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Capricorn - Leo Love Compatibility



What are the chances of success of a Capricorn-Leo love match? How compatible are Capricorn and Leo emotionally and sexually – and what are their relationship strengths and challenges?

As far as love compatibility is concerned, some people see this as one of the more challenging Sun Sign combinations, with one sign – Capricorn – ruled by the element of Earth and the other – Leo – ruled by the conflicting element of Fire. In reality though, things aren’t necessarily as difficult as they might initially appear!

True, a fundamentally different approach to life – passionate, confident and somewhat extravagant in the case of Leo – pragmatic, cautious and maybe a little austere in the case of Capricorn – can give rise to disagreements and a certain amount of mutual criticism. In a long-term relationship, the Goat's relentless work ethic can clash uncomfortably with Leo's compulsive need to party and the Lion's big ideas may seem impractical to down-to-earth Capricorn.

But if each accepts they have much to gain and benefit from the other, Capricorn and Leo can cooperate successfully on their common goal of getting on in life (no question that, in their own way, both are intensely ambitious!). From Capricorn, Leo can learn patience, discipline and the value of hard work, while Leo can help boost Capricorn’s self-belief, teaching it to lighten up a little and derive more enjoyment from the fruits of its labors.
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On a positive note, Capricorn and Leo are both equally strong on loyalty and commitment. However, there are also some troublesome emotional differences between Capricorn and Leo, the Fire sign’s flamboyant, dramatic temperament clashing with the Earth sign’s much cooler and more dignified emotional style.

Leo’s histrionic outbursts can be excruciatingly embarrassing to the self-conscious Goat – especially if they occur in public – while the passionate Lion, who seeks demonstrative displays of love and affection, may not get enough ‘strokes’ from its Capricorn partner, who actively dislikes gushing emotionality and shows its affection in more practical ways.

Whereas Leo goes into a major sulk if it doesn’t get a big round of applause for all of (including its most minor) achievements, Capricorn neither needs, nor wants, constant praise and flattery and is also notoriously mean in dishing it out to others. Leo’s strongly developed personal pride can be easily wounded by what it perceives as the Goats’ lack of appreciation and emotional back-up.

To remain emotionally unscathed by this relationship, both signs will have some major adjustments to make.


Sexually, Capricorn and Leo may be somewhat mis-matched initially. To the hot-blooded Lion, the cautious Goat can seem too slow off the mark, too cold and too boring. Leo's incessant attention-seeking and desire for flattery – which also extends to its performance in bed – may be seen as rather shallow and immature by no-nonsense Capricorn, who just wants to get down to business.

For things to work sexually between these two, Leo has to be prepared to grow up a bit, while Capricorn needs to tune more into the ‘fun’ aspect of sex and shake off some of its inhibitions.


There are some serious question marks over the ability of a Capricorn-Leo couple to co-exist harmoniously in a live-in relationship.

Will Capricorn’s ultra-cautious and rather pessimistic outlook ultimately prove too restrictive and depressing for the exuberant and optimistic Lion? Will the longsuffering, hardworking Goat be left carrying all the responsibilities in this relationship, while its playful, fun-loving Leo partner kicks up its heels and lives ‘the life of Riley’?

Reaching a compromise between living for the moment versus building for the future is the main compatibility challenge for a Capricorn-Leo couple. Leo has to accept that Capricorn’s diligence, prudence and careful financial planning are vital to their joint ambitions for success, status and prosperity. But to keep a smile on Leo’s face, Capricorn has to be willing to occasionally throw caution to the wind, loosen the purse strings, and let its hair down from time to time.


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