astrology also has a warning for them.  Have you been less tolerant and understanding of the Lunar traits (annoying as they may be to you) of your Cancerian friend, relative or mate than you have the capacity of being, since your eternal soul so recently experienced the Cancerian essence itself?  Have you been pouting, instead of being protective and sympathetic?  Or have you become Shy Pussycats, and allowed the Crab to teach you, when it should be just the opposite?  Let the Crabs teach caution to the sign behind them, Gemini - the Twins can use it!  You already subconsciously know the need for rain in the soul (Cancer moods) and you're here now to teach the Crabs the value of sunshine in the human heart.  Have you permitted some Cancerian to extinguish the fiery rays of your ruling Sun, to crush the proud spirit of your birthright with water pessimism or gentle disapproval - which is, nevertheless, disapproval?  Is this what you've done?  Shame on you.  Where is your roar?  Shake your mane (if you're a Lion) or narrow your tilted cat eyes (if you're a Lioness) and behave as your Solar destiny intended you should when you drew your first breath upon this earth.  You needn't go overboard, and completely dehydrate the Water Elements of your Cancer friend, relative or lover with your flames.  Crabs could be handy creatures to be around when you need to be hushed and lullabyed and fed chicken soup - and no one else will ever relate such fascinating dreams to you or tell  such funny stories - but never allow these people to drown your enthusiasm or drain your adrenalin.  Be yourself.  You too, Cancer.  Be yourself, and you'll be much happier.  'Be true to your Sun Sign Essence' is astrology's basic rule. 

There are, sadly, some Cancer-Leo associations in which the Crabs and Lions (or Lionesses) reverse their roles.  Cancerians are dear, sensitive souls, but it sometimes happens that the steady dripping of the Water Element over the years will quite literally extinguish Leo's fire - and confidence.  It can begin with a Leo who's a Shy Pussycat type, who perhaps isn't tolerant enough of Cancer's markedly different disposition and goals, and who gradually allows his - or her - pouting over not being sufficiently respected and adored to develop into lethargy, to the point where the Leo charisma is completely submerged. 

Or it may be the Crab's fault.  It can't be said often enough that Cancer is a Cardinal Sign of Leadership, despite the Lunar surface gentleness and
apparent reticence.  A Crab with a powerfully aspected Sun and Mars in the horoscope can utilize all the Cancerian patience, tenacity, persistence and perseverance to eventually wear down a Fire Sign like Leo into a sort of spiritual fatigue, which is a very sad and serious matter.  A long siege of the subtle but determined strategy of an unusually strong-willed Crab can considerably dampen even Leo's proud nature.  It's hard to know with which Sun Sign such a role reversal initiates, but usually neither person is aware, on a conscious level, that it's happening.  It's seldom motivated by malice or deliberate unkindness on either side, but rather caused by a lack of the constant alertness needed when you're mixing Fire and Water over a long period of time.  Nothing is sadder than a Lion or Lioness robbed of pride and dignity, unless it's a Cancerian who is gradually forced into a kind of aggressive self-sufficiency completely foreign to the Crab's softness and sensitivity. 

It can work the other way too.  Leo can burn out all the beauty of Cancer's deep and normally tranquil emotions.  A Cancerian subjected to the arrogant demands of a domineering-type Leo suffers much in silence, sometimes retreating into introversion (in severe cases, into an almost psychotic state), sometimes becoming snappy and irritable, but nearly always escaping in the final reel.  (Crabs are expert escape artists.)  If the Sun and Moon in their charts are in negative aspect, Cancer and Leo can wound each other deeply, even though unintentionally.  Should these Luminaries in their mutual horoscopes be in positive aspect, however, the two of them can become a creative, imaginative and mutually protective pair.  The Lion or Lioness will protect the sensitive emotions of the Moon person from the blows of a harsh world, and Cancer will affectionately pamper Leo in return.  After all, the Sun and the Moon are their rulers, and
they manage to exist in peace and harmony in the skies overhead.  Due to their combined Solar (paternal) and Lunar (maternal) influences, Leo and Cancer, regardless of personal conflict or tension,

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