Although this cycle shapes an inordinate number of people at one time, it occasionally can have a personal effect. It tends to create an atmosphere of openness to what before seemed too much to handle. This may mean that circumstances bring you into contact with intense issues of a lasting significance. It is possible that you have no choice but to accept what is before you no matter how acute it appears. Sometimes you may distort the reality despite its explicitness because some things or some people are too fearful to face.
This period provides you with the ability to soften those elements that cause you the most distress when you are honest in addressing the dark as well as the light sides of who you are. Although you can awaken disturbing elements that you prefer to hide, you also can access the passion within you that motivates you to succeed. You may have a clearer awareness of the meaning of gain and loss and their undivided connection to each other. By not excluding anything, you can comprehend the totality of any situation. Embracing the extremes that comprise you and those around you can bring an insight into the nature of life that helps unify opposites.
An undermining of your power may occur especially if you are used to exercising it vigorously. While other people or conditions that elude your influence can make it difficult to reach the end you want, you also may lose some of your drive to persevere. This period tends to introduce options where before they were not even a consideration, so that you can widen your scope when it has become too narrow or too obsessed with a particular interest. A weakening commitment for a specific task can mean that you need to assess truthfully its importance since this cycle can imperceptibly shift your intentions without you knowing it.
The clues are there, however, if you pay attention, and you can better attune to the appropriate rhythm for achieving what you want. While the nature of life moves from beginning to end and back to beginning again, there is a difference in the experience depending on the motivation. Often fear is the driving force behind actions to succeed which can leave you empty when the goal is reached so that another objective must take its place. When what you desire strikes you at the very core, its attainment means greater satisfaction rather than a hunger for another conquest. This period can make clear those pursuits that are unfulfilling by dissipating their hold and making more accessible those passions that truly compel you.