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July 3 – 27, 2019
Venus: goddess of art and romance, pleasure and beauty. Her transits shape the heart. With Venus in Cancer, we cultivate the power of woman, of roots and comfort and what it means to be settled. Venus in Cancer provides supportive counsel. This is a good time to spend with family, particularly mothers / grandmothers / important women in your life. It’s a time to incubate, to learn the intricate folds of our heart and intuition. Later, when Venus enters Leo, we will step into more expressive, extroverted roles. First we must save and stabilize, financially and emotionally (Cancer), then we can spend freely and lounge in leisure (Leo).
Cancer is a water sign, like her sisters Scorpio and Pisces. All water signs are emotional and creative in nature. Some Cancers have not fully opened to their creative/spiritual potential and instead channel the crab in fits of irritability. The crab is undeniably sensitive, just like her ruler, the moon. Venus in Cancer is like an exposed nerve, a soft underbelly, tender and vulnerable. She is affectionate, deeply devoted, but irrational, easily triggered, taking everything personally. Imbalanced Cancerians are temperamental and quick to anger. However, the more self-aware crabbiez have mastered the art of non-reaction.
When crabs feel threatened, they retreat into their shells. This is how we will respond now under stress, and with great frequency. Find solace beneath the waves. Curl up inside your egg, your cocoon, your private ocean. The crab is a moody creature, yes, but 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. Under this warm, fuzzy influence, we may unintentionally smother friends or lovers.
This is not a good time to take risks. That comes later, when Cancer’s water gives way to the fire of Leo, the fire of pride and childlike joy. First we must learn to love and take care of ourselves, to become our own mother. Life will feel soft, gooey and mawkish for awhile, but the fire will be here soon enough, sizzling our skin.
Venus enters Cancer one day after the new moon solar eclipse in Cancer! Heads up: Mercury Retrograde begins on the first weekend in July, on Sunday the 7th. Though the retrograde starts in Leo, Mercury will retrograde all the way back to Cancer on July 19. On the evening of July 16 (which is also a full moon lunar eclipse in Capricorn!), Venus opposes Saturn Retrograde in Capricorn. Under this influence, the normal comfy vibes of Cancer are replaced by cosmic pressure to hurry and perform. You may have to run to catch the bus, metaphorically speaking (or perhaps for realz). Bodily rhythms will be thrown off, so prepare ahead of time by getting good sleep and nutritious food in your belly. By July 18, things are looking up: Venus forms a harmonious trine to Neptune in Pisces. This is a truly beautiful time for love and spiritual union. On July 21, Venus opposes Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn; this influence also throws off bodily rhythms and makes us feel exhausted. Lastly, on July 24 Venus will be conjunct Mercury Retrograde in Cancer; I suspect this will be one of the best days of the retrograde cycle.
While Venus is in Cancer, she will be obscured by the light of the sun. In meditation, focus on the heart chakra. Nourish your heart with swimming, deep breathing, healthy conversation with your lady friends and Cancer Yoga. I was born with Venus in Cancer, so for the next few weeks you get to see what it’s like to have my kind of heart. No one ever said the path of the heart was easy! The yogis say that it is the most difficult of all. If you were also born with Venus in Cancer, this is your Venus Return. To find your personal Venus sign, click here.
Affirmation: I love myself