Origin of Cancer during Evolution

Cancer is the fourth Sign of the Zodiac. However, Cancer does not only come forth in the cycle of a year but also in the course of the history of mankind. That’s because he is the Settler who developed after the Hunter (Aries), Gatherer (Taurus) and Nomad (Gemini). The reason for the development of the Settler’s energy was probably an abundance of resources in the vegetation zones where the Nomad arrived at.

In order of being “successful” as a settler, we (as a species) then had to acquire certain qualities and abilities. Cancer incorporates these qualities since the Settler’s energy lives on inside him.

Cancer: The Settler

painting of the zodiac sign Cancer the settler from Nastja Stefanyuk

Required qualities of the Settler:

When the Homo Sapiens arrived in the Fertile Crescent as a Hunter, Gatherer, and Nomad, he found paradise. There was enough nutrition, a pleasant climate, but first and foremost enough Water. Consequently, he decided to stay. Living in the same place for a long time without no shortage of Food and Water, gave room for something completely different. The development of a much more nuanced emotional life. Gemini already laid the groundwork for the development of empathy on a rational level by interacting inexhaustibly. But the Cancer brought it to the emotional level.

 He bonded with the place and followingly bonded with the people surrounding him. To want to commit you first have to love. What you love you want to protect because you want to keep it safe. This is how the Cancer energy developed. Full of emotion he developed a strong will to commit, to make an emotional connection, to keep everyone safe, to protect beloved ones and to build a beautiful home with a paradise surrounding it – like the paradise where the Cancer energy developed and where later on the first high cultures of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia emerged around the Tigris, Euphrat, and the Nile.

If you want to know how the other Signs emerged, you can read it in this article: Astrology and Evolution. However, if you want to know more about Cancer, you can find more information in this article: All about Cancer.