Cusps are by definition very interesting and the Leo Cancer cusp is no exception to this rule. Horoscope signs normally are all about one specific cluster of personality trends and personality tendencies. In a very real sense, the horoscope signs are already complicated enough as they are. You don’t have to be a student of astrology for long to understand that.
Most sun signs are really studies in contrast. Take the case of Gemini for example. Gemini can be like black and white and have many different tendencies and have many different personality traits all contained within one person. Making things even more complicated is the whole concept of a horoscope cusp. The Leo Cancer cusp is no exception to this.
In a very real sense, the Leo Cancer cusp is a study in contrast. On the one hand, you have the Leo which is very brash, runs into situations, always tries to take charge and is very courageous even when the person is wrong. Leo traits can be very, very hard-headed. I’m talking about a person that cannot admit that he or she is wrong.
On the other hand, you have the Cancer component of the cusp which is a person that tends to view the world in black and white. This person is a perfectionist. Since we’re living in a very imperfect world, it follows that the Cancer is often disappointed, depressed and otherwise bombed out about how things turn out.
It is no surprise that many Cancer signs turn out to be great writers because they can really dig deep and focus on the dissatisfaction, the sadness and the depression of life and come up with great art.
Put the Leo and Cancer personalities together and you have quite a study in contrast.
Leo Cancer Cusps Can Bring out the Best Qualities
The good news about the Leo Cancer cusp is the way this cusp personality is configured is that instead of the different tendencies neutralizing each other and waging an almost schizophrenic personality war within one body, it can actually bring out the very best that the person is capable of producing.
You have to understand that the Cancer component of the Leo Cancer side is very creative while at the same time suffering from an almost paralyzing level of perfectionism.
The typical Cancer sign excuse for not being able to turn in a term paper on time or do a project according to schedule is that it’s not perfect, it’s not ready yet, it’s not done.
Objectively, a lot of people would call this simply as series of excuses for plain, old laziness. In the Cancer’s mind however it’s all about an expression of creativity and it is goes against that person’s personal worth to roll out product that is less than perfect.
Leo Boldness versus Brashness
The Leo is not hesitant about saying what he or she feels. The Leo wouldn’t think twice about rushing into a particular situation without knowing all the facts.
The problem with this is that it can lead to a lot of trouble. Unfortunately, the Leo is one of the most hard-headed of all the astrology signs. It’s very hard to send a lesson to a Leo until the Leo gets wounded or suffers a major financial setback. This also happens to be the main reason why Leo and Sagittarius signs are rarely a good match in love.
In fact, it can be a roller-coaster ride with a Leo partner because they often go through hard-charging episodes until they get really crushed and then they learn a lesson and then the cycle starts again. This boldness and brashness is not necessarily bad. There are many situations where people need to get off the fence, people need to pull the trigger and make a decision.
The Leo is able to do this. This is why many people have an easy time picking a Leo as a leader. The problem is somebody has to do the thinking for the Leo because simply relying on Leo brashness is a sure recipe for disaster.
Leo Cancer Cusps Have a Tough Time Making a Decision
The Leo has no problems rushing into situations and making decisions. This is a very interesting dilemma for a Leo Cancer cusp because the Cancer side of the personality has a very tough time making a decision.
You have to remember the Cancer is a perfectionist. As a result the Leo Cancer cusp takes a very long time to make a decision. The good news is once this person makes a decision, this person will stick to it.
You might think that this is a recipe for a disaster because stubbornness normally leads to a bad ending. Sticking to a bad relationship knowing that you’re not getting the kind of love, affirmation, validation, personal growth, and spiritual fulfillment you need means it’s time to hit the exit.
This is how normal people think however with the Leo Cancer combination this might not actually lead to a bad ending.
In many cases, maturity takes a long time to achieve. In many cases, it takes a lot of pain for a personality to become fully sculpted and to be fully developed. You have to remember to make a diamond, you have to apply a lot of heat and a lot of pressure. Also, to make that diamond look better than just the plain cut-glass that it looks like, you have to apply a lot of polishing, you have to cut it.
In the same way the Leo Cancer cusp is that diamond. It often has to go through many ups and downs and a lot of heartaches, a lot of depression, a lot of crushing defeats as well as a lot of hate from other people to finally get it. However, one key redeeming factor for the Leo Cancer cusp is that once he or she makes a decision, he or she will stick to it.
This is crucial in a world that often prizes expediency over integrity. The Leo-Cancer cusp can never be faulted for lacking moral scruples. In fact, it has so much integrity that it can actually be considered a vice.
A Leo Cancer cusp can stick to his or her principle for so long that it can actually hurt the person. The good news is that by sticking to something for the long haul, this person can be quite successful in life. You have to understand that success in life doesn’t involve trying something and achieving instant success. That doesn’t work that way. It often involves trying something, failing, learning from it, making adjustments, trying again. This can take a long time.
The Leo Cancer cusp has no problems with this process. This is why their focus is often also their key to success.