A Cardinal Sign
Hello Cancer. It’s your turn for information about your geometric arrow design. Enjoy.
The fourth zodiac sign of the crab is a CARDINAL sign (there are three more – Aries, Libra and Capricorn). Cardinal signs have the need for action in common and can be fairly ambitious, liking to be in control but the trait shows in different ways. Cancer likes to control emotions, home and family. The glyph or symbol for cardinal is like an upward pointing arrow with a dot in the middle of the open part of the arrow. On your arrow, you see the symbol near the top.
A Water Sign
Cancer, you are one of the three water signs – experiencing life predominantly through emotions. The glyph or symbol for this element is a downward pointing triangle. The other Water signs are Pisces and Scorpio. Water signs have strong instincts or gut feelings and are often intuitive and sensitive. You can see the glyph or symbol for water near the bottom of the arrow
Each sign of the Zodiac is ruled by a planet (or co-ruled by two). Cancer, you are ruled by the Moon (which along with the Sun is a ‘luminary’ but also counted as a planet in charts). Its symbol is the crescent moon and you can spot it in several places on your arrow. All the planets of our solar system are in each person’s chart and the Moon shows a person’s emotional life.
Groups of Planets
The planets in a chart are described as personal (The “Luminaries” Sun and Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) and are the more inner planets. Social planets come next (Jupiter and Saturn). Transpersonal or outer planets are Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. (Yes, Pluto is now classed as a dwarf planet but it still functions as a planet in Astrology. Other bodies such as Eris, Ceres etc can also be taken into account in a chart.) Cancer’s ruler. The Moon is a personal ‘planet’ and closest to the Earth. Almost at the top of the arrow directly below the arrowhead I have drawn a single diagonal line to show this. (I draw one for the personal, two for social and three for the transpersonal planets.) I have added the Earth with a dotted line to show how the Moon circles the planet.
Although each sign has its own glyph or symbol, rather than stay traditional all the way I have incorporated my own idea into each arrow. For Cancer the crescent Moon is shown inside a full Moon with different moon phases at the two tips. There is a triangle linking the Moon to the Earth symbol (a cross inside a circle). All this is to show just how powerful the Moon is. (Heaven help whoever gets between a Cancer and the person s/he is protecting! Those crab claws can be dangerous weapons!)
The arrowhead has the square rune or symbol for ‘home’ as Cancerians love whatever or wherever they call home. For many it is a safe haven and place of security.
The bottom of the arrow shows both a dark and a light Moon. Cancer, you can certainly swing from one to the other but if you can hold these in balance and while trusting that powerful intuition of yours, then nothing can stop you!
The constellation for Cancer completes the geometric design. The stars are drawn in soft purple – one of the colours associated with the Moon.
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