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Positive and Negative Traits of the Cancer-Leo Cusp of Oscillation

The Cancer-Leo Cusp of Oscillation
The zodiac signs, Cancer and Leo, are quite opposite in nature. However, individually, they complement each other quite well. Then, can we say that the influence of these two signs in a single person is equally complementing? Not likely. We give you all the information about a person born on Cancer-Leo cusp and explains the strengths and weaknesses that surround him/her.
Shalu Bhatti
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2018
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This cusp is made out of the most opposite elements that both natural and supernatural realms can offer!
Cancer and Leo are the signs that are poles apart from each other! Yes, they do come together in number four and five of the zodiac chart, but are ruled by elements, planets, and traits that are not similar, in any way. This is the reason why the Leo-Cancer cusp is also known as 'The Cusp of Oscillation', because those born under it tend to oscillate, or swing, from one zone to the other quite frequently.
Cancer is a water sign ruled by the moon, and possesses cardinal traits. On the other hand, Leo is a fire sign ruled by the sun and possesses fixed traits. The sun is associated with masculine energy and is symbolic of daytime, while the moon is associated with the feminine energy and represents nighttime. Fire and water, sun and moon, sensitivity and fierceness, male and female, sounds quite oscillating, doesn't it? Now, imagine the plight of the one born with these polar traits within!
Personality Traits of a Cancer-Leo Cusp
While the cusp dates for this combination vary from source to source, generally, those born between July 19 to 23 are considered as Cancer-Leo cuspians.
Being a water sign, Cancer is considered to be quite sensitive and docile, where, as a matter of fact, the little crab can survive and manipulate even the king of the jungle with its unnoticeable movements. Likewise, Leo is considered as a powerful and dominant sign, which it very much is; however, not many pay attention to the fact that this lion can move from roaring to purring, if treated in the right manner.

These unnoticed facets to these two zodiacs makes a Cancer-Leo cusp prone to acquire quite an interesting set of traits. This person can be many things at once, or should we say, this person can experience many emotions in brief spans of time. From traditional to unscrupulous, generous to self-centered, from being a leader to being dependent, this person will make you see the many sides of human emotions at once. Let us understand about these cuspians in a tad bit closer way, by going through the positive and negatives sides of their nature.
The Positive Traits
✓ Ambitious
✓ Inspiring
✓ Intense
✓ Witty
✓ Courageous
✓ Sociable
✓ Loyal
✓ Creative
✓ Thinker
✓ Practical
✓ Romantic
✓ Strong
✓ Expressive
✓ Cheerful
✓ Empathetic
An Explanation
Cancer-Leo possess many extraordinary qualities, one of them being the ability to recall even the minutest of details. This person has the memory of an elephant, remembering all things as they were at the first place.
This person is born for the stage and drama, and is very well capable of stealing the spotlight from anyone. Being driven by high ambitions and a creative instinct, this cusp is an ideal candidate for careers that involve creativity and glamor, or anything that gives him/her a chance to engrave his/her name in the wall of fame.
This cusp is highly sociable. With the grace, cheerfulness, and expressiveness bestowed in this individual, it isn't hard for him/her to get to the spotlight and get others glued to what follows. In fact, it is next to impossible for this person to lead life secluded from the social network.
A Leo-Cancerian is driven with the need to achieving something bigger than himself/herself. This cusp is highly empathetic and does well in catering to the needs of those in troubles of any kind.
Romance, love, devotion, family, and loyalty form an integral aspect of a Cancer-Leo personality. This person is passionate about love and will do all in his/her stride to give those he/she loves, a safe, secure, and abundant haven.
Cancer is ruled by moon, associated with intuition, thinking, and emotions. On the other hand, Leo is ruled by sun, associated with enthusiasm and the energy of life. This combo comes to a great advantage for this cusp, as the intuitive aspect of the moon and the energy of the sun can make this person the prime contributor in any endeavor.
This cuspian is an extremely loyal friend (and foe). Focusing on the positives, this person is not the kind to leave someone in the middle of nowhere. He/she will not leave any stones unturned to pull the friend out of his/her adversity.
Being influenced by the moon, this cuspian tends to be quite a deep thinker, and also has the audacity to express those thoughts out loud. Perhaps this best-of-both-world aspect of this cusp makes him/her such a magnet among others. And mind you, not just an ordinary magnet, but the one that exhibits grace, cheerfulness, and a sense of optimism all around.
This cusp tends to have a balanced outlook in life, as compared to the two signs it contains. While Leo can be quite unrealistic, and Cancer can be quite dreamy, a Cancer-Leo is quite practical and realistic, comparatively. This makes him/her quite responsible and inspiring among his/her peers.
This cusp does a great job when it comes to accumulating material wealth and comfort for both, his/her own self and the ones he/she loves. This emphasizes on the fact that this cusp is capable enough to make the best of what life has to offer him/her. Or, should we say that he/she is capable of grabbing the best things in life, whether life offers it, or not.
The Negative Traits
✗ Materialistic
✗ Volatile
✗ Dependent
✗ Insensitive
✗ Hypersensitive
✗ Moody
✗ Unscrupulous
✗ Self-centered
✗ Dramatic
✗ Intolerant
✗ Proud
✗ Vengeful
An Explanation
Individually speaking, both Cancer and Leo wish to acquire the finest things in life, although with absolutely different motives. While Leo wants all the materialistic pleasures and luxuries to feel more proud and powerful, Cancer wants all of it only for security purposes. Nonetheless, this aspect can make this cusp quite materialistic at times.
The presence of the opposite elements being mentioned earlier, makes this cusp quite volatile. While at one instance he/she would be shy and hesitant, the next thing you know is that this cuspian is up on the stage setting the event on fire! This unpredictability crops up from the need to address the desires of both the crab and the lion. Not that it's always bad, but this fickleness sort of prevents this cusp to be able to become an ideal leader.
Both Cancerians and Leos seek a loving and totally committed relationship, and are highly oriented towards family and love. This is definitely a good thing. But, this creates an undesirable tendency in this cusp combination―the tendency of being too dependent on others!
This cusp is also very intolerant and sensitive towards criticism. Having the proud and 'I-know-it-all attitude', it becomes very difficult for this individual to take any kind of negative feedback constructively. The consequence? Brace yourself for some bitter and insensitive words that come your way for your felony!
This cusp is born with a belief that he/she is the one that the world revolves around. Being highly self-assured, at times he/she tends to live in a world of his/her own beliefs, hesitant to see the truth when someone tries to show it.
The shyness and hesitation of the Cancer is easily taken over by the witty, ambitious, and proud Leo. Leo is the king of the jungle. Not only can it provide for the ones it loves, but also cater to its own requirements without thinking of others. Yes, what we're trying to say is that this cusp can be quite self-centered when it wants to be.
Letting go is not the trait that all men and women possess, and these definitely include those belonging to these two signs, and their cusps! If you have messed with this cuspian, be assured that your crime would never be forgotten, nor forgiven. And if you have done something that ended up hurting the ego of this cusp, vengeance is on the way.
Leos are born to rule, and this is something that even Cancerians do in a secretive, sort of unnoticeable manner. Therefore, this cusp-bearer can also develop the tendency to kind of rule the lives of those associated with him/her. This side needs to be tamed.
Perhaps the word drama queen has been coined by keeping a Cancer-Leo woman in mind! We say so because this cusp, male or female, can be highly dramatic in nature, even for things that can pass the drama. Part of this trait could be the fact that a Cancer-Leo is highly expressive in nature. And yes, his/her tendency to become hypersensitive cannot be forgotten.
Another example of the moodiness of this cusp lies in the way he/she leads his/her life. On one hand, he/she can be very traditional and a man (or woman) of principles. However, one shouldn't be surprised if this very person becomes highly unscrupulous later on.
From the overview of the personality traits of this cusp, it becomes quite clear that this person needs a point of balance so as to control these conflicted aspects that tend to make his/her actions swing from one direction to other. If we speak of the compatibility of Cancer and Leo individuals separately, they actually help bring out the best in each other. This substantiates the fact that, if worked upon, this cusp can also successfully create an equilibrium, so that life and its challenges could be dealt with the right amount of calmness and ambitiousness. Fire can very well evaporate water, and water can extinguish fire. But, with the right amount of both, a cozy, warm, steamy, and thriving environment can be created for sure.
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