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Sun in Cancer

Young beings need a safe place to grow. The water sign Cancer concerns itself with just this sort of container. This is the sign of home and family. Individuals with Cancer strong in their chart need to feel safe, secure, and stable.


These are sensitive people, attuned to the movement of the Moon around the Earth. The Moon moves though a sign of the Zodiac every 2½ days. Cancer individuals are famous for their moodiness – they can be in one emotional place in the morning and in an entirely different place in the afternoon. Cancerians are known for their empathy, kindness, and sympathetic nature.


In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Cancer is allied with Nut and Geb, the Divine Parents. These two play a central role in the Egyptian creation myth. At the beginning of the world, all was darkness. Nut and Geb – young siblings, newly created - were madly in love. They clung to each other; their bodies deeply entwined. Their father, Shu – the element of air - realized that if these two remained as they were, there would be no world. He transformed into his shamanic shape and blew them apart, initiating the beginning of form. Geb became the Earth; Nut became the Sky, arching her body of stars over her beloved. Together these two created the biosphere of our planet, the safe container for all life.


The love of these two stretches though time, never faltering, never failing. Nut, her fingers and toes touching the horizons, reaches down to Geb. Geb stretches up to Nut with his mountains and trees. It is said that twice a day, at dawn and dusk, these two briefly come together in a loving embrace before once again separating. We, their children, are held safe in the container created by their love.


Cancer/Nut and Geb will emanate though the Sun from June 21 to July 22.



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