Venus in Cancer: What It Means for Your Sign

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Venus is the planet of love, beauty and harmony. It governs our relationships (particularly our love life) and embodies harmony and cooperation in all its forms. Every year, Venus spends some time in each sign of the zodiac only once, spreading its message of beauty and love to all. As it moves into each new sign, that sign affects how Venus does its work in the world, which in turn affects us here on earth. By understanding what it means when Venus is in a particular sign, we can figure out how to harness its power and strengthen our friendships, romantic relationships and professional connections. Here’s what Venus in Cancer means for all of us.

Cancer, a Quick 101 to the Sign: Known as the mother of the zodiac, Cancer is the ultimate nurturer who's all about taking care of others. If you're going through a breakup or just have an issue you need to hash out, call your Cancer friend. She'll be there with comfort food, a keen ear that's ready to listen and a friendly shoulder to cry on. This water sign is also one of the most intuitive zodiac signs, so don't be surprised when they pick up on a problem you haven't even expressed yet. 

Venus in Cancer in 2021: June 2 to June 27

Signs that benefit when Venus is in Cancer: Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio

Signs that may face challenges when Venus is in Cancer: Aries, Libra and Capricorn

The overview: You know those fair-weather friendships you made when Venus was in Gemini? Well, those are either going to get deep or get gone when Venus moves into Cancer. This emotional water sign is all about profound, intimate connections, so say goodbye to anyone who can’t recite your birthdate, favorite color and earliest childhood trauma by heart. This is a time of heightened romance, sensitivity and empathy. So yeah, you’re gonna want to keep some tissues with you at all times, as you never know when there will be some unexpected waterworks. 

Love: The time for casual flings is over, as Cancer and Venus will be pushing you to make long-term connections. You’re putting sexual conquests on the back burner and focusing on romance, meaning candlelit dinners, moonlit walks and trips to meet the family. Single Cancers might find themselves highly sentimental and nostalgic during this time, making the likelihood high that you might reach out to an ex. Try to remember that there is probably a good reason they’re your ex, even if you can’t remember it right now. 

Career and finances: Venus in Cancer means you’ll be developing relationships at work—mentorship from your boss or lunch breaks with a great coworker. A workplace friendship may develop into a happy-hour friendship, but beware. Your heightened sensitivity could make you take professional decisions too personally, and you might find yourself crying in the bathroom stall at 3 p.m. Remember, the secret bathroom on the third floor is always there for you.

Mood: Venus in Cancer is a tender, loving time of heightened empathy and compassion for your fellow humans. It’ll be important to tend to your mental health during this time, as you’ll be way more sensitive not only to your own feelings but also the feelings of those around you. This is a time that can take most signs from “good friend” to “amazing friend,” but it is important to make sure you’re not forgetting to be a forgiving and empathetic friend to yourself as well. 

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