Leo and Scorpio
We often hear that Leo and Scorpio aren’t the best match but few reasons are given why. Is there any truth behind the buzz? Can the lion and scorpion really vibe romantically and sexually?
If you are curious about the answers, you’ve come to the right place.
That’s because this page is all about Leo and Scorpio with insight you’ll get nowhere else.
In this article, you will learn:
- The shared traits of Leo and Scorpio
- Specific characteristics of Leo
- The unique traits of Scorpio
- Background on fixed signs
- The influence of the sun and moon on both zodiacs
- 7 ways Leo and Scorpio are compatible
As a website visitor, you have a right to know who authored this piece. Right off the bat, I need to state I am not a reader, psychic or astrologer.
Instead, I am simply a Scorpio man who is trained in psychology. For reasons that escape my awareness, I am drawn to the topic of ancient mysticism.
Guided by the teachings of the famous psychiatrist Carl Jung, combined with research that comes to us from the mystics, I’m going to share specific reasons why Leo and Scorpio are a strong match.
Leo and Scorpio Revealed
What I’ve learned in my research is that not all signs are a good fit for Leo. The same holds true for Scorpio; one of the most mysterious zodiacs in the astrological universe.
What’s interesting is that despite what some might say, Leo and Scorpio vibe a lot more than people think. That’s because both signs balance one another.
Simply put, what one lacks, the other compensates for. Additionally, both signs are heavily influenced by the moon and sun.
If you are a Leo man looking for insight into Scorpio, this article is for you. Conversely, if you are a Scorpio woman hoping to find insight on Leo, you’ll find answers here.
That said, everything appearing below has been presented in a gender-neutral way, focusing only on the pairing between Leo and Scorpio.
My promise to you is to provide information that is direct and to the point. This will allow you to make the best decision for your mating needs.
As part of this presentation, you’ll also find practical tips on how to best handle Leo and Scorpio relationships. Included in this post, there are videos about each sign to help deepen your understanding.
Let’s begin with a chart of shared traits and then move on to assessing their compatibility in 7 life areas.
Scorpio and Leo: Compatibility Traits
LEO: JULY 23 – AUGUST 22
In the traditions of horoscopic astrology, Leo born people fall into the “Fifth House”. That’s a generic term used to describe the theoretical structure that holds specific traits of the sign, which are then passed on in human form.
Leo is ruled by only one celestial body – our sun. Riding atop beams of light that pulsate from the star, the symbolic lion arrives on earth.
According to ancient lore, the sun represents strength, power, and vitality. Hellenistic Greeks believed the yellow disc also symbolized the ego, which in modern psychology translates to the center of personality.
Major Leo Traits (Positive and Negative) Include:
- Warm and gentle
- Highly creative
- Sometimes arrogant
- Difficulty with change
- Extremely charming
- Prone to lazy streaks
- Sometimes self-centered
SCORPIO: OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21
Scorpio born people fall into the “Eight House” of the Zodiac. If you were to open the door to this metaphysical structure and walk inside, you would sense the presence of mystery, logic, bonding, and sexuality.
The sign is ruled by two planets; Pluto and Mars respectively. The dual forces of both celestial bodies help to explain Scorpio’s strange energy.
If you’ve ever been with a Scorpion, you probably detected a split personality; one is intense and passionate. The other detached and cold.
Pluto, the farthest known planetoid from earth, vibes out Scorpio’s mysterious, distant energy. Mars, third closet to our sun, broadcasts heat and passion.
Mars symbolizes action, energy, and desire. Pluto represents secrecy, renewal, and obsessiveness.
Major Scorpio Traits (Positive and Negative) Include:
- Highly sensitive
- Holds grudges
- Sexually dominant
- Emotionally distant
LEO AND SCORPIO ARE FIXED
We often hear terms liked “fixed” when reading about different signs. But what does that really mean? It’s simple. In astrology, fixed means “secure” and “firmly attached”.
Here are the basic traits:
- Not great with change
- Usually very confident
This is important to know because both Leo and Scorpio are fixed. It is this shared attribute that helps to make them compatible. But it can also cause problems when one has a different life goal than the other.
Why Do Leo and Scorpio Match?
Now that you have the basic traits for each sign, let’s look at the specific reasons why Leo and Scorpio “fit”..
I’ll guide you through seven unique areas and offer supporting rationale along the way.
1. Sexual Energy
To cut right to the chase, the shared sexual energy between Leo and Scorpio is crazy – but in a good way. Part of the reason can be traced to Leo’s need to please and put on a show at the same time.
The heat from the Lion acts like a magnet to Scorpio, drawing the sign in like a moth to a flame. And because Scorpio vibrates out cool mystery, it has an alluring effect on Leo.
Unlike other signs that require a buildup to intimacy, this is usually not the case with this pairing. The attraction is often immediate and powerful.
In a non-arrogant way, Leo needs to be the center of attention. This is not so for Scorpio, which likes to hide in the shadows, blending in quietly with background scenery.
The powerful orgasmic explosion occurs because both Scorpio and Leo like to dominate. Translation: physical intimacy can take on a competitive nature with one trying to please the other in an exchange of activities.
That said, Leo can be submissive but only as part of exhibitionism. Scorpio, on the other hand, can intuit the lion’s needs, thereby making a romantic experience powerfully symbiotic.
The Sun and Moon’s Impact
Our moon orbits the earth in an elliptical pattern. That rotation is partly controlled by the earth’s gravitational tug. In turn, our planet circles the sun, which is why we have night and day.
So why does this have to do with Leo and Scorpio?
Well, according to ancient myth, Leo becomes most sexually powerful during two specific times. The first being the early morning hours and the second, at dusk.
It is during these windows when Leo has sexual power over Scorpio. In other words, it makes the sign even more dominant. Bear in mind that Leo is a Fire sign – meaning it radiates out strength, passion, and energy.
Conversely, Scorpio finds it’s sexual zenith during full moon. This makes sense because Scorpio is a water sign. When you hear that term – water sign – think psychic, intuitive, and empathic.
Just like ocean’s currents are powerful, so is Scorpio’s sexual appetite in the lead up to full moon.
Translation: Scorpio becomes more dominant and can overpower Leo.
Some couples have learned to time intimacy at a halfway point, like connecting later in the evening and not during full moon. This allows for a more balanced experience.
Should the two signs mate early in the morning or at dusk when the moon is full, there can be powerful, explosive consequences.
While this may sound like a good thing, it can often be too much for both to handle – so be forewarned.
“There can be powerful, explosive consequences”
Scorpio is highly empathic, governed by skillful deductive reasoning. In many ways, the sign’s intuitive abilities are similar to Cancer.
The only sign that is more sensitive is Pisces; the most psychic in the astrological universe (See Pisces traits to learn more).
Using this ability, Scorpio can “read” Leo without the lion needing to speak a word. Empowered by Mars and Pluto, the arachnid’s mysterious energy draws Leo close with the goal of emotional bonding.
Leo, powerful and strong, becomes a gentle giant in the presence of Scorpio. This is a mutually symbiotic connection. The lion is a loving, compassionate, and protective creature by nature. This equates to a good fit for Scorpio; a sign that needs a wise and understanding soul to help keep it in check.
Let’s be real for a moment about something.
Scorpios obsess – a lot. They often become consumed with reoccurring thoughts that never seem to end. Other signs simply cannot handle this trait.
But this is not true for Leo. Like a caring and protective mother, it has the power to gently guide Scorpio away from unhealthy behaviors to a place of gentle calmness.
And what about Leo – a sign known for gravitating towards living large and (at times) acting grandiose?
Well, because of Scorpio’s cool vibe, it has a strange way of reigning the lion in. That’s not to say the arachnid is always successful. Sometimes, lions need to roar. Scorpio knows when to keep its mouth shut.
In matters of love, the two bond because they uniquely understand one another. Conventional wisdom suggests that water signs and Fire signs struggle in this area. But this simply isn’t the case for Leo and Scorpio.
But here is the thing and it’s a biggie.
The emotional connection takes time to build. Unlike the sexual attraction that is immediate, love between the two requires patience and often passes through periods of intense disagreements.
Once both signs “understand” one another, the shared connection grows and becomes crazily unshakable.
One might think trust between Leo and Scorpio is problematic. Arriving at this conclusion makes sense on the surface. After all, Leo is open and transparent whereas Scorpio is more secretive and mysterious.
But when you peel the metaphorical onion a few layers, it soon becomes apparent that their differences are really hidden strengths. Let me explain why.
Where Leo is gregarious and extroverted, Scorpio is isolated and introverted. In this way, one compensates for what the other does not have.
When it comes to trust, each Zodiac’s personality balances the other, creating a strong bond. This doesn’t happen overnight. The hard truth is Leo and Scorpio are cautious about attachments.
This dynamic is not unlike what one might find in a Cancer Scorpio relationship – with the crab being extremely careful about who it lets into its home.
“One compensates for what the other does not have”
If there is one area where problems can occur between the scorpion and the lion, it is in the realm of communication. But not in the way you may think.
By nature, Leo is a talker and likes to chat about different topics. Scorpio, on the other hand, likes to keep to him/herself and not talk much at all.
During the initial phase of the relationship, these differences can cause friction. The lion may mistake Scorpio’s silence as uncaring and detached.
But that’s not what’s happening at all.
Instead, the Scorpion is carefully tuning into everything being said. If you’ve ever seen a dog intently stare at you while retrieving food from the fridge, you get my drift.
That’s how Scorpions are – they watch and observe everything in the beginning.
Once the lion understands what is really going on, hurt feelings become less likely. After that, communication is a cakewalk. Eventually, it can get to the point where verbalizing isn’t necessary. That’s because both can empathically tune into each other.
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Both signs are gifted intellectually. Leo has the unique ability to see the “big picture” and can size up a situation fast.
Scorpio, on the other hand, is much more “micro” focused. It sees the tiny details others often miss. Again, this is another example of how one can complement the other through their differences.
What’s amazing is that when both signs get their groove on, their combined intellectual abilities are extremely powerful. Some have suggested that Leo struggles to reach the intellectual depth of Scorpio.
To believe this, however, would be a mistake.
Here’s what is really going on. Scorpio is highly analytical and assesses different possibilities. Leo, however, is much more instinctual and is often right when it comes to finding solutions.
The wind up in this area is simple. Intellectually, both signs balance one another – in an almost uncanny way.
This area of compatibility is not complicated at all. Both Leo and Scorpio are fixed signs. This means the lion and the arachnid each require a high degree of security.
There can be differences in how money is spent. For example, Leo likes to lavish itself with luxurious items, particularly in the home. In this way, the lion becomes king of his/her cave.
Scorpio likes a nice home too but views resource allocation through the lens of practicality. That’s not to say this sign doesn’t have its weaknesses. It does. A big one is spending excessively on personal care items and clothing.
But Leo and Scorpio are not like Capricorns who tend to be miserly. See post on Capricorn men to learn more. Instead, both the lion and the arachnid are goal focused and have no problem putting aside money for goals.
This is where communication is critical. Once the duo agrees on what is needed for the future, the two will work in tandem to make it happen.
Leo doesn’t like wasting money and is generous to a fault. Scorpio is nearly identical in this way. Honestly, there usually are few financial difficulties with this pairing.
A strong area where both signs match is interests. Leo is all about culture, entertainment, and competition. Scorpio gravitates towards the sciences, the supernatural, and the mysterious.
What’s amazing is that both find common ground and can talk about topics for hours. Politics, sports, actors, inventions, spirituality – all are conversation pieces.
Both signs like the outdoors with the lion gravitating towards the mountains and Scorpio towards the sea. Camping, hiking, boating, and site-seeing are all shared interest areas.
Because Leo leans heavily into culture, it is important for Scorpio to be open to new experiences. This generally is not a problem because the arachnid is highly curious. It just needs a good push sometimes to get going.
On the flip-side, Leo must be open to the analytical. This means suffering (at times) through something non-stimulating, like a scientific discussion.
Summary of Leo and Scorpio
Leo and Scorpio are very compatible. Contrary to conventional wisdom, they match well in the areas of love and intimacy. While there may be initial challenges around communication, this often fades away as the relationship continues.
Once an emotional bond has been formed, the pair usually stays together for many years – if not a lifetime. That’s just how fixed signs are; focused, dedicated and resilient.
I hope what has been shared here helps you to better understand how Leo and Scorpio interact in romantic relationships.
Thank you for stopping by.
Jung, C. (1953). Psychological types: or the psychology of individuation. Oxford, England: Harcourt, Brace. Retrieved from An introduction to Jung’s psychology.
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