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Cancer astrology sign on the ceiling of the main concourse of Grand Central Terminal.
Cancer astrology sign on the ceiling of the main concourse of Grand Central Terminal.
Cancer
Zodiac Symbol Crab
Birth Dates (Tropical) June 21 - July 22
Birth Dates (Sidereal) July 16 - August 15
Constellation Cancer
Zodiac Element Water
Zodiac Quality Cardinal
Domicile Moon
Detriment Saturn
Exaltation Jupiter (ancient)/ Neptune (modern/disputed)
Fall Mars
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Cancer is the fourth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Cancer. In western astrology, this sign is no longer aligned with the constellation as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. In astrology, Cancer is considered a yin sign or alternatively feminine or negative sign, meaning it is more introverted. It is considered a water sign, and is one of four cardinal signs. [1] Cancer is ruled by the Moon. Being the fourth sign in the zodiac, Cancer has been associated with the astrological 4th house. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 595 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2084 × 2099 pixel, file size: 236 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Please see the file description page for further information. ... 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This article is about Earths moon. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 140 kPa Hydrogen >93% Helium >5% Methane 0. ... In astrology, exaltation is the second strongest essential dignity of a planet, after the rulership or domicile. ... For other uses, see Jupiter (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Neptune (disambiguation). ... In astrology, the fall of a planet is the sign or zoidion which is opposite that planets sign of exaltation. ... Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the solar system, named after the Roman god of war (the counterpart of the Greek Ares), on account of its blood red color as viewed in the night sky. ... Hand-coloured version of the anonymous Flammarion woodcut (1888). ... Image File history File links Astrologyproject. ... The history of astrology encompasses a great span of human history and many cultures. ... 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Hellenistic astrology is a tradition of horoscopic astrology that developed in the Mediterranean region and specifically Hellenistic Egypt sometime around the late 2nd or early 1st century BCE. Endnotes Note 1: See David Pingree - From Astral Omens to Astrology from Babylon to Bikaner, Roma: Istituto Italiano per LAfrica e... It has been suggested that Indian astronomy be merged into this article or section. ... Sidereal astrology is the system of astrology used by some western and all Jyotish astrologers which bases their interpretation around the use of the sidereal zodiac. ... Western astrology is the system of astrology most popular in Western countries. ... This is a list of differentiated systems of astrology. ... Horoscopic astrology is a form of astrology which uses a horoscope or chart to gain information from the position of cosmic bodies. ... Natal astrology, also known as genethliacal astrology, is the system of astrology based upon the concept that each individuals personality or path in life can be determined by constructing a natal chart for the exact date, time, and location of a persons birth. ... Electional astrology (called Muhurt or Muhurtha in Hindu astrology) concerns itself with finding the best time to do a particular activity. ... Horary astrology is a very old branch of astrology by which an astrologer will try to answer a question by drawing up an astrological chart or horoscope for the exact time and place at which that question came to mind or when it was put to them. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Political astrology. ... This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... Astrological represent twelve equal segments or divisions of the zodiac. ... For other uses, see Zodiac (disambiguation). ... Cancer (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the thirteen constellations of the zodiac. ... Western astrology is the system of astrology most popular in Western countries. ... The precession of Earths axis of rotation with respect to inertial space is also called the precession of the equinoxes. ... Hand-coloured version of the anonymous Flammarion woodcut (1888). ... Japanese name Kanji: Hiragana: Korean name Hangul: Hanja: Vietnamese name Quốc ngữ: Chữ nôm: Hán tá»±: The Taijitu of Zhou Dun-yi In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) are generalized descriptions of the antitheses or mutual correlations in human perceptions of phenomena... In astrology, a negative, receptive, nocturnal, passive or feminine sign refers to any of the six even-numbered signs of the zodiac: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn or Pisces. ... In astrology a water sign refers to any of the signs Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces. ... In astrology, a cardinal sign (also called by older astrologers a moveable sign) is a sign of the zodiac that initiates a change of temperate zone season when the Sun makes its annual passage into them. ... In astrology, a planets domicile (or less commonly house, not to be confused with the astrological house system) is the zodiac sign over which it has rulership. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Most Western astrological systems divide the horoscope into a number (usually twelve) of houses whose positions depend on time and location rather than on date. ...


Individuals born when the Sun was in this sign are considered Cancer individuals. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun is in Cancer roughly from June 21 to July 22[2] and under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently roughly from July 21 to August 15. The Sun in astrology is considered to possess a number of qualities which influence events on Earth . ... The tropical zodiac is a zodiac based upon tropical time, or the apparent motion of the Sun across the sky over the course of a year. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sidereal astrology is the system of astrology used by some western and all Jyotish astrologers which bases their interpretation around the use of the sidereal zodiac. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the day of the year. ...

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Mythology

In mythology Cancer is often associated with the Greek myth of the Lernaean Hydra, one of The Twelve Labours of Hercules and the mythical figure of Perseus, where Hercules completes all of his tasks, or labours For other uses, see Mythology (disambiguation). ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... The 16th-century German illustrator has been influenced by the Beast of Revelation in his depiction of the Hydra. ... Hercules and the Hydra by Antonio Pollaiuolo The Twelve Labours (Greek: dodekathlos) of Heracles (Latin: Hercules) are a series of archaic episodes connected by a later continuous narrative, concerning a penance carried out by Heracles, the greatest of the Greek heroes. ... For other uses, see Hercules (disambiguation). ... This article is about a system of myths. ... Perseus with the head of Medusa, by Antonio Canova, completed 1801 (Vatican Museums) Perseus, Perseos, or Perseas (Greek: Περσεύς, Περσέως, Περσέας), the legendary founder of Mycenae and of the Perseid dynasty there, was the first of the mythic heroes of Greek mythology whose exploits in defeating various archaic monsters provided the founding myths...


Associated traits

Astrologers are in broad agreement that a person born under the sign of Cancer share the following characteristics: [3] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Characteristics considered positive

  • Sensitive[4][5]
  • Protective
  • Cautious
  • Purposeful
  • Wise
  • Easily flattered
  • Romantic[4][5]
  • Imaginative[4][5]
  • Security-oriented
  • Warm
  • Sympathetic[4][5]
  • Patriotic
  • Sentimental[4][5]
  • Caring
  • Maternal instincts[4][5]
  • Sincere
  • Kind

Characteristics considered negative

The same person, however, is prone to being:

  • Changeable
  • Moody[4][5]
  • Devious
  • Dominating
  • Cold
  • Mad
  • Depressive
  • Lacking in stability
  • Dogmatic
  • Over eccentric
  • Controlling

Physical traits

Astrologers associate Cancer's physical characteristics with being above average height, having an athletic body and long legs. This athletic build allows for strong, confident people. They see Cancers as usually having brown hair, a well-defined face, a tan complexion, a prominent forehead, penetrating eyes of green or blue, a shortish nose that curves straight or slightly up, and a full mouth with full lips and a wide smile, as well as long arms and fingers resting on defined hands. In essence, the upper body is proportionally well balanced in proportion to the lower, which may make for a rather smooth-going, attractive athletic appearance [6]


Compatibilities

Although many mainstream astrology books do not bother with superficial sun-sign compatibilities, Cancer is widely thought to be compatible with the same element signs, Pisces [7][8] and Scorpio.[7][8] Cancer is also often considered to be good with Taurus.[8][9] Sun-sign astrology is the form of astrology most commonly found in many newspaper and magazine columns. ... Symbol of Pisces Pisces is an Astrological sign, which originated from the constellation Pisces, and is the twelfth sign of the zodiac. ... Scorpio the animal Scorpio is an astrological sign, which originated from the constellation Scorpius, and is the eighth sign of the zodiac. ... Taurus the bull Taurus is the second astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Taurus. ...


There are many variables that determine compatibility in astrology, such as birth dates, birth months, birth years, position of a sign within the Sun, the Moon, Stars, etc. The signs listed as compatible with Cancer do not reflect an individual profile or individual reading as interpreted within astrology, but rather reflect a general guideline and reference to compatibility as dictated by variables such as Qualities and Elements within the Zodiac.[7] The branch in astrology dealing with interpersonal compatibilities is called Synastry.[10] For other uses, see Zodiac (disambiguation). ...


Correspondences

The following items are traditionally associated with Cancer: [11]

Associations
Colors Silver and Sea green[12]
Birthstones[13] Emerald ; Pearl and Moonstone (June) ; Ruby (July)
Gemstones Moonstone[12] ; Emerald[12]
Day Monday
Metal Silver [12]
Country [14] Greece, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, Scotland, New Zealand, West Africa, and North Africa
City [14] Amsterdam, New York, Munich, Venice, Tokyo, Istanbul

The Indian equivalent of Cancer is Karka; the Chinese equivalent is thought to be the sincere, sympathetic Sheep, whose lunar month is 7 July - 7 August.[15] The corresponding month in the Babylonian calendar is Arax Du'uzu, dedicated to Adar. This article is about the chemical element. ... Sea green is a shade of green that resembles the sea floor as seen from the surface. ... A birthstone is a gemstone or other semi-precious stone which is associated with a month of the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Pearl (disambiguation). ... Moonstone is typically a potassium aluminium silicate, with the chemical formula KAlSi3O8 [1] The most common moonstone is of the mineral Adularia. ... Ruby is a red gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum in which the color is caused mainly by chromium. ... Moonstone is typically a potassium aluminium silicate, with the chemical formula KAlSi3O8 [1] The most common moonstone is of the mineral Adularia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the day of the week. ... This article is about the chemical element. ... This article is about the country. ...  Western Africa (UN subregion)  Maghreb[1] West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. ...  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic, including above North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, separated by the Sahara from Sub-Saharan Africa. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... This article is about the state. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Venice (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Location of Istanbul on the Bosphorus Strait, Turkey Coordinates: , Country Turkey Region Province Istanbul Founded 667 BC as Byzantium Roman/Byzantine period AD 330 as Nova Roma (original name given in 330 and used during Constantines reign) and later Constantinople (following Constantines death in 337) Ottoman period 1453... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Sheep ( 羊 ) (also known as Goat) is the eighth sign of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. ... In the Babylonian calendar a year consisted of 12 lunar months, each beginning when a new crescent moon was first sighted low on the western horizon at sunset. ... Adar (אֲדָר, Standard Hebrew Adar, Tiberian Hebrew ʾĂḏār: from Akkadian adaru) is the sixth month of the religious year and the twelfth month of the civil year on the Hebrew calendar. ...


References

  1. ^ Jeff Mayo, Teach Yourself Astrology, pp 38-41, Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1979
  2. ^ Astrology.com.
  3. ^ Robert Pelletier & Leonard Cataldo Be Your Own Astrologer pp 24 - 33, Pan Books Ltd, London 1984; Maritha Pottenger, Astro Essentials, pp 31 - 36, ACS Publications San Diego, 1991 ; Jeff Mayo, Ibid, pp 41-55, 1979
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Astrology-online.com
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n elore.com
  6. ^ The Diagram Group, The Little Giant Encyclopedia of The Zodiac, pp 159, Sterling Publishing Company, New York, 1997
  7. ^ a b c The Diagram Group, The Little Giant Encyclopedia of The Zodiac, p 171, Sterling Publishing Company, New York, 1997
  8. ^ a b c Astrology-online.com Quick Compatibility Guide
  9. ^ according to Astrology.com'sTaurus-Cancer love compatibility
  10. ^ Cafeastrology.com on Synastry
  11. ^ Derek and Julia Parker, The New Compleat Astrologer, pp194-5, Crescent Books , New York, 1990
  12. ^ a b c d Crystal-cure.com
  13. ^ Timewell Corp. Website.Birthstones and Gemstones Color
  14. ^ a b www.afuturemoment.com.
  15. ^ Theodora Lau, The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes, pxxvii, Souvenir Press, London, 2005

External links

Western astrology is the system of astrology most popular in Western countries. ... In astrology, a fire sign refers to any of the three signs Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius. ... In traditional Western astrology an earth sign is considered to be one of the earth triplicity, which is Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. ... In astrology, the air signs consist of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. ... In astrology a water sign refers to any of the signs Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces. ... In astrology, a cardinal sign (also called by older astrologers a moveable sign) is a sign of the zodiac that initiates a change of temperate zone season when the Sun makes its annual passage into them. ... In astrology, there are four fixed signs. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Bicorporeal sign. ... Aries, the ram, is the first astrological sign of the zodiac and its origins are from the Aries constellation. ... Taurus the bull Taurus is the second astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Taurus. ... An animation of the constellation Gemini (center), the twins, shows two parallel stick figures. ... Leo the lion Leo is the fifth astrological sign of the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Leo. ... Virgo the virgin or maiden Virgo is an astrological sign which originated from the constellation Virgo, and is the sixth sign of the zodiac. ... The golden scales Libra is the seventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Libra. ... Scorpio the animal Scorpio is an astrological sign, which originated from the constellation Scorpius, and is the eighth sign of the zodiac. ... Sagittarius the archer Sagittarius is the ninth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Sagittarius. ... A Capricorn from a 15th century book Capricorn is the tenth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Capricornus. ... Spirit of Aquarius Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation Aquarius. ... Symbol of Pisces Pisces is an Astrological sign, which originated from the constellation Pisces, and is the twelfth sign of the zodiac. ...

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