thank you for your input and words of wisdom! We do love each other very much, but yes, things were rocky at times. Then again, I'm not completely sure I should attribute that to the signs b/c every relationship has to go through the ups and downs. In regards to the chinese calendar, I'm a pig, and he's a rat. LOL. I don't really know how to figure out my moon or ascendants or anything like that...I've always been intrigued with astrology, but was confused when I tried to figure that part out.
In some ways, he is a typical leo, in others not. He does love the attention, but never really tries to be the center of attention. For example, his friends tend to crowd around him...but when he's in a conversation he never really speaks about himself, he is always more about the other persone. Also...as far as communication goes, he's the one that tends to want to "talk" about everything. He is very intuitive to how I might be feeling and always pushes to me to talk, though I don't always want to.
As far as taking in strays and such, we both do that...literally! We have 4 dogs that we have adopted.
Don't get me wrong, we are pretty opposite in a lot of ways, but I think that is what makes it great. He is strong where I am weak, and vice versa (as jaayboyz said). I think this is why the attraction is so strong.
All in all, I know that marriage is going to be hard regardless of what signs we are.
thanks again everyone