Zodiac Sign Cancer
22nd June – 21st July
Cancer Traits & Symbology
Glyph: Crab, mother holding child
Motto: I Nurture
Affirmation: I embrace and nurture with the tender heart of a mother
Body: The Stomach and Breasts
Stone: Moonstone, opal, pearl
Yoga: Half-moon pose, goddess pose
Sacred Animals: Crab, turtle and anything with a shell
Caressing, holding, massage and spending long hours in foreplay. Emotional and nurturing. The breasts.
In ancient Egypt, Cancer was associated with the scarab or dung beetle, representing the dawn Sun-god Khephri, a symbol of fertility. In Greek mythology, Cancer represented the giant crab which continually nipped at the feet of Hercules as he battled with the poisonous, nine-headed monstrous Hydra.
The Caregiver – to embrace the “inner child” and to give sustenance in order to provide a safe harbour. To realise that the security we are all searching for is not external to ourselves since external security is ultimately an illusion. The Caregiver takes responsibility for the nurturing of inner security and embraces change relative to this need.
Cancer Shadow Self
Cancer the Crab is the 31st largest constellation in the sky. It is distant and very dim and contains two stars with orbiting planets. Another notable feature of the Crab is a yellow dwarf binary star known as Acubens (the Claws) situated approximately 40 light years away. Classified as a rare “super metal-rich” star it is one of the top 100 target stars for NASA’s Terrestrial Planet Finder.
Cancer Brightest Star
The brightest star in the Cancer constellation is Al Tarf (the End or the Tip), a giant orange star situated on the hind foot of the Crab, 290 light-years from Earth. A grasping and shrewd energy, this star is always ready to fight. © Crystal Gaze