ZODIAC: CANCER AND LEO COMPATIBILITY FOR LOVE

Cancer Leo compatibility?

When people ask “As a Cancer – will I be compatible with a Leo man” or “Or as a Leo – will I be compatible with a Cancer woman” generally they are referring to their sun sign because that is all they know about.

In Western Astrology you are considered Cancer if you are born between (and including) June 21 – July 22. But in Vedic Astrology Cancer sun is from July 16 – August 17. So often you may be a Cancer in Western Astrology, but in Vedic Astrology (because it also considers the north and south nodes of the moon), you may not be a Cancer sun at all. It is pushed back three weeks, so you may actually be a Gemini sun. So if you were a Cancer in Western Astrology, you will only remain one if you were born between and including July 16 – July 22. But if you thought you were a Leo, you may now be a Cancer!

In Western Astrology you are considered Leo if you are born between (and including) July 23 – August 23. But in Vedic Astrology Leo sun is from August 17 to September 17. So often you may be a Leo in Western Astrology, but in Vedic Astrology (because it also considers the north and south nodes of the moon), you may not be a Leo sun at all. It is pushed back three weeks, so you may actually be a Cancer sun. So if you were a Leo in Western Astrology, you will only remain one if you were born between and including August 17th – August 23rd. But if you thought you were a Virgo, you may now be a Leo!

Dating and marriage compatibility depends more on the Lagna

In Vedic Astrology, your sun sign isn’t considered very important. It is more important what your ascendent (also called your “rising sign” or “Lagna”) is. This is calculated based on the day you were born, the year you were born and the time (in hours and minutes). Sometimes you can find your time of birth on your birth certificate. In other cases you may need to contact the hospital to find out. Of course, sometimes hospitals don’t record this information very accurately (generally they write it down after you were actually born), so a Vedic Astrology rectification is recommended. Contact us if you would like to be put in touch with a Vedic Astrologer who can do this.

What are the qualities of a Cancer rising?

Cancer zodiac sign

The main qualities of Cancer (called “Kataka” in Sanskrit) are:

  • Emotional
  • Intuitive
  • Doesn’t walk in a straight line
  • Sensitive on the heart level
  • Perceptive
  • Intelligent
  • Imaginative
  • Decisive
  • Kind
  • Frugal.

The Lord (controller) of the Cancer sign is the Moon (“Chandra” in Sanskrit). So this house is also affected by how happily the Moon is placed in your chart and the sign in which it is situated.

However, these qualities can be reduced by the effects of other areas of your chart. Please Contact Us if you would like to be put in touch with a Vedic Astrologer (also called a Jyotishi) who can tell you more about your chart and about Cancer Leo compatibility.

What are the qualities of a Leo ascendent?

Leo zodiac sign image

The main qualities of Leo (called “Simha” in Sanskrit) are:

  • Dynamic
  • Proud
  • Courageous
  • Organizer
  • Energetic
  • Dignified
  • Cheerful
  • Warm-Hearted.

The Lord (controller) of the Leo sign is the Sun (called “Surya” in Sanskrit). So this house is also affected by how happily the Sun is placed in your chart and the sign in which it is situated.

However, these qualities can be reduced by the effects of other areas of your chart. If you want to know more about this, please contact me and ask me to put you in touch with a Vedic Astrologer (also called a Jyotishi) who can tell you more about your chart and your Leo compatibility.

What are Cancer ascendents like in terms of their ability to love?

crab for cancer zodiac sign re Gemini Cancer

Like their symbol the crab, Cancer people tend to have a soft emotional side hidden beneath their exterior. Their home and family life is very important to them, although they do tend to keep it private.

What are Leo ascendents like in terms of their ability to love and date?

Lion for leo zodiac sign


Like the Lion that is their symbol, Leo people tend to want to be the King of the castle, so you have to let them feel as if they are.

If you are dating someone with a Leo or Cancer sun sign (according to Western Astrology), find out if you are both compatible astrologically

Many aspects of a person’s chart affect who they are (e.g., their ascendent and the house and sign their moon is in). So to really know if you will be compatible with them, the best way to tell is to have a Vedic Astrology Compatibility Report based on both of your birth times. It look at all aspects of your life together such as:

  • how you both approach work
  • whether there will be power or dominance issues in your relationship
  • whether being together will help you both be healthier
  • whether you will grow in wealth together
  • your sexual attraction
  • whether you could produce happy children
  • how much love and harmony there will be between you both.
Ashtkoot compatibility chart

Vedic Astrology Compatibility Report

If you are a single Cancerian or single Leo, why fall in love, only to find out you are not compatible?

Dating someone can involve a lot of time, emotions and commitment. Why waste all that energy and risk possibly even damaging your finest level of feelings for the wrong person? Join our Compatibility Club and we will find a match for you that is compatible. Then you can slowly get to know them and fall in love over time. This is the Eastern approach to love rather than the Western approach which is often largely based on lust and not much else.

Eastern approach to love

Find Cancer singles, Leo singles and members with rising signs that are compatible with yours

As we mentioned above, the person you may be the best match with could be a totally different sign. Their rising sign or sun sign could be totally different to the one you thought you were most compatible with. It is far more complex and nuanced and the outcomes are often far more profound.