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♋ Cancer emoji

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What does ♋ Cancer emoji mean?

The Cancer emoji ♋ depicts the sign of Cancer, a constellation and one of the 12 zodiac signs in astrology. It is commonly used to represent Cancer, people whose zodiac sign is Cancer, and astrology in general. According to astrology, people who were born between June 21 and July 22 have Cancer as their sign. For this reason, you are more likely to see the Cancer emoji ♋ used during this time as people celebrate their birthdays.

Cancer is commonly known as The Crab (Cancer is Latin for “crab”). The Cancer emoji ♋ usually depicts the symbol of Cancer, which resembles two 6’s or 9’s turned sideways. The symbol is thought to represent the claws of a crab.

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Where does ♋ Cancer emoji come from?

The Cancer emoji ♋ was approved under Unicode 1.1 in 1993. On most major platforms, the emoji resembles the symbol of Cancer (a glyph that supposedly resembles the claws of a crab) colored white imposed on a geometric shape. On Apple, Samsung, WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook, the Cancer symbol is on a purple square with rounded corners. On Microsoft, the purple square has sharp corners and is surrounded by a black outline. On Google, the Cancer symbol is instead on a yellow circle.

On Twitter, many people put the emoji representing their star sign next to their usernames in order to identify themselves. As is the case with all of the other zodiac signs, this is also true for the Cancer emoji ♋.

When the Cancer emoji ♋ is used, it is often accompanied by the word Cancer itself. This is likely done to help identify what the symbol means, as it may not be familiar even to fans of astrology. Cancer is commonly known as The Crab and so the Cancer emoji ♋ is frequently used alongside the Crab emoji 🦀.

Examples of ♋ Cancer emoji

I've been so moody in a crabby cancer way 🦀 ♋
@Y0YOo, December 18, 2020
30 days until my birthday! I can feel my cancer energy rising!!! ♋♋🦀🦀🦀
@Daneuntamed, June 18, 2019

Who uses ♋ Cancer emoji?

The Cancer emoji ♋ is often used by people interested in astrology. In particular, the Cancer emoji ♋ is commonly used by people whose sign is Cancer to refer to themselves or by people who are, according to astrology, compatible with Cancers.

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