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Characteristics: Leo Cusp

01. Cancer/Leo cusp people have the vitality and ambition to be successful in their creative endeavors. Creativity is one of their keywords, and their caring nature ensures that the benefits of their imaginative powers help others.

02. Cancer/Leo people turn to nurturing the family group and take pride in their warm hospitality.

03. They are emotional and traditional, interested in heredity and ancestors.

04. Cancer/Leo people can be prominent on stage and in film, as their natural ability to act and their flamboyance and love of attention make them naturals at fame.

05. They also have a strong ability to see their projects through to the end.

06. Cancer/Leo people are good organizers and tend to be popular, even inspiring.

07. Cancer and Cancer/Leos tend to be more sensitive to the movement of the Moon through the zodiac than are other signs, their moods changing with the Moon’s passage.

08. Leos and Cancer/Leos sometimes feel they are the center of the universe, and sometimes they are! They are gregarious and social, fun-loving and live life with enthusiasm.

09. Generally domestic and peaceful, they have strong emotional drives and won’t sit still when loved ones are threatened.

10. The Sun and Moon, mother and father, day and night; Cancer/Leos are all of these things.

11. Cancer/Leos are very intuitive and jump headfirst into life, without worrying whether their latest goal is realistic or practical. For them, everything about life is Big with a capital B, and if drama and courage is required to meet their goals, they have both in abundance.

12. Their warm and caring nature is very sensitive to other people’s harshness.

13. Cancer/Leos are cheerful and self-assured, sometimes to the point of living in a fantasy world. They are always happy as long as someone is paying attention to them!

14. Pleasure is important to those born on the Cancer/Leo cusp, and they like to spend money to feel good.

15. Cancer/Leos have a strong association with food. They are very imaginative and sensitive, making them excellent amateur chefs.

16. Cancer/Leo people tend to enjoy physical exercise, finding that sweat helps them counter the stress inherent in their emotional nature. They prefer to play in groups, rather than solo. They are too sociable to enjoy solitary running or weight lifting, and they much prefer team sports or group exercise.

17. Cancer/Leos top the charts in almost every area, from devotion to romance.

18. The great strength of the Cancer/Leo is in their creativity and generosity with others.

19. Cancer/Leo people emotional orientation to life help them understand the difficulties their loved ones must work through.


This water & fire mixture is vapory, productive of steam, emotional and explosive, with potential for a genius imagination when properly controlled.
They have a chameleon like attraction with a certain amount of fear, particularly of strangers, which keeps them from impulsive behavior. If these
two energies are able to work together they will be able to avoid situations where failure is most certain. Leo wants to be on stage keeping people at a safe distance while Cancer wants only those loyal and close enough to control for security. Leo, the king, must keep some distance and becomes a soft touch when some needy person gets close. This combination can be powerfully resourceful once they are able to blend and take advantage of the strengths to be found here without being overcome by the fear engendered by a desire to do what they least understand. When generosity and protection go their separate ways neither finds the satisfaction they feel safe with. To Cancer, Leo’s generosity is a waste if all that is to be retained is applause. Leo has no thought of enlisting those with whom he/she is generous with or encouraging them to be part of the tribe.
If Cancer can provide the closeness without putting out the Leo fire to perform and Leo can be charming without being drowned in emotionalism, these two signs are capable of taking you further than one alone could accomplish by itself.