Leo and cancer compatibility

Initially, we can think that Leo, a sign of fire, and Cancer, a sign of water are not compatible at all, just like fire and water are opposite elements in nature. But, why do they work? Why can they be friends, lovers, and teammates? Because, despite their differences, they complement each other very well.


The connection between Leo and Cancer is very strong: while Leo has the strength and the positive energy to the timid Cancer; Cancer has all that sensibility and affection that the lion needs.

Let’s take a deeper look into this two Zodiac signs compatibility!

Cancer and Leo compatibility in friendship

Cancer and Leo in friendship normally belong to two different social groups or tribes, because Leo are very extrovert and Cancer are more discreet. Their social lives seem to be made to be apart.

But they are not. Cancer and Leo usually feel very good in a mutual company because, despite all, they share many common traits in their personalities that make them closer.

Both signs seek for attention among people, but the difference is that Leo want it public, while Cancer people do it in private circles. They are both very vulnerable to any criticism, they get easily offended and both are easy to hurt with just words.

Moreover, the not only seek for attention but for affection as well. They need to give it and receive it. At the same time, they feel the urge to protect everyone that means something to them.

Leo and Cancer compatibility comes in many ways. For example, a cheerful and active Leo can give the smile back to Cancer when he/she has had a bad day. Also, Cancer gives lots of attentions and cares a lot for Leo, especially in the bad moments.

They can be really good friends, but they also can fight over their differences. Leo tend to be very dominant people and can be too bossy for Cancer, while this zodiac sign can have lots of ups and downs in his/her mood and can make a happy lion become a very angry one.

Leo and Cancer compatibility in love

Most zodiac signs are linked to different planets, but these two: Leo is the Sun and Cancer is the Moon. This is basic to understand their love relationships. How many stories have we heard about these two celestial bodies? The romantic tales about them are countless and they are present in all the cultures.

Cancer and Leo in love relationship tend to be harmonious, just like the Moon and the Sun; the beginning of the feminine and the masculine. With that, we mean what you are already thinking: love in the most romantic way, the classic and cheesy type of love. Maybe you don’t like it, but this combination is meant to be part of a fairytale –remember, the Moon is only visible because of the sunlight.

So, they are very compatible because many traits of their personalities are perfect for each other. As we have seen in Leo and Cancer in friendship, they are very affective and at the same time they need affection. This means that they are totally capable (and they want to) give their partners all they need.

Both are signs of stability and once they find the love of their lives, they protect them and never let easily go. In fact, we can say that they are the main characters of a classic fairytale, where they live happily ever after.

If you are not into romantic things, they can annoy you a bit because they are this kind of couple that is all day kissing, cuddling and talking sweetly. Even if they are not that exaggerated, they tend to show their affection in public one way or the other. Just to make it clear.

Living together: the perfect home?

Their home will be warm and welcoming at all levels. While Leo will try to dominate every situation and every aspect of their relationship, Cancer will smartly manage their money – remember, Leo can be very eccentric and spend pennies in silly things just because they are impulsive.

The attraction between Leo and Cancer in love is very strong. On one side, Cancer admire the defined traits of Leo’s personality and will feel protected and safe next to them, while Leo, who are born to be great lovers, will proudly love their Cancer. On the other side, Leo will shine for both in society and Cancer will be the protagonist in their intimacy.

There are also differences between Leo and Cancer, of course.

The danger here comes in two ways: Leo needs to calm down about domination and Cancer needs to grow up and don’t cry for everything. If they can manage this, their relationship will last forever.

Cancer must ensure that their mood swings do not end up tiring and boring Leo, and these ones must control their arrogance; sometimes they both love themselves so much that they forget those around them.

Overall, as a couple they well and they give an exemplary image, but Cancer will always have to change if they want the relationship to continue, so the best the combination is a Cancer woman and a Leo man, not vice versa –women are more flexible in general.

The differences between them, as we have seen, are minimal, but at the same time they are perfect to make a good Leo and Cancer compatibility. Leo are very confident, and this makes insecure Cancer people to feel safe around them. They both know they have the support of each other.

Maybe they are not the most explosive and vibrant couple, but they feel good with each other and that is what is important at the end.

Cancer and Leo at work

At work, Leo and Cancer are aware of everything and they are always very responsible. They avoid risks at any cost because they like to chill and have good lives. But, again, they are a bit different.

The confident Leo is meant to be a leader, and Cancer is good talking and getting along with other people, colleagues, bosses and clients. So, if they work together, it becomes a perfect combination of skills and abilities. They can achieve many successes together.

Cancer and Leo make a great teamwork, as their qualities make them effectively work together and get good results. They get along very well, which is very important in the workplace. The normal thing between them is that they respect each other and they are very cordial.

There are two main things that can make Leo and Cancer fight at work:

  • There is no problem for Cancer if Leo wants to be the leader. BUT if Leo oversteps in his/her functions and becomes a dictator, Cancer will get very angry – they are not stupid.
  • Leo accepts that Cancer is sensible and emotive, even if he/she doesn’t always understand why. But an excess of complaints, worries and pessimist thoughts can be overwhelming.

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