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~ Jun 21 – Jul 22
Cancer, the crab, is one of the twelve constellations
of the zodiac. Cancer is small and dim, and to many it does
not resemble a crab. It lies between Gemini to the west and
Leo to the east, Lynx to the north and Canis Minor and Hydra
to the south.
brightest star in Cancer is ß Cancri, called Al
Tarf ("the end" of the crab's leg). Cancer is best
noted among stargazers as the home of Praesepe (M44), an open
cluster also called the Beehive Cluster or the Gate of Men,
which contains the star Cancri.
In Greek mythology, Cancer was a brave little crab who
tried to stop Heracles from defeating the Lernaean
Hydra and was
squashed for his efforts.
astrological sign Cancer (June 21 - July 22) is associated
with the constellation.
In some cosmologies, Cancer is associated
with the classical element Water, and thus called a Water Sign
(with Scorpio and Pisces). Its polar opposite is Capricorn.
In the 1970s there was a proposal to rename the zodiac sign,
some astrologers felt that an imagined association with the
disease Cancer was off-putting. Some people with the sun sign
of Cancer refer to themselves as moon children instead (the
sign is associated with the Moon in astrology).Cancer is a
Cardinal Water sign, and is the fourth stage of the evolutionary
process of the zodiac. Cancer initiates (Cardinal) emotions
(Water) and is the sign where a planet recognizes emotional
needs and seeks to find ways to meet them.
for Cancer are "I FEEL".
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