Saturday, June 16, 2012

Cancer Fun Astrology Facts & Zodiac Shopping Guide


Fun Astrology Facts & Vintage Zodiac Shopping Guide

Cancer June 21 - July 22


Welcome to the monthly feature of Fun Astrology Facts and Vintage Zodiac Shopping Guide.  We will be moving into the House of Cancer the Crab beginning June 21st through July 22nd.  In astrology Cancer is one of the four cardinal signs of the Zodiac which coincide with the seasons. Cancer represents the Summer Solstice, preceded by Aries (Spring Equinox), followed by Libra (Fall Equinox) and Capricorn (Winter Solstice).  Cancer is known as the Northern (Hemisphere's) Gate of the Sun, and the imaginary line which circles the earth showing the sun's path during summer is called the Tropic of Cancer.  The Southern Hemisphere's summer equal is the Tropic of Capricorn.



Although the constellation of Cancer is the dimmest of the zodiacal constellations it is shines bright with a rich Greek mythos.  Greek mythology's tale of the constellation begins with the story of Hercules and the Twelve Labors.  The second Labor, of the seemingly impossible Twelve Labors, Hercules had to perform in order to vindicate himself with the gods for his crimes while under the spell of Hera.


Cancer Constellation




Hercules during this second trial had to kill Hydra, a serpent like sea monster with nine heads.  According to one version, as Hercules was battling the monster and gaining the upper hand Hera sent a crab to agitate Hercules, who kicked the crab to the heavens.  In another version, Hercules crushed the crab and Hera placed the crabs image in the heavens as a reward for killing Hydra.  I prefer the first version, as I hardly believe Hera would be so kind as to reward Hercules for which she had such a vengeance.

But Cancer hasn't always been represented by a crab.  In different cultures it has been represented by a lobster, snapping turtle, tortoise, cray fish, and a water beetle; but always a creature with an exoskeleton and usually as a creature who lives in the water as Cancer is a water sign.


Cancer Zodiac Information:



  • Sign:  Crab, Water Sign
  • Ruling Planet:  Moon
  • Color:  Silver
  • Starstone: Pearl, Moonstone
  • Lucky Day:  Friday
  • Lucky Number(s):  8, 4

Cancer's are supposed to be:



  • Sensitive
  • Caring
  • Private
  • Gentile
  • Perceptive
  • Reserved
  • Loving
  • Protective
  • Picky
  • Temperamental
  • Like Hobbies
  • Romantic
  • Committed
  • Loyal

Cancer Zodiac Vintage Gift Shopping Guide



Please enjoy our carefully curated Vintage Gift Shopping Guide for the Cancer in your life from the Etsy Vintage Elite Team of shops bringing you the best vintage on Etsy!  All these items are for sale; if you click on the item description  it will open the listing in a new window.


Vintage Federal Glass Cancer Zodiac Mug: Retro Milkglass Coffee Cup Painted Black with Gold Crab
Vintage Cancer Zodiac Mug



Antique Brass Fixture - Hippocamp Mythical Horse Mermaid
Antique Brass Fixture - Hippocamp Mythical Horse Mermaid



Wooden Moon Shelf
Wooden Moon Shelf

Antique Nautical Illustration by Penrhyn Stanlaws, Sketched Bearded Ship Captain Smoking, RARE Original Vintage Paper Ephemera, 1901
Antique Nautical Illustration by Penrhyn Stanlaws

Sailboat Ship Model White 13 inches 3 Masts Vintage from Nowvintage on Etsy
Sailboat Ship Model White 13 inches 3 Masts

Vintage Pill or Trinket Box - Silver & Abalone - Handmade
Vintage Pill or Trinket Box - Silver & Abalone


Sea Urchin Vintage Carved Button Brooch
Sea Urchin Vintage Carved Button Brooch

Antique Early Mid Victorian Rose Gold Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Ring
Antique Early Mid Victorian Rose Gold Seed Pearl Crescent Moon Ring

Vintage Pink Lavender Beaded Necklace
Vintage Pink Lavender Beaded Necklace

Vintage Denby Vase Small Snail Shell Beige Teal English Stoneware Rare Seaside Giftware
Vintage Denby Vase Small Snail Shell Beige Teal English Stoneware

Pink Sea Shell Handbag - Vintage - Feminine
Pink Sea Shell Handbag - Vintage - Feminine

8 comments:

Moody said...

Okay... I'm not a "Cancer" and don't have any in my immediate family, but loved this post! I'll be looking forward to the new ones each month, especially if you keep including such awesome pics. That Moon Shelf is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!

Roselle said...

I am a true believer in Astrology. My husband is a Cancer to a "T". Love all the goodies you've featured. That Pink Sea Shell Handbag is calling my name as is the beautiful nautical illustration!
Happy Weekend and Happy Birthday to all the July babies!

wretchedshekels said...

another great blog post! keep up the good work, i love how you incorporate the team :)

Whimzy Thyme said...

Very cool! I love it. Reading about zodiac signs and horoscopes are fun. I love the shell bag; it is so whimsical .

tracy said...

What fun!! I'm not a Cancer but know some that are & Roselle is right that it describes them to a "T". And I also love that little pink sea shell handbag & very surprised it hasn't been snatched up!

HilltopTimes said...

Is this neat, or what?! I love you, Cancer. Learned a few new things, love the items posted, and am ready for the next astrological blog!!! Thank you so much!
Maggie

Traci Moody said...

This is so much fun.

Miss Farfalla said...

I love people born under that sign! They're always so warm and friendly! Great post!

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