C. M. Ramsburg
Cancer the Crab
Today we will highlight the Fourth House of the Zodiac: Cancer the Crab! This intuitive sign rules from June 21 - July 22. Read on to learn more about this emotional sign and the Zodiac Keeper that embodies it!
Welcome to Ramstrology, the astrology blog written by Aries Ram, C. M. Ramsburg! Ramstrology delves into various Zodiac systems to highlight their diverse cultural influences. In this blog series, you'll learn about the 12 western signs and receive an exclusive look at the 12 Zodiac Keepers featured in C. M. Ramsburg's YA Fantasy, SON OF THE SUN.
“I have the power to heal myself as well as others.”
Cancer is an intuitive sign whose emotional tides are influenced by the Moon. Those born of this Sun Sign often have trouble controlling their deep emotions and mood swings. Cancers are sympathetic, imaginative, and tenacious. They are loyal to those they love but suspicious and distrusting toward strangers. While Cancers can often be moody and pessimistic, they are sentimental and sympathetic towards others.
What to Know about Cancer
Cancer is a Water Sign, along with Scorpio and Pisces. Water is a feminine element that combines the Zodiac qualities of cold and wet. The watery nature of Cancer encourages those born of this sign to flow at a slow pace. The influence of water creates an aura of mystery and depth around Cancers. Water often serves as a bridge between life and death, calling out to our ancestors. Cancer is a Cardinal Sign and signifies the beginning of Summer. The totem of Cancer is the Crab, originating from the Greek legend in which Hera sent a Crab to aid the Hydra in his fight against Hercules. However, Hercules stepped on the Crab with his mighty foot and killed it, so Hera honored the Crab's noble efforts in the night sky. The legend of the Crab associates Cancers with a lack of self-awareness, often overestimating their size and abilities. If Cancers aren't careful, they may become pawns in someone else's game.
Cancer's ruling planet is the Moon, which reflects our soul and inner emotions. The Moon influences our subconscious, linking Cancers to spiritual visions and divination. The Moon is a maternal power that fosters support and trust through our collection of memories. Cancer holds the strongest connection to the Moon, being the only Zodiac Sign that has the Moon as their ruling planet.
Clare Acqua, Keeper of Cancer
“I can hear the Atlantic whispering to me at night, keeping me company.”
Clare Acqua is the 10-year-old Keeper of Cancer in my YA Fantasy, SON OF THE SUN. She has bright blue eyes and curly black hair. She is the youngest member of the Zodiac Keepers. Despite her youth and innocence, Clare has a childlike curiosity that she follows without doubt or fear. She does not shy away from a challenge and wants to prove her worth to her comrades. Clare experiences the most prophetic dreams and visions out of the Keepers, but she doesn't understand her divination enough to tell her comrades about it. Clare is a Water Sign that feels the strongest connection to the ocean that raised her.
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