Cancer Constellation tattoos are very popular among the Cancerians.
People have been studying the skies for centuries and wondered what were those shining tiny dots in the sky. Way before the telescopes were even invented, ancient astronomers used to track the movement of objects and stars in the sky and over time they noticed that certain stars kept their positions and their patterns and images reflected our lives. They connected the stars with lines and these arrangements of stars then grouped into Constellations that forms an imaginary outline or pattern on the celestial sphere, typically representing an animal, mythological person or creature, a god, or an inanimate object. As of today, there are 88 official constellations. Most of their names came from the ancient Greek mythology. In this article, we’re going to talk about the history and the meanings of Cancer constellation tattoos.
So, if you were thinking about getting a Cancer constellation tattoo then keep reading because we have gathered a beautiful collection of Cancer constellation tattoo designs that will inspire you.
The Zodiac is the ring of 13 constellations that the Sun passes through each year as the Earth orbits around it. The Zodiac constellations are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.
Constellations tattoos have been around for thousands of years and Zodiac Constellations are the most popular among them. The word zodiac comes from the Latin word “Zodiacus”, meaning “circle of animals”. If you are someone who believes in astrology, Zodiac constellation tattoos are perfect for you. Instead of getting a symbol of your star sign tattoo, you can get a zodiac constellation tattoo. Zodiac constellation tattoo is a minimalist approach for a Zodiac symbol or you can put them both together in the tattoo design. They complement each other very well.
Cancer Constellation in Mythology
According to an ancient Greek legend, the figure of a gigantic crab was placed in the nighttime sky by the goddess Hera to form the constellation Cancer. Hera swore to kill Heracles, the most famous Greek hero. Hera attempted to kill Heracles in many different ways, but each time his incredible physical strength allowed him to survive. The Romans called him Hercules. Hera cast a spell of madness on Heracles, causing him to commit a great crime. In order to be forgiven, he had to perform twelve difficult tasks. One of these tasks was destroying the terrible nine-headed water-serpent, Hydra.
During the battle between Heracles and Hydra, the goddess Hera sent a giant crab to aid the serpent. But Heracles, being so strong, killed the crab by smashing its shell with his foot. As a reward for its service, Hera placed the crab’s image in the night sky.
Cancer Constellation Tattoo Meaning
Cancer is one of the Thirteen Zodiac constellations. Its name is Latin for crab and it is commonly represented as one. The sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water.
Strengths: Tenacious, highly imaginative, loyal, emotional, sympathetic, persuasive
Weaknesses: Moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative, insecure
Cancer Constellation Tattoo Designs and Ideas
Cancer constellation tattoo is suitable for both men and women. Because of its small size, you can get it practically on every part of your body. Of course, it will make much more sense to get this tattoo if Cancer is your Zodiac sign. But, if you’re not into astrology, and love the beauty of the stars – it is also a perfect option for you. Here are some collection of beautiful Cancer Constellation tattoos.
Cancer Constellation Tattoo on Ankle
Cancer Constellation Tattoo on Arm
Cancer Constellation Tattoo on Ear
Cancer Constellation Tattoo on Forearm
Cancer Constellation Tattoo on Neck
Cancer Constellation Tattoo on Rib
Cancer Constellation Tattoo on Shoulder
Cancer Constellation Tattoo on Wrist
Cancer Constellation Tattoo Placement