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Cancer Buttons

Cancer Buttons

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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.

The 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.

The 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, as 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.

Keywords for Cancer are "I FEEL".

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Since 1972 Quick Silver Mint has been creating authentic handmade medallions, available through their catalog and at festivals throughout the United States. Now the designs are available here as buttons. An understanding of the symbols may inspire you and enhance your journey of self-discovery. Each has its origin in ancient stone carvings, pottery, or other artifacts and many were inspired by myth and legend. We have spent over 30 years researching and creating magical jewelry based on symbols from around the world. We are very proud to mint over 100 designs. If you want to learn