In this article we provide a detailed overview of Venus in Cancer as well as its impact in each of the 12 houses of the zodiac. Do you have Venus in Cancer in your horoscope? If so then this article is for you.
Venus: The Planet of Marriage, the Sensuality, and Desire
In Vedic theology, Venus is known as Shukracharya, the teacher of the godless. Ancient Romans worshiped Venus in the form of a goddess, and viewed her as the empress of desire, sex, and sensuality. The name Venus comes from the Latin word for sexual love, and it is traceable back to the Sanskrit word vāñchā, meaning longing or desire.
Venus’ day of the week is Friday, known in Latin as Veneris, or the day of Venus. In Sanskrit, Friday is known as Shukravar, or the day of Shukra.
Venus is slower than Mercury but faster than Mars. It completes a cycle of the zodiac in about seven months and 15 days, and passes through each sign in 18 days and 18 hours.
When reading a chart, Venus represents the following:
- Worldliness, sex, attachment
- Musicians, poets, and prostitutes
- The wife and other women
- Marriage, sensual pleasures, and luxury
- Dance, singing, and poetry
- Infatuation, intoxicants, and love affairs
- Prosperity, money, and vehicles
- Capacity to enjoy life, romance, and indulgence
- Jewelry, flowers, and cosmetics
LEARN MORE: The Puranas provide an advanced understanding of our universe, including descriptions of life on other planets. Check out our guide to Vedic Cosmology.
Cancer: The Sign of the Crab
Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac. In Vedic astrology, Cancer is known by the Sanskrit name karkata, or “the crab.” The sign of Cancer possesses a resilient, compassionate, and creative nature. Cancer is a sign of emotion. In an astrological chart, it indicates areas where you are sentimental and nurturing in your efforts.
Ruled by the Moon. The moon is known as the planet of the mind, emotions, and creativity. He brings a sensitive and oscillating energy to the house he inhabits.
A water sign. Cancer is perceptive, artistic, and sentimental.
A movable sign. Capricorn is fluid, spontaneous, and fond of change.
A feminine sign. Capricorn is receptive, sensitive, and empathetic.
Areas of Influence
Cancer influences its planetary lord in the following areas:
- Creativity and artistry
- Emotional expression and mental health
- Intuition and sensitivity
- Compassion and maternal instincts
Traits of Venus in Cancer
The influence of Venus in a birth chart will change depending on which house it is located in, its relative position in relation to other planets, as well as other factors. However, the following general traits are likely to be found in a native who has Venus in Cancer:
You are soft-hearted. Cancer is ruled by the Moon which is a planet of emotion and sensitivity. You have a soft heart and are naturally compassionate to others. However, you may also be extra susceptible to criticism and insults.
You’re a natural leader. You have many good qualities that cause you to stand out from the pack. Others look up to you and desire to follow your lead. You are a caring and patient person who enjoys helping others.
You are inclined toward religion and spirituality. You are not satisfied with ordinary, mundane achievements. Rather, you always look for more meaningful experiences. You are drawn to the idea of spiritual perfection.
You lead a comfortable life. You are fortunate and will have plenty of money and material comforts throughout your life. You have a positive and optimistic spirit, and you are very intelligent.
You may struggle with a chronic disease. Due to overindulgence in food, drink, and sex, you are likely suffer repeated illness. By regulating your lifestyle and accepting voluntary self-discipline, you can avoid most diseases.
Venus in Cancer in the 12 Houses
Every natal chart is unique. It is not possible to give a fully accurate reading without considering the various elements of the chart, including planetary combinations, aspects, friendships, directional strength, and more.
The traits below are general indications which will change depending on the influence of the factors listed above.
In the First House
The first house symbolizes physique and self-expression. You will have a comfortable, happy, and long life. You have a pleasant personality. You enjoy romantic pursuits, and you are liked by your peers.
In the Second House
The second house symbolizes wealth and cultural traditions. You are a talented writer and artist. You may lead an extravagant lifestyle. You eat well and have plenty of wealth. You come from a good family. You are courageous.
In the Third House
The third house symbolizes siblings, courage, and literary works. You enjoy traveling and you have a good relationship with your mother and siblings. However, in general you prefer to be on your own. Your spouse will have a strong influence over your life.
In the Fourth House
The fourth house symbolizes one’s mother, home, and basic beliefs. You own a nice house as well as many other valuable assets. You are an enthusiastic, upbeat person. You are a virtuous and charitable person, and you have good relationships with your parents and elders.
In the Fifth House
The fifth house symbolizes children, creative works, and overall success. You lead a comfortable life. You have many close friends. You are intelligent and a strong speaker, and you can do well in business.
In the Sixth House
The sixth house symbolizes debt, disease, and service. You may struggle with financial hardship and numerous bad habits. You are likely to have many acquaintances and contacts. You have good health. Your work may involve the arts.
In the Seventh House
The seventh house symbolizes the spouse, marital happiness, and sexual desire. You are fortunate and have many friends. You gain happiness and wealth from your spouse. You can do well in business partnerships.
In the Eighth House
The eighth house symbolizes death, calamities, and interest in the occult. You are likely to travel often. You take an active interest in religious and spiritual life. You are healthy and physically fit. You may work for the government.
In the Ninth House
The ninth house symbolizes religion and morality. You are a hospitable, devout, and truthful person. You have a happy family and you are surrounded by friends. You may marry a foreigner. You have a positive outlook on life, and you will earn the respect of your peers.
In the Tenth House
The tenth house symbolizes one’s father, career, and reputation. You are wealthy and will accumulate much property. You can become famous in life, and you may win various competitions. You are very intelligent, and you enjoy giving in charity.
In the Eleventh House
The eleventh house symbolizes gains, aspirations, and friendships. You will lead a comfortable and financially stable life. You may overindulge in romance and sensual pursuits. You have many friends and well-wishers in your life.
In the Twelfth House
The twelfth house symbolizes losses, misfortune, and liberation. You are very fortunate, and you like to flaunt your successes. Your spouse will have a strong influence over your life. You like to be spontaneous and eccentric. You will overcome enemies and opposition.
Learn More About Vedic Astrology
Expand your knowledge of astrology! Check out our guides to Vedic Astrology and the nine planets, known collectively in Sanskrit as the nava-graha. You can also learn about the differences between Western and Vedic astrology.
The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac