Crystals for the Full Moon in Cancer
January 10, 2020
For the first full moon of 2020, we welcome in the Full Moon in Cancer which is accompanied by a lunar eclipse!
Talk about some intense energy to kick off the new decade!
Crystal Recommendations for the Full Moon in Cancer
Labradorite – Labradorite is a crystal that stimulates intuition and raises consciousness. Labradorite increases energy flow to all chakras, stabilizing your aura and reduces anxiety & stress. Labradorite works with the Full Moon in Cancer by shining light on your shadow side.
Rose Quartz – Rose Quartz is the crystal of love that amplifies self love and boosts compassion. Use the energy of Rose Quartz to lovingly release repressed emotions that come to the surface during this Full Moon in Cancer.
Smokey Quartz – Smokey Quartz is a good crystal to use to feel grounded & protected during the Full Moon in Cancer. Smokey Quartz releases energies, habits, and thought patterns that have been holding you back from fully moving forward in your life.
How to Use Crystals for the Full Moon in Cancer
Labradorite – When working with Labradorite for the Full Moon in Cancer, adding it to your meditation practice with intensify your connection with your subconscious. Start your meditation by setting the intention to see your shadow side. During meditation, you can either hold Labradorite in your hand or lay it on your head (if you’re laying down.)
The goal of working with Labradorite is to see what we don’t see.
We only consciously see a small percentage of what is going on in our world. By working with the crystal energy of Labradorite, you’re raising your awareness to take in the aspects of your world that are typically unseen. This brings awareness and light to your behaviors and habits that have been subconsciously sabatoging you efforts.
Another way to use Labradorite for the Full Moon in Cancer is to sleep with it near you. By placing a piece of Labradorite crystal under your pillow or near your head while you sleep, it will stimulate and activate your crown chakra while you sleep. Working with crystals as you sleep is benefecial for doing subconscious work. Be sure to keep a notebook or The Crystal Journal next to your bed so you can write down your insights when you wake up.
Rose Quartz – Rose quartz is an excellent crystal to use during the Full Moon in Cancer to see your shadow side with love. When we see our shadows coming up, we tend to resist or make excuses. As the old saying goes, “what we resist, persists”. Instead of ignoring our “faults” or making excuses for our shadow side, send ALL facets of your being loving energy.
The best way to use Rose Quartz crystals is to place it on your heart center, place your hands over it and send loving energy out into the world in all directions. If you’re wearing a crystal healing bracelet, just put your bracelet on your right hand, place your hand on your heart as if you’re saying the Pledge of Allegience and put your other hand over the crystal bracelet.
You can easily do this while you’re sitting in traffic, watching the kids play, sitting at your desk or any time you have a second to just put your hand over your heart.
If you have a loose stone, like this heart-shaped pocket stone, Rose Quartz can be added to your bath water or to a crystal elixir for you to sip on throughout the day.
Rose Quartz is the crystal for forgiving and loving yourself without judgement.
We all have a “shadow side”. For me, my shadow side is hyper-critical. Seeing the shadow part of me makes me hyper-critical of being hyper-critical and makes me want to shut down. Working with rose quartz crystal helps me see that being “tough” on myself means that strive for excellence, it comes from a place of service.
Initially, being overly-critical of myself kept me from doing crystal healing work because I wanted it to be “perfect” (there’s no such thing as perfect). Once I realized that my shadow-self was holding me from sharing my gifts with the world, I send my shadow-self love and moved forward. Now I offer personalized healing sessions and understand that my role is to facilitate the healing and hold space, even if I don’t feel “perfect” while I am doing it.
Smokey Quartz – Smokey Quartz is an excellent crystal for releasing while staying grounded, balancing out the energy of Labradorite.
Smokey quartz is a negative-vibration neutralizer, helping to diffuse and release negative energy.
To use Smokey Quartz, focus on breathing in and out, releasing negative energy on your out breath while holding a piece of smokey quartz in your hands.
As some of your realizations are coming up, smokey quartz helps you release that energy, stress and anxiety instead of judging yourself.
After meditation, dream work, or jiournal work, hold or wear smokey quartz and sit with the emotions and insights that have come up. Allow the crystal to neutralize and process any any negative emotions.
As the day goes on, more realizations will come to you at odd moments. Wear a smokey quartz bracelet or necklace to release judgement as these bubble to the surface.
Full Moon Ceremony for the Full Moon in Cancer
Make a decision about what you are releasing with the Full Moon. What are you no longer to allow to hold you back?
~ Set the mood of your space by lighting candles or incense, smudging, or diffuse your favorite essential oils… If you are using essential oils, I recommend lavender and frankincense for the calming energy.
~ Collect your crystals. In addition to Labroadorite, Rose Quartz and Smokey Quartz, you may want to add Moonstone (for it’s calming energy of new beginnings) and Clear Quartz to amplify your intentions.
~ Play music / mantra of your choice – For this Full Moon, I recommend the Ganesha Mantra Wah releasing chant.
~ In your journal or on notebook paper, write out what you are releasing, what is no longer serving you and release the energies that are blocking you path to growth.
~ Burn your release. Take the paper you wrote your releases down on and burn it in a safe place, preferably outdoors. This is an act of trust. You are returning these things back to the Universe.
~ Make a full moon crystal elixir with Smokey Quartz.
~ Close your ceremony with gratitude
Your Full Moon releasing ceremony is best done outdoors, within 3 days of the actual Full Moon – even better if you are able to complete your ceremony under the Full Moon itself! Choose crystals to leave outside for a Full Moon energy bath.
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