Venus is a planet of sensitivity and affection. Its entry
into the sign of Cancer marks a period of potentially
greater intimacy and relationship-building for those
willing to feel their deepest needs and share them with
others. Venus in Cancer reminds us that love is a great
nurturing force, one that binds relationships by the
care that we give to one another.
all likely to be more aware of the level of approval
and acceptance we're receiving now. This can enrich
our connections with others as subtle patterns of emotional
give and take become more apparent. However, it's also
possible that objectivity may suffer as vulnerability
and uncertainty surface.
in Cancer has a purity of feeling that puts us in touch
with primal needs. Patterns of early childhood may become
more evident for those able to step back and see themselves
clearly. Others, though, may descend into infantile
habits of petulance, withdrawal and denial of self-responsibility.
The trick is to reach back in time to see the stream
of development that has brought you to this point in
your relationships without staying in the past. Cancer,
at its best, connects the past with the present.
Water signs, like Cancer, work more from instinct than intellect.
Verbal communication, then, may not be sufficiently
expressive to match feelings. Venus in Cancer is a time
when love and relationships move far beyond words. This
is a period in which subtle signals count a great deal.
Be alert to what is not being said, if you want to deepen
your understanding of those close to you.
can be a highly nationalistic sign, so it's no surprise
that leaders like Fidel
Arafat, Menachem Begin and the elder George
Bush were all born with Venus here.
Gore, another person in this category, reflects the
protective maternal instincts of Venus in Cancer. Actors
need to be able to share their feelings to effectively
ply their craft. Ben
Affleck, Dustin Hoffman and the incomparable
Meryl Streep were all born with Venus in Cancer. Other
members of this group include singers Stevie Nicks and
Jerry Garcia, comic Steve Martin and Camilla Parker