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.
Leo Compatibility Chart
The chart 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.
Best Leo Matches
Leo's best matches are Aries, Libra, Sagittarius and Gemini. These highly compatible zodiac signs bring out Leo's charm, courage, and adventurous spirit.
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 can do this without outshining Leo in any way.
Not only do 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 Leo's social side, 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 face danger bravely.
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 an excellent 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 perfect 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 can 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 different roles. This means that Gemini is happy to play various supporting roles and does not feel Leo's need.
However, Leo and Gemini's match has a lower compatibility score than the others on this list. This is because Gemini tends to appear at least to flirt with many different people. Leo can see this as disloyal and become jealous.
Still, overall, Leo and Gemini are very compatible.
Worst Leo Matches
Leo's worst matches are Capricorn, Virgo, Cancer and Pisces.
In astrology, compatibility between signs is in part based on where they are in relationship to each other on the zodiac circle.
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 Leo and Virgo's match 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 Leo's sign in the least. This is especially true as Virgo can be rather stingy with praise.
Sometimes, differences between signs can bring balance, but this is only when there are enough other commonalities between the signs.
In the case of Leo and Virgo, these signs 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.
However, with this combination, 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 her protector's role, which will give them a traditional model for their relationship. He will not 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 enter into a relationship, it is important to work out who will be responsible for what.
In the past, there was a traditional division of labor in many cultures 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 effortless 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.
Leo Man Compatibility
Leo men are most compatible with the other fire signs, Aries and Sagittarius, as when two different flames meet, they fuel one another.
Other very good Leo man matches are the air signs Libra and Gemini, who will tend to worship Leo, but never feel out of their depth with them.
When it comes to a long-term commitment or marriage, Leo is happiest with Libra and Aries.
Libra’s social butterfly nature complements Leo’s charismatic and dominant one. While Leo and Aries together make your classic power couple.
But in the bedroom, you can’t beat two fire signs together so that Leo will be most attracted to Aries and Sagittarius.
When talking late into the evening, Leo men love the undivided attention lavished on them by Gemini and Libra.
Still, they also thrive on the healthy arguments they have with Sagittarius and Aries.
Leo Woman Compatibility
Leo women can be fearsome things, so she is compatible with signs that can keep up and challenge her.
Therefore, the best matches for a Leo woman are the fellow fire signs Aries and Sagittarius.
Leo women are also highly compatible with the air signs Libra and Gemini because of their good social skills, which they find very attractive.
With long-term commitment and marriage compatibility, Leo women find a great “power couple” partner in Aries, but often feel more stable with Libra, whose contrasting personality acts as a counterbalance.
The best sexual matches for a Leo woman are the fellow passionate fire signs Aries and Sagittarius.
Leo women will probably also find that most of their best friends are among Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aries. They look for the same inspiration and compatibility in friendship as they do in love.
The best Leo matches are Libra, Aries, Gemini, and Sagittarius. The least compatible signs for Leo are Capricorn, Virgo, Cancer and Pisces.
Leo's aren't compatible with Virgo and Cancer's neighboring signs, who have little in common with this fiery monarch.
Despite this, the combination of Leo and Cancer can work if the man is Leo and the woman is Cancer.
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 partner is also a major factor in whether a relationship will last.