Leo and Pisces: In Love and Friendship


I’m just going to come straight out and say it, friends. RUN. Don’t do it. Yes, I’m serious. But if you still need some convincing why these two signs will not match in the long run as friends or lovers, I’m going to break it down for you. Yes, you two are different. Yes, that doesn’t mean you’re doomed. But some differences, well, they’re just too vast to find common ground.

Let me put it this way: Leo, you are represented by the sun–bold, bright, center of attention. Pisces, you’re ruled by Neptune, the planet that rules the sea. Your differences are as vast as the distance between the bottom of the ocean and space. Literally.

But let’s pretend you’ve already found yourself in one of these situation-ships. If you need more convincing as to why this friendship or relationship will never work, look no further, friend. That’s what I’m here for because sometimes the best people to give you reality checks are the strangers who write blogs on the internet.

Leo Zodiac Symbol


Leo, you are a fire sign, and when you combine that with your ruler, the sun, you’ll get a fair idea of how intense your energy can be perceived by others. And you probably already know this. In the scope of the zodiac, you’re as passionate as they come.

A natural extrovert, you walk into a room and expect heads to turn, and when they don’t, oh, you’ll make yourself known.

Your symbol, the lion, even further accentuates your spirit. You’re courageous and brave, and when you get to talking about something you’re passionate about, you’re maybe a little bit loud. You don’t care, though. You consider yourself self-confident, although others might sometimes see this as you being a little bossy.

Either way, you crave attention and know that wherever you go, you’re going to get it. As a fixed sign, you double down on anything that sparks your interest, whether that’s a hobby or an opinion. You’re not afraid to speak your mind. Beneath your boldness is a deep-rooted kindness, a loyalty to those you love, and a generous spirit that aims to spread your warmth.

Pisces Zodiac Symbol


Your emotions, Pisces, run as deep as the bottom of the ocean. You feel things intensely, and although you’re an external processor, often needing to speak your thoughts out loud in order to understand them, you have a tendency to confuse reality and fantasy when it comes to distinguishing between your fears and assumptions about life and people in general.

You’re a dreamer, and while it’s something your friends love about you, it’s also what creates issues in your relationships when you let your mind run away from you into the worrisome land of ‘what if?’ Your symbol is two connected fish swimming in opposite directions, representative of your struggle with staying grounded and floating into the clouds.

You’re adaptable, almost to a fault, and although that makes you fluid like the water sign you are, it can mean that you sometimes sacrifice your own needs to please the people around you. Still, you’re one of the most empathetic and selfless signs in the zodiac, and it’s why people gravitate towards you.

Establishing boundaries is necessary in all relationships you develop, especially since you have a tendency to make excuses for people and see the best in them. However, once you understand how to put your needs first, you’ll find that your relationships with other people will only get better.

Leo and Pisces in Friendship

The friendships between fixed signs and mutable signs, while not always difficult, are usually very intense because of how different they approach life. Fixed signs, like Leo, are very set in their ways and will double down and become stubborn when challenged. Mutable signs like Pisces, on the other hand, are as go with the flow as they come and will often sacrifice their feelings to avoid conflict with their friends and partners.

Personality traits can be enhanced or dimmed down depending on the company. With you two, this will become a problem. Leo’s extroverted personality will appear abrasive to Pisces, whose softer nature will come off as oversensitive to Leo. Pisces, you are overly aware of how your words affect others, while Leo, you say it how you see it and lack a filter when it comes to expressing yourself.

Ultimately, you two just see the world through completely different lenses and while it is possible for you two to be friends, you will struggle with understanding where the other person is coming from.

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Leo, you prefer to have the final say on what you do with your friends. You’ll pretend to take other people’s feelings into consideration, but when push comes to shove, your stubbornness will always win out. If you and Pisces hang out, then Pisces, you’ll be used to this about Leo, and you’ll often go along with what they want just to avoid an argument.

You both enjoy new experiences, however, and if you can respect each other’s differences, then it’s possible to have a good time together. You just need to learn how to adapt to your different communication styles, which will be easier for Pisces than it will be for you, Leo.

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Leo, sometimes you don’t understand how people can take the world so seriously. Like the sun shining on Earth, there’s a spotlight that follows you wherever you go. You’re a performer on stage, ready to win the game, and it’s easy for you, mainly because you know how to not take things personally.

Pisces will consider their friend’s emotions in everything they say or do, and while they will hope for that same respect back, not everyone will be capable of giving it to them. Leo is one of them.

Your bluntness, Leo, is one of the qualities people love about you. But it’s also what will hurt Pisces’ feelings more often than not. You confront issues head-on, Leo, while you, Pisces, are more likely to shut down if you don’t feel like there’s a safe space to express yourself.

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When it comes to new relationships, Leo, you will take charge and announce your presence to your partner without hesitation. You love dating mainly because you crave attention, and you know you’ll get it most from a partner when you’re in a relationship.

However, you have a tendency to develop feelings for people early on without realizing that you’re enjoying the funnel of attention from them and not necessarily them as a person. You have no problem talking to your friends about your partners, probably to the point where it’s become an issue in relationships in the past when partners prefer a level of privacy you don’t have with your friends.

Pisces, while you can relate to Leo’s quickness to fall in love, for you, it’s less about someone giving you attention and more about you having an excuse to funnel your intense emotions into something positive. You’ll talk about your new partner to your friends early on in the relationship, and Leo will be quick to judge how fast you fall, accusing you of having your head in the clouds without realizing that they do the same thing.

Leo and Pisces in Love

Although you both are searching for love, you have very different definitions of the word. Leo, for you, commitments represent you being the nucleus of someone else’s universe, while you, Pisces, crave an emotional connection of equality where you feel safe enough to express yourself.

Pisces, you’re a daydream, and your loftiness will appear to Leo like you’re wishy-washy, unable to stay focused on your own desires when you, Pisces, know it’s because you have a tendency to put others needs first. Meanwhile, you Leo, embrace your directness and bluntness, but Pisces will perceive you as too detached from your emotions to care about how your partner feels.

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It’s unlikely that you two were friends before you dated, but if you’ve found yourself here, then it’s definitely because there’s a physical attraction between you two and less about you sharing anything in common.

Leo, although you have the passion of a fire sign, your fixed nature means you can be static in what you do. You prefer to stick to your routines, and that’s exactly the case when it comes to dating.

You’ll probably be the one to make the first move, pick the restaurant, and carry the conversation, regardless of who you’re with. And if it happens to be Pisces, they won’t really know what hit them.

Pisces, you’ll be intrigued by Leo’s ability to take the lead, and while you may have a second date, when you start getting comfortable with each other, the differences in your personalities will be what eventually drive you apart.

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In its simplest form, you, Leo, are selfish, and you, Pisces, are selfless. At least that’s how it will appear with your vastly different communication styles.

Leo, you require one hundred and ten percent of attention from your partner in every possible way.

Gifts? Yes, please. Physical touch? You better hold my hand when we’re out. Quality time? Necessary at least five nights out of the week. Acts of Service? If you want a night in, you’re cooking me dinner and doing the dishes. Words of Affirmation? Remind me you love me every other sentence, please.

It sounds intense, but only to a Pisces, who is too adaptable and will do what you need to keep you happy, at the risk of sacrificing their own happiness. With the right partner, Leo, your requests won’t be perceived as needy; if anything you’ll be seen as someone who possesses self-respect.

Pisces, when it comes to love languages, you prefer words of affirmation and quality time, and the right partner is more than happy to give that to you. While Leo will be happy to offer you quality time, they won’t understand how their bluntness affects you or why you have to be so sensitive.

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It’s this connection that will probably keep you together in the beginning. If you have an attraction for one another, you’re going to find that it’s probably the only aspect you share in common.

You very well could have a good time together if Pisces accepts that Leo expects a certain level of attention in the bedroom.

It’s likely you two will become friends with benefits over developing a serious, long-term relationship, but even then, the spark that drew you to each other will eventually die out.

Pisces, you will require a level of intimacy and connection that Leo cannot provide you, and as a result, you will not give Leo the love they need.

The Verdict?

I’m only putting a 2 on friendship because Pisces’ peaceful nature won’t make them aggressive enough to fight with Leo when their bluntness inevitably hurts Pisces’ feelings. That won’t be the case with love though. Even Pisces has a limit.

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

2.0 Gold Stars

Love Compatibility

1.0 Gold Stars

What if I Love This Person?

May I suggest you end this relationship and start going to therapy instead?