Venus in Scorpio, Mars in Leo Compatibility

ScorpioFire and water do indeed create steam, and the union of Venus in Scorpio and Mars in Leo can get very steamy indeed. This duo shares a desire for intensity and a certain ability to attract drama, but they differ in just about everything else. The charge created from their differences is passionate and can be overwhelming, sending them each back to their own corners to recuperate before stepping back into their own personal boxing ring of love.

Venus in Scorpio is the queen of the underworld, with a sexy magnetism that is unforgettable. Her x-ray vision can see through most any disguise, as she seeks out power and intimacy, looking for a partner she can trust. This dark water lover wants to merge with her partner, swimming down to the depths of intimacy and discovering buried treasures. Since it can be hard for her to trust, vulnerability is a treasured commodity for Venus in Scorpio in relationships. She may resist showing her soft underbelly until she can be sure it will be safe.

LeoMars in Leo has an endearing enthusiasm for life that is contagious. When in love, his full-on exhibitionist side emerges and he’ll pull out all the stops to impress the object of his affection. Wanting to be the star player in his romantic production, Mars in Leo will also provide the props, the script and much of the dialogue. Yes, he’s bossy, but his heart’s in the right place. Like the lion he is, if this Mars’ pride is hurt, he’ll retreat to lick his paw until all he’s wooed back by an affectionate and appreciative audience.

Venus in Scorpio is enchanted by Mars in Leo’s “warmth from the heart.” But discomfort can arise from his seeming lack of depth and need to be at the center of everything. Mars in Leo finds Venus in Scorpio beyond sexy, but her serious side can leave him in the dark more often than he would like.

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  1. Im mars in leo and im always attracting men with
    venus in scorp!. I had sag with venus in scorp….
    libra with venus in scorp…and scorp with venus in
    libra….And one scorp with mars in leo…
    My rising is SCORP
    the love of my life a libra with venus and mars in scorp
    I also have venus and merc in libra!. and he had merc in virgo
    without looking at the starts the best compatibility ever!.


  2. i share this match up with the scorp i had. my mars in leo his venus of course in scorp. crazy, crazy times.

  3. My Mars is in Scorpio and my Venus is in Leo. My rising is in Libra. The guy I like is a Libra and his Venus is in Scorpio and his Mars is in Capricorn and I do feel like this magnetic attraction to him.

  4. @Fern:

    Any chance that you could do Venus in Virgo/Mars in Scorpio? I’m the Virgo and the bf is the Scorpio. I loved the post about the Venus in Aries/Mars in Aries. Bf is the Aries and I’m the Mars and let me tell ya…it was spot on!! Just curious to find out about the other way around. Thank you!

  5. @dallas all possible combinations are in the works

  6. how about a a partner with a scorpio moon, leo venus to another with aries moon with scorpio venus… i’m dancing around that attraction right now as a friendship grows… we have had several misunderstanding and hurt feelings but we seem to figure the other out quickly and make it up. lots of silent communication too, we seem to get each other more than not. very different from what i’ve experienced before…

  7. This combination in my friend’s chart unnerves me to no end. Maybe it’s because his Mars sits in my first house and his Venus forms a conjunction to my Pluto. I tried to find his center but to no avail he sits in my territory just watching me. It spooks me to be able to envision him as a lion crossing boundaries, but perhaps it was just as uncomfortable for him…being pulled toward his own Venus since I think the majority of his chart factors out his emotional depth.

    The sparring, the intensity he illicited from me and all of the things he wouldn’t say yet because our Moon is in the same sign, I understood his initial reaction to most situations, especially the one where I didn’t trust him enough to go beyond friendship. It’s been a disappearing act every 2 months and it’s like a kitten trying to play with a poisonous stinger every time he comes back. If we fight, he hisses, paws at me and goes silent and I’m the one screaming at him as he flies up a tree. The image of it makes me laugh from time to time lol. Oh let’s not forget their sexual demeanor…it’s pretty degrading and this coming from someone whom astrologers would dub ‘the 8th house person’.

    “Like the lion he is, if this Mars’ pride is hurt, he’ll retreat to lick his paw until all he’s wooed back by an affectionate and appreciative audience.”

    Very true but not after he’s p****d on my turf one too many times because he thinks it’s a good way to lighten things up.

    I feel better when I know we’re about to part ways, I don’t dwell on it but it takes me a couple of days to disspell the amount of energy left; it really is primal, animalistic and consuming. It’s like what they say about fire though, it burns through impurities or what not. I say a good shower was in order each and every time. If this combo makes too many hard aspects it’s basically atomic warfare.

  8. efsmiley says:

    I am a sun Sag with Venus in Scorpio and Mars in Leo. I’ve shared a VERY strong attraction with a sun Scorpio with Venus in Scorpio and Mars in Leo for over 30 years. Both of us have been afraid to take that leap of faith and make the first move. I am wondering what our chances would be for a long term relationship. We are both 52 years old. Your advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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