If the planet Venus is in the sign Cancer then your most dominant need in love is emotional security. You are tender and sensitive in matters of romance and sex. You need to be nurtured and most easily express love for another by nurturing beyond a lover's wild expectations. This could lead to co- dependent relationships where you end up getting hurt, especially if you confuse love with smothering which you sometimes do. Venus in Cancer is timid when dealing with romantic pursuits. You much prefer to prove to a potential lover how you can feed their heart and soul rather than be bold and direct in sexual matters. Feelings must be genuine and if hurt in love having Venus in Cancer is likely to shield you from opening your heart for quite some time.
Venus in Cancer for Women
Venus in Cancer is the most intuitive sign of the zodiac. They have no problem knowing what a partner is feeling and figuring out who they are. This makes Venus in Cancer the most caring and nurturing of all signs. These are traits that are flattering but can also be scary to some who are not used to this type of treatment. They crave safety and comfort in a relationship. Having complete honesty from a partner is important as this is one of the traits that attract a Venus in Cancer.
Cancer women tend to be extremely feminine and go light on the makeup. Venus in Cancer is quite emotional and needy. Crying is something that comes naturally to a Venus in Cancer and this is sometimes used to manipulate and get their way. This can have a huge effect on partnerships if one can't deal with the constant emotions or deal with being manipulated every time there is a disagreement.
Crying aside, Venus in Cancer is the life of the party and is very playful and childlike in partnerships. This makes the relationship fun and exciting but it can have some drawbacks if Venus in Cancer loves life too much to where they can have a substance abuse problem.
When it comes to relationships, Venus in Cancer is one of the most loyal of the signs. The Venus in Cancer woman is a romantic who, when in love, falls hard. Heartbreaks can be completely devastating. Dating a Venus in Cancer woman requires taking the focus off the circumstances and putting it into the date. Movies, dinners, or concerts are great ideas for getting the Venus in Cancer to get used to being with the other person. This will get them to open up over time. Making a Venus in Cancer laugh will also form an attraction. Ideally, Venus in Cancer women desires a partner that is dependable and loving.
Venus in Cancer for Men
The Venus in Cancer man tends to be the type that seeks to "replace" their mothers with their partner. They are usually very close to their families, especially their mothers. A family will be an important figure in a Venus in Cancer's life, and a partner who holds similar values will be ideal. Watching sports, fishing, drinking beer after a day of work are just some of the activities that a Venus in Cancer man may like to partake in.
Trying new things is not something the Venus in Cancer man is interested in. They will stick to what is known to be fun and not deviate from that. Venus in Cancer men will not readily agree to a relationship. They prefer to build trust and a bond slowly, ensuring the partner is the right one. Since Venus in Cancer has a sensitive nature, trust is not something that comes easily and will be needed to work on. Venus in Cancer men tends to prefer women that are soft-spoken, warm, and sweet.
Stereotypically feminine women are the ones that will attract them the most. Showing a need to be protected is something that will draw them even more in. Those who are into flashy clothes or wear a lot of makeup aren't desired. Venus in Cancer men desire partners who can be as loyal and faithful as they are. Women that are cocky, aggressive, and loud are a major turn off for the Venus in Cancer. Being there when they need you most will grow the attraction between these partners.
Venus in Cancer men can be possessive and jealous when time away from each other is spent. On that same token, they can be very protective. Instead of expressing those feelings outright or aggressively, they will hold back and keep it locked down until the partner figures out what's wrong. Family values are important to Venus in Cancer so those that are looking to have a family and children are ideal partners.