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Go for it, Crab! You're fired up to take a risk under today's fearless trine between bold Mars (in your sign) and healing Neptune in your visionary ninth house. You might be hesitant to advocate for yourself, but when it comes to a big issue you care about, that "shyness" disappears. Under this courageous and compassionate starmap, speaking from your heart can change someone's perspective, helping them to become more open-minded about an important issue. Never underestimate your power to make a difference!
Your sensitive sign has a knack for taking things personally. But are you holding yourself to the same standards of sensitivity that you demand from others? Today, mouthy Mercury in Cancer can make you pretty blunt. And with a harsh angle to truth-teller Jupiter, you could trample right over someone's tender feelings. Before you get all fired up, consider giving them the benefit of the doubt. Otherwise, you're signing up for the same harsh dressing-down that you've just dished out.
Come out, come out! You've embarked on a mission of letting people get to know the real you, and the response has been heartening. So much for your reputation of having a hard shell and being a little impenetrable: Friends appreciate your sharing personal bits of info. This new M.O. is also giving you insight into how people react to overtures of intimacy. Today's intuitive moon-Neptune opposition ramps up your empathic powers and is like a secret weapon for interpersonal—and business—relationships. Just make sure to check the facts before acting on just a hunch.
Think before you speak, Cancer. The moon in your communication zone makes you quite the Chatty Crabby today. But a perilous angle from sober Saturn in your analytical sixth house demands that you stick to the facts and choose your words with care. Avoid getting caught up in any gossipy conversations, especially if you're the one initiating them. It will be hard not to look for distractions like that, but stay focused and you can make serious headway on your tasks. Break every item into smaller steps and give yourself short breaks in between completing them. By the end of the day, you can celebrate—and treat yourself.
However busy you are today, Cancer, make time to sit down with a friend and have a heart-to-heart. You’ll deepen your connection and let that person know that they're more important than some assignment that can wait a couple hours. You’ll benefit as well: Your stress levels will drop and the bond of friendship will reinforce your highest values, reminding you what really counts. Before the end of the day, call another close friend or relative just to say you’re thinking of them.
Unresolved family dynamics could play out in a present relationship this Saturday. An incendiary square between the moon in your domestic sector and shadowy Pluto in your partnership house could cause you to project your parent issues (particularly with your mother) onto a colleague or the object of your affections. And with hotheaded Mars in Cancer joining the fray, you certainly won't mince words. Ouch! Pause before reacting, Cancer, and recognize that you're probably just having a bit of a flashback here. Assert yourself but don't make anyone's dignity a casualty in the process. On Sunday, the moon in your theatrical fifth house could fan the flames of a drama. Be constructive, Crab. You CAN channel this passionate energy into a more enjoyable outlet, like a decadent all-day date or a lively brunch with bellinis and belly laughs. Keep it positive!