When your sign is known for being the queen of the zodiac, you need a partner worthy of standing by your side. Take your fellow Leos, for example – Barack Obama has Michelle, Meghan Markle has Prince Harry, and J.Lo has Ben Affleck. It’s like an unspoken rule from the universe that Leo’s soulmate should be just as fabulous as they are. If you’re a lion and wondering who your perfect match is, you may want to keep an eye out for Aries, Gemini, or Libra.
When it comes to love, Leos need to be recognized and appreciated. As Philip Young, Ph.D., astrologer and spiritual advisor at AskAstrology, tells Bustle, they’re the star of the show. “Their partner needs to be a matching co-lead or best supporting actor/actress. They can’t shine brighter or fail to give Leo his or her due.”
According to Young, Leos love being playful and creative in relationships. They enjoy getting dressed up, going out, and being around friends, so they need a partner who loves to socialize. “Having a partner who appreciates and makes the home central to gathering friends and family will enjoy lavish attention in return from their Leo partner,” Young says. “When Leo is appreciated, the light they shine on their partner will warm the soul.”
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Talk about one hot couple. When these two Fire signs get together, it’s usually a perfect match. Aries can energetically keep up with Leo and will be down to try every wild idea Leo comes up with. They’re both adventurous, fun-loving signs, so they’ll always find a way to keep each other entertained. They’re also very direct signs who tend to go after what they want. This is one couple who can get their relationship off the ground fairly quickly.
As astrologer Jayde Young previously told Bustle, “A keyword for the Aries-Leo relationship is dynamic. These fiery trailblazers like to act now and think later. They intuitively see eye-to-eye on most things and are ready to hit the ground running without the need for an extended conversation. As a result, this pairing feels like a match made in heaven for both action-oriented signs.”
Although Aries is highly competitive and loves being number one, they don’t necessarily need the spotlight. « Whatever recognition Aries does get, it won’t compete with or detract from what the Leo wants or needs, » Young says.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Both Gemini and Leo are very charming and friendly signs. They can walk into a room full of strangers and easily win people over in their way. When these two get together, it’s a relationship guaranteed to be a lot of fun.
As astrologer Kristina Semos previously told Bustle, “A Gemini-Leo relationship can be defined as playful, exciting, and jovial. They’re an incredibly compatible match, as Gemini thrives on variety and Leo on creativity and pleasure. These two tend to have lots of overlap.”
They are also a compatible zodiac match because Geminis are notorious for getting bored easily, while creative Leos love challenging themselves to try new things. Leos will keep things interesting for Gemini long-term.
Plus, Geminis will never compete with Leo for the spotlight. According to Young, « Gemini makes a great supporting actor because it’s a mutable (adaptable) air sign that likes to follow the lead of a sign like Leo. Gemini is an air sign, and the energy compliments and bolsters Leo’s fire. »
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Like Gemini, Libra is an air sign whose energy compliments the fire in Leo. As astrologer Rachel Lang previously told Bustle, a Leo-Libra relationship is one of pure admiration and appreciation.
“These two individuals make a gorgeous couple who are interested in having a shared social life,” Lang said. “In fact, they’re often the center of attention among their friends, even if they don’t consciously choose this. They can even be a power couple, as Leo is a natural leader and Libra has a passion for fairness and justice.”
Sexually, these two make an excellent match as air fans fire’s flames. According to Lang, “They have enough heat and energy to keep the passion alive in a long-term relationship.” In addition to this, both signs are romantic and will want set the mood with candles, roses, and other elements that add to the experience.
Venus-ruled Libra is all about romance and partnership and will go the extra mile to win Leo over. Libras are givers and love pleasing their partner, which Leo will appreciate. According to Young, Libras can play both a leading and supporting role to their Leo partner. « As long as Leo feels the relationship is equal or slightly in their favor, this can work out in the long run, » he says.