This week may feel a little contentious as it begins with the need to take a stand for what you believe in. You could find yourself dealing with expectations and attitudes that are designed to push your buttons. By facing up to these challenges you will refine your principles, gain courage, and develop your character. Before you respond you should ask yourself what you truly believe then take a stand. Some of the energy that is around you and the things you are dealing with represent the natural cycle changes as we prepare to move into a new moon at the end of the week. You are advised to pay attention to your intuition and to go within to seek a better understanding of things before you respond to them. It might also be wise to keep some things to yourself for now. Have trust in the constantly changing nature of the Universe. What may seem like a negative situation on the surface could be masking the opportunity for a fresh start. Take the time to nurture both the spiritual and physical aspects of your life now. Stay open to surprises and unexpected opportunities. Don’t make assumptions about how things will be before you start working on them. Anything could happen if you leave room for possibilities and trust that the Universe has your back. The structures and systems you have built in your life are being shaken up. You are going to find yourself needing to think in a new way. Take a look at the deeply held assumptions in and around your life– do they serve you? You may be facing a call for major changes in your thinking and in your life. No matter what happens this week self-growth and new challenges are likely to be a big part of it.