Leo Compatibility and Best Matches for Love

Published June 8, 2022
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Leos are assertive, dynamic, generous, playful, and they love to be the center of attention. These bold, "see me" individuals are romantics who are in love with love. Their sense of self - their vitality- depends on being loved and admired. While Leos are likely to experience many disappointments in their search for a romantic soulmate, they will continue to believe in that one true, beautiful, blissful, idealistic, soulmate type of love that lasts a lifetime.

Best Leo Love Matches

When it comes to romantic compatibility, Leo's best matches are the air signs, Libra, Gemini, and Aquarius, which is Leo's opposite sign. With the other fire signs, there's passion, but the energy they generate together can cause power struggles and dominance games that may be too much to handle. There are other potential matches, especially the neighboring signs, Cancer, and Virgo. Leo also has the potential to partner well with another Leo.

Leo compatibility chart

Libra and Leo's Soulmate Potential

A Leo and Libra romantic pairing can be a glorious match! The air and fire elements get along smashingly, as air feeds fire and fire dances in the air. In many ways, fire-air combinations are better than fire-fire (which although passionate, can be conflictual and competitive). Together, they are the romantics of the zodiac, and a Libra is likely to be a Leo's best match as a soulmate. Both are optimistic, creative, very social, into appearances, and enjoy being surrounded by people.

As soulmates Leo and Libra:

  • Play off each other and are a match when it comes to looks brains and confidence.
  • Create a refined and charismatic couple that is well-liked by others.
  • Both believe in a blissful, forever kind of love and as soulmates will move towards marriage, children, and growing old together.

Libra loves beauty and is also a skilled communicator. Leo is beautiful and responds to sincere admiration. There is something in it for both of them; needs get met on both sides. Leo's charisma and dynamic presence enthrall the Libran, who is generous with appreciation, while Leo reciprocates by showering Libra with gifts and attention worthy of royalty, which is a clear pathway to the Libran heart. A beautiful example of a Leo/Libra love story is that of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (Libra) and First Lady Rosalynn Carter (Leo).

Gemini and Leo as a Couple

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The romantic pairing with Gemini and Leo makes a fun couple. Gemini, the mutable air sign, is a talker and social butterfly and finds a lot about Leo that is fascinating. Leo will often feel as though he or she is living with two separate people when committing to Gemini. This fun-loving air sign is great for the lion's ego and yet may twist circles until the royal highness roars.

Gemini is flighty and has difficulty with commitment, so Leo may not have their undivided attention. Naturally, this is a problem. When Gemini does focus attention on Leo, Leo roars! The relationship between Leo and Gemini will have its ups and downs, but the ups will be worth the roller coaster ride.

  • Leo and Gemini have great chemistry. Both are outgoing and sociable, enjoy entertaining others, and love lighthearted flirtations.
  • Leo contributes the class, grace, and romance, while Gemini's effervescence adds a breath of fresh air that keeps their relationship fun, exciting, and heart-pounding.
  • Gemini is not afraid to put themselves out there and intriguing enough to keep Leo on their toes and guessing what comes next.

A Leo's fiery love can warm an airy Gemini's fickle heart, teach them the art of romance, and define what it takes to be a committed and intimate soulmate.

A famous example of a Leo/Gemini soulmate love story is the complex relationship of the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy (Gemini) and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (Leo).

Aquarius and Leo's Opposites Attraction

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Leo's opposite sign could not seem more different, but like all oppositions, they express two sides of the same coin. Aquarius, fixed air, is the observer and thinker, while Leo is the performer, and that is a marriage made in heaven. A loved-up Aquarius is the perfect foil for Leo's dramatic side and because an Aquarius Sun person always has a Leo Earth, while a Leo Sun person always has an Aquarius Earth, they serve to balance and ground one another.

Truly, they can feel like halves of one whole person, always depending on what else may be going on in their charts. At times, the king might feel dethroned and bit out of sorts over his water bearer's hectic lifestyle, but as long as he's honest with Aquarius and accepts her eclectic collection of friends and pastimes, this couple will have a great time together.

Aries as a Match for Leo

With cardinal fire Aries, the power dynamic is supercharged. Combine Aries's aggressive nature with Leo's regal dominance, and you've got fireworks ready to go off at any second. When they aren't fighting, they are having more fun than seems possible. These two 'get' each other, and that is priceless!

The Lion can be lazy, but Aries's energy and drives these two into exciting adventures, finding new ways to show off how cool and awesome they are. Aries is prone to outbursts of anger, but Leo can take a partner's rage and turn it into a passion play. To outsiders, it may look like a meltdown that could destroy a relationship, but this pair thrives on intensity.

Aries and Leo have a lot of things in common, such as their love for careers and creative activities. Both enjoy physical challenges and sports. The only negative might be the tendency to be overly combative with each other. Otherwise, this could be a very steamy and passionate love affair.

Leos Are Compatible With Other Leos

This royal couple dazzle with charisma and charm! Drama, too, is in the mix, and their clashes can be spectacular. However, as fire signs, they love fireworks. They shine best as a couple when they have a shared creative pursuit, such as playing music together, dancing, or otherwise expressing creative energy in a mutual way.

If they don't have strong creative outlets to share, or if only one of them does, then pressure can build. A Leo can't stand to see someone else getting attention if they are not! This need is powerful and undeniable. They need to play together in a situation where they share the stage, for neither wants to be in the audience. These greathearted beings love children and are fun, creative parents, though a little short on discipline.

Sagittarius as Leo's Zodiac Match

Fire signs together are combustible; this makes for fun and passion but also for power struggles. Leo's fixed drive to dominate can rub the proud Sagittarian the wrong way and if the slow-burning Sag temper ignites, sparks will fly. Both creative and playful, the connection is never boring in a Leo and Sagittarius pairing.

Philosophical Sagittarius, the mutable fire sign, will shrug and laugh off Leo's dominance games. It's harder to make a Sag angry than other fire signs, but when they blow, the results are impressive. When the sparks finish flying (not to mention the crockery), this hot couple go straight to make-up sex. All fire signs are sexy, and when you put two of them together, you get passion plus.

With Leo's flair and Sagittarius' love of new environments, they travel well together and are the life of any party. They collect friends like other people collect stamps, and Leo occupies center stage. Sagittarius doesn't mind being in the audience watching Leo shine.

Leo's Compatibility With Neighboring Signs

Two more signs are worth mentioning as good matches for Leo. Neighboring signs have a lot in common, being adjacent phases of the soul's evolution. Since they are always in incompatible elements, they can be difficult, requiring both sides to make adjustments and learn to accept each other's differences. However, their evolutionary potential is quite powerful.


A Leo and Cancer relationship can be difficult, as water and fire are incompatible. However, their adjacent connection means they have an innate understanding of one another. Cancer is ruled by the Moon, while Leo is ruled by the Sun. Sun and Moon are the luminaries of the Zodiac, and they have a very special and intimate relationship.

The two can be one of those classic relationships where the Cancer is the homebody who takes care of the nurturing and nourishment of the family while the Leo is the dynamic 'out-there' partner who goes out into the world to shine. Cancer is, like the song, the wind beneath Leo's wings providing support and stability at home and even more importantly (for Leo), the admiration and devotion that Leo needs. Cancer has a lot to learn from Leo in that it represents the next phase of soul evolution, and Cancer can remind Leo of the rich depths from which they have only recently risen


In a match with Virgo, Leo can make a go of things, but this is more difficult than Leo-Cancer for a few reasons. As Virgo represents the next sign in evolution, Leo has a lot to learn from Virgo but may not know that. Mutable earth Virgo is humble and service-oriented, and nothing could be further from the Lion King's personal agenda. Leo might get there when ready, but until then will resist mightily.

Virgo's perfectionistic critical eye is not quite the admiring appreciation Leo craves, either! It takes a special Leo to appreciate what a Virgo has to offer, but for a Leo, Virgo is just what the doctor ordered. When it works, they click and hum together, Leo's fire powering them both, Virgo's high standards providing a bar for Leo to measure himself by.

Leo's Less Compatible Matches

In relationships, Leo is likely to struggle with earth signs and water signs, but never say never. While Leo is less likely to be compatible with Taurus, Capricorn, Scorpio, and Aquarius, it doesn't mean that matches don't happen. It just means that both partners will have to be willing to work at the incompatible aspects of their personalities in order to have a successful pairing.

How to Attract a Leo

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If you are wondering how to go about attracting a Leo, no one would blame you. Leos are some of the most fun and dignified members of the zodiac, so it makes sense that they are so sought after. If you want to throw your hat in the ring and captivate the Lion's heart, just keep in mind that you may have plenty of competition. To attract a Leo:

  • Flattery will get you everywhere
  • Be optimistic
  • Be confident
  • Look your best
  • Be a spiffy dresser
  • Take time to enjoy the good life
  • Be playful and flirty
  • Get active
  • Be seductive
  • Pay attention
  • Be affectionate

Choosing the Best Zodiac Sign for Leo

Leo has several choices when it comes to a star-matched lover. That's not to say the other signs are out of the realm of possibility. As with any charting for lovers, an astrologer will take the overall chart into consideration when determining what is the best match for Leo. Every person's natal chart is unique, and the Sun sign is only a part, albeit one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a partner.

Leo Compatibility and Best Matches for Love