Cancer

Inspired by the wonders of space; stars, moons, and galaxies combine to create an original painting that is out of this world. These paintings are full of texture, shimmer and sparkle. Each piece is full of holographic sparkle and a complimenting shimmer. Hidden within each painting is a glow in the dark constellation. Enjoy this painting 24/7, day or night!

8” original painting on synthetic paper mounted to a wooden circle cradle panel. Bright silver shimmer, holographic sparkle and silver stars.

Will come with hanging hardware and wire attached. Ready to hang. Edges will be painted galaxy black with some sparkle.

Shipping: World Wide Shipping available! Will be shipped to you in a protective box. 

Care Instructions: Although it is sealed with a UV protective varnish, please avoid hanging this artwork in direct sunlight. This will help keep it perfectly beautiful for many years to come!

**Note - Due to differences in phone and computer screens, colors may appear slightly different in person than on screen. I do my best to make sure my images are as close to life as possible. If you would like more pictures please email me at elizabethkarlsonart@gmail.com

Cancer Bright white and silver connect Cancer with its intuition and provide a clean, clear slate. Like the glistening surface of water or the shining face of the Moon, silver and white are colors of intuition and purity. They increase Cancer’s sensitivity and understanding, allowing love to flow at its deepest level.

https://m.tarot.com/astrology/zodiac-sign-colors

Cancer in history, myth and science. According to Richard Hinckley Allen, in his book “Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning,” astrologers call Cancer the House of the Moon from the early belief that the moon was located here at creation.

Interestingly enough, however, modern-day astronomers believe the sun might have originated from Cancer’s fainter star cluster, Messier 67, though this study seems to throw cold water on the idea. Still, it looks as if Cancer may be the home of a creation story in both astrology and astronomy.

In ancient Chaldean and Platonic philosophy, Cancer was called the Gate of Men. It was through this portal that souls descend from the heavens above and into the bodies of the newly born.

Around 2,700 years ago, the sun passed in front of the Beehive cluster on the Northern Hemisphere’s summer solstice. Back then, this cluster stood at the apex of the zodiac, so perhaps it was this heavenly nebulosity that marked the Gate of Men. At present, the sun has its annual conjunction with the Beehive cluster in late July or early August.

In olden times, before the advent of light pollution, the ancients referred to the Beehive as a “little cloud.” The Roman author Pliny reports that when the Praesepe is invisible in an otherwise clear sky, it’s a sure sign of impending storm. Yes, the Beehive cluster once served as a celestial weather station.

Although Cancer may be the faintest constellation of the zodiac, its legacy remains intact. On a dark, moonless night, look for Cancer’s faint grouping of stars to spring out between the more conspicuous constellations Gemini and Leo.

https://earthsky.org/constellations/cancer-heres-your-constellation 


Type: Original


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