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Which Star Signs Should Leo Date?



Which Star Signs does Leo get along with most easily? What are the best, the worst – and the most intriguing – compatibility matches for Leo? Which Star Signs should a Leo man or woman date?

Leo Compatibility

On the one hand, Leo's sunny positivity makes it quite easy to get along with. But because it's also such a dominant and extroverted Star Sign, some people may find it a little too full-on and overpowering. For optimum compatibility, it does best with the kind of partner who is willing to take more of a back seat in the relationship and allow Leo to be the star of the show!

Signs Most Compatible With Leo

As a Star Sign ruled by the Element of Fire, the safest bet for a Leo is probably one of the other two Fire Signs, i.e. ARIES or SAGITTARIUS. The favorable 120° – or 4 Signs – spacing between Zodiac Signs in the same Element makes for an especially harmonious relationship and a level of compatibility well above the norm.

Both Aries and Sagittarius are good compatibility matches for Leo since they share Leo’s passion, enthusiasm and gloriously upbeat outlook. However, Sagittarius probably just beats Aries as the better compatibility choice for Leo. No-one can make Leo laugh so lustily as Sagittarius – and there’s no better playmate for the fun-loving Lion.

Really excellent too, in terms of their ability to harmonize with fiery Leo, while also helping it to look at things more objectively, are the logical Air Signs GEMINI and LIBRA, spaced by 60° – or next but one – from Leo. Many believe this kind of Fire-Air combination is actually the ideal – and surely it’s no coincidence that a high proportion of successful compatibility matches are between people with birthdays two Zodiac Signs apart.

What About Another Leo?

So what about another LEO as a good compatibility match? On the plus side, you’ll definitely know what makes them tick, since they embody so many aspects of yourself. Especially with a Leo of the opposite sex, the chances are you’ll be strongly attracted to their best Leonine qualities – like their charisma, generosity and warm-heartedness.

But because we don’t tend to like our bad points when we see them reflected in somebody else, there will also be things about Leo people – most likely their attention-seeking and bossiness – that you’ll positively hate! If so, better take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror!

Signs Least Compatible With Leo

The truth is, Leo, your ideal compatibility match will rarely simply be a clone of yourself (how boring would that be!). But neither, for that matter, should their Star Sign be too astrologically antagonistic to your own.

For this reason, you should be cautious – in the absence of redeeming features – about folk born under the Star Signs of TAURUS and SCORPIO. Because both these Signs are at a challenging 90° angle (or 3 Sign spacing) from Leo, the differences between you may be so vast, the chances are they’ll be too incompatible – and just too much hard work!

Of these two Star Signs, Scorpio just qualifies as the worst possible compatibility match for Leo. Due to its equally inflexible and controlling nature, Leo may find it harder than just about any other Zodiac Sign to cope with Scorpio’s unrelenting quest for power and dominance.

Signs spaced at 150° from Leo, such as PISCES, can also present more minor compatibility challenges. However, although traditionally considered to be ‘awkward’, and involving Signs in conflicting Elements, 150° relationships aren’t necessarily quite as bad as they might appear. Okay, these may not be your first choice, but neither should they be your last. So don’t make the mistake of writing them off as unsuitable – in many cases a love match could work out fine!

Why Opposites Attract

Rather than someone who conflicts with you, Leo, what you’re really looking for, from a Star Sign compatibility point of view, is the kind of person who is able to balance or complement you in some way. For this reason, the Sign diametrically opposite your own, i.e. AQUARIUS, can be a great compatibility match for you, Leo.

Opposite Star Signs are often magnetically attracted to each other, their strong yin-yang polarity giving them the potential to complete each other like two halves of a perfect whole. When dating an Aquarius, natural-born-leader Leo can benefit from its opposite Sign’s brilliant team-player skills. Leo’s tendency towards arrogance and bossiness is less likely to prove a problem when it has an unassuming, egalitarian-minded Aquarius by its side.

Neighboring Star Signs

Although Leo is quite different from its immediate neighbors, CANCER and VIRGO, in reality it can relate quite well to – and frequently enjoys quite a good level of compatibility with – these Star Signs. This is because people whose Sun Sign is Leo often have Mercury or Venus – which can never be far from the Sun – in the preceding or following Signs of Cancer or Virgo. Many Leo-Cancer or Leo-Virgo couples will therefore embody a number of each other’s characteristics and have far more in common than you might initially expect.

Leo Compatibility ‘Wild Card’

Although not technically recognized as a good compatibility match for Leo because of the awkward 150° angle, CAPRICORN is a popular ‘wild card’ partnership choice for the Lion. Despite their very real Fire-Earth differences, Leo and Capricorn are closely linked by their burning sense of ambition and desire to get on in life. If these two can avoid bickering over their conflicting attitudes towards work and money, no Star Sign combination can climb the ladder together more quickly and more successfully! 

Leo Best Compatibility Match*: SAGITTARIUS
Leo Worst Compatibility Match*: SCORPIO

* Assuming both people are entirely ‘true to type’ and not allowing for moderating influences in their birth charts.

How Can Leo Improve Their Compatibility?

To improve their chances of getting on better with every Star Sign, Leos should focus on showing others less of their most annoying traits, i.e. their self-centeredness and bossiness, and more of what's most endearing about them, i.e. their joyfulness and big-heartedness. If you're a Leo, in general everyone will find you easier to live with if you play down your need always to be in charge and focus more on teamwork. This will be particularly important in the case of Star Sign matches which present the biggest compatibility challenges for a Leo, as detailed above.