Unleash the Emojis! The Venus in Cancer Transit Makes Spring Flings Sweeter

When Venus nestles into sentimental Cancer from May 7 to June 5, you’ll want to hold hands, write love notes and hug people for at least 20 oxytocin-releasing seconds. Awww!

The most hardened hearts soften when the planet of love, beauty, relationships and pleasure slips into home-sweet-home Cancer this May 7. With Venus’s copilot, lusty Mars, riding shotgun through Crabville until May 20, home is where the heart AND the heat will be found!

What does the 2023 Venus in Cancer transit mean for my relationships?

Coupled? If you needed the incentive to serve breakfast in bed on that adorable vintage silver tray you thrifted, hello, Venus in Cancer! While you’re at it, break out the letterpress cards and your favorite set of pens and get to work on a non-digital love letter. Romantic gestures should skew sentimental if you want to hit the mark for the coming few weeks. Creating a closer connection could lead to trading keys, apartment shopping or even adding a new member to the family (pets count!).

Single? You might feel especially shy or sensitive when meeting new people between May 7 and June 5. A workaround? Let your inner circle make introductions. This doesn’t have to be obvious. Just start showing up at all the places they invite you to. The intimate vibes could help you make a genuine, heartfelt connection.

So what does Venus in Cancer have to say about your love life? Read on for our advice, by zodiac sign, for how to home in on the vibes (get it?) of the month-long Venus in Cancer transit.

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Venus in Cancer horoscopes for every zodiac sign

Aries (March 21-April 19) Venus in Cancer transit horoscope

Romantic Venus joins her dance partner Mars in Cancer and your domestic fourth on May 7, home sweet home will become a sultry place to be. Single Rams should give those wholesome, hottie-next-door types a second look between now and June 5. Coupled? Devote the next few weeks to feathering your love nest or carving out more low-key moments for bonding (privately). But don’t go MIA in that couple bubble! 

Taurus (April 20-May 20) Venus in Cancer transit horoscope

Cosmic coquette Venus cruises into Cancer on May 7, joining dance partner Mars in your communication zone—and sharpening your game! Single? You’ll be the belle of Bumble, but you could be as lucky in the flesh as you are on the dating apps. Already attached? Make playtime a priority. Stock the shared calendar with cultural activities, road trips, and record release parties, and fill the next three weeks with fun. But do leave SOME blank spaces on the calendar. 

Gemini (May 21-June 20) Venus in Cancer transit horoscope

Old-fashioned romance may become your new jam beginning May 7. For this, you can thank sensuous Venus, who joins cosmic copilot Mars in Cancer and your traditional second house. Between now and June 5, revel in courtship rituals that build anticipation and excitement. Slowing down reveals everything you need to know about the object of your affection. Hosting value-driven Venus here can bring greater respect for your money. Save up for quality purchases instead of impulse splurges. Socializing for work can translate into cold, hard cash.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) Venus in Cancer transit horoscope

Give the world a twirl as radiant Venus zips into Cancer until June 5. For the coming four weeks, you aren’t simply oozing charm from every pore, you’re a magnetic force field of passion. But as you know, Cancer, it all begins with self-love. Take yourself on regular dates, dress in ‘fits that are stylish and flattering and be the initiator in personal interactions. If someone’s been ghosting, don’t drain yourself trying to desperately “reconnect.” Instead, dive back into your personal projects. Being the fascinating figure that you are is what makes you feel the most attractive at the end of the day. 

Leo (July 23-August 22) Venus in Cancer transit horoscope

Rose-colored glasses become your favorite spring accessory starting May 7 as romantic Venus cruises into Cancer and your twelfth house of fantasy until June 5. Swooning is inescapable—especially while dance partner Mars sambas through Cancer until May 20. But don’t forget to run the vital background checks on anyone who makes it past the first Tinder date. Already attached? Spend more time in your couple bubble and disappear on a sexy getaway, even if it’s just for a night or two. But don’t go completely MIA! 

Virgo (August 23-September 22) Venus in Cancer transit horoscope

Romantic Venus cruises into your liberated eleventh house May 7 to June 5, lightening your mood in the game of love. Single Virgos might prefer to hold on to solo status, dating around and enjoying a spring fling (or three)—especially while lusty Mars is also cruising through Cancer until May 20. Accept invites from new friends over the coming month: Your future soulmate could be hanging out at an after-work soiree or weekend gathering. Attached? Incorporate your S.O. into your social life and gather a shared friend group for summer socializing.

Libra (September 23-October 22) Venus in Cancer transit horoscope

Magnetic Venus ascends into Cancer and your goal-oriented tenth house from May 7 to June 5—and joins go-getter Mars at the professional pinnacle of your chart through May 20. Nurture relationships with industry influencers and office VIPs. Thoughtful touches, such as handwritten thank-you notes or tasteful gifts, can help you earn loyalty points. Since Venus rules beauty, you may also revamp your work wardrobe. 

Scorpio (October 23-November 21) Venus in Cancer transit horoscope

You’ll put the “lust” in “wanderlust” starting May 7 as amorous Venus joins dance-partner Mars in Cancer and your global ninth house! Coupled Scorpios, book a bonding baecation, even if all you can squeeze in is two nights in a boutique hotel. Single? A festival trip or a getaway with friends could bring the bonus of a vacation romance while Venus treks through this zone until June 5. Cross-cultural relationships simmer with extra spice, so don’t rule out long-distance romance over the next four weeks. 

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) Venus in Cancer transit horoscope

Your charisma quotient is rising strong starting May 7 as love planet Venus slips into Cancer and your magnetic eighth house until June 5—and rolls alongside lusty Mars until May 20! The urge to merge will be ultra-strong but save your final rose for the keepers! Coupled Archers could take a bold step together, blending your lives—and even your assets—in more permanent ways. 

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) Venus in Cancer transit horoscope

Your self-sufficient sign gets a nudge to partner up starting May 7, as loving Venus grooves into Cancer and your house of dynamic duos. You’re a natural provider, Capricorn, but instead of giving in the material sense, try offering quality time and emotional availability. By June 5, this influence could help crack your overly dependable, “in-control” shell, allowing you to enjoy the sweet synergy of feel-good collaborations. Of course, you can’t be there for others if you’re not taking great care of yourself. 

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Venus in Cancer transit horoscope

Radiant Venus sashays into Cancer and your sixth house of wellness starting May 7. Forget the contouring cream. Your best beauty aids between now and June 5 are endorphin-pumping workouts, detoxifying salt baths and antioxidant-rich superfoods. Your commitment to self-care will pay dividends in your love life by tuning you to the frequency of healthier romantic prospects. Coupled Aquarians can cement their bonds by breaking a sweat together. 

Pisces (February 19-March 20) Venus in Cancer transit horoscope

You’ll be inspired to wear your heart (and your art) on your sleeve, your footwear, manicures and anywhere else you can stylize starting May 7. For this you can thank vivacious Venus, who’s cruising through Cancer until June 5—and sharing the love with daring Mars until May 20. While both planets fire up your glamorous fifth house, treat every day like a costume party or a potential dress-up date. Even if you don’t have dinner plans or tickets to an event, act (and dress) as if! The law of attraction could bring them your way before you know it.

What zodiac sign is your relationship?


What zodiac sign is your relationship?

Learn the secrets of the composite (blended) chart in SuperCouple, a cosmic care and feeding manual for any relationship. Written by The AstroTwins, astrologers and matchmakers for Amazon Prime Video's Cosmic Love.

A Venus in Cancer playlist

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All about Venus, the planet of romance, and the 2023 Venus transits affecting your love life.

What are the Venus in Cancer transit dates?

The dates of the Venus in Cancer transit are May 7 to June 5, 2023. Next up? Venus transits through spotlight-loving Leo from June 5 to October 8, 2023, a longer transit due to a summer retrograde.

What signs will Venus be in 2023?

Venus is the planet of love, beauty and luxury, lending its decadent energy to every zodiac sign for three to five weeks each year. Venus visits 10 zodiac signs in 2023 and has one retrograde.

Venus transits in 2023

AQUARIUS: December 9, 2022 to January 2, 2023
PISCES: January 26-February 20
ARIES: February 20-March 16
TAURUS: March 16-April 11
GEMINI: April 11-May 7
CANCER: May 7-June 5
LEO: June 5-October 8 (RETROGRADE: July 22-September 3)
VIRGO: October 8-November 8
LIBRA: November 8-December 4
SCORPIO: December 4-December 29

What’s your Venus sign?

When you were born, Venus was orbiting through a specific part of the sky—and zodiac sign. Wherever that placement was is called your Venus sign. It may be the same as your Sun sign, but not necessarily.

When you were born, Venus was orbiting through a specific part of the sky—and zodiac sign. Wherever that placement was is called your Venus sign. It may be the same as your Sun sign, but not necessarily. Use our cosmic calculator below to discover what zodiac sign and house Venus was in when you were born. To accurately determine the house, you will need to know your birth time. Then, read all about your Venus sign here.

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What does my Venus sign mean?

Venus directs your personal style, from your taste in clothes and decor to what you find visually appealing. Here’s where you’re creative, indulgent and romantic. You may have greater ease receiving gifts and support in the realms your Venus sign rules.

As the zodiac’s peacekeeping diplomat, Venus helps you negotiate compromises. Just beware the “nice disease” in the area of life your Venus placement rules. This conflict-averse planet can also make you a bit too quick to settle or accept peace at any price. You may need to strengthen your backbone a bit, so that you don’t wind up saying “maybe,” when you mean “no.”

What zodiac sign is your relationship?


What zodiac sign is your relationship?

Learn the secrets of the composite (blended) chart in SuperCouple, a cosmic care and feeding manual for any relationship. Written by The AstroTwins, astrologers and matchmakers for Amazon Prime Video's Cosmic Love.


The AstroTwins

Identical twin sisters Ophira and Tali Edut, known as The AstroTwins, are the founders of Astrostyle.com and the authors of multiple bestselling astrology books. Their horoscopes reach millions here and through their resident astrologer column at ELLE Magazine.