Cancer Dates, Decans and Cusps
According to the tropical astrology, the Sun stays in the Cancer zodiac sign from June 21 to Jul 22. All people born in any of these 32 days are considered to be a Cancer.
We all know there each of the twelve zodiac signs comes with its own set of characteristics and symbols. Although you might expect all people born in the same zodiac sign to be alike it seems that they are just as diverse as any other group of people. However, this is not a reason to doubt the meanings of the zodiac. The explanation of this diversity stays in the personal birth charts, in the cusps and decans of each zodiac sign.
As for the birth charts these represent the astrological map of the planets at the time of birth of an individual and reveal a personalized reading. We will discuss about birth charts in another article.
A decan of a zodiac sign is one of the third periods that sign is divided into. Each decan has its own planetary ruler which influences the basic characteristic of that zodiac sign.
A cusp represents an imaginary line drawn in the zodiac between two zodiac signs. It also refers to the 2-3 days that are at the beginning and at the end of each zodiac sign and are said to also be influenced by the neighbor zodiac sign.
In the following lines will discuss about the three decanates of Cancer and about the Gemini- Cancer cusp and the Cancer- Leo cusp.
The first decan of Cancer is between June 21 and July 2. This is under the supervision of the Moon. Those born in this period are romantic and protective just like a true Cancer and emotional just as the Moon makes them be. This period is also said to magnify all the positive and negative characteristics of Cancer zodiac sign.
The second decan of Cancer is between July 3 and July 13. This is under the influence of the planet Pluto. Those born in this period are creative and affectionate just like a true Cancer and focused and possessive just as Pluto makes them be. This period tempers the positive and negative characteristics of Cancer zodiac sign with a great accent on the positive ones.
The third decan of Cancer is between July 14 and July 22. This period is influenced by the planet Neptune. Those born under this influence combine the inquisitive and idealistic nature of Cancer with the great inspiration and luck of Neptune. This period tempers the positive and negative characteristics of Cancer zodiac sign with a great accent on the negative ones.
Gemini- Cancer cusp days: June 21, June 22 and June 23.
People born under the Gemini- Cancer cusp are talkative, cerebral, charming and warm hearted like Gemini and protective, empathic, creative and tenacious like Cancer.
Cancer- Leo cusp days: July 20, July 21 and July 22.
People born under the Cancer- Leo cusp are protective, empathic, creative and tenacious like Cancer and ambitious, romantic and stubborn about all life matters like Leo.