Fiery Leo Moon is like a blaze in the hearth, warming everything near it. Watery Cancer Moon is like a rain that nourishes the crops. Normally, water puts out fire, and fire dries up water, but here, this actually has some potential. Leo Moon wants to be fawned over, taken care of, and celebrated. It wants to simply be and to be appreciated for who it is. It loves children, creativity, fun, and entertainment. Cancer Moon, on the other hand, likes to nurturer, to dote over, to create a protective home space. It loves family, imagination, celebrating, and security. These two have enough in common to make them actually work.
There will be a wedding. Cancer Moon wants to be married. It wants that security. Leo Moon wants a big party to celebrate being in love. And they both love having lots of people around, so they will cram in as many guests as possible. There will be drinking, dancing, and good food.
Cancer Moon has no problem feeding Leo Moon's ego, and Leo Moon makes Cancer Moon feel appreciated by doling out the compliments. They enjoy a world of laughter, imagination, and fun. They probably make everything themselves, so that day-glo red sequined throw pillow? Don't make fun of it. It was Leo Moon's idea. They are very dutiful, doting parents. The kids are everything. They will sit by the fire and have cocktails. They will talk about all the glorious times that Leo Moon said something funny and Cancer Moon said something funny and everyone laughed.
Cancer Moon and Leo Moon are two big kids sharing all the simple pleasures that life has to offer, making everyone around them feel good. Life is a party in this house! And yet there is this whole other world outside the house. Leo Moon doesn't want to play if it isn't sure it can win. It's not a particularly ambitious Moon. Cancer Moon, on the other hand, is an ambitious Moon. It may not have worldly ambition, but it wants to create the more secure and happy world it possibly can. Leo Moon is fine letting Cancer Moon do all the work... but Cancer Moon is not.
Yes, Cancer Moon can be the parent for both Leo Moon and everyone else in the house, but this comes at a price. Cancer Moon needs to be respected and thanked for what it does. Leo Moon isn't so ready to share the spotlight. They literally will fight over whose role at Sunday dinner was more important: Leo Moon for earning the money to buy the food, or Cancer Moon for cooking and preparing the meal. Cancer Moon doesn't mind having to be the adult in the relationship, but it doesn't want to do it all the time. Leo Moon needs to feel secure, and it can make others feel emotionally secure. It just doesn't easily make others feel materially secure.
Cancer Moon is fine staying home and knitting a new sweater from scratch.
Leo Moon loves retail therapy. While neither is particularly frugal, Cancer Moon hates having things with no sentimental value. Leo Moon loves just having stuff. Cancer Moon doesn't want so much crap in the house. Leo Moon needs the crap in the house. This can escalate to bigger fights in which one Moon doesn't understand what the other needs, and neither one compromises.
Cancer Moon likes sex because it reinforces the bond. Leo Moon likes sex because it makes them feel desirable. Leo Moon wants to be sexy and good at sex. Cancer Moon wants to be held and touched. Neither is extremely sensual, though they do like a healthy dose of sex. Leo Moon sees their partner's orgasms as trophies to be won, and Cancer Moon is happy to lay back and let Leo Moon claim the prize.
Cancer Moon, however, isn't that demonstrative. They don't cry out their lover's names or moan loudly enough to wake up the neighbors. They are gentle, cuddly, and kissy. Leo Moon isn't cuddly or kissy after a certain point, so while the moment of sex is always fun, Leo Moon is ready to get up and go do something else while Cancer Moon wants to linger and talk about all the good times they've had so far... and it wants to linger all night, spooning. Even while sleeping. Even when Leo Moon's arm falls asleep.
The main problem with this relationship is that two people who err on the side of fun aren't as committed when the times aren't so much fun. Leo Moon can stick around when the going gets tough because it is a very loyal Moon, but there has to be a lot of good times to win their loyalty. Cancer Moon tends to roll up their sleeves quickly to set up house. The key to making this work is for Cancer Moon to give Leo Moon the time it needs to develop their famous unshakable loyalty.
Leo Moon, on the other hand, has to compromise sometimes and let Cancer Moon be the prince or princess. Sure, Leo Moon can dole out the flowers, the cards, the chocolates, and the champagne, but it also has to do this while giving Cancer Moon some of the spotlight.
Sun sign compatibility will get you so far. Sure, you get along well, but will they give you the support you need? If you want to know if you are happy with Cancer Moon as a perpetual homebody, you must know if your Moon sign is compatible with this Moon sign. To determine if your Moon is in Cancer or Leo, put your birth date and birth time in our Natal Chart Calculator and do the same for your partner.