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Pisces and Leo Relationship Compatibility (A Love Match Made in Heaven)

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

With a little work, Leo and Pisces can build a beautiful and long-lasting relationship.

With a little work, Leo and Pisces can build a beautiful and long-lasting relationship.

How Pisces and Leo Are Compatible

Leo and Pisces—what a spectacular combination. Pisces and Leo are both signs that desire relationships. They may initially confuse each other due to their different temperaments, but since they both really strongly desire love and affection, they have the potential to be blissfully happy with each other.

At the same time, however, the combination of fixed fire (Leo) and mutable water (Pisces) can pose a host of challenges. Leos can come on too strong and be a bit needy with their constant thirst for approval. These fire traits can leave Pisces drained and exhausted. On the other hand, Pisces can drown out Leo's enthusiasm and spontaneity.

A Leo is more yang and a Pisces is more yin. Think of Leo as the sun in the sky and Pisces as a moon to cater to its energy. Leo may enjoy being with Pisces, as opposed to dating someone in the same element, because a relationship with two fire signs can feel like you are both trying to pull the wagon, but in different directions or for different reasons.

Let's dig a little deeper into the joys and challenges that this pairing faces.

Leo and Pisces are looking for something that is reassuring and warm.

Leo and Pisces are looking for something that is reassuring and warm.

Are Leo and Pisces Sexually Compatible?

It can be hard for Pisces and Leo to develop a satisfying sexual relationship. While they can both be wonderful lovers, the fundamental differences between their signs mean that they often struggle to develop that shared intimacy.

Leos are straightforward and impatient, which can often make Pisces feel rushed and insecure. Naturally, this doesn't bode well for a physical relationship . . . Because these signs approach sex differently, the best way for this pair to foster a healthy sex life is to take it slow. Build the emotional trust that Pisces craves before getting frisky: this can help the relationship survive and thrive.

If, on the other hand, a Leo tries to get physical too soon, it can make them seem selfish and uncaring—a complete turn-off for Pisces—even if this couldn't be further from the truth. In turn, this can make Leo see Pisces as overly sensitive and out of touch with their own desires.

The key is for this pair to take the time to understand each other (which is necessary in any relationship, not just one between these signs!). Leos—don't burst your Pisces idealistic bubble. If you give it time, this may be one of the things you come to love about them! Pisces—don't rush to conclusions about your Leo. They may not express their feelings in the same way you do, but it doesn't mean they aren't every bit as generous and caring.

Can Leo and Pisces Learn to Trust Each Other?

Pisces is ruled by Neptune, the planet of the subconscious. While this ruling planet can be positive in many ways, it can also make it hard for Pisces to trust others. At the same time, Leo's tendency toward possessiveness and jealousy can make them mistrustful as well.

This combination can be very tricky to navigate and may initially lead to a series of mutual tests. For example, Pisces may withhold emotions and praise in order to test their Leo, and Leo may feign a wandering eye to get a rise out of their Pisces. This can make for a fraught first year together and create a high risk that things will fall apart.

If, however, this pair can pass the tests they set for each other and reach a deeper understanding of one another, they will have built a solid and unshakeable bond.

Can Leo and Pisces Learn to Communicate?

These signs have very different communication styles. Pisces tend to be passive and non-confrontational, but their empathic nature allows them to see Leo's hidden feelings and vulnerabilities. A Pisces can look into the eyes of a Leo and see well beyond the ego and right to the heart. This is something Leo needs because while they do like their egos stroked, they also need to understand that there is more to life than ego.

And yet, when a Pisces does speak their truth, it can be very hard for Leo to hear. At the same time, Leo's direct nature can hurt Pisces, who tend to be very sensitive.

But don't worry; this doesn't have to be the death knell for a Leo-Pisces relationship. All it means is that figuring out and respecting one another's communication styles is key. If Leo can think before they speak, making an effort to be slightly less blunt, it can make all the difference to Pisces. If Pisces can be gentle when exposing Leos' vulnerabilities, they can prevent wounding the lion's fragile ego.

What Is the Leo-Pisces Power Dynamic?

Leos are comfortable taking charge in all aspects of their lives, including their relationships. When paired with Pisces, a go-with-the-flow sign, this can create an unhealthy power dynamic. Leo needs to be the center of attention, but Pisces needs to be out of the spotlight. The self-seeking Pisces risks losing their sense of self and becoming lost in Leo's shadow.

Pisces likes to feel like they are being rescued, and Leo will gladly do that. But Pisces can also act like a knight in shining armor, providing the chivalrous gestures that Leos love. If this type of give-and-take relationship can be established (rather than one with a subject-ruler dynamic), a Pisces-Leo couple has a much better chance of surviving and thriving.

Communication and compromise are key for a Leo-Pisces relationship to work.

Communication and compromise are key for a Leo-Pisces relationship to work.

How to Make a Leo-Pisces Relationship Work

These two can help foster the warmth that they've always craved in a relationship, but it will take some effort. A Leo-Pisces couple will have to put the work in when it comes to understanding each others' differences and learning how to navigate them, especially at the beginning of the relationship. Here are five ways to help this relationship thrive:

1. Set and Maintain Boundaries

Leo needs help setting up boundaries and actually maintaining them. Leos have a habit of charging ahead because they are so excited about life, but it can get to the point where they can't hear others. Slow down, Leo! Your Pisces needs your ears and your respect.

Pisces needs help setting boundaries but for different reasons. As a water sign, Pisces doesn't naturally like boundaries; they want to go with the flow and merge with their partner. They like to feel and find a telepathic connection. Leo might find the water sign's unbridled emotions overwhelming; it's important for Pisces to understand that Leo might not be as comfortable expressing emotion, at least not until they fully trust their partner.

2. Give What You Get

Pisces loves to provide affection and Leo loves to have that affection lavished on them. The problem is that Leo doesn't always return affection. Leo needs to give as much as they take.

Leo can be good at returning love, but it's important for them to not get carried away and act like they're the only one in the relationship. Stop acting like you're entitled to affection or anything—this drives your partner crazy. Humility is more attractive than you think.

Leo, be gentle with Pisces. Make a mental note that Pisces can get overwhelmed by conflict and anger. A peaceful Leo will tend to the relationship better than an aggressive Leo.

3. Respect Your Partner's Differences

Leo wants to live a big life, a joyful life, a life of adventure, so Pisces will need to show that they can live wildly. By the same coin, Leo needs to understand that forcing a Pisces out of their comfort zone will only create resentment. To survive and thrive, the couple must learn to appreciate the ways they differ. You're going to have to compromise sometimes. Just remember: compromise is your friend, not your enemy.

4. Foster Open Communication

Leo and Pisces need to communicate openly about their expectations. This will help them find out where they need to go and whether they can do so together. They have different perspectives, therefore, talking things out should be helpful (and fascinating).

Some helpful communication tips for this couple:

  • Try not to assume things.
  • Make sure you're getting your partner's input.
  • Think before you speak, so as not to hurt your partner's feelings.
  • Take your foot out of your mouth. Feet don't taste good anyway. ;)
  • Compliment your partner more than you criticize. Reserve judgment.

5. Find a Way to Balance Yin and Yang

Remember that this is a very yin-and-yang relationship. Leo is more yang and Pisces is more yin. Leo will be drawn to Pisces because Pisces is highly creative and considerate of others. Leo is more practical than Pisces, who is full of imagination, dreams, and spirit. Leo, on the other hand, is more aware of the social world; this is why they project and peacock and take charge so much.

As a fixed sign, Leo will naturally be more stubborn, whereas Pisces is considered the most mutable sign. Pisces will take their time forming an opinion, but they may change their opinion suddenly. For example, they may secretly pine over you for a long time, but if you fail to make them feel satisfied, they're apt to change their mind and leave you for someone else.

Both Leo and Pisces place a high premium on romance and actively seek it in a relationship. Once they come to terms with each other, Leo will eagerly provide the wonderful romance Pisces desires, and Pisces will return the favor.

Shared Leo-Pisces Traits

For all their differences, these signs have a few key traits in common. Here are just a few of the important traits that Leo and Pisces share, and which can contribute to a beautiful relationship between them. Among other things, Leos and Pisces:

  • Share a mutual optimism and a desire to see the best in others.
  • Place a high value on subjective experiences.
  • Want to love and be loved.
  • Are enthusiastic and curious.
  • Are deeply romantic.

I think the core beliefs these two have in wanting, desiring, and fostering love will keep them together. Again, they both love affection, sharing their hearts, and being in a relationship.

What Are the Characteristics of a Leo?

  • Bold and Bright. Leo is the sunshine, the heat of summer. They are bright and bold, and they love to have their ego stroked. You often can tell someone is a Leo before they even start talking. They are noticeable leaders, loving the spotlight.
  • Big-Hearted: Leo wants to bring about the warmth of the world; they want to win your heart, and they are loving and protective. They love making you laugh, think, and feel. I love the warmth of Leos and how much they care about the people who are in their pack. Leo wants it all—a true give-and-take relationship where love is lavished on both partners.
  • Attention-Seeking: Leo does not like it when its affection is taken away from them. If they are not being loved enough, they get pouty or confused. They are quite easy to read when in love because they wear their heart openly, and it's plain to see that it upsets Leo if their partners give too little in the relationship.
  • Confident: Leo will peacock. They like to chase and have someone's affection. Remember sweet, gentle Pisces—you must be tender with your Leo's ego. They hold their ego dearly, and it can hurt them quite sharply if you criticize them too bluntly or often. Leo will appreciate it if you think before you speak.
  • Extroverted: Leo is a social magnet and feels comfortable in a crowd.
  • Loyal: Leo will honor you with loyalty and will do anything and everything to make sure you are okay.

What Are the Characteristics of a Pisces?

  • Extremely Giving: Pisces loves to give and give and give. Pisces would sacrifice themself for their Leo—or for any cause they find worthy. They want people to feel loved, but they need to remember that they deserve attention too. Ultimately, they want to grow with someone, but because it's easy to take advantage of them, Pisces requires a partner who is conscientious.
  • Compassionate and Kind: Pisces is always ready to help those around them, especially those in their inner circle. Their sensitivity and selflessness are why people love them.
  • Loving: Pisces are excellent at understanding unconditional love, and their mission is to express that unconditional love. It's not an easy route, and many Pisces can have a hard time with their mission and where they are headed.
  • Passive: Pisces needs to step up and make sure that they speak openly about their feelings. You need to advocate for yourself. It can be easy for Pisces to get sucked into toxic relationships and let themselves be walked all over. Pisces needs to make a pact with themselves to avoid (and leave) unhealthy relationships.
  • Intuitive: Pisces use their intuition to guide many aspects of their lives, including their relationships. They are soulful signs and can see beyond the ego.
  • Idealistic and Dreamy: Pisces are known for their boundless imaginations. They lead rich inner lives and are often torn between fantasy and reality. In fact, the sign is symbolized by two fish swimming in opposites directions—a visual representation of Pisces' struggle between fantasy and reality.
  • Easily Overwhelmed: This sign is incredibly in touch with their own emotions, as well as the emotions of others. This can easily lead to emotional overload, which can be hard on Pisces and those around them. (They're naturally empathetic, which is a good thing.)
Both Leo and Pisces can be romance junkies. They're both prone to chasing fireflies, taking walks for the joy of it, and making wishes off shooting stars.

Both Leo and Pisces can be romance junkies. They're both prone to chasing fireflies, taking walks for the joy of it, and making wishes off shooting stars.

Even the Best Relationships Take Work

It can be easy to idealize one another or put your partner on a pedestal in order to avoid tackling the hard stuff, but it's important to understand that all relationships take work. You need to consistently nourish your relationship and put practical measures into it. A healthy relationship is supported by a budget, schedule, calendar, structure, and routines. Consistency is king.

Love and expressing love are not the only parts of a relationship. Make sure you are accountable to each other.

There are a whopping 78 love combinations in the zodiac, and each combo has its pros and cons. As I have mentioned in other articles, you have seen every love match in the natural world succeed . . . and you have also seen every single love match fail. Saying which combinations are compatible and which ones are not is frankly not enough—it doesn't show the whole picture.

Each pairing is unique, putting two individuals with different views together. You will always be you and have your own mission to help bring love, enlightenment, and grace to the planet. In a relationship, you have a shared mission to bring love into the world.

I like to say that some combinations have an easier "recipe" than others, but that doesn't mean the quality is any greater or worse in the end. In other words, red velvet cake is a complicated recipe, but the final product is well worth it.

Leo-Pisces Relationship Pros and Cons


Mutual optimism and desire to see the best in others.

Both, to a degree, struggle with fantasy vs. reality.

High value for romance and affection.

Very different senses of self—big ego vs. sacrificial

Enthusiastic and curious.

Prone to ruler-subject relationship.

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.

Questions & Answers

Question: A Leo man and a Pisces woman, is this a good pair?

Answer: All 78 combinations of romantic pairs can work out. In this world, all 78 have found marriage; and all 78 have found divorce. It's more about knowing how the blueprint works for each pair. A Leo and Pisces are a favorable match. Pisces is kind, gentle, and loving. A Pisces will stroke Leo's ego. This will likely be a traditional masculine Leo and a traditional feminine Pisces. Leo is motivated by his will, and Pisces is motivated by her emotions. The two will enjoy their partner's demeanor. Leo needs someone who is gentle, and Pisces does well with someone like Leo, who can roar when need be.

© 2017 Andrea Lawrence