Cancer Zodiac Sign

Those born between June 22nd and July 21st share the Cancer astrological star sign and are known to be loving and generous, fiercely protective of their loved ones. 

If you're lucky enough to be friends with a Cancer, you'll know how loyal they can be. With their compassionate and dependable nature, they make wonderful friends and romantic partners.

Cancerians are represented by the crab, and as crabs, they sometimes retreat into their shell as a defensive way of dealing with uncertainty. These water signs are eloquent when dealing with their feelings and benefit from a period of introspection and communication.


  • Symbol: The Crab
    • Each of the twelve signs of the zodiac correspond to to a myth from the twelve labours of Hercules.  In this case, Hera sent a crab to distract Hercules while he was battling the Hydra, but when Karkinos pinched his toe, Hercules stepped on him and crushed him.  Hera then gave the crab mortality in the sky as a gesture of thanks and regret. A crab charm bracelet would make a lovely gift idea for a Cancerian.
    • In Babylonia, the constellation may have been represented not by a crab, but by a snapping turtle!

  • Element: Water
    • Quiddity Gifts has blue shades of crystal, pearl, and glass beads, perfect for representing this element.  

  • Starstone: Moonstone
    • Cancer is strongly connected to the Moon, so it's no wonder this is the chosen star stone for this sign.
    • It is said, if you give your lover a Moonstone necklace when the moon is full, you will always have passion with each other. Shop Moonstone & Lava Rock Aromatherapy Necklace.
    • Moonstone is also the gemstone for the 3rd wedding anniversary, according to The Gemological Institute of America.
    • The birthstone for Cancerians depends on whether their birthday falls in June (Pearl, Moonstone, or Alexandrite) or July (Ruby).

  • Metal: Silver
    • Silver is a colour associated with the Moon and is one of the 'feel good' colours for Cancer zodiac signs.
  • Feel good colours are: Violet, Sea green, White
    • Violet is the colour of creativity, nobility, and mystery.  This calming colour is linked to spirituality and meditation.  Purple is associated with the crown chakra.
    • Green represents tranquility and fertility, rejuvenation and balance.  It is associated with the heart chakra. Cancerians are especially attracted to sea green as they are water signs.
    • White is a symbol of purity, innocence and simplicity. It is an optimistic and empowering colour.

  • Zodiac flower: Lilies, Magnolia, Lotus and other white flowers
    • Since white is one of the colours connected to Cancer, it's not surprising that white flowers are also associated with this zodiac sign.
    • Lotus jewellery would make a lovely gift for Cancers.

  • Zodiac bird: Seagull, Owl, White peacock
    • These birds are said to sing a song for your soul and carry your wishes up to heaven. 
    • Cancerians are known for being nocturnal and an owl charm bracelet would make a great gift for a night owl. 

  • Enjoy yourself on: Monday and Thursday
    • While others may groan that it's Monday, Cancers enjoy a productive and happy day.
  • Get on well with: Scorpio and Pisces
    • Water signs have similar likes and dislikes, making Scorpio and Pisces best of friends with a Cancer.

  • Marry: Capricorn
    • Relationships with a Cancer can be difficult due to their moody nature and jealous streak, but Capricorns have characteristics to reasure Cancers and nurture their trust, forming a solid and lasting relationship.  

  • Lucky numbers are: 2, 3, 7, 15, 20

Essential Oils for Cancer Zodiac Sign

Each zodiac sign has essential oils specifically recommended to target their needs.  No longer just a superstition, the combination of astrology and aromatherapy is becoming popular with natural healers.  

As Cancerians are known to suffer from stomach upsets and digestive issues, three suggested oils are Bergamot, Chamomile, and Peppermint

  • Peppermint is reputed to work wonders as an aid for travel sickness and is great to have with you on long journeys.
  • Lavender and Chamomile are both known for their calming effects, perfect for easing anxiety in moody Cancers!

Good quality essential oils can be applied topically or mixed into a recipe have you tried Lavender chocolate?!) 

Aromatherapy jewellery is a great birthday gift idea and can be used with essential oils or perfumes.

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Zodiac jewellery is the ultimate birthday pressie! 

Stylish secret message jewellery features 'CANCER' as a hidden message spelt out in silver 'dots' and 'dashes'.

Customise your Morse Code necklace by selecting your preferred length and choosing from a rainbow of accent beads.     

With worldwide shipping, complimentary handwritten gift notes, and optional deluxe wrapping service, you can surprise someone special on their birthday!

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