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Cancer - Llewellyn Worldwide by juliedillon Cancer - Llewellyn Worldwide by juliedillon
Here is the next image in the series I did last year for the Llewellyn Worldwide 2014 Astrology Calendar. :)

Cancer: June 22 - July 22. Cardinal water sign. Nurturing, protective, nostalgic, may appear hard on the outside but is sensitive on the inside. Colors: Pearl, blue-green, iridescent blues. Associated with caretakers, family, tradition, boats, lakes and streams, water plants, the moon, and being in tune with natural cycles. I decided to depict this sign as a woman reading a bedtime story to a little girl, floating on the water in a shell-house-boat thing.

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ALEJANDRAROMEO Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
Realmente es hermosa!
Mcderpywolfman Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
cancer is my mothers sign and this reminds me so much of a photo with her and my sister
LeFaye28 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Cancer is my zodiac sign and this is the first time I've actually liked a picture of it :) It's lovely :)
SaintlyPants Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
I realized 50% of all those traits are true for everyone. Same thing for every other sign. It's always partially correct so people keeps falling for it.
Fandomeclypse Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm a cancer and I believe you depicted us (I mean all Cancers) beautifully and correctly.
3littlefish Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My mom is a cancer and this is so her and me when I was younger- Im a libra though. She's the type of person you DO NOT what to make mad, but can be super supportive and kind.Hug 

You captured the sensitive side that cancers have very well.
LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
That's such a sweet picture :love:.
1228248 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
I'm a cancer.
zoxchilt3 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am a cancer woman i felt so in tune with this picture!! it feels as if you've captured a moment of my life!! All the elements were perfect and i feel soo at piece looking at this portrait!
paperthin-z Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:love:This is beautiful and serene, I can identify with most of the characteristics of this sign. I was born under the Leo sign, but I feel more connected with Cancer. Is that normal?
rinredridingwolf Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Wow, this is so beautiful!! I am cancer zodiac sign, and I think this piece really portrays all the qualities of cancer sign well! Good work!
rougekohl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
as a cancerian, this totally speaks to me. thank you. :3
Praeclaro Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the BEST illustration of the cancer sign that I've ever come across *u*
NicoleEirin Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's so peaceful and calm...
EmmaSeptimus Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
thank you for focusing on the character instead the picture they could have been
thank you !
chrisakalogic Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ahhhhhhh!!! This is so awesome.. I love what you've done with my sign. Beautiful, simply beautiful <3
dreamlife23 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love all your art work, in addition my zodiac sign is Cancer
Peculiar-Productions Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful!
Nashimee Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I love your "zodiac" work :)
GlassesForNerds Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is too pretty! :3 x x x
Amy-Hands Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Truly amazing work. I have featured you here [link]
AliceEtMoi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I'm cancer and I really love this drawing!!
Masa-Y Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Realy like it!
fulltime-daydreamer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, it's so peaceful. I love being a cancer <3
eBAMBOO Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cancer is my sign, but my characteristics don't really match up with Cancer. My favorite colors have always been blues, but I'm not a fan of the water. I am not much of a people person, and I could never do babysitting because I don't like kids.
And yet I often feel the need to protect those close to me, and make sure everyones alright. I'm more of an action loving person, and I always have to be doing something.
Soragirl6 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Don't just look at your Sun sign sweetie. Too many people say "I am a Cancer", but they are only viewing the star/sun sign. Look at your moon sign, mercury sign, venus sign, mars sign, jupiter sign, etc. Then you will see you are not just a Cancer. More than likely your Mercury sign is between Gemini, Cancer, and Leo. That's a start.
Go to and click on birth chart. you'll see what I'm talking about. :)
The fact that you are not a people person is very Cancer like. They most times stay in their shell. And the protective instincts is Cancer's mother instinct. :)
Cancer is a Cardinal sign, which means it is action-oriented.
eBAMBOO Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, thank you this helps a lot. It's just the sign that marches up to my birth date, but I see that it could be tied to different things as well. Thank you for your feedback.
fulltime-daydreamer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I have the same. My characteristics don't match up with perfectly with cancer either, but that's because the positions of the other planets on the day and time of your birth play a role in the making of your character too. Which makes every cancer different, yet the same when it comes to the basics.
kgwriter Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yay!! my sign! it's amazing how true this holds...
Ralamac Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist
wait is that a picese symbol on the middle lamp?
LhuneArt Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My sign :). Oddly enough, I used to always discard astrology as naive and silly but as I read more about it, it struck me that a lot of it holds true to myself and the people I know. My online alias derives from the moon (Lhune), blue has always been my color and whoever knows me knows that I'm protective and enjoy caring for and teaching people.

This picture has a lot of lovely details to it and I enjoy discovering them as I explore the art. Particularly love the pearlescent effect you painted onto the shell :). You have a way with colors that will never cease to amaze me.
fensterer Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Beautiful colors, well done! :)
magicminnie13 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student
Awesome! This is my sign! (I love all the other ones too, even though I haven't commented on them.)
burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweetness!!! I'm a Cancer!! :)
Birdtear Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful and amazing , different from normal cancer pictures and that made it so great . good job !
the whole painting have the same feeling as what as you said here .
lovely colors and theme :)
lucas42 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aw :)
keight Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
You nailed these expressions, Julie. Love the way you handles the light as well.
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
My best friend and my daughter's godmother, is a Cancer. A kind, nurturing person. :heart:
Emazon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Your imagination.....
Elbereth-Lalaith Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
dramaloves Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love this, I'm a cancer and I have a daughter. It's just perfect. :)
DarkerEve Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
So beautiful.
kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I really love the colors in this one.
thecosmicfool Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Gorgeous, the pearl/shell colouring is amazing. Such a calm scene.
Lanedude Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Flawless depiction!
GeminiSolace Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Ah, yes. This does remind me of my mother so very much
dobyk Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Wow, this cancer is simply... amazing :D Very, very beautiful
Of-Red-And-Blue Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh wow, this one is SO pretty! I love how opalescent the shell is... just like mother of pearl. You are just mind-blowing with colour!
AquaMind Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally cancer come out :D
Great works,
Love the colour and i never thought to draw cancer with this warm scene :)
juliedillon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I had promised a few friends I'd make sure it wasn't "just another darn crab" XD
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