Astro Alert: Venus Enters Cancer•
Posted on August 17 2020
Venus In Cancer: August 7- September 6
Mercury isn’t the only planet that is shifting gears this month. After an extended transit through Gemini, where she’s been moving forward and backward since April, beauty-loving Venus enters the homely sign of Cancer. Since April, the focus in our relationships has been on friendly banter, mutual learning, and fun, all in the context of revising our most important connections and the way we communicate with others and with ourselves. In the following month, Venus takes our relationships to the next level by deepening emotions, encouraging vulnerability, and supporting deep conversations. With Venus in Cancer, emotions and needs come first, so we’re likely to feel more sensitive, but also more nurturing with close ones in the following month.
Expressing our needs, setting boundaries, and taking care of our inner child will allow us to show up in a more empathetic, loving way with those around us as well. What makes you feel cozy, safe, and nurtured? How can you provide these things to yourself and also ask for them in your closest relationships? In August, we’ll prefer to spend time with family or with our circle of close friends instead of looking for new connections. We could notice a focus on tradition, community, and femininity as we’re supported to come together and to honor our sensitive side.
On the 18th, it’s a great time to meet with your tribe or to do something out of the ordinary with friends or family. Around the 25th, it’s good to stay mindful if you tend to give too much in your close relationships. A person who seems to be very different from you could have something to teach you about setting boundaries. Around the 27th, we’ll be wearing our rose-colored glasses to escape reality with a healthy dose of fantasy and romance (the same rules about setting boundaries applies), while the 30th could bring up old relationship wounds that need a little processing before we can move on