This most recent boom isn’t the first moment astrology’s had, and it most definitely won’t be the last. Living life by the movements of the galaxy has been around in one form or another for thousands of years and those trends (and planets) just keep on circling.
Anyway, whether you’re deep into the world of modern day magick witchy healing, or just a casual dabbler, when it comes down to it, using astrology and healing crystals as personal tools is also just plain fun, and when you combine these two practices together?! It’s an undeniable win/win.
Astrology exists to teach us about ourselves, and the wonders of crystal healing are all about enhancing your natural gifts and talents. Together, they offer great way to work with your personal energy and grow.
While different crystals have different properties, some crystals are especially attuned to certain astrological signs.
So, what’s the best way to combine the powers of these two practices?
Crystals for the Cancer
Cancer is, like its personal planet (the moon), a moody sign. Those Crabby Crabs can have trouble feeling at home in themselves, in their bodies, and in the world. More than any other sign, Cancer ‘s energy is a series of contradictions. At first it feels gentle, benevolent, empathetic, and patient, but with a click of a claw it turns truly crabby, snappy and selfish.
But don’t let that tough outer shell fool you, Cancer signs are characterised as deeply intuitive, emotional and sensitive. Cancers are protective and caring, especially of their family, friends, and loved ones. As a water sign, Cancers are also deeply intuitive and emotional. And, as a sign who’s first instinct always is to give, give, give, crystals can remind Cancer signs to nourish and care for themselves.
So, what is the best crystal for a Cancer?
The Cancer birthstone Moonstone is truly representative of the energy of the crab as it is connected to the energy of the moon and the tides (water energy). Moonstone can amplify Cancers’ nurturing spirit, inspiration, and intuition while smoothing out their emotional state.
Brilliant Moonstone helps Cancers to go with the flow, and as the new moon brings new beginnings each month, it helps bring transformation into Cancers’ lives.
It's not always easy for the Crab to let others see through their hard shell of an exterior and be vulnerable, but a grounding stone like Red Jasper will keep you from floating too far out to sea emotionally.
Step aside Lithium, Red Jasper stones are the mood stabilisers we could all use a little more of these days. RJ has nurturing energy and can help with ancestral/inherited issues. Though your inclination may be to give too much, Red Jasper will ground you so that you can remember to take time for yourself. In addition to being called a stone of justice, Red Jasper is a stone of controlled passion and is also said to enhance responsibility, choice, and compassion.
Rose Quartz has been used in love rituals and ceremonies for centuries and remains the stone of the hopeless romantic (for good reason – crystals with aphrodisiac properties are great for igniting passion between lovers), but it’s not just romantic love that this crystal embodies. Rose Quartz fills you with loving energy and encourages you to direct at least some of that love to yourself.
Helping you to forgive and understand, Rose Quartz is strongly associated with the element of water, its healing properties are naturally fluid. They wash out those toxic energies and emotions that threaten to weigh you down.
Citrine boosts the Cancers’ self-confidence, creativity and inspiration. Highly regarded as a joyful crystal (like a box full of puppies for the soul) Citrine can help turn your mood around when you’re feeling down. It also helps you to see other perspectives, which is something crabby Cancers often struggle to do, and it even helps in seeing the good in all situations.
This happy stone can help these stability-hungry people loosen up and go with the flow as well.
Remember – this is a killer place to start, but while Astrology is there to teach you about yourself, and crystal healing can help enhance your natural gifts and talents – these hella magickal practices are intensely personal and you may find there is more than one (or in this case four) stones or crystals that can represent and empower your astrological sign.