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Shop Your Sign: Cancer

by Rachel Mosely

Jun 25, 2018

Happy birthday, Cancer! Your star is on the rise. Embrace your unique outlook and celebrate with these zodiac-inspired finds.

Photo by: Vital Industries

When in doubt, look to the stars. In our Shop Your Sign series we round up fated Etsy finds for every astrological sign. Summer’s in full swing, which is especially good news for Cancerians—everyone’s in a happy mood during your birthday season. You’re known as the nurturer of the zodiac, always the first to step in for a friend in need, but it’s high time to show yourself some of the care that you’re always lavishing on your nearest and dearest. Not sure where to start? Browse these curated finds to discover a practical nod to your creativity, a kitchen accessory that reflects your domestic brilliance, or a new piece of bling that adds a highly personal touch to your jewelry box—because you deserve to be taken care of, too.

A meaningful trinket

Your signature animal—a crab, of course—is known for its sturdy shell, so it should come as no surprise that your deeply sensitive core shelters within a tough exterior. A handcrafted 18 karat gold kaleho (that’s Hawaiian for cowrie shell) necklace from Maui-based Kealoha Jewelry makes for a stylish wink to that key quality, while doubling as a reminder that sometimes it's okay to be vulnerable.

A vacay-ready staple

Cancer is a quintessential water sign, which has both a figurative connotation—your emotions are fluid and intense—as well as a literal one: Getting you in or near water is a surefire way to lift your spirits. Suit up for a trip to your happy place with YUME’s elegant handmade cover-up. Made of light, softly crinkled linen, it's ideal for the beach trip or poolside hang you've been craving.

An entertaining essential

Home is the center of a Cancer’s universe—it’s where you feel most like yourself, and also where you visit with the family and friends who keep you grounded. Depeapa’s playful and practical serving trays make it easy for you to bring the party to your domain—after all, there aren’t many who can rival a Cancer when it comes to playing host. (Complement it with a set of zodiac glassware from Vital Industries, shown above.)

Mood-boosting note-takers

Keep The Seashack's set of rainbow-hued pencils handy for bursts of ingenuity—for someone with your astrological tendency for creativity, it’s not a matter of if inspiration strikes, but rather when. The pencils’ cheerful mantras will also give you the positive reinforcement you need to push right through any temporary artistic blocks.

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Rachel Mosely

Rachel Mosely is an editor and writer living in Brooklyn, New York