Cancer 0-30 Sabian Symbols

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In general, a quick surf of the net will tell you that the main themes of Cancer astrology are:

 Family, Land, Home/Houses/Real estate, Inner emotional security, Roots, Subconscious, Parents, Early home life, Early conditioning, Instincts, Protection, Habits, Nostalgia.


When we look at the keywords of the Cancer symbols (from Dr. M.E. Jones "The Sabian Symbols in Astrology", 1953) we get the following:

Adaptability, Equanimity, Compatibility, Repose, Latency, Inception, Unfoldment, Inimitability,  Destiny, Excellence, Criticism, Meticulousness, Justification, Indomitability, Determination, Ascendancy, Sanction, Conformity, Materialization, Satiety, Provision, Inheritance, Value, Appropriation, Dispersion, Contemplation, Inclination, Sentiment, Intensification, Profundity.

The keywords give us a similar sense of the main themes of Cancer and the Moon, which is the 'planetary' ruler of Cancer.

I include these keywords purely for interest, since Dr Jones was a gifted astrologer however the keywords are purely his interpretation of the symbols. I personally focus on whatever I feel resonates with the symbol, rather than going by someone else's keyword.  We all have different experiences - for example what may have been true for Dr. M.E. Jones, living in the first half of the 20th century in North America, does not necessarily resonate for a Hong Kong Chinese in the 21st century on the other side of the world.


What is more important is whatever resonates in you; or your interpretations and your sense of what is right for you. In all my discussions with people it is amazing the different approaches to the same Sabian Symbol, due to our different experiences and personalities.

Click below to look at the individual Cancer symbols and read or please share your thoughts.

A note on the images below: I decided a moon theme would be appropriate for Cancer :)

Please add your own experiences in comments - by helping others heal, you heal yourself!

Cancer 29-30 A Daughter Of The American Revolution 
Does any part of the symbol resonate with you? Share your experiences of this Cancer astrology! Do any of the astrological bodies (Venus, Jupiter, Chiron …

Cancer 28-29 A Muse Weighing Twins 
A muse is usually something that helps inspire an artist. Could the twins be a symbol of two different talents? Or could this literally be about twins? …

Cancer 27-28 A Modern Pocahontas 
Remember that Pocahontas was ten years old when she stopped John Smith getting killed by her father, Chief Powhatan, in front of the tribe? While a …

Cancer 26-27 A Storm In A Canyon 
Does any part of the symbol resonate with you? Share your experiences of this Cancer energy! Do any of the astrological bodies (Venus, Jupiter, Chiron …

Cancer 25-26 Contentment And Happiness In Luxury, People Reading On Davenports 
Does any part of the symbol resonate with you? A davenport is another word for lounge or sofa. Share your experiences of this Cancer astrology! Do …

Cancer 24-25 A Dark Shadow Or Mantle Thrown Suddenly Over The Right Shoulder 
Spiritually, the right side represents what we give, or the physical aspects of life. Does any part of the symbol resonate with you? Share your …

Cancer 23-24 A Woman And Two Men On A Bit Of Sunlit Land Facing South 
I have a friend with her Sun in this degree. When she saw this she immediately thought of her time on Guam (an island in the north-western Pacific Ocean), …

Cancer 22-23 Meeting Of A Literary Society 
Does any part of the symbol resonate with you? Share your experiences of this Cancer karma! Do any of the astrological bodies (Venus, Jupiter, Chiron …

Cancer 21-22 A Young Woman Awaiting A Sailboat 
Does any part of the symbol resonate with you? Share your experiences of this Cancer astrology! Do any of the astrological bodies (Venus, Jupiter, Chiron …

Cancer 20-21 A Prima Donna Singing 
Does any part of the symbol resonate with you? Share your experiences of this Cancer karma! Do any of the astrological bodies (Venus, Jupiter, Chiron …

Cancer 19-20 Gondoliers In A Serenade 
know a lady with the Sun in this degree. She admits she is a romantic, and despite a lot of unlucky-in-love experiences, she still is a romantic!. …

Cancer 18-19 A Priest Performing A Marriage Ceremony 
My partner has Saturn on this degree. We are not married! But I don't think he is particularly concerned about that - we have two wonderful children …

Cancer 17-18 A Hen Scratching For Her Chicks 
I have Pallas on this degree. Pallas is a survivor, a warrior and peaceful general. She is about ideas and creativity. Chickens will nurture their …

Cancer 16-17 The Germ Grows Into Knowledge And Life 
Does any part of the symbol resonate with you? Keep in mind that germ can mean seed. Share your experiences of this Cancer energy! Do any of the …

Cancer 15-16 A Man Before A Square With A Manuscript Scroll Before Him 
Does any part of the symbol resonate with you? Share your experiences of this Cancer astrology! Do any of the astrological bodies (Venus, Jupiter, Chiron …

Cancer 14-15 A Group Of People Who Have Overeaten And Enjoyed It 
Aaah, the good things in life! Why not enjoy physical pleasures while we are here? Every now and then it is fun to share a huge banquet with people, …

Cancer 13-14 A Very Old Man Facing A Vast Dark Space To The Northeast 
Does any part of the symbol resonate with you? Share your experiences of this Cancer astrology! Do any of the astrological bodies (Venus, Jupiter, Chiron …

Cancer 12-13 One Hand Slightly Flexed With A Very Prominent Thumb 
A friend of mine has Venus on this degree. While her husband absolutely loves her, she does have to accept of outbursts and negative emotions from him …

Cancer 11-12 A Chinese Woman Nursing A Baby With A Message 
Does any part of the symbol resonate with you? Share your experiences of this Cancer energy! Do any of the astrological bodies (Venus, Jupiter, Chiron …

Cancer 10-11 A Clown Making Grimaces 
Does any part of the symbol resonate with you? Share your experiences of this Cancer karma! Do any of the astrological bodies (Venus, Jupiter, Chiron …

Cancer 9-10 A Large Diamond Not Completely Cut 
I have Vesta on this degree. Vesta represents (apparently) the virgin goddess is the keeper of the hearth - focus and dedication, mental clarity and …

Cancer 8-9 A Tiny Nude Miss Reaching In The Water For A Fish 
While the interpreted keyword for this symbol was "Inclination", the image I get is of someone innocently reaching for what they simply need. Do you …

Cancer 7-8 Rabbits Dressed In Clothes And On Parade 
Does any part of the symbol resonate with you? Share your experiences of this Cancer astrology! Do any of the astrological bodies (Venus, Jupiter, Chiron …

Cancer 6-7 Two Fairies On A Moonlit Night 
I clicked on an oracle once thinking of a friend of mine and this symbol came up. To me it represents the fact that we are kindred spirits just enjoying …

Cancer 5-6 Game Birds Feathering Their Nests 
The interpreted keyword for this degree was "Meticulousness" however the image I get is of birds making sure that their nest is comfortable. Does any …

Cancer 4-5 An Automobile Wrecked By A Train 
I have a friend with Ceres in this degree. For her, where she has received nurturing in the past, and now is the pattern with which she gives nurturing, …

Cancer 3-4 A Cat Arguing With A Mouse 
The interpreted keyword was "Justification". My immediate impression is of a cat using persuasive skills rather than the obvious "seeming" power and size …

Cancer 2-3 A Man All Bundled Up In Fur Leading A Shaggy Deer 
My brother-in-law has this symbol as his Midheaven (reputation, how society views you). He related a story about how the union representatives at his …

Cancer 1-2 A Man Suspended Over A Vast Level Place 
Does any part of the symbol resonate with you? Share your experiences of this Cancer karma! Do any of the astrological bodies (Venus, Jupiter, Chiron …

Cancer 0-1 A Furled And An Unfurled Flag Displayed From A Vessel 
My immediate impression is of signals both hidden and displayed, on a ship which could represent sitting above emotions. Does any part of the symbol …



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