Opposites attract. While Capricorn is reserved, prudent, austere but always authentic, Leo, for its part, is sociable, outgoing, passionate but more superficial: appearance matters more than substance. This couple would never dream of cheating on each other. Leo is fascinated by the stability and tenacity of Capricorn, which in turn lets itself be conquered by Leo’s exuberance.

Leo – Capricorn: the secret to a long-lived relationship

They both have the skills to work on major projects and achieve remarkable success. Privately, Leo will respect Capricorn’s need for independence, his shyness and reserve. Conversely, Capricorn cannot stand Leo’s proverbial good humor, his intense social life and his sometimes superficial relationships.

Sexual compatibility and intimacy

Leo and Capricorn have one thing in common and that is their self-awareness. It will be a rare occasion where Leo is attracted to a Capricorn, but the opposite attraction seems more likely. However, they won’t get to the sexual part of their relationship often, because even though they may both enjoy the hunt, they won’t see their future together.


Capricorn knows that Neptune falls in Leo. This is exactly why they also know what lies behind the act in their Leo partner. The depth to which Capricorn is ready to go causes the Leo partner to question their motivations and their entire personality. Lies seem to be impossible in this relationship, because every lie told comes back right away. As far as Capricorn sees behind the glow of Leo, Leo illuminates the darkness of Capricorn. Nothing remains hidden for long and as soon as one of them tries to remain secret, distrust awakens. However, in many situations they tend to trust each other because it becomes so obvious that there is no reason not to.

Communication and intellect

Their priorities differ greatly and they both have a strong set of personal priorities in their lives. This is something that won’t be easily reconciled and these partners may spend too much time trying to prove to each other because they each have a point about what comes first. The problem lies in not understanding that each of them has their own mission and role. There’s no point in insisting on changing someone’s priorities when they should be different to begin with.


A relationship between a Leo and Capricorn partner can be really emotionally demanding, not because they don’t love each other, but because they do. Leo’s hot emotions are easily cooled and buried, and without the ability to express love, Leo can get quite depressed. In return, the time Capricorn needs to build the emotional story they need will be brutally cut short by their fiery Leo partner. This could hurt them or lead them to the opinion that Leo is not the right person for them, however attractive, intelligent, capable or beautiful they may be.


Both Leo and Capricorn appreciate well-organized people, presentations, and plans. Leo is not much of a planner, they would rather go with the flow and just look a couple of days ahead, and they respect Capricorn’s ability to focus on the final destination and evaluate each step of the way. However, the sensitive, calm and emotional center that Capricorn appreciates is never found in a Leo, and unless they are truly inspired by their Leo partner, they may take away from them just because of preferences. Leo appreciates direct, open-hearted people with big smiles, and as soon as they judge Capricorn for not smiling all the time, they might as well end the relationship.

Shared activities

The activities these partners could share largely depend on their priorities, again. If Leo wants to settle down, they may find it interesting to spend time in the usual Capricorn way. In return, if Capricorn is in need of additional energy and vigor, he will gladly follow Leo in the activities he has chosen. The most important thing in their relationship is good timing. If it doesn’t exist, they will simply stubbornly resist doing whatever the other person wants to do.

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