The Cancer Sun makes a sextile to Jupiter in Virgo, at 18 degrees. Optimism is fuelled by what's familiar, and growth is based on existing security. This is an expansive influence, but it's about more of what you know and cherish: quality, comfort, health. Creating a good life by nurturing what's in front of you.
Mercury in Cancer trines Mars in Scorpio, at 23 degrees. Communication is emotional and assertive. This suggests a flood of passionate words - saying what must be said, but with no (or minimal) sharp edges. Excellent for discussions where honesty and compassion are required. This aspect is part of the Grand Water Trine.
Venus in Cancer squares Ceres in Aries, at 28 degrees. Love can be smothering, if nurturing is overdone. Or, the birth of a new impulse can challenge a relationship. Independence triggers insecurity, but the dynamic is specifically parent/child based (even if parents are not directly involved). Too, this square can stir up doubts about your ability to nurture something/someone new (a child, project or lover). The mini crisis of the square (and the momentum of the Cardinal signs) urges forward movement. You can do it - just step forward.