Your essential guide to the week ahead from Citizen Femme’s resident astrologer, Zana Wilberforce.
Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and money, is about to enter sentimental Cancer on Tuesday 2 June, a placement that merges pleasure with comfort. After a few weeks of maximal living, a period of exploring new recipes and cosying up on the sofa could be back on the agenda, mixed with the occasional social extravaganza while we remain firmly fixed in Gemini territory.
December 22 – January 19
Venus entering Cancer puts you in a passionate mood this week. You could be swayed into doing something wild and spontaneous which goes against your earthy nature. If you’re in need of ideas, NoMad hotel has just opened up its first international posting right in the heart of Covent Garden.
January 20 – February 18
You’ll be seeking comfort and downtime this week when romantic Venus enters sentimental Cancer. A cosy take-away à deux couldn’t be more appealing given your recent schedule. Sample Koya’s fresh dashi broth and udon noodles from the comfort of your couch, followed by anything in the world that makes you feel truly at home.
February 19 – March 20
Your vulnerabilities take centre stage this week when Venus, the planet of love and pleasure, enters compassionate Cancer. The surrounding water energy puts you in the mood to articulate your innermost feelings, not necessarily in a verbal manner. Write poems, read literature, and check out this CF interview with author Tsitsi Dangarembga.
March 21 – April 19
You could be feeling less risky in the realm of romance this week when love planet Venus enters intuitive Cancer. Themes of security and emotional stability could crop up in unexpected circumstances. Nourish your inner world with a lonesome literary walk to harness this tender energy.
April 20 – May 20
A Venus in Cancer placement is about to bring out your sentimental side. It’s a time to confront any emotional entanglements and express your feelings freely. If there’s a certain something on your mind in the realm of romance, tune into this episode of CF’s Passport to… Weddings: Home And Abroad for some sage advice.
May 21 – June 20
When Venus enters Cancer this week, your shared finances are in the spotlight. You’re not one to face this topic head-on, which could be challenging under the influence of this prevailing transit. The act of giving is one way for you to harness this energy. Surprise a loved one with a luxury treat.
June 21 – July 22
Convivial Venus, the planet of love and pleasure, enters your sign this week, making you crave heart-to-heart chit-chats while curled up on the sofa. To set the mood for a cosy night in, look to Polkra x Katie Scott Botanical Candles – the gift-to-self that keeps on giving.
July 23 – August 22
Look out for a shift in energy this week when beautifying Venus enters intuitive Cancer. This transit asks you to nourish your home with mood-boosting items. Treat yourself to something out of the ordinary, like a Flowerbx subscription service to enliven your surroundings.
August 23 – September 22
You could be feeling more sensitive than usual this week when Venus enters sentimental Cancer. This placement asks you to explore your tender side by being emotionally exploratory. Opt for gentleness in your daily routine, starting with a pared-down skincare ritual.
September 23 – October 22
When your ruling planet, Venus, enters compassionate Cancer on 2 June, you could be feeling extra lovey-dovey. Ditch the social scene this week and explore a new recipe to harness this pleasurable placement. CF recommends Chef Bailly’s recipe for Swiss Chard Tart – a popular Provençal dish, best enjoyed as part of a late al-fresco lunch.
October 23 – November 21
Matters relating to your home life are the focal point for you this week when Venus, the planet of love and beauty, enters Cancer. To harness this transit, nurture your boudoir with bold accoutrements or tonal linens that reflect the laid-back elegance of Mediterranean living.
November 22 – December 21
Comfort and security are close to your heart this week in matters of love. Romantic Venus enters compassionate Cancer, slowing down the frenetic pace of the past few weeks. Plan an intimate tête-à-tête in the great outdoors with one of these luxury picnic hampers.