Venus enters Cancer (the sign of the mother and child) on May 7th. Money, relationships and self-esteem will be emotional and security-driven. Venus in Cancer needs to feel loved, and to feel loved she must feel secure, and she must feel needed by others. It's a cozy cycle that (ideally) goes both ways (nurturing given and received). Insecurity, destabilization and being ignored are major turnoffs. Dependency/codependency, and parent/child issues will take centre stage. Cancer is also a Cardinal sign, which means Venus will be pushed to initiate. She's indirectly assertive in this sign; she won't wave a flag saying she's interested, but if she wants something, she'll be motivated to attract it. Cancer is not passive. It can be dependent and moody, but it's not passive.
This transit can unlock a warm rush of attraction and/or neediness in the Cancer area of your chart. If there's something you want, but you're not sure what to do about it, this transit can also make you feel incredibly restless. That's a sign that your Cancer is agitating for satisfaction (like a child who's hungry).
Venus will be confronted with a tense inconjunct to Saturn Rx (at 2 degrees Sagittarius) from May 7th to May 10th. This will be a brief influence, but it may pinch some people hard enough to leave a bruise (Cancer is ultra sensitive). This aspect will hi-light what you're lacking, or where you feel most insecure. As always with an inconjunct, the key is adjustment; work both sides. Don't deny what you need/want, but accept that you may not get it (due to Saturn's restrictions). You'll have to take responsibility for what you're missing, and if necessary, provide it yourself. Note that Saturn Rx will be inconjuncted by Mercury in Gemini (at 3 deg) from April 30th to May 3rd. The early degrees of Sagittarius (from 0 to 4 degrees) are being challenged, so take note if you have anything there.
A brief Yod will be formed from (roughly) 9:04 PM to 11:04 PM EDT on May 9th, as the Moon in Aquarius inconjuncts Venus and sextiles Saturn. This will make Venus the release point. Despite the need for detachment (Moon in Aquarius) and adherence to limits (Saturn) that pressing need/want will have to be honoured (in a controlled, detached manner). No one said Yods were easy.
If you have anything from 0 to 3 degrees Aquarius, Cancer, Sagittarius or Capricorn, you'll feel this Yod.
As Venus moves through Cancer in your chart, consider if you're acting like a child or parent:
- Are you nurturing yourself, or waiting for someone else to take care of you?
- Does your current situation (be it personal or professional) nurture you, or leave you malnourished?
- Does your current situation make you feel safe, or helpless?
- How do you care for yourself when you're feeling insecure?
- Does your love for others come with strings attached?
Here are the aspects Venus in Cancer will be making:
- May 10th: inconjunct Saturn Rx in Sag at 2 deg
- May 16th: square the North Node in Libra, trine Neptune in Pisces (9 deg)
- May 21st: opposes Pluto Rx at 15 deg Capricorn
- May 25th: square Uranus at 19 deg Aries
- May 27th: trine Chiron at 21 deg Pisces
- June 5th: enters Leo