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Star Signs: Cancer

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Which Star Sign were you born in?

If you were born between the 21st June - 22nd July, then you were born under the star sign Cancer. In this page we examine the image associated with Cancer, current and hostroic names for Cancer, look at historic figures born under Cancer and share interesting facts about the Cancer star sign.

Cancer (21st June - 22nd July)

Payni- Egyptian, Der Krebs- German, Le Cancre or Ecrevisse of the French, Il Cancro, or Granchio of the Italians, allutu- Babylonian,

Other names for the month

Gods connected directly with month

Khepri- Egyptian, Dumuzu- Babylonian, Tammuz- Hebrew,


Green and russet

Associated planet

The moon

Bodily parts

Stomach and breast

General description

It has been depicted by many animal forms throughout history, we know it best as the Crab, pretended to be of Greek origin, but that seems to be an error of time, for when the Greek historian Herodotus questioned the Egyptian priests as to why they had a Scarab in that sign, he, although knowing the Greeks had a crab there, did not understand what they told him, which means he did not understand why the crab was there either, which can only mean he was ignorant about astrology, or that the Greeks adopted the crab from a previous culture without fully understanding why it should be there. And this is very possibly the case, as in reality the Greeks appear rather late in ancient history, and as the Romans would later make the Greek gods their own, so the Greeks had taken and adapted the gods of others to suit their own use.

Anyway, that is not important here, we have this foolish notion that the crab of Cancer was attacking or at least annoying Leo, the Lion, under his guise as Samson or Herakles, but this is utterly wrong, the crab was merely defending itself, or more importantly it’s womb, see my books on the ‘Descendants of Adam’, and ‘Herakles, the birth and other myths.’

Famous ancient people of Cancer

The Old Testament, Issachar, one of the twelve sons of Jacob. Mathew the tax collector and Apostle, disciple of Jesus. Alexander the Great. Julius Caesar of Rome. Henry VIII of England and the reformation.


Emblems and symbols

Crib, manger, womb, stalls,


Willow, trees rich in sap; under the influence of the moon; banana, coconut, mango, mountain ash


Tortoise, turtle, scarab beetle, crab, lobster, crayfish, polyp, ibis, asses,

Signs and constellations around them. From direct right clockwise

Leo, the hydra’ head, Procyon (dog-Canis minor), Gemini, Ursa Major

Notes of interest

Ancient countries etc. under the influence of Cancer include

India, Aethopia (which basically is the bottom two thirds of Africa),

Modern countries and cities supposedly under the influence of Cancer, include,

Scotland, Holland, Burgundy, Zealand (an island that is part of Denmark) Africa in general but especially Algiers, Tripoli and Tunis and the cities of New York, and Constantinople now known as Istanbul.

General qualities

Insight, wisdom,

Less known but important qualities

The Chaldean priests, believed Cancer was the ‘Gate of Men’ whereby souls descended from heaven into human bodies, the Great Pyramid builders believed the same, that is why it contains the Queen’s chamber, which is a personification of a womb.

Astrology: The Descendants of Adam

Aquarius | Pisces | Aries | Taurus |
Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo |
Libra | Scorpio | Sagittarius | Capricorn