Leo Cancer Compatibility
Leo Cancer is a relatively unusual combination, in that it's 50/50 whether it will work out.
(All scores range from 1=low to 5=high)
Note, this article is written from the viewpoint of the Leo man or Leo woman. There is a separate article from the viewpoint of the Cancer man or Cancer woman available here Cancer and Leo
There's likely to be some good sexual chemistry here initially, so the early days are usually good. The biggest factors as to whether this relationship will last are how confident your Cancer partner is, and how caring and committed you are towards them.
If you can make your Cancer feel secure and loved in this relationship, they can certainly make you feel admired and adored in return, and everyone will be happy. Your side of the bargain will be the hardest to accomplish, and most of the work in this respect is yours. Cancer is a highly sensitive, intuitive and emotional partner; you'll enjoy being pampered endlessly as long as you can keep them happy, so the rewards potentially are good.
The challenge in keeping your Cancer happy lays in their moodiness. This is typically an extremely moody sign, while you're nearly always optimistic and cheerful. While you can certainly cheer them up, the difficulty will be in determining when they want empathy rather than sunshine. Optimism and good will alone will only go so far with Cancer. Sometimes they want you to relate, sympathize and generally suffer alongside them - none of which come very naturally to you.
As to other areas of compatibility, your cancer will admire the way you live life to the fullest, and probably cringe at the bill for doing so. Money is very likely to be an issue in this combination. You'll want to spend and your partner will want to save. Compromise will probably do you both good. Try to avoid calling your cancer stingy or frugal if avoidable!
On this subject, Cancer is a worrier and an analyzer; often digging up ancient events to criticize. This nagging can go on for months, if not years, so you're better off establishing what annoys your partner early on, and sparing yourself.
You enjoy the attention of others, and your Cancer can be very sensitive to perceived flirting. You both like public displays of affection, so smooch on your crab periodically while you're lighting up the room.
Leo Cancer sexA great feature of this relationship, assuming your Cancer is content then they are very likely to be highly attentive to your needs. If someone will spoil you it's likely to be this partner. Conversely if your Cancer isn't happy, don't expect much in this direction! That whole nurturing thing you read about isn't automatic or universal, and can easily be turned off.
So is this article conclusive?
No! This article is based only on sun sign interaction. In order to provide a lot of people with information it's a convenient and fast way to generalize, but it's far from conclusive at this broad level.
To get a complete picture we need to take all the other planets and their interactions into account. If you would like more information for your unique relationship please see the astrology compatibility reports page.
Other resourcesOften the best way to establish for yourself how compatible you are is to ask your partner questions. Sounds obvious and easy, but in practice it can be awkward.
Often the hardest questions to ask are the most important - for example, what are their views and expectations for raising children? sharing housework? saving money? career goals? etc.
One subtle and fun way to approach this is by working through a couples question book together - that way it's not really you asking, and delicate subjects can be covered easily. The best book for this I've found is Michael Webb's 1000 Questions For Couples
For reviews of this and other relationship ebooks on subjects ranging from improving your sex life to getting an ex back please see the relationship ebook reviews page.
A third method of further research is to share experiences with other couples of this same sign combination - you may be amazed how consistent they often are. Please see the links below for visitor experiences and questions.
In any relationship there are also very significant external factors. One of these is how well you understand yourself, your partner and your partnership - the more you do, the easier it is to make the relationship more exciting, fulfilling and satisfying for both of you, regardless of your starting position. The articles on how to Make him fall in love with you and Make her fall in love with you have information on how you can use astrology to revitalize a relationship.
Leo man and Cancer woman
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Learn more about Cancer women on our Cancer woman page.
Leo woman and Cancer man
Learn more about Leo women on our Leo woman page.
Learn more about Cancer men on our Cancer man page.
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