Venus in Cancer
Lord of Love
Chokmah (2) + Briah (Water/Cups)
Keywords: love, relationships, bond, happiness, sociality, joy, balance,
Venus is happy in Cancer, with Cancer representing loyalty, love, romance and family, with Venus representing the feminine element of love. This card is all about love.
In the Waite-Smith deck, the person on the right looks to be wearing a frock similar to the Fool, suggesting this card is where the Fool falls in Love on their journey and finds perfect balance between their femininity and masculinity.
This card represents the number 2, Chokmah, the sphere of Wisdom, and being in the Cups Suites, is positioned in the realm of Briah, the watery realm of manifestation.
In the Major Arcana, Venus is represented by the Empress, the powerful Mother figure of the Tarot.
Cancer itself represents the Chariot, cardinal water, which is the idea of the crab carrying her home everywhere she goes. Cancer is ruled by Luna.
“The Two always represents the Word and the Will. It is the first manifestation. Therefore, in the suit of Water, it must refer to love, which recovers unity from dividuality by mutual annihilation.” (Book of Thoth)
Venus in Cancer represents the pure manifestation of Love. It is the perfect balance and negation of the gender binary, the active and the passive, becoming the same winged egg (Zero) in the Magus. Venus is romanticism made sensate in the moving home that is the shell of Cancer, the crab, the doubly articulated creature of manifestation.
The watery depths of the Cups find their Divine Form in the Two, which is itself the Sphere of Wisdom.
If you see this card, look within yourself for the self-love that only comes from proper and gentle balance between all aspects of your psyche. Give in to Love.