There are numerous types of relationships to explore when considering compatibility between two signs. We grow up in a parent/child dynamic. Outside our family, we form friendships with other children and eventually other adults. We look for and find love. And, we go to work and have careers, interacting with employers and co-workers.
Each sign-to-sign interaction guides our behavior in every relationship. Read through this section to find out how each of the above dynamics works astrologically so you can experience the optimal way to communicate and get along with your sign and all the other signs.
The Leo-and-Capricorn interaction can be challenging since these signs are inconjunct, or “incongruent”. Fire and Earth struggle to mix well. As the “I perform” sign of the Zodiac, Leo is competitive, playful, and confident. Capricorn is the “I produce” sign of the Zodiac and is responsible, goal-driven, and practical. A long-term relationship (outside parent/child) is more difficult to sustain without additional help from the rest of the charts. Capricorn likes to lead and accomplish, and so does Leo, but they have vastly different styles and motivations.
Leo Parent/Capricorn Child
The Leo parent and Capricorn child can be challenging if they do not see eye-to-eye on what to do when it comes to being successful. The Leo parent is here to teach the Capricorn child how to enjoy life and perform for the benefit of others, and to gain what he or she needs out of life from others. These expectations can appear to align since the Capricorn child has an intense desire to succeed and grow up fast. A Leo parent can push a child to succeed, which is fine with the Capricorn child, but often the Leo parent will be as concerned with appearances as with the quality of effort. The Capricorn is all about the quality of effort and can find the pursuit of recognition, as a value on its own, distasteful.
Capricorn Parent/Leo Child
The Capricorn parent and Leo child will also be challenging. The Capricorn parent will help the Leo child understand the importance of holding people accountable, remaining understated in his or her praise, which will frustrate a Leo child, who wants to be recognized and complimented. A Capricorn parent can be quite demanding, with high expectations, which a Leo child can meet if they can enjoy the accolades that go with high achievement. But the child may ultimately face disappointment if the Capricorn expects them to perform at a high level without fanfare or glory because achieving at a high level is what you are supposed to do.
Leo Friend/Capricorn Friend
Leo and Capricorn friends are likely to be rare. Leo can be the jokester and playfully competitive. Capricorn is all business. In truth, they can both succeed at high levels and can make each other better in the right competitive situation. However, they really do have different elemental approaches to how they behave that simply do not mesh well. A positive and lasting friendship will be the result of other factors in the chart bridging the gap between Leo’s playfulness and Capricorn’s seriousness.
Leo Lover/Capricorn Lover
This romance, love, sex combination can be intense, but more from an “opposites attract” than a “similarities merge” approach. It’s almost as if they can get a charge out of challenging one another and then divert that into their sexual relationship to get some very powerful “between the sheets” action that can end with one or both vacating the room quickly after the fun is over. On a day-to-day basis, this energy is just hard to mix without fur being rubbed the wrong way.
Leo Employer/Capricorn Employee
The Leo employer and the Capricorn employee can work well together so long as the Capricorn can be promoted and keep achieving new goals. Leo wants to see all his or her employees improve the status and perception of the company, and Capricorn can be a team player until he or she sets their sights on Leo’s job. The Capricorn, who is self-motivated, will find benefits from a boss who understands their need to keep achieving. So long as their pursuit of success makes the Leo boss look good and helps with his or her promotions; all is well.
Capricorn Employer/Leo Employee
If the employer is a Capricorn and the employee is Leo, this dynamic faces similar problems as the Leo employer and Capricorn employee. Capricorn needs employees that can be the “front face” of the company and perform under pressure in public scenarios, which Leo, in business, can do. This setup is certainly one that can work so long as the Leo is producing while also performing. If the need for recognition and reward becomes too demanding, the Capricorn employer can become quickly disenchanted with his or her Leo employee.
Leo Co-worker/Capricorn Co-worker
This combination requires good management to make it work if they must work together; otherwise, the best approach is keeping them separate and letting them operate apart from each other. If they do need to work together, doing so for very specific reasons and under very specific circumstances is best. Like the energy of the lovers, some situation that is high pressure, very demanding, possibly an emergency, can find them getting the most out of each other. But in everyday circumstances, they will just irritate each other.