Leo and Capricorn

Leo and Capricorn: Friendship and Love Compatibility 

Would you imagine that a relationship between Leo and Capricorn is compatible? With Leo’s fire element and Capricorn’s earth element, these two will definitely struggle to find common ground. A friendship can be pretty great and even unstoppable, but a relationship, however, that’s a different story… 

Leo and Capricorn Compatibility


The Leo Zodiac

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  • The Leo zodiac sign is ruled by the sun, the center of our solar system. Leos have very bold, bright, and dominant personalities. 
  • The Leo sun sign is represented by a lion, which symbolizes courage and strength. 
  • As a fire sign, a Leo is enthusiastic, bold, a natural-born leader, and an entertainer at heart. 
  • As a fixed sign, Leo’s stubbornness is unmatched. They will stick to something until the very end. 

Leo’s personality traits: 

  • Passionate and energetic 
  • Courageous and strong 
  • Adventurous 
  • Funny 
  • Stubborn 
  • Natural-born leaders with ambition 
  • Arrogant attention seekers 
  • They’ll typically put themselves and their needs first 

Leo man personality:

  • Wants to be treated like a king, receiving gifts and being showered with attention.
  • Charming 
  • Don’t worry about whether the Leo man will be loyal–once he commits, he’s all in.

Leo woman personality:

  • Just like the Leo man, a Leo woman will want to be treated like royalty, showered with affection and gifts. 
  • She will want to be the center of someone’s world.
  • The Leo woman will play a dominant role in every aspect of her life, in love and in her career.
  • She wants to love and be loved 

In astrology, every person has a sign in the moon, rising, and Venus placements in their birth chart. Your moon represents your inner self. Your rising sign (or ascendant) is how people see you when they first meet you. And Venus represents love and beauty. 

  • If your moon sign is in Leo, you are more susceptible to being sensitive when being criticized. They can also be dramatic and overbearing when they are at their worst. 
  • If your Venus sign is in Leo, you will most likely express your love in physical ways. You crave stability and security in a relationship. 
  • If your rising sign is in Leo, you have a magnetic personality! You are confident and charismatic and excited about doing new things.

Leos are attention seekers. They consider themselves the center of the universe – and they expect their partners to treat them as such. Leos want to be showered with love and affection, and they want their fair share of presents. They don’t want to wait until a birthday or anniversary to be treated like royalty. Leos want their partner to spoil them on a daily basis. If they feel like they aren’t getting enough attention in their relationship, they will look for validation elsewhere.

Leos are confident, arrogant, and entitled. They believe they are always right and that they should always get what they want without question. That is why they are so damn stubborn. If you get into an argument with them, they aren’t going to come to a compromise with you. They are going to insist on getting their way. Leos won’t care about whether you are unhappy with the end result. They only care about themselves. Leos consider themselves their first priority.

The Capricorn Zodiac

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  • Capricorn’s planetary ruler is Saturn. The planet Saturn is often associated with karma and divine timing, as well as the planet of (overcoming) obstacles. The Capricorn zodiac is known to be obsessed with chasing success. 
  • Capricorn’s symbol is a mythological figure known as a sea goat, representing success, determination, creativity, and productivity.
  • As an earth sign, a Capricorn is full of ambition and intellect. They are also grounded and dependable. 
  • As a cardinal sign, a Capricorn likes to take initiative. They are natural-born leaders. 

Capricorn personality traits:

  • Responsible and loyal 
  • Driven and leads with ambition
  • Good-mannered 
  • Condescending at times 
  • Has high standards for themselves and others
  • Tend to bottle up feelings
  • Head over heart 

Personality traits of a Capricorn man 

  • Loyal 
  • Doesn’t have love at the top of his priority list–he’s focused on his career and achieving success 
  • He wants a partner who is practical and grounded like him 
  • Won’t outwardly show emotion show his affection for you through subtle, sweet gestures 

Personality traits of a Capricorn woman 

  • Persistent 
  • Self-sufficient
  • Not the kind of woman who will rush into a relationship. It will take time for her to let down her guard. 
  • Her love and loyalty run deep! 

In astrology, every person has a sign in the moon, rising, and Venus placements in their birth chart. Your moon represents your inner self. Your rising sign (or ascendant) is how people see you when they first meet you. And Venus represents love and beauty. 

  • If your moon sign is in Capricorn, you want stability and control in a relationship and a friendship. You have a big heart but you won’t give it away to just anyone or too easily.
  • If your Venus sign is in Capricorn, you can be materialistic sometimes. However, as a lover, you like to show affection through loyalty rather than grand gestures or gifts. 
  • If your rising sign is in Capricorn, you are shy and selective when making friends. You like to take your time getting to know someone before you let yourself get close. 

Capricorns are led by their heads, not by their hearts. You probably won’t be able to tell what they are thinking just by looking at them. They aren’t going to be willing to talk about their feelings either. Even though they prefer committed relationships to flings, they don’t love the idea of love. They think feelings are too messy. Relationships are too complicated. If they don’t find the right person, they will be perfectly happy staying single. That way, their common sense won’t get blurred by emotion.

Capricorns are highly selective about whom they let into their inner circle. When you first meet them, they are going to appear mysterious and guarded. They won’t break down their walls until they decide they can trust you. After all, they think it’s a waste of time getting to know someone who is eventually going to leave. They don’t like to waste time with temporary entanglements. They would rather form a significant, lifelong bond. Once they let you into their heart, they aren’t going anywhere.

Leo and Capricorn: Friendship Compatibility 

  • Both signs are devoted and determined creatures and that might bring some benefits to the friendship. The lion and the sea goat can learn many things from each other, and they could be unstoppable while working towards a common goal. 
  • However, that doesn’t mean they won’t hit any roadblocks from time to time. 
  • A Leo and Capricorn friendship is based solely off of focus and pushing themselves and each other to achieve their goals.

These two signs can learn a lot from each other – as long as they put aside their differences. Unfortunately, they tend to rub each other the wrong way. Capricorns are highly intelligent and ruled by logic, so they assume they are always right. Meanwhile, Leos are stubborn. Even when they’re wrong, they are going to insist that they are right. They aren’t going to back down from a disagreement. Their fights are never going to reach an endpoint. 

Another big issue is that Capricorns have very muted emotions. Even when they care about someone, they don’t show it openly. They are subtle with their compliments. This will annoy Leo because they want to be the center of attention. They want their friends to drown them in praise. Since a Capricorn will keep most of their thoughts to themselves, a Leo will feel like they are getting neglected. They will feel like they aren’t getting enough out of the friendship.

Leo and Capricorn: Sex and Love Compatibility 

  • These two don’t have much in common other than their awareness of themselves.
  • Sex will quickly become boring for both partners because they’re both different in the bedroom. The Leo lover is passionate and energetic while the Capricorn lover likes to be more down-to-earth and practical. 
  • Leos will help Capricorn find new and creative ways to go about situations. The Capricorn partner will help Leo become more serious and deep when they need to be. 
  • The relationship will be pretty weak because they’ll struggle to trust and respect each other. Their personalities and priorities in life are so drastically different. 

These two signs are going to clash in the bedroom. They aren’t going to walk away from sex satisfied. One of them is going to be disappointed. After all, Capricorns want to have slow, gentle sex. They want the interaction to hold meaning. Capricorns want to make the moment last. Meanwhile, Leos want to have adventurous, passionate, kinky sex. They want it to feel raw and animalistic. Leos don’t want to bring emotions into the mix. They simply want to feel good, physically.

These signs will have a rough time in their day-to-day relationship as well. Capricorns are self-sufficient and want a partner who can take care of themselves in the same way. However, Leos want to be spoiled rotten. Even though they are capable of handling situations on their own, they want their partners to take control. They want to sit back and relax while they get pampered. To them, the whole point of a relationship is to have someone help them out.

Zodiac Compatibility with a Leo or a Capricorn

Leo Compatibility

  • If you’re a Leo, you’ll find that you will be a good match for fire sign Aries. Leo and Aries are able to bond on a passionate, sexual level just as much as they can connect on an emotional level too. They’re also not afraid to fight and use harsh words every once in a while because their entire relationship is based on fiery energy. They always make up in the end.
  • If you’re a Leo, it won’t be a strong love match with an earth sign, like Virgo. Leo and Virgo won’t be able to understand each other and their contrasting personalities. A Virgo is nurturing and reserved in love. Leo is passionate, confident, and often selfish.

Capricorn Compatibility 

  • If you’re a Capricorn, you’ll get along well with a water sign, like Pisces. Both signs are powerful individuals who share an unexplainable connection in the bedroom. A Pisces will inspire Capricorn while Capricorn will motivate Pisces and because of this, they make for a surprisingly strong relationship.
  • If you’re a Capricorn, expect that a relationship with an air sign, like Libra or Aquarius won’t be compatible. Capricorns like to make detailed plans and believe that slow and steady win the race. Aquarius’ like to live a faster-paced life. Libra and Capricorn won’t be attracted to one another and will really struggle to communicate and be emotional with one another. 

Leos belong with another fiery, passionate sign like Aries. They are both adventurous and spontaneous, so the sex is going to be incredible every time. Although they are both stubborn and self-centered, this isn’t a deal-breaker. They are going to have their fair share of fights. However, it will give them the opportunity to get all their emotions out into the open. These signs have short fuses, but they also have short memories. They will forgive and forget. Their relationship might even grow stronger in the end.

Meanwhile, Capricorns are going to work well with a selfless sign, like a Pisces. These two signs will always take the other person’s feelings into consideration. They aren’t going to act selfishly or impulsively without taking the time to wonder how it will impact their relationship. These signs might have trouble discussing their feelings and saying those three little words at times. However, their actions will always prove how much they love each other.

Leo and Capricorn: Relationship Compatibility with Leo or Capricorn 

Leo and Capricorn Compatibility: Leo man + Capricorn woman

This is a pretty difficult combination. These two will want to be in charge of situations and might hit a power struggle. Evidently, they will fight a lot and it will be hard for them to develop a healthy relationship.

Leo and Capricorn Compatibility: Capricorn man + Leo woman 

These two are probably better as friends than as lovers. They won’t take the time to form a solid relationship because they’re both focused on themselves and their career goals. Fortunately, they won’t really get on each other’s nerves, but rather, they won’t be able to develop a romantic connection with one another. 

Leo and Capricorn Compatibility: Capricorn man + Leo man 

Capricorn love staying home and keeping to themselves. But Leo wants to go out in public and meet new people every weekend. They want the spotlight on them. These zodiac signs have completely different ideas of fun. Overall, a Leo Capricorn relationship isn’t going to be easy. However, with hard work, these zodiac signs could make their love last.

Leo and Capricorn Compatibility: Capricorn woman + Leo woman

A Leo Capricorn relationship is going to have some struggles. Although they are both ambitious and put plenty of effort into their careers, they handle love in different ways. They might have fun together at first, but they will struggle to stay together for the long-run. Their desires for the future are simply too different.

Leo’s compatibility with a Leo:

No matter if it’s a Leo woman and woman, man and man, or man and woman, a Leo-Leo relationship will be bold and fiery. The fiery lion has a strong personality. They will most likely put themselves in the center of attention whenever they can. Oftentimes it will be a fun competition for the spotlight. Sex will be passionate and exciting. However, they will have a hard time talking about their feelings and setting boundaries when needed.

Capricorn compatibility with a Capricorn:

A Capricorn-Capricorn relationship will be physically and emotionally strong. Earthy Capricorn can create a whole new exciting element to each other’s lives. They have a mutual respect for one another, and they’ll be loyal without being too overbearing. 

Two Leos are going to have unforgettable sex. They are going to feel sparks fly in the bedroom. However, they are going to butt heads often. They both want to be the center of attention. There is going to be a lot of jealousy when the other person is in the spotlight. This could cause them to resent each other over time. They are also going to have trouble coming to compromises when they have a disagreement because they are both stubborn as mules. Neither of them will want to let the other one win.

Meanwhile, two Capricorns are going to create comfortable, safe spaces for each other. They are going to provide each other with emotional and financial stability – which is really all they’re looking for in a relationship. Capricorns want to feel seen. They want to be treated with respect. Above all, they want to know the other person isn’t going to hurt them. Capricorns make the perfect match because they are never even going to think about betraying each other.

About the author

January Nelson

January Nelson

January Nelson is a writer, editor, and dreamer. She writes about astrology, games, love, relationships, and entertainment. January graduated with an English and Literature degree from Columbia University.