Crystal Corner (June '17): Best Crystals For Cancer Season

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Cancers are sweet and sensitive water signs controlled by the Moon. This combination makes them one of the most emotional, moody, and misunderstood signs of the zodiac. When the Sun transits through the sign of the crab, the rest of the zodiac has a tendency to take on these Cancerian personality traits -- namely, intense and overwhelming feelings, which can prove to be quite difficult for some to handle. The best way to stay afloat in these tumultuous waters is by staying connected to our emotions, honoring our feelings, and remaining grounded. If you need a little extra assistance keeping yourself cool and collected this month, look into working with the following crystals that are perfect for Cancer season and tune into their calming energies!


Since they are governed by the Moon, Moonstone brings Cancer inspiration and positive emotions. Like a mirror, it reflects the personality of the person who owns it. Charging a moonstone in the moonlight when the moon is full activates its full powers. It has been worn as an amulet to bring good emotions to the wearer, while protecting those of a sensitive nature. The stone is used by healers to stimulate the functioning of the pineal gland and balance internal hormone cycles with nature's rhythms. Though often considered to be a feminine stone used mostly with women, it can be beneficial to men in opening up to the emotional self and acknowledging their emotions.




Besides being the traditional astrological birthstone for Cancer, Emerald is also the birthstone for the month of June in the ancient Hebrew, Italian and Roman calendar. Folklore also holds that this Cancer stone brings clairvoyance, or the ability to predict the future -- a likely talent for Cancers, who are innately receptive to the thoughts and feelings of others.  Emerald improves our ability to meditate, while increasing insightfulness and the ability to understand motives of others. Just like a Cancer, Emerald nurtures love, kindness and serenity. It is known as the "stone of successful love" and promotes loyalty and domestic bliss- the perfect stone for creating harmony in the home!




Unlike other gemstones, this stone is a product, not of geological activity, but of marine mollusks, who coat sand or other foreign irritation that has lodged itself inside its shell, giving birth to this shiny, round stone.  Pearl is believed to strengthen relationships and marriage, as well as keeping children safe.  Because Cancers are very family and home-oriented, this is a perfect stone for them to use to maintain a harmonious atmosphere. Pearls attune the wearer to ebb and flow of life. They are calming and centering. They emanate purity and promote faith, charity, truth and loyalty. Pearls are often passed down from generation to generation through the women in the family. Ask Grandma if she has a strand lying around for you to test drive this summer!



Another amazing stone to use during Cancer season is Selenite. Associated with the moon it is named for, this stone attracts positive energy from the moon, as well as energies of the unconscious, subconscious, instinct, and emotional well-being. It's lunar association also brings water energy to the forefront, creating the flexibility and fluidity needed to stay connected to our strong emotional currents.It aids in breaking through emotional illusions, helping you to see situations and relationships as they truly are. 

Cancer Ritual

If you're struggling to avoid the waterworks this Cancer season, pick up one of these crystals and close your eyes. 

Cancer rules the sternum, and the ribcage- the powerful shell that protects our heart and vital organs. Once you are tuned in, hold your crystal to your heart chakra (directly in front of the sternum).

  • Imagine a shield of white light surrounding your auric field like a sparkling pearl.
  • Light a white, or silver candle. These colors correspond to the Moon, and Goddess energy. If you'd like to add some aromatherapy to your ritual, burning incense of sage, rose, or jasmine honors the Cancer constellation.
  • Call upon the energy of the archetypal Moon Mother, Cancer by envisioning your own mother wrapping you up in her arms, or invite a Mother Goddess such as Gaia, Durga, Mahadevi, or the Virgin Mary to share with you their eternal love and protection.
  • If you wish, you can repeat the mantra Om Dum (Durga/Gaia/Mahadevi/Mary) Namaha. This translates to "Om and Salutations to the feminine energy which protects from all manner of negative influences." If chanting isn't your thing, a handwritten spell or your own words of affirmation can work just as well! 
  • Connect to this colorful world of feelings and emotions. Celebrate the tears and honor the dark. Savor the moments of happiness and remember you can return to these feelings whenever you need to. You have the power and the protection of the Goddess within you. End your prayer with the sound of Om three times, or seal the spell using the phrase "So mote it be!"

If you need a place to get started on making some magic for Cancer season, check out our TWO different Cancer Zodiac crystal sets each sold for only $14.99! While these sets were specifically designed with our Cancer #Lunatics in mind, we can all enjoy the benefits from these grounding and balancing healing stones!

Cancer 1 Crystal Set 

White Howlite - Eases confrontation by allowing Cancer to express negative emotions more clearly. 

Red Jasper - Encourages and balances Cancer's nurturing nature.

Rhodonite - Helps erase any emotional pain from Cancer's past.

Blue Calcite - Diminishes Cancerian moodiness by instilling calm and peace.

Cancer 2 Crystal Set 

White Howlite - Eases confrontation by allowing Cancer to express negative emotions more clearly.

Snowflake Obsidian - Promotes emotional healing by helping Cancer recognize and release harmful patterns.

Hematite - Balances Cancer's emotional nature and protects them from absorbing the negativity of others. 

Blue Calcite - Diminishes Cancerian moodiness by instilling calm and peace.





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