Plant Horoscope > CancerBy Alex Butova, the Witch of Herbs and Cats
Fixed Stars - Beta Cancri or Al Tarf which can be translated from the Arabic as "end" or "edge". It is Barium star, a cool orange giant, about 50 times the radius of the Sun. An exoplanet, designated Beta Cancri B, is to be orbiting the star. This planet is estimated to have a minimum mass of approximately 7.8 times that of Jupiter, and an orbital period of 605 days.
Planet-ruler of the house - Moon
Element - WATER
Talisman Plant - Cestrum diurnum - White Chocolate Jasmine, Day Blooming Jasmine
Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters at the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, on approximately June 21. Those who are born from approximately June 21-22 (depending upon the year) to July 22 are born under Cancer.
"Cancer" is an ancient word of Indo-European origin, derived from a root meaning "to scratch". In ancient Egypt, the sign of Cancer was conceived as a Scarab Beetle, while in Mesopotamia it was represented by a Sky Turtle. In each case, the animal representative of the sign was perceived as "pushing" the sun across the heavens, initiating the summer solstice.
The constellation Cancer is sometimes called the Dark Sign. This is due to the fact that there are no bright stars in it, it is difficult to find it in the star sky. "Dark horses" are most often people born under this sign. As true crayfish and crabs, the Cancers prefer to be in their own, carefully guarded world, and they allow only few outsiders inside this world. Their world can be light flows of transparent sea water in a small calm bay, and a dark silty river backwater. Despite the seemingly hard shell of Cancers, they are extremely tender and easily vulnerable.
Cancers are not only faithful and sentimental, but even capable of self-sacrifice if the situation requires it. An overly developed sense of duty can make them resilient and determined. For a while.. and back again, to the sweet home under stone or piece of driftwood.
Cancer is ruled by the Moon, the celestial body that represents comfort, self-care, and maternal energies. Accordingly, Cancers tend to be domestically oriented. They love to create cozy, safe spaces that serve as their personal sanctuaries, then spend lots of time in them.
Cancers care deeply about their families and are quick to adopt caregiver roles. They attract friends and lovers through their loyalty, commitment, and emotional depth. They are excellent hosts and can to enjoy with comfort food and wines.
The integrity of family relationships or other well-established relationships, even if they have outlived their usefulness, is unshakable for the Cancers. Responsible for these moral virtues is the inseparable connection of Cancer’s fixed star Al Tarf with its exoplanet, which can't lose the orbit around its star.
Like all water signs, Cancers are persons of mood. They love plants, but, under the influence of the ruler of their house, the Moon, their relationship is subject to a kind of "tide" and "ebb tide".
Suddenly, they will like some plants - and Cancer lovingly grows a whole collection, then suddenly, having lost interest in the collection, it will begin to grow something completely different. And then something else. And more.. But in general, Cancers do not give flowers some special place in their lives. Just so, another joy of life for some limited time.
The full Moon is able to provoke to Cancers unexpected whims and an unaccountable desire to cry, causes frequent insomnia. And only some flowering plants can help them. Therefore, it is very important for them to grow the so-called lunar flowers - white or light yellow, with a delicate aroma and soft leaves.
The concept of a lunar garden is one of the most romantic directions of modern landscape design. Originating from ancient magical rituals, the lunar garden combines past and future, evoking memories of old tales and making one feel the call of the endless cosmos. The lunar composition consists of white aromatic plants illuminated by bright sources of artificial light.
White flowers reflect this artificial light as the moon reflects the light of the sun. For such a garden, nothing particularly complicated or extravagant is needed. It can be arranged in a garden around the house, on a poles or on the windowsill; sometimes even a simple flower garland is enough to make white flowers peep out from the night gloom and shine a magical light. At the same time, the light source does not necessarily require the use of electricity - candles, lamps, small lanterns, or small torches can provide the same, if not more romantic, effect.
And on a full moon time, artificial illumination is not necessary - under the mysterious rays of the moon, white flowers shine especially magically, as if talking to the stars and calling elves and fairies to the night full moon ball. Such radiant beauty frees the spirit and relaxes the body. The lunar garden is a great opportunity to get rid of stress, emotional discomfort and insomnia for any Zodiac Sign.
The most important scents for Cancer is Camphor and Cinnamon. Their warming and soothing effect brings comfort and peace. Bay Leaf (Laurus nobilis), Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) and Sage (Salvia officinalis) and juicy sweet fruits are also favorable.
Acalypha, (Cat Tail), Brunfelsia (Lady of the night), Clerodendrums, Ixora finlaysoniana (Fragrant Snow Queen), Jasminum nitidum (Star Jasmine) and all white jasmines, white and yellow Plumeria, Michelia Alba (White Magnolia), Magnolia figo (Banana Magnolia), Mango, Mulberry, Peaches, Portlandia, Solandra (Butter Cup), Trachelospermum (Confederate Jasmine), Vallaris (Bread Flower).
Cestrum diurnum - White Chocolate Jasmine, Day Blooming Jasmine
Cestrum nocturnum - Night blooming jasmine
Jasminum nitidum - Star Jasmine
Solandra maxima - Variegated Butter Cup