Upside: share a whack sense of humor; high achievers; careful with appearance; self-controlled and dignified; loyal; have high standards; take great pride in children; luxury lovers; work hard and play hard.
Downside Mostly sunny (Leo) and Partly cloudy (Capricorn); see red with disrespect; two bosses in one household; controlling; judgmental; rigid attitudes; materialistic; work-a-holic tendencies; burn out and claustrophobia; defensive.
Leo and Capricorn are a bit of an odd couple. However, both are alphas that share a quest for power and achieved status. There's some mutual admiration, when they behold one another. First dates are a chance to show off, mainly through the sense of presence and style. Good locales are elegant and understated, but they might meet through colleagues or at a conference. Both are drawn to classy places and top shelf spirits.
Both are confident in their way. Capricorn is far more reserved, and scrutinizes Leo with cool eyes, trying to suss out the substance in the flash. Leo brings a sense of play to romance, and loves it when the Goat responds with dry humor. They each sense something solid there, a possibility to build an enduring bond.
Capricorn is an earth sign that magnetizes what it wants through sheer force of its persona. The SeaGoat will be observing carefully, to see how the Lion responds to its demands. Capricorn is a sign of authority, the top of the heap, and the one that delegates downward. This causes some friction, if the Goat tries to make the Lion a junior partner.
The Lion is equally ambitious and willful. Like Capricorn, Leo is willing to put in sustained effort to achieve their goals. As business partners, they vie for the mantle of leader. But if each has its own sphere in which to wield worldly power, they can let their hair down at home.Power as Aphrodisiac
Sometimes their attraction is fueled by admiration for the way they both throw their weight around. At their snobbiest, their pursuit of quality means everything and everyone falls short. If their demanding personas start to pick apart the other, it kicks off a lifetime of faultfinding.
They're also driven to work-a-holism, a couple that may only meet up in the evening hours, sharing the ups and downs of successful careers over take-out. Leo gives enthusiastic support to Cap's all-or-nothing goals, understanding that need for accomplishment. And the Goat is a sober advisor for the Lion, the one with realistic ideas for getting ahead.
It's hard to win over the Goat, and Leo must eshew instant gratification for a brass ring based on serious credentials. The Lion finds its courage in the smiling, admiring eyes of others, and the flames could flicker out in the Goat's wintry chill. But the Lion with confidence to spare finds winning that approval a worthy ambition. They seek praise from others in the meantime, thinking of their Goat as a touchstone for big picture feedback.
At home, Leo's lavish tastes and big spending is at odds with the Capricorn desire to slowly build up an enduring structure. The Goat grows alarmed at showy purchases that have no known practical value. But slowly the Lion convinces the Goat that it's okay to revel in life's luxuries.
Also, Capricorn ages in reverse, and meets up with youthful Leo over time, growing more willing to set down their workload for ease, comfort and play. When strong wills are put in the service of their ambitions, not turned against the other, this is a power duo with many mountains to climb, and vistas to enjoy once there.