Leo Love Compatibility
Love sign compatibility: Comparing Venus signs in Astrology
Zodiac Sign Compatibility
Note: You are likely familiar with comparing sun signs to determine compatibility. It can be much more revealing to compare Venus signs in romantic relationships! Find out your position of Venus by sign here.
Keep in mind that you can use these compatibility interpretations for Sun Signs as well!
If your Venus is in Leo:
When your Venus is in Leo, you can be “stuck” in the first stage of romance, when passions run high and you can’t seem to get each other out of your minds. You never want this stage to end! When you are in love, the relationship consumes you. You radiate the love that you receive from your partner and reverberate with the energy of love. You are ardent and affectionate with your partner. The adoration you give may not be (and probably won’t be) matched, and this is when you falter. Truth is, your lover may have a different style of expressing their love. It may be just as ardent as your love, but you tend to equate adoring expressions of love with love itself.
You tend to hold on to love, sometimes longer than you perhaps should, and you may work hard on forcing your lover into the script you have unconsciously written for them! When you are happy with your lover (which often coincides with your perception that your lover is right there with you in an emotional sense), you are generous to a fault, with little thought of the future.
You take the ups and downs of your romantic relationships to heart, more so than most people, simply because you invest so much of your ego and identity into love! Your warmth is extremely dependent upon the amount of attention and affection you receive.
Although you may begin relationships with considerable ardency, if you are not showered with attention and made to feel special over the course of time, you will surely lose passion for the relationship. Your need for appreciation from your lover is paramount, yet all too often you come on strong in love and your partner misinterprets your ardor as brazen confidence. This can be a vicious circle, because what your lover may not know is that, in fact, you are not as sure of yourself as you seem, and their reassurances are vital!
It is easy for you to jump into relationships without too much thought. However, your expectations are high, and your partner needs to understand that for a relationship with you to survive over the long haul, it needs to be stoked constantly. You will hang on to a relationship longer than most, but your expectations are so high that disappointment is almost inevitable. More than most signs, you would benefit from waiting to commit when you are older and surer of yourself. When you’re happy in your relationship, your warmth and eagerness are admirable!
(See Venus in Leo for more details on the Venus in Leo temperament).
How You Relate to a Partner with Venus in Aries: Both of you are spirited lovers. You and your partner approach love in a fiery, direct manner. Sparks fly between you! Both of you fall in love quickly, although you tend to take love a little more seriously than your partner does.
Both of you are rather me-centered in love, which of course can be somewhat problematic! You and your Venus in Aries lover are competitive folks—just be sure you don’t compete with each other too much. Friendly competition can be invigorating, however, and can help maintain the vigor and excitement you both crave in love.
You admire each other a great deal, although your pride may not allow you to show that admiration all the time. Because your temperaments in love are similar in many ways, when the relationship is good, it’s very good; when the relationship is bad, it’s very bad! The ego-stroking and flattery that you crave may not always be forthcoming with your Venus in Aries partner, who inclines to be somewhat blunt and unpolished in style.
You may appreciate the simple charm of your partner, or find it infuriating. Probably it’s a bit of both! Your style of expression in love is certainly more flowery. Chances are just as good that your partner will also find you exciting and infuriating at the same time!
How You Relate to a Partner with Venus in Taurus: You value your partner’s steadfastness and staying power. You admire their strength and conviction. Both of you value loyalty, and both of you are very capable of giving it to one another. Your partner can be quite possessive and might misinterpret your flirtatiousness as disloyalty, however.
Leo and Taurus are both fixed signs, which means both of you tend to hold on to your relationships. This can mean that your relationship will last longer than many, although longevity does not always mean the going is easy! This can be a sexually magnetic combination, with the only potential problem in the bedroom stemming from your stubborn natures.
Both of you look for security in your relationships, and you sense that your partner will give you just that. In partnerships in which money is shared, how you spend money will frequently be an issue. You might be an impulsive spender, riding on emotional drama (“I absolutely need to buy this”). The melodrama is not limited only to romance, but with money as well! Although your partner appreciates the finer things in life, just like you do, they put more thought into purchases.
You have much to offer each other, and mutual respect is likely, with the only serious potential problem is a clash of wills, as both of you are strong individuals! Sensuality, commitment, and pleasure are accentuated in your relationship.
How You Relate to a Partner with Venus in Gemini: The first thing you will notice about each other is that you share a common sense of fun in love. Both of you are playful lovers—some might even say childlike! You want to be the center of attention, and your partner’s love of variety may leave you feeling a bit threatened. Your partner loves to talk, and you appreciate the easy flow of communication between you and your partner.
However, you might find your partner somewhat lacking in the loyalty and steadfastness department! You need to feel secure in your partnership. When you are feeling insecure about your relationship, you are given to melodrama—something that your Venus in Gemini lover doesn’t fully understand (they might even find your displays somewhat amusing and entertaining!). You may interpret your partner’s need for variety as superficial or flighty.
Despite these differences, however, this pairing is an intriguing and (mostly) positive one. Particularly if your Venus forms a sextile to your partner’s Venus, you will find much to like about each other, and this mutual appreciation can warm both of your hearts.
How You Relate to a Partner with Venus in Cancer: You want to be consumed with the desire and passion of love, and you feel threatened when a relationship feels like it is settling down. Your Venus in Cancer partner, on the other hand, loves the security of a “settled” relationship. Your Venus in Cancer partner shows their love in a more subtle manner than you do, as they tend to your basic emotional needs, often behind the scenes. You will appreciate this attention and their sentimentality, but you might feel threatened by the lack of “showiness” at times.
You might find your partner’s mood swings in love rather disconcerting, especially when your lover retreats, and your partner may question your commitment, finding your flirtatiousness hard to deal with. Although you are generally fiercely loyal, your need for flattery and your infatuation with flirting may be distressing for your Venus in Cancer lover.
Note that Leo is ruled by the Sun and Cancer is ruled by the Moon. These are two very different signs! Because they are “next-door neighbors,” they don’t share the same element nor do they share the same modality. The result is a distinct difference in approaches to love. Do not despair, however! With a healthy dose of tolerance, this relationship can work very well. A conscious relationship is what Astrology can help with. Being aware of the different personality traits and needs of each partner is the first step to greater understanding.
In fact, there is likely to be an enormous attraction between the two of you. More than most people, you both need plenty of reassurance and expressions of warmth in order to feel satisfied in a relationship…for you, to build your confidence, and for your partner, to build a sense of safety and comfort. Your partner will appreciate your sincere warmth, enthusiasm, and admiration; and, while few people can sate your appetite for attention and affection, your partner is sure to make you feel special.
How You Relate to a Partner who also has Venus in Leo: Oh, the drama! Both of you have similar styles in love, and your pairing highlights both the strengths and weaknesses of your mutual Venus placement.
On the one hand, you will thoroughly enjoy your partner’s intensity and passion. Both of you seem to be forever stuck in the dreamy first stages of romance, yet you also look for security in your partnerships. Your mutual desire for long-lasting romance and passion, as well as security, can be satisfied by one another.
On the other hand, you both demand to be center stage in your partnership, and this can cause some problems. If you are in one of your melodramatic moods, who will come to your rescue? Your Venus in Leo partner might, but only if they are in that mood. Chances are rather high, however, that your partner will be needing some fawning and special attention too.
This can be a love-hate relationship—a David Bowie lyric comes to mind: “when it’s good, it’s really good; and when it’s bad I go to pieces.” Both of you want to feel extra special—you want to be the best in your partner’s eyes.
This is a very passionate combination with much potential, but it may at times feel like too much of a good thing.
How You Relate to a Partner with Venus in Virgo: In love, you live for the moment, fully enjoying the delightful passion and desire that is often characteristic of the first stage of romance. Your partner, on the other hand, is a little more focused on the future. They worry about the practical side of the partnership.
You express your love for your partner in a lavish, showy manner. You are consumed with the romance of your relationship, and often expect your partner to feel the same way. Whether or not your Venus in Virgo feels the same way, the manner in which they express love feelings is distinctly different than your expression. Your partner easily feels threatened by your experience and your occasional bragging sessions. In your desire to be viewed as irresistible, you may inadvertently make your Venus in Virgo partner feel insecure. Remember that they express love by laying solid groundwork for your partnership. Sure, it doesn’t sound exceptionally romantic, but the practical side of your relationship is important, and not something you naturally tend to.
Virgo and Leo are side-by-side signs—they don’t share the same element nor do they come from the same modality. The result is a lack of understanding between the signs. Do not despair, however! With a healthy dose of tolerance, this relationship can be handled. A conscious relationship is what Astrology can help with. Being aware of the different personality traits and needs of each partner is the first step to greater understanding.
How You Relate to a Partner with Venus in Libra: Both of you are in love with love! You get off on romance, and enjoy all the trappings of romantic encounters—and so does your partner! The main difference in this respect is that your partner is entirely wrapped up in the “we” of your partnership, while you are more concerned about “me”.
You will be thrilled that your partner is so very willing to compromise and accommodate you. However, over time, your Venus in Libra partner might refer to their mental log and start tallying things up. You see, your partner is very concerned with equality and fairness. Even though your partner is quite willing to acquiesce and concede, resentment can burn inside and can eventually get the best of your partnership if you’re not careful.
Your partner might find you a tad too intense at times, while you might consider your partner somewhat flighty and a bit too intellectual for your liking. The key to happiness in this relationship will be to enjoy the excitement of your partnership and to avoid getting into a pattern where your partner is always running after you, trying to make you happy. It can be all too easy to take advantage of your partner’s desire to keep the peace in your relationship, but remember that they are likely to end up resenting a partnership in which the “give and take” is not balanced.
How You Relate to a Partner with Venus in Scorpio: You and your partner can be possessive of each other, which may be a big issue between you. Your partner quickly feels you out and learns your boundaries.
When Leo and Scorpio mix, we are faced with the mixing of Fire and Water. Water (Scorpio) has the power to put out Fire (Leo). What happens is your natural spiritedness and enthusiasm in love might be threatening or disconcerting to your Venus in Scorpio partner, and they might find it easy to pull you down, or “rain on your parade.” Leo and Scorpio are both fixed signs, which means each of you is quite loyal and possibly very stubborn!
Both of you hold on to partnerships, so it is quite likely that your relationship will last long. However, neither of you is particularly flexible, and both of you are quite proud. Jealousies and clashes of will are very possible with this combination. In partnerships where the money is shared, how each of you spends money will likely be a big issue.
There can be a lot of passion between you, as both of you have strong appetites, but the bedroom can be yet another battleground for you and your partner. When your Venus in Scorpio partner withholds sex, generally because they are feeling unloved or unappreciated, you take it very personally. Despite the fact that you both have strong sexual appetites, there can be periods of abstinence between you.
However, each of you will find much to appreciate in each other. Neither of you shies away from a relationship when it gets intense. You will appreciate your partner’s emotional commitment to the relationship, and your lover will respect your strength, as they are attracted to intensity—even crisis. This is an intense, often rocky, and passionate pairing.
How You Relate to a Partner with Venus in Sagittarius: You and your partner share a fiery approach to love. Both of you fall in love intuitively, without much ado. You share a common love of action and joie de vivre. Any relationship between you is sure to start quickly and passionately.
Off to a good start, for certain, but there can be a few snags along the way. You are naturally more loyal than your restless partner, and loyalty from your partner is very important to you. This doesn’t mean that your partner is promiscuous—it simply means that their restlessness can intimidate you or leave you feeling insecure. Your partner’s far-sightedness means that they aren’t always focused on what is right under their nose—namely, you! And, focus on you and your relationship is essential to your basic happiness in love.
You most certainly will share some fantastic times together as you fuel each other’s spirits, inspiring each other to reach new heights in love. What you need to understand is that your partner dislikes the feeling of being fenced in. If your partner feels free, they are more likely to stay true. Stifle your partner, and your relationship will quickly become volatile. However, this relationship is an especially passionate one that neither of you could forget easily.
How You Relate to a Partner with Venus in Capricorn: You are insatiably expressive in your love relationships, often impulsive, and very demonstrative. Your Venus in Capricorn partner possesses a more steady, practical view of relationships. You have a tendency to dramatize your feelings (you don’t just like something, you adore it; you aren’t simply hurt by what your partner says, you are devastated, etc.). Your partner, on the other hand, is more reserved about their feelings and desires. In fact, your Venus in Capricorn partner may find gushy emotions uncomfortable and downright impractical. Some may question the sincerity behind your demonstrations.
Both of you value loyalty and security in partnerships, but your styles of expressing love are radically different. Remind yourself that the constancy of your partner’s feelings for you are very valuable. Your partner is very much concerned about where your relationship is headed. You, on the other hand, are living for the moment where love is concerned.
If you share finances, similar conflicts can arise between you! Both in love and with money, your lover believes in moderation, and you are inclined to go overboard in both areas.
Your ego is tied up in how your partner treats you, and there is the risk that your apparent over-confidence will prompt your lover to want to curb it by limiting compliments! If this is the case, you are likely to lose interest fast. Your partner needs to understand that you are far more insecure in love than you let on. Your partner values solitude from time to time, and their withdrawal is sure to fire you up. Your head is often in the clouds, and your vision of the future is generally positive, while your partner is largely realistic.
Sounds like an unlikely couple? It does, but if both of you are willing, you can certainly learn a lot from each other. Your partner might enjoy your ability to brighten up their day, and you will love their wonderful sense of humor and commitment to making things work between you.
How You Relate to a Partner with Venus in Aquarius: This is the case of “opposites attract.” Because Leo and Aquarius are opposite each other, you can be intrigued with one another, and really quite frustrated as well! Opposite signs can actually be easier to deal with than side-by-side signs because they work under a similar overall vibration.
You, with your Venus in Leo, place great emphasis on the personal and creative expression of the self, while Aquarius is more concerned with the greater group process. Your partner expresses their feelings of love in a detached manner, and this can certainly frustrate you. You have a fight or flight reaction–either you see this as a challenge or you run in the opposite direction! You are largely subjective, while your partner is objective. Both of you like to be special and “different”, but you want to be special, in the sense that you want to be the best, in your partner’s eyes. Your partner wants to be valued for their uniqueness in terms of the group. You are personal, involved, and intense in your romantic dealings; your partner is impersonal and rather detached.
So why, pray tell, do people say opposites attract? Because opposite signs fascinate each other. Each of you expresses a different loving style that holds some answers to what you may be overdoing in your own life. The promise of balance is there, somewhere, and both you and your partner may sense this “shadow” personality in the other.
How You Relate to a Partner with Venus in Pisces: We are mixing Fire with Water with this combination. You are direct and generous with your affections. Your Venus in Pisces lover is probably just as generous, but their manner of expressing love is markedly different than yours.
The challenge here is to accept these different styles of love, something that Venus in Leo has difficulty doing (Leo is a fixed sign, and flexibility in the love department doesn’t come easily to you). Both of you are incurable romantics. Your style, however, is personal, while your partner’s loving nature is less specific. You cannot quite call it impersonal, but “universal” may be the best term for your partner’s love nature. You appreciate your lover’s warmth, but their indirect and evasive approach can sometimes feel threatening to you. Venus in Pisces lovers seem to be so warm and affectionate, but you can’t help but sense that they love everyone that way, not just you. You need to feel special and unique in love, and it can be difficult to pin your Venus in Pisces lover down and get that specific attention that you crave (or demand!).
You two probably share a love of drama, music, and the arts. You may be flattered by your lover’s sentimentality and dependency. However, when you are unhappy with them, you can easily become theatrical. Your lover may interpret your dramas as abusive, which can shock you because you consider your displays honest and passionate.
This apparent incompatibility is basically a difference in your styles of loving, as both of you are good-hearted. Your lover is very sensitive in love and can pick up all the subtleties of your emotions in a flash. They may expect the same in return, but you prefer your lover to be direct and to the point with their wants.
This relationship can be simultaneously fascinating and frustrating! As Leo and Pisces are two markedly different signs, conscious efforts to understand each other and to make adjustments are necessary in order for this relationship to be harmonious.
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