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Cancer Zodiac Sign – The Reason and Origin of Crab Sign of Cancer

Have you ever wondered why crab is the sign of Cancer Zodiac? It is widely believed that it was ancient Hindu san Egyptians who divided a year into spring, summer, autumn and winter and assigned to each season three constellations through which the Sun passed. The reason and origin of Crab Sign of Cancer is amusing but apt.

Cancer is also referred as Crab (June 21 – July 22) as per Solar Calendar.

The reason for the name Cancer is because Sun turns back towards equator – like the crab crawls backwards.