Aries and Leo: Compatibility in Love, Sex and Life


When Aries and Leo come together for love or any kind of relationship, it’s fiery and star-powered! These two attention-seeking signs love the spotlight, which can make it difficult if you’re competing for the same role. An Aries-Leo relationship is never dull, since you both understand each others’ need for praise and recognition.

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Aries and Leo: Your compatibility clicks and clashes

Where you click:
Roll out the red carpet; tip off the paparazzi: Aries and Leo are a star-powered match! There’s a celeb quality to your combo that makes you electrifying to behold as a couple. While you’re both a little self-centered and bossy at times, you’ve finally found someone who can keep up with your tireless energy! You both crave public attention and praise. As long as you’re not competing for the same role, this is a warm and energizing match-up.

Where you clash:
Issues can flare up when kids come into the picture. Eternally youthful Leo gets down in the sandbox to play, forgetting that Aries needs to be babied too. Aries’ brash parenting style can offend softhearted Leo who thinks finger painting counts as fine art. Aries will have to quell your inner taskmaster if you want to stay in the VIP lounge of the Lion’s den. Still, you both sort of enjoy bossing each other around…and the advice you give one another is straight from the heart. You’ll both grow stronger, richer, faster, and more motivated as a result of your match-up.

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Love and compatibility by element

Aries and Leo are both fire signs

The heat is on! Your Sun signs are both in the element of fire. This exothermic combination can move from zero to soulmate in mere seconds, as you recognize a kindred spirit in this compatible astrology love match. But as quickly as your lusty wildfire blazes up, it can also sweep out of control…or go from sizzle to fizzle. Your tempers can be as scorching as your sex, so while you might set off an inferno in the sheets, your arguments can also be legendary.

Your tempers can be as scorching as your sex, so while you might set off an inferno in the sheets, your arguments can also be legendary.

Remember: Civilization began when man learned to make, tend and control fire. It cooks our meals, keeps us warm, powers everything. But by nature, fire does not WANT to be controlled, and neither do fire signs. This relationship must leave room for individuality, exploration and autonomy within safe boundaries. Making and keeping a commitment has to be handled delicately, so as not to lose the spark or smother the flame.

There are four elements in astrology: fire, earth, air and water. Each one plays an important role in the greater whole of humankind. A love match with someone from the same astrological element offers the comfort of familiarity. At last, you don’t have to explain yourself all the time! You both operate at similar speeds to a certain degree. As lovely as that is, it can also be “too much of a good thing,” causing your relationship to feel like a single track on continuous replay. After all, differences can be challenging in a good way because they push you both to grow.

As a same-element couple, you may need to make a conscious effort to not get stuck in a rut or even a competitive dynamic. Spending time with friends, coworkers or relatives of another element can introduce a more balancing energy. For example, a grounded earth sign can help two hotheaded fire signs look before leaping. An objective air sign reminds you to step back from your heated emotions and knee-jerk reactions. And a sensitive water sign can help you tune into your nostalgic side instead of glossing over your feelings.

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Aries is cardinal and Leo is fixed

In astrology, the “qualities” or “triplicities” reveal the role you play in a relationship or collaboration. Are you a starter, a doer or a finisher? Do you like to take charge and have a plan, or do you prefer to go with the flow? 

In astrology, Cardinal and fixed signs are both “take charge” in their own right. Cardinal signs like to lead and initiate—which is fine as long as they don’t tread on the fixed sign’s turf. The nature of fixed energy is to stand firm and resist change unless it’s really necessary. Fixed signs are set in their ways, while cardinal signs are a touch more fluid, though stubborn in their own right! The cardinal sign may introduce too many new ideas into the mix, or worse, try to “improve” on the fixed sign’s ideas by giving unsolicited criticism. This feedback, no matter how well-intended, could threaten the fixed sign’s pride, leading to a major ego battle.

The fixed sign could also seem “boring” to the cardinal sign if they want to do the same thing week in and week out. In this love match, the fixed sign will have to be more open to “trendy” over tried-and-true. When the cardinal sign scores reservations at a buzzy new restaurant, resort, club or event, the fixed sign had better clean up and GO. In return, the cardinal sign must patronize the mom-and-pop bistro, the favorite karaoke bar, or another dinner with the fixed sign’s family. The fixed sign’s more traditional approach to romance can seem clumsy or heavy-handed to the discerning cardinal sign. So, cardinal sign, you got a conventional Tiffany locket instead of an Alexander McQueen limited-edition ring? Suck it up and say thanks—or start dropping hints a lot sooner before your next birthday!

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Aries and Leo are both yang, or masculine, signs

In astrology, every sign has a “polarity”: you’re either yin (feminine) or yang (masculine). Aries and Leo are both yang signs, so they are both aggressive, action-oriented and driven. In this astrology love match, you can motivate each other…or you can find yourself in a power struggle. Two yang signs must be careful not to bulldoze or tread on each others’ turf. Sharing the power and taking turns having the upper hand will be the key to your happiness.

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Aries and Leo are trine (four signs apart)

In astrology love matches, we also measure compatibility by the aspect, or distance, between the two signs. Your signs are trine, or four signs apart. In this love match, it can feel like “home sweet home” The trine sign mate has the same element as yours (fire, earth, air or water), creating an unspoken kinship and harmony. At last—you don’t have to constantly explain yourself. You’ve never felt so comfortable, so understood on a core level. This is the person you can burp and pass gas around, or use the bathroom with the door open when they’re home. But don’t invest in a wardrobe full of elastic waistbands just yet. In trine relationships, you’ll need to preserve some mystery to keep things exciting. Make sure you stay active and on the go, and don’t do everything together. A little autonomy goes a long way to keep the passion alive.

MORE LOVE HOROSCOPES:

Love Matcher: See all compatibility matches
Aries Love Horoscope
Leo Love Horoscope

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