“When the earth begins to tilt back from the highest point of the summer solstice, the Sun appears to travel sidewise from North to South. Hence it is described as a crab while passing through this sign. A branch of symbolism represents it as the beetle which can resurrect a worm into a butterfly. This marks the transformation of matter into mind, the passage to spirit.”
The picture of the month, “Cancer – The Crab, the Tortoise and the Beetle”, illustrates three aspects of the symbolism of this sign.