Venus is in Cancer, so love is on your side

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Venus is in Cancer, so love is on your side
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Imagine being boo’ed up for the rest of the summer (or...forever????) with someone who's committed to nurturing and supporting you. If there was a special someone that crossed your mind, this is your sign to go for it—you can thank Venus shifting into Cancer for that.

Some people say that summer is absolutely not the time to be tied down, and for the past few months, while Venus has rested in the chatty sign of Gemini, many of us have been comfortable shooting our shot, exploring all our options, and being cautious around commitment. Venus in Gemini probably left your DMs flooded with potential baes to choose from, and now that Venus has shifted into emotional and sensitive Cancer, it’s likely that you can’t stop thinking about that one person who crossed your mind.

On August 7, when Venus officially moved into Cancer, the energy in the air also changed be calmer and serene. It’s time to put the work in and secure that relationship. This transit encourages us to trust our intuition and listen more closely to what our hearts desire. Cancer craves security and stability in romantic and intimate relationships, and this season asks us to open up and let love in. However, Cancer's energy can be increasingly emotional and lend itself to falling face-first in love, so it's important to pay close attention to your boundaries and notice when you’re giving too much of yourself to your partner. Cancer has a tendency to both overextend themselves and bottle up their feelings in order to keep the peace within their relationships.

While Venus rests in Cancer until September 6, keep in mind what you’re looking for in a romantic relationship. Love is on your side this season, but only if you’re willing to keep to your standards and set expectations with potential lovers. Venus in Cancer is here to help you experience a love that makes you forget about everything else. It's not the time for harping on exes...or scrubs hanging on the passenger side of their best friends’ ride

Here's what this means for you:

ARIES

An ex or two might try to make a comeback, but it’s okay to gracefully decline. You might feel the need to embrace your solitude before you can fully extend your heart and energy to others—take your time! It’s okay to get yourself right before trying to be there for someone else.

TAURUS

Whatever or whoever is on your mind, trust that you’re thinking about them for a reason. Don’t be shy or too stubborn to make the first move. If you’re in a relationship, it might be the first time you verbally confess your love for them, or you might suggest leveling up your commitment (moving in together? adopting a pup?). Great things happen when you take a risk and trust your intuition.

GEMINI

Now that Venus is out of your sign, it’s time to shift your focus to what you value and what you bring to the table in your romantic relationships. If you’re trying to woo your crush or partner(s), money won’t always win them over. Try digging deeper. Sometimes being your most vulnerable self is all that’s needed.

CANCER

Ready or not, falling in love is inevitable for you this season. Whether you're falling in love with yourself all over again, meeting someone who sweeps you off your feet, or getting even closer with your S.O., you deserve to be cherished and adored to the fullest degree. Enjoy!

LEO

You might not be in the mood for all the mushy-gushy feels, but your relationship/crush has the potential to transform and soothe your fears about commitment. Remember that love always wins.

VIRGO

It won’t be difficult for you to find a special someone right now. In fact, it's likely that a potential partner is already in your crew. Don’t stress yourself out searching for someone; they’re a lot closer than you think.

LIBRA

You've been giving all your energy to work, which has meant you haven't been abler to sustain deep connections to others. Make it a habit to turn off your email at night and connect with your crush or S.O. instead. It’ll be worth it.

SCORPIO

You’re ready to take it to the next level with your S.O./crush/situationship. Now's a great time to build up your foundation and get to know one another even better. Be sure to fully embrace the experience; don’t ruin it by thinking ahead and expecting a certain outcome. Be in the now.

SAGITTARIUS

If you’ve been feeling hotter than usual, embrace it. Get ready to have some of the best time of your life, even if it’s with yourself. Just make sure that your partner is nurturing your spirit. There’s no room for trauma bonds here.

CAPRICORN

If anyone is ready to fully commit, it’s you, Capricorn. Trust that falling in love is exactly what you need. Life isn’t all about the grind, but instead what makes you feel happy. And hey, you never know, the person you meet could also be a great connection for your business ventures.

AQUARIUS

Don’t wait around for someone to be everything to you. Instead, focus on being everything you need for yourself. Keep working on healing your mind, body, and spirit. This is how you attract the highest form of love.

PISCES

If you haven’t already met the love of your life, be ready for that special someone to sweep you off your feet. Keeping being your fun, quirky self. You are exactly what someone is manifesting—say yes, and don’t hold back.

Via Cosmopolitan US