Going Beneath the Shell of Intuitive and Nurturing Cancer

Going Beneath the Shell of Intuitive and Nurturing Cancer

It’s Cancer season, so if you were born under the sign of the crab, you might be interested to know the myths, celestial bodies, and character traits associated with your star sign.

Origins and Astronomical Significance:

The Cancer constellation is located in the northern sky, nestled between Gemini and Leo. Its name means ‘the crab’ in Latin, and the constellation has 11 stars, the brightest of which is Altarf.


In ancient Greek mythology, Cancer plays a role in the story of the battle between Heracles and the Hydra, a fearsome, serpent-like beast with multiple heads and poisonous breath. Yikes! In the story, the goddess Hera (a sworn enemy of Hercules) sends the crab to help the Hydra and distract Hercules. But things don’t quite go to plan. When the crab approaches Hercules and latches onto his foot, he boots it all the way to the stars.

In another version of the story, the crab is crushed and Hera places it in an area of the sky which has no bright stars, in recognition that it was unable to do what she asked. Poor crab!

Astrological Significance:

If you were born between June 20th and July 22nd, you’re a Cancerian. People born under this sign are known for their tough exterior, underneath which lies a sensitive heart and a kind and loving person. Once you break through their protective shell, you’ll find a person who will stand by you through everything. They are home bodies who love their family and they are fiercely protective of those they love.

Because they are ruled by the moon, Cancerians can be moody. Expect to find everything from crabby irritation to floods of tears-and sometimes this changes hour by hour!

As the ‘mother’ and nurturer of the zodiac, the body parts ruled by Cancer are closely associated with mothering: the chest, breasts, and stomach. Digestive complaints are common in Cancer natives and these are strongly linked to their shifting moods. They are also highly intuitive and often have ‘gut feelings’ about things, literally. If something is wrong, a Cancerian’s nervous stomach will last until it’s resolved.

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