Have you been craving a shift in your love life?
It’s time to get ready for change because Venus is moving into the loving, nurturing sign of Cancer on July 17th, bringing markedly different energy than what we’ve been experiencing while Venus moved through stimulated Gemini.
While Venus was in Gemini, we felt more adventurous in love, but we also needed more incentive to feel that love. Don’t feel bad if you felt the need for more adventure than ever to maintain that sense of interest and intrigue within a romantic relationship.
However, when Venus – the planet of beauty and love – is in the domestic sign of Cancer, we feel more content in our relationships and desire more of a calm and peaceful approach.
In other words, Venus in Cancer is a time to sit back and enjoy your relationships, whether platonic or romantic.
In the northern hemisphere, this energy might translate to a romantic summer love, while in the southern hemisphere, it’s the perfect time to cozy up and get warm with your cutie!
Venus spends about one month in each sign. However, this time around, it will be in the sign of Cancer from July 17th to August 11th, when it moves into playful Leo. That gives you about three and a half weeks to soak up this calming yet slightly moody placement.
If you’ve been craving a change in romantic relationships, this may be just the energy you’ve been craving. This guide will help you learn everything you need to know about the Venus-in-Cancer transit, preparing you for this shift in energies and helping you make the most of it!
Make sure to use the free astrology calendar so you can keep track of when the planets are moving into new signs every month!
What Does Venus in Cancer Mean?
Venus is the planet that oversees our relationships – it’s the planet that sets the tone for how we see those we’re connected to, whether those connections are romantic in nature or entirely platonic. Venus doesn’t discriminate. It influences our connections and approach to the world’s beauty, the art we appreciate, and the relationships we admire.
While Venus danced through Gemini, our love lives took on an Airy quality, thanks to Gemini’s elemental ruler, Air.
Air signs are known for being social, flirtatious, and intelligent – but they need a lot of stimulation to maintain interest. One of the three Air signs, Geminis approach the world through thought and ideas.
Cancer, on the other hand, is a Water sign, the signs most deeply connected to emotion, intuition, and a special kind of creativity. Water signs and their transits encourage our creativity and love to come from the heart, from our center of emotion and feeling.
When Venus is in Cancer, our focus lies much more on how we feel over how we think about a situation. And for many, this can appear foreign, as not everyone wants to approach the world with their heart on their sleeve.
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Venus in Cancer in the Natal Chart
There’s one word that’s hard to ignore when talking about Venus in Cancer: Domesticity.
If you happened to have been born with Venus in Cancer in your birth chart, this transit is even more powerful for you personally. If you’re a Venus in Cancer native, comfort, loyalty, and a sense of support are things that mean very much to you in relationships – and this transit only increases or heightens those needs.
You want to be with someone who makes you feel understood, validated, and appreciated. You want your relationships to feel just as comfortable and cozy as the sacred space in which you reside and spend much of your time.
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The Venus in Cancer Man
A Venus in Cancer man is someone who can easily live and breathe romance. This is not someone who wants to play games, but rather an individual who wants real, lasting, romantic love.
However, they have an ideal nature that can sometimes avoid confrontation or issues within the relationship. It’s important that the Venus in Cancer man feels safe and supported in a relationship to ensure that they’ll share their thoughts and feelings.
Their protective nature means that they never want you to be in pain.
Read all about the Cancer man.
The Venus in Cancer Woman
The Venus in Cancer woman is an individual that deeply understands the emotional needs of others. They seem to innately understand when their partner needs something, and they know how to bring peace and harmony to most situations.
It’s as if they have a psychic sense regarding the emotions of those they love.
This is also someone who has their own sensitivities, whether or not they like to show it. A woman with Venus in Cancer is a sensitive woman, but she’ll do just about anything to keep her insecurities to herself. If you notice a change in mood, try to be gentle and supportive – that’s all she really needs to feel safe and comfortable in your presence.
Read all about the Cancer woman.
Venus in Cancer Compatibility
When it comes to compatibility with someone who has a Venus in Cancer, Water is one monumental factor. Cancer is a Water sign – along with Scorpio and Pisces – and these three signs tend to deeply understand the emotional needs of one another. These three Water signs connect emotionally and immediately.
If you have a Venus in Cancer, look for strong Water sign placements in the chart of your beloved to find a fitting mate.
Earth signs – Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn – are also great placements because the grounding energy of Earth brings a sense of peace to the overwhelming emotions lurking within the Water signs.
Venus in Cancer Love Astrology Horoscopes
Now let’s get to the good stuff and discover Venus in Cancer horoscopes for the zodiac signs!
While summer may seem like the perfect time to assert your independence, this transit encourages you to focus more on your relationships right now, Aries. Are there any connections that could use your attention?
If you’re single, this is a great time to put yourself out there and try meeting new people. If you’re coupled up, be sure that you’re paying attention to your partner’s feelings and emotions now.
Your ruling planet is Venus, meaning you may feel this transit more intensely than others — including the emotional bits. Cancer energy encourages you to spend time connecting to your home, creating the perfect sacred space to house your big emotions.
Self-care is essential right now, Taurus, so cleanse your home and create a routine that includes plenty of self-loving activities. Tending to your emotions will help you release them and move on.
While Venus was moving through your sign, you enjoyed the fast pace and the metaphorical flight of the social butterfly, but Venus in Cancer asks you to slow down and focus on your intimate connections now. Are you spending time and energy on the closest relationships in your life right now or moving from connection to connection?
You may not enjoy being vulnerable, but this transit asks you to do just that, Gemini. Open your heart and let your bonds become deeper and more meaningful during this transit.
You’re quite cozy with Venus in your sign, Cancer, amplifying your naturally compassionate nature. However, you tend to spend your time and energy protecting the hearts of your loved ones, and this transit is asking you to put more effort into self-love and self-care now. Have you been neglecting your own needs?
This is the time to sink into your self-care routines, write about your feelings, practice positive affirmations, and work with your favorite metaphysical tools.
Taking care of yourself is the best way to ensure that you’ll be able to take better care of your loved ones.
Venus in Gemini may have highlighted your creative nature, but this transit is asking you to fully and genuinely express yourself creatively now, Leo. It’s time to pour your heart and your deepest emotions into an artistic activity that speaks to your inner child.
Do you have any big feelings that you might prefer to avoid? Right now, the Universe is urging you to acknowledge and creatively express those deep emotions, allowing you to release them and find closure.
While you may prefer hard work to comfort and relaxation, Venus in Cancer is here to remind you that exploring the world through your senses is just as important as being productive. When was the last time you took a break and treated yourself?
Allow yourself to indulge in delicious foods, funny movies, and refreshing downtime right now, Virgo. Pampering yourself now will ensure that you have the energy to tackle big projects in the near future.
As Venus is your ruling planet, Libra, this transit highlights your emotions – even the ones you don’t want to feel. And when big emotions flow your way, it’s crucial that you pay attention to them right now because this transit sets your intuition on fire.
Pay close attention to strong emotional reactions and honor your feelings in every situation during this time. Journaling is the perfect way to acknowledge and release heavy feelings now.
Scorpio, this is a transit that you can identify with as a Water sign – increased emotions, sensitivity, and intuition are not unfamiliar to you. Yet, the soft and loving energy that flows through you now may feel unusual, as you typically prefer to hide and protect your emotions.
Don’t be afraid of your vulnerability now – see it as the strength that it is. Being open and vulnerable with others will create deeper and more meaningful bonds now, both in your relationships with others and your relationship with yourself.
Venus in Cancer may feel a bit too slow or heavy for you, Sagittarius, but it’s important that you lean into the languid energy brought by this transit. This is a good time to slow down and appreciate the small pleasures that life has to offer, like an evening stroll with a loved one or a soothing cup of tea.
Try to see the beauty and adventure in each moment during this time. You may find that this slower pace is perfect for a stop-and-smell-the-roses moment. Being present will help you gather your energy for future projects.
While you’re typically focused on your career and how it might evolve in the future, this transit brings your attention back around to your relationships, Capricorn. You’ve probably spent the last few months focused on your career, but this is the time to rekindle those connections you love most.
Sharing your feelings with your loved ones is essential for creating meaningful relationships. During this transit, be sure that you’re letting your friends and family know that they’re appreciated.
You may not be known for your love of public displays of affection, but this transit urges you to embrace your affectionate side, Aquarius. When you don’t share your affection, you may seem aloof or uninterested to those around you.
Try allowing yourself to lean into more emotional, vulnerable connections now. Embrace your feelings and share your love with the special people in your life.
Venus in Cancer helps your imagination and appreciation for art blossom even more than usual, Pisces. Your appreciation for art and beauty is heightened during this transit, helping you appreciate the splendor of the world around you.
Try to apply this appreciation toward your relationships, noticing the beauty and magic in every connection – whether single or in a relationship. When you realize that your connections are made of magic, you’ll start to see them for what they are.
Get Excited for Venus in Cancer
How will you make this transit work for you?
Venus is dancing through Cancer until July 17th, so it’s time to let yourself sink into the sense of beauty and appreciation. Allow yourself to reconnect emotionally – to your hobbies, your passions, and your love life.
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