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 13 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 bi-polar. 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.
These folk can sometimes find it hard to balance their two sides. On the one hand they can be totally together, organised, responsible and the perfect parent. Their nurturing side pulls out all the stops when they have someone to look after and they are fantastically good in a crisis. Cooking, cleaning and nursing those in need, silently, lovingly, efficiently and without judgement.
The Cancerian/Lunar influence often makes them too trusting, but they also have a great skill with words and can tell some whooping lies to save their own skin if they really have to. However when Cancer decan 3 has no one to care for, it can all fall frighteningly apart. Unbelievably these Lunar types find it really hard to look after themselves…. (Continued in ebook.)
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
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 song writer, 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 sports person; 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 realise 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 idolised as some kind of anti-hero. In that case, it becomes Cancer Sun 3’s partners job to hold that doggy leash.