U+264B, ♋

Miscellaneous Symbols

Translingual edit

Alternative forms edit

The strokes coming from the circles may be straight and horizontal, or slightly curved, to forming arcs of a larger circle themselves.

Etymology edit

A pair of crab claws.

Symbol edit


  1. (astrology) The symbol for the sign Cancer.
  2. (astronomy, rare) The symbol for the constellation Cancer.
  3. (rare) June[1]
  4. (alchemy, archaic) dissolve
    Synonyms: 🝡, 🝢
  5. (botany, obsolete) dioecious[2]
(2): The 1833 US Nautical Almanac using the symbol ♋︎ for stars in the constellation of Cancer, here δ ♋︎ (Delta Cancri).
Presentations of ♋︎
♋︎ ♋️
Note: Character's appearance
may be different on each system.
Text style is forced with ︎
and emoji style with ️

See also edit

Zodiac signs (translingual) (layout · text)
ariēs taurus geminī cancer
leō virgō lībra scorpiō
sagittārius capricornus aquārius piscēs

References edit

  1. ^ Rudolf Koch (1955 [1930]) The Book of Signs. Dover, p. 55
  2. ^ “Botanical symbols: a new symbol set for new images”, in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society[1], volume 162, issue 2, February 2010, →DOI, retrieved 2023-03-06, pages 117–129