Leo and Scorpio: Are These Signs Compatible?


What happens when you dump a bucket of water on fire? Well, it depends. This doesn’t always put the fire out. Sometimes it will aggravate it even more. This is quite similar to the interaction between you two, Leo and Scorpio.

Leo, as a fire sign ruled by the sun, it takes a lot to put out of your fire. And Scorpio, well, most people–yourself included–may be surprised to find that you’re actually a water sign. And that’s because your passion and intensity is often mistaken as carrying the same fire as signs like Leo. So when you two collide…

Well, let’s just put it this way: you two will aggravate the hell out of each other. That doesn’t mean a connection is completely off the table. What do two signs of pure passion have in common? Well, feel free to dive into the gutter for that one, friend–’cause I think you know where I’m going with this. Let’s explore why you two enrapturing, intense signs will sizzle, burn, and light each other on fire.

Leo Zodiac Symbol


Not only are you ruled by the sun, the constellation Leo is one of the biggest in the sky. Combine that with your symbol, the lion, and you get a pretty good idea of who you are as a person, Leo.

You’re bold, bright, and brave.

You turn heads wherever you go, Leo, and not only do you crave that attention, you actively see it. If you’re not in the middle of the spotlight, you can become crippled with uncertainty, because as much as you may not want to admit it, you rely on the validation of others to feel surefooted in life.

That doesn’t mean you’re an insecure person. If anything, you carry a confidence and optimism that’s contagious. It’s more likely that you’re just a natural extrovert, and you gain your energy from being surrounded by like-minded people who lift you up and give you an opportunity to do the same.

As a fixed sign, you like to do things a certain way, but because you have such a big heart, others will be drawn to you and will find they don’t mind riding your coat tail because everyone knows that in your company, they will have a good time.

Scorpio Zodiac Symbol


While you, my fiery friend, are often mistaken as a fire sign because of your passion and intensity, you’re actually a water sign, capable of going with the flow easier than people may think.

But don’t be mistaken. You’re not a pushover. Far from it. With a symbol like the scorpion, you have quite the bite, especially when you feel shoved in the corner.

Born between October 23rd and November 21st, you can equate your personality to the time of the year surrounding fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. It’s a magical, transformational time of year, when the leaves start to change, the heat abides, and family plans are kicked into motion.

In a sense, that’s you Scorpio: seeking change, while embracing your connections with others. This dynamic is represented by the two planets that rule your sign:

  • Pluto, the planet of transformation and rebirth,
  • and Mars, the planet of action and courage.

It should be noted that Mars is also the planet of sex, which is appropriate since you’re probably a sexual being, and even if you’re not, most people assume you are.

Because you’re also a fixed sign, like Leo, there’s a stubbornness in you that can either push people away or attract them to you.

You won’t hesitate to stand up for yourself, even if the way you express it can come off a bit passive-aggressive. You’re one of the strongest signs in the Zodiac.

Leo and Scorpio in Friendship

So how would this look? Scorpions and Lions obviously do not interact in the animal kingdom, but if they did, it would probably pan out how you’d imagine.

Tolerant at best, both minding their own business, or volatile at worst, one killing the other.

That’s not to say you two can’t coexist in the same space. It’s just more likely that you’ll notice your differences almost immediately, and becoming anything more than acquaintances will take some serious willpower.

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Leo, when 5 o’clock hits on a Friday, you already have your entire weekend planned out. And if you don’t, then at the least, you know it’s going to be filled with one thing: you, out somewhere in the world where you can strut your stuff and be around people who you love.

You love being the center of attention, so getting out and doing things with your friends is always an opportunity to light your fire and show off your flair.

You not only embrace the energy you get from others, but you grow brighter the more you can express your warmth to the people around you. A natural extrovert, you can befriend just about anyone, and you’ll try to do this with Scorpio, but it may not go exactly as you assumed.

Scorpio, you’re much more private than Leo, and not only will you scratch your head at Leo’s ability to carry every single conversation, you’ll probably get annoyed by them as well. You’re not against new experiences, Scorpio, you’re much more selective who you spend your time with.

And because you’re both fixed signs, your natural stubbornness will be accentuated when you two interact with one another. Scorpio, you will push back against Leo’s attempt to encourage you to step outside their comfort zone, and Leo will flare up at your bluntness, Scorpio. Neither of you will like it.

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Pluto, which rules Scorpio, and the Sun, ruling Leo, are both planets of masculine energy, which will symbolize the power dynamic the two of you will struggle with in your friendship.

Leo will want to dominate the conversation, and they’re used to getting their way with that. Scorpio, on the other hand, you are more particular in how you express yourself, making sure you’re saying things with purpose.

You won’t understand Leo’s tendency to talk for the sake of talking, and since you are more likely to stand on the sidelines, watching interactions unfold, you will notice this more than others.

It’s possible you can become enraptured by their conversations as well, as Leo is naturally charming, but you, Scorpio, prefer to be friends with people who balance listening as much as they talk.

Leo, you’re a good listener when you’re with your close friends, but you use talking as a crutch with strangers, something that will turn Scorpio off.

You’ll both become the center of attention in your own unique ways, Scorpio by being quiet and Leo by being loud, and it’s a clash that will often repel you in opposite directions.

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Leo, you embrace dating in the same way you embrace your friendships, as something fun, adventurous, and enjoyable, an opportunity to express yourself and shine your light.

You won’t hesitate to confide your dating experience with your friends and will often go out of your way to have exciting dates just to have something to talk about.

But when you fall, you fall hard, Leo, and as a result, if you’re not careful, your new partner will consume every conversation you have, and it can push some people away, Scorpio being one of them.

Scorpio, you’re much more likely to keep your dating life to yourself. Not only are you a private person, but you can lead toward the secretive when you’re dealing with personal matters, whether that’s meeting new people or fighting with partners in general.

Although you will have a guard up when you’re first dating, behind that wall is an incredibly emotional person who likes to pretend they’re tougher than they actually are.

For that reason, you tend to fall just as hard as Leo does; you just prefer not to talk about it. Vulnerability scares you, even though of all the astrological signs, you’re one of the most malleable when it comes to being sensitive to interactions with others.

Leo and Scorpio in Love

On the surface, you two are very different. One is loud and talkative, the other private and quieter. But deep down, it’s your similarities that will make a long-term friendship–and definitely a relationship–incredibly difficult to maintain.

You both crave taking the power in your friendships and relationships, or at least taking the reins and guiding things in the direction you prefer. And because of that, your mutual stubbornness will cause you two to butt heads. Especially with love, you both want to take the lead, and it will create more arguments than either of you can handle.

You’re too set in your ways to see things from the other person’s perspective, and the tolerance you discovered in your friendship will devolve into resentment if you’re not careful.

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If there is no physical chemistry between you two, then it’s unlikely there will be a second date, as the first will be riddled with overwhelming tension.

Leo will take charge of the conversations, wanting to garner Scorpio’s approval. Scorpio, you’ll see straight through Leo to the bottom of their motivations, and you may purposely mess with Leo just for entertainment.

You’re not a fan of people who try to dominate the conversation, mainly because you equally prefer the attention on you; you’re just less obvious about it.

However, if there’s even a slight attraction between you–which is likely if you’ve gotten to this point, then neither of you will care about how the conversation pans out. You’ll probably cash out before you even order dinner, the magnetic pull back to the bedroom calling you home.

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Scorpio, you approach life with the depth of your emotions stewing inside you, tinkling out whenever you see fit.

Leo, you rule with the brightness inside your soul, your confidence weaving into your every word and action. You both appreciate genuine conversation, but when disagreements arise, you’ll each have difficulty seeing things from the other person’s point of view.

It’s more likely you’ll talk about how things are affecting you rather than considering how you might hurt the other person.

Scorpio’s love language is physical touch, while Leo, you rely on a little of everything to feel loved.

You, Leo, require more from your partner than you can give, and this will work with some signs, but definitely not Scorpio, who sees equality as the bedrock of respect in every relationship.

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If the sparks are flying, then you two will be driven into each other’s arms quickly.

This is where you’re usually considered a fire sign, Scorpio. Remember, Mars is one of the planets that represent you, and it’s representative of your sexual nature and drive for intimacy.

Leo, you are a fire sign, and you’re quick to embrace your desire and need to feel close to someone. You two will likely start as friends and develop into friends with benefits, or just skip a few steps and go straight to that hook-up stage.

Do you want my advice? Stop there, don’t make this into something more. Eventually, the fire between you two will fizzle out, your differences creating disagreements that will drive a wedge between you. Scorpio won’t hesitate to express their dissatisfaction, and Leo will be too sensitive to take it.

The Verdict?

Your friendship will feel more like an acquaintance, and your love will feel more like it revolves around sex.

Both will be accurate. I mean…are you surprised?

What did you think was going to happen when you put a scorpion and a lion in a cramped space and ask them to get along?

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

3.0 Gold Stars

Love Compatibility

2.0 Gold Stars

What if I Love This Person?

Come on, now, you know this isn’t love. And if you need a reminder, go watch a Lifetime movie. Even the cheesiest will have more love than you what you two actually share.