Cancer Decan 3 ~ Jul 12 to 22 (20º-30º)

Cancer Decan 3 ~ Fixed Stars

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
Cancer 22º 12’ ~ Gomeisa in the neck of the Canis Minor the Lesser Dog 3.1
Cancer 23º 00’ ~ Musida on the muzzle of Ursa Major the Great Bear 3.5
Cancer 23º 13’ ~ Pollux in the head of the Immortal Twin in Gemini 1.1
Cancer 23º 24’ ~ Wezen in the heart of Canis Major the Greater Dog 2.0
Cancer 25º 47’ ~ Procyon in the body of Canis Minor the Little Dog 0.3
Cancer 29º 04’ ~ Alpha Monoceros in the Monoceros the Unicorn 4.0
Cancer 29º 18’ ~ Aludra in the tail of Canis Major the Greater Dog 2.4
 *Magnitude. Star positions for the year 2000

Cancer Decan 3 ~ General Meanings

Cancer decan 3 is ruled by the Moon and Jupiter (Pisces Triplicity). The Sun shimmers through the Twins, the Unicorn, the Great Bear, the Greater Dog and the Lesser Dog from July 12 to 22. These are your true lunatic Cancerians with the influence of the famous constellation of the twins Castor & Pollux. These twins were rivals, but also inseparable. We are dealing here with polarities; Good and Evil, the living and the dead, left-brain and right-brain, Lunar and Solar. Castor is thought to represent Apollo the sun god. The imagination is very strong here, along with the ability to capture it and put it into words. People born under the twins make excellent writers.

Castor tends towards optimism, looking at the bright side of life and boosting esteem. He makes a great motivator and his skill was training horses. Pollux is the boxer and daredevil. His creative style is to explore the hidden, the shadow and subject matter that is deemed taboo. Pollux relishes in exploring the

seedy side of life. When we overlay Cancer onto the twins we get a huge variety of moods. Cancer decan 3 can, therefore, be the moodiest of all the crabs, never knowing if they will be sunny or shadowy. Their emotions being so colourful are great for creativity. As artists they throw themselves right into their work, there is no holding back. The feelings flood out onto the canvas and are able to touch the public profoundly.

Giddy Artists & Mood Swings

In love Cancer decan 3 are utterly, utterly devoted to a fault. This can be quite overwhelming for their beloved. Cancer decan 3 really need some artistic or musical outlet for them to process their deep dark passions and euphoric highs. Sometimes these people can seem like the classic bipolar. When they are up they are flying; exuberant, charming, fun and playful. When they are down though, it can actually be quite scary… It is often a shock to see them this way to those who have only seen Cancer 3’s sunny side.

The Tarot card associated with this decan is the 4 of Cups. The ambivalence shown in this card fits well with the polarisation of this decan. A card of boredom and apathy on the one hand and daydreaming and fantasizing about the other. Maybe this card longs for the dramatic mood swings that govern this decan. “The Four of Cups generally brings with it the blues and moodiness. (Cancer decan 3 is the moodiest, moon ruled decan) In some cases it can highlight depression…you may have lost touch with reality and are totally ungrounded.

You may have allowed yourself to indulge in daydreams and fantasies and have become too idealistic imaging life to be a certain way.” Karmically this card can mean too many lives have been spent procrastinating, and waiting for the 100% perfect person or opportunity to come along. It ” can sometimes simply highlight the fact that you are too tied up in your own little world, too self-absorbed and too self-centred. You may feel that the whole universe revolves around you and have no time for other people’s problems or feelings. You may seem negative to others and see the ‘glass as half empty’ in this negative state of mind.” ~ Teachmetarot….

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Sun Cancer 3

Castor 20º “Prominence in occult matters, government work dealing with foreign affairs, serious accidents, blows, stabs (operations nowadays for blows, stabs, wounds), shooting, shipwreck, injuries to the face, blindness, disease, violent fevers, evil disposition (used to be a term in astrology for homosexuality), rape or murder committed or suffered, imprisonment, banishment, decapitation.” [4a] ” Skilled with language, a profession linked with writing and communication. A storyteller, a poet or songwriter, one who loves to learn. A speech is given, a writer is honored.” [5a]
Pollux 23º “Occult and theosophical interests, blows, stabs, serious accidents, shooting, shipwreck, murderer or murdered, extreme sickness and diseases, fevers, ailments affecting the stomach, evil disposition (used to be a term in astrology for homosexuality), riches and honor but final ruin, blindness, injuries to head and face, quarrels, rape committed or suffered, banishment, imprisonment for embezzling, violent death, decapitation.” [4b] “ To be considered a researcher or inventor. To choose the path of greatest challenge, greatest growth, the path that wrestles with obstacles. The focus is on a person with different ideas.” [5a]
Procyon 25º “Great help from friends, gifts and legacies if not afflicted, military preferment after great struggles and expense. If rising or culminating kingly preferment.” [4c] ” Exceptionally skilled, but needing to diversify talent. The sportsperson; or to have skills that do not carry forward into the elder years. A time of sporting success or short-lived, ephemeral glories.” [5c]

Good twin or bad, this decan is a difficult one, especially if the Sun is positioned within the first 5 degrees of it. The Sun is not evened redeemed by any special strength here by dignity either. You can see by the names below that some of them are indeed tortured writers and comics. The stress of keeping up the happy Castor facade over a dark Pollux interior is shown very clearly in the case of Robin Williams. This is also a position where this Sun shines very bright in its youth but suffer burn-out by middle age. The native must realize that they really need to make hay while their midsummer Sun shines. They must guard against wasting their prime time weighed down by the wrong partner or fritting away any wealth they might have acquired. Investing wisely while they are flying high is advised. Buying property that puts a roof on their head will give them the stability they need while they take risks in other areas. This placement also attracts conflict and drama because it is so interested in taboo topics and ‘no-go’ areas. Cancer Sun 3 can ruffle a lot of feathers while it does its researching, which is why they really need a safe homestead to retreat into. Remember the Cancer crab needs its shell. The father can sometimes step in and provide the protection that these errant types need. Unfortunately, the parent is more often the Peter Pan type who is idolized as some kind of anti-hero. In that case, it becomes Cancer Sun 3’s partner’s job to hold that doggy leash.

SUN CANCER 3 EXAMPLES: Angela Merkel, Nelson Mandela, John Dee, Myra Hindley, Ingmar Bergman, Richard Branson, Robin Williams, Harrison Ford, Benedict Cumberbatch, William Dafoe, Natalie Wood, Brigitte Nielsen, Donald Sutherland, Patrick Stewart, David Hasselhoff, Diana Rigg, Selena Gomez, Rufus Wainwright, Ian Curtis, Stewart Copeland, Carlos Santana, Brian May, David Essex, Cat Stevens, Neptune Discovery, Norway Massacre, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Rembrandt, Gustav Klimt, Amedeo Modigliani, Edgar Degas, Ernest Hemingway, Nick Faldo.

1. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, p.43.
2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.41.
3. Their Lore and Meaning, Richard Hinckley Allen, 1889, p.134.
4a, 4b & 4c Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923. Robson, p.155, p.186, p. 191.
5a,5b & 5c Star & Planet Combinations. Bernadette Brady. p. 146/147, p. 196/197 & p. 200/201.
6. The 36 Faces. Austin Coppock. p. 119.

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14 thoughts on “Cancer Decan 3 ~ Jul 12 to 22 (20º-30º)

  1. Brilliant! Thanks again Marina! Makes total accurate sense when I examine my own chart! All the best!

  2. FANTASTIC work with the decans Marina! I have followed along this journey with you with regards to the decans for 5 years now, one step at a time, and I must say it has exceeded my expectations and was more than worth the wait! Cheers!

    No pressure, but I must admit that this Sun Virgo decan 2 Great Stalker is very much looking forward to the other work on the decans being completed, i.e the addition of mercury, venus, mars, etc… 🙂

    I do have a question for you. I remember you once said that if you want to know who someone really is, look at the AC ruler. Do you mean the ruler of the ascendant sign as a whole, for example the moon for Cancer rising, sun for leo rising, etc.. Or the ruler Specific to the decans? And if specific to the decans, Chaldean ruler or by triplicity or both?
    Thanks so very much! X

    1. Ooh good question! I would probably say the ruler of the sign as a whole and then look at the Chaldean ruler, I added the triplicity rulers to the decans for extra detail because they correspond to the sign more than the sign ruler, so the 1st decan of Cancer is the most Cancerean, the second most Scorpionic etc.

  3. How apropos. I’m 22 Cancer Moon tightly conjunct the Mc and square the Libra Asc but otherwise unaspected by planets. I am a writer. Sag Sun; never been into horses much, but I love animals–and training in general–and could see the equine-loving characteristics flourish later in life. And obviously I’m heavily into the occult.

    Disappointed, however, there wasn’t an interpretation for the Moon.

    1. Thanks Adam. The moon interpretation is in the eBook if you scroll down. There is a limit to how much info I can give for free. A writer has to eat you know? 😉

  4. Hello,

    I can only imagine the amount of time and effort that you put into writing these descriptions of the decans, much less the design and upkeep of the website. It has been an interesting read, and much appreciated!


    In your cancer 3 writeup regarding castor, it finally answered the why/where of a long standing astrological question. This is in regard to a real affinity for the equine species. The unusual aspect of which is; this unexpectedly cropped up in my mid 30’s. It is markedly polar from my tech background/education.



  5. Cancer 29º 18’ ~ Aludra in the tail of Canis Major the Greater Dog 2.4
    Castor is the supposedly “good” twin and was the horse trainer
    U MUST’VE MEANT THE WARRIOR ( a friendly way )

  6. One planet conjunct Procyon and I googled it, it’s so true!
    Another one conjunct Adara, couldn’t find anything on it other than Adara’s description and that’s also true!
    I have used before but over the yrs I followed so many blogs and sites I got distracted. Since I found your site I started visiting that site again. It’s very popular, every astrology forum I joined, refer me to it for fixed stars

  7. I am Cancer Asc decan 3 and your description is so true! Unfortunately I am also Libra sun and Moon in the 4th so I really do go to pieces when I have no-one to love. I hardly ever cook and my garden looks like a jungle!

  8. My Piscean sisters AS! I was the guard dog, (can.dec.2) and she was my ruler, I the cookie baker; she the great appreciator, and if teaching me manners, (grabbing), insured she got the biggest pastry, we ate together, her happiness was most important on those wonderful Sunday mornings, she allowed me to hold her hair brush, various bobby pins, all the younger girls were vying for the position of ‘most favored servant,’ she was supposed to have the best help and her close relationships were about who could serve best, as like most Pisces was allergic to dirty work. In return one received emotional depth, support defense of feeling. And she wasn’t a snob…(NY editor so meant all types), the guy’s covered in tats, dreads, piercings and she’s amused, the 3 piece suit humiliated his wife; he’s history. she was moody, part lowE, part longing for something she didn’t have, the phone call, the man, when it didn’t work out and it never did, she’d fall into depression, hide her face behind her wonderfully think blond hair, (pluto/leo part of her AS), the hair formed a curtain to read behind, but even in repose the house hold revolved around her.
    People really loved her I found out at her memorial service, the limos, the crowd, like she never knew, but it wasn’t enough to keep her here.
    It’s strange when people close to you die, it’s like they become part of you. anyway her bedroom was upstairs in our house and she came rushing down in a dream, alarmed calling my name, out of character like it wasn’t really her but someone using her form … message is… this summer is going to be terrifying, really terrible.

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