Jupiter in your creative sector this year (until November) has been encouraging your love of creating, sharing, and enjoying life, dear Cancer, but the Sun and Mercury in your quiet, private solar twelfth house these days draw you inside yourself or in the role of observer more often than a participant.

With two conflicting drives in play, you can feel unsure about your next step, and you might feel a drop in motivation and energy levels. However, these drives are not mutually exclusive, and you may very well learn something useful about your priorities through the dilemmas of the day.

Do watch for speaking too soon or making promises and committing to something that later holds no appeal. Be particularly sensitive to any overoptimism or exaggeration in others’ responses that can mislead you today.

Also now, Venus in your sign opposes Pluto, and a clash with someone over attachments and allegiances is possible. You’ve been getting more attention, and someone may feel a little insecure if they fear you’re drifting away. Intense feelings that emerge now can be very revealing.

Even tricky interactions can teach you a lot about yourself and your needs. This is a time for developing strategies for letting go of a tendency to over-manage an area of life you fear losing.

Relationship issues are on the front-burner today, and it’s tempting to turn the heat all the way up. However, lowering the flame can improve interpersonal dynamics by preventing an emotional meltdown.

Resist the temptation to solve a complicated struggle for control in one short conversation. Instead, strive to find common ground and common goals.

Your vision of the future will clarify as the dialogue continues. The most delicious dishes are simmered slowly, allowing the complexity of flavors to sink in.

Today’s Quote: “Surround yourself with positive people who will support you when it rains, not just when it shines.”

Lucky Numbers: 16, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28

Daily Compatibility: Virgo

Creativity: Good

Love: Fair

Business: Good