Venus in Cancer

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Venus in Cancer

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Nurturing, Affectionate, Sensitive, Emotional, Family-Oriented, Traditional, Intuitive, Romantic, Possessive, Clannish

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The Basics

Venus is all about your style of expressing love and your attitude towards money, things of value, and art.  

Cancer symbolizes emotional depth, intuition, sensitivity, safety, tradition, and a strong connection to home and family.

You are sensitive, sentimental, gentle, and romantic, and your feelings are deeply attached to your family, old friends, familiar places, and the past. Remembering and celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, family rituals, and other days of personal significance is very important to you.

Your affectionate nature is grounded in taking care of others, especially your family. Your urge to nurture probably has much to do with your connection with your mother. You express your love through acts of service and providing emotional support, and are drawn to partners who have a strong connection to traditions, their family or home. Your romantic relationships are often deeply emotional and intimately connected, and you tend to value long-term commitments and building a family together.

You seek caring, emotional support, and security in love affairs as you can be changeable and inconstant in matters of emotion. 

You're a romantic at heart and enjoy expressing your love through thoughtful gestures and emotional vulnerability. You may be drawn to partners who share your sensitivity and emotional depth, and are willing to invest in deep emotional bonds. However, your possessiveness and need for security can sometimes create tension in your relationships, as you tend to hold onto people and things tightly.

You desire peace and harmony in your home environment because you are easily affected by others' moods and emotions. You have a strong emotional intelligence and can pick up on subtle cues and nuances in your relationships, but you can also be easily hurt by unintended slights. 

Feeling insecure or unloved or unnurtured may lead you to eat too much and thus gain weight. Your desire for rich or sweet food may contribute to the problem.

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Dating Venus in Cancer:

A Venus in Cancer person appreciates intimacy, emotional connection, and a snuggly, safe, and predictable environment. Plan a date that involves spending time at home or in a cozy, private space. Cooking a meal together or sharing a favorite comfort food can help create a sense of closeness and comfort.

Show them that you value and appreciate their emotional depth by sharing your own vulnerabilities and listening actively to their thoughts and feelings. Create a warm, inviting atmosphere and make them feel safe to be themselves. Make sure to show your love through small, thoughtful gestures and words of affirmation.

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Venus in Cancer & Money:

You are the "hoarder" of the Zodiac and are usually quite frugal though you enjoy spending money on your home, family and friends. You invest in or preserve items that have emotional significance or hold sentimental value, such as family heirlooms or antiques. You may also be drawn to careers that involve caring for others, such as nursing or social work, as these professions align with your nurturing nature.



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Your preference for Art:

If your Venus is in Cancer, you're drawn to art that evokes strong emotions and has a sentimental or nostalgic quality.

You may be drawn to art that reflects your cultural or familial heritage, or that tells a story of personal significance.

Artworks that depict serene, cozy scenes, or those that evoke strong emotions might be particularly appealing. You might prefer traditional art styles, valuing pieces that demonstrate a sense of history and timelessness.

Here are a few artists whose works might align with your Venus in Cancer tastes:

  1. Mary Cassatt - An American painter and printmaker, Cassatt is known for her paintings of social and private lives of women, with a particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children. Her focus on domesticity and maternal love may resonate with your Cancerian sensibilities.

  2. John Everett Millais - An English painter and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Millais' works often focused on themes of love, family, and death, which might appeal to your emotional and sentimental tastes.

  3. Andrew Wyeth - A visual artist primarily classified as a realist, Wyeth's works often depicted the people and landscapes of his native rural Pennsylvania and coastal Maine. His exploration of home and nature might align well with your love for comfort, family, and the natural world.

  4. Katsushika Hokusai - A Japanese artist from the Edo period known for his woodblock print series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, which includes the iconic print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Hokusai's use of water and nature in his works might captivate your Cancerian affinity for water and natural scenes.

  5. Norman Rockwell - An American author, painter, and illustrator, Rockwell is most famous for his cover illustrations of everyday life situations for The Saturday Evening Post magazine. His work reflects a sentimental and humorous depiction of American life that may resonate with your Venus in Cancer preferences.

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Ben has practiced Astrology for over 35 years and is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) Practitioner. Ben holds 11 patents for the core functions that all dating sites now use today.  See Ben's Bio for more info.