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Cancer: 7 Stabilizing stones for the nurturer sign, Astrologer recommended

In this article we cover 7 different stones that we have curated for Cancer and believe to be beneficial for this Zodiac sign. BUT we would like to remind you that these stones are NOT only for Gemini. We can all benefit from the energetic properties of these stones at different times in our lives. So, if in your reading our article, you find that a stone description resonates with you, we totally and wholeheartedly invite you to explore a relationship with that stone and work with it in your daily lives. Our jewelry is designed to powerfully support us in our evolution, and there are no barriers or rules as to what stones we work with. Listen to your intuition and if African Turquoise speaks to you, work with African Turquoise!

 

The Enigmatic Cancer Persona: Beyond the Shell

Crabby. Born between June 21st and July 22nd, that’s one way to describe the literal constellation of the crab. But truthfully, Cancer gets a bad rap. While this sign can easily be associated with words like moody, fickle, and enigmatic, the inner essence of Cancer is so much more than these surface perceptions.

Cancer is associated with the High Priestess card in the tarot, making them the ultimate Empath and fountain of spiritual knowledge, often without even knowing its source. The intuition of Cancerians is off the charts, and these sensitive qualities should be valued, respected, and elevated. People-pleasing tendencies are evident in the Cancer personality, and it’s hard to imagine them without this trait. Naturally highly sensitive individuals, influenced by the emotions of others, combined with their nurturing maternal natures, they simply want people to feel better because they understand the heaviness of uncomfortable emotions. Unlike Scorpios who can conceal their feelings, or Pisces who may dissociate into the stars, Cancer cannot help but express their emotions openly. Sadness, joy, grief, hurt – all are expressed in abundance, even if they attempt to push you away.

At times touchy, so give Cancer some space. They are our emotional space-holders and first responders; acknowledge that they can have authority over their feelings too, just as they do for you.

Cancer’s sensitivity doesn’t stop in the realm of emotions and spirituality, no. Cancer deeply connects with arts, music, and other forms of self-expression. Frida Kahlo is a beautiful example of Cancer spilling into artistry. Despite facing significant challenges in her life, Frida found solace in her painting. Coincidentally, many of her pieces revolved around the themes of womanhood and motherhood, reflecting the illnesses and injuries she endured that impeded her ability to conceive. She remains one of the most famous contemporary artists, with some of the most compelling work ever seen. Some of her creations inundate you with beauty, while others evoke uneasiness. But this is the Cancer way – to express and evoke every emotion.

We have curated this selection of stone allies for Cancer to assist them on their journey of tempering their sensitivity and learning to embrace it so it can best serve them.

 

PEARL

As the birthstone for our June Cancers, the Pearl serves as the perfect physical embodiment of this water sign. Why? Because Pearls resemble the Moon. The profound connection between the Moon and our Mother Sea is age-old and holds many esoteric correlations. The Moon's gravitational pull influences the water, orchestrating its tides and symbolizing the ebb and flow of our emotional state. Pearls, originating from these aquatic realms, share a birthplace with crabs, further deepening their symbolism.

As we know, Pearls begin as a mere grain of sand within an Oyster. The Oyster, sensing it as an irritant, endeavors to protect itself by layering it with nacre, also known as mother of pearl. Through repeated application of these protective layers, the transformation unfolds, blessing us with beautiful and unique Pearls. The lengthy process of Pearl development mirrors spiritual progression, emphasizing the importance of faith in our personal growth journey. Pearls offer hope to Cancers, reminding them to trust the process and persevere, even during moments of impatience.

While it's not that Cancers lack patience per se, they may struggle with self-belief, leading to impatience with their personal development. Pearls, imbued with nurturing energy, provide a sanctuary for Cancers during meditation, offering a haven for introspection and self-care. Additionally, they serve as powerful talismans, safeguarding Cancers' hearts and fostering a wholesome perspective of the world.

 

AFRICAN TURQUOISE

African Turquoise infuses Cancer with a lighter, brighter, and more confident energy. While Cancers possess beautiful, deep, and introspective qualities, the world they navigate isn’t always gentle. African Turquoise serves as a reassuring ally, affirming that Cancer's aspirations are attainable and providing guidance on how to manifest their dreams in a world where they often feel misunderstood.

Associated with the number 1, African Turquoise bestows upon Cancer an independent streak. Despite being inherently relationship-oriented, Cancer finds inspiration from this stone to pursue solo ventures, such as travel or endeavors involving risk. Wearing African Turquoise can lead Cancers to experience incredible personal breakthroughs and insights.

However, the most enchanting aspect of this stone for Cancer lies in its ability to instill a sense of peacefulness and tranquility in the wearer, despite its inspiring and invigorating qualities. Working with African Turquoise offers grounded clarity, providing a serene sanctuary amidst life's uncertainties.

 

AMMOLITE

Ammolite is a gemstone formed from the fossilized shells of extinct marine mollusks known as ammonites, which inhabited the ancient oceans approximately 240 to 65 million years ago. And they come from our neighbor province Alberta, more specifically from south of Lethbridge. These remarkable creatures possessed spiral-shaped shells that resemble tightly coiled horns. Every aspect of this stone resonates with Cancer's essence.

Ammolite's origin as an ancient water mollusk transformed into a beautiful and powerful gemstone perfectly embodies Cancer's energy. Cancers are renowned for being deeply rooted in their familial bonds. Their strong family connection makes them interested in ancestral work. Working with Ammolite during meditation or shamanic practices can enhance Cancers' ability to connect with their ancestors, facilitating a deeper understanding of their lineage and past lives. This stone holds the potential for substantial growth in the spiritual realm, offering insights into ancient knowledge and fostering a profound sense of connection with one's roots.

Ammolite is also known for its ability to open the third-eye chakra and enhance intuition, making it a powerful ally for Cancers seeking spiritual guidance and insight. Additionally, Cancers may find Ammolite to be a highly protective talisman, safeguarding both their physical and etheric bodies from negative energies.

 

BUMBLEBEE JASPER

Traditionally associated with Leo, the charismatic star of the zodiac, Bumblebee Jasper steps onto the stage to challenge Cancer and give Leo a run for their money. Known for infusing wearers with confidence, self-expression, and self-assuredness, this vibrant stone offers qualities that are often more elusive for Cancer. In our quest to propel Cancer toward personal growth, we've chosen this bold stone to encourage them to step out of their comfort zone.

Linked with the Solar Plexus chakra, Bumblebee Jasper empowers wearers to radiate confidence without room for self-doubt, criticism, or second-guessing. When adorned with this stone, Cancer is inspired to showcase their talents through art exhibitions, belt out tunes at karaoke, or let loose on the dance floor without inhibition. They'll bask in the warm, assertive support of Bumblebee Jasper, embracing new possibilities and recognizing their untapped potential.

Naturally creative, Cancers often harbor doubts about whether their work will be appreciated by others. Bumblebee Jasper steps in as their enthusiastic cheerleader, nudging them to believe in the value of their artistic endeavors. It's akin to having an over involved mom-manager, pushing Cancer to seize opportunities and share their talents with the world.

Another intriguing connection between Bumblebee Jasper and Cancer lies in the communal nature of bees within their hives. Like a tightly-knit family, bees work together toward a common goal, led by their queen bee but operating as a democracy. Similarly, Cancer thrives in collaborative environments, driven by a desire to contribute to a shared purpose. The energy of Bumblebee Jasper instills confidence in Cancer to trust in others, fostering a sense of unity and collective ambition toward their goals and aspirations.

 

PINK OPAL

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them drink." We all harbor a deep desire to assist those we care about, yet we must respect their journey of healing without interfering. Pink Opal, exuding the nurturing qualities akin to Cancer's passive yet active approach to helping – "Honey, I've left a plate of food in the fridge for your return from your night shift. If you're not hungry now, you can save it for tomorrow." Pink Opal has mastered the delicate balance of providing “the door is always open” approach.

To Cancer, Pink Opal, fondly dubbed "The Love Blossom", acts as a protective cocoon around the heart, allowing space for the processing of hurt and trauma without dictating how Cancer should navigate it. Like the Pearl, Cancer's emotional processing is gradual. While they may express their emotions fully, Cancer, closely tied to memory, meticulously revisits each experience, reliving every scene of distress.

As much as we yearn to alleviate the burdens of our beloved Cancers, it's crucial for them to know that we stand ready to support them when they're prepared to reach out. The bed is made, and extra blankets are laid out, offering comfort and solace whenever they seek it. Pink Opal serves as an empathetic container for Cancer, providing a safe space for emotional unraveling. It allows them to strip themselves bare, feeling every hurt and betrayal, so they can begin the process of rebuilding and blossoming anew.

 

SELENITE

The name "Selene" holds significance in the term "Selenite," and this connection is not without reason. In Greek mythology, Selene was revered as the Moon Goddess, tasked with guiding her chariot across the nightly sky, casting her ethereal moonlight to dispel the darkness below. Selenite mirrors this lunar essence with its luminescent quality and soft sheen atop its white, cloudy surface.

Linked to the third eye chakra, Selenite serves as a conduit for Cancer to tap into their High Priestess energy, facilitating access to their subconscious wisdom and illuminating hidden truths buried within the depths of their experiences. It proves invaluable for Cancer's spiritual hygiene practices, especially considering their innate sensitivities, which often lead them to unwittingly absorb others' energies and even fragments from external entities.

Selenite acts as a purifier for the auric field, cleansing it of unwanted influences, while also offering intuitive insights into tailored rituals or practices that best suit Cancer's individual needs. Additionally, its soothing and stabilizing properties make it a beneficial ally for Cancer's emotional well-being, providing a sense of calm amidst turbulent waters.

 

WHITE MOONSTONE

When Cancer wants to embrace their inner weirdo, White Moonstone is the ultimate companion. We affectionately refer to this type of Moonstone as the "Full Moon" because it amplifies Cancer's innate psychic abilities to the highest degree. For all the witchy Mamas out there, especially those of the Cancer persuasion, looking to delve deep, incorporating White Moonstone into your practice is a must. Adorn yourself with this enchanting gem and let it unlock your channels of receptivity. Wear it as a talisman during your moon rituals to intensify the power infused into your intentions.

Associated with the crown chakra, White Moonstone expands Cancer's connection to the collective consciousness while naturally attuning to the unconscious realm. Within this expansive space, Cancer can harmonize both spiritual understandings and gain a broader perspective on life. This grants them unique and divinely inspired wisdom to navigate the earthly realm with grace. As Cancer continues to work with White Moonstone, they'll feel increasingly empowered. White Moonstone affirms their true essence, embracing their sensitivity without question or judgment. It stands as one of Cancer's most potent stone allies, validating their journey and enhancing their spiritual growth.

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