Cancer Decan 3 ~ July 12 to 22 2017. The weekly horoscope runs as an Egyptian week, ie 10 days. It will start as the Sun moves into a new decan and looks at what fixed stars it hits during the decanate week. The star interpretations are written for those born with their Sun on that degree, but the general mood of the day will carry that flavour too.

Giddy Artists & Mood Swings

Cancer decan 3 tends to be the moodiest of all the crabs. One never knows if they will be sunny or shadowy. Colourful emotions are great for creativity however. As artists they throw themselves right into their work with no holding back. Feelings flood out onto the canvas and touch the public profoundly. In love they are utterly, utterly devoted to a fault. This can be quite overwhelming for their beloved. Therefore it is essential to find an artistic or musical outlet in order to process their deep dark passions and euphoric highs.

July 12

Cancer 20º 14’ ~ Castor in the head of the mortal twin in Gemini 1.5 *
Cancer 20º 40’ ~ Adara in the back leg of the Canis Major the Greater Dog 1.5

Castor is the ‘good’ mortal twin and was a horse trainer, he holds a harp in his hand representing musical talent and artistry. Castor was refined and civilised, but still got into scrapes with his wilder brother Pollux however. The influence of the darkside is never far away. Robson say Castor “ gives distinction, a keen intellect, success in law and many travels, fondness for horses, sudden fame and honor”…. However this great success can often be followed by “loss of fortune and disgrace, sickness, trouble and great affliction. Its natives are said to be mischievous and prone to violence.”

Eric Morse says “Castor is also noted in natal astrology for proneness to mental breakdowns and neurotic distress. People with this star prominent and well aspected are exceptionally gifted intellectually. Where these geniuses often need help is in not letting their concern for others go ‘over the top’.” [1] Adara in Canis Major has no interpretations, but in Hebrew it means “adorned, dear, darling, adulation, and adored” This fits well with this decan’s devoted and faithful nature combined with the dogs reputation for fidelity and faith in its master.

July 13

Cancer 22º 12’ ~ Gomeisa in the neck of the Canis Minor the Lesser Dog 3.1

Gomeisa is a white star found in the neck of the Lesser Dog, the Beta star of Canis Minor. “Gomeisa or Al-Ghumaisa’ is translated as “The bleary-eyed one”, “The Weeping One”, or “The Wateried Eyed” It is interesting the connection with water, tears and grieving as Canis Minor represents “Maera, the hound of Icarius, who drowned himself on account of his grief at the death of his master.” On the more positive side this star was often combined by the Arabs with star Mirzam (In Canis Minor in Cancer Decan 1) “these two beta stars together were titled “The Announcers”, heralding the coming of Sirius, the biggest star in the sky, because they rose before Sirius in the night sky. In Arabia they were imagined as two dogs. One can imagine barking dogs announcing the arrival of visitors, or barking dogs bringing something to people’s attention: Many radio and TV announcers are influenced by either of these two stars.”

July 14

Cancer 23º 00’ ~ Musida on the muzzle of Ursa Major the Great Bear 3.5

Nothing specifically is written for Musida but it is found in Ursa Major which “According to Ptolemy, Ursa Major is like Mars. It is said to give a quiet, prudent, suspicious, mistrustful, self-controlled, patient nature, but an uneasy spirit and great anger and revengefulness when roused.” These folk make great lion tamers, but can equally apply to disciplining wild children also. Manilus says “to those born at such a time wild creatures will show no hostile face, and in their dealings with animals these men will find them submissive to their rule. Such a one will be able to control huge lions with a gesture, to fondle wolves, and to play with captive panthers; … he will dispel the fury of the tiger, training it to become a peaceful animal.” [2]



  1. This is my absolute TOP favourite format of all your horoscopes, Marina! I’m crazy about Fixed Stars.
    On the composite chart with my SO, Jupiter is conjunct Juno on Spica.
    Jupiter is at 22Libra50
    Spica is at 23Libra05
    Juno is at 23:28
    MC is at 28Libra47, so this configuration hits you right in the eye the minute you look at the chart. Incidentally, the chart is a “cradle” pattern which includes all the main planets, but not all of them touch the angles of the cradle.
    That Jupiter-Spica-Juno sounds so good, right? The King and Queen of the Roman pantheon together with Spica?
    Except that Jupiter didn’t exactly treat Juno with the respect she deserved. In fact, he can be regarded as the usurper of her power … and while Juno is often seen as the marriage asteroid, I have also seen interpretations that point out Jupiter’s serial unfaithfulness to her.
    Hmmmmm …
    Those negative factors actually affected our relationship when we were young and stupid. As we have matured, I have gained his respect now and he (says he) is no longer unfaithful.

    I totally adore your site and how you write on it, Marina! Your insights are rare and special.

    • Hi Irmi, Yes Jupiter is the male’s natural drive to conquer and sew as much seed as possible, which they have to learn to harness. Just as females have to learn to get to grips with over-nurturing and judging things more rationally rather than emotionally. I’m glad you managed to keep your marriage together despite all. I think Jupiter/Juno just show the challenges a marriage will go through if you marry an Alpha male!

  2. Hi Marina, thank you so much for replying!
    You have given me extra insight with your comment about over-nurturing – this man’s Ascendant is in Pisces, so he is adept at needing nurturing. And I have Venus in Cancer … fortunately conjunct Moon in Gemini (orb 1:43). BUT – his Asc degree is in quincunx to his Saturn, Pluto and my Sun and Part of Fortune …
    Every single thing you say about Spica applies to us in one way or another, even the physical unfruitfulness set against the craving for higher learning.
    We didn’t keep our marriage together. We divorced long ago and recently rediscovered each other. It was all very exciting to get together again, but it’s not at all certain that we’ll make it this time. He is an ultra-Alpha male and I have become quite independent during our time apart. We have a bit of a “Twin Flame or Hell Fire” thing, but communicate beautifully if we stay calm and focused.
    The Sun is on Spica TODAY – and there’s this lunar eclipse going on …


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