Cancer is the first water sign of the zodiac represented by the crab with its hard defensive shell protecting its soft and vulnerable centre. Moving sideways, the crab is symbolic of a non direct, defensive and conflict avoidant nature.
The water signs, Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are all feminine, nocturnal receptive yin signs, with their general mode of being a feeling one, with high sensitivity. Water signs are known for their emotional depth. We can think of water as the element that will seek out and flow down to the deepest point.
Cancer is a particularly empathic and psychic sign, easily picking up on the feelings and needs of others, sometimes to an overwhelming level which is where their hard shell comes into play, giving them a dark quiet place to retreat to when things get too much.
Cancer is ruled by the reflective and changeable Moon, a symbol for the mother and rules the home and family, therefore Cancer is a very family focussed sign, often with extra complexity or intensity around the family, especially the mother relationship. Cancer is associated with the womb, fertility/pregnancy, the stomach and breasts, herbs and flowers chamomile, sage, jasmine, the metal silver and the colours silver and white.
Venus shows how we connect and relate to others - our love style. Our Venus placement also describes our aesthetic style & sense of beauty along with what activities bring us pleasure.
In the sign of Cancer, Venus’s relationship style is nurturing, emotionally driven and empathic. Venus in Cancer puts great emphasis and priority on making an emotional connection. These people are often attracted to people that they’ve either known for a long time, or to someone who is representative of, or evokes memories of their past. Nostalgia and a sense that something has roots in the past creates a LOT of attraction for Cancer Venus.
Venus in Cancer can have quite a mothering or paternal approach to their friends. Stay for the night at a Venus Cancer friends house and they might end up tucking you into bed or sending you off with a packed lunch and self care book. If you’re sick they might call you up with a care plan and go through all the steps you need to take to get better like your Mum might do if you fell sick at summer camp.
Pleasure comes through nurturing and nourishing, the nostalgic, the familiar and emotionally connective.
What therefore might the usual perfect evening look like for a Cancer Venus?
Rather than a night out on the tiles, they might prefer a comforting cosy night at home with a dear old friend that they consider as close as family, a home cooked meal or fine take away, complete with decadent desert, conversation where they can and will, emotionally express their feelings and reminisce on days gone by.
Or maybe an indulgent bath followed by satin pyjamas, layers of nourishing creams and a tear jerking romantic movie like ‘The Notebook’.
If you have a Venus in Cancer friend, they might need a little more encouragement to get out of their comfort zone and do something more spontaneous and unchartered.
Their artistic (Venus) style is going to be Cancerian in nature and perhaps they paint ocean-scapes, pregnant women, or write emotional nostalgic love songs with lots of water imagery.
With Silver being associated with Cancer and the Moon we can be sure that Cancer Venus will have a decent amount of shimmering silver clothing in their wardrobe, beautiful silver jewellery and lots of blues, silvers and metallic reflective materials in their home decor.
Venus is travelling through the sign of Cancer from July 18th until August 11th when we will be reminding ourselves what and who really matters, what nourishes us and feeds us on a soul and physical level.
Venus in Cancer Natives -
Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Liz Hurley, Natalie Portman, Lenny Kravitz, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen