Venus into Cancer | wanting to feel safe

now you are safe by borda

A way that energy shifts and moves our story/stories forward is we have these big outer planet transits or aspects, like the Neptune/Saturn square strongly activated right now, and they shift collective energy - then the inner planets move and our individual energy shifts.

Tomorrow, as she does every year (not at this exact time), Venus moves into Cancer. Now we are not the same people who experienced Venus in Cancer last year, so although it might look like we are in the same place, covering the same degrees in the skies, the landscape has changed because we have. This is the same way we spiral upward and run into the same situations and people again and again.

Sometimes when this happens we ask, "why is this happening to me again? haven't I worked all this crap out already?!" and we think life is sending us another lesson to work this out or another test to see if we have and I used to think like this, too.

Through astrology and cycles I can see more clearly that these 'tests and lessons' are really just experiences and we get to choose how we react and how we react sets into play what happens next.

Venus rules love, money, women, beauty, harmony, balance, relationship, our values - everything money can buy and everything it can't. She rules the signs of Libra and Taurus (and if either of these signs is your rising sign - ascendant - she most likely rules your chart) and the 2nd and 7th houses of our astrology charts.

She's kind of a big deal. And since she's an inner planet, when she changes signs, we feel it and experience it personally - and we move the collective energy forward (as opposed to things like the Neptune/Saturn square and outer planet transits that move the collective energy and then we adjust to that).

Venus is much more comfortable in Cancer (ruled by her friend the Moon) than she is in Gemini where she has been attracted to and attracts "one thing after the other". She's been flirting and "keeping things light" but nothing really turns into anything here.

Now headed into cardinal energy (initiating a new season) Cancer, she's ready to settle down. 

Cancer is about nurturing, history, mother, comfort, home. Cancer Suns (and ascendants) will be more attractive now - ie physically attractive to the rest of us and more able to attract what they need/want.

The Cancer house in our natal (and progressed charts) gets more attractive, too, as it hosts lovely Venus for the next few weeks. So, let's say you are a Gemini rising with Cancer in your 2nd house - this transit will wake up your finances/values house and allow you to be more attractive to what you want and need. If you are a Taurus rising with Cancer in your 3rd house - this transit will allow you to more effortlessly attract new opportunities through communication (also sibling, transportation, local community issues will almost certainly improve). Etc, around the zodiac.

Universally, home and family will feel more precious. We will want to feel safe. We'll move in the direction of whatever feeds this need now. 

We might be more emotional; maybe a little more needy and vulnerable. These do not have to be bad things. The fly in the ointment with Venus in Cancer is the kind of smothering/mothering that suffocates or we overindulge ourselves in some unhealthy way or we have an unrealistic expectation of someone else filling some childhood need.

We are approaching a very beneficial Full Moon energy starting this weekend I will post about later. And the Solstice is coming. Hang in there. xo all


DancingMooney said...

Hi Cat,
Nope I haven't tried that Natural Calm drink but I've heard of it...

The more I read food labels, I don't see how we can get all we need from food these days, it's quite sad that many of us could be walking around with ailments that might be simple deficiencies...

Hoping we're looking forward to some smooth sailing soon. The seas have been rough for me lately.

Love to you. xoxo

Catherine Ivins said...

The 2nd quarter of this year is definitely the most challenging for most people, so we are almost through that - there are some more challenges come August and September but at the end of the year - the last couple months - the energy is about 100% better.

June is just kind of yucky - busy but we get nowhere - July, Mars will be direct and we'll feel more on track. Now you were born with your Sun conjunct Jupiter in Virgo (health, work) - and Jupiter is approaching a conjunction with your natal Sun and then your natal Jupiter in July - then you start a new 12 year Jupiter cycle. Keep prioritizing your health. Did you have any health stuff 12 years ago - what was happening then? If Jupiter's expansion is the culprit here it should lessen as he moves out of orb after next month! love to you, too! I totally agree about our food. xo

DancingMooney said...

Well, I did have a weird time there where I had to switch up my birth control for a while, and eventually got back on depo, which was what I had started with, but aside from that I can't think of any health issues then. Work and love were a crazy thing during that time though.

I quit a job due to office politics in june or july 2004, I didn't think I would get to advance in the company the way I would have wanted... when I went home that night my ex proposed to me... complete surprise. Then I went back to an old job, doing philanthropy work as a temp for a while, but that was another toxic job because the director was fraudulent and such, ugly! but to think about it, the job after that was ugly too. I had actually quit 3 jobs in about 2 years? Also got engaged in 2004 married in 2005, and then divorced in 2006... and found hubby in my life early 2006 - promptly when I wasn't even looking for him. Moved to Oregon in 2007, got married again in 2008... then the economy crashed, and I found Etsy about the same time... The rest has been history! Now that I think about it, the last 12 years have been a huge whirl wind!

Catherine Ivins said...

Quit a job and proposal same night! A break for freedom and then a commitment ... interesting!

Health and work are both 6th house (Virgo ruled) in astrology. And you have your Moon in Libra in the 6th house - you could pick up health stuff, especially the stuff caused by emotions and worry, from your partner as well as your own stuff. You probably have a sensitive mind/body connection ... you need a very regular schedule for eating, etc - balance - relaxation, exercise. You know now that I think about a 6th house Moon in Libra - anything that throws you off balance emotionally could affect your health. Also stuff that affects your partner's (Libra) ability to provide food, money, shelter. It doesn't have to be a big thing to throw your system off balance. Your mental state is totally key. It makes sense that your body felt better when your mind did (removed the anxiety with the medication). But yeah you don't want to do that all the time especially with Neptune in Pisces for another 10 years. It's too easy for all of us to look for an escape.

You were born with Uranus - the planet of anything can happen - in your 7th house of partnership - so anything can happen there - ha! Also you might be drawn to a guy who is more unpredictable or your relationships would be unusual in some way - maybe it starts as friendship. So that short wedding and divorce makes sense!

Your astrology chart pattern is what's called a wedge or bundle. All the planets are contained within 4 consecutive houses of your chart - when you were born the planets were very close together in the skies. It's quite rare.

You might find that many things happen and change at once and then things get quiet and then lots of things happen at once and then things get quiet as the planet's movements work through your bundle conjuncting each of your natal planets and then trining them and then squaring them, etc - it's a pretty intense pattern.

My daughter has it (different houses), too, and hers is the only one other than yours I've seen. Your chart is all 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th houses. Some astrologers think the way to best work with a bundle pattern is to focus on the house that opposes them - in your case looks like 11th house - friends, freedom, the internet - anything ruled by Uranus and Aquarius. I'm not sure though - it seems like a waste of the bundle energy focus! but it makes sense.

Any way you look at it since so much changed starting at your last Jupiter return - summer of 2004 - it would be easy to predict that much will change again over the next 12 years - not the same exact things, but probably your focus houses again - home, family, food, nurturing (4th) creativity, romance, children (5th) work, health, pets, co-workers (6th), equal partners, marriage (7th).

Catherine Ivins said...

ooh I just realized I missed Neptune in your 8th - not exactly a traditional bundle but close enough degree wise I would still say a bundle!