Cancer | The Crab (June 21-July 22)
Cancer kicks off the summer solstice, the beginning of summer! Cancer is ruled by the moon and symbolized by the crab; a small, incredibly adaptable, and enduring creature that has withstood the test of time (crabs have been around since before the dinosaurs!).
While some people look at a Cancer’s sensitivity and mood swings, we understand that a Cancer’s deeply felt empathy and imagination are an important part of what makes them such good people to have around. Cancerians, like the moon, wane and wax with time, reminding us to listen to our inner intuition and align ourselves with the natural seasons.
Cancers tend to be extremely loyal; while they can be easily hurt by others, they’re also willing to do what it takes to help their loved ones.
1. Peach Moonstone
Peach moonstone is a type of moonstone that is a lovely peachy-brown color. Like regular moonstone, it’s opalescent. Peach moonstone is perfect for deeply sensitive people, like Cancers, because it supports the heart while also stimulating intuition. It helps Cancers find strength from their love for others (one of their superpowers) while doing what they do best: understanding and intuiting the world around them.
Because peach moonstone is such a powerful crystal for Cancers, wear it or use it daily with essential oils.
Ruby is often considered one of Cancer’s birthstones. This makes sense, since ruby’s color matches the classic color for the crab–red! Rubies are energizing and deeply loving, a lovely pairing for Cancer. They can help increase a Cancer’s sense of motivation and concentration, without sacrificing kindness, empathy, or love in the process.
Rubies are beautiful stones to wear as jewelry as reminders of Cancer’s superpowers!
Selenite is named after the Greek goddess of the moon, Selene. It reminded the ancient Greeks of the moon’s power over their lives, and it can remind Cancer of the same, today! Selenite is a master cleanser; it cleanses negative energy from other stones it touches. If you have any crystals at all, we highly recommend also having selenite nearby to help refresh and restore their positive vibes.
Selenite doesn’t just cleanse crystals, however; if you’re a Cancer needing to release suspicion towards others, negative thoughts or unforgiveness about yourself or others, or the sense that you’re “too much” or “overly sensitive,” hold selenite while you meditate. It can help you release all that gross stuff so that you can be the lovely person you truly are.
4. Rose Quartz
Rose quartz is a pinky-red color that reminds us of a crab, but it’s also perfect for Cancer because it is the ultimate love stone (and Cancer, you’re so great at love!). We’re not just talking romance, either; rose quartz can help unlock connection and vulnerability towards family members, friends, and even yourself.
Set rose quartz where you’ll see it often to remind you to set positive intentions for love and community in your life!
Cancer is a water sign, which 100% makes sense as crabs are just as at home in the water as they are on land! That’s why we love recommending aquamarine for Cancers. This lovely blue-green stone gives us serious water vibes with its calming, gentle presence.
It promotes self-expression and courage, which is so helpful for a Cancer who is needing to leave their comfort zone for any reason. Hold this stone or pair it with essential oils (like chamomile, lavender, or helichrysum) and breathe deeply to fill peace and courage wash over you.
Chrysocolla is another great Cancer crystal. It’s a stone of abundance, but it’s also a teaching stone. Cancers are often known as teachers or prophets because of their sensitivity to the world around them, and chrysocolla can help a budding enlightenment teacher step into her own.
Keep it by your desk or couch, or wherever you work, to help you tap into your superpowers as a Cancer!
Chrysoprase is apple green (it’s usually a brighter green than chrysocolla), but like chrysocolla, it’s all about abundance! It’s great for Cancerians though, because of its happy, joyful, summery vibes. If you’re a Cancer starting a new venture or enterprise, meditate with chrysoprase or use it to set daily intentions.
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