Weekly Stars June 21 to 30


Cancer Decan 2 ~ July 1 to 11 2022. The weekly horoscope runs as an Egyptian week, ie 10 days. It will start as the Sun moves into a new decan and looks at what fixed stars it hits during the decanate week. The star interpretations are written for those born with their Sun on that degree, but the general mood of the day will carry that flavour too.

3 of cups

Take this fluffy wolf, then throw in Mercury the trickster and dark twin Pollux and you get a very intriguing breed of Cancerean indeed. In myth Mercury conversed between the gods and the underworld, he is a bridge and mediator between them. There is a feeling of being a guide then here, a light in the inky black night. In Cancer decan 2 dogs guide the blind just as the stars guided the ancient sailors in their ships.

Devoted Wolves & Hermit Crabs

The tarot card associated with this decan is the three of cups. This is a celebratory life and suggests good karma earned much as the trine aspect is. “The Multiple Choice of Feast or Famine aspect of this card could find you moving from a period of drought in your love-life to having several potential partners to choose from all at the one time. If there has been a separation or falling out between partners the Three of Cups can symbolise a happy reunion.” ~ Teachmetarot. The joy of brightest star Sirius shines through here. It could also mean that this life you will have multiple marriages or many children. It could also signify a life spent socializing and organizing parties…

July 1/2

Cancer 11º 13’ ~ Alzirr on the right foot of Pollux in Gemini 3.4 *

Alzirr, was included in the Arabic 4th manzil, Al Han’ah, “The brand-mark” This word, Al Han’ah, usually translated a Brand, or Mark, on the right side of a camel’s, or horse’s, neck. Robson says that the Alzirr/Al Hanah connection signifies that it is “Favorable for hunting, besieging towns, and the revenge of princes, destroys harvests and fruits, and hinders the operation of the physician.”

Pollux was known as the evil, immortal twin hence the negative associations. Still we musn’t forget the influence of the Twins as a whole. Manilus says; “From the Twins come less laborious callings and a more agreeable way of life, provided by varied song and voices of harmonious tone, slender pipes, the melodies inborn in strings and the words fitted thereto: those so endowed find even work a pleasure. They would banish the arms of war, the trumpet’s call, and the gloom of old age: theirs is a life of ease and unfading youth spent in the arms of love.” [1]


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July 3/6

Cancer 14º 05’ ~ Sirius in Canis Major the Greater Dog –1.4

In recent times Sirius has come to be associated with fame, eminence and riches. But depending on its connections within the chart, it can also be success that burns. When Sirius heats up, it’s a searing white heat that causes a very premenstrual type temper. In the ancient past Sirius was associated with feverish temperatures, which brought pestilence and the star was not regarded as a good omen at all. Sirius is Isis the beloved wife of Osiris (Orion).

This Goddess is the devoted, nurturing moon and it’s association with Cancer decan 2 gives the ability to resurrect and breathe life into the dead. The Summer Sun was known as the ‘Dog Days’. The Romans feared this time as “the Sea boiled, the Wine turned sour, Dogs grew mad, and all other creatures became languid; causing to man, among other diseases, burning fevers, hysterics, and phrensies.” [2] Robson says Sirius gives “honor, renown, wealth, ardor, faithfulness, devotion, passion and resentment, and makes its natives custodians, curators and guardians.” Sirius is such a bright star and so close to us on earth relative to other stars, that it’s orb will stretch over a few more degrees than usual.

July 6/7

Cancer 14º 58’ ~ Canopus in the keel of Argo Navis the Great Ship. – 0.7

Canopus in the Great Ship is way off the ecliptic, but almost as bright as Sirius. “It gives piety, conservatism, a wide and comprehensive knowledge, voyages and educational work, and changes evil to good.” This may give this decan the fascination with combating evil, and the shadow. Canopus is said to be give great glory and fame on the Midheaven in particular. It was also found to be common in actors and writers who travelled a great deal as part of their work. Canopus and Sirius are so close its quite hard to gauge which effect each one has, but I would give Canopus a much tighter orb than Sirius. See my method for Using Fixed Stars.

July 8

Cancer 15º 52’ ~ Lynx 21 in the Lynx 4.4

The Lynx has often played an important role in mythology, because it is such an elusive, ghost-like animal that sees without being seen. Because of it’s qualities of silence and watching, the Lynx has also been associated with scientists, and the search for knowledge”. They were supposed to be able to see through objects, through walls and underground, Plutarch saying; “the lynx, who can penetrate through trees and rocks with its sharp sight.” Anne Wright says; “Lynx comes from the Indo-European root *leuk- ‘Light, brightness’. Derivatives: light, lightning, Lucina (the goddess of the moon, who introduces newborns into the light, the same as Luna), luculent (clear or lucid), lux (the International System unit of illumination,…), Lucifer (morning Venus ‘Bringer of Light’)”

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July 9

Cancer 17º 40′ ~ V838 Monocerotis in The Unicorn V 6.75

V838 Monocerotis is a bright red variable star. “The previously unknown star was observed in early 2002 experiencing a major outburst, and was possibly one of the largest known stars for a short period following the outburst. Originally believed to be a typical nova eruption, it was then realised to be something completely different. The reason for the outburst is still uncertain, but several conjectures have been put forward, including an eruption related to stellar death processes and a merger of a binary star or planets.”

I include this star because it just looked so amazing in the Nasa photographs as its light echo expanded from May 2002 to February 2004. Whether this magical event has an influence over babies born at this time and have this star rising or connected with a personal planet remains to be seen. I recently found that this star comes up in association with the Niburo cataclysm doomsday scenario. “V838 Monocerotis, a variable star accompanied by a light echo, has been erroneously portrayed as an approaching planetary object on a collision course with Earth.” [3] Maybe this star could represent people who are fascinated by Niburu and other doomsday/asteroid earth collision scenarios.

July 10

Cancer 18º 31’ ~ Wasat in the waist area of Pollux in Gemini 3.5

Wasat is another star found in Pollux that is quite melancholic “Because of the Saturnine quality of this star, it gives a heaviness and tendency to pessimism. Apart from that however, Al Wasat does show up a quality of being able to speak with clear authority when others are waffling and prominence in public affairs or management is often the result.” [4] While Robson is more negative and says that it is “Of the nature of Saturn. Connected with chemicals, poisons and gas. Violence, malevolence, destructiveness as a first principal.” On the positive side Jamie Partridge found that “looking at mundane events, I have found some most interesting, and more positive associations with the story of constellation Gemini. These themes are of cooperation, bridge building, and compromise. All Mercury Venus attributes associated with close partners, whether friend or foe. Finding the “middle” ground.”

July 11

Cancer 19º 32’ ~ Delta Monoceros in Monoceros the Unicorn 4.0
Cancer 19º 36’ ~ Muliphein in the neck of the Canis Major the Greater Dog 4.1

Delta Monoceros is another star from the Unicorn constellation “The unicorn’s horn was said to have the property of being able to neutralize poisons. The picture of a Unicorn was the apothecaries’ symbol. The powdered root of the ‘unicorn horn’ was believed to be a panacea for just about all illnesses.” It makes these people mysterious, but also natural healers. Most people can’t make how how these folk do heal and will often call the ability miraculous. Sometimes of course this ability to cure will be called witchcraft.

Muliphein close by in the neck of the Greater Dog: “The brilliant constellation of the Dog: it barks forth flame, raves with its fire, and doubles the burning heat of the Sun. When it put its torch to the earth and discharges its rays, the earth foresees its conflagration and tastes its ultimate fate [translator’s note: the ecpyrosis of the Stoics, who held that the Universe would ultimately be engulfed in conflagration and all things would return to the condition of primeval fire]” [5]. The translation of this star name is “the two causing dispute and the swearing of an oath”.

Full interpretation of natal Cancer Decan 2

1. Manilius, Astronomica, 1st century AD. p.281. 2. Clavis calendaria; or, A compendious analysis of the calendar, Volume 2 p 89 3. “Pictures: 2012 Doomsday Myths Debunked”. National Geographic News. 6 November 2009. Retrieved October 2015. 4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, p.45. 5. Manilius, Astronomica, 1st century AD, book 1, p.34-37