What’s worked for you in the past may not work for you now. You’re also faced with a different set of circumstances. Don’t worry — you’ll find a new comfort zone soon enough. In the meantime, you’ve some serious adjusting to do. Projects may be hampered. Someone’s timing is off, or you feel others are stifling your freedom or deliberately delaying your progress. Nonetheless you can still maintain focus. For now, short-term projects are more likely to attract your interest Your ruling planet, Mercury, is behaving badly. Mercury rules siblings, contracts, cars, technology and travel, so take care — confusion may surround these areas until September 21. There are no prizes for discovering that you don’t think or feel the same way others do. Most people are used to this, so they should know better than to force your hand. This is specially the case now, when you’re more inspired than ever. Go on, Cancer — live the dream. If it suddenly seems like the fates have it out for you, that’s not so. It’s just a mischievous Mercury playing up. Mercury is definitely playing pranks, but during these next weeks all the upended plans, tangles and scrapes will right themselves. This week, double check dates, times and addresses. A retrograde Mercury can cause almost anything to go haywire now. Travel can also be subject to delay. Don’t enrol in courses, and don’t buy anything electronic or mechanical. Mercury turns retrograde this week, and all manner of irritating delays set in. Use the time to go through old papers, tidy up correspondence, complete projects and other unfinished business. Computers may experience crashes or failures. This week, Mercury persuades you to slow down and pay attention to what’s going on around you. You need to reflect on what you’re trying to accomplish, while ensuring your next steps are the best ones to take. If plans go awry, your mission is to simply step back, take a deep It’s a good thing your energy levels are in for a top-up this week, as Mercury keeps you busy. Just don’t be surprised if some outcomes are different from those planned. Love at first sight isn’t out of the question either. Your popularity this week should go a long way towards advancing professional ambitions. Maybe not so fast off the blocks is a love interest, but you’ve plenty of other matters to attend to. A family member or pet may need some extra care. With Mercury in retrograde motion, be careful what you wish for, as making choices could be confusing now. To avoid negative fallout, shop at stores with a good returns policy and avoid making promises or commitments. Wait a few weeks before making major purchases. The Sun promises more cash, but a retrograde Mercury causes delays or financial backtracking. Reduce debt and cut expenses. Do this, and you’ll soon transform potential losses into considerable gains. There’s also a romantic detour.