Born between June 21st and July 22nd, Cancers are intense, incredibly charismatic and attractive, but also possessive and moody. They can turn up a sixpence and you might be wondering how many people really live in them! Ruled by the moon, they are passionate, creative, discreet, intuitive and caring
Funny, passionate, empathetic, adventurous, and forgiving, they know how to have a good time. They are not always like that, however, because when the moon phase changes … another side may emerge.
All of this is the exact reason Cancers make such charming and loyal friends. And believe us, they take their friendships seriously. Loyalty is one of the most important qualities they value, and sometimes it means they can have equally high expectations of other people’s engagement.
For those who are excellent at reading between the lines, you may have noticed that the Cancer zodiac sign is about wearing your heart on your sleeve and pouring love into the people in your life. This means that they will truly become long-term friends forever, but it also means that they can retreat to their shells when they feel offended or rejected by other people, just like the crab they represent. Their sweet and sensitive nature can make them seem a little moody at times, especially as they work their way through the big emotions they often struggle with.
Cancer is the most intuitive, emotional, empathetic, and creative sign of the zodiac, highly attuned to the vibrations and feelings of others. Cancers are excellent at sniffing out secrets, lies, and illusions. They see behind the facade of social interactions and do their best to understand the true feelings of those they love and like.
Men and women born with cancer are introspective and easy-going people who love solitude but care very much about those around them. However, the receptive nature of Cancer makes it extremely sensitive and can be easily injured. To protect these vulnerable people, Cancer birthstones have been selected that not only enhance their peaceful and caring qualities, but also strengthen their shy and tender personality.
Pearl has been associated with the moon6, making this organic gem a planetary birthstone for Cancer. In India the pearl is even recognized as the primary gemstone of the moon7, which is superior to the moonstone as a cancer birthstone.
Pearls hold a special fascination for those who see the world in a spiritual way.
In Taoism, Hinduism and Buddhism the “flaming pearl” symbolizes our own inner wisdom and strengthens our connection with the divine energies of the cosmos
Pearl symbolizes wisdom gained through experience. It will help you learn the lessons from each life experience and it will make you wiser and stronger for it.
It will also make you realize that learning to love yourself will help you love others. You can go about your daily chores knowing that you are surrounded by protective energies.
Worn or held, or just placed at home, Pearls will give you a sense of inner confidence and serenity that will enable you to overcome all of life’s unexpected challenges.
This precious gemstone helps promote love, fidelity, loyalty, and sexual chemistry. The deep red glow of the ruby stone is one of the traditional birthstones associated with the zodiac sign Cancer. The ruby is also ruled by the sun (and Cancer is ruled by the moon) and because of this close cosmic connection, ruby is able to harness the forces of the planet and balance the life of a Cancer.
As the Cancer birthstone, the ruby is also known for rebalancing the heart and instilling confidence, additional extras that help the (sometimes) co-dependent Cancer stand on their own two feet.
Rubies are forms of the mineral corundum. The deep red color of a high quality ruby is heartwarming and uplifting to look at. You can feel the power of the energies of this remarkable stone as soon as you touch it or have it around you.
Ruby should be treated with caution by overly sensitive or delicate people as its energies can sometimes be overstimulating and overwhelming. However, if you are feeling a little sluggish or exhausted, Ruby will give you a much-needed boost in life energy.
Ruby encourages a passion for life, but in a positive and beneficial way so that you don’t “overdo” things. It also helps you set realistic goals and improves motivation.
Moonstone is Cancer birthstone due to its association with the sign’s ruling planet, the moon. Named for its lunar luster, moonstone is a feldspar mineral with a soft, watery opacity and a silvery-white reflection known as chatoyancy, which moves as a line across the surface as the light changes.
Moonstone comes in delicate peach, blue, gray, white, and a prismatic variety known as Rainbow Moonstone. In addition to the general properties of all of the moonstones described in this article, the following crystals have additional focuses.
Moonstone gives a depth of feeling, a gentleness within the self that brings happiness to the environment in which it is located. In conjunction with the feminine, it enhances the intuitive side of the mind. For women, Moonstone reveals her feminine power. Moonstone helps men align better with the feminine aspects of their nature and stimulates the right side of the brain, thereby promoting nonlinear thinking and emotional balance.
When resonating with the feelings of the “howling moon” concept, keep a piece of this beautiful Cancer birthstone on your body to bring balance and strength to the mind.
This magical crystal will help you improve the spiritual aspects of the moon’s vibration and it is known to improve psychic abilities.
These crystals have a magical vibration that helps enhance the spiritual aspects of the moons’ vibration and they are known to enhance your innate psychic powers.
Moonstone opens the heart to nourishing properties and helps to accept love. It is an excellent crystal for first or new love and a comforting talisman when love must be kept secret. It was also believed to be able to reunite loved ones who had parted in anger.
Take some time to get to know these crystals. Read about them, hold them in your hands, feel which connect with you, and then work with them.
Are you Cancer with another crystal that you think goes well with your zodiac sign? Share your findings in the comments section below.