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When Leo and Scorpio Fall in Love There Will Be Fireworks

Andrea has been an online writer for 8+ years. She mostly writes about dating, couples, weddings, travel, interior design, and gardening.

Leo and Scorpio are intense; they might be the sexiest pair in all of Western astrology. They both crave passion, intimacy, and wildness.

Leo and Scorpio are intense; they might be the sexiest pair in all of Western astrology. They both crave passion, intimacy, and wildness.

Leo + Scorpio

A Leo and Scorpio match shouldn’t be taken lightly. They have a strong magnetic pull toward each other; they both feel like something is about to explode inside of them. These two signs are extremely powerful, and together they hang the stars in the sky.

  • Leo and Scorpio are both fixed signs.
  • Both are known for their egos.
  • Both will try to lead the relationship.
  • Both will add unnecessary drama and fights, and both will be hungry for affection.

This will be a balancing act of egos. The two fixed signs come from different directions — Leo is ruled by fire whereas Scorpio is ruled by water.

  • Leo wants to be reassured, complimented, loved despite their flaws, and they have a big need for lavish celebrations centered around themselves. Leo must be exalted.
  • Scorpio needs depth, something dark and gritty, and they require loyalty. Scorpio wants to peel off a person’s emotional layers until they get down to the core. Scorpio wants complete devotion.

Leos as lions are actually known for their loyalty. They strive to focus on their family, and they are massively ambitious. Scorpio is also ambitious. Scorpio is known to drop everything for its career or hobby. Scorpio is loyal to a point; they expect more loyalty from their partner.

Scorpio does better with a partner who knows how to navigate through life and doesn’t just sit on the sidelines. They want to be with someone who can bring home money. Scorpio is looking for someone who can multiply their personal successes.

What to Expect

If you like drama and fights, then this match will be a fun time for you. Otherwise, if you’re not privy to conflict, then you may want to seek a partner who is more consistently gentle, like Pisces, Libra, or Virgo.

What works: Leo and Scorpio know how to inspire each other, and they know how to comfort their partner in times of stress.

What you should know: Leo and Scorpio are both demanding. They have high expectations, particularly when it comes to relationships.

The relationship will be fueled by their differing elements:

  • Leo is a fire sign. Fire is a symbol of free will, energy, and activity. Leo charges full speed ahead. They want to help people out of their depravities, and they want to free people to express their true selves.
  • Scorpio finds Leo’s humanitarian side attractive. They feel like Leo can see them in a positive light. Scorpios are often misunderstood and seen as too deep and too brooding. Someone who wants Scorpio to actually express who they really are is a rare and beautiful thing.
  • Scorpio needs to come out of their shell. They have so much going on under the surface, and they try to hide all of it. They don’t want to scare people away.

Scorpio is the master of emotions. Scorpio wants to see the fullness of everyone’s emotions — from the worst possible crying storms to the most self-controlled and dignified displays.

  • Scorpio often gets attracted to Aquarius — the air sign hides their emotions very carefully. Scorpio finds their self-control alluring. Beyond that, the Scorpio wants to know what an Aquarius is like in crisis. Scorpio finds Leo’s emotions to be attractive — although sometimes at too loud of a volume. Leo should dial it down when they’re angry.

Scorpio will attempt to influence the energy of the relationship. They’ll try to manipulate it in their favor. They want to hypnotize their partner. Scorpio will say exactly what Leo wants to hear.

The Leo might not like emotional manipulation or be fully ready for it. Leo is about free will, so manipulation could rub them the wrong way. Scorpio, however, uses manipulation frequently to get things moving. Scorpio is about allure: they bring their partner closer for intimacy and to ascertain someone’s loyalty.

Scorpio plays complex games to test the waters with a new partner. They enjoy seeing how you handle their creativity.

The passion of Leo and Scorpio will help them to overcome the deepest and darkest of times.

The passion of Leo and Scorpio will help them to overcome the deepest and darkest of times.

A Quick Reference Guide for Scorpio and Leo





Ruling Planet

Mars, Pluto

The Sun


Emotions, empathy, sensitivity

Free will, manifestation


Fixed: resistance to change; great willpower; inflexible

Fixed: resistance to change; great willpower; inflexible





The Scorpion

The Lion


October 23 - November 21

July 23 - August 22





Rules the root chakra

The Heart

Ruling Color

Crimson, blood red, black

Gold, orange, cream, yellow, red

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Dual Energies Must be Understood

I can’t say this enough: for these two to have a long-lasting relationship, they’ll need to understand that they have different elements and methods.

  • Leo is full of fire energy, which pushes a person forward to lead, to get projects started, but they won’t necessarily finish them. Leo is adventurous, confrontational, and charismatic. They want to rule the world, be with people, hang out, roar loudly, be ostentatious, and take control. Fire cannot sit still; it must spread.
  • Scorpio is full of water energy. They are great at managing resources, introspection, feeling the depths of despair, thinking with their heart, and merging with another to the point that it’s difficult to discern separate identities. The water sign loves to read people, but they like to keep their distance. They abhor crowds. They’re looking for a soul mate to take back to their hidden cove.

These two will find themselves constantly attracted to each other, but they’ll also feel the need to pull away. This is because of their placement in the Zodiac. They’re considered square signs of each other: they’re both opposites, but they’re also both the same.

  • Taurus and Leo will have a similar experience; Aquarius and Scorpio will have a similar experience.
  • Completely opposite seasons are a different ball game (Taurus and Scorpio or Aquarius and Leo.)

Finding a balance won’t be easy or necessarily natural. It takes time to learn how to balance things completely when you’re square signs. If you’re willing to take on the heat, it will be one of the more memorable, in-depth, in-your-face relationships you’ll ever experience.

If these two succeed, they can essentially take over the world. They have the right skills for leadership and managing crises.

  • Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton are a Leo and Scorpio pairing. These two have fought tooth and nail in politics for decades. Even when Bill Clinton wasn’t loyal to Hillary, she still kept him.
  • Bill = Leo
  • Hillary = Scorpio
  • The Clintons are two very intense people who have plenty to say about the world and how to manage it. There are hundreds of books about these two people. And those books pay attention to both the good and the bad.
  • One thing is very clear: the Clintons are ambitious. Think about it: how many couples have both tried to be president of the United States? So far just the one: Bill and Hillary.

A Scorpio who can keep up with a Leo knows that success is at the end of the ticket. A Leo who keeps up with a Scorpio knows they have a loyal lover who will stay the test of time. It doesn’t mean everything will be perfect by any means. But once this coupling forms, it’s actually kind of difficult for them to separate.

  • The Scorpio uses their power to make sure that someone who has hinged to them can’t easily leave.
  • The Scorpio prefers to be the one who does the leaving.
  • Scorpio hates being abandoned.
  • Leo will stay if they’re exalted and praised.
  • Leo regrets actions that negatively impact their family.
Leo and Scorpio are an intense pair. They need to be intense about forgiveness.

Leo and Scorpio are an intense pair. They need to be intense about forgiveness.

Forgiveness and Patience Is Key

Both of these zodiacs are fierce beasts.

  • A lion is by no means a simple animal. It is the king of the jungle, the king of the wild, and it can rip another animal to shreds in seconds.
  • A scorpion can poison and kill with one sting of the tail. The scorpion will actually eat its own children or lover (yikes!).
  • Many of the other zodiacs fear these two.

A mature lion can lead a pride. But what about a mature Scorpio? The fixed water sign has an incredibly complex evolution; in fact, the most complex in Western astrology.

Scorpios go through three distinct phases:

(1) The slithering snake. It eats the dust of man, it tempts with the fruit of knowledge of good and evil, and it cunningly creates disaster. The snake bites at the heel.

(2) The impartial and deadly scorpion. It has stronger military powers than the snake and legs to move quicker. It is passionate and wants a lover, but it’ll also eat another scorpion for dinner.

(3) The magical phoenix of resurrection and sacrifice. Kind of a plot twist here, but Scorpio’s most mature form is more mature than all the other zodiac signs.

Unfortunately, the phoenix is an unstable form. It’s difficult to stay in this form for long. It forces Scorpio to go beyond their humanity. With practice, it is possible to stay in the phoenix form for an extended period. Once the Scorpio reaches burnout, they’ll crawl back to the lesser state of the snake or scorpion.

The phoenix has the power of resurrection, sacrifice, and unconditional love. It has the power to heal the world. Having this powerful creature in Scorpio’s evolution is partly why the fixed water sign is so complex.

  • They understand benevolence, but reaching it takes great sacrifice and maturity. That’s not something people always want to do.
  • The zodiac cycle as a whole demands that Scorpio evolves to the phoenix, but Scorpios often fear sacrificing themselves. They want to make sure when they sacrifice it is worthwhile.

Scorpio will cycle through these 3 phases throughout their lifetime. The Leo must understand they’re dating 3 unique phases. It takes great patience to be with a Scorpio, and Leo often doesn’t have patience.

This chaos and unsteadiness can inspire Leo to look outside the marriage or union for another partner. Leo knows it’s a bad idea to cheat on Scorpio. They know it will end in disaster. Leo may want to get a rise out of Scorpio, but more than likely Leo cheats because they don’t feel nourished by Scorpio.

The Scorpio could approach the affair with tenderness and love like the Phoenix, bringing the union ever closer… or they could approach it with great cunning and pain like the snake and scorpion. Either way, the end result for Leo will shock them to their core.

How Bill and Hillary survived infidelity is a mystery — we as the public will never completely understand. Somehow they managed it and moved along. That is really their testament to each other: commitment despite past betrayal. These two have the power of forgiveness, which is far more important than betrayal.

Leo and Scorpio have physical chemistry unlike any pair. They want to impress each other, so they will go to great lengths to mesmerize each other. Large displays of affection may seem immature to outsiders, but to Leo and Scorpio, it’s everything. They can’t settle for a spark. They want a giant wildfire, one they hope turns into an inferno the size of Venus.

  • Have you seen the show Brooklyn Nine-Nine? Adrian Pimento and Rosa Diaz are essentially a Leo and Scorpio couple. Adrian as the Leo; Rosa as the Scorpio.
  • Adrian can’t be tamed. He is wild and follows whatever instinct he has. Rosa doesn’t put up with anyone’s crap. She scares away enemies and has enough softness to bring those she likes closer to her.

Tips for a Leo and Scorpio Pairing

  • Think before you speak. Both of you are sensitive to words. Be careful with your sarcasm. A compliment goes a long way. Say the words that help strengthen the connection.
  • You need time to relax. You don’t always need to be on the go. You don’t always need to be ready for an attack. You need a strong defense to succeed. Sleep more, be patient, relax, and calm down. Too much activity will deplete your resources and energy. Scorpio might understand this lesson better than Leo. Both of you must learn patience.
  • Do not try to get a rise out of each other’s egos or find out who is scarier. You both have scary sides. You don’t need a tournament to figure out who is scarier. Despite my pleading, you will most likely do this to get to know each other better. You’re going to have some intense fights and intense ways of getting back together — and you’ll both enjoy this. You are rebels. Try to water down your impulses for more graceful tactics. Try really hard to find some manners and etiquette. Someone needs to be the bigger person — which means you need to be humble.
  • Get rid of items associated with ex-lovers. These items could accidentally spark fights. Scorpios hate when you don’t devote themselves to them. Leos hate when someone else might be the apple of your eye.
  • Continue romantic gestures as the relationship ages. This is a couple who can stay in the honeymoon phase for long periods of time and can also return there happily. It’s because of your natural intensity and insanity for each other.
  • The bedroom is important to both of you. Do not make this area a war zone! It’s a shrine of comfort. You’re both pleasure addicts.
  • Sacrifice for the other. It’s not all about you, believe it or not.
  • Don’t play mind games just for fun. Playing mind games with a Leo or Scorpio will backfire and make you feel stupid.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Andrea Lawrence

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