The sign of Cancer, born June 21st - July 22nd, belongs to the element of Water. Guided by emotion and their heart, they could have a hard time blending into the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. Cancer 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.
These crabs are highly sensitive to their environments, as well as extremely self-protective. Much like their celestial spirit animal, Cancers are shielded by hard, external shells. At first, these crabs may be perceived as cold or distant. With time, though, Cancers reveal their gentle nature, genuine compassion, and mystical capabilities. Just don't be surprised if it takes a while to get to know them.
Typical sun in Cancer traits include being nurturing, sensitive, compassionate, security-seeking and offering, loving, and displaying a goofy, ingratiating sense of humor. These characteristics reflect themes covered by the Fourth House of Home Life, which Cancer rules. Those born under this horoscope sign are ‘roots’ kinds of people, and take great pleasure in the comforts of home and family.
Here are the crystals that will help Cancers find the emotional healing, balance, peace, and comfort they need to help make life run a little more smoothly and easily.
Moonstone: Is associated with the Heart, Sacral, Crown and Third Eye Chakras, making it a powerful stone for improving one’s intuition (a trait that Cancerians already have an affinity for) and for connecting with one’s subconscious (the inner self and the divine). It is especially helpful for Cancerians suffering from clouded thoughts as a result of self-doubt. It is also a stone of self-expression and is helpful for times when you have trouble telling people what you want or need from them, a problem that many people face especially when dealing with sensitive issues regarding relationships.
Calcite: Since Calcite comes in different colors, its chakra association depends on the color of the particular crystal you get. Generally however, Calcite is a manifestation stone, making it an excellent stone for anyone who wants to boost their careers or focus on work, regardless of the stone’s color.
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Blue Calcite is especially useful for Cancerians who work in any creative field, as many people under this sign are naturally gifted in the arts. It is also an excellent stone for speaking your truth (a common problem with Cancerians when they feel like people are taking advantage of them) and for connecting with one’s higher self to further strengthen your intuitive nature.
Green or Pink Calcite is recommended for Cancerians dealing with issues related to love
Honey Calcite is a great option for those dealing with self-esteem issues, needing boundary support, or struggling with work fatigue.
Carnelian: As a gemstone, it is associated with Cancer because it helps with family issues, safety and security, and it helps people with self-esteem issues develop a healthier sense of self. Since Cancerians are prone to self-pity and mood swings when they are down, Carnelian is an excellent stone to combat your mood swings, as it helps you focus on the present instead of wallowing in the past. It also boosts energy.
Rose Quartz: It is known as the “Stone of Unconditional Love” and as such, it resonates with the Heart Chakra. Cancerians are naturally loyal, nurturing, and loving, especially towards their families. It is an excellent crystal for boosting some of the best traits of people born under Cancer. It is a stone that amplifies compassion and kindness, as well as different types of unconditional love, including self-love.
Citrine: Is an excellent stone for people dealing with self-esteem issues. It is also a powerful stone for keeping one’s boundaries clear, which is something a lot of Cancerians have trouble with because of their naturally empathic and helpful nature.
Red Jasper: Commonly associated with family and identity. One of the most notable traits of Cancerians is their deep attachment to their families. Red Jasper is an excellent crystal for Cancer energy as it helps ground them to their roots (their family). It also helps with manifesting your goals, which complements the creative energy of Cancer.
Mangano Calcite: Cancers using this stone can experience emotional cleansing. It is also a good enhancer of positive energy. Being able to handle emotions well, the bearer can be more effective in managing tasks. Confusion due to negative emotions can make one feel tired and less productive. This crystal helps boost mental energy. It can restore creativity and overcome difficulties like writer’s block.
Peacock Ore: A stone of happiness and joy. For Cancer’s, it helps to identify the causes of any negative emotions and infuses you with uplifting energies that will enhance your ability to shift those emotions into positive ones. Associated with the crown chakra, Peacock ore promotes the flow of energy between each of your chakras, clearing any blockages and opening you up to the full potential of healing. It helps you to release fears, worries, or stress, especially when it comes to your relationships. As Peacock Ore works to enhance your inner insight, you can become more attuned to what your loved ones are feeling and better communicate what you need from them.
Blue Lace Agate: This crystal is handy for people who are confused. The escalating indecisiveness can cloud a person’s vision. This stone can give a higher level of consciousness. This lifts the spirit effectively and brings in a sense of empowerment. Together with this strength, it is also accompanied by peace and serenity. It also helps Cancers come to solutions when they are at a crossroads. Whether it be a fight that needs to be resolved or an important decision needs to be made, Blue Lace Agate will clear your mind so you can think better and make the right decision.
Garnet: A great stone for relationships and emotional ties of all kinds, which means it's a great stone for Cancer. Garnet has healing properties for some of the negative traits of Cancer people that involve storing negative feelings or frustrations out of a desire not to burden or disappoint others, which leads to potential metabolic problems, or heart, lung, and blood-related medical issues. With the help of this crystal, you'll release the past and finally move on.
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