Friendship Compatibility between Cancer and Leo
Cancer and Leo
- Friendship Compatibility Profile
When Cancer and Leo form a friendship, they are often able to recognize and satisfy each other's basic needs. Both need devotion and care, but Cancer values stability and a solid emotional balance, while Leo likes compliments and wants to be admired. They are both strongly loyal, often possessive of each other when other friends and acquaintances vye for their time. They are also both committed to a lasting, successful friendship. Each is able to provide what the other needs because their aspirations are so similar.
Both partners like comfort and security, often doing things on a grand scale. Cancer and Leo both enjoy a lovely environment and a close-knit crew of friends. Leo tends to be flamboyant, and Cancer will be the less colorful, more sensitive counterpart. Leo is bigger and bolder and vivid, the epitome of splendor and stature. Because both Signs are so determined, these friends 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 admire and support 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 their 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 it comes to planning things, while Leo will see it through to completion. The Crab prefers a career calm and stable life. Leo loves to shake things up and embraces the unexpected and the novel. Once Leo and Cancer have committed to their friendship, each of them will follow their natural instincts to devote themselves to its upkeep. If they have differing ideas, they may find themselves on a neverending emotional roller coaster. Cancer is more quietly controlling than Leo, though, and might -- to a degree -- manipulate their friend when it seems practical to do so.
The best aspect of the Cancer-Leo friendship is their mutual commitment to a sincere connection. Together this duo can support each other in positive and healthy ways. They are seen as a great team by others, and their mutual desire for a secure, caring friendship makes them strive for harmony.