Venus, the planet of love, art and beauty, is in the zodiac sign of Cancer from July 31st until August 26th. This means different things to different signs, but your love life, your ability to attract the one you want and the likelihood of looking your best in order to keep him … all of these possibilities are less chaotic when you study what the location of Venus in the zodiac means for your sign.
While Venus is in Cancer, look for so much of your appearance and relationship to revolve around security. Commitment issues between couples will be grounded in your feeling insecure because of your looks or your economic status.
Read for your sign below and look your best while Venus stays in the sign of the Crab!
Aries March 21 – April 19
The Pros: Venus in Cancer challenges you to look good at home. If your wardrobe matches your surroundings look at now through August 26th as the perfect time to host an impromptu barbecue for as many neighborhood hunks as you can invite.
The Cons: You might seem out of place and are stuck somewhere that clashes with both who you are and how you can look your best.
Best Colors: Brick Red and shades of rust.
Taurus April 20 – May 20
The Pros: You will be looking like someone that a guy wants to walk up and talk to, so have a casual conversation topic in mind if a looker walks your way. Your words will have the magical power of seduction while Venus is in Cancer.
The Cons: If you are a shy Bull, being a man-magnet might make you nervous and a couple of more sociable girls might move in quick to chat.
Best Colors: Sandy brown and lots of jewelry.
Gemini May 21 – June 21
The Pros: There will be a few guys looking to get closer to you, but the one who is talking about the things you want most in life is the possible soulmate catch; you should move quickly and be determined. Pin him down about his five-year plan.
The Cons: Your infamous ability to focus on more than one thing (which is men, in this case) could get you caught with Mister Distant Second Place!
Best Colors: Pearl Whites accented with Mustard Yellow.
Cancer June 22 – July 22
The Pros: Venus in your sign makes all the difference in finally getting the one on whom you have set your sights. You will know by the 26th of August whether there is hope or not. If he cannot accept you with Venus in your sign, there are plenty of men who will love you no matter where the love planet is.
The Cons: See above!
Best Colors: Wear cobalts and dark blues and thicken your mascara.
Leo July 23 – August 22
The Pros: The right time to make your move will be in September. With Venus in Cancer, the signals you send will be too ambiguous for a real catch to pick up on. Oh, a great guy might fall in your lap, but that is just the luck of the Lion!
The Cons: You could be enjoying wild summer nights with a cocktail too many and a wake up call with a total stranger!
Best Colors: Electric green or vintage paisley.
Virgo August 23 – September 22
The Pros: A lot of great social events will have you at the head of the line for the dating buffet. You can pull back and see who comes to you, unless you do spot an irresistible man-dish that looks too tasty to wait out.
The Cons: You like things simplified and organized and are likely to stick with the first cute face you find. Oh well, he will be a nice summer squeeze no matter what!
Best Colors: Pastel pinks and blues and a preppy look.
Libra September 23 – October 22
The Pros: Investigating a career opportunity with a possible passion partner will be the way to let you see what makes this man tick while you size him up before drafting him for active duty. Maybe you will get the job and he will have to come to your boot camp!
The Cons: Economic hassles are making you cranky and Venus in Cancer only brings it out more, turning off possible dating material.
Best Colors: The color of money. Seriously, green and gold.
Scorpio October 23 – November 21
The Pros: This position of Venus is great for attracting guys who are just visiting. If you are not into a long term thing this summer and want to live in the present with a hot guy, but not one that you can count on for much longer than the hot summer weather, well, this month will bring you great pleasure.
The Cons: See above!
Best Colors: A little dark purple should brighten up your predominantly black wardrobe.
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21
The Pros: This is a passionate time for you, especially if you are in a new or a re-blossoming relationship. Picking up a new partner will not be easy, but deepening a bond with an established lover will make for a wonderful August.
The Cons: A visit with the shadow side of your lover’s personality challenges you to see where the two of you could possibly disagree down the road.
Best Colors: Striped shirts with bold colors alternating with white bars.
Capricorn December 22 – January 19
The Pros: A partnership delight occurs while Venus is in Cancer. You make a great connection on a level beyond the physical. You might in fact be in a relationship over the internet that demands clarification and truth as it is getting addictive and enjoyable. You may want to surprise him with a visit.
The Cons: Are you sure he says who he is?
Best Colors: Muted yellows and denim.
Aquarius January 20 – February 18
The Pros: This is not the best planetary position to find or accelerate love for you. Use this forecast period to impress people who can help you with a career move or other professional development. Keep dating casual.
The Cons: A persistent fan may get too direct to turn down; it could complicate your love life. Be firm, distant and cold.
Best Colors: Peach or burgundy.
Pisces February 19 – March 20
The Pros: Romance could lift you off your feet while Venus is in Cancer. The zodiac gives you plenty to be excited about as a fantastic love life suddenly blooms in an otherwise uneventful summer.
The Cons: You might get too impressed too easily and be imagining what you would name all of the babies you would have with this man. Don’t let on how deep your passion is, as it might scare him.
Best Colors: Mild reds and umbers.