Hobbies Astrology Venus in Cancer: Love Signs and Traits Share PINTEREST Email Print i love images / Getty Images Astrology Love & Compatibility Basics 12 Signs of the Zodiac Trends & Horoscopes The Sun & Sun Signs The Moon & Moon Signs The Houses By Molly Hall Molly Hall is an astrologer, tarot reader, and author of "Astrology: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Zodiac." our editorial process Molly Hall Updated September 11, 2018 Venus in Cancer guys and gals go off the deep end in love, until they've been hurt. Then they're super self-protective and wary of real trust. Venus is valued, and with Cancer, that means valuing the emotional bond that's been created. This Venus goes against their own nature when they pretend to be casual about sex and love. Cancer in love has a tough outer shell, but underneath is a sensitive soul. The love compatibility for those with Venus in Cancer revolves around how safe they feel. They need safe spaces for their Feels. They are sentimental and will hold on to a lost love for years and years You can discover if Cancer is your Venus sign by consulting your birth chart. If so, you come across as caring, emotionally perceptive and a good listener. You have a sentimental heart, and like to nurture your friends and partner. You are at your best when you feel safe because that is when your personality unfolds into its fullest expression. At home, you like to create a cozy, intimate atmosphere where all your loved ones feel welcome. Quality and Element Your Venus is an active initiator as a Cardinal sign. Venus Cancer is Water, making you an imaginative lover, with a big yearning for real intimacy. In Love and Romance Your vulnerable heart makes you cautious in love, and you're not one to rush into romance. That sensitivity is your strength, but it needs protection since you suffer big time when you're hurt. Some people with Venus in Cancer have boundary issues, especially if they had a rough time growing up. Some might even be promiscuous, looking for the love they desperately need, and in the wrong places. You're tuned into what is unspoken, and can be thrown by the psychic turbulence of others. You need time to get to know someone and develop a sense of trust. It's easy for you to take offense, and the slightest hint of rejection makes you retreat into your shell. However, the right person makes you feel safe and secure. Friendship Style You're able to create a family feeling among your friends. You might come up with traditions to look forward to every year. You enjoy coming up with thoughtful gifts for birthdays and holidays. But you can harbor resentment that others sense, but don't know how to deal with. You're a loyal friend that likes to stay in touch, even if you move away. You know how to make friends feel nurtured and cared for, and like others to do the same for you. Sometimes you hold on to hurt feelings, and actively start to enact revenge on the person who hurt you, without saying it directly. You are impressionable and can pick up the mood of the person you're with. A dark character could sense your vulnerability and also play on your empathic nature. Creative Expression Your vivid imagination could lead you into any of the Arts. Your work can have an emotionally healing aspect, or celebrate relationship bonds. Your creativity comes through nurturing, such as being a parent, entertaining, gardening, decorating your home, etc. The Big Attraction You come across as someone with a big heart. You're wise in an unspoken way and cast an enveloping warmth. You know when to say and do things to make people feel understood at a deep level. You're sensual, once there is trust, and very affectionate. Look at Venus Cancer with other Zodiac signs to see which match best. Winning Your Heart With Venus in Cancer, you'll warm up to someone that doesn't approach you too directly. You may seem aloof at the outset of a relationship, but you're taking everything in, observing. You'll appreciate those that put love and care into something, like preparing a candlelight dinner. You want to know where you stand with someone and need a high level of sincerity. A well-timed show of vulnerability signals to you that it's okay to let down your guard, too. You want to feel deeply cared about, and considered worthy of commitment. You'll shy away from those with a lot of inner demons, especially if they're below the person's own radar.