Astrologer Laura Craig

Venus in Cancer

August 7 - September 6, 2020

The ingress of Venus into Cancer this weekend brings a more inward shift to our relationships, desires and artistic pursuits. We honor privacy and the past, feelings and family. The heartspace is no longer the wayfaring world of Venus in Gemini, where a stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet. Venus in Cancer is more wary, more reliant on intuition, when it comes to opening up the circle of trust. We don’t just look to connect, we want to bond, and are protective of ourselves and of the ones we love. This transit makes us as much prone to bleeding hearts as to hurt feelings—Venus in the fluctuating Moon’s sign is not so much fickle as she is hungry, and potentially moody. Come the end of the month, our heroine will be facing challenging aspects from the infamous Capricorn crew and from Mars in Aries. It may be helpful during that time to remember that strength can take many forms, and, in the words of Brené Brown: “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they are never weakness.” 

Venus in Cancer is looking for a place, or person, to call home. This is a time to think about the times in our lives when we’ve felt safest and calmest; to conjure up warm memories; to feed our bellies and others’ bellies; to fill our cups and to pour from our cups; to create and to cry. Whether you are retreating into your shell or emerging out of it depends on where Cancer is in your chart, or maybe just what day it is. For the next month, we are being called to negotiate the twists and turns of our inner landscapes, to put down some roots, and to feed the Feminine.

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