Venus in Cancer
Due to the Moon's stewardship of this sign, Venus here indicates an individual who tends to prefer a more personal social environment. These natives will probably prefer to stay at home and entertain rather than going out on the town. They seek emotional support and security from their relationships instead of using others to get ahead in business or for some objective outside of the home. They are very sensitive to the needs of others and can be very accomodating. There may be a tendency for overindulgence, so weight may be a problem. This is especially likely if they are somehow cut off from other people and feel alone.
In a diurnal chart, the heat of the day makes the native more socially outgoing than would otherwise be the case. According to Dorotheus, Venus is also essentially dignified here because it is in its own triplicity. The rarification causes them to be close to fewer people but have a greater number of loose affiliations. The native is less emotionally sensitive, but still aware of the needs of others.
In a nocturnal chart, the cool and moistness of night amplify the receptive nature of Venus. This individual prefers a few close personal alliances and loves to entertain at home. They also tend to be very good at interior decoration.
© 2000 Curtis Manwaring