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Curious About The Compatibility Between Leo & Virgo? Here's What To Know

Desiree Roby Antila
June 27, 2023
Desiree Roby Antila
By Desiree Roby Antila
Desiree Roby Antila (she/her), author of "Sun Signs in Love," specializes in sun signs and astrological relationships. She has been studying astrology for several decades and has written numerous articles on matchmaking, cosmic timing, forecasts, and more.
June 27, 2023
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Some zodiac sign pairings naturally get along, while others face more difficulty when it comes to friendships and romantic relationships. When it comes to the astrological compatibility of Leo and Virgo, they might seem like an unlikely duo, but here's how they can actually have a great relationship.

Leo & Virgo compatibility

When you think about these two zodiac signs, it may be difficult to find commonalities between them, but they both possess introspection and discipline—two things that make love last. They do, however, practice these gifts in very different ways.

Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury, which covers all things communication, intelligence, reasoning, and thought. This makes Virgos sharply intelligent, but also discerningly critical.

Leo, meanwhile, is ruled by the center of our solar system, the sun. The sun in astrology rules physical energy, life force, and character. The sun blesses Leo with a grand aura and bright personality, giving them dominating characteristics that exude power in a life-giving way.

On the astrological wheel, this pair sits right next to one another, giving them their semi-sextile aspect. The semi-sextile aspect vibration can initially be met with resistance and variance, making Leo and Virgo initially feel odious or even overwhelmed by each other’s variances. However, if they find love between them, they can flourish into a pair that is both supportive and complementary.

While their aspect can lead to challenges, their modalities and communication styles are quite complimentary. Virgo is a mutable sign, which makes them flexible, movable, and excellent communicators. Leo is a fixed sign, which makes them organized and consistent.

In their shadow forms, mutable energy can become indecisive, while fixed vibes can be stubborn. Virgo will be able to bend more than Leo can, but Leo will be able to bring consistency, especially when it comes to passion. Fascinatingly enough, Virgo’s modality is movable but its element of earth is sedentary, while Leo’s modality is unmovable, while their element of fire is never static. Together, they will find both stillness and changeability in one another, which they both deeply resonate with. 

The trickiest part of combining this pair is the mixing of their elements. Virgo’s earth element truly grounds their mercurial minds, while Leo’s fire element adds dazzle to their fixed flames. As I explain in my book, Sun Signs in Love, earth remains where it is unless moved by an outside force, where fire creates its own course.

Fire can scorch earth, but can never destroy it. Earth can support fire by giving it a foundation to burn upon—just remember, if a flame is covered by dirt, it can put out the brightest flame. While other earth and fire couples have a harder time understanding how to blend, the commonalities found in Leo and Virgo’s planetary rulers and modalities make it easier for them to find common ground. 

Before we dig deeper into the compatibility between these two, it's worth noting that astrological compatibility comes down to way more than just your sun sign, so it's important to take both people's entire birth chart into account (also known as "synastry," or relationship astrology).


Leo and Virgo form a semi-sextile aspect that can make this relationship tough to get off the ground, but with the right foundation, one that can flourish. The similarities in Leo and Virgo’s planetary rulers and modalities make it easier for them to connect than other fire and earth pairs.

In a friendship

In a friendship, Leo and Virgo are quite the duo, with Virgo bringing the mentality and Leo bringing the party. Virgo will be the one telling Leo to take it down a notch, while Leo will be able to pull Virgo out of their shell.

Virgo will find the crowds that Leo attracts overwhelming, so their bond will grow and flourish while they hang out with just each other. Virgo ultimately has no desire to be the center of attention, which is fine by Leo, because that just means more eyes on them.

Leo will introduce Virgo to so many new faces, while Virgo brings organization—and can be the angel on Leo’s shoulder that they frequently need. Together, they really do make great friends and connect more in a one-on-one setting. 

In a relationship

In a romantic relationship, Virgo is cool while Leo is hot. Leos are passionate lovers, and are primal, erotic, and a load of fun in the sheets. Virgo will need to learn to let loose, and they can do this if Leo can get Virgo to relax and unwind.

There is something natural and cozy about their chemistry that will have the Virgo’s naturally cool nature thawed out in no time. And in terms of physical chemistry, Virgo’s pureness is a total turn on for Leo, and their responsiveness and gentle nature will only help that more.

Leo’s mind and heart will open to Virgo, showing them the best side of their regal nature. Leo physically puts out so much energy, while Virgo mentally uses a lot of energy—and that means lots of time recharging in bed, AKA frequent opportunities for lovemaking. This pair should invest in a big, comfortable bed, because they do their best work at home behind closed doors.

There is also a tranquility about Virgo that Leo needs more than they know, while Leo provides a genuine warmth that Virgo adores. Virgo is so gentle, courteous, and endearing, which has the Lion purring, whilst Virgo makes Leo feel worshiped, which is the perfect distraction for all of the ways that these two differ.

As they become more familiar with one another, they will learn that their differences are actually pieces of one another that the other lacks, therefore making them feel more complete together. The trick with this pair is tender tolerance.

Ways they match up

When they do make it out of the house, Leo appreciates Virgo’s sharp mind, and they feel proud to be with someone who is as intelligent as their angel is.

Leo is grateful for Virgo’s editing nature, because the longer they are with Virgo, the better they become. Virgo’s cool sweetness and fascinating personality also create a calm which Leo’s fire needs.

Their bright personality and optimistic look at the future is something Virgo admires most about Leo. The Lion has a way of reminding Virgo to not be so hard on themselves, and that the real fun in life is when things get a little messy.

In this way, Leo adds so much sparkle and color to the Virgo’s monotone security, which helps make Virgo realize everything doesn't have to be perfect for them to be happy.

Where conflict may arise

If these two lean into their shadow qualities, like any other zodiac matchup, things can get hard for this pair. Virgo does tend to be critical of just about everything, which can include Leo's ways. But the Lion thrives on words of affirmations—compliments are their love language.

As such, when Virgo is throwing them more verbal negativity than positivity, Leo will have a hard time handling that. Leo should not take it personally, though, because Virgo criticizes everyone, including themself. The critiquing remarks will be the one thing that Leo will not appreciate, because they would prefer to focus on the positives, especially when it comes to themselves. However, Virgo will uncharacteristically be accepting of the Lion’s flaws. 

Things can also get hairy when they are out around Leo’s friends. Leos are the royalty of the zodiac, and their friends are their courtiers. Leo’s friends may be surprised that their boisterous friend chose someone as cautious and reserved as Virgo. Friends are very important to Leo, and there will be an adjustment period when they are introduced.

Virgo has no patience for rudeness or being the center of a joke, and Leo can also tend to be self-focused, which leaves Virgo hanging out to dry from time to time.

Virgo is subtle and Leo is not, so the Lion needs to be careful not to overpower their counterpart. They'll will need to protect Virgo from any obnoxious acquaintances and check in with them to make Virgo feel as though they are cared for. Ensuring that their friends are respectful and accepting of their union is a key factor in this relationship.


Are Leo and Virgo a good match?

Yes, Leo and Virgo can make a good match because their planetary rulers and modalities offer each other something the other lacks.

Why is Leo so attracted to Virgo?

Leo will be attracted to Virgo's sharp, analytical mind, sense of humor, refinement, and grace.

Is Leo soulmate for Virgo?

While Leo and Virgo can make a great pair, Leo is typically thought to be soulmates with their opposite sign, Aquarius.

Should Virgos and Leos get married?

Yes, a Virgo and Leo matchup can make a great lasting pair, and can have much success in a long term partnership like marriage.

The takeaway

Leos and Virgos can be friends, get married, and easily be soulmates. However, the glue that keeps this pair together is tenderness and tolerance. As time passes, these two grow into one another, and their unassuming love can last in ways that the universe conspired—but only with cosmic collaboration.

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Desiree Roby Antila

Desiree Roby Antila (she/her), author of Sun Signs in Love, specializes in sun signs and astrological relationships. She has been studying astrology for several decades and has written numerous articles on matchmaking, cosmic timing, forecasts, and more. Visit her online at and on Instagram @simplysunsigns.