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Leo - Capricorn Love Compatibility




Emotionally and sexually Leo and Capricorn may not be particularly compatible, but at a worldly level they have a great deal to offer each other. Whether or not their relationship succeeds depends on how willing they are to take advantage of their areas of similarity and work on overcoming their differences.


As far as love compatibility is concerned, some people see this as one of the more challenging Star Sign combinations, with one sign – Leo – ruled by the element of Fire and the other – Capricorn – ruled by the conflicting element of Earth. 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, they 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 enjoy the fruits of its labors.


On a positive note, Leo and Capricorn are both equally strong on loyalty and commitment. However, there are also some troublesome emotional differences between them, 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.

While 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, Leo and Capricorn 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 in more to the ‘fun’ aspect of sex and shake off some of its inhibitions.


Capricorn’s highly practical, and at times rather sceptical, mindset contrasts with Leo’s passionate, enthusiastic but perhaps also naively trusting way of thinking. The Lion often assumes that confidence alone will suffice to turn any idea into a roaring success, and so often bites off more than it can comfortably chew. But because the Goat is only too aware of the careful planning and hard work that’s needed to bring a concept to fruition, it’s reluctant to enter into any kind of commitment without a lot of careful fore-thought.

Inevitably, Capricorn will criticize Leo for being too cocksure and undiscerning, while the Big Cat complains that the Goat is a miserable wet-blanket. Unless Leo and Capricorn can somehow learn to reconcile the one’s over-optimism with the other’s over-caution, they will find it hard to make much progress in decision-making or problem-solving discussions.


There are some serious question marks over the ability of a Leo-Capricorn 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 Leo-Capricorn 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.