June 21 – July 22
Oh mother moon! Cancer ebbs and flows with the tides of the times. With her powerful intuition, the cosmic crab picks up on all the vibes from high to low and everything in between.
No need to be Captain Obvious with Cancer! Her gut feelings are always accurate. And when you’re feeling down, you can count on the compassionate crab to nurture you with aquatic lullabies and Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Mothering is second nature for Cancer. You see, she needs to be needed. So, she is at her best when she has loved ones to nurture. However, there is a fine line between caring and coddling. And the Great Mother can cross over into the land of co-dependency.
But remember, mama knows best! Cancer is the golden glue that keeps the household running oh so smooth. Like a true cardinal sign, she calls all the shots, making sure everyone marches to the beat of her lunar heart.
Cancer may be a homebody, but her influence extends beyond her cozy sanctuary and into the larger world. She has the capacity to connect the dots of her network to create a successful business. And since family is everything for this sign, her work family is truly part of her inner circle. Seduced by cozy comforts, everyone feels relaxed at Cancer’s home, sweet, home.
Once Upon A Time
There once was a giant crab named Crios. Crios wasn’t your ordinary crab. In fact, he was blessed with the gift of immortality. Naturally, the cosmic crab had an important role in Poseidon’s kingdom — he was the guardian of Poseidon’s daughters, the sea nymphs.
Overall, Crios did a top notch job. He was overprotective and cautious like any papa would want in a guardian. But eventually, some of the sea nymphs grew restless, and escaped into the open sea.
What to do now? Crios had other sea nymphs to guard at home base, so he couldn’t chase after them… So, he asked a giant squid named Vamari to bring them back. But, the Vampire Squid had other dinner plans that consisted of a delicious filet de la nymphe.
When Vamari returned from his quest, he told the crab that he couldn’t find the sea nymphs. But, Crios knew from the bottom of his gut that Vamari was lying. And so, the giant crab whipped out his killer claws and fought Vamari until the death.
While Crios may have won the great battle, he was crippled for eternity. To relieve the poor crab of lifetimes of pain, Poseidon placed Crios in the sky as the constellation Cancer. Until this day, the Cancer constellation reminds us of the dear Crab’s protectiveness and undeniable strength.