The Zodiac sign of Cancer is ruled by Mercury, one of the planets in the Solar system. The planet Mercury rules over the gemstone, or birthstone Ruby. The Ruby has its own unique properties relating to color, crystalline structure, character and abilities. The Ruby gemstone, or birthstone assigned to Cancer is believed to influence both positive and negative personality traits and characteristics of those born under the astrological sign of Cancer.
Cancer Characteristics & Personality
Cancer (the sign of the Crab) is the fourth sign of the Zodiac, influencing people born between June 22 - July 22. The Water signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are associated with growth processes, identification and emotion. Combined with other elements, water feels that fire will make it boil, air will evaporate it, but earth will shape and channel it. Those born under the sign of Cancer possess positive characteristics and personality traits and are often described as:
- Home Lover
Negative traits - apt in some circumstances to be:
- Prone to wishful thinking
The Cancer Birthstone - the Ruby
The birthstone for Cancer is the Ruby. The Zodiac sign of Cancer also responds to Emerald, Sardonyx, Ruby, Pearl and Moonstone. The tradition of giving gifts of jewelry containing these stones dates back thousands of years. The gemstone, or birthstone Ruby is believed to conduct the energies of the planet Mercury with which it is sympathetic and that wearing jewelry containing the gemstone will focus the energies of the planet and sign through the gem.
Properties of the Ruby - the Cancer Birthstone
The properties with which the Ruby, the birthstone of the Zodiac sign of Cancer, is associated are as follows:
- Devotion, integrity, courage and happiness
- Vitality, confidence and strength
- Used to enhance energy, generosity and to bring success
Healing Properties of the Ruby
The healing properties of the Cancer birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to:
- Blood and infection
- Increasing positive thought patterns
Cancer Birthstone Jewelry
Birthstone jewelry as a gift for a person born under the sign of Cancer especially of the gemstone, or birthstone Ruby is extremely popular for a child, a baby, a wife, a mother or a new grandmother. All different types of jewelry are available including rings, bracelets, pendants, earrings and necklaces.
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