Connect with Your Cancer Birthstones
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Connect with Your Cancer Birthstones

You are a nurturer. You are resourceful. You are tender. The archetype of Cancer is about giving, nurturing and providing. As great as your need is to do this for others, the more you can learn to nurture yourself and the more full you will feel. By developing your own sense of inner security and minimizing dependencies on others, you will learn how to trust yourself, know yourself and know others. Embrace tenderness, Cancer. There is great strength in vulnerability. Discover the power of Cancer crystals!

Cancer Crystals

For Cancer, the crystals that are connected with your astrology sign are Moonstone (your power stone), Mother of Pearl, Red Jasper, Ocean Jasper, Chrysoprase, Quartz Crystal, Pink Opal, and Rose Quartz. These crystals for Cancer were carefully chosen just for you, Cancer. They will help to enhance your strengths and assist in your soul’s evolution. Moonstone calms the emotional body and helps you to harness your intuition, bringing out your natural strengths and gifts. Mother of Pearl connects you to the tides of the sea, offering depth and movement. Red Jasper enhances your endurance and stamina by increasing chi and life force energy within your body. Quartz Crystal dissolves all the energy blockages within your body so energy can flow smoothly. Pink Opal has a soft energy that reminds you to care for yourself equally as much as you care for others. Rose Quartz brings uplifting energies of love and beauty, which helps with healing and cultivating inner strength.

A multi-colored cancer stone that opens the heart chakra, Ocean Jasper also balances the solar plexus and sacral chakras with its gentle and supportive energy. Another cancer gemstone is Chrysoprase, a pale blue-green gemstone that helps the Cancer sign nurture their inner spirit with a flow of positive feelings.

Cancer Stone Color

Formed deep within the heart of the earth, gemstones are a miracle of light and energy that has evolved over the millennia. Along with its unique shape and formation, the color of a Cancer stone adds another layer of meaning to its healing properties. White crystals like Moonstone, Mother of Pearl, and Quartz help to purify and cleanse the energy bodies, giving the sensitive Cancer another layer of protection and self-nurturing. The color of passion and strength, red stones like Red Jasper helps encourage the Cancer sign to take action and go after their dreams.

Enhancing the compassionate and loving nature of the Crab, pink crystals such as Rose Quartz work by deepening the heart chakra connections on all levels; including self-love, unconditional love, and romantic love.

How to Use Your Cancer Gemstone

For the best results, the Cancer sign can promote wellness from within with the powerful combination of daily practice and intention. For a deeper connection and purpose, a Cancer stone can be programmed with a specific goal in mind, giving it specially enhanced frequencies for supporting the best characteristics of the Cancer sign.

Harnessing the energy of a Cancer gemstone is easy and effortless with crystal healing jewelry; our handmade cancer jewelry is designed with a combination of crystals that support and enhance the unique talents and gifts of the cancer personality.

Gemstones magnify all of the energy in their environment, which is why you should always keep them cleansed and activated for the best results. There are many ways to effectively cleanse your crystals but here are a few of our favorite methods: sage smoke, moonlight/sunlight, purifying crystals such as Selenite and Quartz, and placing them in the soil of a healthy plant.

Once your Cancer stone is cleansed activated, it is free of all previous programming and ready to be set with an intention that resonates with your true purpose in life. If you need help with your intention, learning about the meaning and healing properties of Cancer crystals can help guide you towards the best priorities for self-care and nurturing of the gentle and sensitive Cancer sign.

You can also use tumbled crystals and palm stones to deepen your meditation practice. The gentle and nurturing soul of the Cancer sign can benefit from a daily therapeutic session that starts with connecting to its healing energy. The intuitive Cancer can also find a sense of balance and clarity by focusing on an intention during meditation practice. To get the most out of your crystal healing, try to shut out any distractions by retreating to a quiet place such as a designated healing sanctuary in your home. As someone who loves cultivating a real home sweet home, the Cancer sign thrives in a calm and peaceful environment.

Heather Askinosie
Heather Askinosie is a crystal expert and leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui and holistic healing. For nearly 30 years, she has been researching the scientific and spiritual aspects of energy. After studying with the best healers from all over the world, she has used the past three decades of her career to translate ancient wisdom into simple tools that anyone can use to transform their life. In 2000, she co-founded Energy Muse with business partner, Timmi Jandro. Energy Muse provides tools of empowerment and inspiration in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Her crystal teachings can be found in her book Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You as well as mindbodygreen, Well+Good, The Chalkboard Mag, and more. Learn more about Heather at

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