Let's pretend you're baking a cake. While it's cooking, it makes sense to get started on the icing. But you become so engrossed with that, you forget about the cake, and it burns. The moral of this analogy? Be careful about applying what you believe to be logical effort elsewhere when something here and now needs attention above what you think is necessary!
Mercury's departure from Cancer today not only ends all planetary activity in your sign but brings you to a point when, five days after your birthday month ended you can commit to your new solar year, the future and the journey ahead. Mercury stayed on for an additional five days after the Sun left Cancer, giving you time to get your head around the journey ahead. Meanwhile, Mercury's return to your income sector will give you a smart head for money as you move into some critical days across the income, work and career fronts.