Both Cancer and Leo understand and know how to satisfy basic emotional needs within one another. Both require dedication and tender, loving care, but while Cancer seeks stability and emotional harmony, Leo craves heartfelt compliments and sincere admiration. Both are strongly loyal, even to the point of possessiveness, Cancer for safety’s sake, Leo for the sake of their self-confidence. Both Leo and Cancer prefer comfort and security, they enjoy a lovely home and a close-knit family. Leo provides the flair and the passion, and Cancer brings to the home a sensitive but intense instinct to nurture. Because both Signs are strong-minded, both like to take charge, but they come at a leadership role from very different directions.
No small number of disputes can rise from this difference. As long as Cancer and Leo never take for granted their relationship, they can usually find a happy medium. Under stress, Leo becomes opinionated and stubborn, and Cancer can act as a subtle manipulative force. Cancer’s the persistent initiator of shared plans, and Leo channels their energies and works doggedly to move plans to completion. Though a Leo and a Cancer may commit emotionally to a relationship, each of them can continue to follow their natural instincts AND devote themselves thoroughly and completely to one another. The best aspect of the Cancer-Leo relationship is their mutual commitment to a sincere relationship. People see them as a winning combination, and their mutual desire for a secure, loving relationship makes them strive for harmony.