Astrologer Laura Craig

Venus Enters Cancer

Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh “Queen of Hearts”

June 2 - June 26, 2021

Today Venus moves into Cancer, and we all float on, down the Moon River, on a sentimental journey. Close your eyes and hear the crooners as they serenade us with old standards: “Love is now the stardust of yesterday, the music of the years gone by…”

The lunar, watery nature of Cancer brings out the sensitive side of our goddess, as well as bringing to bear the sense and sensibilities of a thousand grandmothers, mothers, aunties and sisters upon our relationships. This ingress bathes us in a wash of oxytocin, triggering a let-down reflex of our bonding instincts and desire for closeness. As last month’s airy friendship of Gemini deepens into a new dimension of connection, we move from sympathy to empathy. Before, we wrote love letters and passed notes; whispered in secrecy and giggled in affection. Now, we share broken heart-lockets and curated playlists; we slow dance cheek to chest until the record skips. A whiff of perfume, or an old photo sends us reminiscing. We dress in vintage, wear our heirloom pearls, peruse the flea markets for housewares, collect seashells and hate goodbyes.

Aleister Crowley called this placement the Lord of Love. Equally she is the Queen of Hearts. Venus in Cancer is a romantic through and through, a sweet child o’ mine who reminds us of a warm, safe place. She is private, protective, powerful and creative. As Mars makes his way out of the Cancer house in our charts, the scarab goddess enters behind, making the house a home, and soothing, smoothing and softening the energy of the space. For the next three weeks, iridescent is the day and tender is the night, and we are spinning our cocoons out of the finest silken threads. 

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