There are a lot of things that make sense that they are an astrological sign and a part of the zodiac. A lion, for instance, is the symbol of strength and are absolutely beautiful creatures, and sheep and rams are docile and sweet, but what about crabs? You’d never think that a crab would be a zodiac symbol, but for those who are under the Cancer sign it is definitely a symbol. Cancer is the fourth symbol in the Zodiac and comes from the Cancer constellation. One thing that most people don’t know is that in the astrological world Cancer is actually a feminine sign and is a water sign. But how did a crab become a member of the zodiac sign?
According to the Greek story, a crab was placed into the sky by Hera, the wife of the most powerful God in existence, Zeus. Hera swore that she would kill her husband’s half-human child, Hercules, and she tried to kill him many different ways. One of the times she made Hercules have to kill the Hydra, and she sent the crab to help the Hydra. Hercules, however, simply had to stand on the crab to kill it. It’s sacrifice is the reason why Hera eventually put the sign into the sky.
If you’re looking to get Cancer tattoos on your body, there are a number of things that you can do. You can, of course, have a crab tattooed right on your body, or you can go more abstract. There are many ways that you can make the crab sign, and a sideways 6 and 9 intertwined is one of the most frequently sought after. Most who are looking for Cancer tattoos actually turn the numbers into a crab to make a very unique looking tattoo indeed.