Differences in style and tastes, and especially in beliefs, between you and others can glare or disrupt things today, dear Cancer, as Mercury and Pluto form a square.

There can be power plays going on in your close relationships, and a stand-off on an issue is possible. Respect for other points of view is vital now, but this has to go two ways, and you can’t control what others are dishing out.

There can be an issue that takes over your thoughts to the point that you’re completely distracted from what truly needs your attention. However, frustrations can easily be turned around, and in fact, lead to improvements in your relationships as the day advances and Mercury forms a trine to Jupiter.

Practical thinking gets a nice boost. Work and career matters can thrive with your positive attitude. Ideas and methods for work, business, and health are in top shape. You are equipped to solve problems whether through your ideas or others’ input.

Wisdom arrives in an unexpected form today, perhaps in the words of a dear child or the loyalty of a favorite pet. On an essential level, transformation is triggered when a defensive wall drops, even temporarily. Change your attitude, change your world.

Once a fear or insecurity that’s creating an obstacle to progress is identified, you’re well on your way to metamorphosis. In your heart and soul, you know full well that you would look awesome with butterfly wings. Sometimes, play is serious business.

The final two weeks of a nearly two year Mars cycle will force you to play a balancing act. This is a time for conserving your energy, recharging your batteries and taking time out to hear yourself think.

Yet this comes right in the middle of some of the most important weeks of the first half of this professional year. Yet it is an alignment between job and career forces that the Moon has access to today, that might provide the answer.

With your professional instincts and imagination fuelled, the Moon is getting a read on Jupiter’s new retrograde phase on the work front and on his call to slow down.

Today’s Quote: “Surround yourself with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.”

Lucky Numbers: 9, 14, 32, 40, 43, 48

Daily Compatibility: Scorpio

Creativity: Good

Love: Good

Business: Good