Hobbies Astrology Leo and Virgo Love Compatibility For this pair, happiness is spelled R-E-S-P-E-C-T Share PINTEREST Email Print Sofie Delauw/Getty Images Astrology Love & Compatibility Basics 12 Signs of the Zodiac Trends & Horoscopes The Sun & Sun Signs The Moon & Moon Signs The Houses By Molly Hall Molly Hall is an astrologer, tarot reader, and author of "Astrology: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Zodiac." our editorial process Molly Hall Updated April 13, 2019 Leo and Virgo are neighbors on the Zodiac. This match brings together Fixed Fire (Leo) and Mutable Earth (Virgo). Both signs are pragmatic and particular. A "late" Leo and "early" Virgo share many common traits, so the chances for domestic harmony are best when Leo and Virgo meet at close degrees. (To assess the compatibility of your Leo/Virgo love, check the degree of the sun in your birth charts.) The Leo/Virgo upside is that both are ardent, attentive lovers who make generous, caring parents. Both possess a strong work ethic. They're disciplined yet creative, concerned with health and a vital lifestyle The Leo/Virgo downside is that both may be obsessed with appearance. They can be self-critical, as well as hard on and others, and become tyrannical if triggered by an event or an action that pushes their limits. Bliss Potential Leo gets an ego boost from Virgo's specialized attention, and all Leos love to feel special. Both signs take pride in their looks, and more often than not, make handsome couples. Virgos tend to radiate wholesome cleanliness, while a Leo is apt to accent with the perfect accessory and a well-chosen scent. Virgo is attracted to Leo's sense of dignity and pride, especially if there's discipline to back up the big talk. They share a practical mindset that gives them an edge with real achievement. Neither has any patience for slackers, and they have a hard time understanding dreamers. Leo in love makes a huge fuss over holidays and birthdays. Planning special pull-out-all-the-stops events and going the extra mile to provide thoughtful presents are their forte. Virgo in love is generous, but not so much in a material way, preferring day-to-day deeds and shows of long-term affection over extravagant actions or expenditures. Balancing the Cheerful Child With the Perfectionist While Leo might find Virgo a trifle sedate, they'll also likely sense the potential for something long-lasting and committed in a relationship with one. Leo encourages Virgo to let their inner child come out and play, and take a break from self-improvement schemes. Virgo, meanwhile, shows impulsive Leo the value of discrimination in order to follow the best path. One Virgo challenge is to get past any inhibiting self-criticisms and shine in a personal way. Leo's natural enthusiasm awakens that in Virgo, especially when it's done with a pure heart. Virgo doesn't mind basking in Leo's light, as long as they're considered equal partners. When Leo respects Virgo's quiet gifts, they've got it made. A Complimentary Balance If the Leo partner is a spendthrift, conservative Virgo may be pulled in the opposite direction and resort to pinching pennies. This can be a source of conflict, especially if the number-cruncher Virgo holds the reins of the household finances. Virgo and Leo together can make every day magical but also productive. Both signs love to be effective and to see tangible rewards from their hard work. Leo's humor takes the edge off Virgo's serious nature, while Virgo shows the Lion the value of patience in getting what he or she wants. Leo is a dreamer, but not in a dreamy way. Leo's dreams usually involve goals and plans. While Leo sees the big picture, the sober eye of Virgo takes in the details, breaking dreams down into actionable steps. A savvy Leo gains a realistic perspective from his Virgo partner, and hopefully, lets him or her help set the course for success rather than letting a reasoned critique take the wind out of his sails. Perfecting the Equation A Leo who craves attention might feel that Virgo's gaze is underwhelmed or even critical at times, but Virgos don't gladhand or exaggerate to pump up someone's ego. When Virgo shares an opinion, Leo knows it's the truth, and if that opinion is complimentary, Leo knows it's heartfelt and sincere. This combo thrives when grounded in the details of daily life, spiced up with moments of exuberance. Playful, loving Leo brings out the sensual nature of the Virgin. Leo's uninhibited love style helps Virgo relax in intimate encounters, turn off their inner critic, and lose themselves in the moment. Leo's like to feel sure of themselves, but while Virgo may not always bubble over with enthusiasm, the steady, reassuring presence they offer has a value that goes way beyond Leo's need for ego stroking. Leo's dream of enduring love can be realized with Virgo, whose integrity means promises are kept.