With your natal Venus in Cancer, this summer water sign will blend with the planet of affection, giving to it a lot of emotional characteristics and making it overly feminine. Venus is generally governing pleasure and what attracts us, attachment to material things and subconscious urges to claim and make something our possession. It rules what we appreciate and brings us comfort, and of course feelings that can be described under the category “love”. Cancerian energy will make the native a shy and reserved housecat, adoring nurturing and being nurtured, while also everything connected with food and its preparation. Romanticism and security is a necessary ingredient for them to get attracted to a person.
Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac, and has the Moon as its ruling celestial body. Cancer is also the natural ruler of the fourth house, which rules our roots, family, comfort zone and home. This will make Cancer Venus quite insecure, always seeking an emotionally safe place in order to bloom. They cannot stand abrupt and aggressive people, while sweetness is a huge turn-on for their love life.
In the sign of Cancer, Venus is in peregrine condition. Peregrine is a rather neutral condition, where a celestial body does not function neither very potently (as it does when in domicile or in exaltation), nor is very weak (as it does when in detriment or fall). Venus has no real problems when in Cancer, except from the overall sensitivity it will give as a trait. Such people will tend to take everything personally, worrying about being accepted by others and can get overly stressed when they hear criticism, especially from their beloved ones. They are afraid of rejection, so will keep a rather silent profile, closed in their crab thorax until they feel secure enough to open up their feelings. On the other hand, this placement gifts them a very rich emotional world, a rather poetic and artistic one. Cancerian energy can be quite beneficial if assisted by other planetary positions, and the functions of the planet mostly depend on aspects from other celestial bodies. Additional information about Venus’ potency in each sign can be read in the article about Venus’ Essential Dignities.
We should note that Venus needs around a month to move to a next sign, and is the second quickest moving planet, as it is located very near the Sun. Also, it cannot be more than two signs away from the sign where the natal Sun resides in. Once per year and a half, Venus has a period of retrograde motion, where it moves backwards for apparently 40 days in the natal chart. Venus is impersonated by the ancient Greek god Aphrodite, who was the goddess of love, pleasure and beauty. Also, she is strongly connected to procreation, and naturally represents the divine feminine as an archetype (together of course with the Moon as it is the one side of the Sun-Moon dual axis).
When a native has his natal Venus in Cancer, he may have too many feminine characteristics. As Cancer is the sign mostly representing the mother (or the less dominant parent), Venus indicates a strong emotional bond to her – which results in copying and reproducing a lot of her behaviors. Yet, this does not necessarily imply connections to the native’s sexuality, quite the opposite actually. Usually, men with this placement will tend to fall in love with women that have common characteristics with their mother, or alternatively with women who are highly feminine. There is a tendency to seek a partner that seems very fertile, which in a case of a man will bring partners who may have large breasts or other visual implications of fertility.
Venus, as the planet of wealth and beauty, will make the native with a Venus in Cancer like jewels, but especially ones that are made of silver. As Cancer is being ruled by the Moon, such individuals will definitely prefer silver as a metal, which is ruled by the our Earth’s satellite. Silver will make them feel powerful inside; yet there is a lot more than that hidden under this characteristic. Such people can be uncontrollably in love with silver, at a level that it becomes their personal fetish. They can make collections of silver jewelry or just pure silver, gazing at it and feeling strength. The same way, they can be gazing at the Moon, especially when it is full, and praying or making their wishes and imposing desires. Thus, silver can also be used as a remedy if you have this natal placement, to make yourself feel stronger. Yet, of course, be always careful not to overly concentrate on obtaining such objects, instead of spending your time on more important and realistic life matters and goals.
In addition, this placement will definitely create a love for food and cooking, which can actually even become a necessary trait that the native’s partner should have. In this case, the saying that “love passes through one’s stomach” is quite valid. Both the native and their partner will simply adore staying at home and experimenting with food, possibly recreating childhood memories where their family was having a great time during lunches and dinners. Speaking about family, such individuals will usually have creating one as a priority, and will be very protective about it.
We could definitely say that people with their natal Venus in Cancer are some of the most gentle beings, loving all signs of affection that can warm their heart. Cuddles and physical contact, sweet daily routines and nurturing at home are their realm of happiness. Spending a night in bed, watching movies and just existing give them the necessary surroundings to shine. They are attracted to partners with whom they can exchange tenderness, taking care of each other on a daily basis. They like stability, and will choose long term relationships over an erratic love life. Of course, loyalty is a must for individuals with their natal Venus in Cancer. They always have some psychic abilities, especially connected to other people’s feelings, and can tell when someone changes his emotions towards them. They can feel it from the touch, there is no real need for them to detect lies in the partner’s voice. When they continuously notice such changes of energetic patterns, and feel less affections, the dark sides of Cancer will definitely be awakened. The sweet and shy person may develop obsessive and psychotic behaviors, and will not hesitate to become a detective and discover more. When an emotional eruption comes, you will be thinking that you are dealing with some type of Scorpio. Yet, their eruptions may be even stronger, as they are boiling inside for longer than a Scorpio would handle, and totally uncontrolled – without some tactic plan.
This placement is ideal for people who are involved in family businesses, and with a workplace at home or rather close to it. Naturally, all jobs that involve hospitality, food and staying at home are quite suitable for them. All these feed their instincts of nurturing others, and make them proud of the services that they offer. In addition, being near their home gives them power, and makes them feel that the job is more of a hobby. Alternatively, this placement can give a stay-at-home parent, taking care of the housework and actually enjoying it a lot.
We should not forget that Cancer is one of the most moody signs, which definitely has an effect on one’s feelings. These can change rapidly and the native needs constant support from their partner. Cancerian emotions are rather uncontrolled, and can have quite big ups and downs that usually fluctuate with the phases of the Moon. When Venus is adversely aspected by malefic planets such as Mars, Saturn and Pluto, the darker traits of Cancer can awaken. Jealousy can quickly arise, usually hand in hand with insecurity. Venus in Cancer people can be quite possessive, and the sign is famous for unexpected, even hysterical reactions. The sooner one understands that his feelings are very connected with deeper, subconscious levels of his mind, the easier he can put some control on them. Yet, it is quite difficult – if not impossible – to tame them.
For such people, a great way of meditation is to occupy themselves with decorating their home. The more they invest their energy in Cancerian/4th house matters, the healthier will be its flow in their natal chart. Being constructive concerning these matters, and creating a safe and beautiful nest will boost their self-confidence, while also definitely bring them more happiness because of the pleasant surroundings they will be living in. Indeed, as Venus is connected with wealth and the way someone spends it, Cancer Venus people will invest a lot in their home.
When a Venus in Cancer is well aspected in a natal chart, the native can be very lucky in the life area that the sign of Cancer rules. We should not forget that Venus is considered to be the most benefic planet after Jupiter. It will bring unexpected pleasant events concerning the house where it resides, and generally help things flow easily. On the contrary, bad aspects to Venus can bring quite a lot of problems mostly connected with overindulging in pleasures. Also, when the darker traits of Venus are awakened by difficult natal aspects, the Venus in Cancer person may bring problematic emotional behaviors which will naturally hurt back through losses in order to balance out the natal chart. Pessimism, possessiveness and suspicion can be some of the dark sides of this placement. Overindulgence for long is not tolerated by the karmic laws, so it is always wiser to exercise modesty.
Each planets have a different effect on you, depending on which house and sign they reside in. In order to find out where they are located in your natal chart, you can use our free birth chart generator. Also, examine the aspects that they form with other planets in your chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that they have in your horoscope.