Crabs can be most closely related to the zodiacal sign of Cancer and the shortening of days after the peak of summer, thus related to death with the Summer-solstice and the death of the Sun-hero through Cancer. The movement of the SUN (what causes the diminution of daylight) connects the crab with dishonesty and unreliability. Most crabs, being crustaceans, have hard shells like ARMOR. Crabs are found either on land or in WATER, suggesting a dual nature that crabs may represent. Associatied with bad-temperedness, aggressiveness. Claws gripping, especially in dreams related to lobster, means sexual relations one wants to be free from. Also in dreams, morally repressed sex, the orgasm, a gripping sensation in the abdomen.

Related symbol: SPIDERS

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