Venus entered the sign of Cancer on Saturday (May 19th), and she'll remain in the sign until June 13th.
In the sign of the crab, Venus typically shows her more traditional side - the Goddess of Love's time in Cancer roughly corresponds to June weddings. Beyond nuptials, it's also a time for socializing with the clan: family picnics, local festivals, barbecues with friends (you can grill vegetables!).
Yet this year, no soon did Venus enter Cancer than she made a harmonious aspect to Uranus, who's newly in Taurus. It's as if tradition is respected, but changed in some novel way - like a new twist on a treasured family recipe. Since this sets the tone for Venus in Cancer, it makes sense that socializing and romance over the next few weeks may not be as conservative as we might expect.
Venus will be quite busy as she moves through Cancer. An opposition to Saturn on May 26th could signal a time to 'get serious or go home' in relationships. Commitments are made, or not, at this hinge point when we question whether there is a solid foundation to build upon.
From May 31st to June 2nd, Venus knits together a flowing grand trine with Jupiter and Neptune. This period is likely to have us feeling emotional, as we release more challenging feelings and allow ourselves to move towards situations that are more rewarding.
On June 5th, Venus is challenged by an opposition to Pluto. Our personal inclinations and feelings may be put to the test as others - partners, work situations, or societal mores - try to control and restrict (of course, it could be you that tries to control and restrict someone else). The message at this time might be 'we're not doing things the same old way', a reprise of the Venus/Uranus aspect that began this chapter in our story.