often make fine parents.
They must both remember that Cardinal Cancer was born to lead, however quietly and unobtrusively, and Leo should permit this (as long as Leo's name comes first over the door). Since Leo is the Fixed Organizer, the Crab should allow Leo to organize his (or her) life - which Leo will do most admirably. This will allow Leo to be the sunny person he - or she - was meant to be, and will, in turn, bring out all the lovely Lunar tenderness of Cancer. It will also coax out he Crab's delicious, unsurpassed humour, all of which, when added together, conjures a cozy cradle of compatibility, as Cancer lulls Leo with love and laughter, and Leo's generous heart brings the sunshine after the rain, by understanding and forgiving Cancer's changing moods.
The two of them are bound to clash over cash, now and then. Cancer will privately think Leo is a little wild and wasteful. Leo may publicly think the Crab is unnecessarily frugal. "Waste not, want not," snaps the cautious economical Crab. "Get some new carpeting around this place, or I leave!" roars Leo. Royalty expects top quality as his or her natural right, and the Big Cats become either very depressed or very angry when they are forced to accommodate to shabbiness or to a denial of what Leo considers necessity (which is often what others consider luxury. There are, let us be sure to note, a few Leos (very few) who are careful spenders, even downright miserly, and these rare Pussycats will get along 'royally' with the Crabs, if you'll forgive the pun. But the great majority of Leos, whether male or female, child or adult, can't resist treating themselves (and others, for Leo is generous) to the things that money will buy. They have every right to spend what they earned with their impressive talent and organized minds. It's when Leo begins to spend, in a business or marital relationship, what Cancer has earned, that the trouble begins.
The typical Crab normally hangs on to everything with a tenacious grip… old photographs, old loves, old tennis balls and shorts, old memories, old nightmares, old feuds, old fears, old key rings, old television sets, old bills (stamped paid)… but Cancer is not selective about money. It matters not whether it's old or new, Cancer considers it worth keeping. These people can be touchingly generous with their families and children, and almost never will a Cancerian turn down a friend in real need. But they dislike to throw away or gamble their cash reserves in a frivolous manner. Oddly, they're not frugal when it comes to food. A Crab sometimes turns into the original prototype Big Spender in a restaurant, astounding everyone with the unexpected generosity. Everyone but the waiter. The tip will be adequate, but not cause for celebration. The waiter is not likely to write home to his mother about it. If Leo has been the dining partner, the Lion (or Lioness) may pass the waiter an extra five dollars on the sly. It had better be on the sly, because it's not a good idea to humiliate the Crab in public.
A very strange thing about Leo and Cancer is that both these Sun Signs tend to enjoy photography. Not every single Crab, Lion and Lioness in the world owns a camera, of course, but about 90 percent of them do. Leo will probably own an expensive one, and the Big Cat's fondness for photography, we may as well face it, may in some cases be based on the fact that Leos simply adore to have their pictures taken. If they have a Nikon handy, they can always talk friends into snapping them, while they pose dramatically. The Crab may own simply a cheap Brownie, although it could be a rare German-made model with high-quality lens, because Cancer doesn't mind investing money in something sensible and practical. To the Lunar person's point of view, a camera is certainly a sensible and practical purchase because it captures Today, so it can be treasured Tomorrow, when Today has become Yesterday. A camera molds memory into permanency for Cancerians, whose very minds are like sensitive film, recording every impression with vivid clarity.
When there is friction between these two Sun Signs, the Lion or Lioness may be incited into ever greater and greater achievement, just to prove his or her superiority to the cautious Crab. When there is creative compatibility between them, the Cancerians unerring instincts and