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Details of Renaissance Paintings by Andy Warhol (source: MutualArt)

Venus moves into Cancer this morning where I live.

The planet has been in Gemini since the beginning of April. While it’s been transiting that sign, I’ve been trying to allow myself to be more spontaneous while taking advantage of the freedom that being temporarily unemployed allows me. As I’ve mentioned a million times before on this blog, I can be a slave to routine. It’s easier for someone like me (a Capricorn with Venus as the ruler of my Libra ascendant) to break free from a routine when Venus is speeding through the sign of Gemini.

However, Venus’ retrograde phase in that sign means that the planet has been there for about as long as it can be in a single sign. Now I feel as if I need to welcome a change from all the changes I’ve recently embraced, reconsidered, and embraced again. I wouldn’t mind getting back into a routine, and I wouldn’t mind getting more invested in one subject in particular — I don’t care which one it is! The fickleness of Venus in Gemini has made me remarkably indecisive over the past several weeks. Every second post on this blog is a cry to the universe to tell me which way to go.

Venus in Cancer should help me to find some direction and to get back into a routine that is essentially productive. While in the sign of the crab, the planet also will conjoin my midheaven and enter my tenth house. As a Capricorn, tenth house transits mostly bring out the best in me.

“Cafe Astrology” describes the transit of Venus through Cancer as follows:

“In Cancer, Venus is nurturing, protective and self-protective, cautious, and fertile. We experience many emotional ups and downs in love under this influence due to increased sensitivity and impressionability. We are tender, romantic, and attached. Cancer love is dedicated, warm, and devoted. We show our love through our devotion, care, and concern. We are affectionate and cuddly, and are at our best when we feel safe and secure.”

While I don’t really expect all the warm fuzzies predicted in that passage to suddenly transform the way I’m feeling, I do expect to become a little more secure with my penchant for developing a productive routine in my own little world during this four-week transit. To be honest, I’m looking forward to feeling as if I don’t want to run screaming from my home every ten minutes. That’s been an ongoing theme during this lockdown, and thankfully the weather has allowed me to do exactly that when I’ve felt it was necessary. Still, it might be nice to feel like I can sit at this computer writing for an hour or two without losing my mind. I miss that.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a clock to watch. I can’t wait to see how this turns out!

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