Cancer decan 1 is ruled by Venus and the Moon (Cancer triplicity). The Sun gracefully pirouettes through the constellations of the Little Bear, the Twins, the Unicorn, the Dove and the Greater Dog between June 21 – July 1. Alhena in Gemini has the greatest influence on this decan, followed by the ‘Announcer star’ Mirzam in Canis Major. This star is said to be common in the charts of broadcasters, and there is definitely a media influence here.
These people are extremely opinionated and have to have their say. It’s impossible to put a muzzle on them. Try to gag them and watch out for a rabid fit. Disagree with them if you want to see them roll the whites of their eyes. Cancer 1’s pupil only has to flash ‘Don’t you dare’ and your mouth involuntarily clamps shut. This is how Cancer decan 1 wins arguments. The Cancerian traits such as loyalty to the family, tenaciousness and grasping are made even stronger by the overlay of the dog of Canis Major’s loyal, devoted and faithful nature.
Persuading Pirouettes & Rabid Loyalty
Certain breeds of dogs can be ruthless and violent in the pursuit of their target but amusingly whimper like babies when their master clicks their finger. And so it is with these subjects. To the outside world, they appear wild, untameable, free-spirited jokers. They come across as uncompromising activists, brave, fearless and sometimes barking-mad. Cancer decan 1 make formidable, outspoken fighters for the underdog and are relentless chasers of the truth.
We mustn’t forget the magical Unicorn which is found here too. Cancer decan 1 show a fascination with magic and the moonlit sky at night. The stars of the Unicorn are not very bright and it’s very hard teasing this constellation out from the Milky Way in which it is tantalizingly swathed. Just when you think you know the people of the crab, they turn into something else, this gives them a fascinating, elusive quality.
The tarot card associated with this decan is the 2 of Cups. This card is very obviously a positive card and associated with relationships. The deeply emotional, intimate and loving side of Cancer plays out really strongly with this card. Karmically although this decan has its ‘rabid’ side. When these folk settle down into a healthy union;
“There is a strong spiritual connection between the couple in the Two of Cups. Looking at them we can’t help but feel that they may have found their soul mate in each other. The couple hold their Cups at equal height symbolising equality and acceptance within the relationship. The maturity that exists between this couple allows both partners to maintain their own independence, friends, hobbies etc outside the relationship without jealousy or possessiveness setting in.” ~ Teachmetarot. With the twins being so active in this decan we can see the potential of finding a twin flame in the current lifetime thanks to the influence of this card.
Cancer Decan 1 ~ Fixed Stars
Cancer 1º 12’ ~ Yildun in the tail of Ursa Minor the Little Bear 4.4 *
Cancer 3º 26’ ~ Propus in the right foot of Castor in Gemini 3.3
Cancer 4º 15’ ~ Gamma Monoceros in Monoceros the Unicorn 4.0
Cancer 5º 18’ ~ Tejat Posterior on the right heel of Castor in Gemini 3.2
Cancer 7º 11’ ~ Mirzam in the front left paw of Canis Major the Greater Dog 2.0
Cancer 7º 23’ ~ Furud in the left hind paw of Canis Major the Greater Dog 3.1
Cancer 8º 17’ ~ Beta Monoceros in Monoceros the Unicorn 4.7
Cancer 8º 26’ ~ Delta Columba in Colomba the Dove 3.9
Cancer 9º 06’ ~ Alhena in the left foot of Pollux in Gemini 1.0
Cancer 9º 56’ ~ Mebsuta in the right knee of Castor in Gemini 3.2
*Magnitude. Star positions for the year 2000.
Ascendant Cancer 1
Alhena 9º (Heliacal rising star.) “The person born with a strong sense of purpose, to align oneself with a mission or an idea, to have a vocation which guides one’s life. To have a talent in speaking out” 
The ascendant gives the purest expression of the decan’s energy since no planets will colour its expression. The ascendant is also the relationship axis, so the influences above will play out mostly in how the subject relates to others. With Cancer decan 1 the persuading pirouettes and rabid loyalty behaviour will be most notable in love relationships. Problems occur when a partner is turned into a pet project. These folk can so easily seduce their new lover into such comfort that figurative ‘muscles’ start to degenerate. The relationship starts off blissful as these loyal hunting dogs massage their chosen prey into total submission. Cancer 1 rising loves to take care of course and whatever they do is so darn healing! Their magic touch soon becomes addictive. Eventually, of course, Cancer 1 rising burns out and starts to get crabby, and this is a rude awakening to the pampered lover. Cancer 1 can get a nasty backlash from their now ‘spoilt-rotten’ spouse. They then wonder why every relationship starts so sweetly and ends so bitterly. The best way around this is for Cancer 1 rising to find an all-consuming passion for something other than their partner, this will dilute the tendency to get so carried away with their love affairs. With other distractions, they simply will not have the time or energy to go turbo with their room service! When children arrive this can often throw their marriage into a rough patch as the spouse is suddenly deprived of having Cancer 1’s undivided attention.
ASCENDANT CANCER 1 EXAMPLES: 14th Dalai Lama, Gene Roddenberry, Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, J. M. Barrie, Anthony Burgess, Jilly Cooper, Leo Tolstoy, Harold Wilson, Alan Rickman, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Shaw, Sarah Bernhardt, Hedy Lamarr, Ryan O’Neal, Jayne Mansfield, Joan Collins, Farrah Fawcett, Kurt Russell, Patty Boyd, Glenda Jackson, Eva Gabor, Juliette Binoche, Ben Affleck, Milo Jovovich, Billie Piper, Cilla Black, Karen Carpenter, Cher, Tchaikovsky, Franz Schubert, Hector Berlioz, Jean Renoir, Arthur Schopenhauer, Max Ernst, Heidi Crespa, Lee Harvey Oswald, Neptune Discovery, Ronald & Reginald Kray, O’Neal/Fawcett Davison.
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Sun Cancer 1
Alhena 9º “ Pride, love of ease, luxury and pleasure. There may be martial honors but danger of losing them.” and “A person who has a desire for a mission, to seek or be identified with a cause. To lead a life engaged in large or difficult tasks; to feel lost without a goal or purposeful journey” 
The Sun is high in the sky and lovingly shining its rays on all flora and fauna. The Sun Cancer 1 nurtures with its light and is generous with its rays. These people are often seen as a glowing ray of hope in a dull, unkind world. They are the do-gooders and doting parents. This is not always the most practical carer energy, but more of a radiant, emotional supporter. Yes, Cancer is lunar, but it is definitely an extroverted, divine goddess energy. The Sun here conjures up images of dancing in golden fields. Life is lush and we are enjoying the first fruits of the summer. The problem with this endless sunshine is taking one’s good fortune for granted. Sometimes a traumatic event occurs in this persons life that puts an end to the heady, carefree days. Suddenly they wake up to the fact some people in the world are living in a cruel winter. When this happens these folk go serious saviour mode, then their aim is to awaken the seed potential in those that are less fortunate. The activist energy comes out very strongly here as the Solar force heats Cancer 1’s nurturing potential to its very limits.
SUN CANCER 1 EXAMPLES: Diana Princess of Wales, Prince William, Edward VIII, Lord Louis Mountbatten, James I Of England, Erin Brockovich, Helen Keller, George Orwell, George Sand, Dan Brown, George Michael, Ariana Grande, K. T Tunstall, June Carter, Debbie Harry, Liv Tyler, Carly Simon, Missy Elliot, Duffy, Stuart Sutcliffe, Cyndi Lauper, Cheryl Cole, Rickie Gervais, Pamela Anderson Lee, J.J Abrams, Meryl Streep, Kathy Bates, Olivia de Havilland, Selma Blair, Giuseppe Pelosi, Janet Farrar, Violette Szabo, Pierre Cardin, Antonio Gaudi, Jean- Jaques Rousseau, Rupert Sheldrake, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Zinedine Zidane, Mike Tyson, Michael Phelps, Wallis Simpson/Edward VIII Davison
More Zodiac Decans
1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923. p.127
2. Star & Planet Combinations. Bernadette Brady. p. 101