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Cancer Decan 2


Cancer decan 2 is ruled by Mercury and the Mars (Scorpio triplicity). The Sun scorches its way through the constellations of the Twins, the Greater Dog, the Great Ship, the Lynx and the Unicorn from July 1 – 12. I am not surprise that there are some huge names on the celebrity lists below, since this decan contains probably the most famous star in the sky, Sirius. Cancer is awarded the important luminary, the Moon as its ruler since it the first month of northern summer.

The Moon is the second brightest object in the sky, when it is not being mysteriously dark! So it is befitting that Sirius should find its home in such a hot section of the ecliptic. We tend to think of Cancereans as being rather soft and pliable due to it being a water sign, but these people are no pushovers. Yes, when they are young they are as cute as hell with their trademark puppy dog eyes. Then they grow up to be great hairy wolves…in attractive sheepskin that is. The mix of water with the heat of Sirius makes these people incredibly sultry.

Devoted Wolves & Hermit Crabs

Take this fluffy wolf, then throw in Mercury the trickster and dark twin Pollux and you get a very intriguing breed of Cancerean indeed. In myth Mercury conversed between the gods and the underworld, he is a bridge and mediator between the two. There is a feel of being a guide here, a light in the inky black night. Dogs can guide the blind just as the stars guided the ships. There can be a distrust of this decan, possibly because it takes these people a little time to shake off the coal dust from the underworld. They can seem a little scary in the bright sunlight, their “black looks” showing up the wisdom lines in their faces, like coal miners. They come across like old souls in a child’s body which can be a bit disconcerting  These folk’s super success may come from a deep feeling of being unworthy or tarnished in some way. Nevertheless these people are bright sparks and because of this attract a lot of envy. Often Cancer decan 2 don’t understand themselves why people are so jealous of them, when in fact they themselves are feeling envious of others.

Cancer Decan 2 ~ Fixed Stars

Cancer 11º 13’ ~ Alzirr on the right foot of Pollux in Gemini 3.4 *
Cancer 14º 05’ ~ Sirius in Canis Major the Greater Dog –1.4
Cancer 14º 58’ ~ Canopus in the keel of Argo Navis the Great Ship. – 0.7
Cancer 15º 52’ ~  Lynx 21 in the Lynx 4.4
Cancer 18º 31’ ~ Wasat in the waist area of Pollux in Gemini 3.5
Cancer 19º 32’ ~ Delta Monoceros in Monoceros the Unicorn 4.0
Cancer 19º 36’ ~ Muliphein in the neck of the Canis Major the Greater Dog 4.1
*Magnitude. Star positions for the year 2000. 

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  1. 1st decan Pisces cross-over here, since I’ve my Moon & Saturn conj the Dog @12′ Can… As another post mentions, DOG BITTEN CHILDHOOD’s right! Although, aside from recent Plutonian leveling and releveling of childhood fairy tales I’ve clung to, I’ve come to find that I’m sometimes @my best when I’m @my MOST STOIC.

  2. You say of Sirius :: I am not surprise that there are some huge names on the celebrity lists below, since this decan contains probably the most famous star in the sky, Sirius.

    And yet of the stars you interrupt – Sirius does not exist. ??! I asked the question years back and no real answer then nor have you added any insight to date. My frustration is that my ascendant is cancer 14:08 conjunct Sirius 14:05. Why such an important star remains vague is a mystery to me. What I know is that it is the dog star and figures highly in ancient Egyptian religion because its arrival in the sky meant that the Nile would soon commence its yearly flood and everyone knew that was the start of the growing season and source of revitalized conditions for the soil.

    My this Pluto Uranus square has been dramatic for me as Pluto hovered over my descendent Capricorn 14:08. I cant help but believe everything was amplified even more by Sirius – but how? I don’t really have much to go on. Why is Sirius so secret? While other stars are written about extensively? It seems to mirror my own personality which for most of my life I was extremely secretive.

    • I’ve never said Sirius does not exist Jim! I just haven’t had the time to write it yet. I wrote most of the other stars before I started writing the decans which I have yet to finish. That’s the priority right now.

    • Jim I TOTALLY hear you on the Pluto Uranus Square being dramatic. I too have Sirius Rising/cancer ascendant and the past few years have been insane! Additionally, my cancer Ascendant is also forming a T square with Pluto and Eris!. Maybe your Cancer ascendant is forming aspects to other planets in your chart as well. I fee like I have been torn apart at the seams and I still am currently putting the pieces of a brand new self back together! Just trust the process and trust that when the self is being radically transformed, it can be scary as you still do not yet know the person that is being rebirthed. I too look forward to reading Marina’s work on the completed cancer decan 2, and on Sirius Rising in particular! Marina’s work on the decans I just legendary and I wait in anticipation for the release on the entire book on the decans! That should keep me occupied for many years to come! All the best to you my Sirian brother! And may the Gods smile upon us once again, especially those who have been left battered and bruised from these intense transits in the past few years…. Or just maybe.. that’s exactly what those transits were… a smile from the Gods!