Intense interactions may occur during this cycle. You tend to communicate more forcefully than usual, and you often hold strong opinions. You may find yourself taking sides over issues, as it usually is difficult for you to stay neutral in any discussion. Circumstances or people may challenge your ideas. While this may prompt you to defend your positions, it is likely that you encounter information that may have a significant impact upon the way you think. This can be a period that changes your entire perspective, especially if you rely on the views of others. This interval may require you to think for yourself and to deepen your reflections.
This is an excellent time to probe below the surface to find answers. Superficial conversations may have less appeal than do exchanges on topics with more substance. Any pursuit that you commence now, which allows you to connect more meaningfully to people, to ideas, or to yourself can have a long-term effect. You benefit from all types of learning during this cycle since you generally have a desire to know more; you often are not satisfied with what is obvious. Not accepting facts at face value favors problem solving of all kinds. You can ask tough questions, and you likely are unafraid to doubt what others take for granted.
It is possible that you speak assertively, and you may try to dominate others with your knowledge. You likely think that you are right or that you know more, and it is likely that you do. However, coming on too strong can alienate others. You may not accept advice easily, although you can give it without hesitation at times. Having to make important choices may confront you now. Although you may lack the mental flexibility to consider all options,
your uncompromising viewpoints are often very useful in staying focused on what really matters, which makes any decision easier.
While you may enjoy games during this period, you likely prefer those that require some effort or that challenge you. Even your daily activities may have a greater sense of urgency than usual, and you may need to take care not to push yourself too hard mentally. Knowing when to put something down may prove difficult because you tend to persist until you resolve what puzzles you. Compulsive thoughts may keep you on the move. Your inquiries usually bring you very useful information, and depending on how far you want to investigate will determine the depth of knowledge you attain.