Leo + Cancer
Fire + Water = Steam

You might hope that a relationship with soft-natured Cancer will be the solution for your romantic dilemmas, but think again. Cancer lacks your self-confidence and inner assurance, so while at first this seems like a great coming together of opposites, it could become a drain on your energy and a little overpowering for the shy and retiring Cancerian.

Leo is ruled by the Sun – fiery, dynamic, and usually in charge. Cancer is ruled by the Moon — moody and reactive. The elements reflected by these planets, fire and water, don’t really work well together.

However, there is another side to the meaning of your star signs. The Moon expresses the feminine principle of nurturing, sensitive love. The Sun expresses the masculine principle of fiery and aggressive power. Male — Female. You and Cancer exhibit the two most driving forces in nature. They appear to be opposed, but their blending gives rise to the process of creation at every level. There can therefore be a strong karmic link between you, which balances the principles.

You could be very attracted to each other, and if you know how to channel and direct your energies, there could be some real potential for this relationship.

Fire, as you know, heats water and eventually creates steam, and water quells and dampens a hot and raging fire. This is the essential interplay of elements at the heart of a Leo/Cancer combination. What it really means is, you need to give each other space to be yourselves, and you need to not judge each other.

You, Leo, must learn to back off and not try to dominate Cancer. Cancer needs to learn to stand on their own two feet and not need your constant approval. If all this happens, a relationship has a chance of working. If not, the fire will be drowned in the waters of emotion.

Your opportunities could be good if you connect with Cancerians born between 14 July and 22 July. They are wonderfully generous, and this resonates well with you.

Cancerians born between 4 July and 13 July may come across as a bit stubborn and a bit too emotional for you. But you’ll still feel attracted to them. Tread cautiously: you could soon be out of your depth.

This overemotional Cancer will leave you feeling drained. The two of you will need to learn how to operate on the same emotional level; this will take a lot of flexibility on both sides.

You may not connect easily with Cancerians born between 22 June and 3 July; you could feel they are a little too weird. You will also feel they don’t have the physical get up and go that you look for in a life partner.