The symbol for Leo is the lion, who is known as the King of Beasts. There is always an air of royalty to a Leo native, regardless of their background or social class. This sign is flirtatious and magnanimous. When it comes to Leo compatibility, this sign can present some challenges. Still, natives of this sign are loyal and dedicated when they settle down with the right person.
This article is written for someone whose Sun Sign is Leo. Yet, there are many other factors that go into compatibility in addition to one’s Sun Sign. Because of this, this article is just a general guide. For a full report on your compatibility with your partner, seek the advice of a professional astrologer.
Table of Contents
- 1 Leo Compatibility Table
- 2 Best Matches
- 3 Worst Matches
Leo Compatibility Table
The table below shows Leo’s compatibility with the other signs as a numerical percentage. This percentage is in part based on traditional wisdom as to the relationship of each sign. It is also based on practical experience with each of the signs and how they interact with each other.
Leo and Aries
Leo and Taurus
Leo and Gemini
Leo and Cancer
Leo and Leo
Leo and Virgo
Leo and Libra
Leo and Scorpio
Leo and Sagittarius
Leo and Capricorn
Leo and Aquarius
Leo and Pisces
The signs listed below are the best matches for Leo. They bring out the sunny nature of this sign and bask in its glow.
If Leo is royalty, Libra is the perfect courtier. Skilled in the arts of diplomacy, conversation, and flirtation, Libra knows how to bring out Leo’s charm and magnanimity. Furthermore, Libra is able to do this without outshining Leo in any way.
Not only these signs enjoy each other’s company, but they are fun to watch when they are together. This pair will be highly social and will tend to throw the best parties of the zodiac. Leo will be the life of the party, and Libra will be the perfect host or hostess.
Not only are these signs compatible in public, but they also have a similar nature in private. Both of these signs need to take off their masks and come off stage from time to time. Leo and Libra can both seem a bit aloof in private with the ones that they love. Yet, they will understand each other in this way as well.
While Libra brings out the social side of Leo, Libra’s opposite side, Aries, brings out the courageous and adventurous nature of this sign. Like all Fire Signs, Leo needs to have opportunities to bravely face danger.
In the modern world, there are not many opportunities to have adventures. Leo is also a Fixed Sign, which can make this sign reluctant to venture out into the unknown. Yet, Aries is always up for a challenge and can find adventure in whatever time and place this sign happens to be.
From the outside looking in, a Leo/Aries couple may look volatile. They will certainly tend to argue a lot. Yet, underneath the surface, these signs will be having the time of their lives. In many cases, arguments will lead to the bedroom.
As with Aries, Sagittarius brings out the fiery, adventurous side of Leo. Of the Fire Signs, Sagittarius is the least combative and the most laid-back. Because of this a Leo/Sagittarius relationship may seem more harmonious than a Leo/Aries one. Yet, Leo has a higher overall compatibility score with Aries than with Sagittarius.
The reason for this is that this series of articles is mainly focused on compatibility in love relationships. As a general rule, Sagittarius tends to shy away from commitment in love relationships, and Leo prefers the stability of formal commitments.
Still, if a Sagittarius is going to settle down with anyone, a Leo is a very good choice. Leo is one of the few signs that can keep up with Sagittarius. Leo can also balance Sagittarius by providing stability to the relationship. This is a very good match.
A match between Leo and Gemini is another nice combination. These signs entertain each other, and they have fun matching wits with each other. Both of these signs are known for their showmanship, and they are able to understand each other.
Yet, even though both of these signs enjoy putting on a show, their motivations are different enough that they do not compete with each other. Leo is interested in being the star and center stage.
Gemini has fun being the star for a limited time but is more interested in trying out all of the different roles. This means that Gemini is happy to play various supporting roles and does not feel the need to outshine Leo.
The match between Leo and Gemini has a lower compatibility score than the others in this list, however. This is because Gemini has a tendency to at least appear to flirt with many different people. Leo can see this as disloyal and become jealous.
Still, overall, Leo and Gemini are a very good pair.
Now that we have looked at the best combinations with Leo, let us look at some of the worst matches.
In astrology, compatibility between signs is in part based on where they are in relationship to each other on the circle that is the zodiac. Signs that are adjacent to each other tend to have very little in common, and because of this, they have a hard time relating to each other. There are some exceptions to this general rule, but the match between Leo and Virgo is not one of them.
It is hard to find two signs more different from each other than Leo and Virgo. Leo likes to stand out in the crowd and be center stage. Virgo is modest and prefers to stay in the background. Leo is generous with praise, even in public, while public praise makes Virgo very uncomfortable.
Virgo tries to help others by offering constructive criticism and suggestions, which does not endear this sign to Leo in the least. This is especially true as Virgo can be rather stingy with praise.
Sometimes differences between signs can serve to bring balance, but this is only the case when there are enough other commonalities between the signs. In the case of Leo and Virgo, these signs just tend to upset and annoy each other.
Cancer is also Leo’s neighbor in the zodiac, and these signs have very little in common with each other either. With this combination, however, there is a marked difference between whether the man is a Leo or the woman is a Leo.
In the case of a Leo man and a Cancer woman, they will have some difficulty. On the other hand, he will slide into the role of her protector, which will give them a traditional model for their relationship. He will not be able to give her much emotional support, but if she can find such support elsewhere, they should be fine.
On the other hand, if the woman is a Leo, this pairing will be much more problematic. Leo women tend to have trouble respecting men if they seem weak in any way.
Now, Cancer is far from a weak sign. Indeed, natives of this sign can be the fiercest protectors of the zodiac. On the other hand, Cancer is quite emotional, which will annoy a Leo woman and make it hard for her to see his unique strength.
As two people are entering into a relationship, it is important to work out who will be responsible for what. In the past, in many cultures, there was a traditional division of labor that followed gender lines. In modern times, particularly in Western Europe and the United States, the ideal is equality. Still, it is rarely the case that any two people will be exactly equal in everything.
Often couples divvy up responsibility based on their natural abilities and preferences. It may take some time, but usually, this gets worked out between them.
With a Leo and Capricorn couple, this can be an insurmountable challenge, as each of these signs wants to be in charge of everything. Yet, their leadership styles are completely different from each other, making negotiation extremely difficult. It is very easy for these signs to become locked in power struggles that they cannot get out of.
In this combination, the gender of the signs does not matter. They will clash regardless of who is the man or who is the woman.
Of the other zodiac signs, Leo has the greatest compatibility with Libra and with Aries. Libra brings out Leo’s charm and graciousness, and Aries brings out Leo’s courage and adventurous spirit. Leo also does well with Sagittarius and Gemini.
Leo has trouble with the neighboring signs of Virgo and Cancer, who have little in common with this fiery monarch. In spite of this, the combination of Leo and Cancer can work if the man is Leo and the woman is Cancer.
Leo and Capricorn have a hard time because both of them need to be in charge and they are too different to be able to negotiate a division of labor between them.
There is a word of caution with zodiac compatibility, however. Relationships between compatible signs can fail, and ones between incompatible signs can succeed. The commitment and dedication of each of the partners is also a major factor in whether a relationship will last.