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Wax Seal Cancer Constellation Necklace


Play both sides of the coin with our Cancer Necklace cast from copper clay with a wax seal. Hanging from a 28 inch silver plated brass chain, no two pendants are alike, just like no two Cancers are alike, despite having many common traits. 

The creation of the constellation is told in Greek mythology through the story of the Twelve Labors of Heracles. In one of his labors, Heracles battles the multi-headed Lernaean Hydra. Hera has sent the crab Karkinos to distract Heracles during his battle, but he kicked the crab away from him with such force that it was propelled into the sky, where Hera allowed it to remain as a constellation in gratitude for its efforts. 

The modern astrological Cancer is the sign most defined by contradictions and complexities. A typical cancer is both intuitive and yet temperamental, delicate but resilient. Ultimately the sign of Cancer producers invididuals who seek both mystery and security, and are fascinated equally by comfort and risk. Much like the crab itself, Cancers can come out of their shell to fight, but also retract into the depths of the ocean. Being unpredictable can be a blessing though. You'll never get bored with a Cancer. 

*Note: because of the handmade nature of this pendant each one is one-of-a-kind and the one you receive will vary slightly from the photos on this page.

Chain: Antique Silver Plated Brass, 28 inches, lobster clasp.

Charms: Copper Metal Clay.