Venus enters Cancer
7th PDT 7:25 / 8th AEST 00:25
The romantic heat is turned way up with Venus entering Cancer on May 7th. Our hearts become tender with cravings to devour and engulf ourselves with the ones we love. During this time, we may feel ourselves cave to gentle signs of affection, becoming emotionally charged at the slightest hint of kindness. Venus takes us on a journey of sweet sentimentality until June 5th through the cardinal water sign which elevates our desires to a more proactive and protective place. Throughout her journey through the cautious crab, she finds support with the north node, Mercury, and Saturn, allowing for the sensitive crab to find solace in opening up. As a crab scuffles from side to side, nibbling on bits of sand, its shell acts as a protective layer between itself and the harsh external world while it seeks sustenance from above the sand.
Since Venus is the planet that depicts our love, aesthetic and sensual style, the exploration of such is presented through the lens of the archetypal crab. Within us, our desire for building a safe space with which to explore the world through our senses is brought to the fore through Venus in Cancer. What makes you feel safe to be vulnerable in relationships? Are you able to access that level of connection in your current romantic partnership? How do you create the necessary support you need in order to access this feeling of safety? These are all questions that help us to identify how we meet our own needs in relationships. The aesthetic side of Venus shifts our attention to old timey, classic expressions of love. We may find comfort and inspiration in classic films that depict torrid love romances. And the visual balance of the home can become more prevalent to us now. The beautification of the home is a wonderful way to connect with the Venus in Cancer energies throughout the rest of the month.