Venus into Cancer | wanting what feels like home ....

Now You are Safe by Borda
At 9:11AM EDT Venus (love, money, values, resources, self-esteem, women, beauty) moves into Cancer until June 13th.

Cancer Suns and Risings become more attractive - both able to attract what they want and easier on the eye. All of our Cancer houses become more attractive, too.

Venus themes will be emotionally tended to. We will require more emotional connection to feel safe and secure. We will want (or feel the lack of) whatever feels like nurturing to us.

Home becomes a more valuable space. Family is a resource.

Our empathy increases along with our hurt feelings when we don't get what feels like "mom and apple-pie".

What we want (Venus) is to feel safe (Cancer).

Cancer is both the mother and the child. So we get what we want/need by being cared for and by caring for others now. Ruled by the Moon, who changes signs every two and a half days, Cancer can be moody. Our emotions around what we want are subject to lunar whims now, but the actual thing we want can become more solid. The active feminine energy (Venus) connects with the responsive feminine energy (Moon). What we need (Cancer) meets what we want (Venus).

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 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 the 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 has been for the last month in Gemini where she's been attracted to and attracting "one thing after the other". She's been flirting and "keeping things light" but nothing really turns into anything here.

This morning as she heads into cardinal energy (initiating) - the first planet in 2018 to come into Cancer, the sign of summer - she's more than a little ready to settle down. 

Cancer is about nurturing, history, mother, comfort, home. The Cancer house in our natal chart 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 want to move in the direction of whatever feeds this need now. With Mars in detached Aquarius, for a long stay, there are some challenges ahead.

For now, we might be more emotional. Maybe a little more needy and vulnerable.

These do not have to be bad things. If we are waiting for someone else to take care of us though, remember Venus is an active energy herself - and Mars is off saving the world. The one we are waiting on to mother us is most likely the person standing in our shoes, looking back at us in our bathroom mirror.

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. Watch for emotions that are "over-the-top" compared with what is actually happening. What are we storing that is triggering these emotions?

The first move Venus makes is a sextile (opportunity) to Uranus at 1:29PM EDT. Uranus is just getting his toes wet in Taurus and answering to her. I know it is a Saturday, but the opportunity comes from doing something differently. Maybe we make a new income deal or a positive change with a home/family situation or with a relocation/renovation or a home business. We might make a new social, romantic or business contact.

On Sunday, Venus is going to square Chiron (ouch) and inconjunct Mars (a rock and a hard place). It sounds like we don't get what we want here. And Chiron will have us feeling every other time we didn't get what we wanted!

And the times our grandmother didn't and so on and so on and so on.

With Mars in detached Aquarius and Venus in sensitive Cancer the energetics are especially ripe for someone to get hurt and for someone else not to notice (ie appear to be indifferent and this indifference can just be because a situation is what it is - the numbers don't add up to do what we want for example). Keep in mind this aspect is a transit and so transitory. 

Venus will be part of a truly GRAND and beneficial Grand Water Trine at the end of May and into early June - so we have something very special to look forward to! Jupiter, Venus and Neptune- it sounds like the sky is the limit with this one.

xo all

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