Crystals for Cancer
June 21st - July 22nd
The summer solstice, June 21, is the beginning of the summer. It also marks the beginning of the time governed by the Zodiac sign Cancer. The symbol is a crab showing raised and open claws and sometimes depicted as a lobster. Its posture is defensive, telling others, "Don't mess with me or those I care about." The crab represents this zodiac sign's nurturing and feminine attributes.
Its glyph resembles a sideways "69," representing crab claws or a woman's breasts. Another interpretation of this glyph is that two circles, representing the Sun and the Earth, are connected by two crescent moon arches, the two arches around the circles, forming a new balance of the Universe.
Cancer is one of three water signs. Individuals born with the Sun in a water sign are known for navigating life with their emotions and sentimentality. They are also known for being sensitive, imaginative, and intuitive. Much like water, they can be refreshing, or they might drown you in their depths. Water signs are submerged in their surroundings, frequently experiencing the emotional reality that lies beneath the surface. This allows them to easily read the atmosphere and be the first to know when something is wrong. Their ability to empathize makes them excellent friends and partners.
Cancerians, in particular, are like the ocean in-depth, with the ability to act on several levels. However, Cancerians differs from the other two water signs in that it is incredibly empathic. Cancer's ability to dwell in both emotional and physical realms is symbolized by this oceanic crab that fluidly weaves between the sea and the shore.
Ruling Planet – Moon
Cancer is ruled by the Moon, not a planet but Earth's only natural satellite. It is the fifth-largest moon in the solar system. The Moon's presence aids in stabilizing Earth's wobble and regulating the climate. The Moon also strongly influences the tides in our oceans, causing them to rise and fall multiple times a day.
In addition, the Moon represents comfort, self-care, and maternal energies. The Moon also represents the celestial "mother" figure, which influences Cancerians to care deeply about home and family relationships and acquire a passion for caring. Cancerians look for the same things from the people they offer: protection and comfort. Due to the Moon's ability to influence feelings, Cancerians emotions tend to change as quickly as the tides.
Cancer is the thirty-first largest constellation and the faintest of all the zodiac constellations. It is challenging to see with the naked eye in the sky, but it appears as an upside-down Y. This constellation contains two Messier objects, the Beehive Cluster and M67. The brightest star in the constellation is Al Tarf, Beta Cancri. It contains only two stars with known planets and ten named stars. The only meteor shower associated with this constellation is the Delta Cancrids.
In Greek mythology, the Cancer constellation is associated with the crab sent by Hera to defeat Heracles. In different versions of the myth, the crab is either kicked into the sky by Heracles or put among the stars by Hera after being crushed by Heracles.
Cancer is the zodiac's caretaker, a sign associated with establishing a sense of home, family, roots, and children. Cancerians are expert nurturers. They live for their family and want nothing but the best for their loved ones. They are extraordinarily protective of their loved ones, which can be overbearing at times. Cancerians also adore entertaining with comfort food and are terrific hosts.
Friends and lovers are drawn to Cancerians because of their faithfulness, commitment, and emotional depth. Part of what makes those born under the Cancer sign one of the most committed in the zodiac is their tremendous capacity to empathize with others. Because of their strong emotions and capability to notice emotional changes in others, they rely more on their intuition than on their practical or rational sense of judgment.
Cancerians are passionate and giving lovers, but they expect the same amount of loving care in return, so they must choose a partner who shares this give-and-take approach. In addition, they want to be in partnerships that make them feel safe and comfortable, with plenty of time for alone time, emotional processing, and snuggling. Therefore, they prefer not to date casually.
Cancerians frequently avoid direct conflict by walking at an angle, yet they may inflict a painful pinch with their style of passive-aggressiveness. Though they are empathetic, they experience
many feelings themselves, which can cause them to be overly sensitive. As a result, they can feel easily offended or hurt, and instead of confronting the issue, Cancerians often retreat into their shells
The traditional stone for those born under the Zodiac sign Cancer is Moonstone. As ancient as the Moon itself, Moonstone holds the power of mystery. Its secrets are locked beneath a pearly veil, and with them, our own hidden truths. Only within its reflected light can we begin to understand what it has to teach us. Moonstone is foremost a talisman of the inward journey, taking one deep into the self to retrieve what is missing, the parts of the soul left behind or forgotten, then brought to light.
Our ties to the Moon are strong. As it waxes and wanes in cyclic perfection, it creates the tides and rhythms of our mother, Earth, and influences our behaviors, emotions, and spiritual growth. Moonstone calms and encourages, teaching us the natural rhythms of life.
Moonstone has long been known for its calming, soothing qualities on the emotional body. Its energy is balancing and healing, assisting in the mastery of emotions by bringing them under the control of Higher Will, rather than expressing or repressing them. It also helps identify emotional patterns stored in the subconscious, serves as a guardian to contain explosive passions, and stimulates confidence and composure.
Another traditional stone for those born under the Zodiac sign Cancer is Emerald. Emerald symbolizes hope and the future, renewal, and growth. It is a Seeker of Love and a Revealer of Truth, inspiring an ongoing search for meaning, justice, compassion, and harmony.
Called the "Stone of Successful Love," Emerald opens and nurtures the heart and the Heart Chakra. Its soothing energy provides healing to all levels of the being, bringing freshness and vitality to the spirit. A stone of inspiration and infinite patience, it embodies unity, compassion, and unconditional love. Emerald promotes friendship, a balance between partners, and provides domestic bliss, contentment, and loyalty. Emerald is an excellent stone for reviving passion, whether for an interest, a person, or a job.
Emerald brings a soothing mental and emotional equilibrium, making it highly beneficial in stimulating cooperation and understanding within a group of people. While Emerald has a
calming effect on emotions, it invigorates thought, reflection, and philosophy. It is a marvelous crystal for activating artistic creativity and bringing focus and intensity to one's lifework.
A third crystal associated with the Zodiac sign Cancer is Ruby. Ruby promotes a clear mind, increased concentration and motivation, and brings a sense of power to the wearer, a self-confidence and determination that overcomes timidity and propels one toward prosperity and achievement.
Ruby is an aphrodisiac, allowing one to experience all forms of love, from wild sensuality to mystical communion. It deepens a couple's relationship and encourages closeness and commitment. It is also the stone of courtly love and may honor admiration from a distance.
Ruby signifies light to the darkness of one's life. It encourages "following your bliss," teaching one to enjoy being in the physical world and perceiving the spiritual energy that exists throughout the realm of matter. It offers lessons in mastering the transformation of thought and intent into physical manifestation to change one's world.
Crystal Items Made for Cancer
These are specially formulated products by our Certified Crystal Alchemists and Masters to bring loyalty, faith, and serenity. Using these items will provide a soothing vibration as a Cancerian. They are optimized to bring the energy of the Cosmos to those born under the sign of Cancer.