Love Match: Cancer and Leo


By , Guide

Cardinal Water (Cancer) and Fixed Fire (Leo)
Cancer and Leo both have a playful attitude and desire for an epic, enduring romance. These two are neighbors on the zodiacal wheel, and depending on the degree of their Sun, share many of the same cosmic energies. Dates might include favorite activities from childhood, like swinging and sliding in the playground. Cancer has a harder time with big crowds than Leo, who doesn't mind showy spectacles. Leo likes romantic gestures, and Cancer knows how and when to show sincere affection. They both like to kiss and cuddle, and don't mind showing the world their good thing. Holidays will be huge for this pair, each trying to outdo the other to make it the best ever! Both are sentimental, giving their romance a sense of story, with souvenirs, pictures and trinkets that represent their love.


Cancer wants to feel emotionally secure, but if Leo is arrogant, that leaves the Crab wondering if they're worthy. Leo wants to feel proud of their mate, and won't have patience for the Crab's moments of panicking in public, and being overwhelmed by insecurity. This situation worsens if Leo grows disdainful, which Cancer picks up immediately. Leo has the comic gifts to lighten Cancer's dark moods, but won't want this to be a full time job. A strong Cancer accepts the posturing of the proud Lion, and will grow from basking in the Leo self-confidence.

Leo and Cancer handle emotions differently, and seek different kinds of attention. Leo may not be able to reassure the sensitive moonchild. If the Crab gets too needy, Leo will lose respect. Cancer will likely intuit the Leo need for approval, but grow resentful if it feels too one-sided. If this isn't overcome, neither may feel like their true needs are getting met. The money issue could be a sticking point, since Leo is a big spender and Cancer a spendthrift. But as players and artists, they have a lot to offer eachother, and could create magic through creative collaboration. If they stay on the sunny side of life, this relationship could be one that lasts.

Famous Couples: Dan Ackyroyd (Leo) and Donna Dixon (Cancer); Jennifer Flavin (Leo) and Sylvester Stallone (Cancer); Mary Louise Parker (Leo) and Billy Crudup (Cancer); Roman Polanski (Leo) and Emmanuelle Seigner (Cancer); Edward Norton (Leo) and Courtney Love (Cancer)