Opposites Attract with Leo and Virgo
The old saying "opposites attract" is certainly true when Virgo and Leo sun signs connect! Both signs have strong personalities and enjoy getting their own way, so the biggest goal for a Leo-Virgo match is to ensure that each partner has an equal say in the relationship. If you can manage that, you will be on the right track for a stimulating, loving, strong partnership.
Leos are appropriately named, since they truly are kings of the castle. Leos are known for having big personalities: They like lots of friends, food, and fun! They like it when life bursts with the unexpected, although they also enjoy quiet periods to recharge. If you picture a lion, you will see a powerful, intelligent cat that can run swiftly and conquer all other animals, and then spend long, luxurious hours napping in the sun. Human Leos are much the same, which is why the are sometimes considered somewhat lazy. This is not actually true; rather, Leos have prodigious self-motivation and concentration, but they choose to focus their energy on specific pursuits that are important to them. Housework, for example, is not something that Leos consider important. Leos often do exceptionally well in positions of leadership like professors, politicians, and lawyers.
Virgos also have extraordinary powers of concentration, but they often care equally about the big picture and the details necessary to get there. This makes them powerful allies, since they are wonderful strategists and analysts. If you have a goal, a Virgo can help you achieve it. Virgos are planners by nature, which means that they don't love the unexpected. They feel more secure when they know what is likely to happen. That doesn't mean they prefer to spend each day exactly the same way, but a few general planning points mean a lot to a Virgo. Friends mean a lot to Virgos, though they are not as naturally social as Leos. A few close, lifelong friends are enough for a Virgo. Leos also have close personal friends, but they also attract many other friends, colleagues and acquaintances.
As you can see, a Leo-Virgo match has a lot going for it. As long as the two can support each other equally, the relationship has the potential to go "all the way"!
Leos and Virgos both like to have a comfortable, safe, and well-kept household. That doesn't mean that they always agree on how to get it, though!
Leos are big-picture thinkers most of the time, and dirty dishes and laundry do not always enter their radar. Leos will search out the best homeowners insurance, research to find the best and safest cars, and choose well-made, long lasting furniture over cheap furnishings. They will enhance your home and your finances. If you want a robust social life and strong finances, look no further than a Leo!
Virgos, on the other hand, are more particular about all the small details that make life worth living. A squeeze of lemon in your ice water, a freshly made bed, and socks nicely paired are just a few examples of the small ways a Virgo makes your life better. A Virgo will do anything possible to make her Leo's life more wonderful. If Leo is busy and tired, Virgo will make coffee in a travel mug and charge his phone. If Leo has a cold, Virgo will buy cough drops and tissues, and make a cup of tea. If Leo is bored, Virgo will suggest a fun outing or invite friends over for dinner. Virgo shows love through actions, and Leo loves all the attention and care.
This harmonious situation can be maintained as long as both partners understand the other's nature. Leos enjoy big-picture thinking, so it's best if they take care of bigger-picture things. Virgos like having all of their ducks in a row, so they are happy if they can take the lead on all of the smaller decisions. Leo and Virgo need to work together on the very biggest issues, of course, but otherwise they will do well if left to take care of their own spheres.
Problems only arise when the two natures butt heads. Virgos are very concerned with fairness, so if they feel overworked they will be frustrated with "lazy" Leo. Leos like to be in charge much of the time, so they will feel constrained and resentful if Virgo tries to control everything. It's good for both of them to walk in each other's shoes and learn to be flexible!
Leos are known for their warm personalities and their love of love! Leos enjoy romance, both feeling special themselves and making their partner feel special. Leos are loyal and protective, and their best qualities shine when they are working for their love. Virgos are erroneously known for being rather cool and aloof, but the truth is they are just very discriminating in who they choose to love. Once they choose a partner, they blossom like flowers in the sun. Virgos are also very loyal, and they will do everything in their power to make sure that their partner feels loved and cherished.
A Leo-Virgo match promises a very romantic connection. The only danger for the pair comes if each one becomes to engrossed in his or her own sphere and neglects the other one. Virgos and Leos should find projects and activities to enjoy together to ensure that their connection remains strong. Since both Leo and Virgo are very loyal, they will remain in a committed, loving relationship even when romance is pushed aside. They will always rekindle the spark if starts to sink beneath everyday cares like money, children, and work.
A Leo-Virgo future is very bright. Leos have an internal drive to succeed and care for the ones they love, and Virgos are natural helpers. This combination means that Virgos will help Leos meet their goals, and in turn, Leos will use their success to care for their Virgos. Both partners have a stubborn streak, which makes them determined to succeed in all areas of life, including their relationship.
Since both sun signs are very stubborn and feel that their way is the best way, Leo and Virgo have the potential to clash. Leos also value freedom very highly, and dislike being told what to do. Virgo, on the other hand, feels more secure with known limits and boundaries, and loves telling people what to do. It's definitely possible to balance the two preferences, but it does take a lot of work. If you are not open to communication, then this negotiation will be difficult for you.
One great beauty of this pairing is that Leo and Virgo will help each other learn to be flexible and consider each other over themselves. Once this lesson is learned (and yes, it is a hard lesson that can take many years to learn!), the deep understanding and respect that exists between Leo and Virgo will be a strong foundation for the future. Overall, Leo and Virgo are an unstoppable match!
© 2012 hazelbrown
hazelbrown (author) from Central PA on July 15, 2017:
Thanks so much, Lori!
lori811 on July 09, 2017:
Hi HazelBrown:) I am a Leo in a long-time relationship with a Virgo; in fact 2 Virgos in a row - same birth date - same mistake twice- OUCH!:( I am into astrology. Love your article. Continued success/God bless!
ginny on January 24, 2017:
Wow.. nice article!! I found it really genuine. .
Ginger on September 21, 2016:
Wow I've met many Virgo men although, we have never made it due to my assumptions about virgos I tend to never want to go in to deep. I'm a Leo and I love to feel like a rockstar and virgos aren't with showing that type of attention they are more serious and very practical on a serious level where as Leo's are practical but not so serious. Every Virgo man I ever met in relationships have always been loyal and that was me on the outside looking in!
LELAND MICHAEL LEE on December 05, 2015:
WOW...AMAZING STUFF ESPECIALLY ABOUT VIRGO AND LEO'S LOVE CONNECTION...THE WEIRD THING IS HEARING THESE SO-CALLED CHRISTIAN'S SPEAK OF ASTROLOGY LIKE IT'S DEMONIC AND SUCH...BUT I HAVE HONESTLY FOUND IT AMAZING...AND PARTLY DUE TO THE LAST SIX RELATIONSHIPS WERE WITH A LEO WOMAN...FURTHER READING ABOUT VIRGO I STRONGLY BELIEVE IN LOYALTY AND IT SAY'S THAT IS A STRONG VIRGO CHARACTER SIGN....JUST AMAZED AT HOW ACCURATE YOU ARE AND APPRECIATE THE INFORMATION
C on August 22, 2015:
I'm married to a Virgo man and he's loyal and loving. However, he's very critical and controlling too. We often get in heated arguements because he's unwilling to share my time with others. I would say that this relationship could work if both could agree to disagree. The Virgo needs to give a Leo space.
Phil Perez on February 28, 2015:
As a Leo, what you say about Leos makes a lot of sense. But we all have more than one sign. I am NOT only a Leo. I have other signs that make up who I am as a person. I have a few Virgo friends and I notice that they have eccentric and fiery personalities as well.
How can a grounded, introverted person find peace with someone so dissimilar like a Leo?
I understand how Virgos and Leos can seem compatible based on what they want to achieve and who they are, but how they achieve it is completely different. Fire does not mix well with Earth.
hazelbrown (author) from Central PA on September 09, 2014:
Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I have the same problems with barb shooting and roaring! If you have any advice about how to disagree more "constructively," please let me know! I am glad you have such a good friend.
When you feel he is being critical, it might help to consider his intent. Is he trying to be hurtful, or is he trying to help? Sometimes trying to help comes off as a barb... it may feel like a criticism of you rather than what he wants, which is to genuinely help by offering what he sees as good advice.
Anonymous on September 08, 2014:
I am a Leo woman and have been friends with a Virgo man for awhile now. We had known each other for 2 years, then stopped contacting each other, then started up the friendship again a month ago. We have had several disagreements, but we are able to work through those issues. He is very critical, and when he shoots a barb, I, being a lion, roar. Which he doesn't appreciate. He retreats, I lick my wounds and carry on. Eventually, I come around and talk to him and he responds. On the flip side, he is a terrific listener and very caring, sometimes to the point where he neglects his own needs. Then I have to remind him to take care of his needs first. I am very protective of him, and he of me. We are just friends and I appreciate his friendship more than anything. He is truly a treasure.
Em on May 06, 2014:
It's almost strange how accurate this article is. I am a Virgo and my husband is a Leo. Despite our almost opposite characters, he brings out the life and happiness in me and there is no one else with whom I've ever felt more fun and free and happy. Sometimes there are rough patches, but the fact that our morals, ideals, and commitments are similar is a big part of what helps us get through. We love each other more passionately and romantically than I could have ever dreamed of. Thanks for the article, it was very insightful and interesting!
Grace Marguerite Williams from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on September 18, 2013:
Intriguing hub. Leos and Virgos can be QUITE a contentious match to say the least. Leos want to RULE and believe that THEY are the BE and END ALL. It takes a very confident and strong person to interface effectively with a Leo.
Virgos are smart people; however, many do not know WHO they really are. Many Virgos are quite deficient in the self-confidence arena. Instead of appreciating their massive gifts, they tend to underplay, even downplay their proficiencies. Many Virgos adapt the martyr attitude, believing that good deeds will be noticed by others WITHOUT them saying so. Well, such is not necessarily the case. Virgos have to learn to be outwardly confident and to toot their own horn, something that Leos are NEVER LACKING for.
In order for a Leo-Virgo relationship to run smoothly, the Virgo must stand his/her own ground regarding the Leo. Leo detects weaknesses and can use it effectively to bogard others into their will. Virgo must also KNOW what he/she wants and is dealing with regarding the Leo. Virgos have to relinquish their unsure demeanor when interfacing with Leo. HE/SHE had better be fierce and strong; that is the ONLY way Leo will respect the Virgo. Excellent hub, again!