There's a lot of love in the air today, courtesy of the nurturing Cancer Moon. It's an ideal Saturday for just hanging out with family and loved ones, but there are hints here that a new family member can be welcomed - perhaps a new in-law, a new pet or even a new baby is on the scene. It's a cause for joy, anyway, and the family unit will quickly expand to embrace the newcomer, especially if he or she is a Cancer, Capricorn, Libra or Aries. Looking ahead, Mercury turns direct on Wednesday, exposing power struggles and manipulations which have been going on behind the scenes.
What seems like protection to you could feel like suffocation to someone else. As the Cancer Moon squares up to Mars, be careful that your desire to look after someone doesn't take away their own freedom and independence. For the water signs, Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio, it's very difficult to let someone go - but if you do, you'll find that you can grow ever closer in this new freedom. Looking ahead, take care on Thursday to build up and support friends and loved ones, instead of dragging them down with criticism.
An intense energy shift takes place today as Mars moves into Scorpio. For Scorpio, Cancer and Pisces, emotions will be very close the surface - as will temper! For all of us, this sign change signals new levels of drive and determination, but there's a darker edge too. We can expect an increase in jealousy and manipulative tendencies for the next couple of weeks - forewarned is forearmed! Looking ahead, Friday is a good day for frank talking, as the Sun moves into no-nonsense Sagittarius.