These are important signs, of Mother Moon and Father Sun, the Feminine and Masculine. At the most personal and powerful level, check in with your soft intuitive receptive Self. With blessed Jupiter in the sign of Women, it is the best time to embrace our primal instincts. Every day, notice how you are taking care of yourself. Be as tender to you as you would be to a vulnerable child. Do keep your house in order. Hunt for the best food. Do your clothes feel good on your skin ~ they are the home for your body. Hear the Inner Voice. It’s real. From a strong place of good health and spirit, Leo has a natural profound strength that carries that Light, our Light, into the world.
One of the elemental differences of these two signs is Cancer rules Mother and Family while Leo rules coming of age, out of the nest, becoming one’s Self! I think of Cancer as babies at the breast and young children, versus Leo teens who are on the brink of being on their own. Mothers want to protect while young people are passionate to try Life for themselves. They are having their first parties and first loves! Moms, lay down your rules while they are still in your home. Give them leeway to grow up, give them trust. Have the important chats, BE the Mother! They still need you.
Both Cancer and Leo, in spite of their fiery self, are tender. Cancer has tender emotions. You hurt them, you lose them. They need reassurance they have done the right thing and that you love them. Otherwise, they are insecure, eat too much, don’t want to go out, get clingy. Have a group over to your place that do what your Cancer loves. Go to cooking school together! Leo has a tender ego. Like an unsure teenager, they need appreciation and affection. When scared, they get loud, talk only about themselves, are a bottomless pit of needy attention. Give them things to create, maybe costumes, that help them learn about themselves, and see their amazing value. Dance, athleticism, performance, teaching, often help them sing their song! Cancer mothers nurture that Leos will have excellent self esteem, something to give instead of only taking.
For yourself, check on how you feel about things. What gives you joy, scares you, inspires you, touches you. Are you good at self soothing and doing things to comfort yourself, instead of eating more. Really listen when people tell you what they love about you, let that tank fill up. Feel better. Get good with yourself so you can get creative in Leo!
Homes are part of Cancer’s language. A big one with room for a good sized traditional family, elders to young’uns. Good to be complete with a phenomenal kitchen to potting shed, barnyard and pool, pillowed sleeping porch to an earthy root cellar. Leo’s home might have a built-in stage/studio, party bar, giant sports screen, and a stable for the race horses! While Jupiter is still in Cancer, do your best to wrap up housing matters. Selling, buying, renting, storage. Sell off or give away old stuff you have hoarded. Finish up repairs, add-ons, renovations. This may be a particularly good time to take care of all water factors. Bathrooms, kitchens, irrigation, greywater, water collection systems.
Cancers are often primal stay at homes. Leo has no such intention. Bright eyed, and snazzy dressers that they are, they were born to get out and PARTY! Cancer’s if you have a Leo partner, get your home ready for Guests. This is your opportunity to shine at Mothering, everyone! Stock up on reusable table gear, and be sure the dishwasher is working! Get some lovely at home evening clothes for after the Guests have gone. You know what I mean. Have a gourmet ‘breakfast’ stashed in the fridge for easy sleepy fixing later, much later. Remember, Jupiter in Leo only lasts a year, so endure enjoyably! Don’t be surprised if your Leo brings you several very romantic gifts in appreciation, Darling.
Cancers are lifelong students; Leos never stop teaching! They are both incredibly generous. Cancers will love you no matter what, mothering instincts strong. They are so receptive, have excellent memories, learn so much, and see your needs, so they apply and supply what they learn. Leos are big glowing like the Sun walking heart bombs! Sure, there is some showing off. Why not?! If you’ve got it flaunt it! But they give and give and give. If they have money they give it; if they have knowledge, they get right up and talk about it. Sometimes it’s hard work to get everything together, show up and give what looked like an effortless presentation. Think of your highest intentions, learn all you can. Cancers know what good Soul food of Spirit is all about. Get your foundation strong so you can share the most, inspire many, walk your talk well. Take good care of yourself along the way.
Cancers are natural money hoarders, think of the future; Leos can’t wait to spend it, now! Think what they could do with alllll that $! They have utmost confidence they can make plenty more quite quickly. Security is big with Cancer, however, so get plenty of money tucked away to cover Leo expenses later. Even you Cancers will want the latest fine stove, a great freezer, maybe a kitchen remodel. Leo wants bigger, impressive, colorful, more than just good looking! Sometimes that is a great investment. But then there is that money needed for the kids’ education too, and they agree on that. So put some money into safe keeping with stiff penalties for removing it. Leos, get the discounts, take your Cancer Sweetie to a lovers’ retreat or the bed and breakfast with the antique furnishings!
Those are a few good things to think on. Cancer is the foundation for Leo. We won’t have Jupiter in Cancer for another twelve years, so do it proud now!