Cancer - Zodiac Ephemeris Project Picture


4th sign of the western zodiac, June 21st to July 20th.

Triplicity: Water

Quadruplicity: Cardinal

Ruler: Moon

Karkinos the crab was sent be Hera to basically fuck up Heracles' day in a major way. He was fighting the Hydra, which is hard enough all on it's own, but then Karkinos goes and tries to crush his ankles with his crazy crab claws. Needless to say Heracles wasn't all that happy about it and stepped on poor Karkinos to make him go away. Hera continued to stew and plot vengeance, but rewarded Karkinos for at least trying to help by making him a constellation.

Some have suggested that originally there was no crab in the story of the 12 labors of Hercules, and that it was only added later so that each of the signs of the zodiac would be represented in the story.
Zeus Base Card Art - Mick Glebe
Hippolyta and Heracles
Cancer - Zodiac Ephemeris Project
Zeus Sketch Card - Matthew J Fletcher