A Cancer in Vedic Astrology is commonly prescribed the following Jyotish gemstones: Pearl (or Moonstone), Red Coral, or Yellow Sapphire. These are the gemstones for Moon, Mars, and Jupiter respectively. Why are these considered the best gemstones for this sign? Let’s review the astrological nature of a Cancer to better understand why these are best, which are neutral, and which should be avoided.

Cancer ascendants are known to be one of the most sensitive signs of the Zodiac, in both Vedic and Western Astrology. Sensitivity can manifest as intuitive, perceptive, heart-based, kind, generous, and emotionally driven behavior.

When we recommend gemstones for a Cancer rising in Jyotish, we must consider the nature of the Moon that rules over this ascendant. It changes signs quickly, it affects the water on our planet, it has been scientifically proven to affect our moods and behaviors, and it is in a perpetual state of waxing and waning. Curiously, a Cancer often exhibits similar signs. How could it not? Its ruling planet is right above us when we look up!

Pearl is the primary gemstone recommended for Cancers. This is because it’s the main gemstone for the Moon.

Vedic Sign


Elements: Water