Water-Bearers start the week ready to chatter, call up friends and get on the internet. On the 26th, there's a New Moon in domesticated Taurus, your 4th solar house. The next two weeks will see a greater dedication to your home environment and building on family relationships. This is a good time to assess your unconscious drives, and how traditional family values are important to you. Early childhood training and family traditions resurface, some of which you may have to let go of and take a new direction with your own ideas. Be open to change, taking on a different outlook and letting go of the past, including items and possessions that are no longer of value. Attend to necessary home repairs and redecorating. Make your surroundings comfortable and let go of those insecurities that are no longer valid. Your inner child needs releasing, so do it now.
Thanks to Mercury retrograde in your 3rd solar house, watch out for disagreements, saying the wrong thing at the wrong time and arguing with the neighbours. You may have to resolve miscommunication issues from the 27th to the 30th. Make sure you have a warranty, particularly on recently purchased goods. Venus re-enters your 3rd house, a perfect opportunity to use your charm, express your feelings and settle differences.
The North Node retrograding into Leo, your 7th house of significant relationships, and the South Node into Aquarius for the next 18 months or so awakens karmic lessons that affect intimate relationships, partnerships and open opponents, along with your personal self-image and general appearance. The nodes are associated with giving and receiving, commitment and reward, not always of your own making. The lesson of your serious relationships are ultimately making them work and learning the ins and outs of being together and cooperating. Although you may agree on the goal of equality, agreeing on what actually comprises it can be a challenge and sometimes a conflict. The rewards are well worth the effort.
Karmic lessons can be learnt from identifying your self-worth too, which may present challenges within relationships and partnerships. Find your own singular vibration without the continual dependence and desire to please others. Although it may be difficult, it will help you grow as an individual taking control and leadership. The plan is to balance your needs with those of others in your life without sacrificing your own identity, thereby gaining happiness.