This is a passionate but challenging combination. These two are often drawn together, but getting along in day-to-day life will be difficult unless other elements in their natal zodiacs are more compatible. In a worst-case scenario, this combustible match will lead to an endless clash of wills or a series of exhausting power struggles.
Scorpio and Leo typically have little in common other than intensity and a propensity for risk taking. Scorpios tend to be secretive and somewhat introverted, while Leos are socially oriented and wear their hearts on their sleeves. When these two pair up, Leo may find Scorpio temperamental and demanding, while Scorpio finds Leo egotistical and self-absorbed. To make matters worse, their shared traits of stubbornness, pride, and inflexibility are more likely to trigger conflict than encourage bonding. Also, Leo’s need to go out, socialize with others on a regular basis (and even flirt a bit) is likely to trigger Scorpio’s jealousy, and perceptive Scorpio will know exactly how to strike the most devastating retaliatory blows to Leo’s delicate pride.
In a romantic relationship, this combination is exciting in the bedroom but prone to conflict everywhere else. It can be difficult for two such strong-willed individuals to live together unless other elements in their natal zodiacs incline them to be more compromising or at least bring their temperaments into better alignment.
Despite its many difficulties, there are some positive elements to this match. Both signs are inclined to be loyal when they find someone they really like, and emotional friction keeps things from getting boring. Both individuals also tend to be thrill-seekers and they are good at keeping their cool in dangerous situations, so they may bond over a shared love of extreme sports, other dangerous pastimes, or risky business endeavors. If these two can develop greater flexibility in their day-to-day interactions and learn to let things go, they can reduce the likelihood that their relationship will be torn apart by conflict.
Note: There is more to astrological compatibility than sun signs alone. Other elements in a person’s natal zodiac also play a role. Ascendants (rising signs), moon signs, and other planetary placements and aspects also shape personality and affect compatibility. For example, a Capricorn with Leo rising will be more extroverted than a typical Capricorn, and a Taurus with Aries rising or the moon in Sagittarius will be more compatible with Sagittarius than a typical Taurus. For more information on other natal chart elements, see Astrology Sun, Moon, and Ascendant.
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