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Can Virgo and Leo Get Along?
If you are part of a Virgo-Leo relationship, it can be discouraging to read about how incompatible the two are supposed to be. Virgo is shy and critical, and Leo is extroverted and selfish. How could the two possibly form a lasting relationship?
As with most generalizations, we need to look deeper than the surface to see what really makes these sun signs tick. No relationship is perfect, so do not despair if you see obstacles at first. These obstacles may end up turning into the strengths of your relationship.
A Closer Look at Virgo
Virgos have gotten a bad reputation as nitpicky and critical. While this is often true to some extent, it's not as simple as that. Virgos are extremely sensitive to the people around them, particularly friends and even more particularly, family. If a family member has a problem, however small, a Virgo will swoop in and try to solve the problem for them. Unfortunately, Virgos often forget that nobody really likes to be coddled and that most people find satisfaction in solving their own problems. Virgos should always take a step back and evaluate whether their help is really needed, or wanted.
Virgos are intensely loyal and loving, and they will protect their family against threats like a grizzly bear. Big or small, if something is bothering a loved one, it's also bothering the Virgo—perhaps even more so! Virgos are extremely well-informed about a wide variety of topics, and they also love research, so you can bet that a Virgo is going to try to give you advice. Virgos are especially informed about health and nutrition and like to care for their families and friends by telling them about the latest superfoods and health trends.
The basic problem between Virgos and other sun signs is that Virgos think they are helping by getting involved in other people's problems, but often their help will not come across as helpful at all, but rather, controlling. Virgos do not want to control for the sake of control, but because they genuinely think they know what is best for you. If you won't do what is best for you by choice, then by golly, they'll figure out a way to make you do it!
A Closer Look at Leo
Leos are generally described as extroverted, outgoing, happy, and loving. Their dark side is described as being selfish or self-centered. Just like Virgos (and every other sun sign), Leos have both dark and light sides. Leos are quick to stand up for their loved ones, and they are extremely hard workers. Leos are also very confident, so if they want to accomplish something, they generally succeed. They are also friendly, social, and good at speaking to groups, so they are not put off by a fear of public speaking like many of us are. This gives them an advantage because they do not let fear stand in the way of their goals.
Leos can be a little bit selfish and often put themselves first. When they are in a relationship, they sometimes need to be reminded that they are not actually the king of the jungle, but equal partners in a team. They won't like being reminded of this, of course, but Leos are good-natured and generally shrug off negative emotions quickly.
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Other people usually appreciate Leos' gregarious personalities, and Leos are very enjoyable to have as friends and partners. Sometimes they can be a little self-absorbed, however, and fail to notice the moods and emotions of those around them. Leos would benefit from cultivating an awareness of the needs of others and practicing putting others first.
Problems Between Virgo and Leo
After reading the descriptions of Virgo and Leo, a common relationship problem might be obvious: Virgos like to swoop in and "help" much too often, and Leos want to be in complete control of their lives. Leos might very well interpret Virgo's "help" as "controlling," and Virgos will feel hurt that their love and help are not appreciated. If they are not careful, they will fail to appreciate each other's good qualities and only focus on the negative.
To solve this problem, Virgos need to step back and look at situations more objectively. Just because you love someone, you don't need to solve every tiny problem for them. Doing so will just create a parent-child dynamic in a relationship, and no adult wants that with their partner. By all means, take care of your partner with good food, healthy activities, and lots of love and appreciation, but Virgos must resist the urge to stifle their partner with advice and help.
Leos should make a real effort to notice the little things that Virgo does. The rugs do not get vacuumed on their own, the fridge does not stock itself with all of your favorite foods, and your clothes don't magically wash themselves. Virgo does all of these things for you out of love, and you need to appreciate it! If you fail to notice everything Virgo does to make your life better, you're in for a lot of trouble. Nobody is willing to be invisible, so make sure you make a big deal out of all that your Virgo does for you.
Strengths of a Virgo-Leo Relationship
If Virgos and Leos are willing to step out of their comfort zones and do what is truly best for their partner, then a Virgo-Leo relationship can be one of the best in the zodiac. Leos are social where Virgos are not, so they will bring lots of friends and social occasions to the relationship. Virgos are very good at maintaining a happy home life, whereas Leo would most likely forget to pay the bills or buy groceries. Both sun signs are devoted to their families, and will do anything to protect and nurture them, so this pairing shares a common dream which is wonderful for raising a family. A Leo-Virgo relationship might be the one to make it to a 50th wedding anniversary party.
Above all, the two signs learn as much from their differences as from their similarities. Leo will learn how to appreciate others and understand their emotions, and Virgo will learn how to relax and simply enjoy life. Leo will give Virgo confidence to pursue her dreams, and Virgo will make sure that all the little pieces are there to ensure that Leo reaches his. Both partners are so devoted to each other that even though they will not always understand each other's style, they are willing to work through their problems and spend the night curled in each other's arms.
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