Now that messenger Mercury is floating in the waters of Cancer, the connections you make with others will thrive according to how finely tuned your antenna is. Feelings and comfort are more important than dry data when Mercury transits this famously sensitive zone. Trampling on toes and underestimating the depth of another’s heart will not get you closer to that certain someone who’s captured your eye.
Cancer comes with its own unique set of paradoxes. It’s a rather shy zodiac sign, and yet it’s also cardinal—meaning that, in spite of its initial trepidation, Cancer is one of those signs that is self-propelled into action. So, how are you supposed to know whether to be direct or beat around the bush?
Keep that in mind while Mercury energizes this sign. Know what you want to say, but don’t blurt it all out in one go. Drop a hint; see what happens. Throw up another trial balloon; see if it floats with permission to keep going or if it lands with an indifferent thud. Step out, then retreat; repeat as necessary. Once the object of your admiration is comfortable and you’ve earned their trust, you can get a little looser with those lips.
If you’re trying to score a great date night, think intimate. Because Cancer is connected to hearth and home, house parties rule as opposed to dining out. Bringing a hostess gift that’s comprised of something you cooked or baked is a lovely way to honor the vibes of Mercury in Cancer.
And step into the moonlight when you see it; the Moon rules Cancer—and it’s a powerful visual reminder of how connected we all are, regardless of where we call home.