Born between June 21 and July 22, Cancers are represented by the crab and ruled by the Moon. These individuals are characterised as deeply intuitive, caring and gentle people. With the Moon as its ruling sign, the celestial planet that governs our emotions, feelings and maternal energies, Cancers tend to be sensitive and very in-tune with their emotions.
Cancers are the homebodies of the zodiac who are most comfortable at home surrounded by family and loved ones. But like all zodiac signs, they can have negative traits – being moody, pessimistic or impatient, especially if things aren’t going their way.
Healing crystals are a wonderful way to balance Cancer’s characteristics. Cancer season is also a good time for anyone to embrace Cancer’s nurturing energies, regardless of which zodiac sign you fall under. So, whether you’re a Cancer, shopping for one or want to work with Cancer’s energies this month here are five recommended healing crystals.
A stone of stability, strength and endurance. Red jasper stabilises the mood, promotes grounding and encourages responsibility. As a sacral and root chakra stone it connects you to earth’s warm and nourishing energies making it a great stone for the homebody Cancer to feel comforted, rooted and secure. Red jasper also reminds Cancers to take time for themselves and have a good balance between caring for others and nourishing themselves.
If you feel scattered, disconnected or lost try meditating with a piece of Red Jasper close to your root chakra, located at the base of the spine, or carry with you on a walk in nature – it will root you back to mother earth’s replenishing energies.
Rose quartz is a stone of love and a magnifier of the heart. It promotes compassion, understanding, kindness and is one of the most effective stones for attracting love, encouraging self-love and allowing one to honour themselves. Rose quartz teaches patience, forgiveness and acceptance – something sensitive Cancers find difficult especially if they’ve been hurt or wronged.
Rose quartz has a gentle vibration that anyone can tap into making it a great crystal for beginners. When you feel emotionally low hold a piece of rose quartz at the heart chakra, located at the centre of the chest, and visualise a nourishing pink light filling your body.
A stone of vitality, confidence and creativity. Carnelian works with the sacral and solar plexus chakra to ignite motivation, passion and stimulate action towards one’s goals or desires. This high energy stone raises self-confidence, sensuality and can be used to promote love and romance between partners.
Carnelian clears away Cancer’s irrational or pessimistic thinking and gives them the boost they need to make decisions and take action. Carnelian is great to use when you want to boost physical energy – bring it with you to the gym or place in the bedroom to stimulate more passion in relationships.
The traditional birthstone of Cancer and the stone for the month of June. Emerald is known as a stone of wisdom, authenticity and health. Egyptians believed it to bring them youthfulness and good health and used for protection in the afterlife. This heart and sacral chakra stone radiate love, unity, loyalty and kindness and promotes cohesive heart and body energies.
Cancers have a gentle and empathetic nature with an enormous capacity to love and care for others around them. However, their deeply sensitive and intuitive nature make them prone to mood swings. Emerald is a calming influence stabilising their short-temper whilst complementing their nurturing spirit. Take a bath with Emerald to infuse your body with loving, youthful and heart-healing energies.
Highly regarded as a stone of abundance, luck and success. This golden stone radiates a warm energy like the sun and invites positivity into any space. Citrine powers up the solar plexus chakra boosting confidence, raising self-esteem and encouraging inner power. It activates an abundant and optimistic mindset helping one see and enjoy the good in life. It stimulates creativity and opens the mind to different perspectives, something Cancers often struggle to do.
This uplifting stone has been long considered to attract good fortune and luck and commonly used to manifest money, wealth. To manifest money and abundance place citrine in the area of your home or office associated with money, wealth and career. Meditate with citrine holding at the solar plexus chakra, located below the ribcage, to raise self-esteem and confidence.
Disclaimer: Crystals and crystal healing are meant only to complement other therapies and support our overall well-being. Crystals should not be used as a substitute or replacement for professional medical treatment. For medical advice, please consult a licensed health care professional.