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Leo and Capricorn in Love: When Opposites Attract ♌️ + ♑️

Andrea writes on various topics from dating, couples, astrology, weddings, interior design, and gardens. She studied film and writing.

Leo and Capricorn go together like marshmallows and chocolate. When they're together, things are better. Both have a strong preference for family. Capricorn gives Leo space and stability. Leo gives passion and intrigue.

Leo and Capricorn go together like marshmallows and chocolate. When they're together, things are better. Both have a strong preference for family. Capricorn gives Leo space and stability. Leo gives passion and intrigue.

Leo and Capricorn in Love

The thread that connects Leo and Capricorn has to do with family.

  • Leos are natural parental figures, they’re bold, outlandish, courageous, and social.
  • Capricorns are hoarders, focused on survival, and infamous hermits. Family is what gives them purpose. They do everything for the longevity of their close ones.

Leo wants to show-off, to live life fully, and to prosper so that he can support and nourish a family. Capricorn is all about survival; they make long term plans to help their family prosper.

Opposites Attract

Leo rules the middle of summer. Capricorn begins winter. Leo moves quickly, asserts himself, and is a doer. Capricorn moves in a calculated manner, she’s resourceful, cunning, and shrewd.

Where Leo starts projects, Capricorn finishes them. Where Leo is robust and magnetic, Capricorn is reserved and introspective.

Leo may come off too showy for Capricorn’s tastes, and Capricorn may come off too conservative and reserved for Leo. The lion wants to go everywhere and explore everything; the goat wants to survive, so she holds back and plots her way to make it through winter.

These two can clash. They see the world in completely different ways. Leo wants to spend; Capricorn wants to save.

What Leo Brings to the Relationship

Leo can draw a Capricorn out of her shell. He can encourage her to show more of her thoughts, brilliance, and creativity. Leo will take risks and bring good fortune to the family. He attracts good opportunities into the household.

What Capricorn Brings to the Relationship

Capricorn can help Leo to slow down and to think more methodically. Capricorn can encourage the Leo to be more diligent, to see around corners, and to think more about retirement, old age, and grandchildren. Capricorn can help Leo to see beyond appearances and present circumstances.

Leo and Capricorn date ideas: (1) a picnic with wine and delicious treats, (2) a hike through a beautiful landscape, (3) collecting seashells along the coast, (4) a candlelit dinner under the stars, (5) a night dancing away to lovely music.

Leo and Capricorn date ideas: (1) a picnic with wine and delicious treats, (2) a hike through a beautiful landscape, (3) collecting seashells along the coast, (4) a candlelit dinner under the stars, (5) a night dancing away to lovely music.

Do Leo and Capricorn Work Well Together?

Mild Disclaimer

All Zodiac combinations can work well together. It's a matter of understanding the recipe, what each person brings to the table, and overcoming those gaps. There is no such thing as a perfect combination or an imperfect combination in Western Astrology.

No zodiac combination is guaranteed to end in marriage nor in divorce. Again, it's about understanding the dynamics at play and how to best use those strengths and weaknesses after a relationship has formed. Some relationships are like an easy-to-follow cake recipe, while others are more like tiramisu.

There are examples of bad and great relationships among all 78 relationship combinations in the zodiac.

Leo + Capricorn: Making It Work

Leo and Capricorn have the right ingredients to make their spark last for a long time. They are different from each other, but they have certain core qualities that cause them to attract to each other. Again, they both have a desire to raise a family or to help future generations flourish.

Positive Earth Traits

Capricorn is a hermit, but they are also social. Their earth nature draws them to select people: close family and friends. Those with a heavy amount of the earth element are practical, wise with money, prefer long term strategies, and have the ability to make things physically manifest.

They tend to work well with their hands, make for good cooks, and often show love through acts of service and gifts. Capricorns are organized, good managers of resources, and have a tool for just about every occasion.

Capricorn makes decisions by looking at what is practical, sane, in grasp, and manageable. Capricorns will look for someone who can help them establish a steady life and fit into their family views. Capricorns can be ritualistic, dogmatic, and somewhat aloof.

Positive Fire Traits

Leo are great with kids. They're goal-oriented, excitable, funny, and dramatic. They like to be in the middle of the action. Their concentrated fire nature causes them to:

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  • Get things started
  • Start up conversations
  • Be active in the real world
  • Follow their dreams
  • Be noticeably ambitious
  • Be passionate

Leos make for great leaders and storytellers. They don’t want to waste their time sitting on a couch all day. They want to live, so this could come in conflict with Capricorn, who can isolate themselves and hide in order to survive.

Leo wants to chase after romance, Capricorn wants some normalcy.

Leo = Passionate / Capricorn = Sensual

Leo is a passionate soul. This can be appealing to Capricorn who is sensual. Leo just has to be loyal and into monogamy. Where Leo is a dreamer, Capricorn is down to earth. Where Leo wants to show-off, Capricorn wants to observe.

The mix of qualities can be a good thing. They don't overlap each other too much, so they can focus on different things within a relationship or household. Capricorn will be a great audience for Leo. And Leo will be a great show for Capricorn.


This pair will have to compromise and evaluate what is best for them. Sometimes Leo wants more while Capricorn wants less. Leo can’t always run into situations at 150%. Capricorn can’t always get away with 15% energy.

If this pair can understand that the person next to them operates in a completely different way, and to anticipate their needs, then the relationship can survive for the long haul.

They are not mirrors of each other; they are opposites. It will take time to learn how to share spaces and what works best.

  • Capricorn typically shows love through acts of service.
  • Leo shows love through touch and compliments.
  • They need to learn each other’s love languages.

Leo's Core Needs in This Relationship

  • Leo will turn to a Capricorn if they’re looking for something steady. They may want a better home life or a good parent for their kids.
  • Leos don’t always find it easy to setup a home or take care of practical things.
  • Leo wants someone they can depend on to keep things in motion.

Capricorn's Core Needs in This Relationship

  • Capricorn will find Leo entertaining.
  • Capricorn wants a partner who is more lighthearted than them. Someone who can bring a spark into the room, someone who is responsible but lively.
  • There isn’t really a sign that’s more lively than Leo. In Capricorn's eyes, Leo is someone helpful that keeps the dreariness at bay.
Capricorn steadies Leo, and Leo gets Capricorn out of her shell. Leo wants to talk all day, Capricorn listens. They have different qualities that help keep the relationship alive.

Capricorn steadies Leo, and Leo gets Capricorn out of her shell. Leo wants to talk all day, Capricorn listens. They have different qualities that help keep the relationship alive.

Leo and Capricorn at a Quick Glance






Middle of Summer

Beginning of Winter


July 23 and August 22

December 21 to January 21







Motivated by:

Free-Will, Ambition, Desire

Senses, Practicality, Physical Manifestations

Represented by:

The Heart





Ruling Planet:

The Sun



Orange, Red, Gold

Gray, Navy Blue, Subdued Colors

House of Cards



Yin or Yang



Leader or Manager




The Nemean lion was a vicious monster in Greek mythology that lived at Nemea. It was eventually killed by Heracles. It could not be killed with mortal weapons because its golden fur was impervious to attack. Its claws were sharper than swords and could cut through any armor.

Amalthea, the goat that suckled the infant Zeus after his mother, Rhea, saved him from being devoured by his father, Cronos. Amalthea's broken horn was transformed into the cornucopia or "horn of plenty."

Chinese Counterpart



Food Interests

Grains, proteins, spicy foods

Salad, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein, fish, eggs, whole-grain breads


Showy, courageous, bold, loud, boisterous, commanding, diverse, champion of people, social kings and queens, vibrant, powerful, compelling

Reserved, smart, diligent, patient, observant, resourceful, sneaky, calculated, hermit-like, conservative


Boredom, the mundane, tedium, lackluster, inconsiderate acts, hurting the little guy

Spending too much, living too wildly, living unrestrained, chaos, not following rules, creating problems, time wasting activities, lack of progress, lack of stability

Tips for This Couple

1. Don’t Make Impulsive Decisions

Leo in particular needs to think before he speaks. Leo and Capricorn both need to confide in each other before making a decision.

Get each other’s input. Be willing to compromise. Remember: you’ll come to the best decision by sharing your thoughts and feelings.

2. Leo: Don’t Fuss Too Much about Things

You like drama! Try to put your ambition and fire for life in the right direction. You can annoy Capricorn by making a bigger deal out of things than necessary.

You should evaluate your priorities. Watch your emotions because they can get the best of you.

3. Capricorn: It’s Okay to Live a Little.

Don’t always focus on the retirement fund. It’s okay to spend a little. It’s actually wise for you to have a side hustle or second stream of income, so you feel better about money.

You're with a Leo, so you will burn through some money. Know how you can earn more, so you can save and spend more. Don’t put your Leo on too short of a leash or a tight budget. Constraining the Leo too much will backfire.

4. Temper Your Temperament

Leo needs to hold back on the drama, and Capricorn needs to be more vulnerable. Leo can be an excellent, empathetic listener. Capricorn can be great at solving problems and taking a practical approach.

5. Capricorns Naturally Draw to Ideas, and Leos Naturally Draw to People

Sometimes the two of you may have to spend time apart in order for the other person to recharge their batteries.

For some Capricorns, spending time with lots of people can be taxing. For some Leos, spending time alone can be taxing.

It’s okay if you need to spend time in different ways without each other to get re-energized. Of course, some Capricorns are more extroverted and some Leos are more introverted.

6. Continue Doing Romantic Gestures Despite How Long You Have Known Each Other

It’s all too easy to take someone for granted. Instead find ways to incorporate simple acts of love to keep the fire alive.

Keep giving each other gifts. Keep celebrating anniversaries. Keep taking weekend getaways.

7. Try New Things and Try Familiar Things

Leo does well to try new things; Capricorn does well to try familiar things.

Here is what you need to know: Leo, sometimes you need to do things that bore you a little. Try to find familiar things exciting.

Capricorn, sometimes you need to be more vulnerable and to put yourself out there. Don't always chicken out on new experiences.

8. Add Mystery into the Relationship

Have secret signals and code words to communicate with each other, so others do not know what is going on. This will be helpful if you need to leave a party, talk about something privately, or flirt.

9. Capricorn Is a Manager of Physical Resources

Capricorn has strengths in: organization, managing items, budgeting, and staying on top of tasks. This person does well with accounting, keeping an inventory, and planning out vacations or multiple schedules.

10. Leo Is a Leader of Free-Will

Leo has strengths in: getting things started, making things happen, inspiring others, and getting the wheels in motion. Leo needs to go and do many things.

The worst thing to do to a Leo is keep them constrained. They have to go into the wild and unknown.

Final Takeaways

It's relationship physics: Leo causes momentum and Capricorn causes steady traction. Leo can't both start and process information. Leo will prefer to start and get things moving. He gets the particles active.

Capricorn can't both start and process information. Capricorn prefers to process information. Capricorn organizes chaos while Leo starts it.

© 2020 Andrea Lawrence

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