17-42: The Astrological Sign of Cancer Mandala

Astrology Sign Cancer - The Crab

In 2012 I created a series of Hyperbolic Tessellation Mandalas for the 12 signs of Astrology. I self-published them into a Mandalas to Color Calendar for 2013: Astrological Signs.

I plan to color all the signs by the end of the year. This week I continue with the sign of Cancer.

About The Astrological Sign of Cancer

For all of the signs I used their glyph symbol as the tessellated pattern within the mandala. The glyph of Cancer represents the crab and its claws. When repeated in this circular pattern it created a design that resembles safety pins. “Cancer” is all about taking care of and nurturing the family.

Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac and rules the fourth house of home and family. It’s a water element (emotions) and a cardinal quality (leadership, pioneer).

This mandala’s message to us:

“When was the last time you did something for yourself, that nurtured YOU? Make it a point to do at least one thing a day to nurture yourself. Even taking an extra moment in the morning to say to yourself in the mirror “I love you” goes a long way towards empowering our lives. Remember, when we love ourselves, we allow others to love us as well.”

About the Mandalas of the Week

Each week I choose one of my existing mandala paintings that wants to be upgraded OR create a new one and post it here. Throughout the week, I paint/draw/color/collage/etc it and post my progress on the Mandala of the Day. I post the upgraded version later in the week.

Happy Coloring!

joyfully,

Maureen
The Mandala Lady

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