Leo and Aquarius Compatibility: Do Opposites Attract?


Call it ‘fate,’ ‘meant to be,’ or ‘the missing puzzle piece,’ but this pairing between these two signs proves the old adage, ‘opposites attract,’ is accurate and in a very literal way.

If you were to imagine the zodiac as a circle, then Leo (born between July 23rd and August 22nd) and Aquarius (born between January 20th and February 18th) sit directly opposite each other, one hundred and eighty degrees or six signs apart. This match-up in astrology is referred to as a polarity and is often considered a positive alignment of two signs. 

All six polarities in the zodiac will share different elements, and out of all four–earth, air, fire, and water–there are often pairings that do better than others, as is always the case being opposite sun signs. Leo, a fire sign, works well with Aquarius, an air sign, creating modality and harmony.

Think about it. If you had to pick between fire and water or fire and air, which do you think would do better together? Well, water puts out fire, and air feeds fire oxygen, encouraging it to grow. That gives you an idea of how this connection may unfold in both friendship and love.

Leo Zodiac Symbol


Dust off your trophies, turn on the spotlights and hang up the medals because rockstar, and center of attention, Leo, has arrived. You, Leo, make yourself known wherever you go.

You can’t help it, it’s just part of being a fire sign, and with a symbol like the lion, you’re not just brave and courageous but prideful and eager to take charge with everything you do.

It makes sense, though. You’re ruled by the sun, the brightest star in the solar system, which means you carry a light however you go, and you’re eager to give some of that warmth to the people around you.

You’re an extrovert and a people person, gaining your chair from the people around you.

Strangers may perceive you as bossy, but your friends know you mean well. You’re ruled by your heart, after all.

You’re fearless and an optimist while also retaining your loyalty and stability in all your relationships.

However, as a fixed sign, you prefer to do things your own way, and when your methods are challenged, or you feel threatened, you won’t hesitate to shake your mane and let out your roar.

Aquarius Zodiac Symbol


Aquarius, you’ve been called a lot of things–from strangers and from me in this blog: a walking oxymoron is still my favorite description of you. Mainly because you’re constantly mistaken for things you’re not.

Because ‘aqua’ is in your name, you’re often perceived as a water sign when you’re actually an air sign.

Like Leo, you’re a fixed sign, Aquarius, but you carry the spontaneity and adaptability of a mutable sign while enjoying taking the initiative like a cardinal sign.

You’re just a bit of everything, but that’s what makes you so unique.

You don’t let other people define you; in fact, you’re probably reading this rolling your eyes, your rebellious nature always wanting you to say and do the opposite just so you can prove people wrong.

You detest being told what to do and balk at authority. You’re ruled by Uranus, the planet that governs innovation, and you’re also considered the humanitarian of the zodiac.

Because you are a fixed sign, you can be quite stubborn. When you decide to do something, you do it.

And yet, you never know what you’ll decide until the moment happens, and those closest to you know that the only thing predictable about you, Aquarius, is your unpredictability.

Leo and Aquarius in Friendship

Leo, while your confidence can occasionally be mistaken as arrogance, Aquarius won’t care. They’re used to being mistaken as something they’re not.

Aquarius, because you don’t care what people think, you embrace your directness, but strangers may perceive you as blunt and abrasive–not Leo, however.

Leo will love this about you, Aquarius, because there won’t be any guessing games about how you feel about them, and if there’s one thing Leo needs, it’s knowing that they’re liked.

And Aquarius will embrace your warmth and your sunny disposition. Although you’re both stubborn, you’ll find that you’ll lift each other up instead of bringing each other down. It’s a friendship that has the potential to last a lifetime.

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When you combine the flamboyance of Leo and the eccentricities of Aquarius, you’re always bound to have a good time. You both love being out in the world and exploring what life has to offer.

While you’re a tad more independent than Leo, Aquarius, you’ll still have genuine conversations with everyone from strangers to friends.

You’re both ambitious, and when you put your mind together, it’s that mutual fixed aspect of your sign that will keep you two locked and loaded in whatever direction you plan to go.

This can be frustrating for your friends, who may have a different idea of what they want to do, but everyone around you will eventually buckle to your plans; Leo’s passion is contagious, and Aquarius’s quirkiness ensures they’re always going to be a good time.

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At your core, you two will share loyalty and respect for one another, so much so that your communication differences won’t prove futile to the future of your friendship.

Leo, you say how you feel when you feel it, and you won’t hesitate to call out disrespect when you see it. Although you, Aquarius, are likely to throw up your hands and walk away when things get rough, you’ll find patience with Leo, and when they need to talk, you’ll be happy to listen.

Your friendship will dovetail into a clear place of communication, Leo’s charisma and charm encouraging Aquarius to approach the intensity of personal feelings they often would rather avoid. Respect and loyalty will be the foundations of your friendship.

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Leo, you love to be loved, and for that reason, dating is always a fun game for you when you typically win quite often. And even if you don’t win, you’ll already be onto the next person before the last one has any chance to weigh you down.

You’re engaging with your friends and won’t hesitate to talk about the people you’re seeing, and although you have a tendency to fall hard and fast, you usually aren’t disappointed in the experiences you share with new potential love interests.

Aquarius, you’re usually a bit cynical when it comes to the first stages of love, and you won’t talk about new people you’re seeing until you’re sure there’s something to talk about.

When Leo confides in you, you find their passion amusing, and although you often warn your other friends about the dangers of falling too fast, you know Leo is more than capable of taking care of themself.

Leo and Aquarius in Love

You two are polar opposites in the zodiac and also in the way you approach life and love, and yet somehow, it works.

At a party, Leo, you’ll be the one in the center of the crowd, telling a story with such gusto, more insecure partners may perceive you as being flirtatious, and yet not Aquarius.

They’re secure enough in themself and their independence that they’ll give you all the space you need to flourish, Leo.

Aquarius, you prefer a partner like Leo, someone who will feed off the energy of others, relieving you of some of the pressure. You’re beyond loyal to each other and eager to build a partnership that combines your mutual appreciation of freedom and genuine love.

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This will be a date of passion, fun, and interesting conversations. Neither of you will become bored, and if there’s a dull moment, Leo will light the fire, and Aquarius will suggest a new path to take the flame.

You two share an interest in experiencing the world in whatever form that may take. Leo, as long as you’re feeling important and heard, you know you’ll have a good time, and Aquarius, as long as you don’t fall into the rut of routines and you and Leo are constantly experiencing new things, you two will be good to go.

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This is where things get tricky. Aquarius, talking about the nitty-gritty of your personal life has always been a challenge for you, but Leo somehow brings it out of you.

Their fiery, upbeat disposition creates a safe space for you to express yourself in an emotional way you’re not used to. And boy, does Leo love to hear themselves talk.

And while you don’t mind this, Aquarius, sometimes when they expect you to talk to the same depth they do, you will back away and shut down, unsure how to address things in the same way they do.

Because you’re both fixed Zodiac signs, arguments can bring out your mutual stubborn sides, which can make for some interesting fights when neither of you wants to admit that you’re wrong.

Although words of affirmation can be a struggle for both of you, Aquarius, you don’t always know what love language you prefer–you don’t even really believe in all that stuff and could care less how Leo projects their love for you.

You trust them, and that’s enough for you. But Leo is a bit needier, and fortunately, Aquarius, you know how to connect with them.

Leo craves feeling special, and you’re more than happy to give that to them, whether it’s through gifts, quality times, acts of service, or physical touch.

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If you two started as friends, and there’s a hint of attraction here, it won’t take long before you end up taking things further.

Leo, you have a fiery spirit, and you prefer to take the lead, whether you’re inside the bedroom or out. You seek adventures and thrills, and that includes your intimate moments.

As long as you feel like you’re getting the attention you deserve, you’re destined to have a good time. Aquarius, always seeking change, is more than happy to try new things, not to mention give you, Leo, all the attention you desire.

The Verdict?

Your friendship is an open book, one filled with adventure and fun. Your love will flourish as long as you, Aquarius, can learn to get into the feels and talk about your emotions, and you, Leo, pause talking long enough to give them a chance.

Compatibility Scale:

  • 1- Get AWAY from me
  • 2- Who are you again?
  • 3- I tolerate you
  • 4- You’re pretty cool
  • 5- Let’s gooooo!

Friendship Compatibility

5.0 Gold Stars

Love Compatibility

4.0 Gold Stars

What if I Love This Person?

As spunky and adventurous as you two are, you’ll probably hire a plan and write your love in the sky. That’s just who you two are. Most love you for it, and anyone who doesn’t? Well, they’re just jealous they settled for less because if there’s one thing you two know, it’s what you deserve, and this match-up will give you both just that.