Upside: Honest; spontaneous; balance of super personal and universal; friend magnets; adventurous; avant guard; artistic; never a dull moment. Downside: Jealousy and suspicion; privacy vs sharing everything openly; pride and stubbornness with opinions; harsh communication.
Leo and Aquarius have a magnetic attraction that begins with ultra light, friendly flirtation. The Waterbearer has a glam, aloof side, but with a social ease that's like a glass of sparkling water to the Lion. The warmth of Leo brings out the best in Aquarius -- both have a tendency to be eternal optimists.
Though openly affectionate, the Lion is intrigued by the remote cool of the Waterbearer. Aquarius is charmed by the Sun-ruled Leo's big personality and highly developed sense of personal style. Both have an aura of self-containment that makes them a sought-after pair. They want to look good and are often trendsetters in their circles. They'll enjoy going to the hotspots to mingle with cultured, fun-loving people.
They're supportive of career ambitions, understanding the need to single-mindedly follow inspiration. As fixed signs, they dig into their chosen fields, and can feel anchored together in their respective pursuits. As a polarity on the Zodiacal wheel, they prove that opposites attract, with huge growth potential for the effort.
Leo's soul purpose is to celebrate the Self, and express its uniqueness through creativity. Aquarius, on the other hand, has a persona woven into the collective, and always sees through the vision of "all of us." They offer each other the view from the other side -- Leo sees its part in the whole, and Aquarius sees its uniqueness as an individual.
Aqua shows Leo how to place life goals within a bigger frame. They show the in-the-moment Lion how to forecast into the future, and take risks on the new and experimental. Leo brings Aqua into the personal, and shines a light on what makes him or her one-of-a-kind. This attention is soul food for Aquarius, who often is following the beat of their own drum....without a cheering section. Each has something to offer the other that's priceless -- encouragement to fulfill their full potential.
Both are proud and can be dogmatic in their opinions. There are problems when neither can compromise on make or break relationship issues. Even the day-to-day chores become sticking points, since Aquarius gets lost in their own world, and Leo won't abide by behavior that hints of disrespect. Aquarius will have to learn to show up on time, too, since Leo won't be kept waiting for long.
One thing to consider here is fidelity. The freedom loving Aquarian is known to have a secret life, including -- gasp -- other lovers. Some Aquarians feel that certain things are none of anyone's business, even to those closest to them. This can lead to major heartbreak for the proud Lion. A remedy is to look with eyes open, and if commitment and/or monogamy is important to you, make that crystal clear.
The struggles between Leo and Aquarius, from experiencing life so differently, can lead to a lifetime of growth. The growth is toward each other, through the art of compromise and balance. They're both full of compassion, and as a pair, have a big impact on those around them. They thrive together when each feels part of something committed and out-of-the-ordinary, but also feel the freedom to fulfill their dreams.