I've never understood the saying 'cruel to be kind.' If the aim is to be kind, then why not go straight to that? Why must cruelty be involved? Surely, if we want somebody to respond in a particular way, then they'll do so positively if we don't cause them to feel deflated or hurt. Believe that somebody in your world will respond in the way you want them to by feeling supported, not unsupported, or slighted.
The Moon and Mercury are both on the move today but in a way that allows them to take over from the other. The Moon is still in a playful part of your chart where it is wrapping up an eclipsing Full Moon two days ago as Mercury leaves your career sector. Yet where Mercury ends his professional focus the Moon begins its, returning to your busy work sector just a few hours later. Having delivered a reminder that life can't be all work and no play the Moon swaps sides to usher in what could be an exciting few days across the income, work and career fronts.