Ever wonder what it is that makes a Leo, well… a Leo? If you look to astrology and reference daily and weekly horoscopes, it can be easier to understand what makes a Leo personality so fiery.
From her confident, passionate personality to her more arrogant, inflexible attributes, the Leo woman, in particular, is a complicated person full of surprises and intrigue.
That’s why getting more knowledge about the Leo zodiac sign, and how she thinks and feels in a relationship, means looking at her zodiac compatibilty with other signs.
So, how does your Leo compatibility look? First, we should learn more about what makes a Leo tick. Look to these Leo horoscope facts to get an in-depth view of this charismatic zodiac sign:
- Birth dates: July 23 – August 22
- Symbol: Lion
- Element: Fire
- Ruling planet: Sun
- Colors: Gold, orange, red, yellow
- Day: Sunday
- Strengths: Pride, passion
- Weaknesses: Arrogant, self-centered
- Birthstone: Peridot
Which zodiac signs is Leo most compatible with?
There are four main zodiac signs that Leo is most compatible with, both in relationships and friendships.
1. Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Because both of these signs are fire signs, their love for drama, passion, and adventure match perfectly with each other. Each sign craves physical attention and intellectual stimulation, but also need to be able to stand on their own at times.
While these two signs mesh in every way, the one thing the need to avoid to maintain their healthy relationship is competition. Both of you want the spotlight, but refuse to share it. So instead of competing, be each other’s biggest fans.
2. Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Leo and Gemini make fast friends, which is the important first step in any romantic relationship, especially when it comes to these two signs. Leo needs passion and attention. But Gemini, who is an air sign, sometimes doesn’t feel they have the patience to deal with all that Leo requires of them.
In the end, though, Gemini is ready to work to make Leo happy, which is all she really wants out of a relationship anyway.
3. Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Leo and Libra are two of the most romantic zodiac signs, and when they get together it is nothing but chocolate and flowers. Their honeymoon stage is long, and they return to that type of love and bliss whenever they can.
These two signs hate to be too serious in their relationship though, because when they are serious the cracks in their relationship are more likely to show. Leo’s dramatic lifestyle can throw Libra’s scales right off balance.
So while Leo and Libra are compatible in love, sometimes they are even more compatible as friends.
4. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Leo and Sagittarius, both fire signs, will have a relationship filled with fun and adventure. The two of you will be up for anything, but sometimes you need your time apart.
You are both emotionally demanding and dramatic, but the two signs are quick learners and learn how to deal with and comfort each other. The hardest thing for Sagittarius to learn is to praise Leo more than they normally would praise another. Leo needs reassurance and someone to boost her confidence.
The two of you share many of the same principles when it comes to what is important in life and relationships. This match is made to last.
Which zodiac signs is Leo least compatible with?
Not everybody is meant to to get along, and Leo’s relationship with these three signs prove just that:
1. Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
This pairing is just not a match, simple as that. For starters, the two of you can be so similar that there is just no getting past it. Both are fierce, hot-headed, egotistical and showy, but in each of your minds there can only be one star, and you are it.
If you still want to give it a go, be prepared for the bad days. Leo believes she is in charge of everything in the relationship, but nobody bosses Taurus, also known as the bull, around.
Shouting, low-blows, drama galore, nothing is off-limits when the two of you fight. Good luck… you’ll need it.
2. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
In many ways, the two of you are complete opposites, and opposites do not always attract so seamlessly. Scorpio likes to keep a low profile while Leo seeks out the spotlight, and this becomes a big problem when Leo flocks to friends to discuss relationships while Scorpio wants to keep all of that between the two of them.
All hope is not lost, though. While a relationship is mostly out of the question, the two of you would kill it as any other team.
Both of you have an intense drive and will work harder than most people to get what you want, and the two of you will never fight over the spotlight.
3. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Leo and Capricorn can’t help but be attracted to each other, but it’s always fatal attraction. Your relationship is full of many misunderstandings and tons of differences.
Leo is ready to attack life head-on while Capricorn likes to think out and plan their path. This difference alone will drive the two of you insane.
Remember that attraction we mentioned? Well, there is a chance that this attraction can be completely and solely physical; the issue is, Leo will more than likely ending up falling for Capricorn easily. Capricorn doesn’t reciprocate love that quickly or that easily, and that frustrates Leo so much.
A relationship between Leo and Capricorn is going to take a lot of patience, a lot of hard work, and might just result in a lot of disappointment.
What does Leo need to make a relationship work?
In any relationship, Leo needs a lot of attention. So when Leo starts to like someone, she is going to make sure they can’t stop looking at her.
It can definitely feel like a job sometimes, being in a relationship with Leo. She needs constant reassurance that you still like her — and, in reality, it can be emotional or physical reassurance. And don’t you dare think about ignoring her; she will not be happy and will definitely lose it (and inadvertently destroy the relationship in the process).
But the really good thing about being in a relationship with Leo is that anything that she expects out of a relationship, she will absolutely be giving back in return.
What does the Leo personality bring to a relationship?
Leo is one of the most loving, generous, romantic and passionate of all the signs. She’s bound fill your relationship with chocolate, flowers, spontaneous dates and road trips. But with all that, she also craves nights in and cherishes those simple picnics in the park.
Also known as the Lion, Leo is full of pride and will parade your relationship around for everyone to be envious of, and she will protect you and stick by you through the thick and thin of your relationship. The ups and downs will definitely be extreme, but Leo will do just about anything to make the relationship as amazing as it can be.
Where can Leo find the best love match?
There is no wrong place to look for love when you’re a Leo! Your confidence follows you regardless of whether you’re at a cafe on a Tuesday afternoon or the bar on a Friday night. You will naturally draw eyes to you with the way you carry yourself, and how genuine a person you are even from a distance.
If there is a specific type you’re into (athletic, bookworm), you can take fate into your own hands. Head to the gym or visit your local coffee shop and let the magic happen.
As a Leo, you’re naturally good at finding love in all sorts of situations. You’re a passionate person, so with that, love typically falls right into your lap. Careful though — with all that easy love is bound to come with a little heartbreak, too.
It’s not that you’re looking for love in the wrong places, it’s just that maybe you’re not actively looking for love. You’re expecting love to find you, and while it may happen, being proactive will make it happen a lot sooner.
Look around you and take notice of how many people are taking notice of you. You’re a complete package — you’re beautiful, confident, and full of energy. It can be super intimidating for someone to approach you, so meet them halfway or go all the way there. There is nothing wrong with making the first move.
When is Leo ready for love?
Leo is always on the move. She never likes to have nothing to do or to be sitting around. Because of this, it is hard to pinpoint an exact time in Leo’s life when it is best for her to look for love.
But if you really want to find a time in Leo’s life that love will be the easiest to maintain and work with, it would be after you’ve gotten the rest of your life together. Yes, it sucks thinking about saving love for last, and we’re not saying that love is not important.
But think about how much easier it will be to focus on, and how much more fun you can have, if you’ve settle in a career and you’re life has a bit of stability to it.
What makes Leo so irresistible?
Leo’s are so difficult to resist because you literally cannot take your eyes off of her. Her confidence draws you naturally to her the second she walks in the room.
The way she is surrounded by friends and interacts with people makes you feel like you need to get to know her too. And once you do know her, you will continue to be impressed by her work ethic and commitment to living her best life with no regrets.
In her already full life, you hope that she has room for you too because you just need to be a part of it.
How does Leo sabotage their chances of finding love?
As a Leo, you have a (sometimes) bad habit of putting yourself first. Love is giving and taking — a balancing act, meeting each other half way. But you also are very well aware that your happiness and success come first most of the time.
So you do what you need to do, even if it’s not very considerate of your partner and their needs. This is why you should wait to get serious about love until you’re happy with where the rest of your life is.
How can you make Leo truly happy?
The way to a Leo’s heart is to grab her attention. There is so much going on in her life that it can be hard to get her to notice you unless you really stand out. This means just constantly being around her, so she has chances to get to know you and she always sees you.
Entertain her. Make her laugh, suggest a spur of the moment adventure, bring her flowers or chocolate when it’s not a birthday or an anniversary. Sing her praises to your friends and on social media. And while this is all almost guaranteed to woo her, this is all stuff you’ll need to continue to do throughout your relationship.
Sure, maybe it sounds like a lot. Leo has never disagreed with being called high-maintenance from time to time. But is it all worth it? Yes.
On the other side, it is pretty dang easy to turn Leo off, but it’s also completely avoidable. The thing that will turn her off the most is if you ignore her. An hour? Okay. Two hours? Now it’s starting to get on her nerves. A whole day? You better have a pretty great excuse and you better be ready to get ignored yourself.
How can you make Leo fall in love with you?
Now that you know everything about Leo compatibility, what do you need to do to get her to fall head-over-heels in love with you? Well, it’s simple, really. The way to win Leo’s heart is to be her best friend. Just be there for her!
Leo is going to have her good days, and they’ll be great, and she is going to have her (very) bad days. Lions are loyal, so if you’re loyal to her through thick and thin, she will find that — above everything else — the most attractive quality of yours, and she will be loyal as heck back to you.
But it doesn’t hurt to spoil her on random occasions with flowers and sweets. Just saying.
Kelcey Connors is a writer who works primarily on quotes, entertainment, and zodiac articles. She’s a graduate of Quinnipiac University.