If you are new to astrology, you might want to get to know in more detail what zodiac sign is July! Well in fact, there isn’t only one sign for July, but two. One of them covers the most part of the month, but they are equally as powerful, as there is no hierarchy in the zodiac signs.
What Is The Zodiac Sign For July?
The zodiac sign of July starts off with Cancer from the 22nd June to the 22nd July. The second sign for July is Leo starting from the 23rd July to the 22nd August.
The crab is the animal that represents the cancer zodiac sign. It can be found in Greek mythology, in the myth about Hercules and the 12 labours. Hercules originally had to fight the Hydra, which is a humongous sea monster. The goddess Hera wanted to add an extra difficulty, so she added the crab in order to defeat Hercules. However, he was so strong he managed to kill both in one set. Hera decided to reward the giant crab by granting him immortality in the celestial realm, as the constellation Cancer.
Cancer Astrological attributes:
Cancers are the most sensitive people. They are very in touch with their emotions and sensitivity; appearing to have a hard shell, but as real crabs, they are very soft inside. Also, by being very in touch with other people’s emotions and sensitivity they are true empaths. Valuing the qualities of loyalty, supportiveness and caring for others.
The moon is the mother planet of Cancer. This planet rules over intuition, sensitivity and all things that are related to inner feelings. As the energy of the moon is more passive than active, cancers have a tendency to absorb too much from their social environment. They are very good at discerning others’ intentions and state of mind. The downside of Cancers is that they can be overly sensitive. Feeling with such precision is a gift, but can also be a burden. Cancer is also associates with the water element.
5 stars compose the figure of the crab constellation. Cancer is unfortunately the faintest constellation of all the zodiac signs, which makes it very difficult to locate to the untrained eye.
If you already have a bit of experience looking at stars, go ahead and try. The closest constellations are Lynx, Gemini, Hydra and Leo. In order to find Cancer, start by looking for it from the big dipper constellation, which is the easiest constellation to look for. Then find the Leo constellation, that is right underneath it, and then the Gemini constellation. From there, you can trace an imaginary line between Castor and Pollux, and find Cancer.
The cancer constellation contains many different stars, and 10 that have complete names : Acubens, Asellus Australis, Asellus Borealis, Copernicus, Gakyid, Meleph, Nahn, Piautos, Tarf, and Tegmine. Cancer can be seen from every hemisphere in the world between September and June. Past those months, the constellation passes behind the Sun, which makes it impossible to see at night.
This zodiac sign can be linked to many mythologies, but one of the most obvious one is the Lion of Nemea. This lion is part one of the 12 labours of Hercules. This lion was terrorizing the city of Nemea, and had to be neutralised. Hercules killed this monstrous lion by using a special strategy. The lion was living in a cave, and had impenetrable skin, therefore Hercules was only able to defeat it by using the Lions own claw. He then wore his skin as a trophy. This representation of a mythological lion can also be seen in the tarot card called the strength, where a lion is dominated by a man holding its jaw.
Leo Astrological attributes:
The Leo zodiac symbol is represented by the mightiest of all the animal kingdom: the lion. This symbol is ruled by the Sun, which never retrogrades, and is an obvious choice for the element of fire. The most dominant trait of the Leo is its primal and creative energy. Ambition, bravery, determination also define this sign quite well. It is the 5th astrological symbol.
Leos are passionate people that like giving but also being the centre of attention. They are luminous people whose biggest enemy is their own destructive ego. Often with a tendency to be natural leaders, and to be full of positive energy. They incarnate strength in all its forms, intellectual and emotional. Their self confidence can eventually turn into a dominating personality, or become very gloomy if they feel that their light isn’t shining enough.
The Leo constellation is one of the oldest. Archaeological evidence suggests that Mesopotamians had a constellation similar to Leo as early as 4000 BC. The Leo sign is one of the few signs that actually resembles its zodiac symbol.
If you want to find this constellation, it will be fairly easy. It is composed of very bright stars. You can start out with a part of the constellation that looks like a backward question mark. Start with the star Regulus, which is the star that looks like the ending point of the question mark. From there, you can work your way upwards, into the head of the lion.
July Star Signs:
Cancers and Leos share the same interest towards love and caring. Cancers are more selfless and inclined into their emotions than Leos. Leos use this passion outwards, for creation rather than for creating a community and being the cement between one another.
The transition from Cancer to Leo can be seen as a migration of the intuition to the realisation of projects, from imagination to production.
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