or a play - or deciding on a stock merger between two huge conglomerates. It matters not. Leo will lead. Or Leo will take his or her sand bucket, stock certificates, swatches of material, balloons, wren house, screenplay or whatever - and find another kingdom over which to rule where superiority is both welcomed and appreciated. Both respected and worshipped.
Normally, this won't bother the typical Water Bearer in the slightest. They're really not terribly interested in being the Big Chief on the reservations. They're more interested on the invention of new Rain Dances and such. How to design a better Totem Pole. However, when these two Sun Signs do clash over something - whatever it may be - the result could be likened to a herd of buffalo meeting head-on with a herd of elephants. A brick building meeting a cement wall. Or two asses (using the biblical term) meeting nose to nose. A most mulish and deadlocked scene. That is to say - both Leo and Aquarius are Fixed. The Water Bearers, the Lions and Lionesses share the dubious distinction of having been born under Fixed Signs. This means that they're as stubborn as crazy glue, and they won't budge their positions a fraction of an inch when they believe they're right and justified in an opinion or an action. Both Leo and Aquarius adore surprises. They're both progressive-minded, both generous and magnanimous of spirit; both defend the underdog and the minority voices of the turtles heard throughout the land. Both tend to be tall and handsome (or beautiful). Both are highly intelligent, friendly, quite gregarious - and fascinating talkers. Both like to protect the weak - both love and respect Nature. So far, wonderful! Everything is mellow, with soft purring and happy meowing from the Big Cats… and lots of fresh, sparkling cooperation brimming over from the little brown jugs of the Uranus-ruled Water Bearers.
Nevertheless, these two Sun Signs are opposes on the horoscopic wheel. One has what the other lacks and can't stand to admit he or she needs. Normally. (Unless the Ascendants and Luminaries between their birth charts are cozy and harmonious - then they don't mind admitting their individual needs and trading back and forth with each other.) What does Leo have that Aquarius lacks> Personal warmth. A certain sense of dignity. Stability and dependability.
What does Aquarius have that Leo lacks? I know it's difficult to conceive that Lions and Lionesses lack anything at all, inheriting as they have every virtue under the Sun (their own ruler). But, alas, there is one gift of the gods they don't possess - the humility to admit they may be guilty of a scattered fault or two - that there may be a chipped diamond here and there among the rubies and emeralds of their glowing positive traits and qualities. In brief, they aren't endowed with the ability to confess error or to accept criticism gracefully.
Leo would do very well to borrow from Aquarians a smidgen of their humility, their detachment regarding criticism and their cheerful willingness to confess their shortcomings. Tell Aquarians they're all geniuses, and they'll shrug, completely unimpressed. Tell an Aquarian that he or she is crazy, and the Water Bearer will nod pleasantly in the affirmative, delighted with the analysis - and entirely unoffended. The flattering appraisal will ordinarily float in one ear and out the other. But insinuate, even mildly, that Leos are less than superior in any way, and it's "Off with your head!" They either roar or pout, and neither attitude is becoming to royalty.
Conversely, Aquarius could benefit immensely by adopting some of Leo's sunny and warm benevolence in personal relationships (a Water Bearer can be a mite cool at times, even to loved ones) by imitating Leo's dependability (it would be nice to know the Water Bearers could be counted on to mean on Thursday week what they took a blood oath on, on Wednesday last) and by assuming a trace of the Leonine poise and dignity. They don't have to go so far as to become sedate, mind you, but perhaps copy Leo's feline grace when they're walking around, so they won't bump into telephone poles so often - maybe stop standing on their heads while they watch a concert - tone down their purple hair - leave