Leo is a fire sign and Capricorn is an earth sign, notes Molly Hall for About.com. Nevertheless, couples representing the two astrological signs can learn to complement each other if they focus on nurturing and highlighting their similarities and accepting their differences.
Two common traits that Leos and Capricorns share are honesty and loyalty. The best way for a Leo woman to please a Capricorn man is to always be straightforward with him and to stay true to her word. It is okay to embrace the flamboyance that characterizes most Leos, but it is also important to know when to tone things down and honor the Capricorn man's modesty and love of subtle beauty.
Leos and Capricorns also share a work ethic. Both signs are hard workers who are able to stay focused and on task until they get the job done. Their approaches to a task, however, can differ greatly. Whereas Leos are very social and like to be the center of attention, Capricorns are more down-to-earth and humble. Leos charm their way into getting what they want, but Capricorns follow the rules and go through the proper channels to get things done.
Leos are also very proud of their creative spirits and enjoy finding unique ways to express themselves. While Capricorns are also creative, they are much more concerned with tradition and appearances. They would be much less likely than a Leo to take any huge risks, even if it was for something they felt strongly about.