Aquarius and Leo are one of the most powerful pairs of opposites in the zodiac. Located on opposite sides of the zodiac wheel, Leo and Aquarius are both larger than life.
While Leo’s heart is his source of power, the water bearer’s is his often prodigal mind. When they exist together in harmony, Leo and Aquarius have the ability to initiate life-altering shifts in one another.
VALUES AND EMOTIONS
From Aquarius, Leo learns to temper his passion, ego, and intensity with logic and foresight. In other words, the lion gains emotional intelligence as a result of a healthy bond between these two.
The water bearer finally resolves the constant battle between heart and mind, starting to overcome his fear of his own emotions and vulnerability.
But it’s often a long road before these two can resolve their differences enough to benefit so greatly from each other.
COMPATIBILITY RATING: 5 OUT OF 10
Both Leo and Aquarius usually have strong creative gifts that draw them to larger-than-life areas of study such as entertainment arts, science, philosophy, or psychology.
These interests are usually part of what initially attracts them as friends. Even if they are purely platonic, they will still experience an intense pull toward each other, as well as a subsequent desire to pull away.
However, outside the context of a romantic bond, it may be easier for them to put aside their differences to benefit from the things they can teach one another.
Idealistic Aquarius, seemingly untouchable, watches from his cloud in the sky as Leo uses the world as her stage. When the Aquarius mind joins forces with the Leo’s heart, they could enact change in the world around him, whether through political strides or other movements.
COMPATIBILITY RATING: 7 OUT OF 10
This is often a powerful case of “opposites attract”. Because they are zodiacal opposites, their desire to stabilize is often what drives them together.
Aquarius may initially react to Leo with strong distrust or dislike because the lion is so unabashedly emotional, often using her strong emotions as a means to force others – and life – to give her what she needs.
Leo might also feel a powerful aversion to Aquarius at first sight; to the lion, it seems the water bearer’s mind has subdued his heart. In her mind, Aquarius has won the battle between heart and brain – a war she is still waging against herself.
However, their polarity is such an undeniable force of nature that they usually come back to each other every time, albeit begrudgingly. Each time, they’re giving each other the chance to allow their bond to bridge the polarities within themselves and heal their deepest fears.
If love wins, they both do, too. If the power struggle overrides the strong bond between them, they both lose. This a lesson they often learn too late.
COMPATIBILITY RATING: 6 OUT OF 10
If they can let go of their power struggle and surrender to love, a marriage between Leo and Aquarius can be deeply bonded. That sentence may have a ring of poetic justice, but it’s much easier said than done.
These two have strong personalities, so their marriage can be one of highest highs and lowest lows. This pattern does not tend to sustain a marriage for the long-term.
Thus, marriage between them is a success only when they’ve each begun to consciously overcome their egos and become more comfortable with who they are. A union of insecure Leos and Aquarians will usually not last.
COMPATIBILITY RATING: 7 OUT OF 10
To each of them, the other represents some innate part of themselves they struggle against.
Thus, projection is a common theme in this relationship, especially when Leo and/or Aquarius don’t understand themselves or suffers from low self-esteem.
Leo and Aquarius are both masculine “yang” signs. Thus, their mode of expression can be aggressive and straightforward, lacking emotional sensitivity.
COMPATIBILITY RATING: 3 OUT OF 10
SEX AND INTIMACY
Unsurprisingly, the sexuality between Leo and Aquarius is as powerful as every other aspect of their sign.
For Leo, control and domination can be a recurring sexual theme, but the bedroom is also the place where her deepest emotions find physical expression. Aquarius is the mind bender of the zodiac, making his own power plays, albeit less obvious than Leo’s.
If their connection is purely sexual in nature, that’s where it will stop (or keep going). But when they share love and intimacy, the feeling will outlet itself in a raw, pure expression of passion that many will not know in their lifetime.
COMPATIBILITY RATING: 8 OUT OF 10
AQUARIUS/LEO COMPATIBILITY PROS
- Any time opposites strongly attract, the possibility for profound healing exists within the bond.
- When they’re on the same team, Leo and Aquarius are powerful allies to one another. The water bearer’s mind and the lion’s intense passion form a force to be reckoned with.
- Aquarius’s intelligence gives new meaning to Leo’s intensity, and vice versa.
AQUARIUS/LEO COMPATIBILITY CONS
- The more unresolved their conflicts are, the more ups and downs their relationship will cycle through. This pattern has to be broken in order for this relationship to become stable and enduring.
- As masculine “yang” signs, they often lack sensitivity when they speak to each other.
- Aquarius is cerebral by nature, while Leo is fiery and emotional. But since both signs are fixed, meaning they don’t change easily at all, they may never meet in the middle.
Summary of Aquarius and Leo
When this pair releases at least some grip on their egos, they can start to take each other’s lead at times.
This allows for balance in the relationship. Their power as individuals and as a couple grows stronger rather than weaker.
OVERALL COMPATIBILITY READING: 7 OUT OF 10