Leo Compatibility & Love: Passion Ignites

Posted on August 08, 2020
Updated on November 06, 2020

A stylish and fun Leo couple hold each other while posing for a picture.

The Sun is officially in Leo, meaning Leo season is here and it’s time to break out the party hats and start celebrating! If you’re a Leo yourself, it’s your time to shine right now, letting your luminous personality light up every corner of any room you enter.

Leo is the playful, gregarious sign of the zodiac, possessing a childlike spirit that can put anyone at ease. As a Fixed sign, you are tenacious and capable of working hard to get what you want in life. However, you do prefer to have things go your way, which can result in stubbornness from time to time.

While you’re friendly and easygoing, you’re not afraid to stand up for yourself either – as anyone who’s ever tried to dominate or upstage you has quickly found out. Your ruling element, Fire, contributes to the passionate, feisty spirit that lives within you. Fire also encourages the creativity and optimism that flows from your aura and lights up the world around you.

You live life with an air of intensity, passionate for most anything you spend your time doing. And this passion certainly carries over into your love life. Let’s explore the personality traits and characteristics of the zodiac’s own lion before diving into Leo compatibility.

Read next: Essential Career Advice for the Fire Signs

Leo Personality Traits

Playful and enthusiastic, Leos love to have a good time. You’re all about leisure, adventure, and excitement. You want to live the good life and experience luxury and entertainment. After all, Leo rules the 5th house, The House of Pleasure. This energy heightens not only your creativity, but your strong desire for fun in the Sun.

Leos possess a flair for drama, and they love the center stage. You certainly don’t mind the limelight, and you appreciate – even demand – attention from those around you. But, you’re not afraid to shower those you care for with love, as your heart is gargantuan.

With such a big heart, however, some people may try and succeed at taking advantage of you, which leaves you feeling defeated. You respect those around you, and you expect the same respect and courtesy from them. You may get hurt easily, but you also bounce back just as quickly because you’re a master of forgiveness.

Leos are quite confident, as they recognize their radiance and generous qualities. Sometimes this confidence can border on arrogance or conceit, so it’s important to find a balance. One of the great things about this level of confidence is that you aren’t afraid to speak up when you feel you’re not being heard.

Every sign in the zodiac has both positive and negative traits. Keep reading to find out which traits make Leo such a warm, unique sign.

Leo Positive Traits

  • Generous
  • Vivacious
  • Confident
  • Outspoken
  • Protective
  • Charming
  • Friendly
  • Creative
  • Luxurious
  • Inspiring
  • Passionate
  • Warm-hearted

Leo Negative Traits

  • Possessive
  • Short-tempered
  • Attention-seeking
  • Spoiled
  • Arrogant
  • Impatient

While Leos may get huffy from time to time, we can’t help but love them and their charming personalities. (And who doesn’t feel a bit impatient sometimes?) Leos are very romantic, and they make excellent partners and exciting lovers. Their creative nature ensures that the relationship will never grow stale!

However, if you fall for a Leo, make sure you’re giving them plenty of attention or you may need to prepare yourself for a little bit of drama. After all, Leos possess a flair for drama, and they aren’t afraid to share their thoughts and feelings in a big way.

Now that we know more about our fiery lion, let’s take a look at Leo compatibility!

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Leo Compatibility


Aries and Leo are both ruled by Fire, meaning that they’re going to have a lot in common right off the bat. Aries is just as passionate as Leo, but they’re better able to self-motivate and keep their eye on the prize. This energy helps Leo follow through with their plans and have fun while doing it. You can enjoy an intense, loving union with this match!


This pairing can be difficult because both Taurus and Leo are just about as stubborn as they can be. Additionally, Taurus may enjoy staying in and enjoying a night on the couch while Leo prefers a night on the town. If you can both learn to keep an open mind and admit fault when you’re wrong, you can have fun enjoying the pleasures of life together.


Leo and Gemini are both social, outgoing signs that love to be around people, so this is a relationship filled with fun and adventures. However, Gemini can be a bit of a flirt, which may bring Leo’s possessive side to the surface.

If you can communicate openly and honestly about these feelings with one another, you should be able to find the harmony you seek.


This can be a challenging relationship, because Cancer is just as vulnerable as Leo when it comes to getting hurt in relationships. And on top of the shared vulnerability, Cancer is a bit clingier than Leo prefers, which can lead to feelings of frustration or claustrophobia. However, Leo will receive as much attention as they want from Cancer, which can make up for any pitfalls.


When two Leos join forces, they’re unstoppable. You will enjoy the feeling that you’re at home with someone who relates emotionally and romantically just as you do. Sometimes it may feel as though you’re looking in the mirror when you’re near a fellow lion.

However, you also know exactly which buttons to push to upset a Leo, so it’s important that you both take the time to build a foundation of understanding and respect.


Virgos can be quite critical – hard not only on themselves but also on those around them. As a Leo, you may find yourself feeling sensitive in the presence of your Virgo partner; and after a while, your outgoing personality may lose some of its spicy flavor.

If a Leo can learn not to take Virgo’s criticisms personally, they may find a partnership with them grounded energy refreshing.


Two true romantics come together when Leo and Libra enter into a relationship. While you may approach life differently, your creativity, passion, and social nature will ensure that you have a great time together. Libra is all about balance, which may help you feel more harmonized and grounded, Leo. Just be sure that neither of you takes the other for granted.


Scorpio and Leo are two signs that pride themselves in who they are, and this pride can lead to frustration and conflict if you both aren’t on the same page. This partnership physically meshes well together and enjoy each other’s willingness to be playful both in and out of the bedroom.

However, your competitive natures may clash. If you can stop competing with one another, you can find balance.


Leo and Sagittarius are both Fire signs, full of passion, energy, and optimism. This union is filled with creativity and adventure, and it may feel as though the two of you can take on the world together. Sag is free-spirited and independent, however, so Leo will have to dial back the jealousy in order for this relationship to fully blossom.


While both Leo and Capricorn value loyalty and devotion in relationships, that may be the only thing they have in common! Capricorn is emotionally reserved, whereas you wear your big heart on your sleeve, Leo.

You may feel frustrated by the lack of physical or emotional attention that you receive in this relationship. If you two can learn to communicate openly, you will find that you’re both deeply committed to one another.


Aquarians are intellectual and inspiring, which delights the creative Leo. As a Leo, you love adventures, and Aquarius is the sign most likely to travel the world. This relationship is filled to the brim with excitement and deep conversations. But remember, Leo, that Aquarius does not appreciate public displays of affection quite as much as you do.


You may not think of Fire and Water as two elements that mix well together, but in this case, the connection is substantial. Pisces is romantic and giving, and this is not a sign that will shy away from showering you with the attention you crave.

Just be careful with your words because Pisces is a deeply sensitive sign and your direct humor may hurt their feelings.


Leos have a lot to offer their partners, from their big heart to their adventurous spirit. You are generous, gregarious, and loving – and your partners will appreciate your willingness to put yourself out there emotionally. You share your positivity with the world around you, bringing a smile to your lover’s face.

If you can learn to keep your ego in check, your devotion and loyalty will be impossible to ignore. And while there may be certain signs that you seem to vibe with naturally, everyone loves the friendly spirit of a Leo – so you really have your pick of the litter!

So, get out there and share your playful personality with whoever you have your eye on, Leo. And don’t forget to celebrate yourself this Leo season!

Related article: How to Be Successful as a Leo

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