The Cancer Mala was created especially for those born between June 21st and July 22nd, the Cancer represents home and family and is all about nurturing, caring and empathy. It’s also about hugs and the feeling that someone cares. Cancer’s motto, “I Feel”, sums up the emotional qualities associated with this sign and its ruling planet, the Moon.
Emotions fluctuate with daily experiences, events, situations, and the people they encounter; feeling different about each, up, down, and in between. They are known to be a moody sign, but also intuitive and receptive, easily picking up on current vibrations, a trait of this signs water element.
Cancer, in essence, is the symbol of the crab, a crab moves sideways, steering clear of any potential difficulties, and when it feels threatened, it retreats into its hard, protective shell. Because of their receptive and impressionable nature, they easily pick up vibrations from other people and their immediate environment. They are imaginative and creative in every facet of their lives and particularly enjoy using their talents to create a warm, comfortable home.
Symbol: The Crab
Motto: “I Feel”
Cancer Traits: protective, nurturing, family-oriented, moody, psychic, sympathetic, tenacious, loving, shy, caring, sensitive
- Peach Moonstone, Rose Quartz, Robles, Quartz Crystal
108 medium-sized 8mm beads strung on professional jewelry wire to ensure durability and longevity, featuring soft flexible wear as a necklace with just the right amount of “give” for counting mantra.
- 100% cotton tassel.
- Measures approximately 36 inches around, or 22 inches long (from top of necklace to bottom of tassel). 38 inches for knotted mala.
The Cancer Mala – Gemstone Properties
If you have a Cancer Sun, Moon, or Ascendant sign in your astrological birth chart you may find the gemstones in this mala to be of interest.
Moonstone teaches Cancers that one makes progress only by striving for the highest ideals.
Rose quartz is the stone of unconditional love and infinite peace. It is the most important crystal for the heart and heart chakra symbolizing the true essence of love, inspiring inner peace, and self love.
Quartz crystal is the ideal meditation stone and is used in this mala as the guru/end bead above the tassel. Quartz crystal has an “enlightening” and relaxing effect on all the chakras.
Robles wood comes from the Cassia tree, a medium-sized evergreen with yellow flowers. The wood beads are a warm medium brown color with a smooth texture.
Not a Cancer?
Since antiquity, Moonstone has been known as the stone of love and lovers. It is said to be a "stone of new beginnings" and as its name suggests a strong connection to the moon and intuition. The stone is reflective like the moon which reminds us that, as the moon waxes and wanes, so everything is part of a cycle of change.