Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Gift Giving through the Zodiac

This series of articles will feature ideas for zodiac inspired handmade gifts from members of the Trans-Canada Etsy Team. Each new zodiac month will begin with an introduction to the qualities associated with the present astrology sun sign. Throughout the rest of the month I will feature items which have those qualities and/or would be a suitable gift idea for people of that sign.

CANCER - The Crab
22 June - 22July
The Mother, The Healer, The Invisible Man/Woman

Cancer is the 4th sign of the zodiac and is associated with the qualities of water and the moon. In the astrological chart of 12 houses it is the ruler of the 4th, the house of family and the home. It is represented by the crab, a soft sensitive bodied creature with a hard protective shell. Like the crab, Cancer people can be extremely outgoing or retreat into their shell when they feel vulnerable or sensitive. Emotional and intuitive, Cancer people relate to the world through feelings.

People with a strong presence of Cancer in their charts: Sun in Cancer, Moon in Cancer, Cancer rising or other prominent influence in their astrology chart can have the following qualities:
intuitive, kindness, tenacity, nurturing, emotional, loving, cautious, protective, moody, changeable, sensitive, loyal, introspective, love security, nesting instinct, artistic, good memory

Possible vocational calling:
Because of their combination of sensitivity, intuition and 'hard outer shell', Cancerians can make shrewd business people. They also do very well in caring professions like teaching, caring for children, health care, culinary arts and gardening.

Gift Ideas:

This is a lovely set of magnets made by Starryeyedstudios. The top right magnet was made from a painting which she did of her daughter playing on a Vancouver Island Beach and the others are from original watercolour illustrations. Our little Cancer crab is there, as well as a beautiful sensitivity in the artwork and a strong sense of family. I think this would make a thoughtful gift for almost any Cancer person.

This wallet is made by Loscann from recycled ties and is titled 'Drawing Down the Moon'. This wallet has cloudy moons on a black background on the outside, and a silvery-gray patterned lining. I chose this because silver is the metal of Cancer and colours linked to this sign are smoky- grey and silvery blues, the colours of the moon.

More gift ideas:
Gift ideas for babies and children.
Gifts for the Home

This feature has been prepared for you by Morgen of Inkyspider Textile Designs and Kootsac re-usable bulk food bags.


Laura Bucci said...

I think this is very neat. I like how you chose items that reflect the sign in some way.

loscann said...

My sister is a Cancer and you've described her perfectly! I know she would love the magnets!

O C Baby said...

I love this idea! Great job!

Paper Girl Productions said...

Gorgeous gift finds!