The gloves are off, Cancer, and it’s time to keep it real. Monday’s quarter moon in Pisces lights up your no holds barred ninth house and you can no longer sweep matters under the rug. That said, you don’t have to burst out of your shell, guns a-blazing. Your truth may not be someone else’s reality. Don’t approach conversations as if you have the final word on matters. Speak in “I language” instead of the accusatory “you.” For example, “I feel as if I’m carrying more than my fair share of the load” will yield more constructive results than, “You’re always dumping your work on me!” After all, it takes two to tango, and your nurturing nature can get you in a jam, turning you into an “overfunctioner” while others let go of the wheel. It’s tough to watch your loved ones struggle, but this week, it’s smarter to pull back and sit with your own anxiousness than to rush in for the save. As you’ll swiftly see, allowing people to work out their own problems gives them major opportunities for growth. Sweet relief! You don’t have to make it all better for everyone. Have you been spinning your wheels at work? The quarter moon tows you out of that ditch by turning your attention to the big picture. Rather than race around without a plan, pause and outline your bigger goals. Find ways to delegate some of these duties, even if that means outsourcing and possibly paying for a few hours of help here and there. Regaining perspective may require some fresh scenery. If possible, slip off for a day trip this week. At the very least, make a point of traveling different routes to work or eschewing “the usual places” for new and unexplored haunts. Exercise can hit the refresh button on your thought processes too, especially in the great outdoors. Strap on the skis, hop on a snowboard or just bundle up for a brisk walk in the pine-scented air. Lucky Jupiter and taskmaster Saturn are working in harmony this week too, bringing a new attitude towards love and romance: If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again. No matter how hurtful, every “failed” relationship helps you deepen self-knowledge and refine your search criteria. If you can’t get a certain someone out of your head, make a list of the qualities you miss and yearn for. These are worth immortalizing since they do turn you on. But instead of summoning a player back into your world, seek these traits in a new candidate; someone who also brings the essentials your ex was lacking. If you’re in a relationship, the Jupiter-Saturn trine (60 degree angle) gives you the courage to bring up touchy topics and discuss them with creativity AND a clear head. From babymaking to cohabitating to a cross-country move, don’t be afraid to broach important issues, Cancer. If they matter to you, they are worth negotiating. Hotheaded Mars spends its first full week in Libra and your home and family sector. If tension’s been brewing with a female relative (or a girlfriend who feels like family), it could hit the tipping point this week. This explosion was bound to happen sooner or later (sigh). Getting feelings out into the open might be messy at first, but at least honesty will be restored to these relationships. Have you gotten stuck playing peacemaker for your fam? Haul yourself out of the middle, STAT. It’s not your job to make everyone get along, Cancer; in fact, by preventing a crisis you might be provoking it. Just focus on your connection with the people closest to you instead of getting swept into dramatic triangles. If you’re in the market for a move or gearing up for home renovations, Mars fuels your motivation. Zipping around with a realtor or calling in quotes from contractors could consume you this week. This should also be invigorating since having your house feel like a home is everything to your domestic sign.