Star Signs of the Zodiac- Cancer

When I got thinking about restarting the blog, I thought I would start with the Zodiac star sign of Cancer. Well we have just moved into that star sign today.

Standard gift wrap for Bish Bosh Becca Jewellery Gifts
All Bish Bosh Becca jewellery is sent out gift wrapped free of charge, This is our July birthstone and Cancer zodiac gift wrap

If you have read any of our product descriptions you will know that I love the history and mythology behind gemstones. I hope you find this information as fascinating as I do. In fact I hope you love it as much as you love our Cancer and ruby jewellery!

Ruby gemstone bracelet with cancer star sign charm
ruby gemstone bracelet for those born under Cancer zodiac sign

Buckle up ‘cos I am starting with mythology

In Greek mythology the story of Cancer the Crab is said to be connected to Heracles, Some storytellers say that during Heracles’ fight with The Hydra, the goddess Hera sent a crab from a swamp to snap at Heracles’ toes because Hera had sworn to kill Heracles. (These Greek Gods and Goddesses could be quite vengeful!) Heracles was able to kill the crab by smashing its shell with his foot. As a reward for its efforts serving her, Hera placed the crab in the sky and it became Cancer.

In ancient times, Cancer was known as the “dark sign” because of the obscured visibility of its constellation in the night sky.

Cancer (♋️) is the fourth sign of the Zodiac for those born between the 21st June and 22nd July, ruby is their birthstone.

Silver Star necklace personalsied with ruby and Cancer zodaic charm for July
Create a beautiful star necklace with a ruby and cancer zodiac charm for a July birthday girl

It is a cardinal water sign. Represented by the crab, this oceanic crustacean seamlessly weaves between the sea and shore, representing Cancer’s ability to exist in both emotional and material realms. They are highly intuitive and highly sensitive to their environments, as well as extremely self-protective. Much like their celestial spirit animal, Cancerians are shielded by hard, external shells. At first, these crabs may be perceived as cold or distant. With time, though, Cancerians reveal their gentle nature, genuine compassion, and mystical capabilities. Just don’t be surprised if it takes a while to get to know them.

Personalised Cancer star sign necklace
A shiney silver letter charm with ruby and Cancer star sign charm, perfect for a July birthday gift

Cancer is ruled by the moon, the celestial body that represents comfort and maternal energies. Accordingly, Cancerians tend to be domestically oriented. They love to create cozy, safe spaces that serve as their personal sanctuaries, then spend lots of time in them. They care deeply about their families and are quick to adopt caregiver roles. Basically Cancerians are hard on the outside but all heart on the inside!

Silver heart necklace personalised with an initial charm, ruby birthstone and Cancer charm
A romantic birthday gift for someone born in July

Wedding preparations in full swing!

Only a few more sleeps to go and everyone will be gathered at the beautiful manor house in Petersfield to see Becca walk down the aisle and become Mrs Wells!


What a fab summer celebration it’s going to be.  All preparations are well in hand – we’re a bit in the lull before the storm phase at the moment – a bit too early to do some things, and other things were done ages ago!  Well done to Becca for all her preparation work – she’s been working so hard on making sure everything is just perfect on her special day.  Grandma’s project is taking care of the flowers for the day, the bridal gown is all ready hanging up in the spare room, final numbers have been confirmed and bridesmaids and flower girls are raring to go!

Just in case Becca thought she might have a quiet few days before the wedding, Marcus has had other ideas, and they will be getting keys to their new home early next week – never a dull moment in Bish Bish Becca world!

Can’t show you many wedding-related photos yet, as we’re under strict confidentiality instructions, but here is a little peak at what SJ will be wearing …


Many will not realise, but before embarking on her jewellery venture which is now Bish Bosh Becca, SJ had another creative business – making fascinators.  She will be wearing one of her designs, which you can see in the picture, she just needs to add some extra feathers, which you can see in the bottom left of the picture.  She is most pleased with her trotters for the day – think you’ll agree they’re pretty stunning!

Becca has chosen 3 bridesmaids and 4 little flower girls to help guide her through the day (and of course the night before the wedding!);  here is a little look at what the flower girls will be wearing …



Beautiful lace bodice with net skirts and aquamarine sashes …  four little blondies are going to look beautiful!

The bridesmaids are also in aquamarine with silver shoes – look at these beauties that Becca’s cousin Cheski has chosen to go with her dress …

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… taking a pair of alternatives for the evening dancing obviously!

Can’t wait to show you the jewellery and all the finer details after the event; we hope the sun shines on the day so that the wedding ceremony can take place outside but most of all everyone at BBB wishes Becca and Marcus a very happy day and lots of love for a long and very happy life together.