Crystals and Cancer Zodiac Sign

The approach of the Summer Solstice on June 21st also kicks off Cancer season in the Zodiac chart. Crystals can help us all navigate the astrological energy during this time, Cancer sign or not!

Cancers, represented by a crab, are born between June 21st and July 22nd. They are one of three water signs (Scorpios and Pisces the other two) and are ruled by the moon. These elements make them deeply emotional, sympathetic, imaginative, and loyal. 

When times are good and stress is low, Cancer’s are empathetic to the emotions of others, are lively and bubbly, firm with their boundaries, and feel connected to their friends, family, and community.

Yet, as a sign ruled by the moon, Cancer’s emotions and energy tend to ebb and flow like the tide following the lunar cycle. This can challenge their inner peace and stability. A Cancer’s personality is layered, and at times they may feel moody, pessimistic, insecure, or struggle with the intensity of other’s emotions. It is important for Cancers to surround themselves with artistic and creative elements to use as an outlet. 

As we enter and embrace Cancer season, it's helpful to know which crystals can provide this sign (and those of us in tune with the astrological season) with comfort, clarity, support, and security. Integrating these powerful stones into daily life and practices will help you tap into their benefits!

Ruby: A Cancer Birthstone

Rubies emulate clarity, joy, passion, and inspiration. This is an especially important crystal for Cancers due to their vivacious and social personality. Rubies can help you settle into and connect with your own emotions and intuition—something that is often overlooked by Cancers in their selfless desire to form relationships with others.

As a Cancer’s emotions shift with the phases of the moon, they may need extra help feeling tethered and grounded. Rubies are also associated with our Root Chakra. A clear Root Chakra helps a person feel grounded and stable, making this crystal an ideal anchor during tumultuous times. 

Rubies can be worn as jewelry so that a Cancer always feel connected and safe, whether at home or in social settings.


Black Moonstone:

Black Moonstones are known for their ability to bring clarity, calm, and healing.

 Understandably, Cancers can get overwhelmed by strong emotions, feeling responsible for family and friends, and pursuing ambitious endeavors. Luckily, Moonstones are associated with the Crown Chakra, a source of knowledge and understanding. Using this crystal during meditations and mindfulness practices can help you see clearly, and feel reassured, amidst the whirlwind of life.

Empathy is a beautiful quality—but this characteristic can take a toll on Cancers, creating deep and lingering wounds when they’ve been wronged. They can also be sensitive when met with challenging experiences or setbacks. Incorporate a Black Moonstone during meditation, journaling, or other reflective/self-love activities to activate its healing properties.


The ancient Greeks believed Selenite was a gift from the elusive goddess of the moon, Selene. It’s often used for cleansing and to promote peace.

Selenite can help cleanse emotions, energy, and intentions that we no longer need or that we’ve adopted from others. This is a powerful tool for anyone who finds themselves taking on someone else’s energy or feelings while empathizing with them–something Cancers often do unknowingly. 

Its ability to promote peace means Selenite is a great crystal for Cancers when they are feeling imbalanced or overwhelmed. It is also associated with the Crown Chakra and can be used along with Black Moonstone for discernment and clarity.

We can all benefit by placing Selenite in our living and workspace to promote a general sense of calm and clarity. It can also be worn as jewelry to the same effect. For cleansing, Selenite is most effective when used intentionally during meditation or journaling. 

Opal: a Cancer Birthstone

Opals are another beautiful Cancer birthstone. Traditionally, this crystal has been used to inspire imagination. It can be placed in one’s home or studio for artistic inspiration and is especially helpful for Cancers who need to recharge their creative battery. 

Opals are a protective stone, warding off negative emotions or energies. They can shield a Cancer from feeling drained or overwhelmed while interacting with others. To use it for this purpose, wear the opal as jewelry or carry it with you in a pocket or purse.

Rose Quartz:

Rose Quartz is often referred to as the crystal of love. It can be a powerful ally to anyone who wants to stabilize their emotional well-being. It’s believed to promote love, compassion, and healing. For Cancers, this means it may help fade emotional wounds or fears, and can be used during meditations or placed under a pillow while sleeping.

It can also amplify empathy and compassion, which is essential to supporting the part of Cancers that are invested in the wellbeing of their loved ones.However, Rose Quartz is exceptionally good for amplifying self-love. Wearing it as jewelry helps boost this love and peace in your relationships and within yourself. 

Cancer season is one marked by empathy, emotional growth, imagination, and creative expression. It is a chance to deepen relationships and heal old wounds–regardless of your astrological sign. Crystals like Black Moonstone, Selenite, Opal, Ruby, and Rose Quartz offer Cancers, and those attuned to the season, balance, grounding, healing, and clarity. 

Take this Summer Solstice as an opportunity to try out some of the crystals for yourself by wearing them as jewelry, using them during meditation, or placing them around your living space. If you are a Cancer, connecting with these stones during your own season is the perfect way to contribute to your healing journey! 

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