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. Eerie, this describes my ascendant (6 degrees) beyond anything I’ve ever encountered. Very validating and insightful, thank you

    • hi im a six degrees cancer ascendant too!! although im 22, i was wondering if you have been involved in media, broadcasting as this dean suggests? as i am struggling to find my way profession wise

  2. Totally overlooked this post, then remembered son has decan1 asc.
    You have described him to a T – I never really saw anything I thought of as Cancerish in his behaviour. Wrong!
    he is ruthlessly argumentative and does it to test his opponents’ ideas, not because he believes something one way or the other. He NEVER stops talking, even in his sleep – he was literally born murmuring, which alarmed the midwife. He is obsessed with media, trained in TV production and film, wants to be a sniper. He went through a phase of breaking bones in his feet while walking, after years hiding out in his room not getting any sun – maybe like a soft shelled crab waiting to harden. He definitely has good twin/evil twin tendencies, but is very fair and humane and a terrific judge of character.
    He doesn’t have the crab/moon face though.
    Once again Marina you have totally made sense of the stars and brought the details to life, thank you.

  3. cancer does suit up in armor, men in particular have a crab face, Scorpio is formidable as well, Pisces develops interior toughness, exposing tender mercies in others….cancer women are often perfect, flawless, made up, lifted, unapproachable, they cling, not willing to let go, the more you try and break free the greater the reason they give you for doing so, emotions running through heavy rhetoric, a big pile of salt and a lot of sorting, you know they are waiting for the phone to ring, so they can really blast you. BUT if you have a sick kid, they are back in a flash, digging in, sleeves rolled, happy as a clam.

    • wrong wrong wrong, nearly every 1st decan cancer as well as other decan cancers DO NOT cling if anything they struggle to NOT be contained themselves. Many think we are soft pushovers and that we will nurture until it kills us,,,not so we can walk away without a backward glance and if you think showing us weakness will facilitate emotional rescue think again

  4. Ha! There are no casualties, they say. And the celebrities sharing asc. They have been here and there people who profoundly called my attn.



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