Venus in Cancer

If you have Venus in Cancer, you are quiet, shy, sensitive, sentimental, gentle, and romantic and your feelings are deeply attached to your family, old friends, familiar places and memories, and the past. Remembering and celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, family rituals, and other days of personal significance is very important to you. You seek caring, emotional support and security in love affairs. You can be changeable and inconstant in matters of feeling and emotion. You desire peace and harmony in your home environment.

You cling to those you care about like a crab that won’t let go. Carried too far, your love and concern for others may turn into a clinging, possessive, don’t-let-go type of relationship. Feelings of insecurity or feelings of being unloved or un-nurtured may lead you to eat too much and thus gain weight. Your desire for rich or sweet food may contribute to the problem. Your mother probably had/has much to do with your feelings of love and affection. You like to be needed and your personal charm, magnetism and sympathy make you a natural caretaker. You have a need to mother others.

With Venus in Cancer security is your most important need, whether through dependency in your personal relationships or on what you own. Your affections are instinctive, emotional, and subconscious. Like the crab you’re tenacious in your relationships, and have difficulty letting go when it’s time. You’re sentimental, gentle, receptive, changeable, kind, and love home, family, parents and children. If your emotional needs go unanswered, your digestive organs may eventually give you trouble. You enjoy mutual dependency and mothering each other.

Planets in Cancer