Considered by many to be preeminent, Cancers redemptive qualities include loyalty, kindness, inclusiveness, and tenacity. The Crab scitters across the stars from July 16th till August 16th, in real time; seasonally, from June 20th till July 20th.
The dual human nature of Cancer is demonstrated here in the shape of a crab, at home both in the deep and ashore. The Egyptians saw a sacred scarab in the stars here, which seemed to rise from waste and live forever. How does a naturally sensitive and delicate soul reconcile the material grossness of this world with her eternal existence? With love of course! Cancers feel.
The moon as the Center of our Hearts and Minds is at home in the sign of the cold wet Crab. Its pearlescent light, ever changing, yet forever, keeps regular the weeks of seasons, the cycle of years, the cycles of our lives and loves.
The inner moon as the Center of our Hearts and Minds is sensitive and must be protected, hence, we never touch with iron that part of the body then occupied by the moon. We don't die from having surgery on the breasts when the moon is in Cancer, but we don't heal quickly either.
The natural scent of Cancer is lily of the valley, night blooming jasmine, pink rose, and ginger. Its metals are silver and aluminum. Most people will agree that the pearl and moonstone are remarkable gems, but the prudent magickal Cancer will choose the rose quartz. This stone promotes heart healing through positive self love, self esteem, self image and a good body image. It heals the emotional body and its heartaches, loneliness, inducing emotional release and clearing. It fosters acceptance, inner peace, forgiveness, and self forgiveness, soothing and easing fears and grief.
Cancers fabric is softest flannel or fleece.
Moon foods cheese, dairy products, sesame oil, candied ginger, melons of all kinds, and of course shellfish.
These associations give the prudent magickal Cancer a deeper insight into her nature and place in the world.
Your words of wisdom are, 'I am deeply concerned about everything.'
The garden of Cancer embraces the iris, jasmine, water lily, white rose, anise, sesame, coriander, ginger hyssop, lettuce, willow, and watercress. In the foreground must be a little white house, white seashells, moon snail shells, with a statue of the Blessed Mother holding the Holy Child is a fit centerpiece.
The most effective pilgrimage for a Cancer or anyone with a strong influx of the Heart and Mind influence would be to the Cathedral of St. James at Compostela in Spain.
The most effective shrine would be in a bathroom by the tub, or in the bathroom sink, also the shower; outside by a lake, river, a brook, and places where rushes or vegetables grow; anywhere in the kitchen; in the home itself which is ruled by Cancer; the stall of a sheepfold; in a tavern, hotel, motel, or boardinghouse; anywhere in the cellar, or a corner facing north in your own house. Dedicate the shrine in the key of G.
The Threee Phases of Cancer
Every sign has three phases, or decanates, which change every ten days or degrees. This is another reason for the vast differences between the Cancers! Called Rising Stars, these constellations stamp their signature on us at the hour of our birth, and at the birth of each new day. These rising stars tell us a great deal about which myth we may be enacting, with which archetypes, and which dramas we may live out in our lives.
The decanates of Cancer are very important, beginning with the cool white stars of the Little Bear . From the 15th of July till the 25th, these rising stars include our current North Star, Polaris. Those people and relationships born under these stars are humane, kind, and dislike dissension; marked mediumistic tendencies and sensitivities.
The second decanate of Cancer, Callisto, Great Bear, graces the dawn from the 25th of July till the 4th of August. These stars wrap around the pole, hence never set. Those people and relationships born under these stars are proud, practical, with a strong desire to help others in need.
The last decanate of Cancer is graceful, gold-filled Argo, the Ship of Jason, rising from the 5th till the 15th of August. This ship carried adventurous sailors willing to risk falling off the edge of the world, and brought back the Golden Fleece! Those people and relationships born under these stars are mentally strong, fortunate, and respectful of elders; such as create their own destiny.
Cancer enriches all that pass through its stars with patience, tenacity, kindness, maternal nurturing, and patriotism.
Birth Chart for Georgette Heyer
Georgette Heyer was born August 16, 1902, in the UK. She wrote so many novels of the Regency period, which many of us cut our romantic teeth on, she is almost a byword, and rightly so. Georgettes writing brings alive the native quality, sensitivity, and strength of character implied by the term 'lady'. She reads like fine lace!
Elizabeth Clare Prophet was born April 8, 1939, in Red Bark New Jersey USA at an unspecified time. The puts her sun in sidereal Aries, and Pluto the great changer in Cancer, right on her ascendant!
Notice the width of the face, the eyes spaced far apart, all signs of a Cancer rising!
Pluto on the ascendant is the most powerful mark of the magickian!
No wonder she is so polarizing! Beloved spiritual leader, reviled charlatan, devoted mom, public figure, author, channeler, rip off artist, and/or one human being.
With the moon in Cancer
we are kinder, gentler, home loving, nurturing, and ferociously protective of the young- in any form, be it our garden, our newest project, a child or distant cousin. Baking and home decor may take precedence, but not over piety, filial obligations, and patriotism. Not the time to attend an anti-something rally!! Special care must be taken of the chest, breasts, and stomach, as these are at their most vulnerable at this transit. Recall, 'touch not with iron those parts of the body resided by the moon.' You won't die if you get a breast augmentation now, but you won't heal as rapidly and recover as fully, either.
If you were born with the moon in Cancer, this is your very soul essence, the heart of your heart. You will always be sensitive, nurturing, protective; this is something of which to be proud!
The moon signifies your mother in your birth chart, though she herself may not be a Cancer. This describes the relationship you have with her; she is Ace high in your eyes, and you will always be close. This is a good, natural, and rare thing, nowadays.
All phases of the moon goddess fit us at one time or another in our lives! That's because we are so connected to her.
In youth we are The Maiden aspect
At maturity, we assume the Mother...
Later, as we break free of our biological timeclocks, we assume the WiseWoman ...
The moon has always been the source of fascination...
as has the earth.
What is the difference between the connection of the moon and the tides, and the full moon and lunatic behavior???
this cures one of them!!!!
Remember the cow who jumped over the moon!
And of course, every changing of the moon sees some of us turn into dragons...
causing so many men to become...
Let's face it- we are the original Trinity, and we, like Selene, Diana, and Hecate, are mysterious, beautiful, and feminine.
The moon is the place where is unborn wait for mothers, where the dead go to await rebirth, and where many secrets yet await those who call upon Her!
A lunar eclipse is a most special time. The abundant blue earth comes between the celestial pearl and the sun, with its life giving light; the moon falls into the rich black furrow of earths' shadow. Spirit stirs unseen, waking seeds ancient and fresh, which have been laying sleeping on the safe crystal white surface of the moon... as the three days of the new moon progress, these quiet seed spirits are wafted by the celestial winds, down to a fertile and open earth garden... the Wise will carefully tend the gardens of the Soul. This is the time when new ideas, dreams, and forms are conceived, to display their pageants on the face of the earth.
The new moon rises and sets with the sun, leaving us with starry skies. This is also called The Dark Night of the Soul. We don't have our Pearl to guide us, but must rely on the darkness and the stars.
The full moon is more than some of us can deal with! Though beautiful, luminous, and mystical, the full moon brings out all the traits of the sign which it is occupying, and the levels can be overwhelming to some sensitive souls. This overpowering flood of the energy of a particular sign is the reason for the full hospitals, police blotters, and bars on the nights when the moon is full!
Ways we can safeguard against lunacy: Wolfs bane
Ceres: Us As Mother
Ceres in Cancer makes a master of the kitchen, an innate nutritionist, herbalist, and Dr. Mom!
When Venus transits Cancer, we love our homes! We lavish our nest with fresh flowers, new furnishings, beautiful glass! Our taste, wither we are inclined toward shabby chic or classic elegance, actually refines itself.
If you were born with Venus in Cancer, your taste is superb! So why do you pick such odd people as friends?
Women with Venus in Cancer attract men who want a homebody as a mate, a perfect housewife as the ancient saying goes.
While Mars transits Cancer, we become rebels without a Cause.
Women with Mars in Cancer are attracted to this type of man: a bad boy, a fearless rebel, a freedom fighter, a gang banger. They tend to mother these men, trying to give them enough love to save them from themselves...
Isn't it wiser to choose another manifestation of Mars in Cancer, the home builder, carpenter, handyman, Tim Taylor type?
Mars in Cancer wants to father a family, build the nest, and be the breadwinner.
While Saturn transits Cancer, we are prone to jealousy, uneasiness, seeing dark clouds and spooky spirits, feeling uneasy around our family.
If you were born with Saturn in Cancer, you may not respect your dad, and have serious Dad Issues. You can cultivate your highest and noblest qualities to rise above this.
Saturn in the chart also tells us how we end things, when we have had enough, where we draw our boundaries. With Saturn in Cancer, it tends to be when we hurt enough... again, we can rise above this leaden tendency by cultivating our higher qualities.
Pallas is How We Interact With Our Dad
The planette Pallas in Cancer encourages daughters to see Mom through Dads' eyes!
While Jupiter transits Cancer, we are into Art, wine, joy, entertaining, and are very lucky!
Most women would wisely marry the Jupiter in their charts; if your Jupiter falls in Cancer, look for the perfect mate as good humored, ambitious but benevolent, sociable, popular with all kinds of people, and who treats him mom like a friend. He may not be a Cancer, but he will interact with you on that level, within those parameters. This is one of the most fortunate of placements for a marriage partner!
Juno in Cancer increases the harmony and love in moms family, blesses a romance with marriage, a partnership with unity, and a union with children. It always delivers a unique recipe in the family, a secret ingrediant, something that makes the board not just special, but talked about by guests for years.
But, when Moms not happy, nobody is happy!
Vesta in Cancer is capable of making any place a real Home, by her warmth, charm, kindness, and comforting, supportive energy, right from the heart of the Divine! If you have Vesta here, you are so lucky!
Neptune last transited Cancer from 1914 til 1929.
This transit adds sensitivity, civility, refinement, delicacy, and idealism to our spiritual lives which natually carries over into our daily interactions. We are no longer polite, and put no value on such behavior, because the stars don't support it.... but someday they will!!
Motherhood will be seen again as the most noble occupation, the Goddess will be honored, and Art for Arts sake will avail.
Uranus last transited Cancer in 1955 til 1962, just after the baby boom, when Mom stayed at home and did the most important job on the planet at any time, past or present.
Many of us alive today have this placement.
We are mediums, extremely sensitive emotionally, easily touched and swayed by the plight of suffering; we may take in 17 stray cats and picket pet shops. We can demonstrate eccentricity in this area of our lives while maintaining a demand job in accounting.
We are rather bohemian in our domestic arrangements, or have been in the past; we hve lost old friends through estrangements and frequently go a month or more without calling 'home' though we love our home and family very much. It's so much easier to love them when they are far away!
Two warnings: we are going to have digestive troubles which no doctor will be able to fathom, and we are going to be involved, at one time or another, in municple activities. Possibly tea parties; it may go further.
Pluto last transited Cancer from 1937 til 1957. With Pluto in Cancer we experience disruption in the home, in the family unit, and in our definitions of family, in womens place in society.
The second world war, the rise of Nazism, fascism, and other forms of total governmental control over every aspect of peoples lives coincide with this transit.
Now is a unique opportunity to demonstrate trust in the Universal guidance.
Lilith in Cancer is a weak placement, and you should consider not having children of your own. Instead you can make your home anywhere and everywhere and feel perfectly at ease, like a native, with nothing holding you back.
The North Node: Predicts gain through property, homes, houses, and through unexpected means; a born finder!
The South Node: You have thoroughly learned the Cancer lessons in past lives, and now may dispense wisdom and comfort as largess.
Part of Fortune
Predicts gain through antique, inherited treasures and valuables, including homes.
Chiron the Healer
Not only are the pink ribbons and Walks for the Cure an outpouring of Chiron in Cancer, but also the post partum questionaiires and exercises, and the doulas. How far we have come!!
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