Venus in Cancer opposes Pluto Rx (at 11 degrees Capricorn) from July 27th to 28th, and gets hit by a square to Uranus Rx (at 16 degrees Aries) from July 28th to August 1st.
Poor Venus. She likes things cozy in Cancer, but Pluto (deep transformation) and Uranus (sudden change) don't allow cozy. However, as the faster moving planet, Venus is also the trigger for the next layer of changes that Pluto and Uranus have lined up. Yes, this is about the Uranus/Pluto square (even though it's stretched out at the moment).
Venus themes (love, money, self-esteem) are security-based in Cancer. When she encounters Pluto and Uranus, you may feel fearful, needy, out of control or suffocated. Your response may be to hang on tightly to something, or thrash against the suffocating hug. However you respond, know that it's a symptom of the bigger Uranus/Pluto agenda; detaching from the past and creating a new foundation. Alternatively, someone close to you may react strangely/obsessively.
These energies do not reward compulsive wanting (although Pluto can trigger intensified desires). The deeper the desire, the more it will benefit you to let go. That doesn't sound fair, but Uranus/Pluto are not about fair. They're about evolution and liberation. If you have the urge to take a risk or push for something that you must have (romantically or professionally), that's ok. Sometimes these influences can bust you out of a rut. Just know that in the current, push-for-more atmosphere (the Mars/Jupiter square launched by yesterday's New Moon is building) it will be easy to push too far, too fast.
Fortunately, there's a reassuring Grand Water Trine (from July 28th to August 1st) involving Venus in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio and Chiron Rx in Pisces (at 16-17 degrees). There's your support when things get hairy. If you feel pushed, panicked or unsure, you can always fall back on Saturn and Chiron; stick with what's been developed so far. This could be anything from a goal to a boundary or even a limit (you know you can't venture into ____ so just back away). Chiron's influence suggests healing in progress. Did it hurt before? Don't do it again. Are you recovering now? Keep moving in that direction. Is there someone who has your back, no matter what? Stick with them.
I'll write about the Mars/Jupiter square (and Mercury in Leo's influence) tomorrow, but check this week's horoscopes for a guide on how all these combined influences might impact your sign.
If you have natal/progressed planets, angles or Nodes from:
- 10-19 degrees of the Cardinal signs you'll feel Venus' hits to Uranus/Pluto
- 14-19 degrees of the Water signs, you'll feel the trine