When Cancer and Leo come together, they are often able to recognize and satisfy basic emotional needs within the other. Both need devotion and loving care, but Cancer values stability and a solid emotional ballast, while Leo likes compliments and wants to be admired. They are both strongly loyal and often possessive of each other. They are also both committed to a lasting, fulfilling relationship. Both partners are able to provide what the other needs because their desires are so similar.
Both partners like comfort and security, often doing things on a grand scale. Cancer and Leo both enjoy a lovely home and a close family. Leo tends to be flamboyant, and Cancer will be the less colorful, more sensitive counterpart. Leo is bigger, bolder and more vivid, becoming the epitome of splendor and stature. Because both Signs are so determined, these partners really need to work to understand and accept each other.
Cancer is ruled by the Moon and Leo is ruled by the Sun. The Sun is about ego and self, and it radiates warmth and light. Leo indeed radiates this kind of energy and enthusiasm. The Moon is about nurturing and emotion. Together the combination of masculine and feminine energy is why they adore and sustain each other. The Sun represents life, and the Moon represents cultivation; as long as they are careful to understand each other, their combination is a positive one.
Cancer is a Water Sign and Leo is a Fire Sign. Leo wants glory and recognition, while Cancer yearns for security and stability. Both Signs want to be in charge, but in different ways. They may have a number or arguments around this issue. As long as they reassure each other that the relationship is important to both of them, they can usually find a happy medium.
Cancer is a Cardinal Sign and Leo is a Fixed Sign. Leo can be opinionated and inflexible, Cancer being the subtle, manipulative force. Cancer can be more persistent when initiating a plan of action, while Leo will see it through to completion. The Crab prefers life to be calm and stable. Leo loves to shake things up and embraces the unexpected and the novel. Once Leo and Cancer have committed emotionally to the relationship, each of them will follow their natural instincts to devote themselves thoroughly and completely to each other. If they have differing ideas, they may find themselves in a never-ending emotional roller coaster. Cancer is more quietly controlling than Leo, though, and might -- to a degree -- manipulate their loved one when it seems practical to do so.
The best aspect of the Cancer-Leo relationship is their mutual commitment to a sincere relationship. Together this duo can support each other in a positive and healthy manner. They are seen as a great team by others, and their mutual desire for a secure, loving relationship makes them strive for harmony.