Cancerians are born between June 21 and July 22 and are intense, incredibly charismatic and attractive, but also possessive and moody. They can turn on a sixpence, and you might wonder how many people really live inside them! Ruled by the Moon, they are passionate, creative, secretive, intuitive, and caring

Funny, passionate, insightful, adventurous and indulgent, they know how to have a good time. They are not like this all the time, though, because when that moon phase changes… another side may emerge.

All the above is the exact reason why Cancer’s make such charming and loyal friends. And believe us, they take their friendships seriously. Loyalty is one of the most important traits they value and sometimes this means that they can have equally high expectations of other people’s commitment back to them.

For those that are excellent at reading between the lines, you may have noticed that the Cancer zodiac sign is all about wearing their heart on their sleeve and pouring love into the people in their life. This means that they truly do become long term friends forever, but it also means that when they feel slighted or rejected by other folks, they can retreat into their shells just like the crab that represents them. Their sweet and sensitive nature can make them appear a little moody at times, especially when they are working through the big feels they are often battling with.

Cancer is the most intuitive, emotional, empathetic, and creative sign of the zodiac, highly attuned to others’ vibes and feelings. Cancers are excellent at sniffing out secrets, lies, and illusions. They see beneath the facade of social interactions and do their utmost to understand the real feelings of those they love and like.

Men and women born under Cancer are introspective and serene folk who love solitude yet care deeply for the surrounding people. The Cancerian’s receptive nature, however, makes him extremely sensitive and easily hurt. To protect these vulnerable folk, choices of Cancer birthstone have been identified that not only reinforce their peaceful and nurturing qualities, but also make their timid and delicate personality stronger.


Pearl has been associated with the Moon,6 making this organic gem a planetary birthstone for Cancer. In India, pearl is even recognized as the primary Moon gem,7 superior in importance to moonstone as Cancer birthstone.

Pearls have a special fascination for those who see the world in a spiritual way.

In Taoism, Hinduism, and Buddhism, the “flaming pearl” symbolizes our own inner wisdom and strengthens our connection with the cosmos’ divine energies

Pearl symbolizes wisdom gained through experience. It will help you learn the lessons from every life experience, and it will make you wiser and stronger for it.

It will also make you realize that learning to love yourself will help you learn to love others. You can go about doing your every day tasks knowing that protective energies surround you.

Whether worn or held or just placed around the home, Pearls gives you a sense of inner confidence and serenity that allows you to tackle any of life’s unexpected challenges.


This precious gemstone helps promote love, faithfulness, loyalty, and sexual chemistry. The deep red glow of the Ruby Stone is one of the traditional birthstones associated with the zodiac sign of Cancer. The Ruby is also ruled by the Sun (and Cancer is ruled by the Moon) and because of this close cosmic connection, Ruby is able to harness the powers of the planet and to bring balance to the life of a Cancer.

As the birthstone of Cancer, the Ruby is also known for balancing the heart and bringing confidence, added extras that are sure to help the (sometimes) co-dependent Cancers to stand firm on their own two feet.

Rubies are forms of the mineral corundum. The deep red color of a good quality Ruby is heartwarming and uplifting to look upon. You can feel the vigor of the energies of this remarkable stone as soon as you touch it or have it near you.

Ruby should be treated with care by over-sensitive or delicate people as its energies can sometimes be over-stimulating and overwhelming. However, if you feel a little sluggish or depleted, Ruby will give you a much-needed boost of vital energy.

Ruby encourages a passion for life, but positively and beneficially, so you do not end up “overdoing” things. It also helps you to set realistic goals and improves motivation.


Moonstone is Cancer birthstone by virtue of its association with the sign’s ruling planet, the Moon. Named for its moon-like sheen, Moonstone is a Feldspar mineral exhibiting a soft, watery opaqueness and a silvery-white reflection called chatoyancy that moves as a line across the surface as light varies.

Moonstone occurs in delicate shades of peach, blue, gray, white and a prismatic variety known as Rainbow Moonstone. In addition to the general properties of all Moonstones outlined in this article, the following crystals have additional focuses.

Moonstone bestows a depth of feeling, a gentleness within the self that brings happiness to the environment in which it resides. Associated with the feminine, it enhances the intuitive side of the mind. To women, Moonstone reveals their feminine power. Moonstone helps men become more in-tune with the feminine aspects of their nature, and stimulates the right side of the brain, encouraging nonlinear thinking and emotional balance.

If you resonate with the feelings of the concept of ‘howling at the moon’, keep a piece of this lovely Cancer birthstone on your body to bring balance and strength of spirit.

This magical crystal aids you to enhance the spiritual aspects of the moons’ vibration, and it is known to enhance psychic abilities.

These crystals have a magical vibration that helps to enhance the spiritual aspects of the moons’ vibration, and are known to enhance your innate psychic powers.

Moonstone opens the heart to nurturing qualities as well as assisting in the acceptance of love. It is an excellent crystal for first or new love, and is a comforting talisman if love must be kept a secret. It was also believed to be able to reunite loved ones who had parted in anger.


Take some time to get to know these crystals. Read more about them, hold them in your hands, feel which ones connect to you, then work with them.

Are you a Cancerian with a different crystal which you find resonates well with your star sign? Share your insights in the comments section below.

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