“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” –George Moore,
Welcome to the Comfort Zone! This Friday, June 17th, Venus slips from breezy Gemini into caring Cancer. Venus’ recent journey in Gemini was busy, buzzing, bubbly, frenzied!
So what should we expect now as the Goddess of Love settles into the home of the Crab? Imagine plunging into a cool lake after a long, tense day of meetings. Water refreshes, soothes and supports…it’s pure liquid pleasure.
“If you have this Venus sign, your soft lovability and tenderness is magnetic and is designed to attract a very specific kind of partner – a kind, caring partner who values nesting, family. You are extremely sensitive. While your heightened sensitivity is appreciated by those who truly love you, it’s not by everyone. ” -Jessica Shephard
Possibilities for Venus in Cancer
- Making time for family — great food, reunions, giving the gift of your undivided attention.
- Looking at any issues of dependency, as a way of keeping someone with you forever.
- Irrational moods (being Moonstruck), temporarily losing all objectivity, throwing tantrums to get needs met.
- Self-expression that reaches into the emotional roots.
- Being comforted by large bodies of water; lakes, rivers, seas.
- Creating a cozy, intimate atmosphere where our loved ones feel welcome.
Venus in Cancer brings out our deepest feelings and longings. Compassion, sensuality and sensitivity are all aphrodisiacs during this cycle. Being abrasive or coming on too strong can make the object of your desire retreat back into their shell. Caring gestures, lingering gazes and nurturing ways will win that golden ticket. ‾ ‿ ⁀
This transit will also be a nostalgic time and will encourage us to focus on the deeper emotional connections between our partners, friends and family. It will be easier to tune into feelings and needs…but we must be careful to not smother those closest to us by being clingy or over-protective (a definite Cancerian trait.)
Happy Venus Return, Cancer! ♡
Art by Jeff Dakal