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Leo - Aquarius Love Compatibility




Because Leo and Aquarius have diametrically opposed personalities, for good love compatibility it’s essential that both people are willing to celebrate, and not criticize, the contrasting qualities which they observe in each other but which they don’t personally possess.


As far as love compatibility is concerned, traditionally this combination is considered to be rather exciting! When two people are born under opposite Star Signs, such as Leo and Aquarius, there’s often a powerful attraction between them because they’re magnetically drawn to qualities and traits in each other which perfectly complement their own.

Each has the ability to compensate for the other’s weak points – and in this case Leo’s warmth and magnanimity ideally balance Aquarius’s tendency to be a bit overly cool and detached at times. Equally, Leo’s strong need for personal recognition – sometimes manifesting as vanity or conceit – is nicely offset by Aquarius’s humbler and much more egalitarian approach.

Problems arise only if one person tries to convert the other to their own particular way of doing things, in which case the differences between them can become a major hindrance rather than an asset. In a long-term relationship, to avoid an ongoing battle of wills, Leo has to accept it's unlikely ever to be successful in taming Aquarius's maverick spirit, while Aquarius has to learn to turn a blind eye to the Lion's drama queen antics and constant desire for attention.


Emotionally, there’s a hot-cold contrast between Leo and Aquarius, which can make for only luke-warm emotional compatibility! To the ardent Lion, who needs demonstrative displays of love and affection, the Airy Aquarian can come across as rather aloof and emotionally withdrawn and may sometimes appear to have no feelings at all!

One big difference between Leo and Aquarius is that while Leo wants to be the number one focus of their partner’s attention, Aquarius doesn’t have such a strong need for close personal relationships and spreads its affections around more equally between its large circle of friends and acquaintances. No matter how hard Leo tries to be seen as ‘special’ by Aquarius, it will probably never get the kind of recognition and appreciation that it desires.

It’s a mistake, however, for a Leo to interpret Aquarius’s impersonality as romantic disinterest or a sign it’s two-timing them. It’s an even bigger faux pas for Leo to act jealous and throw a hissy fit in the attempt to capture or hold onto Aquarius. As the most rebellious star sign in the Zodiac, Aquarius will never allow itself to be manipulated by what it sees as Leo’s childish drama queen antics.


Sexually, Leo and Aquarius are among the best matched star signs, their strong yin-yang polarity giving them the potential to complete each other like two halves of a perfect whole. A bit of give and take is of course needed and for Leo, the big challenge is to avoid making too many sexual demands on freedom-loving Aquarius or lose them forever – while Aquarius has to come to terms with bossy Leo's desire always to be on top!


Aquarius is more intellectually inclined and has a more objective way of thinking than Leo, who tends to look at issues mainly from its own perspective and is prone to taking things quite personally at times. When making decisions, Leo’s main focus is on looking after its own interests while Aquarius wants to consider the wider implications and how others are affected too.

Both these Star Signs love to talk, but their big problem is that neither is particularly interested in what the other has to say. Leo’s main topic of conversation tends to be itself and its own exploits, which hold only limited appeal for Aquarius. The Water Bearer prefers a much wider ranging mix of social and political topics, but these can seem too dry and overly intellectual to the single-minded Lion.

At times, Aquarius despairs of the Leo’s mental self-preoccupation. In turn, the Big Cat complains that it’s not being taken seriously enough or shown sufficient respect.


Despite the basically good compatibility between these two signs, if Leo pushes Aquarius too hard into cutting back on its social life, or dropping some of its friends, for the sake of spending more time as a couple, it’s likely to come badly unstuck in this relationship.

This is a pairing that can work extremely well, as long as Leo isn’t totally dependent on Aquarius for emotional support and back-up. It’s essential that Leo has a few close confidants and cheerleaders outside of this relationship, because Aquarius will probably never be willing to give Leo as much one-on-one time and ego-stroking as the Lion would ideally like.