Self-Care for Your Star Sign 101: Cancer
Dear Cancer, as a water sign you are imaginative, intuitive, and sentimental. When your mind and body are in balance, these traits will inspire and empower you. But if you don’t take time out for yourself, the weight of the world can make you want to crawl into your shell. Let’s embrace a self-care ritual that fuels your creative nature and restores your emotional balance. Read on to discover the best holistic self-care tips, products, and rituals to balance your sign!
Self-Care Tips for Cancers
Balance your water element.
As a Cancer crab, you probably feel right at home near the water. Water is your safe space, your “church,” your element. That’s why having too little (or too much) water in your life can cause mental and physical health issues.
Focus your self-care rituals around the water whenever possible. Meditate by the sea, go swimming, or simply take a bath. If, on the other hand, you are feeling overly emotional, moody, or confused, enjoy some elemental balance. Instead, head to an earthy field or the woods to balance your water element and get the stability and structure you crave.
Plan your rituals around the moon.
Cancers are ruled by the moon. By paying attention to the lunar cycles and planning your self-care accordingly, you can make huge progress with your mental, emotional, and physical health in just a few cycles.
So, how can you incorporate the moon into your daily self-care rituals? Start by studying the moon phases and keeping a journal throughout the month. Do you notice any definite shifts in your energy as the moon shifts herself? Next, clear up space in your schedule during the new moon and full moon of each cycle. On the new moon, spend time journaling and visualizing what you want to bring into fruition that month. On the full moon, enjoy a calming gratitude practice with a cup of tea to honor all that you’ve enjoyed over the past month.
Nurture your inner child.
Cancers are lovingly dubbed the “moms” of the zodiac. Your nurturing instincts make you an incredible and loyal friend, partner, and mother of course! But sometimes it’s you who needs some loving mothering.
It’s time to get deep with your self-care. Consider activities and rituals that activate and soothe your inner child. Do hobbies you loved as a kid, get silly with a childhood friend, or practice inner child meditations to soothe old wounds.
Self-Care Products for Cancers
Relato Nativo Botanical Bath Salts
Nothing says self-care quite like soaking in the tub. These bath salts are named Bosque de Nieba, or Fog Forest, and that’s exactly where you’ll be transported to during your bath. Along with muscle and skin-soothing Epsom and sea salts, this blend also contains relaxing essential oils, healing copal resin, rose petals, and lavender blossoms.
For you, Cancer, a bath time ritual soothes body, mind, and soul while also connecting you to your core water element. Put on our Pink Moon Bath playlist, light a few candles, and pour yourself a glass of rosé. Add about one handful of the botanical bath salts into the warm running water and get ready for a blissful experience! (Hint: This ritual is even more powerful on the night of a full moon.)
MO MI Gua Sha Scalp Comb & Pink Moon Midnight Melody Body & Hair Oil
Cancers often put up a tough exterior or hide from conflict. While that may serve you some of the time, it can also lead to physical tension in the muscles of your head and neck, and shoulders. Thankfully, the MO MI Gua Sha Scalp Comb does a great job of “ironing” through that pent-up stress and tension, while our Midnight Melody Oil helps you breathe a sigh of relief.
Grab your MO MI comb and Pink Moon Midnight Melody Body & Hair Oil and find a comfortable place to sit. Massage a few drops of the oil into your scalp. Glide the gua sha tool along your scalp from front to back, then back to front. Experiment with zig-zags or wavy motions, or whatever feels good. After about 5 minutes of combing, you’ll feel a sense of lightness and ease – and your hair will have a healthy shine and lift!
Lhamour Hand Butter
Whether you have little ones at home or just a strong maternal instinct, your motherly Cancer traits mean you’re probably always lending a helping hand to someone. While you thrive on being there for others, constantly helping out can wear you (and your hands) out. Lhamour Hand Butter is the perfect remedy. Made with nourishing natural ingredients and a playful sweet orange scent, this hand butter leaves your hard-working hands as soft as a baby's skin.
Invite your inner child out to play with some creative hands-on fun, then give your hands some well-deserved pampering.
Being a kid is all about getting your hands dirty. Pick a messy, yet therapeutic project like gardening, baking bread, or even fingerpainting and let your creative mind run wild as you reconnect to a younger you. When you’re done, wash up and prepare a mini at-home manicure. Soak your hands, buff your nails, and massage in a generous amount of the Lhamour Hand Butter.
Self-Care Fun for Cancers
You spend so much time helping others, Cancer. Let’s make sure you get the quality downtime you need to feel as nurtured as those who are lucky enough to have you in their lives.
Listen to this…Seaside Chill Playlist
Read this…Moonology: Working with the Magic of Lunar Cycles by Yasmin Boland
Watch this…Steven Zanella’s Ted Talk: Breaking the anxiety cycle with kindness
Curious about the best self-care practices for a different sign? Stay tuned for more zodiac self-care tips in our series!