a Leo Sun, don't go blocking Scorpios and calling up Aquarius' just yet! Make sure to examine all the signs in your natal chart in order to get a brighter picture of who your most compatible match is.

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