The trouble with Leo and Pisces compatibility is that this is something of an uneven match. Royal Leo is demanding of support in a partner, whereas gentle Pisces, the zodiac’s resident Dreamer, often needs support themselves and is too wrapped up in their own little world to adore Leo the way Leo wants to be adored. Leo’s strength of personality can also intimidate Pisces, who risks being swallowed up and becoming an afterthought in this relationship. Can it work? On some levels, yes, but it’s a complex affair. Leo and Pisces compatibility can be as wondrous as a fairy tale, or as disastrous as your worst nightmare. Read on to find out more, or ask our astrologer if you have a question about this relationship or any other astrology compatibility matches.
When the Royal and the Dreamer first meet, there is likely to be a mutual fascination, so they will quite possibly be drawn to one another. Leo is enchanted by Pisces’ ethereal aura, and Pisces is attracted to Leo’s aura of strength and self awareness. For Leo and Pisces, compatibility can initially be a highly romantic affair, as Leo sweeps Pisces off his or her feet, and Pisces responds with sensitivity and surrounds Leo with love. Theirs can be a magical courtship and Pisces in particular can quickly become infatuated with all that Leo appears to be. What Dreamer can resist the attentions of a Royal, after all?
It’s when reality sets in and the first flush of romance has worn off that difficulties are likely to appear in Leo and Pisces compatibility. For a start, their social life preferences are very different, with Pisces preferring privacy and Leo craving attention. More importantly, this couple operates on very different levels emotionally. Leo is open and expressive of his or her emotions, while Pisces is often overwhelmed by feeling and struggles to put them into words. As a result, Leo will vent his or her feelings, while Pisces will withdraw and fail to communicate. This will anger Leo further, and this in turn will drive Pisces further underground. It’s a serious mismatch which will take a great deal of effort from both sides to overcome.
Elementally, this is a fire and water match. At its best, it can be steamy in a good way, with shared sensuality and an intense magnetism between these two. At its worst, however, Leo’s fire can boil away Pisces emotions, leaving the Dreamer in absolute despair – or conversely, Pisces’ needy, often overly sensitive disposition can put out Leo’s warmth all together, draining the Royal of all enthusiasm and energy. Leo and Pisces compatibility can be very damaging to both parties if it goes badly wrong.
Of course, it might not go wrong. This couple might manage to come to an understanding which allows them both to shine. Pisces gives trust absolutely to his or her partner, and Leo does take that responsibility seriously, and is unlikely to wound Pisces deliberately. Meanwhile, regal Leo has much to learn from the gentle Dreamer, not least in terms of spirituality; if Leo recognises this, it will add to respect he or she feels for Pisces and will improve the chances for Leo and Pisces compatibility. When it works best, this relationship can be highly creative, mystical and almost other-wordly in its nature, and both partners can benefit enormously from the each other. The problem lies in getting this partnership through the initial romance and past the troublesome stage, so that both people involved have a chance to find out how they tick. For Pisces and Leo, compatibility is a there one minute, gone the next, but now back again kind of affair – tricky to pin down, but beautiful when it exists.
If this couple do manage to find out what works best for them, one thing to guard against always is too much escapism. Pisces is ruled by Neptune, the planet of illusions, and the Dreamer often finds it all too easy to live in a make believe world where they don’t have to deal with reality. Leo is grounded in reality, but can be guilty of deliberately turning a blind eye to difficulties in order to avoid potentially upsetting conflict. If neither partner is willing or able to face up to facts, Pisces and Leo compatibility could be in big trouble before either steps in to do anything about it.