Cancer Zodiac Sign (astrology)

Cancer (♋︎) is the fourth astrological sign in the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Cancer. It spans from 90° to 120° celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area between approximately June 22 and July 22,[2] and under the sidereal zodiac, the Sun transits this area between approximately July 21 and August 9.[3]

In astrology, Cancer is the cardinal sign of the Water trigon, which is made up of Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio.[4] It is one of the six negative signs, and its ruling planet is the Moon. Though some depictions of Cancer feature a lobster or crayfish,[2] the sign is most often represented by the crab, based on the Karkinos.

Zodiac symbolCrab
Duration (tropical, western)June 21 – July 22 (2021, UT1)[1]
ConstellationCancer
Zodiac elementWater
Zodiac qualityCardinal
Sign rulerMoon
DetrimentSaturn
ExaltationJupiter
FallMars

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