Crystals For The Sign of Cancer

Crystals For The Sign of Cancer

The Sign of Cancer

The Crab

If you were born from June 21st to July 22nd, you are a Cancer.

The summer solstice, June 21, is the beginning of the summer. It marks the beginning of the time governed by the Zodiac sign of Cancer. This period from Jun 21 to July 22 was the time of the year in ancient times when the sun rose in the constellation of Cancer. The Constellation Cancer and its Zodiac sign have often been depicted by a Crab. The stars that form the constellation were thought in ancient times to form the shape of a crab. Crabs are capable of walking sideways. People born under the sign of Cancer are believed to be adaptable and, like the crab that can move sideways, people born under the sign can "move about" in life. This sign is also known as the "Sign of the Prophet" or "Sign of the Teacher." It is the sign of Enlightenment.

The Crab

The Sign of Cancer Facts

The Crab

Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Element: Water
Quality: Cardinal
Ruling House: Fourth
Ruling Planets: The Moon

The mascot of Cancer is the Crab, and much like this shelled little critter, Cancers are quick to retreat into their shells if it suits their mood. No wonder these folks are called crabby! For Cancer, it's not that big of a deal, though, since they consider this 'shell' a second home (and they do love home). The flip side of this hiding is that shell-bound Crabs are often quite moody. Further, in keeping with their difficulty in sharing their innermost feelings, it can become a Herculean task to pry a Crab out of its secret hiding place. What to do? Give the Crab time -- eventually these folks will come out to play again. When they do, they'll be the first to say so, in keeping with the Cardinal Quality attached to this sign.

For those born under the sign of Cancer, the traditional zodiac stone is an Emerald. Emerald is a beautiful and rich green gemstone. Green is the color of healing and hope. It encourages spiritual growth, faith, communication, serenity, and beauty. If you are a Cancer, and you are in doubt or facing a tough situation have your emerald stone close by. Emerald is a legendary gemstone long believed to foreshow future events, reveal truths, strengthen memory, and to aid someone to become a more eloquent speaker. Legends tell us it makes people more honest, sharpen one's wit, and reveal the truth of a lover's oath.

Besides Emerald, there are other gems and crystals used by those born under the sign of Cancer. Since they are governed by the Moon, Moonstone brings them inspiration and good emotions. It reflects, like a mirror, the personality of the person who owns it. Putting a moonstone in the moonlight when the moon is full activates its full powers. Legendary as the Traveler's Stone, Moonstone is especially protective of those who travel by night or upon the water when the moon is shining. Frequent travelers should keep one in the glove compartment for safe night driving and as protection against road rage.

Emerald

Emerald

Emerald can aid you in efforts to become more flexible, stronger, and to eat right. It is also used as a safety talisman, a talisman of profit, and as a personal talisman in long-term efforts to have financial security in old age.


Moonstone

Moonstone

Moonstone opens the heart to nurturing qualities as well as assisting in the acceptance of love. It is an excellent crystal for first or new love, and is a comforting talisman if love must be kept a secret.


What Authors Say About Crystals

What Other Authors Say

Spinel

Spinel
Melody suggests Spinel,

Brown Spinel can be used to clear the aura and to dispel the "muddiness" of same. It can assist in the activation of the connection between the physical aura and the ethereal bodies.

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Celestine

Celestine
Florence Mégemont recommends Celestine,

This stone will bring moody Cancer a feeling of tranquility and peace and can reduce depression. The power of its beautiful blue color will also help natives of this sign to open up spiritually.

In Summary

As one born under the sun sign of Cancer, you have quite a few choices about which crystals are really right for you. The great strength of the Cancer-born is the tenacity with which they protect their loved ones. These folks don't ask for much, either: a comfortable home and sense of peace about sums it up. These folks are tenacious and strong-willed and like to get their way. If their well-documented kindness and gentleness doesn't do the trick, however, they're not above using emotional manipulation to make things happen. If that still doesn't work, they'll just go back to their shell and sulk, or find a way to get back at the source of their pain, since Crabs can be rather vindictive. We suggest you use stones to enhance and balance your Gemini qualities such as Emerald and Moonstone. You can also try crystals other authors recommend such as Spinel and Celestine.

References

Love is in the Earth

Love Is In The Earth

Crystal Bible

Love Is In The Earth
Melody

(Wheat Ridge, CO
Earth Love Publishing, 2008)

The Metaphysical Book of Gems and Crystals

The Metaphysical Book of Gems and Crystals
The Metaphysical Book of Gems and Crystals
Mégemont, Florence

(Rochest, Vermont
Healing Arts Press 2007)

Astrology.com

Astrology.com
Astrology.com
iVillage Inc.




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