Cancer (astrology)

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Zodiac symbol Crab
Duration (tropical, western) 21 June – 22 July (2014, UTC)
Constellation Cancer
Zodiac element Water
Zodiac quality Cardinal
Sign ruler Moon
Detriment Saturn
Exaltation Jupiter
Fall Mars

Cancer (♋) is the fourth astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Cancer. It spans the 90-120th degree of the zodiac, between 90 and 125.25 degree of celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area on average between June 21 and July 22, and under the sidereal zodiac, the Sun transits this area between approximately July 16 and August 15. The symbol of the crab is based on the Karkinos, a giant crab that bit Hercules during his fight with the Hydra.[1]


External links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of Cancer at Wiktionary
  • Media related to Cancer at Wikimedia Commons