Our Cancer Woman and Leo Man compatibility rating is 5. The elements are antagonistic, and the qualities have a hard time working with each other as a result. The planets aren't too unfriendly...
But, just like the phases of the Moon illustrate, you may find it difficult to be content with being ushered backstage while he takes his second or third bow.
Water vs Fire - Water can drench even a forest fire, but a strong, or "Fixed Fire" like that of Leo takes a lot of water. Because Leo is a Fixed sign, this is really a difficult elemental combination.
Cardinal vs Fixed - Being born under a Cardinal sign, you may find yourself in a position where you have to take the lead, and this is likely to happen more than once in your life. Leo is a Fixed sign, making it difficult for him to take advice, but always willing to give it.
The Moon & Jupiter vs the Sun - The Moon is the source of your sensitivity and changing moods; the Sun is the source of his pride. Jupiter is exalted in your sign, and gives you the desire to expand your horizons, and conserve your financial resources.
There are only a few things that can happen between a Cancer Woman and a Leo Man. The first is that the both of you will quickly learn to make the kind of compromises necessary to balance the attitudes that cause quarrels. The second is that the Fiery Leo will, because he's so set in his ways, become gradually more domineering, and the last is that the Cancer Woman will smother him with both affection and nagging, and destroy his self esteem. The latter two options are out of the question, and the first is really difficult. As a Cancer Woman, you're really sensitive, making it impossible to ignore his innocent but hurtful lack of consideration for your feelings. He'll want to take the lead in nearly everything, but he needs to learn that he can't, and "can't" is a word that Leo Men are too proud to allow into their vocabularies. If you do manage to make all the adjustments necessary to achieve a state of calm, a solid relationship can grow from there.
The physical chemistry between you can be very good, but you both have to be more moderate in your way of being romantic. You can easily become too sensitive and passive, while he will become too demanding and insensitive in his romantic overtures. Of course, if this leaves you cold, it makes him feel inadequate; a problem for one of you is a problem for both.
He requires and demands respect and attention. He needs to hear it, and the more he gets the more he wants. Unfortunately if you give him this kind of affection too often, he'll become more possessive and impulsive. Just sprinkle your conversations with a flattering word or two, that's usually enough to solve the problem.
Most Leo Men are possessive, rather than jealous. They tend to want you to adore them and only them, and they feel that they're being robbed of something valuable if they suspect a dalliance on your part. It's unlikely that you'll consciously cheat on your loveable Leo; but telling him so won't do much good. The proof, for him, lies in your devotion to him; once he's assured of that, he will trust and protect you from then on.
Final Score: Cancer Woman Leo Man compatibility = 50%.
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