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Aug 7 – Sep 6, 2020
Venus in Cancer is the raw power of WOMAN. Cancer is a mighty ocean, providing unparalleled counsel and support. She is a water sign, like her sisters Scorpio and Pisces. All water signs are emotional and creative in nature. I was born with Venus in Cancer, so for the next month you get to see what it’s like to have my softshell crab heart <3 No one ever said the path of the heart was easy!
This is a good time to spend with family, particularly mothers / aunts / grandmothers / important women in your life. It is a time to incubate, to learn the intricate folds of your heart and intuition. Later, when Venus enters Leo, we will step into more expressive, extroverted roles. First we save and stabilize (Cancer), then we can spend freely and lounge in leisure (Leo).
Some Cancers have not tapped in to their creative/spiritual potential and instead channel this archetype in fits of irritability. The crab is undeniably sensitive, just like her ruler, the moon. She is also chronically misunderstood. With an overwhelming desire to love and be loved, she is often accused of caring too much or loving too hard. Venus in Cancer is an exposed nerve, an underbelly, tender and vulnerable. She is affectionate, deeply devoted, but irrational, easily triggered, and takes everything personally. Self-aware crabbiez acknowledge their temperamental nature and master the art of non-reaction.
When crabs feel threatened, they retreat into their shells. This is how we will respond now to stress, and with great frequency. Find solace beneath the waves. Curl up inside your egg, your cocoon, your private sea. Become your own mother.
On Aug 25, Venus opposes Jupiter Retrograde in Capricorn, bringing feelings of uneasiness and confusion. Some change in a relationship will surface, but it’s not permanent. A time of transition, parting ways, but only for awhile. You’ll probably feel like staying in and thinking about shit. If you need to have a discussion with friends/lovers/roommates, this is a good day to do it. Jupiter’s influence encourages us to be honest and get everything off our chest.
Venus trines Neptune Retrograde in Pisces on Aug 27. This is a whimsical, musical day. A good day for travel and healthy indulgence. Venus then opposes Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn on Aug 30. This influence throws off bodily rhythms and makes us feel exhausted. Listen to calming music before bed to avoid the possibility of crazy nightmares.
On Sep 2, Venus opposes Saturn Retrograde in Capricorn. Under this stressful influence, the normal comfy vibes of Cancer are replaced by cosmic pressure to hurry and perform. Not a good day for travel. Bodily rhythms will be thrown off again, so get some good sleep and nutritious food in your belly. Lastly on Sep 4 Venus squares Mars in Aries. This signals stress and conflict in the body. Health issues are up for examination. Change is necessary to move forward. Missed calls or miscommunication likely.
In meditation, focus on the heart chakra. Celebrate the first day of this transit with Cancer Yoga. Listen to “Venus, Bringer of Peace” from Gustav Holt’s planetary suite. If you were born with Venus in Cancer, this is your Venus Return. To find your personal Venus sign, click here.
Affirmation: ocean love