Cancer Decan 1 ~ Jun 21 to 30 (0º-10º)


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.

Cancer Decan 1 ~ General Meaning

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.

2 Of CupsCertain 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.

Persuading Pirouettes & Rabid Loyalty

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.

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Cancer Decan 1 ~ Fixed Stars

Delta Yildun 1º in Ursa minor is a little green star in the middle of the little bear’s tail. It was part of the set known as ‘The Dancers’ which rotated around the Polestar right on the tip of the great bears tail. “This “dancing” of the stars generally, as well as of the planets, was a favourite simile, and in classical days especially gave the name to Delta (Yildun) and epsilon of this constellation, as well as in Hindu astronomy. The Greeks had for Delta, “First Dancer” ” 


Cancer Decan 1 ~ Planets & Angles

Sun Cancer 1

Alhena 9º “ Pride, love of ease, luxury and pleasure. There may be martial honors but danger of losing them.” [1]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” [2]

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


1. The Living Stars, Dr Eric Morse, p.44.
2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923. p.127
3.The 36 Decans. Austin Coppock. p. 106
4. Star & Planet Combinations. Bernadette Brady. p. 101

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28 thoughts on “Cancer Decan 1 ~ Jun 21 to 30 (0º-10º)”

  1. My Sun is at 7°18’59” and when I look at the Astrodienst chart, it seems as if my Sun is sitting right on Alhena, though there are conjunctions with Ferud and Mirzam that read 0s, one with Mebsuta that reads 2a, and one with Propus that says 4s right after the conjunction glyph. What do those numeral-letter combinations mean?

    My personality is similar to many of the attributes you mentioned, Marina, though with age I’ve mellowed a little so I can keep my opinions to myself if I have to. 😉

    I think the parts about Alhena and a little of Propus are spot on–but I am still waiting for that eminence! 😀

    It’s no accident that my Sun isn’t close to Yildun at all: I have no dancing ability whatsoever. The only way anyone can call me graceful is in jest.

  2. I do enjoy all your writing here…however you obviously have it in for someone under this Cancer decan 1….(subltle but obvious)
    Is there anything positive to say…because not one thning was mentioned!

    • I think I have shown the darkside of all the decans. There are loads of positives! Some of my heros are here. Debbie Harry, Isaac Newton, Erin Brochovich, Alan Rickman, John Hurt… Could it be that Cancer decan 1 is more sensitive to the darkstar treatment? 😉
      Oh I noticed this decan came up really strongly in a lot of significant event charts (When I 1st met my husband) and also Davison charts with important people in my life. All good I must add!

      • I didn’t find it negative at all and really identified with the descriptions. I am a Cancer decan 1 with my sun on Tejat Posterior.

        I love this series and this site has really furthered my understanding of astrology.

        • Thanks, that’s good to know :). My Moon/Midheaven can work like a Cancerean and then I worry about hurting peoples feelings!

        • No hurt feelings…..and yes a touch sensetive as ALL I WANT TO DO IS TALK TALK TALK about all the injustices that I am waking up to..and yes must add that the truth seeker withinin is ROARING LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW!! I will not downplay, submit, comform, ever again and will make sure this carries into soul evolution…With that said….just a little something like hey you guys are the ****blablablabla****…but I know Marina ~:-) you are but Truth Love and tell it like it is…as it should be!!

      • Got my decan’s confused. It’s actually Cancer decan 2 that comes up for me. The one I’m writing right now. Nothing against Cancer 1 though, like I said. Look at the celebs. Didn’t Debbie Harry have such a moon face? Stunning.

  3. with Sun, Saturn and Mercury at 7, 8 and 9 degrees of Cancer I could not agree more – with your amazingly subtle, accurate and revealing portray of the forces at hand in this wounded and gifted cluster….thanks Marina!


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