Making Leo and Cancer Love Work

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A Leo and Cancer love match isn't the best match in the zodiac. Leo is fire and Cancer is water. These two elements are opposite and have very precise chemical reactions to each other that can quickly dim any initial sparks.

Water and Fire Signs Don't Mesh

Water will extinguish a fire. This is not a metaphor, but a law of physics. The element of water will drown out a roaring fire. Fire will make water boil. This combination of elements does not support each other, and this is seen in the way Leo and Cancer relationships play out.

Leo and Cancer Compatibility

This love match is dicey at best, but in some cases, it may work if other parts of each sign's chart are compatible. Opposites do attract, and there is attraction between these two. The only problem with opposite attraction is that eventually the opposite natures create conflict. So if you're a Leo and Cancer couple in the first throes of love, simply enjoy the connection while it lasts.

Individual Challenges in Leo and Cancer Relationships

There will be some very significant challenges the two of you will face if you're going for a long-term relationship. If you want this relationship to work, both of you need to be willing to compromise and continue to compromise every day. It can become a stressful situation if you allow resentment to creep in.

Leo Is Social and Outgoing

Leo will be the one facing the greatest challenges in this relationship. Cancer is a homebody and doesn't like an extreme display of wealth and extravagance. Leo will have to curb his natural tendencies to be on stage and perform for a crowd. As you can see, this is going to be very difficult for Leo to be something he's not just to please his water sign lover. Leo's fiery emotions are another aspect of his gregarious nature he's going to need to curb because Cancer can't handle too many emotions at once - especially those Leo brings to the relationship.

Cancer Is a Homebody

Cancer is drawn to Leo's power and his take charge presence. She enjoys letting him be in the driver's seat and in control, but she can't cope with his constant need to be on stage. Cancer would much prefer a night snuggled on the couch watching a movie than dancing through one club after another. She'll yawn at the various art galleries Leo drags her to and possibly whine that she'd rather be at home canning the vegetables from her garden.

Cancer Is Thrifty and Leo Loves to Spend

Leo's clothing expenditures alone will send the crab scrambling into its shell where Cancer will stay put for days unable to face challenging Leo's right to spend money. The next time he makes what she considers to be an excessive purchase, Cancer will clamp her mouth shut, but it'll be clear to Leo that she's dismayed. Cancer's natural tendency will be to put a damper on Leo's enjoyment of fine works of art and expensive clothes. Cancer loves a beautiful home, but she's more thrifty than her regal mate.

Sex and Love Between Leo and Cancer

The one area these two might be able to find compatibility is in the bedroom. Leo is a master in the art of love and enjoys romancing his lover. He'll be turned on by Cancer's willingness to be dominated and the way she returns his love. Cancer is a devoted spouse and parent, two characteristics that Leo finds appealing and rewarding. Leo is a faithful lover, and Cancer will find security in that fidelity.

Leo-Cancer Family Life

Leo wants to raise a few cubs and enjoy a loving home life. Cancer can fulfill his heart's desire and then some. Cancer is the proverbial parent who enjoys all of the household chores. Cooking for family is especially a favorite duty. When it comes to mothering children, Cancer makes an exceptional mom.

Making It Work Between the Lion and the Crab

If Leo can put ego aside and make the compromises necessary for a Cancer lover, he will be rewarded with a rich and fulfilling home life and family. If Cancer can give in to Leo's need for a lavish lifestyle and demanding social life, she will be rewarded with a devoted and faithful partner. Leo will remain a doting parent that family can always rely upon. These compromises can make a Leo and Cancer love match work.

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