The Glyph and Myths of Cancer

Cosmic Cannibal

   Unlike the majority of the other zodiac signs, Cancer doesn’t have a particular Greek myth or mythic figure that explains the emotional entrails and significance of the sign. In fact, the only epic entity that has long since been associated with this sign is Mother herself. This sign rules the chest, breasts, stomach and womb. And though many Crabs can dispute or deny it, Motherhood means everything to them. Cancer’s planet, symbol, and glyph reveal a sizeable amount of its fundamental patterns. Like the other water signs, Cancer is represented by an elusive creature: an animal that can function on land and in the waves.  And only upon fusing those fundamentals with the meaning of Mother can the true characterization of this sign finally be exposed.


Just like the moon, Cancer’s emotions and character are in continuous orbit, resulting in many changes (even though they don’t like change). The…

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